Sunday, December 27, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I wanted to write to let you know that Jett is the most extraordinary, wonderful dog. He has the most calm temperament and is so easy to train (although I still need to work on his recall), and he is absolutely beloved in the neighbourhood. You were so right that labs will do things that please us because I know he detects when I am unhappy with him. He works hard for his treats and yet is not driven by them; he seems to enjoy being only in our company and is a happy, happy boy. All three of us adore him and delight in his developing personality. I have attached a photo of him from a few weeks ago.
Looking forward to having a visit with you sometime soon.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2016.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Oh my goodness. We had another awesome day tracking with Jeff . Noah was a little but tired as it was very hot but her rocked none the less.
Jeff was offering Noah to one of his police buddies but he said that He had no one who could handle so much dog lol
So thrilled that we had this opportunity and to train with the master! Hopefully we will come again in the spring
I think this was easily one of the best days of our lives. We are so lucky that Jeff was available to train with Noah. We did 5 tracks in so e really difficult conditions, thick brush etc and Noah rocked.
Also got to train with real canine cop team which was very exciting.
Of course everyone was super impressed with Noah.
He is now officially a double TD
Can't wait for tomorrow
Monday, December 14, 2015
Charlie is enjoying the first snow! He loves any state of water, and doesn't tire of swimming. Charlie has been in just about every lake and river Julie and I know of between buckfield and northern new brunswick.
We did obedience training for the first year or so. He was always first to learn, but he's sooooo energetic! He would learn something and need to go on to the next right away. I think we're going to do agility this spring. If we keep him thinking and moving he tires out really nice.
Honestly we were the ones that needed more training than him. Also zero health issues, you have such healthy and beautiful dogs!
Attached a few pics from today's fun in the snow. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Albert and Julie Clark!
Friday, December 11, 2015
An incurable, paralyzing disease in humans is now genetically linked to a similar disease in dogs. Researchers from the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute have found that the genetic mutation responsible for degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs is the same mutation that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the human disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. As a result of the discovery, which will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, researchers can now use dogs with DM as animal models to help identify therapeutic interventions for curing the human disease, ALS.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
It's been a while since I've given you an update on Bigby. I feel I need to thank you for bringing this wonderful companion into my life. He's been a great buddy to have by my side on our adventures.
He's happy, healthy and doing very well :)
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bee, Jet, Liz, Mud and Mutt are now retired. Pie and Brie have passed all their health certifications with excellent results, I will send their information for posting as soon as I get good pictures of them. Most need better pictures now! I’m very pleased with a black female, a Storm pup! She is only 4 months old, very trainable, quiet, birdy and good looking. I’ll patiently waiting for her to be six months old so I can have PennHIP evaluation of her hips, I’m sure the dna tests will be fine because of Storm!!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Daisy has been doing very well. She is certainly a very busy little puppy. We are enjoying teaching her the rules of the house. Something our 3 year old black female lab is helping out with. When we got her at 7 weeks she was 8.5 pounds. At her 11 week check up she weighed in at 19 lbs. I'm guessing she's up to 30 lbs now. I've included a few photos of her over the last few weeks.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Hope all is well. can you believe it will be 1 year since we met you and Badem for the first time?!!! We will celebrate it on Monday. Badem has changed our lives forever. He is lovely and very smart! Thanks again for the greatest joy in our lives.
I hope you are doing great, i just took this photo of badem and he looks just amazing. He is our life companion and we feel really lucky to have him with us, so thank you again..
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Vanessa took Noah to a tracking test in USA. He drew the #1 so ran first and qualified! I have watched them work, it's hard to say which one has the most fun. It's also difficult to say which one exerts the most effort
Vanessa and Noah have been a prime example of an ideal owner with an ideal example of what a Labrador should look and act like! Congratulations, well deserved.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
At the end of the Obedience Trial Wendy took Annalou to the area near the Show Photographer. It was busy with lots of Handlers, Owners and Dogs.Wendy put Annalou's ribbon on the stand and left Annalou to go and complete a form for a picture.Totally on her own, Annalou got up on the stand and laid down with her paw contently resting on her new CD ribbon.Walt Norris's assistant saw Annalou and said look at that. Everyone turned to look at Annalou very relaxed, calmly waiting and ignoring all the dogs and people around her.Walt quickly took this picture and exclaimed "I like this dog. This is what Labs are supposed to be like"!