CONGRATULATIONS to Freda & Kenneth Lupton (pictured) who
celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on 24th October 2002.
Freda and Kenneth are known to many people in the world of dogs for their breeding and showing of Labradors, from the late 1950s when they first established the Dorrfield affix and through the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s during which time they enjoyed many successes with several homebred dogs. One notable show success outside of Labradors was a Beagle Champion Dorrfield Wendover Twiggy, who claimed her title in 1969 and about whom Kenneth was often heard to say, "She is such hard work to show give me a Labrador anyday!.
Labradors have always been Fredas favourite, although other breeds have featured over the years Irish Setters, Beagles and Bassets. Many puppy exports were made to Europe and of those several went on to become Champions and International Champions. To this day the Dorrfield name can be found in many European Labrador pedigrees.
Freda and Kenneths love of Labradors continues to the present day as they still hold a small kennel of now retired Labradors along with a rogue breed a Miniature Schnauzer who "lives in".
A celebration party will take place at Dorrfield this coming weekend where their four children, their grandchildren and their great-grandchildren, will all join Freda and Kenneth.