Monday, April 12, 2010

Veterinary Services Approval Reminder
Hello to everyone out there in breeder world! I am pleased to announce that our campus veterinary clinic construction plans are right on track. With the help of our very own Director of Veterinary and Breeding Services, Dr. Jerry Edington, we are in the process of building a world class veterinary clinic right here on campus. We already have multiple in house capabilities available for our breeder dogs. Please contact us first if you are in need of routine or sick veterinary care. In most cases we are capable of handling such cases and in turn are able to save the school and the mission a substantial amount of money. If you are unable to make the visit to our campus do to location, please ensure that you touch base with a member of our Medical and Breeding Team first to seek authorization. In these cases of veterinary care being provided off campus, we as an organization ask that the providing veterinary clinic submit a service estimate. I hope that all of you are as excited as I am about the vast improvements to our campus, and look forward to working with you in the future.

This small and cute litter belongs to Ruth and Dobber. Born on the 5th of April, this brother and sister enjoy having the extra feeding space!
In the month of March we had three litters born, making a total of 21 beautiful puppies. I want to send a a big congratulations out to the fantastic mothers Ginger, Janie, and Jamie!

This handsome young boy is Jake. Jake is a three year old black Labrador Retriever. Jake is on our top breeder list this week for having proved to be a father once again. He has sired three litters already in his career! Keep up the good work Jake!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Joy and loyalty wrapped in sunshine is the perfect description of the Golden Retriever, a top dog for families, handicapped owners, and obedience competitors. The golden lives to learn, to generate smiles, to romp with the children, and to please his owners. He's a bundle of canine cheer without an unkind bone in his body.
Although not as popular as his rambunctious cousin the Labrador Retriever, the Golden resides in the American Kennel Club's top 10 with more than 68 thousand individual dogs and 14, thousand litters registered in 1993.
Like many of the sporting breeds, the Golden was born in Britain in the 1800s. Breed ancestry includes the extinct tweed water spaniel, a small Newfoundland, the Irish Setter and other water spaniels. The Golden was developed by Lord Tweedmouth at his estate on the Tweet River near Inverness, Scotland, for retrieving shot waterfowl. The foundation stock of the breed was a yellow retriever puppy of unknown breed and a Tweed Water Spaniel, both of which appear several times in early pedigrees.
In the early 1900s, Golden's were shown in England as Flat Coated Retrievers, golden variety. The dogs made there way to the US with travelers in the 1890s, but were not exhibited in shows until after 1920. Initially, the dogs were used to hunt, but they gradually migrated to the show ring. Although the golden color ranges from pale orange to deep gold, the deeper colors were originally preferred. Today the medium and light shades are more common than the burnished copper gold.
Brains as well as beauty, along with an innate need to please his owners in the golden trade mark even above his handsome appearance. The first three dogs to achieve the obedience trial championship instituted by the American Kennel Club in 1977 were Golden's.

This BIG pup is Rickey. He is four months old and tips the scales at 40 pounds. Rickey is a donated puppy who came from Georgia. He will be placed with his puppy raiser soon, and if all goes well in puppy training, he will be added to our breeding program. See you when you're all grown up Rickey!

A big congratulations go out to Janie and Norm on their recent litter of four goldador puppies. Two yellow boys and two black boys. Very Cute! Born on March 8th, 2010.