Bear is a handsome boy at 70 lbs with a field coat that is super easy to manage. He is an excellent marker and never tires of the game. He is fun to work with, smart and willing to do the right thing. He runs with style and courage and is an excellent water dog. Bear successfully introduced owners Bev & Joe Tecklenburg to dog training and field work, with help from co-breeders Joanne Kinney & Mark Akkola. When at Mark & Colleen’s he lives with any number of dogs, usually 4 to 6, and one cat, the actual ruler of the house. Bear loves to be one of the family.
Bear passed his first Junior Hunt test in the US at 9 months and earned his JH Title in Canada at 10 months. Patti Kiernan took us on in California that winter and introduced us to the world of Field Trials. It took 3 trials before we finished one. Bear ended his Derby year with 16 points, mostly thanks to Mark and a 1st in California with Bev at the last trial of the year. He went on to the Qualifying in spring 2015 finishing 7 out of 9 trials, handled by Mark, with 2 firsts, a second, a third, an RJ and a JAM. In Canada, Bev also took a first place in the fall.
Contact Bev for info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bear has been bred to Emma (Can CH Zaniri's Justa New Day Can JH WC) below, and multi-purpose puppies are expected in November, 2015. Please contact Colleen McPoland/Mark Akkola for info: 360-400-1850
Highlights of Bear's career as of October 2015:
UNITED STATES QAA
•Sept/Oct 2015 - Back to Back 1st place Northwest RTC & Southeast Washington RC •August 2015 – 2nd place Tacoma Fall trial; 3rd place Shasta Cascade Or •Finished 7 out of 9 trials entered
•September 2015 – 1st place Fraser Valley RTC •June 2015 – 1st BC Amateur FTC – Logan Lake BC •May 2015 – 2nd place Qualifying Fraser Valley RTC
DERBY – US TOTAL 16 POINTS
•October 2014 – 1st place Southern Arizona •September 2014 – 1st place Willamette •October 2-14 – 2nd place California South Coast •March - October – 4th place PRTA/ Willamette/Tacoma
•May 2014 – 1st place BC Labrador Retriever Club •April 2014 – 1st place Fraser Valley RTC •June 2014 – 3rd place Logan Lake Retriever Club