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2013

JadePleasant Pine's Hidden Treasure CDX, MH, WCX, CC, CGC, "Jade" and Karen Kennedy, qualified at the 2013 Master National in Flint Oak, Kansas. Jade is completely Amateur Trained and Handled.

HR Birchangreen’s Rising Tide MH MNH4 qualified at the 2013 Master National in Fall River, Kansas. This is Tide’s fourth straight pass at the Master National. He is bred, owned, trained and handled by Nona King and Tara Yohan. This year Tide was handled by Buck Shope of Swift River Retrievers.

High in Trial at the June Specialty was AKC/Bronze GrCh, UKC CH Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, MH RA WCX. Bred, owned and trained by Gerrie Owren.

Snowden Hill Miss DaisyMae SH RA CD WCX CGC earned her own High in Trial in September at the PRLRC Specialty to finish her Companion Dog Title. DaisyMae has two Master Hunter legs, and is owned & trained by Gerrie Owren & Robin Anderson.

Grampian Lime Booful RN WC CGC earned three titles in 2013. ‘Sadie’ is Miss DaisyMae’s granddaughter and earned a WC, a Rally Novice title and her Canine Good Citizen title. All three titles were earned in July, August and September. Sadie is bred, owned and trained by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren.

Wade Remington CD EA CGC TDI earned his CD with THREE First Place Placements and he was Best of Opposite Sex in Veterans Sweepstakes at our June Specialty Show! Loved and trained by Elaine and Frank Capone

Bodhi Quinn CDX, JH, RA, CGC earned his Novice Agility Prefered (NAP) title this summer at trials at WWS in North Smithfield RI. Way to go Bodhi starting agility at 8 years old! Jen Quinn

HRCH.MEADOWMERE’S LEX MH MNH ‘11 ‘12 ‘13” Lex” is now in The National Master Retriever Hall of Fame along with 49 other MH Retrievers in the USA. Owners David and Nancy Corkum of VT and Fla. Our thanks to them and Paul & Dee Lance who have given us 9 years of thrills as he advanced with 52 Passes. Margaret Mitchell.

Little River Labradors is very proud to announce our first Junior Hunter, Nor’Land Naiad’s Right On Target At Little River JH. “Target” is the daughter of Nor’Land Naiad Hot Ticket MH and Black Mist Smoke MH QAA. Our little 44 pound powerhouse earned her title going 4 for 4 beginning with the Penobscot Hunting Retriever Club’s back to back series in Dixmont, Maine on July 20th and 21st, 2013. “Target” then went on to successfully complete the back to back Junior series at the Maine Retriever Trial Club on August 31st and September 1st, 2013 held in Burnham, Maine. We would like to give a huge thank you to Doris Aylward and Sukie Noble for this wonderful and talented young bitch. We wish to further thank Lois Munroe for getting “Target” started in her field training, our training group of Doris Aylward, Sukie Noble, Becky Whittmeyer, Sue Markle, Susan Stewart, and Joe Juza. A big thank you to all our Junior judges. “Target” is owned, loved, and trained by Joannie Viator and John Newman and is handled by Joannie.

Introducing......CHAMPION Falline Telemark, JH She is both our first champion and the first champion we have bred. HUGE, HUGE THANK YOU to Kathy Mines for making my dreams come true - you are a star! To Gerrie Owren, my friend, I could not have done it without you. And Diane Pilbin (Chucklebrook) - for starting us on this crazy journey.

Grampian Viking’s Aspen XTreme! BN, RN, CGC. At the Merrimack Valley Obedience and Rally trial in Amherst, NH Aspen, with a score of 198.5/200, took first place in the class and also ended up winning the prize for the Highest Scoring Lab Retriever in the whole obedience trial! Oh, and she also finished her BN title. Loved and trained by Penny Shultz.

The 2013 June Specialty saw GrCh Lola Tortola Viking JH RA CGC retire the Norland Challenge Trophy donated by Suki Field. To retire this trophy the same owners need to win it three times. Lola went on to win Best Hunting Retriever and a Judges Award of Merit. Thank you to Marion Lyons and Carole Coode, judges on Thursday. Lola also earned a leg towards her CD! Lola and all the Grampian Labradors are bred and loved by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren.

Grampian Lime Booful WC aka ‘SADIE’ earned her Working Certificate in July in brutally hot conditions at Burrage Pond. Thanks to the whole committee and judges for arranging the test and also maintaining a cheerful attitide in all the heat! Sadie is out of Grampian Bikini Bottom WC CC x CH Lobuff Hollyridge Osprey, bred by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren. Sadie also earned two Rally Novice legs at the June Specialty with placements and scores in this high 90’s.

ARCHEX UCD URO1 Grampian Raptor Mystique CD,GN,RAE,NAP,NJP,NFP,WC, TDI,CGC,CC “Merlin” (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC) finished his RAE and his GN titles on Thursday June 13, 2013 at the LRCGB Specialty, with all 1st place finishes. Merlin is owned, loved and trained by Barb Burri.

At LRCGB's spring hunt test, Ready Aim Fire! MH CD (Aimee) earned her Master Hunter title with help from owner/trainer/handler Rainer Fuchs. Four weeks later, at the Hudson Highland hunt test, Aimee fulfilled the qualification requirements for this year's Master National competition. Kaya (Timber Town Turn Me Loose) is also going to go to the Master National, her fifth (and last, she'll retire from competition).

Candy Acres Private Major, (CH Aquarius Lobuff Liddle Pvt Nicholas X Eternity’s Major Believer), was Reserve Winners Dog at Westminster this year, and took his second 3 point major at the New Brunswick Kennel Club in Edison NJ on Friday March 22, 2013 under Judge Jamie Hubbard. Gayle Abrams, Candy Acres Labradors.

Grampian Viking Aspen X-treme, RN earned her Rally Novice title with Owner/Trainer: Penny Shultz at the Labrador Retriever Club Rally Trial, garnering perfect scores. Aspen’s parents are Ch Danbridge Indiana Jones, WC x Bronze GrCh/UKC Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin MH RA WCX and was bred by Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson.

Ready Aim Fire! SH CD (Aimee) and owner/handler Rainer Fuchs successfully completed their winter training focus on obedience by earning the Companion Dog title at the LRCGB obedience trial with a 4th place and 2nd highest Lab in the class. Now back to field work!

AKC/Can Ch Grampian Tiki Torch, JH, WC became an AKC Champion on March 13, 2013 with four majors! The same weekend she earned her title she was also awarded BOS and Select, followed by two more Select wins for four Grand Champion Majors. Bred, trained and owned by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren, Tiki’s next job is as a Junior Showmanship dog for Julianna Mary Anderson.

2012

It was on 9/8/12 at the Saco River Hunting Retriever Club HRC hunt test in Buxton, ME that Poppa Llew earned his Seasoned title: HR SHR SR Snowden Hill Justa Fairview Illusion, JH, WCI. Loved trained and handlled by Cheryl Palmer.

Can Ch Grampian Tiki Torch, JH, WC earned her Junior Hunting title on September 12, 2012. Bred, trained and owned by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren.

Elaine Capone wanted to thank everyone at the June Specialty Shows for being so supportive in her first breed experience with the puppy bitch Grampian Hi’Ilawe (KONO) when she placed in their sweeps class. The sweepstakes money was donated by Elaine and Kono to Labrador Life Line, hoping that another dog will benefit from their success. (Ch Blackthorn Rocks U Too x Can Ch Grampian Tiki Torch, JH, WC) Kono went on to compete on Cape Cod, winning Best Puppy in Breed both days, and a Puppy Group IV too!

Thorn’s most recent accomplishment: He and Penny Shultz won the CRDTC’s Rena Fucillo memorial trophy for highest score team at the club’s trial in March. They did it with a score of 193.5 in Utility B. It was the first time Penny has ever won this trophy, and it’s really an honor to have Thorn and her name added to a plaque that contains the names of so many other wonderful obedience teams. Penny decided to semi-retire Thorn from competitive obedience over the summer, but brought him out one more time for fun. Winning this award was a really nice way to top off his stellar obedience career. The torch has now been passed to Little Miss Aspen! Owner/Trainer: Penny Shultz

Birchangreen’s Rising Tide MH MNH QAA qualified at the 2012 Master National in Alabama. This is Tide’s third straight pass at the Master National which earns him a spot on the Master National Hall of Fame. He is already qualified for the 2013 MN in Kansas. Earlier this summer he earned his third second place finish in a Qualifying Stake by placing 2nd at the Mid Jersey Field Trial. Tide is bred/ owned by Nona King of Birchangreen Labradors. He is trained, handled and co-owned by Tara Yohan.

What a year for Ch Grampian Sharp Shooter, JH, CGC, WC who finished in Topsfield during June 2012 after earning his CGC at this first Potomac and his Junior Hunter title and Working Certificate after only one summer of training. He subsequently was declared Junior Dog of the Year by the Yankee Waterfowlers Hunting Retriever Club! The dog nobody wanted is now living with his ‘dad’ Joe and two school aged kids while he waits for his next show in February .....WESTMINSTER! Shooter earned all his titles in just over a year between the ages of 5-6 once he returned to Grampian after his original man died tragically from cancer. Hooray for Shooter, the traveling man! Bred, loved, owned and trained by Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren and Jen Leitao (who always wanted to keep him).

Macgreggor’s Hollaback Girl CD, ASCA CD, ASCA RN, NW1 aka Gwen, got her Nosework 1 title in October at a trial hosted by Masterpeace Dog Training in Dighton Ma. Gwen also got 3rd place for her time in the interior search room. Gwen’s overall search time for the 4 elements was 2.02.16 sec. Gwen was bred by Beth Teixeira Gwillim and owned by Donna Gray.

Jade Maine 2012.JPGAt only 3 ½ yrs old, Jade “aka” Pleasant Pine’s Hidden Treasure, CDX, MH, WCX, CC, CGC , owned and trained by Karen Kennedy,  are going and COMPETING in the 2012 Master National in Alabama. Between the end of April 2012 and mid-July 2012, they passed 6 Master Test to not only complete our Master Hunter Title but also received her Qualification to go to the Master National. 

Jade and Karen are also a great obedience tean. Competing in only 4 shows in Novice, Jade and Karen were the 10th ranked Labrador Retriever in the country in 2011.

On Saturday, Cory and Joel competed in a very nice obedience trial put on by the local Corgi club. As some of you may know, until Cory came along, Joel had never competed with a dog in the Open class. Well, I’m happy to report that he and Cory got their first qualifying score in Open at this trial. Cory was a little laggy during some of the heeling, but perked up once all the jumping and retrieving began. However, overall, they had a very nice performance and ended up with a 3rd place. I was very proud of them both!

Finally, Aspen and I attended our penultimate puppy class on Sunday. Right now the class is focused on preparing all the puppies to take their AKC STAR puppy test next week during the last class. The STAR program/test is kind of like a pre-Canine Good Citizen test. To pass, the puppies must be under one year old (check) show that they know a series of basic obedience commands like sit and down (check and check) and that they come when called from a short distance (check!), will walk nicely on a leash for a short period of time with and w/o distractions (check!), will allow their owner to groom them, hug them and take things away from them (check, check and check) and that they are healthy, in good body condition and up to date on all their shots (check!!). If we pass, we will get a nice certificate and medallion from the AKC. I had never heard about this program before, but now, having taken part in it, I must say I think it’s pretty neat - and a great way to get people motivated to train their puppies! It’s always nice to have a goal! Penny, Joel, “Birthday Boy” Thorn, “NEW CDX CORY” Cory
and Ms. “almost a STAR” Aspen

Pleasant Pine’s A Bit of Mischief, CDX, MH, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC, aka “Mattie” owned, Handled, trained,bred and loved by Dick Kennedy completed her Master Hunter title with probably the best performance I have seen her do! She had 2 clean triple series, a lined blind in the first series, 2 nice blinds in the second series and a respectable 3rd series.

