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Breeder of the Year By Sport
Meet Megan
AKC National Championship
Receiving Newsletters
Pic of the Week
Nationals Summary
Top Dogs
Web Links
Profiles of Dogs, Handlers & Pro Kennels


FC-AFC Lanes Let's Get Ready to Rumble 


As a 9-year-old

190.0 All-Age points

Double Header Winner

24 All-Age Wins

30 Derby points

13x National Qualifier


As a Sire

FC Vinwood's Million Dollar Baby

AFC's Lane's Thrilla N Manilla

AFC Trumarc's Mavis

2014 #2 Derby Dog

9 pups on 2015 Derby List; 37 with Derby points; 20 QAA Pups;

7 MH, 6 SH, 9 JH   


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x  Jacos' Lady Sings the Blues*** (OD)

25 Derby points (4 wins)
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(FC-AFC LaCrosse Max Q Jake OS FDHF JH 
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FC Low Tides Pounder
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35.5 AA points

2x National Qualifier

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FC-AFC Glenhaven HTRS MN Baronet MH FDHF OS
(AFC Glenhaven Devil's Advocate UDT MH WCX OS FDHF x Hunters Moon Tam O Shanter **) 

Sire of champions in the Field, Obedience, Agility and Tracking
#11 Major Golden Title Producer 
(#2 of only Field Dogs)

HRCH UT Topbrass Turbo Don't Ask Why CDX MH QA2 WCX CCA VCX
(Buckshot Beau's Bauer MH OS  x  
Topbrass This Boots for Runnin OD)

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F C Delpond's Pretty in Pink
(FC Merlyn IV x FC-AFC Delpond's Pink Champagne)
8x National Qualifier
11 Open wins, 88 pts 
2x National Qualifier
2 AA wins, 22 AA pts 
EIC/CNM clear


FC Merlyn IV

FC Delpond's Breath of Fresh Air
(FC Fargo II x 
FC-AFC Case Hardened Colors)
(FC-AFC Weezer Retreezer x NFC-AFC Candlewood's Somethingroyal)
6x Na tion al Qualifier
78.5 Open pts, 8 wins 
24 AA pts, 1 win
23 Derby pts, 1 win


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Vol. VI, Issue 43
December 26, 2016
Mitchel & Margaret Brown
Three years ago the AKC introduced a new award -- AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport. Since then, three members of the retriever community have been named winners: Mary Howley (2013), Judy Aycock (2014) and Mary Tatum, DVM (2015).
For 2016, the winners are Mitchel and Margaret Brown, a couple whose breeding program has produced a number of notable labrador and flat-coated retrievers in both the field trial and hunt test venues. 

Their Labrador Retriever breeding program has been founded on two strong bitches with impeccable pedigrees:
  • FC-AFC Tailwind's Hurricane
    (NAFC-FC Gusto's Last Control x FC-AFC Custer's Tailwind Toots)
  • FC-AFC M&M's Buns of Steel
    (NAFC-FC-NAFTCH-FTCH Ebonstar Lean Mac x NAFC-FC Hattie McBunn) 

In the Field Trial arena:
  • FC-AFC Great Bunns of Fire
  • NAFC-FC Hardscrabble Roxie McBunn
  • FC-AFC Hardscrabble Carbunnation
  • FC-AFC Hardscrabble's Storm Warning
  • FC-AFC Hardscrabbles Powder My Buns
  • FC-AFC-FTCH-AFTCH Laird's Cynfuil Wisdom
  • FC-AFC Hardscrabble's Mojo
  • Fc-AFC Hardscrabble Blowin in the Wind
  • FC Hardscrabble Ride the Wind
  • FC Hardscrabbles Captain Morgan
  • AFC Beat the Rush
  • FC Hardscrabbles One of a Kind
  • FC-AFC Puff Daddy
In the Hunt Test arena:
  • Hardscrabble Play With My Buns MH-MNH4
  • Hardscrabble After Shock MH
  • Trumarc's Up and Atem MH
  • Seaside Monster's, Inc. MH
  • Peakebrook's Carbon Steel MH
  • M and M's Second Time Around MH
  • Hardscrabble Kaotic Peterpan JH
  • Hardscrabble You're It MH
  • CH Hardscrabble Talk of Tsunami SH
  • CH Hardscrabble Paradise Aruba MH
Doug Quast had this to share.

