Saturday, December 31, 2011


Hello Don and Pirette,


We hope you had a great Christmas. Bruin likes the tree, as the picture shows.


Bruin is growing like a weed. He weighed in at 21 lbs at the vet this morning. He is following the basic commands ( sit and come) and starting to fetch his toys.

It looks like we have him house broken as he now goes to the door when he needs out. Take care and we will keep you posted on his development.


Kendall, Krista, Courtney, Sarah and Bruin




Gotta love a stormy day in December!

Hi Don,

Just the old gal and I out in the mud today - she put in 5 good retrieves and chased my 6th duck downtide until I got worried I'd lose her, so I called her in and called it a day!



Last 2011 puddle duck hunt

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gunny (aka Angus) at 5 months old

Hi Don

Attached is a photo of Gunny (aka Angus) at 5 months old. He is very bright, he has lots of retrieve drive,, has an excellent nose and can easily find hiden bumpers with a wing attached, he is perfect on the sit; stay and come commands and we are still working on heel. 




Noah at Hilton Head beach

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Hi Don


Sorry it has taken so long to get a picture to you, Levi is a hard one to get a good picture of, he always moves just when the camera clicks!!  Levi has been just a joy to have around, he is a great puppy and everyone thinks he is just handsome!!!  We are so happy to have him with us.


Merry Christmas


Levi with his favorite toy



Hi  Don

I send the picture of Chelsea taken this morning to Wayne and Jill.

Here is their comment on a Doindogs Lab. I suggest you put their opinion on your website with the picture of Chelsea. Their comment makes me feel proud.  I expect you will feel the same only more so.





Good Morning Gary

What a spectacular photo, she really is a beautiful Labrador and it makes me feel great to see such lovely dogs of excellent type and quality. Thank you for sending the pic.

Wayne and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we hope that 2012 brings you all you hope for. We really enjoyed our time with Don and meeting you while we were in Canada.

Best wishes



Hi from SC

Hi Don,
So here we are in sunny and warm Beaufort SC.  Having lots of fun so far :-).  I have posted lots more pictures on facebook.
Take care


Halloween pic (little late)

Halloween little late

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Don, here is Keough on Dec 4th. He is a joy ! Great weather here. He did a double retrieve yesterday (blind second retrieve)...lkely a fluke but what the heck. He especially likes to retrieve my leather gloves.




Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi Don,

Just wanted to send along a photo of Angus that I shot tonight. He’s 5 now, you can see the grey creeping in (I can’t talk, I have my own greys).

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas, and wishing you all health, happiness, and success in the new year.

Theresa, Steve, Olivia, Anna... and of course, Angus  =)

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Noah and Santa

Hi Don

Yesterday, the Toronto Humane Society had a pet pics with Santa and so we took Noah :-)



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Turkey Tickets!

Final arrangements have been made for me to take two pups to Turkey, the tickets came overnight!  I am unable to leave Halifax until 7 January because all airlines leaving Halifax refuse to take pets over the Christmas period.  I leave January 7th, stop in Toronto for only 5 hours and then a direct flight to Istanbul.  I will be sure to get lots of pictures!  I get Turkey for Christmas, just a little late.

Ch. Doindogs Chelsea Marie & Friends

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Zarah (pic)





Here is Zarah going for a swim in New York.  She is from Rose, a litter-mate to Mud.



Saturday, November 26, 2011


Hi Don.

Chelsea's pup Jag made 7 duck retrieves today. That makes 54 for the season! He has not missed one yet.

The owner is so happy.


Thirsty Pups

Saturday, November 19, 2011


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is committing more than $1.5 million in 2012 on research grants to help dogs live longer, healthier lives.


CHF approved 21 OAK grants to 14 research institutions and universities to conduct research covering canine health issues such as cataracts, carcinoma, dermatitis, epilepsy, liver disease, lymphoma, melanoma, and osteosarcoma. This year's grants cover research of diseases affecting all dogs and specific breeds, such as Australian Shepherds, Bassett Hounds, Greyhounds, Havanese, Irish Wolfhounds, Scottish Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs and West Highland White Terriers.