Karen Kennedy and her Black Lab; “Jade” aka Pleasant Pine’s Hidden Treasure, CDX, SH, WCX, CC, CGC, earned their CDX in 3 straight shows after finishing our CD in October 2011, going 4/4, We started our CDX journey in March 2012. At the Charles River Obedience Trial on 3/17/12 we got a 2nd place with a score of 192, a 4th place and 191.5 at New England Dog Training Club on 3/31/12, a 193 and 1st place at the RI show in Warwick on 4/14/12. Jade and I are also competing in Master Hunting Tests and have earned 2 Qualifying scores while working on our CDX. She needs 2 more to complete her Master Hunter title.

AKC GCh/UKC Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin MH RA WCX BISS BIS (Am/Can Ch Aquarius Centercourt Delight,JH,WC x Viking Zinka Dew,CD,JH,WCI,CGC,CC) All breeder/owner trained and handled to her hunting and obedience titles, Hildi is the FIRST female Grand Champion Master Hunter in the LRC Inc. Hildi is the FIRST Grand Champion Master Hunter to take BACK TO BACK SPORTING GROUP ONE HONORS! She did this in Syracuse, 2012 followed by a Group II in RI and another Group I in New Jersey. Hildi took Select Bitch after winning Best Hunting Retriever at the 2012 Potomac Specialty. Hildi is the THIRD AKC Champion Master Hunter yellow bitch in the record books of The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc, and the second in the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston. Hildi finished her AKC Champion title with three majors in six weeks. Hildi finished her Senior Hunt title in five out of five tests. Hildi finished her Master Hunter title in seven tests. Hildi finished her Grand Champion title with several Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex awards. Hildi never got lower than a 99 in any Rally Trials, and more often than not, received perfect scores. Hildi took time out of her training to raise two litters of puppies, is seven years old, and is still going like the Energizer Bunny. Thank you to all her supporters from her owners who love her: Gerrie Owren, Robin Anderson and Zach Orcutt.

2011

The 2011 season was full of fun and adventure for Pasta and me. We hit the ground running in Senior, we learned a lot from some very nice judges and titled in September at the Main Retriever Hunt Test. In July we earned our WCX which was a GREAT time! What a fun day that was. Having the hunting part of our lives under our belt we decided we would go for a Canine Good Citizen; try for a Conformation Certificate and we can’t forget the Companion Dog title. When all was said and done Pasta ended the year as Riverbenz Pasta Primavera CD, SH, WCX, CGC, CC. Patty Duddy.

Karen and Dick Kennedy and the Pleasant Pine Gang have had a GREAT 2011. Dick and Mattie, aka Pleasant Pine's A Bit of Mischief, CDX, SH, WCX,Can WC, CC, CGC, started the year by getting their 4th Master Hunter leg at the LRCGB Spring Hunt Test.

Then Karen and Cinder, aka Pleasant Pine's Making A Mark, UD, RA, SH, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC, finished her Rally Advanced Title at the LRCGB Specialty in June. All her Qualification were with placements and 1 Perfect score. Not bad for a 9 1/2 yr old.

Also in June, Karen and Jade, aka Pleasant Pine's Hidden Treasure, CD,SH,WCX, CC, CGC, finished her Senior Hunting Title, then went on to get her Working Certificate Excellent Title in July at the LRCGB WC. They continued working and got their Canine Good Citizen in August.

On September 24/25th, Karen and Jade started their Companion Dog work earning 2 Qualification scores at the Saccarrappa Obedience Trials in Maine with 2 second placements with scores of 197.5 and 196.5. At the LRC National Specialty (less than 2 weeks later) they finished their Companion Dog title with a 1st placement (195.5)  and then earned a bumper leg with another 1st place (194.5).

Jade also earned her 1st Master Hunter leg at the Maine Retriever Hunt Test on Labor Day weekend.


Karen and Jade - New CD

Also at the LRC National Specialty, Karen and Nigel, aka Cedarwood's Always Playing at Pleasant Pine, debut in the Conformation ring and placed 4th in all his classes.


Nigel -Yes he's chocolate - 6 months

And finally at the LRC National Specialty both Jade, Pleasant Pine's Hidden Treasure, CD, SH, WCX, CC, CGC and Sam, Pleasant Pine's Returned to Sender, CC, earned their Conformation Certificates. Sam is a dog we bred that has been returned to us after 9 1/2 yrs due to the fact the couple that bought him, after having children discovered their kids were extremely allergic to him.

Rainer Fuchs is pleased to announce that Kaya successfully completed this year's Master National in Rhodesdale, VA. No handles were required on any of the challenging marks. She's now a two-time qualifying dog and can therefore add the Master National Retriever (MNR) title to her name: Timber Town Turn Me Loose MH MNR UD VCD2 RE WCX.

Cathy Shea likes to announce that Luci finished her Master Hunter title at the Yankee Golden Retriever Club hunt test on Oct. 1, 2011. Luci is now Naiad I’m No Angel CDX MH.  Luci completed her title this summer by qualifying in 4 of the last 5 tests,  without needing to be handled on any of the marks!  Cathy would like to thank Luci’s breeder, Doris Aylward, for letting her have this splendid girl, and Dave Sears for all his advice and guidance.  Thanks  to Lois Munroe for her expert help, and to Cathy's training group for all the happy hours spent training and commiserating and celebrating.

Pattie Duddy is pleased to announce that Pasta earned her Senior Hunter title Labor Day week end at the Maine Retriever Hunt Test. She is now Riverbenz Pasta Primavera SH, WCX, CGC. Now on to Master.

Mother and son qualify for 2011 Master National --- Bob & Donna Pasquale are pleased to report that Ringo earned his Master Hunter title on June 18th .   On June 19th, he earned his Hunting Retriever Champion title at the Granite State Finished test.  Quite a weekend!  Ringo is now HRCH Layla’s Starr Keeper of Time CGC RE CD MH, not bad for a 3 year old.

Just two weeks later at the Southern Berkshire Master Hunt Test, both Ringo and his mother Layla (HRCH Diva’s Ready to Play Cream CGC RN CD MH) qualified for the 2011 Master National by passing their 6th Master Hunter test of 7 attempts. 

Laylal

Grampian Raptor Mystique (Merlin) and Barb Burri finished first place in LRCGB's 2011 Triple Crown competition. Jayhawks Cool Hand Luke of Little River (Luke) and Joan Viator came in close behind in second place.

Birchangreen’s Rising Tide MH MNR QAA qualified at the 2011 Master National in Maryland this Fall. Tide is bred, owned, trained and handled by Nona King and Tara Yohan of Birchangreen Labradors.

Riverbenz Way to Go Tristan, CD, MH qualified for the 2011 Master National at the Hudson Highlands Hunt Test. 

Chucklebrook Trudy at Snowbrook JH won the hunting retriever bitch class and got a JAM at the LRCGB specialty under the expert handling of Cassi Belli.  The next day she earned her third senior leg at the Shoreline Hunt Test and the following weekend she earned her title and a bumper leg at the Maine Retriever Test.  She is now Chucklebrook Trudy at Snowbrook SH (BISS CH Lobuff Bobwhite at Chucklebrook x Chucklebrook Silvercreek Tessa RN, CDX, MH) owner trained and handled. 

Rainer Fuchs's pup Aimee earned her Junior Hunter title at the Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club test on July 3. She is now Ready Aim Fire! JH.

Karen Kase reports that at LRCPV, Gypsybog’s St. Lawrence Lazy Days, JH, CD “Daysi” was awarded a JAM out of the Hunting Retriever Bitch class! She also won Best Hunting Retriever! At LRCGB, her daughter, Gypsybog’s Tennessee Swirl “Patsy Virginia Cline”, earned her CD and the following weekend earned her JH!

It is with great pleasure and pride that I would like to present my new Champion Master Hunter - CH Seawind’s Fergmar Edubard MH. Bear was bred by Pamela Ireland and is loved and trained by Johanne Ferguson. Handled by Kathy Mines, Bear finished his Championship in September and was the only CH/MH Labrador running in this years Master National. Watch for him in the obedience ring and running Qualifying in 2012. Many thanks to my husband John, Pam, Kathy Mines, Buck Shope, Bill and Anna Clark and all the people along the way that made this once in a life time achievement possible.

Maritime Serenading Spirit. Spirit earned her WCX under Judge Dave Sears at LRCB test this summer. Spirit earned her rally title at Nationals this fall. Spirit did not disappoint in the breed ring this fall, either. She won the Amatuer Owner Handler Class out of 25 at the Nationals. The following Day at the Friday show after the Nationals she won her class again and received a very nice looky loo in the winners bitch class. Spirit has been a joy to own but, so far, geting her SH was one of my favorite experiences with her. Anne-marie Galvin.

This was a good year for Danbridge Kathryn’s Emmy Award CDX, RE, CGC, TDI, CC. Emmy received her Rally Excellent title at the Wampanoag Kennel Club Rally Trial, on September 30, held at the Silver City Canine Training Center in Taunton. At the LRC Specialty in Brooklyn, Connecticut she passed the evaluation for her Conformation Certificate. She is now training for her UD and RAE titles with her owner/handler, Shirley Cardello and hopes to get these titles before she is ten.

MacGregor’s Hollaback Girl, lovingly known as Gwen, had a successful year. She earned her AKC CD, her ASCA CD and her ASCA RN. We are now getting ready for Open. Gwen is owned and very much loved by Donna Gray and bred and loved by Beth Teixeira. Thank you Beth for my very special girl.

ARCHEX UCD URO1 Grampian Raptor Mystique CD,RE,NAP,NJP,NFP,WC, TDI,CGC,CC “Merlin” Completed his WC at the LRC Labrador Nationals on October 15,2011. (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC). ARCHMX2,UCD,URO2 Burri’s Celestial Kestrel, CD,RE,NA,NAP,NJP,NF,CD-C, TDI,CGC,CC “Kestrel” finished her UKC URO2 Rally Title at the Marshfield Obedience Club trial October 1, 2011. (Ch Guideline’s Mastercard X Willcare’s Miss Directed, JH). She also finished her CD-C (Companion Dog Sports Program Novice title on 11/13/11). ARCHX URO1 Burri’s Lofty LadyHawke CD,BN,RE,THD,TDIRVA,CD-C, CGC,CC 2011 AKC ACE award nominee, “Hawke” finished her BN title at Springfield on July 8, 2011. She also finished her CD-C (Companion Dog Sports Program Novice title on 11/13/11) Hawke is CH Willcare’s Master of the Hunt CD, JX x MacDonald’s Majestic Madison. Merlin, Kestrel and Hawke are owned, loved, and trained by Barb Burri.

The news from Danbridge: GCH Danbridge Henry J was BOB at the LRC National Specialty under judge Jeff Gilmore. Hank has added another ( 4 ) Specialty BOB wins for his near record - breaking total of 14, also winning Jersey Skylands LRC both days and Raleigh Durham LRC one day, under judges Jean-Louis Blais, Pierry McLean and Sharon Celantano, respectively. Hank is currently the #1 Labrador Retriever - breed standings for 2011 and has accumulated 45 BOB’s to date. Way to go - Hank and Karen. We are also proud to announce that we finished a new conformation champion - Ch. Danbridge American Girl WC (Dollie) this Summer/Fall and she also got an official WC title at the National Hunt Test. Ch. Danbridge Black Pearl WC got her new hunt title at the National and also a leg towards her JH title. Danbridge Rumor Has It WC (Muffie) made dog #3 to pass her test for a Working Certificate at the National. Danbridge Pop The Cork (Poppy) went WB at Raleigh Durham under Judge Patty Block for her first 4 - point Major. Poppy’s sister Danbridge Ring In The New (Eve) was WB, BOW, BOS, and BBBE at Jersey Skylands under judge Pierry McLean.

