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What is your opinion on how his pups are doing? Marking, trainability, etc. How has your puppy done?
 

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I have a 3.5 yr old by Ricky that is the best upland dog I've had in 16 yrs and at least as many dogs. He is a good marker.....I've had a couple mark better but he has a way of coming up with the birds. He trained well, not soft, level headed, above average in the water. Senior pass and probably close to master level and that's with me as a trainer and the first dog I trained to handle and that says alot for the dog. Hard working and extremely durable dog. He worked the upland very hard for 3 hours a day for 25 out of a 27 day run this fall. Probably retrieved around 500 birds this season. Put him in the field with my 5 other dogs and he'll come up with 80% of the birds. Excellent temperment, clean and quiet. I wish I had a kennel full just like him.
 

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My in-laws have a 2.5 year old BLF out of Ricky, Lily. She is a hard charging dog - loves to retrieve. I started her training last year for HT and plan to continue this spring. Very fun to train - learns fast. The owners are also training for compeitive obedience with her and I think she would make an awesome agility dog as well.

A full sister to our female is also being trained for HT in WA and I know the people really like her.

I have a pup out of Lily by FC Regi. Quite a little fireball.

Contenders Dora is out of him - she was a great derby dog - QAA 20 months. I know that Moonstone Labs have a sister to him - "Shorty" that is QAA & has AA Jams. That's all I know off the top of my head. His offspring seem to be fairly young yet. Hope this helps.

Carrie
 

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BlkwaterLabLvr said:
A full sister to our female is also being trained for HT in WA and I know the people really like her.
I did the initial training on this dog, Murphys Good Golly Miss Molly. If it wasn't for a rough start, absolutely no sociallization until I got her at almost 4 months, she would have been an MHR by now at my home. She is a very talented dog, but is just very shy of other people, due to lack of sociallization during the first couple of months of life. If she ever gets bred to FC AFC Auggie, I will have a pup. This breeding, I feel, would have the talent to produce FC titled dogs.
 

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Thanks for the info Labman - I didn't know you did Molly's training. The pups did have a rough start but boy do they love their birds! I absolutely enjoy training Lily - she has surprised me with her ability at each stage.

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Yes Molly is doing great and her first litter is kicking butt at 7 months with no force delivering to hand at a sit heel. I just got off the phone with our trainer that has one of her pups in training and he has nothing but praise for her. Molly has come along way with her socialization as we have seven kids and thier friends comming and going so she does not have choice but to get over it. We are going to get her junior done this year and based on how she reacts at the tests we will go from there. She is more then capable of doing master work just want to make sure she is not going to bock on the gunners.
 
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