It has been a busy time here at BlackRidge Labradors over the summer and fall of 2020. Because there weren't any dog shows to participate in, we spent time improving things here at home. We can say we are completely fenced and gated so everyone is safe whenever they get let out. We added to their dog room space and gave them their own entry. We also made another dog yard so they have more outdoor playroom and we are hoping to build a shop this summer to add to their area.
We had a litter of puppies from our Mia that are in fantastic homes and we kept our boy Gator who is maturing nicely and just made his dog show debut.!
We might not have been able to do any dog shows, but we did get some dock diving time in for Bubba, Mia, Poppin and Rosie. Poppin finished her junior title, Mia added to her current jumps, Bubba needs 1 jump for his Junior title and 1 for his senior title. Rosie needs 1 jump to finish her Junior title. It was a fun day and we will definintely be going back to Dog Mode for their events.
Nelli did amazing in her 1st dog show in October taking Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Breed in her 3rd day in the ring. It was an amazing feeling and we are excited to see where she goes from here.
In October we said goodbye to our sweet Annie. She fought long and hard with her battle with lung cancer. She is missed every day. She was our 1st lab, our foundation, our love and the reason we have 8 labs now. But, we wouldn't have it any other way.
Finally, we are so excited to have dog shows starting up again and will be back in the ring in March, April, May and June. We also have 2 litters planned this spring/summer as soon as Aspen and Rizzo decided to cooperate. Rizzo has passed all of her clearances and only needs her Cardiac Echo clearance to have everything done. So excited to have puppies again!