ABOUT EAST HARBOR GUNDOGS LLC
Harbor Gundogs LLC, located in east Grays Harbor County near the Chehalis River Valley and McCleary, Washington,
is owned and operated by John & Nancy Farrow. Before opening our doors in the spring of 2011, we had been training
our own Labrador Retrievers over the previous thirty
years, primarily for duck hunting. In 2001 we acquired our first Pointing Lab, and began using those dogs for upland
hunting as well. We have been breeding Labrador Retrievers since 2005.
East Harbor Gundogs LLC is a small, professionally owned and operated breeding
facility that will produce 1-3 litters of puppies every year. Don't
let the expression "small breeding facility" fool you one bit - we have some truly extraordinary dogs. Our dog acquisitions and the puppy litters we produce with them are
carefully thought out in order to provide you the best experience possible with your Lab Puppy as a hunting
companion and family pet. All Sires and Dams
are thoroughly tested to ensure you receive a healthy puppy, and our puppies are backed by a 26 month replacement
guarantee on hips & eyes. At East Harbor Gundogs we're very proud to make some of the
best quality American Labrador Retrievers on the market available for your waterfowl and upland bird hunting.
|2001 PACIFIC FLYWAY REGIONAL DUCK CALLING CHAMPION
|BLUEBILLS ON THE COLUMBIA
|WATERFOWL HUNTING SINCE 1974
John Farrow, a native Washingtonian originally from Seattle, retired from a 35-year
career in law enforcement in 2008. An avid bird hunter since 1974, John acquired his first Labrador Retriever in
1980, and has had hunting dogs in his life ever since. Having lived on both sides of Washington State, John's dogs have
hunted Toppenish Creek mallards, Rattlesnake Ridge and Bickleton area chuckars, Yakima River-bottom quail, and both Yakima
Valley corn and Walla Walla Wheatfield pheasant - as well as waterfowl and upland birds in the Thurston-Grays Harbor-Lewis-Skagit-Island
County areas of western Washington, sea ducks on salt water, and Columbia River birds on both sides of the state.
Although John has
hunted upland birds a good portion of his adult life, it is waterfowl hunting, duck calling, and training his dogs to hunt
with him that have been John's absolute passions. In 1998 John organized the first world-sanctioned duck calling championship
in Washington State in nearly thirty years, held at the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club in Olympia, Washington. That competition,
while run elsewhere and by others today, is still alive and well. While competing in calling contests from 1998-2002
John never finished higher than 4th at the Washington State championship, but he did win the 2001 "Pacific Flyway Regional"
duck calling championship, held in Burbank, Washington. John has also been a member / officer of Washington Waterfowl
Association since 1998.
Nancy Farrow, a former police
officer in California and now working as a registered nurse, moved to Washington State in March 2009 from her horse/cattle
ranch in southcentral Oregon, where she had lived for the previous 17 years. Besides raising cattle in Oregon, Nancy
raised and trained Thoroughbred horses for several years, which became her transitional platform to begin training dogs. Nancy
frequently trades places, from "dummy launcher" (smile) to handler in hunt test and retriever training, is photographer
for many of the pictures on this website, and enjoys time at the gun range as well as in the field hunting birds.