Ricky Ross Moloney started his apprenticeship at Willowyck kennels with Alan Thornton and Tess Lawrence . After nearly 18 years learning the trade , with his wife Sandra he set up Ribblesdale Labradors . 2017 will see them complete 10 successful years in which time the business has gone from strength to strength. Having made up several dogs to FTCH status and running in the retriever championship s numerous times . The summers are spent with lessons, classes and residential dogs for all different disciplines. From August 12th Ricky is picking up and shooting over his dogs throughout the season.