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Katherine Lewis
Owner of Lewis Manor

With years of experience raising and training dogs, Katherine is in charge of the daily care, socialization and training of the Lewis Manor dogs and puppies. Katherine loves dogs and first learned about breeding growing up as her family bred AKC Airedale Terriers. Since Katherine was homeschooled, as part of her education she studied many Veterinary books and also volunteered a number of times at various veterinary offices where she observed office calls and went out on barn calls. Having been through many deliveries, Katherine brings her knowledge to the Lewis Manor nursery to ensure safe, healthy deliveries.

Katherine started researching labradoodles and got her first labradoodle in 2004. Moxie was naturally a performer and quick learner. Seeing her abilities, Katherine started trick training with her at a young age. Moxie has been Katherine’s right hand dog and was recently chosen for the main canine role in a movie. While on set, Moxie enjoyed performing and hanging out with the film crew. Moxie has been an amazing, intelligent dog and made Miles and Katherine fall in love with doodles!

With her border collie Freckles, Katherine started training for search and rescue at 17 yrs.old. Miles used to help her with search practice by hiding for Freckles in the woods. Rain or shine, hot or cold, his love for dogs (and secret crush on Katherine) made him a willing subject to sit out in the middle of 100 acres for long periods of time. :) At 18, Katherine joined a search and rescue K-9 unit where she and Freckles passed the NYS federation search and rescue certification. She volunteered on this K-9 search unit for 4 years and learned a lot about training search dogs and was able to work with some very experienced K-9 handlers.

Katherine has also taught dog obedience classes and worked as a trainer doing in home visits to help dogs and their owners communicate better. With training experience ranging from search and rescue dogs, trick training, obedience, behavior modification and therapy dogs, Katherine’s background and experience ensures that the Lewis Manor puppy raising and training program is first class.


Miles Lewis

Owner of Lewis Manor

A custom cabinet maker by trade, Miles uses his many skills to build things for the dogs and puppies like fences, whelping pens, inside play areas, etc. Miles works as the production manager in a high end cabinet shop in Syracuse four days a week and uses his free time to work on cars, juggle flaming torches, and decorate wedding cakes.

Miles loves dogs and enjoys playing Frisbee in the backyard with them in the evenings or skateboarding with them down the street. The dogs also like to accompany him when he fishes in the Seneca River behind their house.

He is good at dog obedience and has raised a labradoodle therapy dog who passed her therapy test at 6 months of age. Together, both Miles and Katherine’s backgrounds allow them to be a great team.


Robin
Veterinary Technician, Assistant


Robin is the Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Lewis Manor and also works full time as Katherine's assistant, managing the breeding program and puppy raising.

She worked as a Vet Tech at the Cornell large animal clinic for several years, and has also worked in the past as a Professional Barn Manager.  Grooming for a top level dressage rider, Robin  has spent several winters in Florida and also some time in Germany.  Most recently she managed a large private equine facility in Millbrook NY, where her duties also included the care of 4 dogs, including golden retrievers, chocolate lab and a boarder collie.  She has always loved animals and has owned several different breeds of dogs.  She currently has two Lewis Manor Labradoodles (Coco Puff and Honey Dew).  She loves to take them to classes and Coco Puff is a registered therapy dog who is very good at visiting the elderly.  Coco Puff also loves to do agility and Robin has enjoyed taking her to classes and training her.  


Emily
Office Manager


Emily is a mom to four. She works part time as our website administrator, bookkeeper and family liaison. Emily has always been a dog lover having owned Labradors and German Shepherds and is now enjoying her time learning about the very special Lewis Manor Labradoodles!


Erika
Office Manager


Erika is a recent graduate from Liberty University with a degree in Exercise Science. She has always had a love for animals and after moving to New York with her husband realized she wanted to work with animals. She works part-time with Lewis Manor helping with the care of the puppies as well as keeping their inventory in stock. She also works part time as a pack leader at Canines Unleashed Doggie Day Care in Liverpool, NY. In the past, she has devoted her free time to volunteering at humane societies; walking and exercising the dogs. She also was an apprentice horseback riding instructor for a therapeutic horseback riding program in Pennsylvania. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, running races, and blazing trails on a 4-wheeler. She also enjoys going on Missions trips around the world. She has been to 11 different countries, and has helped with many different projects in each one. She hopes to one day own her own dog training facility, but for now she is happy raising her new Australian Shepherd puppy and learning new things with the Lewis Manor Labradoodles.


Moxie

Resident Puppy Nanny   

Moxie loves being busy in the nursery watching the newborn pups and she’s always ready to clean them up after a meal or keep an eye on them. As the puppies grow, she supervises their play outside and makes sure there’s no fighting and things don’t get too wild. She also helps in the office by getting the phone when it rings and bringing it to us.

Moxie was our first labradoodle. We got her 7 years ago as a puppy and she’s been a wonderful member of our family. She knows an array of tricks and often entertains us with them. She’s done everything from being an A student in obedience classes, to training on a search and rescue team, and currently has 3 trick dog titles. She’s also been in a movie, playing the main part, a dog named Valentine.

When she’s not working, she enjoys swimming, fetching a tennis ball, and watching movies (her favorites being Milo and Otis and 101 Dalmations).

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Does this sound like your dream job?  We're always looking for valuable team members! Lewis Manor Labradoodles is dedicated to raising the best possible Australian labradoodle puppies, who are ready to grow up and be great, well rounded dogs in their families and communities.  We're about excellent customer service with the families who buy our puppies.  We're there for them every step of the way from initial questions, through the adoption process, to years later when they have a question about their senior doodle. We are a team of energetic, motivated people who love what we do and are always learning how to do what we do better. We are on a mission to raise Australian Labradoodles who have the best possible start in life and are always looking for other like-minded, motivated people to join our team. We offer exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions. Please e-mail Katherine if you're interested in a job with us!


Lewis Manor Staff