Mary Bush’s Creek Boats Heaven Sent OA NF NAJ CL3 JH CGC WC “Midge” earned her AKC Novice Jumpers with Weaves Title, Novice Fast Title and Open Agility Title (all with 1st Place Qualifying Runs) at the Charleston Dog Training Club’s Fall Agility Trial in Charleston,SC October 21st and 22nd under judge Susan Stephon.

From Margaret Stubbs: My dog Beacon finished his Senior Hunter title in August in Maine -- Nor’land Naiad Bright Beacon SH WCX. And my dog Steamer qualified for, ran in, and completed the weeklong Master National Retriever Hunt Test in October in Maryland -- Naiad Full Steam Ahead UD WCX MH.

Wilann’s Candy Cane earned her RA at the LRC National in October. Annmarie Wilson, Wilann Labradors.

Here is the latest from Yarborough Labradors! I had a very successful showing year despite beginning 2011 with a diagnosis of cardiomyopathy and heart failure, all due to a virus I contracted in late 2010. I recovered enough by April to begin training and showing again and I am extremely proud of my Yarborugh girls! I am thankful for the support of my family, friends and fellow Labrador lovers and look forward to sharing the show ring with all of you in 2012. Yarborough Sweet Jadzia RA (“Jazz”) made her debut in the Rally ring at the PVLRC specialty in May. She quickly earned her RN and RA, finishing her RN at the GMKC show in July and her RA at the LRC National Specialty in October. Jazz had a great time in the ring and endlessly entertained the crowd with her immense enthusiasm. Yarborough Sweet Enterprise CD BN RAE (“Hoshi” and Jazz’s Mom) finished her show career in grand style in 2011. In October, she finished her RAE at the LRC National Specialty. In November, she finished her BN at the BOTC Obedience/Rally trials. Hoshi is very proud of her daughter, pleased to be retired and is my constant companion in the house. Yarborough Rare Essential Am/Can CD, Can RA, RE BN (“Kes”) had a very successful year also. In June, she finished her Canadian CD and her Canadian RN and RA at the St. Francis Kennel Club show. In October, Kes finished her BN at the BOTC obedience/ rally trials. She greatly enjoyed competing in Canada and now is looking forward to working on her CDX.

HRC MEADOWMERE’S LEX MH has 21 Master Hunter passes. Last year he earned the 6 required passes and went to the Nationals held in Calif. only to break on the last bird. This year he earned the required 6 passes and went to the National held at Venice, MD. He was #43 in the A Flight and ran all 5 series with no handles and PASSED. He is now a Master National Qualifier 2011. Owners David and Nancy Corkum of VT & Fla received the beautiful pewter plate, ribbon and engraved duck band. They are really proud of their boy and if they pass two more Master Nationals (which they hope to do) Lex will be in the Master National Hall of Fame. Lex has earned two passes out in Wisconsin, and 2 passes at the Nationals, needs two more before July 31, 2012 to earn entry into Nationals being held in Alabama. Nancy told Breeder Margaret Mitchell that she could brag all she wants. They love him tons!\

Paul Botelho (Gunning Island Kennel) qualified and competed with two dogs - THIS CHARMING MAN OF OLMSTED MH, “MOZ”and his mother OLMSTED’S FLOWER CHILD MH, “Hippie”. at the 2011 AKC Master National.

My Morgan got both his BN and RN so he is now Am/Can CH Wood Duck’s Captain Morgan BN, RN and in memory of my Izy Wood Duck’s Whipowil’s Isabella, Am/Can CD. Jeanne Charest.

AKC/UKC CH Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin MH, RA, WCX earned her Master Title in seven passes this past fall. As her reward she had a litter of six puppies by Ch Danbridge Indiana Jones, WC! Hildi, Gerrie, Robin and coowner Zach Orcutt welcome to Grampian Viking Sophia O’Wren to the pack. She will be known to her friends as Wren.

Cory is just racking up the titles these days! We spent the weekend in CT at the Labrador Retriever National Speciality. Joel had Cory entered in both the Junior Hunt test as well as for the Conformation Certificate. We had terrific, albeit windy, Fall-like weather for the hunt test on Saturday. Bunny Millikin and Susan Young were the judges. Despite the wind, Cory nailed both land marks and then went on to do a really nice job retrieving both marks on water. He passed and achieved his AKC Junior Hunter title in 4 straight tests. Then, I took him over to the conformation ring to have him judged for the conformation certificate. I did my best impression of what I thought the handlers looked like at Westminster, prancing around the ring but despite that, he passed that as well. So, Cory is now: Grampian Hickory’s Crimson H2O Dragon, CD, RE, JH, CC, CGC, ThD. I think the sweetest part of the whole weekend was having so many friends and past instructors present when Joel went up to get his ribbon. There have been so many wonderful people who have helped us achieve so many great things in so many different areas with our dogs over the years. It was just wonderful to have so many of them present for this achievement!

Grampian Sharp Shooter, JH, WC, CGC earned his Junior Hunter title in September after coming back to Grampian as a returned dog who was ‘too big, too muddy, too hairy’. ‘Poo- Poo’ as we call him when he’s good, had a wonderful start in life with a man who adored him, only to be rehomed when the man suddenly died. February 13th, 2011 Shooter arrived in Boston via Detroit from Illinois when his owners of three years agreed he was better off with us. Since his arrival Shooter earned his CGC at Potomac 2011, his Junior title in 2011 in September, and his WC at the National along with two Junior bumper legs, handled by co-owner Jen Leitao. Jen chose Shooter when he was only five weeks old and took him back with loving arms at 51/2 years old. Shooter has 7 AKC CH points (including one major) and all his clearances. What a year for The Poo! Shooter is by Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams WC, CGC x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC. He is a full littermate of AKC GrCh/UKC BIS Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, JH, RA, WC, CGC and Ch Grampian Bediziened Viking, SH, RA, WCX, CGC (two MH legs).

Ch Grampian Bediziened Viking, SH, RA, WCX, CGC (two MH legs) earned her AKC CH title in Pennsylvania during October handled by Kathy Mines. ‘Dazzle’ will be working at those last three MH legs this spring before heading back out to earn her Grand Champion title. Shooter, Dazzle and Lola are all owned by Gerrie and Robin. Shooter is coowned also with Jen Leitao.

Don and Susan Bierer are so proud of “Rudy” BISS GCh Blazin’s Joie de Vivre CD JH WC. Rudy has been invited to Westminster.

NEW GRAND CHAMPION! AKC Gr Ch/BIS U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, RA, JH, WC, CGC earned this advanced conformation title on May 28, 2011. To date she is ranked #2 in Massachusetts and 63rd of all Labs to achieve the title this year. Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren own and love Lola Tortola, fondly nicknamed Little Butch.

Grampian Just Call Me ChaCha, WC, CC just became pointed! At the RIKC show in April 2011, ChaCha was WB handled by Robin. ChaCha is Lola Tortola’s daughter by Am/Can Ch Rockycreek’s On The Road Again, CD, RN, JH, CGC.

Four legs and one to go for AKC Ch/U-Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, RA, SH, WCX! Hildi earned the fourth of five Master Hunt legs for her title in May 2011, all breeder/owner trained and handled. Plans for Hildi include finishing her Master Title and then going back out as a special to show off her buff working figure. (Am/Can Ch Aquarius Centercourt Delight, JH, WC x Viking Zinka Dew, RA, CD, JH, CGC, CC)

NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION! Can Ch Grampian Tiki Torch, WC finished her title in June, handled by Ross Brennan of Labradale Labradors. Tiki won a five point major, BOW and BOS to her half brother. Tiki is hitchhiking back to Massachusetts, eager to join her packmates for a summer of field training. Robin and Gerrie are really pleased with their Tiki Moose. (Ch Shahli Hyspire Hotter Than Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking,

Timber Town Turn Me Loose, MH, UD, VCD2, RE (Kaya) and owner/trainer/handler Rainer Fuchs qualified for the 2011 Master National at the Hudson Highland Hunting Retriever Association hunt test on June 4.

8 months ago an X-ray revealed that Echo had 1 puppy. I read up on all the things that could go wrong and luckily we had none of the problems. We called him Mr. Singleton but name was changed when he went to his new home. A month later he was returned as the man’s wife couldn’t cope with him. He moved back into my kitchen and was quite at home with his crate & toys. I took him outdoors to play and in no time he was retrieving a tiny bumper. Dave & Nancy Corkum who own and trained our HRC Meadowmere’s Lex MH were on our waiting list for another pup. I called to tell them they should take a look at this pup. They drove 7 hrs from VT, had lunch and took him back with them. Two weeks later he traveled with them to the National Masters in Calif. where Lex ran. Then back to VT, down to winter home in Florida and started training in GA. Nancy had always thrown the dead ducks and helped with training other dogs, but never run a dog herself. The training group encouraged her to run him. He qualified all 4 legs finishing his title at 8 months old 4/2/11 at Atlanta RC, Ga. CONGRATULATIONS to Meadowmere’s Mallard Gunner JH, and Nancy.

Bunny’s Spring of 2011
In the fall of 2010 we decided that Bunny would stay at home for the winter rather than going south with a professional dog trainer. Bunny’s first career is that of a field trial dog, so spending winters away from home with a professional was the norm. Coming to us as a two year old in 2005, Bunny began competing in trials and became All Age Qualified during that year. In 2006 she completed her Master Hunter title and won three Qualifying stakes: two is the maximum allowed unless the entries have already closed for the next trial. In 2007 she qualified for and competed in the National Amateur; she has also qualified for and competed in that trial in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. In addition she qualified for and competed in the National Open in 2009. 2008 was a banner year for Bunny; she completed her Field Champion title, her Amateur Field Champion title, and she won a Double Header: winning both the Amateur and Open stakes the same weekend with an amateur handler. Bunny likes to learn. She loves drills. She’s a team player. She lives in our house. As the next logical step for Bunny was a winter of obedience, we trained in the living room, in the driveway, and in the Canine Training Association buildings in Davidsonville and Beltsville.

In February she went to her first and only match which was held by the Labrador Retriever Club of the Chesapeake and was High in Match. Entering all three days of obedience at the Maryland Sporting Dog trial in March, Bunny won all three of her classes and was awarded High in Trial at her first show. Today she is a Companion Dog, having earned all of her scores in the mid 190’s.

In mid-April Bunny was entered in rally and obedience for three Member Accomplishments days at the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac specialty show. At this show Bunny earned her Rally Novice title and was either first or second in all of her classes. A week later she was entered in an all-breed show where she won her novice obedience class and earned her first rally advanced leg with a class second. The following weekend she won first in the Amateur stake at the Labrador Retriever Club’s pring field trial.

Co-owned by Milly B Welsh and Charles L. Hayden, Bunny is our dog of a lifetime. Milly has trained and shown her for hunt tests, qualifying, and obedience while Charlie trains and shows her in amateur and open field trials. She shares her affection (almost) equally with Charlie and Milly, but she always sleeps with the person who is her current trainer. Bunny’s registered name is FC AFC Lil Mac’s Black River Rabbit, MH, CGC, CD, RN.

Sasco’s Picholine “Olive” finished her CDX at the Pioneer Valley Obed trial in West Springfield 4/23/11. Olive was bred by, owned, by , trained by and loved by Kris Maloney, DVM.

