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Repeat litter 2019

Puppy application and placement process--for  details visit the Puppy Process page.  

Please note that this is an active working breeding.
For those looking for a quieter companion puppy, friends who we co-breed with often have litters that should produce smart, calm puppies more suitable as companions only.  Please contact Joanne at Blastem for information: blastemkennels@gmail.com

One working Golden litter is planned to be bred at Sterre in fall 2019.  

This litter will have excellent hunting potential.  Pups should be fast and tenacious, with good noses and easy-care functional working coats.  Both dogs are also very loving and excellent house dogs.  We so liked the consistency the first breeding has produced that we are repeating this breeding, and hoping for more boys this time around for the folks who missed out on the first litter. 

Pedigree and clearances: http://www.k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=881614  I have hard copies of eye and heart examination reports for both dogs.

Ollie hunts hard every year, picking up hundreds and hundreds of birds as primary retriever for his owner's hunting group.  His sire Woody has Open All-Age points in AKC field trials, and his dam line is full of wonderful, good-working old field lines with lots of longevity.  He is tenacious and hard driving.  He will be finishing his MH in 2019. 

Tana is the daughter of my wonderful Bonnie, who is a GMH, NMH, and has her QFTR title, earned with a 1st, two 3rds and a 4th place as well as a CM in a Qualifying stake in field trials.  Her sire Diego, is an AKC MH, UKC HRCH and waterfowling companion in the salt marshes of Massachusetts.

Tana is a young dog and had her first full hunting season in 2017.  She is quiet and patient in the blind.  She recovered birds from deep in the tules in the Long Point marsh, and proved her excellent nose flushing many pheasants while hunting upland.  She finished her JH and SH in the summer of 2017, running through both levels in straight passes, finishing both titles by 19 months old.  In the summer of 2018 she started running Master Hunter, earning her first pass at the end of May at the Labrador Owners Club tests, and finishing her title at the Montreal Retriever Club on August 5th.  A week later she ran her first Qualifying field trial at CCRQ and earned a 2nd place for 3 points towards her QFTR title.  She earned a CM at the Ottawa Retriever Club on August 25th. In 2019 she will be working on her GMH and QFTR titles. 

These pups should be serious hunting machines.  They will need focused, consistent , balanced training, and outlets for their intelligence and energy.  They will not be couch potatoes.  

We welcome applications from experienced people seeking a hunting or hunt test, obedience, or agility prospect, or other very active outdoorsy homes.  If you are simply seeking a companion animal, we recommend that you explore litters other members of the GRCGT may have planned.  

Puppies will be $2500Cdn including taxes.

As our good friend Anney Doucette says about preserving working ability in this breed: "Prove it or lose it."
With that in mind we breed to dogs with proven working ability, and want our pups in homes where they will get to work.

Our puppies are raised in an enriched environment using methods gleaned from Avidog protocols.  As young pups, we do Early Neurological Stimulation and Early Scent Introduction. Pups are also introduced to a variety of birds. Our extensive temperament testing is done at 8 weeks and used to assess drives and aptitudes, and to develop an individual training plan for each puppy in order to optimize its development in its new home.  Puppies are placed on the basis of this testing, on a best fit basis, not a first deposit-first pick system as many breeders did in the past.  Our goal is to match the puppy that is the pick for each family's experience and goals.

The theme for this litter will be "REPEAT".  All registered names must include the word repeat.
Here are some examples for inspiration.  Any names with a ** have been reserved.
Sterre History Repeats Itself
Sterre Repeat My Words
Sterre Repeat After Me
Sterre Repeat to Remember
Sterre Small Efforts Repeated
Sterre Dream Believe Do Repeat
Sterre Try Win Repeat
Sterre Just Try to Repeat This
Sterre Repeat Adventure
Sterre Wash Rinse Repeat