Robert & Barbara Gilchrist
Rochester, WA   360-273-5462


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Welcome to Blackthorn Labradors.  We are located just south of Olympia, the capital of Washington which is known as the "Evergreen" state.  We have been busy over the last 50+ years showing, training, hunting, obedience trialing, breeding, judging and loving our Labradors.  Being the only Charter Member still active in the Rose City Labrador Retriever Club, I have held almost every position in the RCLRC, and also enjoy being a member of the Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Association and the National Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.

All of our breeding program today is based on our legendary Multi Best In Specialty Show Am. Can. Ch. Monarch's Black Arrogance, CD, WC, who was a very special dog of notable influence ... not only in our breeding program, but in breeding programs of numerous others around the world.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and the opportunity to meet our dogs, and to take a peek at our gardens along the way. 


Barbara and Robert Gilchrist



Recent News and Brags


Multi BISS CH Somersun Blackthorn's Rockin' Robin

What a wonderful ride with such a bitch!  Robin wins Best Of Breed three days in row!  We are thrilled to announce Robin’s newest Championship Title as she is now “MBISS Ch. Somersun Blackthorn’s Rockin’ Robin”.  Thank you Katie Somers for working with me on the creation of such a lovely bitch.  And yes, she lived up to her name;  she rocked it ... as she should, being a daughter of our own sire "Bono", Ch. Blackthorn Rocks U Too!


Also at GGLRC our big yellow boy, “Wonder” went Winner’s Dog for his first points!  Now a Specialty winner in his own right.  Many thanks out to my friends Susan Huntzinger and Ellen Sparks for breeding our Handsome Wonderboy ... who is also sired by our Ch. Blackthorn Rocks U Too!




Dev finished his Championship on 8/18/16 at the Sporting Group Show and now is

CH Blackthorn Endeavour WC

Take a look at this lovely young boy and his exceptional pedigree and clearances!  He's also been producing some great puppies  and we're quite proud of him!





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