Pleased to meet you! How are you doing today? Me? I'm just Duckie!
This is our boy, Duckie. He is four and a half months old in the picture below, and as you can see, he loves his training dummy. At three months old, he was performing double retrieves. At three and a half months, he accomplished blind retrieves. He graduated from the puppy training class at the Tri States Kennel Club, and performed extremely well, with the trainer commenting on his calm, serious demeanor, and stating that he had an "old soul" for such a young puppy. As with most Labs, he is very motivated to please you. He was trained using both treats and praise; he does equally well on both types of rewards.
His parents were Starquest Wild West Legend of MW and Misty Woods Christmas Holly. Holly's parents were Remie's Sir Henry of Shadyside and Lady Hailey of Mercedes, while Starquest Wild West Legend of MW were Beulahland's Arthur and Alder Creek's Make Mine Mocha.
This is Duckie in the field during Dove season 2012. No fear, no jumping at the sound of the gun, and never tiring of the hunt. I plan on introducing him to waterfowl shortly. Note that beautiful head and thick body. This is a working dog.
January 26, 2014. First decent day we've had in quite a while so we had Duckie and Abbie out running and playing. As you can see, he is not above rolling around in the dirt while playing in the sunshine. But he still looks good!