What began as something fun to do with her dad grew into a passion for dogs and a real flair for training and handling. In July 2016, Megan Quast, age 17 and a member of the Lake Country Retriever Club in Minnesota, successfully completed rigorous testing with her dog Chance, earning a Master Hunter. 

Megan began her career as a 12-year-old, drafted by her dad to throw dummies during training sessions. That year  Megan and Chance earned a Junior Hunter title.  From there her passion for dogs and her participation in the LCRC events grew. A t 15 she and Chance earned a Senior Hunter title. In addition to all the training hours and time spent in competition, Megan also edited the monthly newsletter for two years, marshalled events, and photographed members as they competed, earning her the Club's volunteer of the year award in 2015.

Based on available data from the AKC, Megan is the first junior handler in the nation to complete all three levels of the hunt tests. Her next goal is to take Chance's daughter, Cali, through the Master Hunter level in 2017.

Note: The American Kennel Club (AKC) began recognition of Junior Handlers (defined as dog handlers between 9 and 18 years old) in their nationally recognized Companion and Performance events in 1999. While the majority of youth handlers participate in AKC obedience and agility tests, more and more youths are getting involved in the AKC hunt tests.

There is no distinction between judging a Junior Handler and a professional dog trainer/handler. But the dog the youth handles must be owned by them or a family member. Each junior who successfully handles a dog to a title receives a formal certificate for each title earned.

In the last three years, a total of 37 Junior Handlers have participated in the AKC Hunt tests nationally. If there's a young person in your family who wants to do more than toss dummies or birds for you, check out and register for a Junior Handler number. Then take the dog to the local AKC hunt test and begin your own journey.
Congratulations to the dogs that compete in Field Trials or Hunt Tests who also competed successfully at the AKC National Championship in Orlando, FL.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

GCHG-CH Spinnakers Kodiak Fisher SH

GCHB-CH Longmeadow Call to Arms MH
  • Select Dog
    GCHG-CH Spinnakers Kodiak Fisher SH owned by Charles King
  • 2nd Award of Excellence
    GCHB -CH Longmeadow Call to Arms MH owned by Wendy Schwendeman
  Curly-Coated Retriever
  • Best of Opposite Sex
    GCH-CH Skywatcher's Busy Bein' Fabulous JH  owned by E. F. & Connie Buchanan
  • Best Bred By in Breed/Variety
    GCH-CH Skywatcher's Busy Bein' Fabulous JH  owned by E. F. & Connie Buchanan  
Flat-Coated Retriever
GCHG-CH Windy Hill God of Fire  JH

GCHS-CH Jubilee's Curveball Legend JH

GCHG-CH Gamekeepers Prince Charming JH
  • Best of Breed
    GCHG-CH Windy Hill God of Fire JH owned by Ken & Cathy Johnson and Robert & Sonja Rickert
  • Select Dog
    GCHG-CH Destiny As Good As it Gets JH owned by Elizabeth Mount
  • 3rd Award of Excellence
    GCHS-CH Jubilee's Curveball Legend JH owned by Patricia McClain
  • 4th Award of Excellence
    GCHG-CH Gamekeepers Prince Charming JH owned by Mitch & Maria White
Golden Retriever
GCHP-CH Rush Hill's Drama'Geddon JH

GCHS-CH Goldruls It's All Greek to Me JH

GCH-CH Passion's Natural Woman  JH
  • Sporting Group - 1st Place Bred by Exhibitor
    GCHP-CH Rush Hill's Drama'Geddon JH owned by Cathy Meddaugh and Mark & Tonya Struble
  • Best Bred By In Breed/Variety
    GCHP-CH Rush Hill's Drama'Geddon JH  owned by Cathy Meddaugh and Mark & Tonya Struble
  • 1st Award of Excellence
    GCHS-CH Goldruls It's All Greek to Me JH owned by Margie Sarkin
  • 3rd Award of Excellence
    GCH-CH Passion's Natural Woman JH owned by Heike Stroup
Labrador Retriever

GCHG-CH Everso's  Toein' the Line JH
  • 1st Award of Excellence
    GCHG-CH Everso's Toein' the Line JH owned by Mary Henricks and MIchelle Mossman

Cleaning Your Dog's Teeth
There are many ways to help keep your dog's teeth healthy. Here's something you can do yourself. (Thanks to John Jackson for providing the video.)

