In Loving Memory


Dove Hills Crystal Rose CGC, TDI

January 17, 1998-July 17, 2012


Rose at 14.5 years

7 years old

4 years old

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Dove Hills Crystal Rose, CGC, TDI (Rose) was a beautiful large boned, dark chocolate female.
She produced puppies that are/have:
Championship Pointed
AKC Junior Hunters
NAHRA Started Retrievers
Working Certificates
Working Certificate Excellent
AKC Companion dog titled
AKC Canine Good Citizens
Registered Therapy Dogs
Drug and Explosive detection dogs
Incredible pets and family members
This is Rose with our new son Brandon when he was a baby.
She is a good mama no matter what the species.

Rose at 2 years old

Reggie, SR Crystal's Regal Master, JH, WC, WCX, CGC, TDI
September 15, 1999 - August 3, 2008

Reggie was an amazing boy. Everything we could have ever wanted in a dog. He was a true gentleman with a heart that never quit. He was an amazing retriever and so very handsome too. When he retired he went to live with my brother and sister-in-law. He still came to visit all the time and we were always excited to have him here with us and his mom Rose was always glad to see her baby.

Reggie, unfortunately, ate some rotten wild mushrooms in his yard and although we did everything to save him, the toxins proved to be too much and he died here with us. He will be greatly missed by everyone that was lucky enough to know him.

Crystals Dove Hill Dahlia
April 25, 2000 - January 2, 2007

SR Crystals Dove Hill Dahlia, WC, CGC, TDI was our foundation yellow bitch. We could not have asked for anything more. She was the most incredible dog - such a comedian with the best sense of humor.

Dahlia and I competed in the show ring, where she became championship pointed. She took 'Winners Bitch' and went 'Best of Opposite' for her first Championship point only 13 weeks after the birth of her first litter of puppies. Thank you Judge Donald M. Booxbaum.

We also competed in hunt tests where she earned a few hunt titles and some obedience classes as well. We did a lot together and at the end of the day, she would share the sofa with us and then our bedroom. We are lost without her and will be forever grateful for the gifts she has left us. June is her daughter and Happy her son. Sadly she passed away a few days after Happy was born.

Dahlia left us way too soon and our lives will never be the same without her. We love you Dahlia!

Crystals Vanilla Biscotti

Scott, know as the "best boy" left us at almost 15 years of age. We were so blessed to have had him in our lives and to have his bloodlines continue with our dogs. He will be forever missed.

Crystals Queen Anne's Lace, WC

Crystals Mystical Rose, JH, WC - Mystie

Crystals Midsummer Night Dream - June

Crystal's Shasta, WC

Crystals Cadbury Rose- Katie

Crystals Rose Bay - Willow

CH Tabatha’s Hollybrooke Belmont, JH, WC

We only had Monty for 3 years, but we loved him as though we had him his entire lifetime. He was an amazing boy with a truly gentle soul. He embraced every day with a wagging tail & a happy attitude. He was having a lot of trouble with arthritis and we decided to let him go with the dignity he deserved. We will miss you old man and cherish the time we had with you.


There is one best place to bury a dog.
If you bury him in this spot, he will come to you when you call - come to you over the grim, dim frontier of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. 

And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel, they shall not growl at him, nor resent him coming, for he belongs there.

People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his foot fall, who hear no whimper, people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing. The one best place to burry a good dog is in the heart of his master.

Ben Hur Lampman From the Portland Oregonian
September 11, 1925
Also known as “If A Dog Be Well Remembered” and “Where TO Bury A Dog”

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