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Willow has pups! New Labradoodle Pups at Our Kennel

Willow, our Standard Bred Poodle has had a litter of eleven pups!   The sire is our Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Digger. The litter has both male and female and four different colors – Chocolate, Parchment, Caramel, and Black. Female pups from this litter should be around 65 lbs. while males should be around 75 lbs. […]

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New Standard Bred Poodle

Some time ago we began debating the need for our oldest son, Parker, who is mentally and physically handicapped, to have a dog to care for. He and I both felt strongly that we needed an in-the-house dog that would be gentle and wouldn’t be leaving hair all over. We studied and thought about it […]

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Getting back into the puppy business

In the past several years our females have gotten older and have “gone the way of the world.” In fact, our beloved female, Dizzie, is now older and has cancer. She will need to be put down in the next few weeks. We have not kept up on getting younger dogs and so there has […]

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Meg

Meg is our newest female labrador retriever. She will be bred to our male Digger and should have some outstanding pups. We are excited to see what this breeding produces.

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Teaching Ridge to sit – Part II

Ridge is now 14 weeks old and I have been working with him on an infrequent basis. today is probably the 6th day of training on sit. As you can see in the video below, Ridge is already doing very well. I have been increasing the time he is required to sit and have been […]

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Ridge’s first pigeon

Yesterday about 8:00 pm we gave Ridge his first pigeon to retrieve. It is a dead and frozen bird. I like to use frozen birds to start out a puppy because I believe a live bird is just too much for a young puppy to handle. Similarly, a freshly killed bird is just too floppy […]

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Ridge’s First Retrieve with remote throw

Today Jim (Beckley) and I went out training and Ridge went along. Jim stood about 30 yards away as the “gunner.” He was set up just like for our older dogs with a duck call and training pistol. He blew the call, shot the gun, and threw Ridge’s paint roller dummy. We were on lawn […]

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