Monday, August 30, 2010

Beach bum

Savi, relaxing after her swim in the Cape Cod Bay at Fischer Beach.
New body of water, new beach, no problem....she'll retrieve anywhere, anytime!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Afternoon swim for Savi

Glistening afternoon light added a shimmer to today's swim pictures.  You can actually see stars in the picture below of Savi as she retrieves her floating Kong on a rope.  We've added distance to her retrieves and she doesn't seem to notice, swimming out and retrieving with excitement and drive.

The Kong on a rope was Wotan's all-time favorite toy and he would retrieve it on land or water non-stop and carry it for hours on hikes.  It is very sweet to see that Savi has the same enthusiasm for this toy.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Salt Marsh Diving

Savi had no problem learning to swim and retrieve in the wonderful salt marshes of Cape Cod.  It's great training for her to be able to navigate different bodies of water and banks as well as learn how to do blind retrieves.  This salt marsh is part of Pamet Harbor in Truro, MA, a beautiful place.  The marsh is a natural habitat to Great Blue Herons, Cormorants and a myriad of other types of birds and wildlife.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Savi at 7 months old

Savi's official 7 month stack photo. Thanks to Michael Anderson, Trixie's breeder, for doing such a nice job stacking Savi.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Savi LOVES to Swim

Savi, Grayhart's Shear Genius, 6 1/2 months old, enjoying a summer swim at a friend's pool. She's quite the little retriever!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Savi goes Best Puppy in Match Show!!!

Savi and her breeder/owner (me), posing for the Best Puppy in Match photo - what a cool ribbon!

Savi took the big prize today by winning Best Puppy in Match at the AKC Canine Experience Match show hosted by the Suffolk County Kennel club. This is a large and competitive match show and we were excited when the judge pointed to us as the winner.
Savi's win photo for going Group 1 in the Puppy Sporting Group. Then, we went in with all the other Group winners to compete for Best in Match. (below)
My what lovely teeth you have!
We had a terrific day at the show and it was wonderful to have friends Bonnie and Steve and Kellyann, (who took all these fabulous pictures), there to share in the excitement of Savi"s win. Jam won Best of Breed (adult) and Steve did a wonderful job of showing Jam in the Adult Sporting Group. The show also featured agility demos and obedience run- throughs which Trixie and Jam participated in. Ranger's family came to visit and it was great seeing them, especially baby Luke.
Savi at just 6 months old and already are her way to being a show dog!