“ As the 2018 Season begins ….”
….. I wanted to take a moment to thank those who continue to make a huge difference in my life by supporting me in my passion to develop the best pointing Labrador blood lines possible. First, I have to thank our Lord for his continued Blessings on our program. For without Him, I am nothing.
Secondly, I would like to thank Rusty Haglund & Ashley of www.triggertimekennels.com. After our pups graduate from our puppy head start program, Rusty takes them in to be force broke and begins to teach them to handle. Rusty is one of the best young dog trainers in the country. He typically runs AKC & HRC Hunt Tests but as run a few Qualifiers with our young dogs. Thank you Rusty & Ashlee! You’re simply the BEST!!!! Next, I would like to thank Rob & Cindy Erhart of www.SilvertipRetrievers.com for all their dedication & hard work. Rob & Cindy are simply two of the nicest folks on the planet. They take our Master Hunters and transition them into QAA, QA2 & Field Trial Champions. I look forward to teaming up with Rob in Texas in the Spring of 2018 as we begin to pursue Buddy’s AFC title.
I would also like to extend a special thank you, to Bill & Micki Petrovish. They are currently training and handling GLORY our Ammo x Tubb’s pup. Their dedication and work ethic is second to none. I look forward to seeing them this summer again as we compete in MT this August. I would also like to welcome & thank our newest PRO TRAINER. Special thanks to Doug Robinson of Florence, Alabama. Doug & Scarlet have a great developing program for young pups and an indoor program which really accelerates pups at very young ages. Rain, sleet, snow, nothing keeps these kind folks from training their young students every day.
“Glory & Praise to our God” – Our Ammo x Tubbs Pup
In our typical fashion we completed a very competitive season here at Black Ice Retrievers. From 2012 through the end of 2017 combined, we ran in over 500 events/stakes across AKC Field Trials in US & CKC TRIALS in Canada, AKC Hunt Tests, HRCHunt Tests, APLA Pointing Lab Hunt Tests, BDC & UFTA Shoot to Retrieve Events. We even had an ICE pup win the 2013 Doubles BDC World Championship. Congratulations to “Breeze” and her proud owner Steve Foster.
Besides one of Ice’s pups winning the World Championship, we also had another solid Field Trial & Hunt Test season. The following is a summary of our dogs 2017 accomplishments: (These are Dogs we own) The accomplishments of all dogs sired or whelped by Balck Ice Retrievers across now 4 continents are just too vast to keep track of.
– Buddy our Chocolate Stud from the identical parents as AMMO the 2014 CNAFC CFC CAFC FC AFC earned his QA2 by taking a 2nd Place in an OPEN. Only loosing to JJ the 2nd Place High Point Open Dog in the US in 2017.
– Glory earned her QAA and literally has finished every Qualifier she has ever run in. Thanks Bill!
– Blast passed 7 of 7 AKC Master Hunt tests to also qualify for the 2018 Master Nationals – Blast has 1 pass toward her Master Nationals Title and will run in Oregon at this years Nationals under Rusty Haglund.
– Jazz earns her AKC Master Hunt Title . She is now a GMPR, HRCH, MH.
– Chevi, another fox red female of ours earned her JH title , her SH title and earned 1 MH pass before she came home to have her first litter. She and Fire will return to Rusty’s in February 2018 to continue their pursuits of their AKC MH Titles.
In the last few months, Black Ice Retrievers has added several new dogs into the fold:
– First, we added Black Ice’s Jesus Take The Wheel – “Nudge”. Nudge is the daughter of a brilliant stud named “FC AFC B BUMBLE” – STING!!!! We bought Nudge at 7 weeks and she was already fast. Nudge has such a big motor we have her preparing for Quals in 2018. She will just turn two in May of 2018.
Black Ice’s Jesus Take The Wheel – “Nudge”
– Then we added a Chocolate Female named “SLY”. Sly is a great started dog from a bitch out of FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue and her Sire out of GRHRCH Magnolia’s Hammerin Hank MH MNH5 (Hall of Fame). Sly is just one pass shy of her SH title and will pursue her MH in 2018.
Black Ice’s Baracuda’s Hammer Time – “Sly”
Our next new addition is Duckie our 2017 Chocolate Male BUD BLAST Pup. Yes, Duckie is the Male we kept out of our two amazing Chocolates Buddy & Blast. “Black Ice’s Duckie Do Right By God”
Our goals for him in 2018 is his HRC HR & AKC SH titles. Duckie is the product of 4 Chocolate generations of FC AFC’s on Buddy’s side and 4 generations of GRAND HRCH dogs on his DAMs side. His 4 generation pedigree has 4 NTL Field Trial Titles, 36 FC, AFC, CFC or CAFC Titles, 3 QAA’s,
20 GRHRCH titles, 11 MH titles, 4 HRCH titles & 2 MPR titles. 26 of 30 dogs with titles of an HRCH or higher in Duckie’s 4 generation pedigree and yet Duckie is very laid back and just a joy to have in our home.
Duckie at 4 months
Duckie at 7 months
Our next new pup is also from our HRCH Black Ice’s Carbon Copy Of Ammo Mud Bud “Buddy” and a direct daughter of FC AFC CFC CAFC Barracuda Blue MH. We our proud to introduce Black Ice’s Buddy’s Barracuda “Blue”. Now this little guy is as smart as they come. He completed 54 marks in a row one day at just 9 weeks old. He comes back, spins & sits and holds the pumper until you take it away. His focus his just like his Dad’s at this age. All he wants to do is work!!! Incredible is all I can say.
Our final new addition was just born on 11/27/17. Zeke is a really beautiful dark Fox RED.
Zeke is a pup from our GMPR HRCH Black Ice’s Super Sonic Scooter MH QAA QA2 with Open Wins. Zeke was whelped in Jeanette, PA by Nancy Eisaman of www.ironweedlabs.com
. Nancy has a great operation and I am so Blessed that she bred her Ironweed HI-BIRD Pistol PKMPIXI MH CGC TKN to Scooter. I traveled to PA to pic up Zeke and what an incredible litter. Pistol’s Grandma on her Dam’s side SR Ironweed Boom Boom Butterfly MH CGC “Fly” and Nancy just received an incredible award from the AKC. Fly as a DAM is the number one producer of AKC Master Hunters in the history of the AKC. Now that’s impressive! Zeke, you have some big shoes to fill.
Taylor and Zeke
Ice Ice Baby – The One That Started It All
At Black Ice Retrievers we just don’t say what are bloodlines have accomplished in the PAST… we go out and put it on the line almost every weekend to show what our upcoming champions are truly made of. How many kennels, pointing labs or otherwise, can you find that will showcase their young future breeders across a 100 stakes/events in each of the last four seasons? NOT MANY!! We also have one of the highest Pass/Fail percentages you can find and our dogs continue to be some of the youngest dogs at these events week in and week out.
Great blood lines, dedicated training and a work ethic second to none…. still go a long way when developing great young champions. Learn more about each of these inspiring Champions on their seperate pages under OUR DOGS FEMALES and OUR DOGS MALES. Have a blessed 2016 and we hope to see you at a trial or hunt test in the near future. God Bless!