Snowden Hill Miss DaisyMae, RA, SH, WCX, CGC, CC earned her Rally Advanced title at the Lab Club of the Pioneer Valley Specialty with a FIRST PLACE! DaisyMae was handled to her title by co-owner Gerrie Owren. DaisyMae is training for her Master Hunt title. Grampian Bedizened Viking, RA, SH, WCX, CGC, CC (AKC major pointed, one MH leg) finished her Rally Advanced title with placements at the June Specialty show handled by co-owner Gerrie Owren. Dazzle is running in Master Hunt tests and showing in conformation through 2011.

GCH CH Willcare to Fly Under the Radar, RN received an Award of Merit at the Westminster Kennel Club under Judge Cindy Vogels on Feb. 15th.  "Walter" had a great time as a city dog and thanks all his fans that cheered him on!

Danbridge Kathryn’s Emmy Award RA, CDX, CGC, TDI, alias Emmy, had a wonderful year in 2010. She took 4th place, on January 23rd, at the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club Trial at Performance Plus in Taunton. Here she achieved her “Companion Dog Excellent” title. On June 17th, she placed 4th again, receiving her “Rally Advanced“ title at the LRCGB Specialty in Westford. What a great role model for her roommate Sophie (Sunapee’s Summer Catch CC) who received a Conformation Certificate at the PRLRC Field Trial in October. Way to go girls!

HR Seawind Fergmar Edubard MH WCX. Bred by Pam Ireland, loved and trained by Johanne Ferguson had a fantastic year. At just 3 years old, Bear warmed up in June by getting his UKC HR title and his WCX. Then it was on to Master where after just a few short months, he earned his MH title all owner handled. Bear is taking a little break from the field and is spending the holidays hitting some dog shows, he has already picked up his first major and is now a Multi Best of Breed winner. He will resume field training in February and will spend the Spring trying to qualify for the 2011 Master National.

2010

Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 25, 2010 at the Holyoke KC shows in West Springfield Mass… Burri’s Lofty LadyHawke finished her RE… and with all her titles AKC and other is : ARCHX Burri's Lofty LadyHawke,CD,RE,RLVX3,RL1x2,RL2x2, CGC, CC, TDIAOV, CSL1,CSL3-F. She completed her RE in 3 trials.  Hawke is CH Willcare’s Master of the Hunt CD, JX x MacDonald’s Majestic Madison, and now officially retired from AKC rally… Owned, Trained and Loved by Barb Burri.

Birchangreen's Rising Tide MH, co-owned by Nona King and Tara Yohan qualified at the 2010 Master National in Corning , CA this Fall and has already qualified to run in the 2011 Master National in Maryland next year.  Tide also placed 2nd ( for the second year in a row) at the Colonial Retrievers Club's O/H Qualifying Stake.

10-10-10 MEADOWMERE’S LEX MH qualified for the Master National with 13 passes. His owners David & Nancy Corkum traveled from VT to Corning, CA. They also took 4 month old Meadowmere’s Gunner. The first week was training at the site, then the next was the 5 Master tests. Lex passed the first 4 tests with only two handles. The last test was a quad and on the 4th and last bird he broke. Needless to say, it was a heart break. But next year the Master National will be held in Maryland and Lex will be there.

I just wanted to send out a quick note and picture and let everyone know that Thorn and I got our UD yesterday at the Wampanogue Kennel Club show in Tauton with a very nice score and a first place win. Thorn is my first dog to achieve the title of Utility Dog. I know that not every dog can achieve a UD title, but I knew fairly early on that if any of my dogs could do it, he could. And he has really worked hard with me all the way. Showing him in Utility has been quite the learning experience for both of us - one that no one can really prepare you for until you’ve experience it yourself. Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive to both me and Thorn on our way to this title! Penny Shultz and Thorn (aka Mythago’s Green Hawthorn UD, RE, JH, CC, WCI, ThDX, CGC).

AKC/UKC Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, RN, SH, WCX, CGC is two legs closer to becoming a Master Hunter. Bred and trained by Gerrie Owren, owned and loved by both Gerrie and Robin Anderson, Hildi will become one of three yellow female Labradors to achieve the honor of holding both an AKC Breed Championship and a Master Hunter title. (Am/Can Ch Aquarius Centercourt delight, JH, WC x Viking Zinka Dew, JH, CD, RN, WCI, CGC, CC)

Grampian Bedizened Viking, RN, SH, WCX, CGC, CC earned one leg towards becoming a Master Hunter. Trained by Gerrie Owren, bred by Robin Anderson, Dazzle is only one win shy of a UKC Breed Championship. (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC)

Pleasant Pine's Hidden Treasure, JH, WCI, aka "Jade" has had quite the summer........  She Qualified at the LRCGB's Working Certificate earning both her WC and her WCI. Then she went on to Qualify in 4/4 Junior Hunt Tests and...... three weeks after finishing her Junior Hunter Title went on to Qualify in her first Senior Hunting Test. Jade is owned, handled, trained and loved by Karen Kennedy (and Dick, although he is not allow to touch her)


Pleasant Pine's A Bit of Mischief, CDX, SH, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC,  aka "Mattie" handled, trained, owned and loved by Dick Kennedy, (and Karen too) earned a Master leg at the LRCGB Fall Hunt Test.......  This is leg number 3... Two more to go....... 

Wilmark's Jus 1 Mor at Pleasant Pine, SH, RA, WCX, CC, CGC, aka "Morgan" finished his Rally Advance Title at the LRCGB Specialty in June.  Morgan earned all his legs with placements and with a 1st place a the Specialty. Morgan is trained and handled in Obedience by Karen Kennedy and trained in the field by Dick......

Frank and Elaine Capone’s Boys... Ol Bailey Telluride Big Blue received his RN title with a score of 95 out of25 entries at the Vermont circuit ..Ryder is loved and expertly handled by Freddi Vecchi. Wade Remington received his RN title with a score of 98 and a First Place placement out of 7 entries and a score of 94 with a Second Place placement out of 10 entries. Not bad for “A Lifting Leg” NQ on his first rally run at our Specialty..

Danbridge Rumor Has It RN ( Ch. Windfalls Pipe Major X Danbridge Cora). Muffie got her first major and BOS under Robert Ennis. And a RWB at LRCGB under Janet Farmilette and 1st Open Black under Beth Sweigart at LRCPV. Muffie’s sister Margarita , Danbridge Shake It Up WC, RN took her Open Yellow class under Beth Sweigart at the same show - LRCPV Danbridge Black Pearl (Trinity’s Titus X Danbridge Pin - Up Girl) got 2 majors on our trip - WB and BOS under Traci Stintzcum and WB and BOW under Dr. Michael Woods. She also took RWB under Linda Bednarski.

From Donna Cook: Ridgeview Farm's Generosity CDX RE NAP NJP CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F RL1 "Genni" [bred by and co-owned with Lynn Thomas and owned, trained and shown by Donna Cook] qualified in Open A and earned her last CDX leg at the Central Maine Kennel Club trial on Sept. 3rd. A CDX, NAP, NJP were our goals for 2010 and we have far exceeded those expectations. It has been a year I will never forget with this amazing girl!

Ridgeview Farm's Generosity CD RE NAP NJP CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F RL1 AOE-L1
Owned and trained by Donna Cook, Co-owned and bred by Lynn Thomas Ridgeview Farms. "Genni" and I have had a busy Summer, completing her AKC Preferred Novice Standard and Novice Jumpers Agility titles on the same day both with 1st Place, qualified in Open Standard and Open Jumpers the following day, finished CPE Level 1 Handlers and Level 1 Fun Titles and qualified in several Level 2 classes as well ,earned her APDT Rally Level 1 with an Award of Excellence and all 1st Place Ribbons.

Weskeag Casually Dressed RE RL1 AOE-L1, owned, trained and bred by Donna Cook.
"Cassi" finished her AKC Rally Excellent title this Spring and earned her first leg on her RAE at the LRCGB Specialty. She also completed her APDT Rally Level 1 with an Award of Excellence and some nice placements.

Pasta completed her Junior Hunter Saturday July 24th at the Penobscot Hunting Retriever Club Hunt Test. She is now Riverbenz Pasta Primavera JH, WC. She also picked up a bumper leg on Sunday handled by Russ Bennett. This was Russ’ first time running a dog.  Way to go Pasta and Russ!! Owner: Pattie Duddy.

On Friday July 9th, 2010 at the Kennelworth KC shows in West Springfield Mass… Burri’s Lofty LadyHawke finished her CD… and with all her titles AKC and other is : ARCHX Burri's Lofty LadyHawke,CD,RA,RLVX,RL1x,RL2x, CGC, CC, TDIAOV, CSL1,CSL3-F. This CD is no small accomplishment for a 10 year old Labrador….. she is CH Willcare’s Master of the Hunt CD, JX x MacDonald’s Majestic Madison… Owned, Trained and Loved by Barb Burri.

NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION! Can Ch Grampian Lil’ Puckwudgie KaBoom, Can WC earned her new title handled by Liane Brennan of Labradale Labradors, reg. Going BOB over specials, KaBoom beat her half brother Can Ch Sno Robin Anderson.wden Hill’s As Time Goes By for the win! KaBoom is bred and owned by Gerrie Owren and (Ch Hyspire Shahli Hotter Than Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking, RN, SH, WCX, CGC, CC)

THREE NEW SENIOR HUNTERS AT GRAMPIAN! Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren are pleased to present Am/U-Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, RN, SH, WCX, and Snowden Hill Miss Daisy-Mae, RN, SH, WCX, CGC, CC, and Grampian Bedizened Viking, RN, SH, WCX, CGC, CC. Hildi is bred by Gerrie. DaisyMae is bred by Gladys Rogers, and Dazzle is bred by Robin. All three girls earned their Senior titles on Long Island, handled by Gerrie. Out of 17 tests, the Working Girls of Grampian earned 14 passes!

NEW CHAMPION! Am/U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, RN, JH, WC, CGC was awarded back to back majors handled by Kathy Mines in Pennsylvania the weekend of June 19/20, finishing on Robin’s birthday. The previous week Lola was awarded a BOB and a Sporting Group IV. Bred by Robin, Lola is owned and loved by Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren and Junior Handler Julia Sterritt. (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams WC, CGC x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC).

Willcare’s Princess Macgregor UD,NA Leah was high in trial at the Lab Club June 17th trial in the Open B class. She had a run off with her sister Emma and won the run off. Age won over youth! Beth Teixeira who ownes and handles them both.

Macgregor’s Blonde Moment CD ( Emma) earned her CD Title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston June 17th placing first for each leg. She then had to go back in the ring for a run off for High In Trial with her sister Willcare’s Princess Macgregor (Leah )

At the Shoreline Retriever Club hunt test on June 23, Timber Member Town Turn Me Loose, MH, VCD2, RE (Kaya) and her proud owner/handler Rainer Fuchs qualified for the 2010 Master National.

May 20 - VDC Margaret Mitchell’s black labrador retriever CAN. CH.MEADOWMERE’S COASTAL CUTTER WC went BOB over 18 Labs and the Special. May 21 - YCKC “Cutter’ went RWD with 23 labs.

My Diesel finished his SH at our clubs test in April. His name is now Mirabelle’s SBJ Diesel SH. Not bad for a runned over dog! Millie Secco.

