Animalcouriers are looking forward to the return of the Bearstone Labradors.

In 2008 we shipped what was then a family of 12 to Ontario, Canada, for Keith and Alison Edwards. Now 18 Labradors and one French Bulldog (who thinks he’s a Labrador) are returning to England, and we are pleased to be shipping them home.

Like all very important people, they are not all travelling together on one plane. Instead, they’re travelling in several groups, arriving over a period of a few days at London Gatwick:

29 April — Jake, Jess and Alfie
30 April — OJ, Merlin and Trooper
1 May — George, Wiggles (the would-be Labrador) and Ace
2 May — Ellie, Star and Thunder
4 May — Abby, Megan and Panda

Also arriving on 4 May into Manchester with Keith and Alison are Mia, Gemma, Tanya and Poppit.

Jake and Jess don’t have full passports yet, so we’re taking them straight to Calais in our quarantine van to stay with colleagues who are breeders of Chocolate Labradors. Alfie is going to kennels where he’ll await his kennel-mates as they come in three by three and four.

Here are some of the gang: