Find out what Jill and Theresa have been up to!
On January 12, 2020 we welcomed 8 little ones into the world. Nina, the 4 boys, and 4 girls are all doing exceptionally well. They are growing so fast and we're enjoying watching their little personalities start to shine through.
This litter also shares a special birthday with our King, who left us last September but we know he is an angel looking over these little ones.
While we will do our best to update our website and respond to people during this time, please be patient with us. If you are looking for more puppy photos, Theresa regularly posts on her instagram feed and story. You can check our her page (and follow for regular updates) here
So proud of the Beachy Keen Littermates ~ they turn one year old today!
These lovely babies have grown into smart, confident, amazing pups. They are all in fabulous, loving families. And, they're having all kinds of fun enjoying the best things life has to offer, and of course they are all great at sharing flattie kisses.
We love that EVERY family stays in touch with us, and some even sent pictures of their special birthday pup!
Today, Jill and Nina travelled to Connecticut to compete in an AKC Huny Test.
We've had a very busy few weeks! Here are the results:
Last weekend, Jill and Nina attended the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club Hunt Test in Torrington, CT. The tests were challenging, but they walked away with two more legs towards Nina's Junior Hunter title. This means that Nina now has three of the four total qualifying legs towards her title.
We're very excited for the rest of the summer!
We will be attending the shows in W. Springfield, MA from Friday July 5th to Sunday July 7th. We will have both Crusoe and Nina with us! We don't know what time we'll be showing yet, but if you're interested in visit please let us know.
We are also planning on attending UKC shows throughout New England as the summer moves on.
If you are interested in meeting us and/or the dogs, please contact us!
~Jill & Theresa
Our show calendar this year is going to be lighter than it has been the last few years. While we will continue to show our dogs, we have goals for our dogs outside of the "fluff and puff" dog show world. Both Nina and Crusoe will be working on achieving titles in many other venues, like obedience, rally, and field.
We will be in Norwalk, CT on Saturday June 8th for the Flat Coated Retriever Society of America Supported Entry.
We are also planning on attending the 4th of July Cluster shows with both Nina and Crusoe, although we do not know which days or which events we will be entered in.
We will also be attending UKC dog shows (mostly in Westfield, MA) throughout the summer.
Feel free to come out and meet us!
We will keep everyone posted on results!
~Jill & Theresa
After a live flier day with Nina successfully retrieving doubles on land and water, Nina and Jill took the time for some fun bumpers.
Nina is usually a very good girl. She has never taken food off of the table, counters, or gotten into the trash... Until last night.
Last night we had hamburgers for dinner. My Dad made his plate and turned around to grab silverware for his dinner. In that split second, Nina decided that she was going to help herself to the top half of him hamburger bun that teetered on the edge of the counter. Out of the corner of my eye I saw her, stopped her midway through a chomp, and removed the surprisingly unharmed bun from her mouth.
Dad got a new bun.
As dinner was being cleaned up, the trash (located on rollers in the cabinet so the dogs aren't tempted) I look over and Nina is eating something. It isn't uncommon by any means that Nina might get a nibble of leftovers. After a census of the Kuchinos family revealed that no one had, in fact fed her, I walked over to open her mouth.
This revealed that she had somehow managed to rifle through a few layers of trash to get...
We laughed. She got half the bun. And then she gave me this nasty look for only letting her have half the bun.
We're staying warm and enjoying a wonderful New Hampshire winter! Nina and Crusoe have been enjoying their long hikes in the beautiful white woods!
We are planning at attending some dog shows in Massachusetts over the next couple of months! If anyone is interested in meeting us and our dogs, please reach out!
~Jill and Theresa
The cold and snow of New England Winters have set in this month. Even with sometimes subzero temperatures, we still hike and play outside every day.
This is a slow time for dog shows and competitions, but we keep very busy anyway. Nina is continuing obedience and rally training. She is also doing yard drills for field. Nina seems more than ready to earn her Junior Hunt title, but we'll see more about that when there's open water. Baby Crusoe is not such a baby anymore. He is working on growing, learning manners, and has started basic obedience training. Nina and Crusoe have a great time together with Moxie, Henry and Bella joining in. This month, Pearl visited for just over two weeks. This sweetie and Crusoe still love puppy play. We're so lucky to have these flat coats who crack us up with their antics!
Hope you're enjoying the New Year and Winter!