All our labs are house dogs enjoying being under foot, with a chew toy or ball or just napping in a cozy spot.
We're involved in Obedience, Rally and Breed competition. Our girls have OFA hips and elbows, Cardiologist Echo heart exams, annual CERF exams, Optigen and EIC statuses.
The one thing about labs is that they love to both work and smooze! Take a few minutes to visit with our girls and don't forget the dog biscuits!
John Keeler Jr. and Gretchen Pinkel
We are also looking forward to pups in 2015 - we have bred our girl Carmen to BPISS Dalwater Martini at Rycroft ("Marti") - we expect pups to arrive the beginning of March 2015. We are also planning on breeding our girl Suzie this spring! Both blacks and yellows are expected! (Winnie below is one of Suzie's pups.) Please feel free to email me for additional information!
I don't know about the rest of you but I'm dreaming of some warm weather and of course some outdoor shows coming up later in the year! We'll be on the pursuit of Chewie's RAE and enjoying Carmen's and Winnie's first ventures in the rally ring!
Our girl Winnie is grown up! I know I've said this for a while but I really do need to create her own page! Here's a picture of her at 7 months and first attempt at getting some stacked pictures of her:
2014 was a great year at shows! Chewie picked another leg toward her Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) Title and Suzie earned her Rally Advanced title! Then this fall at the Burlington VT trials Suzie earned her Rally Excellent title in 3 straight shows with a bumper leg to boot! I was so excited and pleased with how she did! It really is a lot of fun to be out and about with 'the girls'. Learning, keeping positive and importantly having a good time - whether we qualify or not - are the the most important things!
I do have to give a big shout out and congratulations to 3 of Chewie's puppy families - Olive earned her CGC, Willoughby earned her TD and her TDX ! and Lola earned her CGC !!! Way to go girls!
Here are some show scenes with our girls from previous years!