Welcome to our site "The Balkenhof". If you want a dog, for work or just for pleasure, you can find it here.
We invite you to take a look at our boys and girls.
We are Alice Kwanten and Mathieu Leynen.
Our kennel, 'Het Balkenhof', is named after the region where it is situated : 'de Balken'.
It all began in 1987, when we bought our first dog: Laika, a white bitch. Laika was everything we expected: she was pleasant and good at tracking down lost dummys.
However, she was not good for breeding, so we bought Sweettrees Nina. She is the ancestress of our kennel and mother of many beautiful labradors.
We have been breeding for fifteen years now, and we brought out several real champions.
We do not only raise our labradors for hunting, they are also very pleasant home dogs.
For us, the character of the labrador is what counts.
We breed great dogs, with a free and open character and an enormous will to please, without becoming too servile.
We're especially proud of Qira, Toby and Killiƫn. They are presented on this website.