About Us

Since 1983

Ann Parris Kelley established Dove Hill Labradors in 1983.  Dove Hill, a historic estate, is located 1 hour south of the Washington Beltway off Route 29 or 45 minutes north of Charlottesville in Culpeper, Virginia. Ann breeds English labradors that are ideally suited as family companions, service dogs, and hunting partners.

Labrador Retrievers

Ann has bred all three colors of Labrador Retrievers since she was 14. Her love of dogs prompted a Bachelor of Science degree at Va Tech in Animal Science, where she concentrated on behavior and genetics.  Ann has attained numerous performance and breed titles with her dogs.  Over the years, Ann began to import some classic English bloodlines which have improved and strengthened her foundation blood.  Her goal has been and continues to be .... to breed and maintain the perfect temperament for whatever your goals may be.


Dove Hill is NOT a puppy mill.  We are a serious small breeding kennel.  We breed only a few litters each year.  Consequently, a waiting list is usually on hand. Our small specialized size ensures lots of hands on for every dog, every puppy, every day.  We are as dedicated to them as they are to us