SHR Justamere Wynken Blynken WC

Labrador puppy competing in a dog show
English Lab head

Black Labrador Retriever female (Bc)

Health certifications:

OFA Good (hips)
OFA Normal (elbows)
CERF/CAER (eyes)

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


GCH Domenico Brunet RN CGC
Am Can CH Chablais Cornelius
Am Can CH Chablais Brookhill Joss
Am Can CH Chablais Delorme Ziggy
Nirvana’s Blue Lotus
GCH Big Sky’s Stone Kutter
Nirvana’s Center of Bliss
SHR Justamere Tisket A Tasket RN CC
CH UCH SHR Big Skys Justamere Lido Shuffle WC
CH MoonLit’s Drum Roll
Big Sky’s Olivia
Justamere Quidditch
Am Can CH Skyfire’s Oughta Be Haulin’ RN CGC WC
Justamere Catalyst RA CGC CC

Wondering where Wynk got her name? She’s named for an old nursery rhyme called Wynken Blynken and Nod. Check it out here.

Black Lab puppy preparing for dog shows

Wynk at 7 weeks.

Tisket showing Wynk how to retrieve in the water – even if it is just a stick!

Mother Labrador teaches puppy how to retrieve
Wynk moving out at the Lab club specialty dog show
Black Lab puppy winning at a dog show

Wynk’s first time in the show ring. She moved out well and showed like a trooper. Wynk placed 4th in a nice class of puppies under breeder-judge Gunella Ek.

Wynk doesn’t just move out in the dog shows, she can also move while retrieving.

Black Labrador retrieving a bumper
Black Lab retrieving a bird in the field

Earning her Working Certificate, Wynk started off with one mark on land – near the top of a little hill – no problem. But there was something new, something she’d never seen before. A blind out in the field, hiding people. ‘What’s that?,’ she asked. So she had to go take a peek before bringing her bird back to mom. Delivered to hand and land portion completed!

After a bit, we worked the water portion – back to back retrieves in a pond enclosed by tall reeds and other vegetation. Another new experience for her. Out and back, delivered to hand for each mark, with her signature squeal as she left the line. Quite proud of my little Lab! Photos courtesy Linda Alexander

Big water entry for a black Lab going to retrieve a duck on a pond
Returning with her duck - mission accomplished!
Black Lab at a dog show

Now that she’s grown up a bit, Wynk will be competing in dog shows too.

I’d only planned to run Tisket in the hunt test, but Wynk kept telling me, “Put me in coach. I’m ready to play.” So I did and she smoked it! She got her first pass at the Platte Valley HRC hunt test in Snyder, CO the same day her mom finished her title.

Black Labs with their hunt test ribbons
Black Labrador retrieving a duck

Photos courtesy Chuck Wagner Photography

Picking up another pass at the PVHRC hunt test.
Can you tell she loves working?

Enthusiastic black Lab launching into the water to retrieve her duck

“No, mom, I don’t want to go out after all.”
Blizzard of March 2019

Although Labs can be all-weather dogs, sometimes they

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