Julie McLaurin - Wynstream Labradors
Julie started Wynstream Labradors over 35 years ago and with the guidance from very good friends achieved the breeding lines she has today. ‘I love Labradors, the breed is very dear to my heart and I couldn’t imagine myself with any other breed’ she said.
Before Labradors Julie had show horses and competed for many years at top level. Her companion at this time was a Labrador called Beauty, when she passed on Julie decided to find a breeder to get another companion. The bitch just happened to be good enough for Julie to show and she was bitten by the bug, enjoying this hobby ever since.
Julie travels to the mainland from Tassie every year to attend shows in SA and VIC and enjoys showing the dogs as well as catching up with friends.
She is very selective about the number of litters she breeds each year, ‘I have the trust of some Labrador breeders from USA, UK and Europe who have sent me quality semen that has enhanced my lines’ Julie said.
Multi BISS/Multi BOB Royal Show Ch Wynstream Royal Stewart (Flynn, pictured top) is the choice of Labrador Retriever Breeder/Judges and International Judges alike, winning BISS in Victoria and Adelaide and RUBISS at the Sydney Labrador National as well as numerous BOB at Royal Shows under well know breed speciality and International Judges.
In May of this year Julie travelled to Victoria with two youngsters who were only 8 months old. Wynstream Just Smokin (Axel, pictured below) went Reserve Dog CC and Minor Puppy in Show while his sister Wynstream Careless Whispers (Anna) was Opposite Minor in Show. The Judge was a Breed/Specialist and who wanted to take Axel home to Finland!
Julie was introduced to Royal Canin many years ago at a dog show, taking home a sample she has been feeding Royal Canin ever since, over 12 years now. ‘Royal Canin has everything in it that a dog needs to grow and maintain condition. My dogs have super coats and I feel feeding Royal Canin has enhanced this, I wouldn’t feed anything else’.