The genesis of Jabil Kennels began in 1946. Jessie Young, newly married and moved from New Jersey to New Hampshire, bought a Collie. Jessie, a life-long animal lover, worked to transform the once-shy puppy into a confident adult, eventually earning a CDX obedience title. Along with three children, Jessie raised Collies as a hobby. One of her obedience instructors suggested a kennel prefix: Combine the JA of Jessie's nickname Jay, with the Bill from her husband Bill, and Jabil Kennels was born. Through the years a Doberman, Beagle, German Shepherd, 2 Dalmations, a Great Dane and 2 Toy Poodles were part of the Jabil household. In 1969 Jessie and her daughter Barbara bought a Pomeranian and became active in dog shows. Grooming skills were honed during the two decades of showing Poms and Shih Tzus, with Terrier stripping, Cockers and Coated Breed skills. On 4/1/72, Jessie and Barbara officially opened JABIL KENNELS as a Boarding and Grooming Kennel, and had way too much fun as a mother/daughter partnership until Jessie's death in 2006. Barbara continues the tradition.