NOT to overtake this thread HOWEVER i am starting my search for my next choco dawg, if you have a line on a breeding (or statrted dog) that is suitable please contact me:
briefly, i am located on the coast of NJ and have been in the dog games since the very early 90's.
my journey is the typical, got my first chocolate female lab with no knowledge of what i was getting into, joined a training club and made every mistake possible w/ the best dog ive ever had!
i purchased the next chocolate female and immediately knew i had made a mistake w/ the guidance i received from club members, but hung in there with her and learned more with a lesser dog which proved to benefit us both.
up next was (is) truly my first performance dog. Ms Lena (lean mac x tator pie) x Elwood. this dog has really shown me where the holes are in my training!! Hope is the most athletic dog i have ever been around.
I am looking for a new choco dog as Hope is now 8 and Chance passed in my arms at 12 on Halloween night.
i captain head and charter fishing boats. my dogs do sail w/ me on most trips on the big boat, thus the need for an athletic dog.
the downside of Hopes breeding- she is VERY noisy, despite the best efforts of many very accomplished hunt test and trialers. I also had a VERY difficult time force fetching her, sending her out twice to established pros who both got to a point but neither were satisfied w/ their result. i know that many who had dogs from this breeding experienced like issues however there were many talented dogs who did perform well. as a pheasant dog, i could ask no more!
my goal is to continue in hunt test (akc) and perhaps get my feet wet in trials. my dogs are house dogs and interact with the public daily, so a potential breeding w/ an off switch is a necessity (which Hope is FINALLY getting to)
i look forward to any potential leads....
please help mydad find me a new brother or sister