Ledgewood Kennel Proprietorship: Chip and Kirby Barrett


Kirby has been interested in animals for most of her life. In addition to 30 years' kennel experience, she has owned and been breeding Labrador Retrievers since 1975. Some of her other interests are her riding and driving ponies. She now drives her Haflinger horse and Shetland/Haflinger pony all over the countryside. Kirby also used to raise Cotswold Sheep on her farm in Millerton, and she has shown the sheep in locales as close as the Dutchess Country Fair and as far away as the North American International Livestock Exposition(NAILE) in Louisville Kentucky. Kirby's sheep have won the following awards:

  • National Champion Ewe
  • Reserve National Champion Ram
  • Best Fleece


Chip is responsible for the building of and maintenance of the kennel facility. The building is constructed using state-of-the-art materials and incorporates an advanced in-floor radiant heating system. Chip also has his own contracting and farming businesses.