is the newest addition to our family (yes, we are nuts...5 dogs).
His mother (Sandy) is actually a sister to our Kitty
from a previous litter. To our big surprise, he was given to us
by a dear friend as an appreciation gift for helping sell his
littermates. Knowing the lineage of Sandy, we couldn't
refuse. He was whelped on December 7th, 2003 by Jim Connor. He
is a very handsome Lab, and turning out to be a pretty impressive
dog. He is very responsive while being handled, and has tremendous
drive. Another strength is his outstanding marking ability.
is being trained to hunt and we ran him in both HRC/UKC and AKC
hunt tests the fall of 2004. On October 10, 2004, at 10 months
of age, Tater earned his HRC Started Hunting Retriever
title while passing every series. We then ran him in two AKC tests
and he finished the season with two Junior Hunter passes. He returned
to the hunt test scene in early March 2005, and picked up two
more straight passes, earning his Junior Hunter title at Sawdust
Ranch. We ran him in Upland hunt tests in November of '05 and
he passed three of four needed for a UH title. In Feb/March of
'06 Tater ran three Seasoned tests and passed all three, thus
earning his Hunting Retriever (HR) title. On October 1st he earned
his AKC Senior Hunter (SH) title. In November of '06 Tater earned
another upland pass, thus achieving his Upland Hunter (UH) title.
hips were evaluated by the OFA as EXCELLENT.
Click here to view Tater's
OFA Certificate. His eyes are examined and cleared annually by
here to see Tater's pedigree.
are some great images of Tater as he grows and leaves
fond memories in our lives. Click on the thumbnails for a larger
view. This page will be updated often so visit it again soon.