We had a wonderful National!!! Tang and Dee received clear OFA heart echos; Tang passed her OFA eye exam; Tang earned her 1st Junior Hunt pass, and had a very good try at her WC; and Truly took the cake!!! She had a super fun run in Novice B and a score of 195, which was great for her in that venue; She earned her CCA with 3 passes; and she earned her WCX title—–those wins qualified her for a Versatility Award (pending) and a Triathlon Award!!!!
August 26, 2018
Truly earned her Novice title at the River City Cluster!
April 14, 2018
DeeDee earned her Certificate of Conformation Assessment at the Greater Louisville GRC event under Judges Kathy Wood, Vonnie Peterson, and William Geshwiler! I am very proud! Truly received two passing scores, but the third was only 3 points shy for her award. She did receive some very nice comments, and can still attend another CCA event to get her award as well with one more passing score.
February 16, 2018
DeeDee made her Open class debut and took 4th place in a nice group of bitches at the Des Moines Golden Retriever Specialty under Judge Bonnie Clarke. Handled by Jeff Van Engelenhoven. Off to a good start for 2018! Tang also had her first puppy conformation match!
October 14-15, 2017
DeeDee earned her final two AKC Junior Hunt for her title at the Middle Tennessee Amateur Retriever Club’s test. Handled by Mitch White. That’s 4 up, and four down for Ms. D!!!
May 6-7, 2017
DeeDee earned 2 back-to-back AKC Junior Hunt passes in IL regional Golden Speciality, Mitch White handling. She also went on the following weekend to receive two Reserve Winners wins at the Forest City Kennel Club cluster in Belmont, Ontario–handled by co-owner, Shelly Blom! She is growing up nicely!
April 29-30, 2017
DeeDee earned two HRC Started passes back-to-back, owner handled, at the Tri-State HRC Terry Jones Memorial Hunt test in Mt. Vernon, IN!!! We are off to a great start!
December 3rd-4th, 2016
Truly earned her final two Senior Hunt passes with great style, back-to-back at Palmetto Retriever Club in SC under handler, Mitch White. There were master level runs! So proud!
October 8-9th, 2016
Truly, handled by Mitch White, earned her first two Senior hunt test passes, back to back!!
September 17, 2016
DeeDee and I traveled to Canada for the Golden Retriever Club of Canada’s National Speciality show. She placed 3rd in a very nice class of Junior Puppies on Saturday! A very nice win for her.
Hank, Remi, and Truly all completed DNA tests for PRA-1 & 2, all results were “clear”. Remi now has all his required clearances. Truly and Hank are do for annual eye exams.
July 14, 2016
Remi received his heart (echo), elbow and hip exams today, and looks to pass with flying colors. Waiting on OFA numbers and eye exam.
April 23, 24th, 2016
Truly made her obedience debut and did not disappoint! She earned 2 Beginner Novice legs, with a 2nd placement and a score of 194 on Saturday, and a 198.5 score and 1st placement on Sunday; In Rally Novice, she earned a 2nd place with a 95 score, and a 1st place on Sunday with a PERFECT score of 100!
April 4, 2016
Truly had her OFA hip and elbows taken with Dr. Lonnie Davis for submission. It was Dr. Davis’ opinion that her hips were a solid good, with normal elbows. Waiting on OFA Cert #!! Now on to planning a litter! ****UPDATE**** Results are in: Excellent Hips and Normal Elbows!
March 19th & 20th
Truly finished her HRC Started title at the Tri-State Spring Test near Evansville, IN with two perfect runs.
Feb 19, 2016
Hank earned his Rally Advanced title today! High score of 99 (out of 100) and first place in second trial of the night!
Truly, under handler, Mitch White, finished her AKC Junior Hunter title Oct 10th, 2015 at Middle Tennessee Amateur Retriever Club hunt test. Awesome!
Truly received her OFA heart and eye clearances by board certified specialist, at the GRCA Nationals health clinic. Waiting on OFA/CERF numbers….
Under handler, Mitch White of Gamekeepers, Truly earned her 2nd and 3rd Junior Hunter passes…one more to go for her title!!! 🙂
Truly and I showed at the Golden Retriever Club of America 2015 National Speciality in Ohio this past week! Owner handled, she and I earned her first AKC Junior Hunt pass as well as her first title of WC (Working Certificate)!!! Photos to follow….
This past weekend, Truly and I showed at Tri-State HRC, and she earned her first two passes (of four) in Started, towards her title. The judges were impressed with her heart and desire to work. So happy! Next weekend, we are headed to the GRCA Golden Retriever Nationals to compete in a Junior Hunt test and Working Certificate test. Then it’s off with her handler, Mitch White for two more weekends of Junior tests. Bring home the title, Truly!!!
Friday night, Hank and I showed at EOC in Rally Advance for the first time. One leg was earned towards his title with a score of 90 (out of 100). After we finish this title, we are beginning Hank on Mantrailing/Tracking with our club, American Mantrailing, Police Work Dog Association in Cloverdale, IN.
