Chambray Labradors Partners Program At Work Part 2
Partners Program At Work
Part 2 2006
The Partners Program At Work Part 2
Partners Program At Work Part II
If I was the President of the United States of America
and I was delivering the State of the Union Address for our Partners
Program, this is what it would sound like
Last year at this time, I chronicled two cases to use as examples of the diverse and complex nature of the workings of the very unique and very breed-specific endeavor that we have named the Partners Program. see
The Partners Program At Work (2005)
Dusty and Sammie and their respective breeders and owners were the featured dogs/partners for that article. Since that time I have received hundred of emails from folk that read the article and derived some worthy information from it. In fact, many of those that responded had requested additional “copy’ of other dogs and their individual arrangements and stories.
For this essay, I will detail two of our very successful dogs for 2006, the two newest champions for our Labrador community, Am/Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay CGC, also known as Duchess and Am/Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff CGC, aka Hogan.
Back in 2003, we established a working relationship with Carmay Labradors, bringing into our show management program one of their young show males. His name was Carmays Ruff Around The Edges, or Mr. Boo for short. Eventually with our entire program’s offerings backing Mr Boo’s show career, he was to achieve both his AKC and International titles in record time for a dog at the Florida dog shows, finishing in 4 months!
It was through that very successful venture with Mr. Boo, that the door was opened to bring in several other development projects from outstanding co-breedings that Carmay had done with a couple of major-player kennels such as Dovetail Labradors and Danjac Labradors. Those dogs were outright purchased from Carmay and placed into the development program for training, conditioning and show handling with the idea of eventually placing them with existing partners or to bring in new associates that would appreciate what it takes to have a show-ready and competitive dog and continue to participate in the Partners Program for the Betterment of the Breed.
Duchess was such a dog as she had been part of a co-breeding between Danjac and Carmay Labradors. Duchess’s dam was an import from Croftsway Labradors, one of the top Labrador breeders from New Zealand and owned by Danjac and her sire was Mr Boo, that had originally been a co-breeding between Dovetail and Carmay. Mr Boo’s sire is world-class producer Ch Langshott Gale Force From Kimvalley.
Duchess was brought to Chambray and placed into the development program with all the offerings made available to her. She became our featured handling assignment from the puppy classes, and once she was show ready, she was offered to one of our associates that had expressed an interest in his next dog being a competitive “show ready dog”.
Coach Harris already owned one of our boys, Chambrays Southern Pride Beau and had been through the entire ownership process with Beau. His understanding and appreciation of the Partners Program made him an excellent candidate for a co-ownership with Duchess. The deal was sealed and Duchess went to live with Coach Harris and his wife Renee.
Through the next 2 years, Duchess rose up through the ranks of our girls at the dog shows. As the mature, top females finished out their titles, Duchess would take the lead as our top show female. Starting out into the 2006 show season she had 5 points and 1 major and was the leader at the scoreboard. In a conversation with the Coach at the beginning of the year, I guaranteed that Duchess would be our next champion before the year was over. She would dominate the Winners Bitch awards accumulating the needed 15 points and 2 majors to finish her champion’s title quest on September 30th of 2006.
Mission accomplished, as she is now Am/Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay CGC. Watch for Duchess’s continued contributions to the Partners Program with her participation in the Breeding Program as she will be bred to another one of our program’s dogs, Int Ch WinQuest Chambray MoTown Luiggi co-owned with the Peeple’s family.
Our second featured dog for this essay is Am/Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff CGC (Hogan) who finished his AKC champion’s title in front of the home crowd at the Miami Dog Shows on December 10th 2006. His championship title brings to a total of 20 Bred By champions for Chambray Labradors since the very first, Ch Chambrays Russell back in 1993.
Hogan is owned by Rosie and Bill Feeley of West Palm Beach Fl and has been an integral part of our unique Partners Program since he was placed with his new family at 8 weeks of age.
Let’s back up 2 ˝ years and go over how Hogan was to materialize for the Partner Program. Hogan’s sire was Am/Int Ch Carmays Ruff Around The Edges CGC (Mr. Boo), a dog brought into the Management Program for development and handling. Mr Boo’s success story was a whirlwind fantasy as documented above in Duchess's story, as we were to bring him in with 1 single point and in the very tough Florida fall and winter shows, finish him in less than 4 months with several Best Of Breeds and also his International champion’s title and a Canine Good Citizen title also.
Boo’s breeder had previously bred him to Danjacs Carissa (sire and dam from New Zealand Labrador breeder, Croftsway Labradors) and had produced several dogs that were brought into the Development and Placement Program, including Int Ch Carmays River of Dreams and Int Ch Carmays No Alibi.
Arrangements were made to lease Carissa for 1 breeding and to do a repeat breeding to Mr Boo. The result was a beautiful litter of 10 puppies born to Chambray Labradors. see litter here Hogan was one of the top show pick puppies and the rest is now history.
Together with his owner, Rosie Feeley, Hogan was developed jointly and the results are very evident in his very quick campaign to his AKC champion’s title. Hogan has passed all the appropriate clearance of health and genetics and will now contribute to the Betterment of the Breed through his participation in the Stud Dog Program. He will also continue with the dog shows in the Best Of Breed competition as a “Specials” dog.
The Partners Program for the Betterment of the Breed, a continuing success story for all those that are part of the unique Labrador Retriever community!
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