Monday, October 26, 2009

The Regionals Weekend

A crisp and sunny October weekend brought out some of the most beautiful Newfoundlands in the country with their shiny black coats and impressive size. Karazan's Bristol and Axl were both given Awards of Merit, and Karazan's Bruin racks up 5 points for a Major with Winner's Dog on Friday. It was a great opportunity to share the finer points of the breed and what the future may hold for this magnificent animal. All of these dogs are an example of responsible and careful breeding. Win or lose, the applause should go to the breeders, exhibitors, and handlers, for their efforts in presenting a beautiful dog who exemplifies the breed standard.
It was a rich and glorious showing of the Newfoundland Dog.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The English Yellow Labrador

What sets apart the English Labrador from any other Labrador Retriever is the fact that it is bred from primarily English lines in English Kennels such as Poolstead, Sandylands, Lindall, and Billymart to name a few, and that it maintains the lovely conformation as shown in this photo of Cher (with Hummer) and other English Labradors including the English Champion Lindall's Strawberry Cream, winner at Crufts , as well as other beautiful English Champions. These Labradors are slender and athletic with a sweet expression and congenial temperament. They are capable of enduring a long hunt on English terrain in all types of weather. Very bright and willing to work, they are a joy to train and pleasant to keep in the home.

We look forward to Friday October 16th to the Labrador Retriever Specialty at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds where there will be a variety of Labradors competing for Best in Specialty Show. Along with many lovely yellow Labradors, we will see the ever popular black and chocolate colors as well, many having come from the elegant and sporting English lines of breeding.

The English Labradors shown in this post are Karazan's I Got You Babe (Cher), Poolstead Preferential, Lindall's Strawberry Cream at Farbrae,Poolstead Present to Follow from Ramsayville, Braeduke Julia of Poolstead, and Honey of Whatstandwell, from past to present the line continues in conformation, color, and temperament.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Season's Change

It's finally Fall, with shorter days, cooler nights, fiery skies and brisk breezes. It's our favorite time of year, a time to prepare for the Newfoundland Regional Specialty in Dixon, California which will take place on Friday October 23rd followed by the All Breed Dog Show with the Sacramento Valley Kennel Club on Saturday and Sunday. Who will be the 2009 BISS winner? I know who I will choose.