Lyla was our keeper girl from the Hooch X Gypsy "Move" litter.
She's precious, precocious, and positively adorable. She started her show career by going 4th in a huge 6-9 puppy bitch class at the Golden Retriever Club of America's Eastern Regional and then was second at the Atlanta Golden Retriever Club's WC/WCX Puppy Stakes and she has adored swimming since she was first introduced to the water. She was Winner's Bitch for a 3 point major under Judge Betsy Horn Humer and this too was from the puppy bitch 6-9 class.
She's an amazing girl, adored by all, and has wonderful house manners, is easy to live with, and is charming and very much the upcoming Queen- though she easily turns the seat at the throne over to Bess. Lyla is an angel- she's smart, a great retriever, has wonderful instinct and reads people like a psychic....it's really quite impressive and I would love to be able to quantify her skills in some way, as she is pretty astounding at her ability to size people up. Lyla ROCKS!
Rachel's Solo MVP Contender, CD, RE, JH, CCA, WC, VC (Major Pointed)
Rachel's Solo MVP Contender
Bessie was an incredible dog. She was never the showiest dog in the ring, but she was a solid, consistent, correct, and honest Golden Retriever. She was a wonderful Junior Showmanship dog for five years. She helped Maxie qualify for Eukanuba and Westminster in 2006 with more than fifteen wins in the Open Intermediate class and was her Juniors dog in 2007 for a part of the year as well in Open Senior, when she qualified for both Eukanuba and Westminster again. She also worked as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs of Georgia. She is our foundation bitch, having produced Champions, field titled dogs, obedience titled dogs and world travelers. She was the tattler at our house, and was the one to open the gate then not take a step out but call attention to the ones who did. Bess had a sense of humor! She swam and played until her last week, and then grew tired- she was 13 years, 9 months and 2 weeks old when she left us and the legacy of the ones who carried on her wonderful traits in their own offspring- Jake, Duster, and Gypsy- who between them have produced amazingly healthy and talented Golden Retrievers to stand in awe of.
Thank you, Bessie. We will miss you for always.
Jake ~ 4-23-03 until 6-9-16
Am. Ch. Prism's Freedom Isn't Free, CD, JH, WCX, VC, CCA, CGC
This is Jake doing the water portion of his WCX at the Eastern Regional Specialty.
He had two "no birds" on the land portion
and still stayed steady!
Jake running the AGRC WCX Test Dog Mar 24, 2007
Jake is such a special boy- structurally, he is a correct, honest Golden Retriever. He has a great headpiece, a great personality, and is an easy keeper. He LOVES to work. At home, he swims laps all by himself, just to be doing something….yet he will be first in bed to cuddle and watch TV at a hotel.
Jake has been WCX test dog several times, and has earned the title several times as well.
Due to handler issues (mine) he actually earned his CD with three different people whose strides are all different, whose signals are all different, and who were not his person. He’s very resilient and will do what he is asked to do even if he doesn’t know you!
He can add nice conformation type to a working pedigree without losing any working desire. And he proves he can do it all by the many titles he has to his credit.
Gypsy's exuberance for life is apparent every day- she loves to swim, retrieve, dust the tables with her tail, and go for rides. She is at home now with Ace Russell, who is partnering her in Agility competition.
She is an Outstanding Dam- which is the Golden Retriever Club of America’s title for bitches who have produced offspring who have excelled in competition, whether in performance or conformation events. Gypsy’s qualifying produce are:
CH Prism’s Night Moves, RN,WC, VC (Hudson)
CH Prism’s She Knows How to Move U, RN, JH, VC (Lyla) and
CH Prism’s Hear it in the Deep Heart’s Core RN (Edward)
Gypsy also produced health during her breeding career, which spanned three litters- one of which was a singleton. Out of the
6 puppies who were OFA evaluated, she produced 3 Excellents, 2 Goods and one Fair. She produced great acting talent as well (ha!)
Her puppies were used in the Borders Books Day-By-Day Calendar in 2010, and two sweet sleeping puppies from her second litter were featured in a greeting card. Two of her offspring (Edward and Lyla) were used in both print ads and packaging for a major dog product company, Petsafe.
SHR Prism's Journey to Dustrax, CD, NAJ, JH, RE, WC, CCA,VC, OD
A gypsy wind is blowing warm tonight - The sky is starlit and the time is right - And still you're tellin' me you have to go
Before you leave there's something you should know ....
Gypsy is the sweetest girl - she is the epitome of a true Golden in every way.
Int CH Prism's TracknDown Traces of Dustprint RN JH CCA
Trace is a girl I have waited for since breeding Bess to Hunter (2003).
I wanted to keep a girl but kept Jake instead- so that girl I would've kept went to Lee Bryson with the understanding she would breed her to Trooper (Am/Can Ch Colabaugh's Hi Speed Pursuit UD RE TD JH NA NAJ WCX SDHF OS) someday. That day came, and from that breeding we got precious Trace.
Maxie and I went to evaluate the litter - Lee had a litter theme of law enforcement, so a name for Trace was months in coming. We went through I know at least ten names. We like the call name to go with the registered name, so this was difficult. Because tracking is a real love of ours, and because Lee does underwater cadaver work with her dogs, tracking was the natural venue of law enforcement to try and peg in the name.
Here she is- Int CH Prism's TracknDown Traces of Dustprint RN JH CCA
Trace is darling, her response to EVERYTHING is to sit and see if that gets her a treat. She's swimming well, and is finding that the grooming table means special, alone time with the person who feeds her (and therefore is the center of her universe) and she now volunteers to be groomed if she sees a table to leap on. Trace is special- she really wants to please, and is a loving and easy dog to be with. She earned her GRCA Certificate of Conformation Assessment and her RN title was earned with 3 first places, She is OFA Excellent and has all her clearances.
Her pedigree is an older style, and she has many nice working dogs who also earned Championships behind her.
Trace is at home now with best friends Michelle and John, who once upon a time had a Trace daughter and now have Trace herself. She spends her days with them, trekking and swimming and all manner of activities.
Beautiful, Versatile & Correct Goldens
Golden Retrievers ~ Ocala Florida
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Video slideshow courtesy of Jennifer Workman.
CH Prism's She Knows How to Move U, RN JH VC