Boomer achieved his AKC Senior Hunter title by 10 months of age, as well as, his Master Hunter and Hunting Retriever Champoin titles by 22 months. Boomer continually campaings in Master and Finished hunt tests and works as a full time guide dog on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. Boomer is currently available at stud to approved females. This year, Boomer Qualified for the 2021 Master National and Finished a Qualifying Field Trial.
Cutter is a handsome, hard charging absolute machine in the field with an amazing off switch in the house. He placed in Derby field trials as a young dog and has gone on to run Master and Qualifying trials. Cutter is as stylish as they come in the field and has the sweetest disposition when he's off the clock. He really will work with his handler in running blinds and his marking ability is very impressive. Cutter has Excellent hips, normal elbows and is genetically clear on the entire panel. He is available at stud to approved females.
Sook is our newest addition and is excelling much like Boomer. She is out of FC AFC Snapper. Sook was raised for us by our good friends Matt and Amber Kelly and returned when she was just over 5 months old. She immediately began to excel in training and ran her first two junior tests only 2 weeks after turning 6 months old and being elidgible to enter the event. Shortly there after, Sook earned her Senior level AKC tests before she turned 11 months old and immediately went on to run Master AKC events and will pursue qualification for the 2023 Master National. She earned her Master Hunter title at just 2 years old and Sook has now hunted puddle ducks as far west as Missouri and Eiders in the fierce tide of New England and thrived in both environments.
Hooch is an absolute work horse with a goofy, fun loving and playful side. He loves to work and is all business, but equally is relaxed and calm in the house. He is a lover and can find any way to entertain himself, as well as those around him. He loves the water, gets along with every other dog and is an absolute joy to train. Hooch's sire won the 2022 National Open. https://huntinglabpedigree.com/pedigree.asp?id=162921
Ember achieved her AKC Senior Hunter and UKC Hunting Retriever titles by the time she was 16 months old and works as a full time guide dog on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. Ember is fast, stylish, biddable and has an impressive water entry from land and the boat. Ember is currently running master and working towards her title. Ember earned her Master Hunter title during the spring of 2021 and Qualified for Master National.
Phoenix was a pup we kept from our first Boomer x Ember breeding. She has amazing drive and is exceptionally eager to please, much like both her parents. She will campaign through her Master title and be added to our breeding program.
With 14 years of retriever training under his belt and a new age, positive outlook on early puppy training and compulsion programs, Matt's goal is to bring the best out of every dog he works with. Matt also has over a decade of experience hunting sea ducks and divers on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay with the dogs he's trained.