Diamond Brook Kennel


Rodney and Barbara Mack began Diamond Brook Kennel in 1982. Rod left teaching high school and completing a Master’s +45 program to “go to the dogs”. His passion for training dogs needed to be supplemented and a complete immersion in the dog business was the answer.

Barb was a buyer in a large department store and began her journey in support of her husband, her artistic eye, as well as her love of pets complemented this endeavor perfectly. When the reponsibility of becoming DBK’s head groomer was thrust upon her, she hired a 20 year veteran of grooming and began her new career. The experience gained over the last 29 years of grooming and education has made her reputation of one of the finest ‘finish’ groomers in the area.

After having been around working dogs professionally for nearly 30 years, we think that we know a little bit about what makes a hunting dog tick. In a nutshell I call it desire, motivation. Without self-motivation a good employee will never be. So it is with dogs. We do not breed for color at Diamond Brook. If it happens, it happens, but we refuse to breed for one characteristic, especially when recessive genes are involved that can carry along other recessive genes. We are concerned with the overall athletic working ability in the healthiest package we can find, not the length of his tail. This does not mean that our hunting dogs are “ugly”. If a breed judge looks at an animal, their first overall impression gathers attention. This is our concern. Your overall impression is that of a pleasing, balanced animal.

Diamond Brook Kennel is a pet boarding, pet grooming facility and Labrador breeder that offers Garmin dog training equipment, Labrador Retrievers, pet supplies, pet food, and dog training near Rutland VT. We have been serving the Vermont area since 1982. We pride ourselves on our customers satisfaction. We produce great hunting dogs.


Diamond Brook Kennel is a pet boarding and pet grooming facility. We board dogs, cats and exotics.

Hunting Dog Training

Call for any questions you may have about any of our hunting dog training programs and availability.

Hunting Dogs - Puppies and Started Dogs

Pleas give us a call about our puppies, started dogs and upcoming litters for 2016

Training Equipment and Supplies

Garmin Electronic dog training equipment and more. Give us a call.

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Contact Information

Diamond Brook Kennel

Rod Mack, Head Trainer
4597 Route 30 - Hubbardton
Brandon, Vermont 05733

Phone: (802)273-2941