Donibruk Flat-Coated Retrievers is a family-oriented kennel located in Windsor, ME. Donibruk is focused on producing flat coats with excellent temperaments, conformation and working abilities. Donibruk is dedicated to each puppy being placed into homes where they are treasured family members. All Donibruk dogs and puppies are raised homeopathically with limited vaccinations and a diet of homemade food with little commercial kibble.
Donibruk is lovingly owned by Cookie Kelley who has been training animals for over 30 years. Her first experience with retrievers was on a hunting trip up north with a great old Golden Retriever named Sam. On the roads of the Great North Woods, Sam flushed Cookie's first ruffed grouse. Ever since, Cookie has been hooked. As a long-standing and well-regarded golden retriever breeder, Cookie trained 2 Senior Hunters and 14 Junior Hunters -- all of them owner-breeder trained and handled. Cookie went on to become a field judge, and she is also seasoned in the show ring. As a golden breeder, she produced 6 American Champions, 14 Canadian Champions, and showed a dog to the Hall of Fame, BVISS and a BIS.
In 2007, Cookie switched from her beloved Goldens to Flat-Coated Retrievers, following a passion to own and train a Flat-Coated Retriever. Her foundation bitch, Roxie, comes from Fishercreek Kennel in Ontario. Cookie has since established a successful breeding program, earning titles all owner-handled. She has received a BIS, Select Bitch at 2 National Specialties, twice won the acclaimed award for Number 1 Brood Bitch in the US. Cookie has produced 4 Champions, a Junior Hunter, 2 Grand Champions, a WCX, a RN, a BN, three CGCs and a Select Bitch at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (with a 2 year old).
Cookie actively trains her dogs in field, obedience, tracking and conformation. She has hosted numerous training events in difference venues. Cookie is a member of the Central Maine Kennel Club, the Penobscot Hunting Retriever Club, Guns Up Retriever Club, Owner Handler Association of America, Northeast
Flat-Coated Retriever Club and the Flat-Coated Retriever Club of America.
All of Cookie's dogs are owner-handled and are not only pets, but important family members of her family.
Donibruk has worked closely and collaboratively with Heirborn Flat-Coated Retrievers.