Labradors at WatersEdge


GCH WatersEdge John Quincy Adams MH, SHU, RN, CGC

Check on our Labrador Blog page to keep up with current happenings!

Our Labradors participate in many activities including: AKC Conformation Shows, AKC Obedience Trials,  AKC Hunting Retriever & Upland Tests, Therapy Work, WCF-O Canine Musical Freestyle and the Virginia Upland Classic Gun Dog Trials.  They are happy affectionate dogs who are lovely to look at and eager to please.


We have been breeding, training, hunting, and competing with our Labrador Retrievers since 1995.  Our AKC registered Labrador Retrievers are from show lines that can be traced back to some of the top show lines in the United States and England.  We are hobby breeders who breed selectively and only every few years.  Great importance is placed on temperament and physical soundness of our dogs and puppies.  All breeding dogs have age appropriate health clearances. Our puppies are raised in a family environment to assure proper socialization with people and dogs of all ages.

We are members of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc., the Labrador Retriever Club of the UK, the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac, the Northern Neck Kennel Club of Virginia, the Old Dominion Retriever Club,  the Mid Atlantic Hunting Retriever Club, the Rappahannock Bird Dog Training Club and the Virginia Upland Classic.

Elizabeth and Roger Atkins and WatersEdge Labrador Retrievers are located in the historic Northern Neck of Virginia, which is bordered by the Potomac & Rappahannock Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.  We are 70 miles from Richmond and Fredericksburg, Virginia and 110 miles from Washington, D.C.

We enjoy spending time on our 30 acres, including 5 acres of ponds, having fun with our friends, both canine and human. If you would like to meet our Labradors or find out more about us, just browse through our website.


Training Barn


One of 5 ponds


Agility Ring