Thorn and I got our second Utility leg at the Bullmastiff obedience trial at the beginning of May with a very nice score and a first place. I was planning to take the summer off from obedience competitions (you know, sit by the pool and sip margaritas), but after he got his second leg, I just couldn’t do that! So, I signed him up for another show in July. So much for taking the Summer off! I guess there’s no rest for the weary! Penny Shultz

Graycroft Carolina Jubilee, CD, RE, CGC (Ch. Lobuff’s Bare Necessities, CD, JH x Graycroft Carpenter By The Sea) – Carina completed her Rally Novice title at the LRCGB trial in Franklin, MA on March 7, 2010, earned the third leg toward her CD at the Casco Bay DTC trial in Bath, ME on April 17, 2010, finished her Rally Advanced title at the American Bullmastiff trial in Franklin, MA on May 8, 2010, and achieved her Rally Excellent title at the LRCGB trial in Westford, MA on June 17, 2010.  Bred by Anna Clark, Carina is loved, trained, and handled by Ellen Brinker and faithfully walked by Marianne Brinker.  :)

On Friday March 5th at the Collie Club of Maine Rally Trial in S. Portland, ME: Weskeag Casually Dressed RN "Cassi" [CH Ghoststone Hyspire Dressed to Impress x Gaba's Weskeag Isadora RA] qualified in Rally Advanced A with a score of 93 and placed 3rd in the class for her first Advanced Leg. Weskeag RVF Sincerity "Ceri" [Tameric's Jake x Ridgeview Farm's Generosity CD RN CGC CL1-R] qualifed in Rally Novice B with a score of 93 for her second Rally Novice leg.

At the LRCGB Obedience and Rally trials on March 6th and 7th in Franklin, MA, Ridgeview Farm's Generosity CD RN CGC CL1-R "Genni" [CH Ridgeview Farm's Bear Hugs JH x Ridgeview Farm's W.B. CD JH] qualifed in Open A and placed 4th in the class for her second CDX leg and 1st place Labrador in Class. On Sunday "Cassi" qualified in Advanced A for her 2nd leg and First Place Labrador in Class, and "Ceri" qualifed in Novice B with a score of 99 and First Place in Class and First Place Labrador and her title! Cassi and Ceri are bred, owned and shown by Donna Cook. Genni is bred by and co-owned with Lynn Thomas and owned and shown by Donna Cook.

U-CD ARCHX Grampian Raptor Mystique CD RE NAP NJP NFP RL3 CLT1 TDI CC CGC completed his Novice Fast Preferred agility title at the Tartan Gordon Setter trial in Amherst NH on 2/14/2010, a lovely valentines gift. The weekend of March 13th Merlin earned his UKC CD. Barb Burri is Merlin’s owner and trainer.

Maritime Serenading Spirit JH, WCI,CC took a fi rst place in the Am Bred class at LRCGB match. Owned by Julie Jussaume and Annemarie Galvin.

CH Sasco’s Gibraltar, CDX, RN “Pierre” completed his CDX at the Collie Club Trial in Portland ME on Friday March 12th. Pierre is bred, owned, and trained by Kris Maloney.

2009

Meadowmere's Lex JH,SH, MH received his Master Hunter title 9/2009. He now has 8 passes and will be headed for the AKC National Masters this Oct. in Calif. “Lex” is out of our Meadowmere’s Norwind Mia X Tameric’s Jake. He is 4 yrs old-OFA Excellent, owned by David & Nancy Corkum. Breeder Margaret Mitchell.

"Merlin" ARCHX Grampian Raptor Mystique,CD, RE,RL3,RL1X,RL2X,CTL-1, TDI, CGC, CC (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams WC, CGC x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC. CC) earned his CD on November 1, 2009 at the Burlington Obedience Training Club Trial in Williston Vermont.  Then he earned his NJP at the LEAP agility trial in Springfield 11/21/09.Merlin was bred by Robin Anderson and is owned, loved, and trained by Barb Burri.

Highmeadows’ Miss Liberty Bell JH WC CC CGC. Oct 3rd Missy earned her WC at the PRLRC Test under Scott Shaw..she also qualified for her CC Sept 18/20 Missy went to the LRCGB Hunt Test and earned two legs twd her JH under judges Linda Marchica, Joey Edsall, Steve and Karen Sullivan On Oct 24/25 we took off to Long Island to again qualify under judges John Biegel, Cynthia Dunchelmann, Carol White, and Justine Lorentzson for the title of JH. Missy also qualified back to back Sept 12/13 at the Saco River Hunting Retriever Club HRC Test. Sue Barrett,the breeder,and I are very proud of her back to back accomplishments since she is only 15 months old....she sure is a fun dog to handle...Marlene Lendrim

Joel Wolff and Cory got their third qualifying score at the CRDTC obedience trial on November 14, 2009, and thus their AKC Companion Dog title in the Novice B class. They then capped off the weekend by getting a “bumper leg” in the same class on Sunday as well as 3rd place. So, to recap: Joel and Cory did 7 trials over the last 6 weeks , achieved 2 new AKC titles (Rally Advanced and Companion Dog) and received 5 placements in the process. So Cory is now: Grampian Hickory’s Crimson H2O Dragon, CD, RA. Cory was bred by Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson (Ch Liddle Leaping Leo x U-Ch/Am CH Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, RN, JH, WCX, CGC, CC)

Wilcare's Princess MacGregor CDX,NA,CGC,UD earned her CGC,Novice Agility and her UD. MacGregor’s Irish Surprise CDX earned her CDX. Both dogs earned their titles within a week of each other. Both are loved and trained by Beth Teixeira.

SHR Snowden Hill Justa Fairview Illusion, JH, WC “Llew” completed his AKC Junior Hunting title at the Lab Club of Greater Boston’s test with a bumper leg to boot. He did a great job and we were very proud of him. Looking back on this year, Llew passed 12 out of 13 tests that he ran, completing his AKC Junior Hunter, UKC/HRC Started Hunting Retriever title, and two legs towards his NAHRA Started Retriever title. Llew was bred by Gladys Rogers of Snowden Hill Labradors.

Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson are very proud of their three girls this fall. After seven months of hard training, Gerrie took U-Ch/Am Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, JH, RN, WCX, CGC, CC (Hildi), Snowden Hill Miss DaisyMae, JH, RN, WCX, CGC, CC (DaisyMae), and Grampian Bedizened Viking, JH, RN, WCX, CGC, CC (Dazzle) to Long Island for back to back Senior hunt tests. All three girls passed both days, returning with six Senior rosettes. This was after all three girls passed their WCX at the PRLRC WC/WCI/WCX tests the previous weekend. Gerrie and Robin are looking forward to a litter of puppies out of Dazzle and Ch Lobuff Wizard of Oz in January with training to resume at the turn of daylight savings in 2010 to work at finishing their titles.

Grampian Tiki Torch WC earned her WC at the PRLRC October tests. Tiki was bred by Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson (Ch Hyspire Shahli Hotter Than Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking). Also earning her WC was Grampian Liddle Ptychozoon WC. Gecko is out of Hildi by Ch Liddle Leaping Leo. And last but not least earning her WC, handled by Robin, bred and owned by Gerrie Owren and Diane Pilbin was Chucklebrook Pati-O Furniture WC. Barely six months old, Pati-O had a wonderful time at the test. (Ch Sureshot’s Baloo x Chucklebrook Virginia Rail)

Grampian Lil’ Puckwudgie KaBoom, Can WC earned back to back Canadian Working Certificates in October handled by Sharon Luckhart (Highcaliber Labradors). KaBoom went on to win a Best in Sweeps at the Delaware Ohio Kennel Club under judge Barbara Holl, also handled by Sharon. KaBoom earned five Championship points while in Canada and will go back to finish her title in the spring. KaBoom was bred and is owned and trained by Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson. (Ch Hyspire Shahli Hotter Than Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking).

Danbridge Katheryns Emmy Award RN, CD, CGC earned her Rally Novice title on September 17th at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty with a nearly perfect score of 99. She bumped up to Rally Advanced the next day earning her 1st leg in this category. On Halloween, Emmy received her 1st leg in Open A at the Bullmastiff Trial held in Franklin. With more shows on her agenda, new titles are definitely in her future for 2010. Emmy is owned, loved and pampered by Shirley Cardello.

Chucklebrook Mockingbird at Grampian, bred by Gerrie Owren and Diane Pilbin (Am/Can Ch Aquarius Centercourt Delight, JH, WC x Chucklebrook Virginia Rail) and owned by Gerrie Owren, Robin Anderson and Diane Pilbin came out for the first time at the PCKC, show winning both the sweeps 9-12 puppy bitch class and the 9-12 puppy bitch class under judges Heather Johnson and Traci Stintzcum. Mary was handled by Robin and delighted her family, Diane and Steve Fournier, who watched from outside the ring. Coowner Diane Pilbin showed Mary in the Winners ring.

Grampian Tiki Torch, (Ch Shahli Hyspire Hotter Than Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking, JH, RN, WCI, CGC, CC) owned& bred by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren took a Reserve WB and Best Puppy placement from the 9-12 puppy classes at the shows in Wrentham in June 2009. Tiki, handled by Junior Julia Sterrett also took a Puppy Sporting Group II. Also taking a Best Puppy award from the 6-9 classes in Wrentham was Aquarius Caribe at Grampian (BISS Erinhill’s Guinness Stout x Aquarius Curious Georgie) bred by Kathy Sneider DVM & Julie MacKinnon. Rhumba was handled in the ring by Junior Handler Julia Sterrett, and is co-owned by Kathy Sneider, Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren. Grampian Bedizened Viking, JH, RN, WCI, CGC, CC, owned & bred by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren won the Am Bred class at the PCKC show on July 25th. Dazzle recently won the 2009 LRCGB Triple Crown, handled by Gerrie Owren. Dazzle is working towards Senior Hunt tests with her co-owner/handler, Gerrie.

U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, JH, RN, WC, CGC, CC, owned by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren & Junior Handler Julia Sterrett earned her Junior Handler a fourth place in a large Open Intermediate Class at the Providence County Kennel Club Show on July 25th 2009. Lola came in second to her littermate Dazzle in the Triple crown and the annual WC/WCI/WCX test, and then went WB/BOW/BOS twice in the same weekend in North Carolina under judges Gloria Geringer and Judy A Harrington.

OTCH Westwind’s Setting The Pace UDX, OM1 finished her OTCH at the Schenectady Dog Training Club shows in Ballston Spa, New York on August 8th. Sprint completed all obedience titles in 10 months. Sprint is proudly bred, trained and owned by Beth Chapman, Westwind Labradors.

My 3-year old Golden Retriever girl, Beau Geste Theophilus’s Anna, MH, WCX (a.k.a. Annie) earned her Master Hunter on July 19 at the Western New York test. It was one year to the weekend after she earned her Senior Hunter - and at the same place. I remain very grateful to LRCGB for help, encouragement, and example setting (Joey, Rainer, Margaret, Karen, and others). I really owe a lot to the club. This title would not have happened without the field group. ~ Marsha Wilcox

Majestx George of Bunkerhill, UD went HIT on June 11, 2009 at our specialty out of the Open B class. Susan Niewiera

On July 3, 2009 "Hawke" Burri's Lofty LadyHawke, RA, TDIAOV,RL-2,CSL-1, CC, CGC (CH Wilcare's Master of the Hunt CD JH X MacDonald's Majestic Madison) earned her Rally Advanced title at the Kenilworth Kennel Club Trial in West Springfield, MA.  Hawke is owned, trained and loved by Barb Burri.

At the Southern Berkshire Golden Retriever Club hunt test, Timber Town Turn Me Loose UD VCD2 MH RE (Kaya) and her team mate Rainer Fuchs qualified for the 2009 Master National.

Danbridge Charlie Girl (Ch. Danbridge Henry J X Wits’end Origins Comedy Star) took the 9-12 Black Sweepstakes class (of 30 entries) at the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac under Judge Linda Schiele. Charlie is owned and bred-by Marilyn and Ken Meewes.

