The chase

Sometimes a romp in the water is as much fun as retrieving birds. Especially when you can chase your sister while being chased by your sister’s sister!

Loki chases big sister Rainy, and gets chased by Rainy’s big sister Lyric.

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First ribbons!

Congratulations to Loki and Rainy on passing Junior Hunter tests in Niland, CA at Southern Arizona Retriever Club, March 16 and Copper State Hunting Retriever Club, March 23. Loki on left, Rainy on right.

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Happy Second Birthday to Sherman! (Tank x Lyric 2017)

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More good news on clearances

Took a training intermission to take the youngsters (Loki, Rainy and Cutter) to UC Davis VMTH for OFA cardiology clearances last week. All passed their echocardiograms, OFA numbers are pending. That completes the clearances on Rainy and Cutter. Loki will have her hips and elbows checked after she turns 2 in July of this year.

  • Rainy (Rio Woodecoy Bring The Rain) OFA
    • OFA good hips
    • OFA normal elbows
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal heart
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • Embark DNA tests all clear including:
      • prcd-PRA
      • PRA1
      • PRA2
      • DM
      • Ichthyosis
      • NCL
  • Cutter (Supreme Point’s Tailing Fastball at Woodecoy JH) OFA
    • OFA good hips
    • OFA normal elbows
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • OFA normal heart
  • Loki (Rio’s Woodecoy Brewn Mischief) OFA
    • OFA normal eyes
    • OFA normal heart
    • OFA normal thyroid
    • Embark DNA tests all clear including:
      • prcd-PRA
      • PRA1
      • PRA1
      • DM
      • Ichthyosis
      • NCL
    • OFA hips and elbows pending
Cutter and her BFF Gin (Rio’s First Gin N Spirits JH WC) meet up at Denverton

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The danger of grain free dog foods

Newest FDA report on feeding grain free dog foods. Further research is ongoing to determine why dog foods with these ingredients are causing dogs to DIE of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). At this point our recommendation is to NOT feed grain free foods, specifically those containing peas, lentils, and other legumes and potatoes (white and sweet);

FDA report Feb 19, 2019


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Good News today

5 dogs in for annual eye exams, 5 passed. Great news for Loki, Rainy, Cutter, Lyric and Willie.

Desert hike during Christmas break.

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Happy Valentines Day!

Love it when I get mail from our puppy owners!

Superman (Punch x Lyric), thanks to Ashley for the photo!
Zuko (Willie x Kimber), thanks to Joe for sharing the photo!
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