Tekuri Kennels is run by myself Tahi Spinks, my partner Rebecca Kellas and our three children Zavai, Zaleah and Zee-Jay. I have had a passion for Labradors for some time now and Rebecca’s is growing by the day.
We live in Waihi on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand on our 17 acre property which we envisage growing into a world class Gundog breeding and training establishment in the years to come. I am a Star Field Trial Judge on the Retriever Panel, A Panel Judge on the Walk-up/Natural Game Panel and have competed with relative success over the years, my real passion lies more in the training of young dogs, there is something really rewarding about seeing a dog “Get It” for the first time. We are working hard with some friends who hold the same values in their Labradors to really improve the quality of the "Dual Purpose Labradors" in this country and I have to say we are really happy with where the breeding programme is headed. We also have a springer spaniel Molly and we hope to move forward with the development of a sound breeding program with her as the foundation bitch.