Danbridge American Girl - aka Dolly - (Trinity’s Titus X Danbridge Pin Up Girl) took a 4th in the 6-9 Yellow Sweeps class (of 24) at the LRCP under Judge Linda Schiele. Dolly is owned and bred by Marilyn and Ken Meewes.

Danbridge Cover Girl -aka Ruby - (Trinity’s Titus X Danbridge Pin-Up Girl) took a 2nd in 6-9 Sweeps at the New England Sporting Group Assoc. under Judge Kellie Collins. Ruby is owned by Brian Hawkins and Marilyn Meewes.

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 4/30 - 5/3 FCI INTERNATIONAL DOG SHOWS (A chance to win 4 Bench Titles). Margaret Mitchell’s Labrador Retriever “Chummy” flew out of Boston with Handler Sue Burrell and came back home with his PR CH. He went BOB over Entry of 15 and Sporting Group II over 23. He received an Excellent from Judges all 4 Shows and picked up 2 legs each on a Latin AM - Pan AM and International Championship. Call me: CAN.BER.PR.CH.MEADOWMERE’S LETS GET CHUMMY WC

MONCTON, NB CANADA 5/2-3-09 BPISS CAN CH. MEADOWMERE’S NORWIND OOH LA LA took back to back BOB and sporting group II. “Chick” is owned by Claude Tremblay and Margaret Mitchell. In April Issue of Canine Revue she is the # 2 Labrador Retriever in Canada right now.

Ch Mayfair Verbena, SH earned her Senior title on Long Island on May 24, 2009. Bred by Karen Pandolfi (Mayfair) and co-owned with Julie Jussaume (Maritime), Bena was trained and handled by Paul Bothelo of Gunning Island Retrievers.

Grampian Lil’ Puckwudgie KaBoom (Ch Hyspire Shahli Hotter N’ Blazes x Grampian Bedizened Viking, RN, JH, WCI, CGC, CC) had a great spring at the shows. She was awarded Reserve WB at the show held at the Twin Rivers Casino under judge Frank Washabaugh from the 9-12 puppt class. A couple of weeks later she won the 9- 12 puppy bitch class at the LRCPV, plus got two sweepstakes placements & made the cut in the 9-12 puppy class the next day.

KaBoom’s sister, Grampian Tiki Torch, auntie U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, RN, JH and the newest Grampian girl, chocolate Aquarius Caribe at Grampian (Ch Erinhill’s Guinness Stout x Aquarius Curious Georgie) all made the cut in both sweeps and their puppy/Open classes at the same specialty both days. KaBoom, Tiki and Lola are all bred, owned and loved by Gerrie Owren and Robin Anderson. Rhumba was bred by Kathy Sneider, VMD & Julie MacKinnon and owned by Gerrie, Robin and Kathy.

U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking RN, JH, WC, CGC, CC (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams WC, CGC x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC. CC) was WB in Freehold, NJ on May 22nd.

At the LRCPV specialty, AKC/U-Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin RN, JH, WCI, CGC, CC earned a placement in the Hunting Retriever Bitch class, plus she helped her Junior Handler win the Best Junior in Show award. Zach Orcutt and Hildi had a great time at the show! Hildi was bred by Gerrie Owren (Am/Can Ch Aquarius Centercourt Delight, JH, WC x Viking Zinka Dew, JH, CD, WCI, CGC, CC) and is owned and loved by Gerrie, Robin Anderson and Zach Orcutt.

Marion Amidon’s Rosie (Moosehead’s Prairie Rose) titled for Master Hunter at our Spring Hunt
Test. It was perfect. Rosie brought back the ducks, Marion managed to not fall down and it was our club test. Rosie is a team player and wonderful to live with and work with.

Mayfair Sylvio at Tameric was WD at the LRCPV Specialty under Finnish judge Kirsi L-Tweedledum. This is Sylvio’s second major. He is owned by Tammy Farrington and Eric Benzinger, and was bred by Karen K Pandolfi and Julie Jussaume.

Ch Mayfair Verbena JH earned her 3rd Senior Hunter leg at the LRCGB’s Spring Hunt Test. Bena is owned and loved by Julie Jussaume and Karen K Pandolfi —bred by Karen K Pandolfi.

Karen Kennedy came back from the Syracuse NY Dog Shows with GREAT news........ Cinder, is now Pleasant Pine's Making a Mark UD, SH, Can CD, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC finishing her Utility title with a placement and a bumper leg........ She Q'd 2 out of 4 shows....... Mattie, is now Pleasant Pine's A Bit of Mischief CDX, SH, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC finishing her Companion Dog Excellent with a placement and a bumper leg...... She Q'd 3 out of 4 shows

AKC/U-Ch Viking Hil’Die Tanzbarin, JH, RN, WCI, CGC, CC became an AKC Champion on February 21, 2009 handled by Katherine Mines. Hildi finished with three majors in less than two months of showing. Bred by Gerrie Owren (Ch Aquarius Centercourt Delight, JH, WC x Viking Zinka Dew, CD, JH, RN, CGC, CC), owned by Gerrie and Robin Anderson.

2/14/09 Halifax,NS Canada. BPISS CAN.CH. Meadowmere's Norwind Ooh La La goes BOB - Sporting Group II over 8 Specials.One the #1 male Lab for 2 yrs, and #2 Male lab in Canada. “Chick” is the 11 month old female Mike Woods gave BPISS and Reserve Winers bitch at the Aug. ALRC Speciality. His Critique was “Very nice yellow younster with lovely outline, short coupled, and good spring of ribs, pretty head with good muzzle and proper pigment. Has lots of potential.” Chick is owned by Claude Tremblay and Margaret Mitchell.

2008

OTCH Westwind Nite-Sky of Montana UDX12 competed at the 2008 AKC Eukanuba National Championships held in Long Beach California this past December. Montana finished the first day of competition in the overall 5th position and was the top Labrador for Saturday which allowed her to earn the special Labrador medallion. Montana also ended up 3rd in the sporting group which allowed her to compete on Sunday. (only the top 4 of each group and 4 wild card spots make it to Sunday for a total of 32 dogs) On Sunday, Montana made it to the final four and ended up as the third runner-up in the over all competition. Montana is proudly owned, bred and handled by Beth Chapman, Westwind Labradors.

Dick Kennedy and Mattie, aka, Pleasant Pine's A Bit of Mischief, CD, SH, WCX, CC, CGC, earned her first Master Hunt test leg at the LRCGB Hunt Test in August

Karen Kennedy and Cinder, aka, Pleasant Pine's Making a Mark, CDX, SH, WCX, CC, CGC, earned 2 Utility Dog legs Nov 1/2 their first time in the ring...... losing the run-off for 4th in the first trial and placing 3rd in the second trial.Dick Kennedy & Morgan SH

Chucklebrook’s Gleniscraig Angus, SH, WCI completed his Senior Hunter Oct. 25-26, 2008. Angus was handled to his title by trainer Dave Sears and is owned by Cynthia Abbott, Glenforrest Kennels.

Dick Kennedy and Morgan, aka, Wilmark's Jus 1 Mor at Pleasant Pine, SH, WCX, CC, CGC finished their Senior Hunter title at the Colonial Retriever Field Trial Club in August.

Timber Town Turn Me Loose UD MH VCD2 RE (Kaya) and her owner, trainer and handler Rainer Fuchs had a great week at the Master National hunt test in Minnesota, September 21 - 28. They successfully completed all six test series.

Corbett's Operation Chaos CDX, SH, WCI, CC, CGC "Chaos" and Pattie Duddy completed their Senior Hunter title on the weekend of September 20, 2008.

U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, JH, RN, WC, CGC, CC earned her UKC Championship and then went Best in Show at the Apple Valley Rat Terrier All Breed Show in Taunton MA on September 6, 2008. Handled by Eukanuba qualified 12 year old Junior Handler, Julia Sterrett, Lola was cheered on by co-owners Robin Anderson & Gerrie Owren. Lola was bred by Robin (Ch Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy JH, RA, WC, CGC, CC).

Maddigans Final Answer (Maddie) owned by Patricia Bartlett & Suzanne Flachbart and handled by Pat Bartlett earned her Utility title by placing 1st at Concord Dog Training, 2nd at Champlain Valley KC and 2nd at North Shore KC. Thank you, Sandy Madden, for your patience, support and expertise in training Maddie for her CD, CDX & UD titles.

Zinka (Viking Zinka Dew, JH, RN, WCI, CGC, CC) and Gerrie Owren took First Place in the 2008 Triple Crown Events. Zinka also earned her WCI. Hildi (Viking Hil’ Die Tanzbarin, JH, RN, WCI, CGC CC) and Gerrie took Second Place (Hil is Zinka’s daughter). Hidki earned her WCI at this test. Lola (U-Ch Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, JH, RN, WC, CGC, CC) and Robin took Third Place. Barb and Hawke (Burri’s Lofty Lady Hawke, CGC, CC) took Fourth Place.

Meadowbrooks Emma Hart Breaker CDX , RN, CGC completed her CDX in three successive shows. Two legs at the LRCPV on May 9th and 10th 2008 with a first and second placement and Champlain Valley K.C. on 7/12/08 with a fourth place. She also received a bumper leg at the Kenilworth Kennel Club of Connecticut on July 4th, 2008. On July 13th, 2007 she completed her RN at the Green Mountain Dog club event scoring 100. Emma was bred by Linda Murray and is trained and handled by Joan Sullivan.

From Laura Witts: We have a new champion, CH Minefalls Sport Authority, "Timmie" finishes at Pittsburg LRC from the bred by class under Judy Chambers. Minefalls Patriot Dynasty, "Desi" takes WB/BOW for a 5point major at our show under Sally Bell/Val Walters, then another 3 point major going WB/BOW & BOB at LRCP supported entry under Nancy Arbuckle, then at Providence supported entry WB for another 2 points.

"Merlin" , Grampian Raptor Mystique RE, RL1, CGC, CC, TDI finished  his Rally advanced title at the LRCGB specialty on June 12th , with a first place win. Merlin then finished his RE, Rally Excellent at the Lakes Region kennel club trial on July 9th, having gotten legs and placements at the LRCGB specialty 6/13 and at the Kennelworth Kennel Club show on 7/4/08.   Merlin is owned, handled, and loved by Barb Burri, Raptor Labradors.  Merlin participated, along with his sister Kestrel  Burri's Celestial Kesrel, CD, RE, NA, NAP, NJP, FFX-AG, CL-2 CC, CGC in the very first Rally Pairs competition at the LRCGB specialty and took first place

The Nightwind gang had a good couple of weekends in Canada. At the LRC of Quebec Booster on 6/27/08, Nightwind We're Jammin' aka Jammer (owned by Peggy & John Lands) went WD/BOW under Breeder-Judge Patricia Lanctot for 5 points. At the LRC of Quebec Booster on 6/29/08, Jammer went WD under Judge Mark Houston McMillan for 3 points. At the Atlantic LRC Booster on 7/12/08 Jammer went WD/BOW under Judge James Reynolds for 3 points to complete his Canadian Championship. He is now known as Can CH Nightwind We're Jammin'. At the next show that same weekend, in his debut as a Special, Jammer went Best of Breed and Group 4. He finished off the weekend taking another Best of Breed and a Group 1. Go Jammie!! Not one to let her dad take all the spotlight, at just a few days past her 6 months birthday, Nightwind Just Flirtin' aka "Flirt" (co-owned by Eileen Perez and Peggy Lands), went Reserve WB and Best Puppy in Breed at the ALRC Booster. She went on to take Best Puppy in Breed at all of the shows that weekend and picked up one other Reserve WB. She also went WB/BOW/BOS to her dad for her first 3 Canadian points. She showed her heart out in the Sporting Group and took home two Best Puppy in Sporting Group! What a way to start her show career. Good girl Flirt!!

