Since Springfield Kennel’s establishment as a breeding facility in 1970, Shirley Costigan spent almost 40 years dedicating her life to providing quality pets and quality pet care for dog lovers everywhere. She prided herself in producing top show, hunting Labrador Retrievers that were both champions in the show ring, and successful in the field. She produced over 50 show champions including multiple Best in Show wins and Top Labrador in Canada. Many of her dogs held obedience titles, gun dog and working certificates.
Shirley and her dogs are highly respected, with Springfield Labs located across North America and as far away as New Zealand. Shirley has even supplied the US Navy with Springfield Labs to be trained for specialist detection work on ships at sea.
Shirley was one of the founders of the Labrador Retriever Club of Canada and is a lifetime member of the CKC.
Shirley's son John and has been involved with dogs and the kennel for most of his life. He lives on the property and as an avid dog lover, loves visiting with our many returning guests who know Springfield Kennels as their “home away from home”. John carries on the family tradition of providing excellent pet care.
Haven joined Springfield’s team of pooch enthusiasts this past spring and has a gift for understanding the individualities and needs of each of our special guests. She is an all-around animal lover and is in turn beloved by all of our happy campers!