Otterway Farm is located in the Gippsland Lakes Region of Victoria, 2 hours from the ski fields of Mount Hotham and 5 minutes from the 90 mile beach and the largest river system in Australia. Our Labradors love their visits to the beach, creeks, rivers and lakes in the area.
We have 20 acres on which the dogs have room to run, explore, swim in dams and just be dogs. This is very important to us- our dogs are able to 'just be dogs' They are very much part of our family and are with us all the time just doing whatever it is we might be or lolling around on the deck in the sun.
Once our dogs are retired from breeding and showing they remain here and live out their days; they are part of our family. That said, our 9 year old Clementine still enjoys heading to shows to strut her stuff in the Veterans class!
The patriarch of Otterway Farm is Angus, a grand old black Labrador
who came with us from New Zealand and at the age of 14 years
he is still the alpha and manages to keep the younger pups in line.
At Otterway we aim to breed sound, healthy Labradors with excellent
temperaments and conformation.
Our Labradors are DNA tested to identify any hereditary diseases or traits they may carry prior to
breeding. We also undertake hip and elbow scoring to ensure they are unlikely to develop or pass on hip
or elbow dysplasia.