"The selection of these grants represents great potential in advancing the health of all dogs and their owners," said CHF Chief Executive Officer and General Counsel Terry Warren. "The Foundation is dedicated to funding sound scientific research and disseminating health information that can prevent, treat and cure canine disease."

This year CHF received 109 OAK grant proposals. Part of CHF's two-level grant structure, the annually awarded OAK grants are one- to two-year, in-depth research projects that examine causes, provide accurate diagnosis and prognosis and develop effective treatments for canine disease. CHF also funds short-term research throughout the year called ACORN grants, which frequently produce preliminary data for possible future OAK proposals.

The canine and human genomes are highly similar. Thus, most canine diseases also occur in humans. "Research funded by the Foundation often provides information for discoveries in human illnesses," Warren said. "There are a number of research projects this year that have the potential to be translational from dogs to humans. As a result, we are not only helping our beloved companions, but we are helping ourselves."

CHF has invested more than $26 million in canine health research since its inception in 1995. Funding for the CHF OAK grants comes from a variety of sources. "We are fortunate to have fantastic support from the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare and Pfizer Animal Health," said Warren. "We also receive contributions from many all-breed, parent and specialty dog clubs as well as dog lovers around the world."

CHF has a distinctive and thorough grant process. It starts with gathering information from the American Kennel Club Parent Clubs, dog owners, breeders, veterinarians, academic institutions and researchers to establish canine health research priorities, which are posted on the CHF website at "We encourage our investigators to submit applications based on these research priorities," explained Warren.

Researchers can submit research pre-proposals each year beginning in January. Once the pre-proposal period ends, the applications are initially reviewed by the CHF Grants Committee and often by experts in the application's field of study. Approximately one-third of the pre-proposals are selected for the researcher to submit a full proposal. Those applications are evaluated by volunteer peer reviewers. The CHF Board of Directors and Grants Committee then make the final decisions and award grants each fall.

For more details on the 2012 CHF research grants, visit

CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at for more information about the Foundation.

About CHF
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF's mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, NestlĂ© Purina PetCare, Pfizer Animal Health, dog clubs and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $33.2 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at for more information.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Canadian Champion Doindogs Noah RN

Hi Don

Here are the 'official' pictures of today's BIG wins.

THANK YOU so much for all your support and for giving us our beloved Noah.

I will be mailing you the hard copy pictures in a day or two.

With love from a very very hapy and proud Vanessa and family.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Couper (pics)


Dot (pics)


Jill (pics)

JillJill With Satisfied Look

Tucker update (pics)

Hi Don,

It’s been awhile since I last gave you an update on Tucker. We have had quite a busy fall out on the marsh and in the field. He has shown  great enthusiasm for birds and retrieving. I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress he has made this fall. The highlight so far had to be his first goose, which was banded to boot!! It has been a joy watching him grow into a great family pet and hunting companion. We are going to try for some Whistler’s in the coming weeks out on the river. I am sure if I can knock some down Tucker will go get them!!

Take care,


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Rogue update (pics)

Hey Don,

Just an update on Rogue, she's a whopping 28.7 lbs, hasn't had an accident
in 10 days, and that one was only out of jealousy (I had someone over and
wasn't paying attention to her, haha).

She fetches, she walks calmly on the leash--just up and down the backyard
for now--and she knows "find it". She stays for basically ever, longest I've
had her stay is close on 15 minutes.

She doesn't chew shoes, doesn't really chew on the furniture anymore, the
only thing I cant get her out of is chewing on any belonging of Nicole's,
haha. I think it's because she's a source of excitement, and doesnt really
practice much in the way of rules or boundaries with her--fortunately they
don't spend much time alone together haha.

I have videos, unfortunately I don't think my phone will let me send then.
Here's a few pictures of my pretty girl to get you by, haha.