At CHANPEMA KENNELS we exhibit and bred all three coloured labradors, although we specialise in the Chocolate coloured Labrador Retriever. We started showing in 1995 with our first Labrador CH ELORAC BORIS BROWN (Boris) from ELORAC Kennels. He became the first chocolate Labrador to gain his show title here in South Australia. Since then we have breed our own Labradors under the CHANPEMA prefix since 1998, as well as bringing in other dogs from several kennels to establish our lines. Our kennel name was formed from the first two letters from the family’s name, Peter, Anne, Chevaun and Mathew Smith. We have been able to title many Chanpema Kennel breed dogs, including the first Chocolate Labrador Bitch to gain her show title in S.A. As of 2009 we have titled 23 Labradors, 11 Border Terriers and 2 GWP. Of the 23 Labradors 17 we have bred and 6 of them have been the rarer chocolate colour.
In 2004 Border terriers were introduced to our Kennel. Our first Border Terrier Ralph was bred by Apamura Kennels although he is all Stormvale lines, and since we have purchased two dogs from Stormvale kennels. In early 2006 we titled our first Border Terrier Ch Stormvale Borda Bardot. We now breed Border terriers under the Chanpema prefix and campaign Chanpema Border Terriers.