Marifield Retrievers licensed kennels have been established for nearly nine years.
Maria, owner of Marifield, said: “I chose this activity because of my great love of dogs and, at the time of starting my kennels, I was working as a veterinary nurse in a veterinary practice in Almancil, which gave me a very useful grounding in animal husbandry.”
Maria started a small breeding programme with Labrador and flat coated Retrievers.
“Both breeds make wonderful family dogs because they are kind and reliable with adults, children and most other animals,” she said.
All the dogs have every available health check for their breeds including hips, elbows and eyes as is compulsory in Kennel Clubs in the rest of Europe and USA.
Maria also offers boarding for all breeds as well as training, bathing, grooming, a taxi service and day care.
“The day care service is for people who occasionally have to be out all day and don’t want to leave their dog alone.”
All the dogs are fed Royal Canin but owners can specify a particular diet or bring their own food. Personal attention is paid to dogs with medical conditions and administration of medication is always adhered to rigorously.
The kennels are spacious, airy, insulated and have shelter from sun and rain. The paddocks are large and secure with plenty of shade.
The Marifield Kennels are in a country location between Loulé and São Brás de Alportel, 15 minutes from Faro airport.
For more information, please telephone 960 491 687/ 927 891 687 or visit www.marifield.com.