Kaya (Timber Town Turn Me Loose UD, VCD2, MH, RE, TDI) finished the fifth successful Master hunt test in a row at Western New York RTC on July 20 and is now qualifed for the 2008 Master National. Kaya is trained and handled by Rainer Fuchs.

Corbett’s Operation Chaos CDX, JH, WCI, CC, CGC
completed her CDX in three tries. Chaos is owned by Pattie Duddy.

Kaya (Timber Town Turn Me Loose UD VCD2 MH RE TDI) completed her Master Hunter title at the Shoreline Retriever test on June 15. Kaya is trained and handled by Rainer Fuchs.

"Merlin" , Grampian Raptor Mystique RA, RL1, CGC, CC, TDI finished  his Rally advanced title at the LRCGB specialty on June 12th , with a first place win.  Merlin is owned, handled, and loved by Barb Burri, Raptor Labradors.  Merlin participated, along with his sister Kestrel  Burri's Celestial Kesrel, CD, RE, NA, NAP, NJP, CL-2 CC, CGC in the very first Rally Pairs competition at the LRCGB specialty and took first place

Garry & Laura Witts' chocolate girl Windfalls Dalybrook Sienna took a 4 point major at NE Sporting dog show.
Minefalls Tam O'Shanter took a 4 point major under breeder/judge Sally Bell in New Brunswick (mid-jersey supported shows). She also Took WB/BOW at LRC of Potomac for a 5-point major! Minefalls J-lo won back to back WB at Mid-Jersey and BOB the second day.

Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, RA, JH, WC, CGC, CC is the cover girl of the 2008Julie Brown Pedigree Book. Mango was bred by Gladys W. Rogers and is owned, loved, and trained by Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren and Jen Leitao. Mango and Jen added another BOB to her list of wins while in Maine under judge Ken Buxton.

 "Merlin" , Grampian Raptor Mystique RN, RL1, CGC, CC, TDI finished his APDT Rally RL1 title on 3/30/08 at the Monadnock Humane Society Trial in Keene NH, in three straight tries.  Merlin was bred by Robin Anderson (Hollyhills Delby's Samuel Adams x Ch Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC, CC, and is owned, loved and trained by Barb Burri, Raptor Labradors.

U-CD Burri's Celestial Kestrel CD, RE, NA, NAP, NJP, CL-2, CGC, CC finished her NAP and NJP at the Tartan Gordon Setter agility trial in Amherst NH.   Kestrel was bred by Gregory J. McCarthy, Judith Clark, Susan C. Willumsen (Ch Guideline’s Master Card X Willcare’s Miss Directed, JH), and is owned, loved , and handled by Barb Burri

2007

Danbridge Henry J was Best in Sweeps under Beth Volle at the PRLRC Match this Jan 27. Danbridge High Society; Best Puppy - under Jill Ickowski  Eastern Dog Club - Dec. '07

Sandy Madden's Tower Hill Sassie Cassie got her CDX this fall.

Mayfair Verbena JH (Bena) finished her championship in Boston, on December 9, 07, under breeder-judge Jill Ickowski (Wiscoy Labradors). Bena was bred by Karen K Pandolfi, and owned by Julie Jussaume, Michael Franklin, and Karen K Pandolfi.

Glenforrest's Dancing at the Rascal Fair earned his WC and JH this last summer and Glenforrest's Daughter of the Regiment earned her WC last summer, too.  Bart and Molly are bred, owned and trained by Cynthia Abbott.

"Morgan" aka Wilmark's Jus 1 Mor at Pleasant Pine, JH, WCX, CC, CGC and Dick Kennedy were busy in the field this summer..... they completed their WCI, WCX and earned their first SH leg........

Not to be outdone....... Karen Kennedy and "Cinder" aka Pleasant Pine's Making A Mark, Am/Can CD, SH, WCX, Can WC, CC, CGC, completed their SH...... and has 2 CDX legs..... her last one earned the first weekend in Nov with a 4th placement at the Vermont Obedience Trials.

And... "Mattie" aka Pleasant Pine's A  Bit of Mischief, CD, SH, WCX, Can WC,CC, CGand Karen Kennedy finished their CD in three straight trials, ending with a 3rd placement.

Mirabelle WoodDuck Carbon Copy JH  (Can. Ch. Wood Duck's Captain Morgan x Mirabelles Truly Scrumptious) earned his Junior Hunter title this past summer. Carbon is owned by Milly Secco, Dana Loud and Jeanne Charest and trained by Milly Secco.

Mirabelles SBJ Diesel JH (Am./Can. Ch. Nightwind Start Your Engines CD, JH, CC X Mirabelles Truly Scrumptious) earned his Junior Hunter title this past August 2007! Diesel is owned and trained by Milly Secco.

Meadowbrooks Emma Hart Breaker CD CGC bred by Linda Murray earned two RN legs and one CD leg at the LRCGB specialty on June 14,and 15.  She completed her CD title at the Carroll County Kennel Club event in North Conway, NH on Sept. 9th 2007 with a 196 first place showing.   Emma is owned and handled by Joan Sullivan

Devonshire Blackthorn Saffron JH (BISS AM CH Valleywood Blackthorn Brier x AM CH Devonshire's Sophia Loren) earned his Junior Hunter title this summer. Saffron is owned by Frances Plessner and Ingrid Jackson and trained by Frances Plessner

U-CD Burri's Celestial Kestrel, CD, RE, NA, CLS-2, CGC, CC  finished her U-CD title on 9/29/07 at the Marshlands Obedience Club Trial in Yorke, ME; her RE, Rally Excellent on 9/21,07 at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty in North Stonington, CT, her NA at the Old Colony Agility Club Trial in Topsfield on 9/9, and her CD on July 29th at the Newtown Kennel Club show in West Springfield.  Kestrel was bred by Gregory J. McCarthy, Judith Clark, Susan C. Willumsen (Ch Guideline’s Master Card X Willcare’s Miss Directed, JH), and is owned, loved , and handled by Barb Burri

Fuchs's Maggie UD RE MX MXJ AXP AJP WC CGC completed her Junior Hunter on August 19, 2007, at the Yankee Golden Retriever Club Test in West Thompson, CT. Maggie is owned and trained by Rainer Fuchs.

“Hitch” Contender’s Hitchin’ A Ride JH (FC AFC TNT’s Mr. Peabody Prairiemarsh x Taylorlab South Side That’s My Girl) completed his Junior Hunter at the Penobscot July Hunt Test. Owners: Dave Sears & Pattie Duddy, Handled by Pattie Duddy.

Am/Can Ch. Woodhull's Roger (Bonaventure Lubberline Viscount x Ch. Woodhull's Frankly My Dear) earned his American Champion Title with a 5 point major at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty on September 21st under breeder judge Mrs. Susan Huntzinger!  September has been quite a month, with Roger winning a 4 point major at the Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever Specialty on the 7th under breeder judge Mr. Tony Floyd!  Roger's son, Venetian's Copy That, was Best Puppy at Jersey Skylands on September 8th under breeder judge Mrs. Maureen Floyd!  Roger and Copy are owned by LRCGB members Abby and Bob Crosby.  Roger is bred by Abby's sister, Corey Anger, Woodhull Labradors, and Copy is bred by Charlotte Veneziano, Venetian Labradors.

Woodhull's Great Gunner, CGC (Am/Can Ch. Venetian's Blackwatch Bravo x Beechcroft Woodhull Hallelujah) was WD with a 5 point major at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty on September 20th under breeder judge Mrs. Marion Lyons!  Gunner is owned by LRCGB members Abby and Bob Crosby, and bred by Abby's sister, Corey Anger, Woodhull Labradors.  Gunner is Roger's uncle!

“Rocky” Riverbenz Rebel’s Rollingrock MH (FC-AFC Rebel With A Cause x Talgarth’s Hog Wild MH) completed his Master Hunter at the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston’s September Hunt test. Breeder/Owner/Handler Dave Sears.

Burri's Celestial Kestrel, CD, RE, NA, CLS-2, CGC, CC  finished her RE, Rally Excellent on 9/21,07 at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty in North Stonington, CT, her NA at the Old Colony Agility Club Trial in Topsfield on 9/9, and her CD on July 29th at the Newtown Kennel Club show in West Springfield.  Kestrel was bred by Gregory J. McCarthy, Judith Clark, Susan C. Willumsen (Ch Guideline’s Master Card X Willcare’s Miss Directed, JH), and is owned, loved , and handled by Barb Burri

MHR Birchangreen's Sweet Willyum MH (Will) completed his North American Hunting Retriever Association Master Hunting Retriever Title this Spring. Birchangreen QuikDraw McGraw CD SH (Tim) completed his CD title this Spring at the LRCPV Specialty. Tim placed third in all three qualifying legs. Will and Tim are bred/owned/trained/handled by Nona King and Tara Yohan.

Burri's Lofty LadyHawke, RN, CGC, CC, CLS-1, TDIA took 5th Place Games - Specialist Class at the CPE Agility National Trial in Bridgewater Nova Scotia on July 8,2007. 

Burri’s Celestial Kestrel, RA, CGC, CC earned her Rally Advanced Title on 3/17/07. Owned and handled by Barb Burri, bred by Gregory J. McCarthy, Judith Clark, Susan C. Willumsen (Ch Guideline’s Master Card X Willcare’s Miss Directed, JH)

Yarborough Star Happy Child, CDX, RE, UD bred by J. Kamis & N. Baker & L. Engle (Ch Wilcare’s Master of the Hunt JH, CD x Majestix Woodruff Primrose) earned her Utility Dog title at the 2007 Fun in the Sun Specialty. Owned and handled by Caron Bronstein.

Lobuff Major Yeager At Asquam JH (Lobuff Hollyridge The Aviator x Ol Bailey Wet And Wild) earned his Junior Hunter title at the Shorline Hunt Test on June 16th. Bred by Eileen D. Kelly, Yeager is co-owned by Nancy Laser- Wolston, Lisa Weiss and Julie Quigley- Smith, and is trained and handled by Nancy.

Westwind Nite-Sky of Montana UDX6 earned a perfect 200 score from the Open B class at the New England Dog Training Club’s spring obedience Trial held on March 31, 2007. Montana is owned and bred by Beth Chapman, Westwind Labradors. Montana was also HIT/ HC on Thursday(June 14th) at
the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston’s Specialty Show.

Pondview Rowdy Reed, MH ( K-Jo’s Cayenne Dan, MH x twin Lakes Brown Sugar) earned his Master Hunter Title at the LRCGB’s spring hunt test. Bred by Woody Thurman, Reed is owned, trained and handled by Jim Pickunka.

UCD HR SR Puddleducks Kyla O’Fairview, CDX, SH, WCX, RN, TDI completed her Rally Novice title at Casco Bay in April and earned her first Utility leg on May 6 at the Bullmastiff Obedience Trial in Franklin with a 1st place. Also, Kyla gained two UKC-HRC Finished passes at the Yankee Waterfowlers HRC Hunt Test, June 1&2

Grampian Lola Tortola Viking RN, JH,CGC, CC (Lola) earned her Rally Novice title at the 2007 Fun in the Sun Specialty. Lola went on to earn her Junior Hunter Title at the Black Creek Hunt Test in Berne, NY on June 24th 2007 with four straight passes. Lola and Dazzle are littermates and train together with co-owners Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren.

Snowden Hill Mango Crazy JH, RA, WC, CGC, CC earned her Rally Advanced title at the 2007 Fun in the Sun Specialty with three placements and in three straight runs. Bred by Gladys Rogers, co-owned with Gerrie Owren and Sarah Nolan, Mango lives with and is handled in all venues by both Robin and Gerrie.