Make a paste of these ingredients. Use a cotton cloth to wipe the paste on your dog's teeth.
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 TBS baking soda
  • Several drops peppermint

Don't Drink That!
Given all the places our dogs go, there is a good chance

that at some point they'll be exposed to a disease called Leptospirosis.

There is a vaccine. And while it does not always prevent infection, it tends to reduce the severity of the disease if it's contracted. 

Dogs can pick up lepto by drinking water or ingesting fluids produced by contaminated animals (e.g., domesticated pets, wild animals).
Symptoms include lethargy, poor appetite, fever, vomiting and increased thirst. If you think your dog has been exposed, see your vet right away.
The AKC has a good article on lepto; you can read more  here.
Helping Sporting Dogs Combat the Cold
Purina Pro Plan has provided some tips for keeping your pup safe this winter. The article focuses on:
  • Outfitting with the proper gear
  • Knowing your dog's limits
  • Checking their feet
  • Steering clear of frozen ponds
  • Providing warm shelter
Further details can be found  here.

Who's Healthier -- Purebreds or Mutts?
In the June 1 edition of the Journal of the American

Veterinary Medical Association, researchers from UC Davis examined the medical records of 90,000 dogs. About 30% demonstrated at least one of 24 genetic conditions.

The overall result is that mixed breeds are "nearly as susceptible as purebred dogs to 13 heritable medical conditions." And while some quarreled with the study's methodology, one of the study's authors stated "purebred dogs are more likely to have genetic diseases due to the concentration of genetic traits."

You can read the full article here.

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Qualification lists are automatically calculated as results come in. Eligibility for certain events depends on the handler's status (amateur or professional). If your dog is missing from a list, or is included in error, please let us know.

2016 U.S. National  - 108 Dogs Qualified! 97 Entered! 1 Winn
Congratulations to NFC-AFC Windycity'smightymouse and owner-handler Charlie Hines, III as well as all the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. Dog's age is age as of the U.S. National.

You can see the list here.

2017 Master Amateur - 416 Dogs Qualified!
Congratulations to the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. Dog's age is age as of the 2017 Master Amateur.

You can see the list here.

2017 U.S. National Amateur - 66 Dogs Qualified!
Congratulations to the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. Dog's age is age as of the U.S. National Amateur.

You can see the list here.

2017 Canadian National Amateur - 122 Dogs Qualified! 
Congratulations to all of the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. Dog's age is age as of the Canadian National Amateur.

You can see the list here.

2017 Canadian National -21 Dogs Qualified! 
Congratulations to the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. Dog's age is age as of the Canadian National.

You can see the list here.

2017 Master National - 310 Dogs Qualified!
Congratulations to the dogs, owners and handlers qualified. (Please note: the Master National has changed the rules to automatically qualify MNH dogs. Some of the dogs we list as qualified may be retired or deceased.)  Dog's age is age as of the Master National. 

You can see the list here.

2016 TOP US FT DOGS  (see more online)
Click on the links to see the complete list. 
(694 dogs with All-Age points) 
NAFC-FC Dottie Ray's Ivy League
BLF, 8.4 yrs, 7 wi ns, 49.5 pts, 17 plc
FC-AFC Fen Wizzard x FC-AFC Hurricane Breeze
Breeder: Roger & Donna Fangsrud
Owner: Andy Kahn
Professional: John Henninger (Tru-Line Retrievers)

(470 dogs with Open points)
NFC-AFC Robber's Stray Bullet

BLM, 8.9 yrs, 5 wins, 35.5 pts, 10 plc
FC-AFC Creek Robber x FC-AFC Pattons Blazen Abby MH
Breeder: Dan Hurst
Owner: Henry McNeil, Jr.
Professional: Alan Pleasant (Black River Retrievers)

(469 dogs with Amateur points)
NAFC-FC Dottie Ray's Ivy League

BLF, 8.4 yrs, 4 wins, 31 pts, 9 plc
FC-AFC Fen Wizzard x FC-AFC Hurricane Breeze
Breeder: Roger & Donna Fangsrud
Owner: Andy Kahn
Professional: John Henninger (Tru-Line Retrievers)

(129 Dogs on the Derby List)
Flawless Execution - Flex

BLM, 13 wins, 95 pts, 27 plc
FC-AFC Cropper's Get Sum x FC-AFC Black Magic's Return to Lender
Breeder: Newt & Karen Cropper and Wendy Buckler
Owner:  Johnny Armstrong
Professional: Jason Baker (Baker Retrievers)
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