Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sadie update

Hi Don,

Hope all is well with you.All is well with us, and Sadie is doing great too! Here is a picture of her from our trip out to camp late this fall.Hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you all of the very best this New Year.

Take care,



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Couper ready for Christmas

Totally chilled out, lol. Merry Christmas.

Couper ready for Christmas

Monday, December 22, 2014

Noah having fun at Hilton head

Poor abused Noah, not having any fun at the beach :)


Noah having fun at Hilton headNoah having fun at Hilton head


Deke update

Deke and I went gunless pheasant hunting again today. He flushed one nice rooster!


Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas from Susan & Nya

Hi Don,

Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy new year!  Nya is doing well, and thankfully doesn’t bother with the tree or decorations.  She chewed up an empty gift bag but that’s all.  Hope you are all doing well.  

Susan & Nya

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pheasant hunt with Deke and the boys

Hi Don,

I've attached a couple of photos of Deke and one of Hunter, Deke and MacKenzie from our pheasant hunt on Nov 29. 


Pheasant hunt with Deke and the boysPheasant hunt with Deke and the boysPheasant hunt with Deke and the boys

Monday, December 08, 2014

Helen Springs Station, Australia

Sent from Kadnook Kennels (Australia)

Road  Trains 

This  is a recent  email sent regarding the cattle trains at Helen Springs  Station. 
There  are interesting statistics.    
There  are 17 trucks with 3 trailers and 2 decks per  trailer; 
Therefore  there are 102 decks of cattle and there would be  approximately 
28  cattle per deck; This totals 2,856 head of  cattle 
The  cattle will weigh approximately 500kg each (1102.3  lbs.) 
The  sale price for cattle at Longreach is approx. 165c/kg  (75c/lb.) 
Each  animal will therefore be sold at  $825. 
Total  revenue from this analysis is  $2,356,200 
Another  interesting  fact: 
Each  trailer has 24 tyres plus a dolly with 8  tyres 
For  the 72 trucks there are 4,464 tyres on the  road 
Road  trains loading cattle at Helen Springs Station, north  of  Tennant Creek 


Helen Springs StationHelen Springs StationHelen Springs StationHelen Springs Station

Noah with Santa :-)

Noah with Santa

Drew in her training gear

Hi Don, 

Here is a picture of Drew in her service dog training gear, in a doctor's waiting room.

She's just started her second heat, so we don't take her out working at the moment, but she's done some good work.  She helped my girlfriend get up in the washroom when her service dog wasn't handy; guided me through a store when I told her to find the elevator, and laid quietly in the hickory farms store surrounded by sausages. 

We also took her "bird startling", as I don't have everything for hunting yet.  She flushed a partridge, and put the spaniel to shame.  Someday I'll be able to shoot the bird for her, so she can retrieve it. 



Jaxx update

She is doing well for 7 months 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

A pair of Tens

Jet's daughter Maggie at 10 years  -  Rose's granddaughter Annalou at 10 months



Both Doindogs Dogs


A pair of 10s

Nya at 10 Months

Hi Don,

Nya is doing great!  She loves walks and playing with my nephews.  Her growth is not as noticeable lately, she is 56 lbs and 21 inches (floor to shoulder).  She is very active and her training is going well.  She needs a lot of reinforcement for things like “stay” because she doesn’t like having to sit still.  She’s always on the move!  I hope you are doing well.  


Nya @ 10 monthsNya @ 10 months

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bosley Update

Good afternoon Don!

Wanted to let you know Bosley is doing great!! He is growing fast! He is a smart dog....on that note we are definitely still interested in getting together with you Don to do some training. He is 3 1/2 months old now. When do you recommend starting? Keep us posted on when you would be available, I know you are a busy man. 

Be in touch



Friday, November 21, 2014

Bela hunting

Here's a couple pics from this week. Things are heating up for us and the dogs around here. Lots of limits, and hence, work for the labs.

Bela on moving waterBela in the corn

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lucky Dog

I had great concerns before bring my first pup to Turkey, but I couldn't be more pleased now! The owner not only loves his dog, he does everything he can to properly train and look after him in every way. He couldn't be more pleased, nor could I. His trainer told us that Dubi is by far the best lab in Turkey! She has a dog show on CNN Turkey, she wants information about my other dogs and plans a visit. The couple who bought Badim will probably use her also but they haven't met yet.


Badem in Turkey

Lunch in Turkey, Yesterday

Badim's new owner takes him everywhere!

Lunch in TurkeyLunch in Turkey

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Istanbul Today

More fine weather 18c at 9am! I make apple pies at Gizems place then we go to the country.

Istanbul, TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey

Breakfast at Karim's, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, TurkeyBreakfast in Istanbul w/ Badem

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Turkey Trip

Hi All, 

Badem and I landed in Instanbul and after lots of waiting we managed to find each other and cleared customs.   Gizem was more than happy with her pup, we just arrived at her home.  Kerim and her have been talking, he will be over soon and I will stay at his house.  The only concern I have is that Badem will be over protected!  Gizem wanted to go straight to her vet who is waiting to meet him, even though it is Sunday.  I am as pleased this trip as I was before.  He will be shown, obedience trained and will be a hunter!  Move over Noah, there will be a new king!!! 

A very rough ride but I managed to sleep some.  Temp is 15C here with thin overcast. 


Brie & Rye update

 Hi Don,     

Hope all well. I guess you are getting ready for your trip to Turkey, be safe and enjoy your stay..    Here are a few pics of the clan..... Cabot Trail 2014... Brie & Rye under my kitchen table playing and being silly....lol Brie just started her heat again and I am sure Rye's turn is coming soon.....oh the Lab-ba house.... :) 


Brie & RyeBrie & RyeBrie & RyeBrie & Rye

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Annalou had a great weekend at the Moncton Shows

Annalou had a great weekend at the Moncton Shows.

On Saturday she won Best Puppy in Breed, Winners Bitch, Best Puppy in Sporting group and Best Puppy in the Show!!!!  She earned 2 points.On Sunday Annalou had another great day. She won Best of Winners, Best Puppy in Breed, Best of Opposite Sex, and Best Puppy in Sporting Group. She won 3 points Sunday.Saturday evening at the Maritime Spectacular she Won Best Puppy in Sporting Group. After Sunday she has earned 8 out 10 points for her CKC Championship.She was in the Rings 6 times Sunday and 8 times Saturday.  Wendy Bennett worked extremely hard with her.


proud owner/breederBest Puppy in Breed