Snowden Hill Miss DaisyMae,RN, JH,WC, CGC, CC, bred by Gladys Rogers (CH Ghoststone’s Louis
Downtown, CD x Snowden Hill My Friend Irma), earned her Rally Novice title at the 2007 Fun in the Sun Specialty. A the Black Creek Hunt Test in Berne NY on June 24th DaisyMae earned her Junior Hunter Title. Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren and Sarah Nolan co-own DaisyMae, who is trained and handled by Robin.

Grampian Bedizened Viking, RN, JH, CGC, WC, CC (Dazzle) (Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC, CC) earned two titles in one week. At the 2007 Fun in the Sun Specialty, Dazzle earned her Rally Novice title. At the Shoreline Hunt test at West Thompson, CT, Dazzle earned her Junior Hunter title in four straight passes, followed by a bumper leg at the Black Creek Hunt Test in Berne, NY. Bred by Robin Anderson, Dazzle is coowned, trained and handled by Gerrie Owren.

Viking Hil’die Tanzbarin JH, CC earned her Junior Hunter Title at the Long Island Hunting
Retreiver Club test on June 9th after four straight passes. Hildi is bred, trained and handled by Gerrie Owren, and coowned with Robin Anderson and Sarah Nolan.

Viking Gansett Baywatch, UDX, SH (Ganni) earned her Senior Hunter Title in four straight passes. Her title run was at the Shoreline Hunt test at West Thompson, CT on June 16th 2007. Ganni earned a bumper leg at the Black Creek Hunt Test on June 24th, bringing her passes up to five in a row. Ganni is bred, trained and handled by Gerrie Owren.

Danbridge Labs have several new titles and certificates!
Ch. Danbridge Indiana Jones WC
Ch. Danbridge Empress Josephine
Danbridge Kathryn The Great, CD, CGC, CC
Danbridge Rumor, CC
Ken & Marilyn Meewes are owners and breeders on all.
And at the Potomac:
Danbridge Pin-Up Girl (Ch. Danbridge Indiana Jones, WC X Wit’sEnd Origins Comedy Star), Lucy, took a second in Open Black Bitch.
Danbridge De’Lovely (same breeding - littermate) took a third in Novice Yellow Bitch.
Danbridge Just Wanna Have Fun (Ch. Ocean Spray MacGregor X Wit’sEnd Origins Comedy Star) rec’d 2 pair of scissors - one for each of her 9-12 classes (reg & swps) - making it down to the last 6 pups in each class.

Snowden Hill Mango Crazy JH, RN, WC, CGC, CC (Ch Dickendall Davaron Gable x Snowden Hill My Friend Irma) earned a Rally Advanced leg at the Potomac, came in Third in the Hunting Retriever Bitch class handled by Jen Leitao, and helped her Junior Handler, Sarah Nolan, come in first in their Novice Senior Class in Junior Showmanship. Mango is owned by Robin Anderson, Gerrie Owren and Sarah Nolan, and bred by Gladys Rogers.

While in Florida this past winter, Marlene Lendrim’s ‘Jet’ earned her CDX title. Graewall’s Pretty As A Picture, CDX, JH, WCI (Ch. Wynwood’s Sweetness In Motion x Graewall’s Cute As A Button) was bred by Patt Dunn, is co-owned by Pat Dunn and Marlene, and is trained & handled by Marlene.

Grampian Lola Tortola Viking, CGC, CC takes BOB at the RIKC show, April 16, 2007. Lola is owned and loved by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren. (Hollyhills Delby’s Samuel Adams x Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, JH, RA, WC, CGC, CC)

Summerthyme Dory Delight, RN, RA, WC, CC (Rocheby Suttonpark Showstopper x Old Orchard Farms Lady Di) earned her Rally Advanced title with a third place at the LRCP show April 11th, 2007, handled by Robin Anderson. Dory turned 9 years old on December 30, 2006.

Riverbenz Way To Go Tristan, CD, MH Tristan (Swift River’s Leap of Faith, MH (Risk) x Riverbenz High Hope, MH (Hope) completed his Master Hunter title at the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston Spring Hunt test. He is now officially Riverbenz Way to Go Tristan CD, MH owned and loved by Joey and Alex Edsall.

Beth Texeria's MacGregor’s Irish Surprise (Jenna) earns High in Trial with a score of 194 at the
LRCPV show May 12, 2007 Novice B Obedience competition

Pic's Come Back Kid CD, JH, WCX (JJ) earned his CD on May 6, 2007 with a 4th place in Acton, ME at the York County Kennel Club of Maine show handled by owner Jean Piccosi.

The Charles River Dog Training Club Trial on March 18, 2007, turned out to be a good venue for LRCGB members. Barb Burri's Celestial Kestrel RA, CGC, CC earned her RA Rally Advanced Title, while Rainer Fuchs's Maggie (UD, MX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, RE) and Timber Town Turn Me Loose "Kaya" (UD, VCD2, SH, RE) completed their Rally Excellent titles with a 1st and 4th place.

Burri's Lofty LadyHawke, RN, CGC, CC, TDIA has just earned the distinction, TDIA from Therapy Dogs, Therapy Dog Active Volunteer.  This is given for recognition of 50 therapy dog visits.  Hawke is owned and trained by Barb Burri.  Hawke has also been invited to come "speak" at the New Hampshire Library Conference in May.  She'll be sharing her experiences as a library reading dog! (Barb will help interpret)

2006

Rainer Fuchs's Maggie finished her UD at the Shrewsbury DTC trial on 12/09/06 with a second place. On November 26 she finished her Rally Advanced title and is now a UD, MX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, RA.

His dog Kaya completed her UD at the New England DTC trial on 12/10/06, finishing in 2nd place right behind Maggie, who got 1st place and a bumper leg. Kaya also earned her Rally Advanced title on November 26. Her official name is now Timber Town Turn Me Loose UD, VCD2, SH, RA.

Woodhull's Roger That earned his Canadian Championship at 16 months this summer, in 3 consecutive shows, with a junior handler (Elizabeth Anger, my niece). My chocolate boy (20 mos. on October 11th) is pointed in the US too! Owner: Abby and Bob Crosby, Sky Farm.

Grampian Raptor Mystique "Merlin" , RN, CGC, CC earned his Conformation Certificate at the Pawcatuck River LRC WC test on 9/16/06, and less than a week later completed his RN at the PRLRC specialty on 9/21/06, at the age of 10 months! Merlin is Snowden Hill’s Mango Crazy, RN, JH x Hollyhill Delby’s Samuel Adam. Merlin and his mom Mango completed their RN's on the same day. Merlin is co­owned by Barb Burri and Robin Anderson, and was bred by Robin Anderson.

Jan Johnson and Amy finished their MACH (Master Agility Championship), so Amy is now MACH J Marks Aiming High UD SH. Amy was in the top 10 of all Sporting Dogs for 2005 for MACH points in both AKC standard and jumpers agility. And this summer Amy also tried her paws at USDAA agility and finished her AD title. Amy is the daughter of Jan’s MACH LeeShore JMark’s What A Splash UDX SH and is breeder/owner trained and handled.

Chaos has a CD!! Corbett’s Operation Chaos CD, JH, WCI, CC, CGC was entered in five trials, qualifying in all and placing in four. I am very proud of my girl. Off to OPEN!! Owner: Pattie Duddy.

U-CD HR SR Puddleducks Kyla O'Fairview, SH, CDX, WCX, CGC, TD. I Wearing my Nancy Baker Memorial Duck Call (for spiritual guidance) and being judged by Paul Young (how befitting!) and Cathy Forsyth, Kyla and I passed our 4th Senior Hunter test with style on August 27th at the Penobscot HRC in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. We are very proud of our little Chocolate "angel"(??) and ready to undertake our next "mission NOT-impossible". Owner Cheryl & Dave Palmer.

Surfer, Vikng Surf's Up JH-WC-CC, earned his JH title at 23 months. Surfer earned his JH title on 8-13-06 at the Yankee Waterfowlers Hunting Retriever Club Hunt Test. Surfer earned his title in four consecutive hunt tests. He was bred by Gerrie and John Owren of Viking Labradors. His Dam is Viking Zinka Dew CD-JH-WC "Zinka" and his Sire is Ch. Aquarius Centercourt Delight "Buzz" . He is owned and loved by Melody and Dan Losea.

Peggy Lands' Jarrett earned his CD in three straight trials with two class placements in May. He is now known as Am/Can CH Nightwind Start Your Engines CD, JH.

Peggy Lands' Skye (aka Nightwind Positive Vibration) has had a great July. At the LRC of the Pioneer Valley supported entry, Skye went BOS in Sweeps out of the 9-12 months class under breeder-judge Sharon Fanning (Cloverdale). At the Pawcatuck River LRC supported entry, Skye won
her 9-12 mos sweeps class under breeder-judge Susan Lazarchick (Weymouth). She also won her
regular class and went on to take Reserve Winner's Bitch to the major.

Sandy Maclean's dog, Ocean Spray Rockefeller, finished his championship at
the Wampanoag K C . Sire is CH Aquarius Centercourt Delight Dam CH Ocean Spray Margo.

Ocean Spray Chantilly Lace is off and running, receiving her first agility title, NAP, on July 9th.

OTCH Westwind Nite-Sky of Montana UDX3, TDIA owned by Beth Chapman, competed on July 14-16th at the Vermont Cluster in Essex Junction, Vermont. Montana went HIT and HC on Friday with a perfect 200 out of the Utility class. On Saturday Montana went HIT and HC again with a 200 in each class for a perfect high combined score of 400. This is the first time it has ever been done in New England. It has only been done two or three other times in the history of AKC. Montana has also been invited to compete at the National Obedience Invitational to be held this December in Long Beach CA.

Timber Town Turn Me Loose VCD2, JH finished her Open Agility Jumpers title at the Providence Kennel Club trial with a first place. The OAJ was also the last missing requirement for the Versatile Companion Dog 2 title, which recognizes advanced performance in Obedience, Agility and Tracking. According to AKC statistics, together with Ellen Brinker’s Caper, Kaya is now one of only two Labs in New England with a VCD2 title. Owner Rainer Fuchs.

Grampian Raptor Mystique, aka MERLIN, earned his CGC. He's owned by Robin Anderson and Barb Burri. Bred by Robin Anderson. Loved and Handled by Barb Burri. Parents:Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, CGC x Holly Hill Delby's Samuel Adams Born 11/12/05 - CGC before 6 months old (by one day)

Snowden Hill Mango Crazy, CGC (CH Dickendall Davaron Gable x Snowden Hill My Friend Irma) bred by Gladys W. Rogers and owned by Robin Anderson and Gerrie Owren went WB/BOS in Warwick under judge Roy Cuneo on April 16, 2006 at the Rhode Island Kennel Club show. Mango went on to earn her second leg towards her JH title at the LRCGB's Spring Hunt Test. Handled by Gerrie Owren and judged by Donna L. Williams and Debi Smith with Ernest Smith apprentice, we're very proud of our talented and beautiful girl, Mango.

Congratulations to Sealcove's Bold N Luscious, JH, WCI, CGC. Not only did Emily receive her 1st leg toward her novice rally obedience title at LRCP, but also took a 3rd place in her class. Owned by Pam Nolin-Shaw and Scott Shaw.

Emily would also like to congratulate her mother, CH Sealcove's Mudluscious on her 4th place she took in the 7-9yr veteran bitch class at LRCP, the largest of the veterans classes. Go Annie!!

Majestx George of Bunkerhill earned a utility title in obedience in Springfield on Saturday, April 22nd in the Utility B class with a score of 193 and Highest Scoring Labrador Retriever in Utility B and also a bumper leg on Sunday, April 23rd with a score of 194. Owned by Susan Niewiera.