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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!
In addition to the two Junior Hunter legs that she earned last weekend (see our previous post), Nina switched gears a few times over the last few days and earned:
Crusoe has spent the last few weeks working on basic obedience and practicing his manners for the show ring. This past weekend, Crusoe went to his first UKC show and won a Best of Breed and Gundog Group 4! He also earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen title!
For us, the month of May means that Spring has finally arrived -- snow is usually gone by mid-month, ponds warm up after ice out, the spring peepers start singing, bugs start buzzing and Nature starts to paint bright colors and beautiful blooms.
This May, we are excited to get back to field training. With the our dogs' natural ability and field drive, our Winter-long obedience training crosses right over to have field fun with bumpers and birds. We love to see these sweeties doing what our breed is meant to do. Watching a flat-coat use its natural drive in the field is art in motion.
Hope you all are enjoying the bright blue skies, warm weather and all that nature offers!
This past weekend, at the NorthEast Flat-Coated Retriever Club's annual meeting, Nina and King were recognized with special Versatility Awards. In 2018, they both earned multiple titles in different performance venues including conformation, field, obedience and rally. Combined, they have received this award at least six times now.
Our breed standard defines the Flat-Coated Retriever as "versatile". We love our dogs, really enjoy training and competing with them in different venues, and are proud that they are "versatile."
Can't wait for the fun to continue!!
Today, Crusoe won his Bred By class, then Winner's Dog for his first major championship points. He finished by winning Best of Winners, Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor, and a nice placement in a strong Bred By Ehibitor Sporting Group. Nice start for this 6-month old pup. Momma Nina cheered him on both days and added some Grand Champion points too. Best of all, we ll had fun!
It's AKC official! Earlier this month, Nina finished her Rally Intermediate title with style!!
In a very competitive class, Nina finished 1st with a High Score that was more than 10 points above the second place dog. This was her final qualifying test for Rally Intermediate. The judge complimented her heeling, her attention and her happy attitude! This went one, two, three with all Q's. This girl is so fun and easy to train...can't wait to see what she does next!