Arwen - a black Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever Club’s VERSATILE PRODUCER of MERIT!

Black Labrador Retriever female (Byc)

Health certifications:

OFA Excellent (hips)
OFA Normal (elbows)
CERF (eyes)

prcd-PRA Clear (blindness)
CNM Clear (muscle myopathy)
EIC Clear (exercise induced collapse)

Notable achievements:

Earned her 12th title – RATN – at 12 years old!

Received the LRC’s VERSATILE PRODUCER OF MERIT award (only the third dog to earn it)

FOUR time recipient of the LRCGD’s RETRIEVER ACHIEVER award

Also received the LRCGD’s MULTI-PURPOSE RETRIEVER award

Our first Hunting Retriever Champion AND Upland Hunter AND Senior Hunter

Dam of hunt test, obedience and Rally title holders and a breed champion

Show pointed and a Conformation Certificate award recipient

Earned a PERFECT SCORE in Rally

Received the LRC’s DOG FOR ALL REASONS award


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Timberlane Samantha
Knight’s Tail of Emily SHAFC Westwind’s Shadow of Hope
Erin’s Edge Hard Case

Arwen is a wonderful competitor and started off by passing the Canine Good Citizen test at 10 months of age, then began running hunt tests and added obedience and Rally competition.

She is also an awesome producer. Watch for her kids and grand kids in all the various venues!

Check out Arwen earning her first Upland Hunter pass at the Central Rockies Hunting Retriever Club test.

Waiting to retrieve her bird

Focus. Watch the bird all the way to the ground. Stay seated until sent.

Aw, c’mon! Let me get it!

Winning second place and earning her first CD obedience leg (her first time in the ring) at the LRCGD specialty. Thanks to the judge, CJ Everett!

1st CD obedience leg
Awards from the Labrador national specialty

Arwen shows off the awards she received at the 2004 Labrador Retriever National Specialty. She earned:

  • two more qualifying scores in obedience to finish her CD title
  • a Junior Hunter pass to finish her JH title
  • a 3rd place in her conformation class under judge Marjorie Satterthwaite (Lawnwood)
  • a Conformation Certificate with judge Barbara Holl saying that Arwen was “good moving, sound.”
  • a Dog For All Reasons award.

Watching the first bird of a triple retrieve. Amazing how ‘good’ a shot I am when we’re shooting poppers!

Field training. Arwen watches the first bird of a triple retrieve
Honoring the working dog at a Finished hunt test

Honoring the working dog at a Finished hunt test, June 2012.

Cheeky chuckar dares Arwen. He knew hunting season wasn’t open.

Chuckar lands on the windshield in front of a Labrador Retriever
Still dove hunting at 10-1/2 years old

Dove hunting at 10-1/2 years old. She’s still an awesome hunting partner!

In the off-season she shows her hunting prowess – hunting rats! It’s fitting that she earned her 12th title at 12 years old, a Barnhunt RATN.

Hunting rats in Barnhunt
Checking newborn puppies

Nearly 15 years old, Arwen checks on her newborn great grandbabies.

3/16/2003 – 12/4/2017
The next time I meet you will be at Heaven’s door
You’ll be there to meet me and I will cry no more.
I’ll put my arms around you and kiss your lovely face
and then this broken heart of mine will fall back into place.

Mon coeur, mon bijou

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