What’s New

2018………………………………………

Kid genetic testing results are in from AG and he is negative on all the relevant markers! ( See The Guys page)

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Kid is OFA Excellent on hips and Normal on Elbows! ( See The Guys page)

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Shelby has been bred to “Creasy” aka Indian Ridge Man On Fire QAA. ( See the Puppies page)

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Bustin’ has been bred to a well bred chocolate female named Gabby and she is pregnant! ( See the Puppies page)

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T has been sold is at her new home in Macon, Georgia!

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Bonnie has been bred to Ten and pups were whelped on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. See Puppies page.

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Dude, HRCH Blindfaith’s One Ruff Dude, earned his HRCH title and now joins Tru, Blind Faith’s True Spirit MH, QAA and Nash, Blindfaith’s Burt Becker Magnum MH, as one of The Blindfaith Brothers!…All three are out of Morgan and Ruff.

Blindfaith scores big at Tacoma!

This weekend at the Tacoma Retriever Club fall field trial two of our dogs took first and second place in the Derby.

First place was won by 21 month old Kate ( Check Out This Chic owned by Don Varchol) who is a granddaughter out of our yellow male Pic and our yellow female Ruff. Kate’s dam is Mercy ( Blind Faith Over Trouble Water SH) who was owned by Truman and Kate Ellis of Seattle before her untimely death. Her sire is Money Talks. This gives Kate 22 derby points!

Second place was won by Tru’s son, Ten ( Blind Faith’s Ten Commandments owned by Paul Shoemaker of Arlington, Wa.). Ten is only 13 months old and word has it that the judges agonized long and hard in deciding who was first and who was second! We are looking forward to great things from Ten. Paul feels that he is one of the finest young dogs he has ever had and that’s saying a lot from a long time pro like Paul who has won two nationals.

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MORGAN HONORED…….Twice!

Our outstanding yellow male, Morgan, has been selected by Julie Cramond of the Australian Kennel Club to be one of three American bred Labs to be collected for importation as a way of introducing American genetics into the ” Down Under”. The other two dogs selected were NFC-AFC Hunter’s Run Boo Boo and FC-CFC LKY’s Controlled Burn…Morgan is in good company. The collection has taken place and the semen will be on it’s way to Australia shortly.

On January 21 Morgan was inducted into the Backwater Retriever Club Hall of Fame along with his talented son, Nash ( owned by Chris Sausman). He marks the fifth dog that Blindfaith has in the BRC Hall!.

It’s Tru!!  BFR has a new addition and he is doing very well. Blind Faith’s True Spirit, originally bred by us and owned by Paul Shoemaker of Arlington, Washington has been reacquired by BFR and is right at home. Tru passed his first two masters in wonderful style then went out on the very last bird ( a relatively easy blind) after being one of the only dogs to pin the final triple. Tru has ran two quals. In the first he was one of only two dogs out of 10 plus the test dog to complete the test before it was scrapped by the judges. We then had to scratch because we had to be home that evening. In the second he went out on the last bird of the event when he ( along with ALL the other dogs) did not see the bird and I messed up ( yep Handler Error…got mad and lost control)…he had a great chance to place and a chance to win so he’s off to a great start.

Deer Processing

Marcia and I thought that we would let you know that we always have our deer ( and some other wildlife as well) processed by our good friend Bill Hamilton who lives just outside of Danville, Il. Bill is a retired butcher who processes deer in order to have some extra cash for golf and traveling  the country with his lovely and understanding( blood trails down the driveway!) wife, Nancy. Bill is swamped with work each Fall so I’m not including his phone number. If you need processing call me and I’ll contact Bill or his partner Carl to see if they can help you out. Bill and Nancy are both graduates of my alma mater, Westville High School.