Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pup on her way to Regina

Picture of a Pie/Dex pup on her way to Regina with her new owner. 

pup on her way to Regina with her new owner.

An update of Jake

Hi Don,

Thought you would like an update of Jake.  Taken today with his favourite toy.  He is such a big part of our family now hard to remember a time without him!!  
Hope your summer is going good!



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Picture of Carl

Hi Don,

How are you? Hope that all is well with you and Pierette and all the dogs. Attached is a picture of Carl from the Natal Day long weekend. He is doing great.

Thanks Don,


Rocky (pics)


Manny and Sky


Thought you would like to see pic of Manny ( 11 months - Pat & Storm) and Sky (5 months - Dot & Ai).  They are the sweetest puppies and best of friends. 


Manny & SkyManny & Sky

Here are some new pics of Roxy

Hey Don! 

How's your summer? The weather here in NL had been fantastic! Here are some new pics of Roxy :)



Friday, August 11, 2017

Pictures of Olly and Boston

Hi Don,

Just a couple of pictures of Olly and Boston meeting up for some fun! Olly has the blue collar. 


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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Introducing Jethro

This is Jethro. He is a real sweety, very gentle dog for his age. Also comes from fully health tested parents. Even so, i will be having him tested once he is a little older.  He he is totally different from  Noah and thats ok. There will never be another like  him, he was just that special. There has not been a single day when his name is not mentioned in our house, and I dont think I will ever get over loosing him.



Daisy is growing like a weed!


Just a quick update on Willow

Hi Don, 

Just a quick update on Willow.  She is getting ready to celebrate her 2nd birthday in October and is a wonderful, fantastic member of the family.  There is no doubt she is a Lab as her love of the water is simply amazing, she has no fear at all.  I have attached a few photos of a recent trip to Fundy National Park where she spent time surfing the waves and chasing the biggest sticks we could find. 

All the best, 



Here are some pictures of Henri

Hi Don,  

Here are some pictures of Henri from this weekend. As you can see he enjoys swimming!  He's such a great dog and companion!  

Thank you for all you do! 

Mike, Danielle & Henri 


Lucy is doing awesome

Hi Don,

Lucy is doing awesome.  She's potty trained and leash trained.  She makes us laugh every day.  She's so cute and funny.  I'll attach some pics of her camping (her favorite thing to do).

Niki :)


Poppy is growing like a bad weed!

Hi Don,

Poppy is growing like a bad weed! She is a smart and very good pup. She has long legs and big paws. At her last vet visit two weeks ago, she was almost 24lbs. She's still a bit mouthy, but her attempts at chewing hands has improved dramatically. Olivia and I work with her every day and she gets a lot of love and socialization (people and dogs).

I'll have to check my camera for a more recent photo, but here are a couple from my phone from 3 weeks ago at the beach, and two weeks ago at home. 




Friday, July 28, 2017

This is Dee's first attempt at the CKC title of CD

This is Dee's first attempt at the CKC obedience title of CD. She earned 196/200 first day and 195.5 for HIT (High In Trial) the second day. She needs only one more qualifying score to earn the title, 170 points or more.


Don and DeeDeeDeeDee

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Some newer pictures of Carl

Hi Don and Pierette,

I am sending you, much later than expected, some newer pictures of Carl (taken in July). As you can see, he is growing into a lovely, gentle, sleepy lab. He has tons of energy and is getting close to 40 pounds now.

He still wakes up terribly (and unnecessarily) early—but I have taken Don's advice and put his crate in the basement... and invested in ear plugs. Everyone is much happier. See—even lab owner/lovers can learn.

Hope all is well and we'll see you soon,
Michele, Carl, and family.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I entered Dee in her first obedience trials.

I entered Dee in her first obedience trials, they were in Kensington, PE.  She qualified in Novice B with 195.5, missing High In Trial by .5 to a dog with much more experience and the title of OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion).   Not bad for a lab less than one year old!   Today though she earned HIT with a score of 194.  Michael CALHOUN of Montreal judged both days.  I have been under him many times but this may be the last as he is retiring.  I have never met an obedience handler  who hasn’t said that Michael wasn’t their most favorite judge.  I have attached a copy of the score sheet to show what she had to do and where she was less than perfect.


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Scotty is great

Scotty is great. I think you cheated us though . This is not a dog. He grows to a size of a dinosaur. We met his sister few days back and she is a third of his size. For the most part he is a great dog. Didn’t destroy anything at home. House training was amazing. Can’t remember when was his last accident (I think two or three times since we got him). Training also getting better. In the house there are no issues, outside is much harder. Especially when the “vacuum mode “ is on, but we will get there. 

I have two concerns. First he is way too friendly. To anyone and everything (some time it can be a real problem). The second bigger problem is that his mom wants another puppy “so Scotty will have someone to play with”. So please don’t answer her call for the next year or so until he grows up a little....



Pile of pups

Pie and Dex’s Litter at 2 weeks, their eyes will soon be open and they will be eating puppy food. 


Pie, Dex's at 2 wks

Miss Calypso

She sure doesn't look like a puppy in this one i took today.  She of course loves the beach!  Did some "off-leash" training to come to the whistle today, she did very well!


Miss CalypsoMiss Calypso

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Lucy is is so smart and beautiful

Lucy is so smart and beautiful that we are all just as pleased as can be. It's such a joy to walk through the door after a hard day's work, call out "Lucy, I'm home!," and then have her gallop to greet you! I doubt that will ever get old.


She's growing well, though we're just getting over a very expensive swallowed sock.  First, I'm glad that she's no worse for wear and that we had the health insurance. Second, we've puppy-proofed the house several times so, I don't know how she managed to get the sock!  I'm sure that won't be the last bizarre thing that she eats. We love Dr Carnegie and know that clinic from a previous cat that we owned.


She's coming along quite nicely on practical commands (eg sit, stand, lie down, stay, come here, heel, fetch) and we've taught her "paw" and "high paw" for fun. She gets so much pleasure out of being clever enough to do "high paw" (i.e. "high five") that it's like a reward when she does one of the more practical commands well. I was also quite pleased at how well she responded when I introduced the whistle last week. So far, she comes immediately when I do the 4-blast command, though I haven't practised it in the face of distraction, yet.


She's a beautiful dog.


Thanks so much again,


Joy (pic)

This is JOY, she is from Brie/Dex 4 mos old.



Merlin's weekend adventures

Here's a few shots from the weekend adventures. We had quite a bit of rain so the rivers were raging. We picked up a coyote friend for Merlin (kidding, my friends mutt but we are fairly confident there is some fox or coyote inthere somewhere!). Wonderful personality though and a good hiking buddy.  


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