Cirius Kennels

Stormville, NY 12582

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Cirius Kennels is a family owned dog kennel located in Stormville, NY about 70 miles north of New York City in Dutchess County of the Hudson Valley Region.  We are currently raising our kennel of Labrador Retrievers who are used for hunting, search and rescue, and therapy work.  Brian and Jennifer are both Cornell University Graduates with a BS in Animal Science.  We offer dog training for all breeds of dogs and other services in Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. 

Cirius Kennels is now on Facebook!  Visit our page for updates, event notices, pictures and more. Become a fan and stay up to date with all of our upcoming news.

Now taking
     We have a Black, yellow and Chocolate litter of puppies
      Born: August 7th          Yellow and Chocolate pups still available
        Please call or email to reserve a labrador retriever puppy from this litter

        Pictures of each pup are posted on our facebook page and updated regularly

Sire: Cirius' Things That Go Boom

Dam: Cirius' Diggin for Candy

Boomer is a great hunting dog who loves goose hunting and people. He is well known at the local library for the Books with Boomer reading program with young children. To learn more about Boomer visit Our Dogs page.

Candy is our best waterfowl dog. Her favorite thing is sitting in the canoe getting ready for duck hunting. She is a wonderful family dog. To learn more about Boomer visit Our Dogs page.

Boomer was recently genetic tested for EIC (exercise induced collapse) and the results were clear.  He does not carry any genetic alleles for the disorder. EIC is becoming more prevalent in field labs and working labs in the U.S. It was recently discovered that the disorder has a genetic link. The research suggests that we attempt to breed dogs that are at least only carriers if not genetically clear in order to stop the spread of this disorder within the breed. In this upcoming litter, it is safe to say that none of the puppies should be affected by the disorder.

Pictures from Candy and Boomer's Litter from 2008

We are now taking deposits to reserve your pup. 
Please contact us via e-mail or phone if you are
interested in reserving a labrador retriever puppy from  the litter.
















Congratulations to Remy
Remy, our pup from the 2008 litter out of Candy and Boomer earned his AKC Junior Hunter title on Aug. 30, 2009 in four straight tests. Way to go Remy!

Visit our Events page to view pictures and videos of Remy in action.

Join us for "Books with Boomer"
During the months of June and July, Boomer will be at the East Fishkill Public Library for a reading program with school age children.  You can register online for your one-on-one time with Boomer and his handler.

The program is open to children in grades 2-5 that would like to spend time reading a story with Boomer and his handler.  The goal is to help children develop a love for reading.  Books with Boomer is modeled after various reading programs that have been developed to help children gain confidence reading and improve their literacy skills over time. Boomer is a trained and certified therapy dog who loves to be around children. The program utilizes dogs because they are do not judge, criticize or laugh.  The dogs are less intimidating than peers but still allow the child time to read out loud with someone present to help them through trouble spots in a book.  The children that participate in the program will develop increased self confidence over time, improve literacy skills and hopefully learn that reading is enjoyable because they have a "friend" to sit and listen to them read at their own pace.

The children can sign up for a 15 minute slot to read to Boomer.  They can bring their own books or use one from the library.  You may sign up as many times throughout the month as you wish.

You can read more about some of the reading programs that exist across the country:


We offer a variety of services including:

  • Obedience training - all breeds of dogs at various levels and needs from personal pets and AKC obedience training to dogs with behavior problems
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
  • Therapy Dog and Assistance Dog Training - We trained the first assistance dog for the Epilepsy Society of Southern New York. View the billboard of Hope and Sean for the Epilepsy Awareness Campaign.
  • Premium Quality Dog Food Sales
  • Tracking/Searching Techniques
  • Therapy Dog Services - Registered with The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs

Training tip:  For all of you that bought or received one of those adorable winter puppies, this summer/fall is a great time to start training your pup.  Most puppies are capable of beginning basic training at the age of 5-6 months old depending on the individual.  Don't wait until too many bad habits have developed before you think about training your new pup. By starting at an early age, you can avoid frustration and anxiety and will be on your way to an enjoyable partnership. 

Call or e-mail us today to discuss your needs and meet with us for a free evaluation.

















Some of the surrounding towns that we most often service include:  Fishkill, East Fishkill, Beacon, Hopewell Junction, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Beekman, Beacon, Wappingers, Carmel, Mahopac, White Plains, Holmes, Brewster, Pawling, Cold Spring, Newburgh, New Windsor, Marlboro, and more.