Justes B Labrador Retrievers, Reg.

Justes B Labrador Retrievers, Reg. was established in 1966 by Juxi Burr and husband Dan.  Juxi’s life-long interest and involvement with dogs began with her mother, Kiku Kennedy.

In 1951, Kiku, husband Vern and their daughter Juxi, moved to New Mexico.  Shortly after their arrival, they established New Mexico’s first boarding kennel –  New Mexican Kennels.  The kennel was built next to their home; an old sheepherders shack, located on the hilltop where it resides today.  In 1970, Kiku and Vern passed the business down to  Juxi, and son-in-law Dan; they enhanced the operation to one of the Top Rated Businesses in Albuquerque and set the standard for the industry within the state of New Mexico. New Mexican Kennels has since expanded and remains today, the oldest, and one of the most respected pet boarding facilities in New Mexico.

As a young woman, Juxi “cut her teeth” showing her mother’s Standard Poodles.  Her mother, Kiku, discovered Labrador Retrievers while at a party, where she met several “Labs” mooching food from guests.  It was love at first sight, and two weeks later, she acquired “Hexi,” a Labrador Retriever bitch.  Growing up, Labradors became Juxi’s passion, and in 1966, she founded Justes B (pronounced  “Justs B”) Labrador Retriever Kennel.  The kennel name, Justes B Labrador Retrievers is duly registered with the American Kennel Club.


Our Achievements

  • 50 + Champions
  • Multiple Champion Trackers
  • Junior Hunters
  • Senior Hunters
  • Master Hunters
  • Obedience Titled Dogs through UD
  • Agility Dogs
  • Search and Rescue Dogs
  • Drug Dogs
  • Cadaver Dogs
  • Stud dog: Sired 15-Guide Dogs for the Blind

Current Affiliations

Juxi’s commitment to preserving the purpose of the Labrador Retriever breed has never wavered.  She is active in the following organizations:

  • Sandia Dog Obedience Club, member since 1952
  • Board of Directors –  Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.
  • Judges Education Committee – Labrador Retriever Club, Inc.
  • Board of Directors – Rio Grande Kennel Club, Albuquerque, NM

Justes B Labrador Retrievers, Reg.

We hope you enjoy this video featuring pups from our last two litters. We breed very selectively. Our focus is on preserving the structure, temperament, and the versatility of the Labrador Retriever. 

We do not have puppies available at this time, however, Juxi is available to consult with you and help you find a Labrador Retriever to meet your needs.

Ch Justes B Traviss Kendrew

At stud to approved bitches


CH Yellow Roses Rio Bravo MH  x  CH Justes B Zombra Tonks JH

A Few Words About Traviss
  • Traviss is the result of generations of conscientious breeding by Justes B Labrador Retrievers
  • Traviss finished his championship with two 5-point majors
  • Traviss received an Award of Merit at the 2015 – Parent Club Specialty
  • Traviss received an Award of Merit at the 2015 Labrador Retriever National
  • Traviss is “childproof” and a delight to live with
Health Clearances
  •  Optigen – Normal – Date Issued: 11/04/2015
  • EIC  (Exercise Induced Collapsed) – CLEAR
  • D Locus/Dilute gene – CLEAR
  • OFA/Hips – GOOD – OFA # LR-217491G38M-VPI – Date Issued: 11/16/2015
  • OFA/Elbows – NORMAl – OFA # LR-EL70167M38-VPI – Date Issued: 11/16/2015

Juxi Burr, Canine Consultant

Juxi’s lifetime of experience with dogs is now available to you!

Breed Consulting

Juxi will consult with you and recommend the right breed or breeds of dog for you. She’ll take into consideration your lifestyle, age, and the size and configuration of your family.

Breeder Referral

Juxi will use her experience and contacts in the world of purebred dogs to locate a puppy or adult dog from a respected, responsible breeder, for your consideration.

Public Speaking

Juxi is passionate about her work and that passion shows in everything she does. If you’re looking for a speaker for your next meeting or conference, please contact her to discuss the subject matter and your requirements. 

Ask a Question

If you have a question about dogs – whether it’s training, health, fitness, or just about anything else relating to dogs, Juxi is available to consult with you. 


Labrador Retriever, Inc

 AKC’s Parent Club for the Labrador Retriever in America

Rio Grande Kennel Club

The Rio Grande Kennel Club is an AKC member all-breed club, serving Albuquerque, NM, and surrounding communities. The RGKC was founded in 1932 and is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit canine advocacy group.

The American Kennel Club

Information, Education, Labrador Retriever Rescue Groups and Events for the American Kennel Club (AKC )

Sandia Dog Obedience Club

Albuquerque, NM

Obedience, Conformation, and Agility Classes

Obedience Training a Novice Beginners Guide

 By  Juxi Burr & W. “Robby” Robbins

“The Robbins/Kennedy/Burr relationship has a long history in “dogdom.” With this said, I am so pleased to have found Robby’s Booklet on Novice Obedience Training as he gave these booklets to his trainees and friends.

My mother, Kiku Kennedy, was a recipient of these booklets and fortunately, I had one on my bookshelf.  I thank Robby for this wonderful “Obedience Bible” as the old techniques of training are still the core of how dogs are trained today.  While Robby is no longer with us, the work and his basic techniques are still relevant today.  Yes, research has discovered many new and rewarding things about our canine friends, but the basics on how we train and handle dogs are still very much in place.”

— Juxi Burr

To purchase Juxi’s book Obedience Training, a Novice Beginners Guide for $7.95 plus shipping, please contact New Mexican Kennels at (505) 344-0158. A Customer Service Representative will be happy to accept a credit card payment and ship a copy(s) to you.

Contact Us

For information on Juxi’s consulting services, stud dogs, or planned breedings.

Email: justesblabradors@gmail.com // (505) 250-7044