ABOUT US - The Oudshoorn Family, Trailrunners Kennels, Pet Resort and Labrador Retrievers

Trailrunners exists to strengthen and promote the healthy bloodlines of the Working Labrador Retriever in Canada and the World. Their mission is to produce a superior Labrador, whose purpose is to serve and benefit humankind in the most meaningful ways possible.

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Fran taking a break from puppy training

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The Oodshoorn Family

We live in "Canada's midwest" along the edge of the wilderness, on a private lake in North central Saskatchewan Canada, near the village of Big River.

Our kennels are not separate from our home, but are actually right attatched and inside our home. Pups are whelped and raised in the house, and all of the dogs come in for the night to get a good rest, and to have consistent human interaction plus training tune ups and drills.

Fran, Caleb, and Phoebe with the CKC Judge at the Lloydminster Obedience Trial in 2006, where all 3 dogs won titles and also High Score in Class! Mom and Jr Handlers were very pleased to say the least! These dogs were trained in obedience by... "our whole family".

Hunt Test Title on "Purdy" at Saskatoon Retriever Club


Caleb, with the CKC judges when he received his first obedience title with our Trailrunners Birdy Brune, the chocolate Lab that he trained as his 4H club dog.

He not only did that but he got High score in the class. No wonder his smile is so big!!!

This was at the Saskatoon Kennel and obedience Club CKC sanctioned trials on September 2 and 3 2006



The fun in the pictures above were just part of a typical day here at Trailrunners Kennels, and the Oudshoorn home. The one on the left shows a temporary enclosure that some of our dogs were staying in, while other kennels were under construction. After a dog burrowed a big "cave" it invited some fun exploring!

- Field day Training Retrievers

We live "in the forest fringe" on a private lake in North central Saskatchewan Canada, near the town of Big River, in the hamlet of Bodmin.

We live at the borders of vast wilderness, (Only the bottom 1/2 of Sask is flat and treeless), yet we are located along highway 55, so we have access to cities within a reasonable driving distance. On a map we appear on the "Wild West Side" of the Prince Albert Natnl. Park about half way up. We are just over a two hour drive straight up from Saskatoon.

On our land around our home you might see various wildlife, and on the lake there is an endless variety of birds and waterfowl. On our many trails you will find upland birds like partridge and grouse.

We are not so far away to be out of reach. We get dogs and visitors from all over western Canada and beyond. Trailrunners Pet Resort and Training Center is is a great place for any dog and owner to visit, stay, play, and learn! Ask about our "Just Me N' My Dog" package, and many other services that we provide for pets and their owners.

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Dog Training Services



We train ALL BREEDS for all issues including aggression, anxiety, "hyperness", and general disobedience.

Your dog gets expert training, and once the training is complete, we then teach the dog owner how to handle their "new" highly trained dog.

Our Labs





Trailrunners labs are bred to be the best, and will go to the best of homes. So we give them the very best right from the start.

Contact us to discuss becoming an owner of a Trailrunners pup or dog. We take deposits to hold pups.

Kennels & Boarding

>> LAKEFRONT PET RESORT - Giving your pets the best quality care while you're away.


Get in Touch

Trailrunners Labrador Retrievers,
Kennels & Pet Resort

Phone: (306) 469-8009

Email: info@trailrunners.ca

Address: Near Big River, SK


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