The Labrador Retriever is a strongly built, very active dog. Wide over the loins and strong and muscular hindquarters. He is easy to train and is good with children and other dogs. The Labrador Retriever is good natured, loyal and hardworking. He should never be aggressive. He makes a good gundog and domestic pet.
passed away 6/9/2008
Spanky is the "old Man" of the bunch and is definitely the boss! He lets everyone who enters the yard know that.
After a long and wonderful life, Spanky has passed away. His 13 and a half years have given us many joyful memories from walks along Riverwalk to watching he and Madi bond during his daily feedings as he grew older and calmer. It was amazing to watch them affectionately interact. Spanky never realized he was 80-85 lbs. In his mind, he was a lap dog and did his best to sneak up on your lap....first one paw, then a chin, then another paw until suddenly you were drowned in black lab.
The German Shepherd Dog is a strong, agile, well muscled dog, alert and full of life. He is extremely intelligent and makes a wonderful companion, show or obedience dog. The German Shepherd is exceptionally trainable and works well as a police, guide, search, rescue dog. He is one breed that becomes truly bonded to his family and may suffer from separation anxiety when apart from his people.
7/4/1995 - 11/14/2007
Topaz is our queen. She has the energy of an 8 year old and a fierce bark.
She does not like strangers and does an excellent job of guarding us. Her protection gives us confidence regarding the safety of our property. Her watchful eye provides us reassurance.
Topaz crossed the bridge peacefully during her late afternoon nap. Her bark begging to be played with will be missed as will her enthusiastic greetings.