The Brewster Litter - Born April 8th, 2012 (8 girls, 3 boys)
TCh Rio's Likah Bird On A Wire JH WC Can JH RA AGN AGNJ TDX UTDX WCX VCI x Neversink's Road To Belvedere MH CCA ***
Puppy pedigree and clearance information on k9datahttp://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=358975 This will be a repeat breeding of the FIREFIGHTER LITTER. The pups are showing a ton of potential at a very young age and have wonderful temperaments, desire to please and retrieve and focus on task. The pedigree is full of outstanding producers and multipurpose Goldens that have been top competitors in thier time, hunting buddies and excelled in multiple venues. There are no puppy reservations available for this litter.
Both Likah and Trooper have an OFA Good Hip Clearances (Trooper has a Penn Hip rating of 90%), OFA Normal Elbows, Current CERF Eye Exams (within 12 months), both are PRA/prcd clear, OFA Heart clearances by a Board Certified Cardiologist, normal thyroid function, they are not on any medications and have had no severe skin allergies, seizures or other auto-immune disorders. For more pictures, please browse through the slide show below.
For information on Likah - visit "Meet Likah page" on this website. We are very excited to have the opportunity to breed her again to Trooper;
Trooper is an outstanding representive of a Golden Retriever,. He is physically very sound, powerful, well muscled, balanced and a great moving dog.
I have had the pleasure of spending a week with Trooper in his home while breeding to Likah plus dog sitting and training with him while his owner Jim was on a road trip in Calgary. He is a wonderful house dog, very calm, affectionate and relaxed, very much a gentlemen and playful when he is outside in the yard hanging out with the other dogs. When you watch him train in the field, it is all about the retrieve, fast and focussed and one of the stronger water Goldens I have seen. He has the perfect combination of drive, trainability and confidence. Trooper is amateur trained and handled by Jim Drager or his co-owner Danette Weich. He is the type of dog that gives 110% while training and there is no doubt they will enjoy the journey together.
This is what Jim Drager (his owner) has to say about Trooper: Trooper is a handsome, healthy, happy golden who proves you can have it all. He is light-medium gold, height 23" at the withers, weight 74 lbs, correct scissors bite, no missing teeth, excellent dark pigment and overall correct conformation. He is raised in the home and has an excellent playful disposition getting along with other dogs and all people that he comes in contact with. His has the attitude that “life’s a party thrown in his honor”. While he is happy, he is not a hyper dog at all. In fact, as a house dog, he is quite calm, quiet and fits in well wherever he goes.
Trooper is currently residing with his co-owner Danette Weich and Golden buddies at Woodecoy Golden Retrievers (including daughter Arson from the Firefighter Litter). He is in training to maintain his focus and continue his field career while his dad Jim is working overtime starting up a new company in Montana. Trooper started his field trial career in 2008 with back to back qualifying stake 4th placements, earning him two field stars (**). He also completed three series in his very first Open All-Age stake and qualified in all three of the Master Hunt test stakes that he ran (off to a promising start). 2009 was a disappointing year for us when Trooper ended up with a groin tear injury and that sidelined him from all the trials. He is now fully recovered and the immediate goals for Trooper are to complete the Master hunt test title (planned for spring 2010) then concentrate on All-Age stakes in Field Trials. News flash: Trooper entered a Qual and WON it then got his 4th MH leg the next day! Long range consideration is also being given to a possible bench (show) career either in Canada or possibly the US. (He is that handsome and talented.) Trooper was the only dog to earn the "Triathalon Award” at the 2008 Golden Retriever Club of America’s National Specialty. (he earned a Master hunt test pass, won the Field Trial dog class in the show ring and earned a Rally Novice pass in the obedience ring) By winning the Field Trial dog class he ended up being shown in Best of Breed with all of the well known show dogs…and you would be hard pressed to pick out who was the field dog in the ring. This is what his handler Laura Weinmann had to say "Trooper is a spectacular creature physically. There are few talented dogs I encounter that have the correctness that Trooper has. He is in - my opinion- the description of moderate. I see nothing but a solid dog, he is a great mover and when I show him, he is as smooth and graceful as my finished champion dogs. There is nothing clumsy about him. He can be a goof at times and always enjoys life to the fullest. He is truly the dog that everyone loves!"
Trooper has an excellent training attitude. He is athletic, fast, stylish, confident, run blinds with percision, has a powerful water entry and a very good water attitude. He LOVES to train and has a very nice combination of drive and desire to please. He makes terrific eye contact as if to say “what do you want me to do for you”. He trains easily, relaxed, confident and a total team player.
Trooper comes by his attributes honestly. He is very similar in many ways to his father Maverick (Pine Run’s Top Gun, CD,MH,***, 1995 Master National Finalist, 1999 #7 US Open Field Trial Golden, BOVSS), who was also quite a handsome dog, with proven field accomplishments. Both Trooper and Maverick have been totally amatuer trained and handled, although Trooper has had a few months of professional help in keeping in shape during the long winters in Pennsylvania. Trooper video link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMIbvRQe-PE NEW Trooper video link.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvhPJ-_g9Ss Trooper has a number of noteworthy relatives who have had success in field, obedience, agility and a few in the show ring. Contact Barbara Loree if you are interested in a puppy from this litter.
The Golden Retriever: Primarily a Hunting Companion