We are pleased to announce that we are now selling raw dog food products. Contact us for details.
Truly is spending the winter in Florida (lucky girl!) with Mitch and Maria White of Gamekeepers (Ohio) for her hunt and field training. This spring, she should be able to pass her Senior Hunt tests and Working Dog Excellent tests. Miss her like crazy, but so excited for this great opportunity to train with Mitch!
Hank and I competed at Evansville Obedience Club this weekend and he earned his CD and two Pre Novice legs, too! We took home two first place ribbons, a second place, and a fourth place. He was awesome! Still lots to learn and improvements to make, but overall, I am very pleased with how far he has come.
Riley blessed us with a wonderful litter of 14! 6 boys and 8 girls! So far, everyone is doing great!
Hank also received bonus legs on his Rally Novice title, and two second place and his high score was 98. Way to go!
More importantly, we had a fun weekend, and both dogs gained experience and improved their abilities in the ring.
We are pleased to announce that a planned breeding took place between Hank and Riley. This pair gave us some lovely puppies last year! Fingers crossed for puppies to be born Sept 28th. 🙂
We are excited to inform you that once again, Grapevine, will be donating a puppy to a veteran in need. Freedom Dogs has an opening in a foster home just at the right time for our Maggie x Jack litter. We are so blessed to be able to help our returning troops in this way. We hope to keep everyone updated as the pup progresses through his training. 🙂
Well, she did it again! Maggie gave us a gorgeous litter of 11 puppies last night. 6 boys and 5 girls. Woo Hoo. Everyone is doing well!
We are happy to report that a planned breeding for Maggie will take place in 2014 with a wonderful boy, OTCH Highlander’s Black Jack UDX2, JH, WC, NA, NAJ, OM2, OBH2!! We are super excited about this pairing, and hope to achieve some great looking, very driven pups for show! Learn more about Jack at: http://www.highrollergoldens.net/Jack.html
I’ve visited & evaluated a ton of websites and Grapevine is definitely our #1 Breeder of choice based on:
1). Being a small hobby breeder.
2). Health – OFA tested.
3). Facilities – rural setting, space for the pups/dogs to safely romp around.
4). Socialization – pups raised by family in your home.
5). The genuineness of your e-mails.
6). Being located within Indiana versus out of state.
7). Pup availability.
8). Reasonable price.
Riley gave birth to a lovely litter of 5 boys and 6 girls on Sept 17th. We are very proud of her…a very good Mamma!
We are pleased to announce that Maggie has given birth to a healthy litter of 9 girls and 2 boys! All doing great! Riley due any moment!!!
Oh, boy oh boy!!! Back from xrays. Was hard to see, and some areas we could not see well…but we counted 9, maybe 10-11 for Riley; counted 8 for Maggie, with possible 9-10. Maggie is showing signs of early labor, so maybe in the next 48 hours!!! Praying for a safe, easy delivery for all healthy pups.
Garrett competed with Maggie at the Indiana State Fair Dog Show, in Agility and Obedience. She and Garrett also participated in the “Project Interact”, where they greeted the public and explained all about the dog project in 4-H.
Hank has been a busy bee, and has also bred to Riley today. Fingers crossed!
Maggie has been bred to Hank. Still not giving up on Ms. Riley, though. But, so far, he is only in love with Maggie…:)
100% no doubt, we have two girls in heat…FINALLY. Hank is, let us say, keen to it.
Got our OFA hip clearances today in the mail, and all three goldens received a “Good” standing. Woo Hoo!
I am so proud! Both boys and their dogs tried their first Rally trial, and both earned a first leg towards an RN title! Excellent handling skills! Garrett had the best time in the class~Griffin won fourth place! Hank finished his RN title, too, and also won third place! He would have earned another CD leg today, but he was super tempted by the donuts at the show~~go more than a little distracted by them during the Heel Free exercise. He is such a food driven golden for sure! Oh, well, a good time was had by all, and that is all that matters! 😉
I am so happy to announce that Riley and Griffin earned their last leg of their Beginner Novice title tonight with a first place score of 197 1/2 out of a possible 200 points! Way to go Griffin and Riley! Also, Garrett gave an excellent handling performance with a try at Maggie’s first CD leg. Everything was going great, but Maggie got a little nervous and went of course on the Heel Free exercise. Lucky for them both, the AKC will be so happy to allow us to try again! 😉 Hank also has a brag! He earned his first leg of his CD title! He lagged a little on the heel free, but we did it! Another trial coming tomorrow, so stay tuned…photos coming, too!
Riley seems to be headed into her heat cycle, finally.
Everyone passed their annual eye exams today! P.S., STILL waiting on Riley’s heat cycle….no rushing these things! 🙂 PS: All OFA heart exams are complete and A-OK, too!
2013 4H preparations start for Maggie & Riley! Both will enter Obedience and Agility, and Maggie will compete at the Indiana State Fair. We will keep you posted on their progress!