This is Sage out Annie by NZ. INT'L. CH. Croftsway Old Man River, CGC "TomTom". She went to the LRCP double senior hunt test and qualified both days. She got her Junior Hunter Title with 4 passes in a row, and now has 2 of her Senior passes. She has never not qualified at a hunt test. Her owner had people coming up to him both days telling him how beautiful she was and that she should be in the show ring. Then today when they were handing out the ribbons, the judge told him that he his dog hunted the best out of all of the entries. She told him she wasn't sure if he knew what a great dog he had, but he does. She will be running a field trial Derby next month and should finish her SH title this fall. She is also going to get her feet wet in the show ring. All of this and she is chocolate! We are so proud of her and can't thank her owner enough for doing so well by her.
Update: Sage is Derby Pointed,and easily finished her Senior Hunter and Master Hunter Titles. She is now running field trials, not a small feat for an English lab. She is Qualified All Age in field trials.
have just started a bit of training with Doma as she
is showing great natural talent. She runs as fast as
any of my field trial bred English labs or springers
and they are very fast! Her retrieving is spot on and
she never gives up on a mark, she has everything going
for her, eye contact, trainability, the want and need
to work and please you, tender mouth, she really uses
her nose on scents quite naturally.
We hope to show her at the end of the summer for the
first time in the ring- it's quite exciting as to how
p.s. Her coat is so amazingly thick and waterproof,
everyone comments on it- some have asked if she is crossbred
with a grizzly bear!!
is such a wonderful dog -- an all around sweetheart!
She loves everyone and is very gentle with children.
Dog professionals often make comments about what an
especially kind dog she is, and total strangers come
up to my husband and I and say, "Now THAT is a beautiful
dog". She brings us so much joy and is an integral part
of our family! She always wants to please us and, literally,
would not hurt a fly. I knew I would like having a dog,
but I never expected how much I would love owning Scout!!!
Thank you Crystal Kennels!"
South Riding, VA
the greatest! Super temperament, great coat, x-ray vision
(almost) - a real head-turner. Thanks for your good
care to get her started right.
Rich Doud, President
Arlington Chamber of Commerce
has been a blessing to me. He is one of my loves of
my life. He snuggles with me when I am sick and plays
with me when I am feeling great. He is always there
to give me kisses and hugs when I need them. Snicker
is a great part of my life. I am so thankful that Jenifer
gave me a chance to have him. I wouldn't give him up
for the world.
our chocolate lab, is the smartest, sweetest dog I've
ever known. She was completely house broken in two weeks
and we took her home when she was only 8 weeks old.
She is also beautiful and gentle. Most important she
is very healthy and strong. She has brought great joy
to our family and we could not imagine life without
Arlene & Bill Krieger
Great Falls, VA
addition of our heartdog, Cooper, has made for many
entertaining moments. He loves to hang out in the bathtub
and await a shower or a good drink. He is a loving,
devoted friend with the heart of an angel. "Tooie"
is a dear sole. He loves to watch animal planet with
his mama and pretty much anything else that involves
laying on the couch.
Beth A. Kokoruda (feel
free to e-mail me)
Owned by 'Crystals Shimmick Cooper'
La Plata, MD
waited a long time to get a Lab puppy and I did my research
about breeders on the Internet. That is how I found
Crystal Kennels and I was most impressed with my first
visit to meet Jenifer, Chad and the dogs. I put in my
bid for a chocolate female from Rose. After the litter
was born, I visited them every week so I could watch
them grow and develop as individuals. These puppies
got to a great start between the care from Rose and
from Jenifer. My puppy, Bruni, is an absolute joy. She
is really a beauty and everywhere I take her I get asked
where I got such a beautiful Lab. Crystal Kennels, of
course! Bruni is also highly intelligent and a fast
learner. It is a significant testimonial that I thought
enough of Crystal Kennels to recommend them to my boss/friend.
Bravo to Jenifer, Chad and the Labs of Crystal Kennels!
Mt. Jackson, VA
puppy Cricket is the smartest dog we've ever owned.
We are training her to hunt and there is nothing I have
tried to teach her that she hasn't picked up on immediatly.
We have every expectaion that she will turn out to be
an excellent water dog. I anticipate being able to start
her in Hunting Field Retriever Field Tests by the time
she is 6 months old. She is also a very pretty dog and
attracts much attention when I have her out in public.
She has a beautiful shiny coat and a very handsome face
and gorgeous head. She has made us into sentimental
fools. We are very proud of our girl Cricket.
Louis and Jeanne Girolami
Added note: Cricket passed her CGC & her first qualifying
run for her Started Retriever Title at 6 months of age.
spent a lot of time looking for a chocolate lab. I found
Crystal Kennels and a could not be happier. We got a
beautiful, intelligent, well trained and loyal puppy.
She is a wonderful companion. We feel very lucky that
we found Crystal Kennels and Jenifer.
have owned several dogs in my life and I can tell you
Keni is the most entertaining. He is a lover and wants
to touch people all the time. He gets lots of compliments
when we go out with him and he eats it up. He is gentle
and seems to understand everything you say. If I ever
to get another dog, it would be from Crystal Kennels.
Pat Heiser - Stafford, VA
Suki Sahimi Kirk is a sensitive lovely family member.
She behaves well, and reponded well to obedience class.
She is loving with children and has accepted a new puppy
playmate with grace. She is sound in constitution and
has a gleaming coat. Also, I can attest to Jenifer's
abilities and knowledge. She has been helpful and caring
long with our animals.
Cindy & Brian Kirk
for such a great dog. We adore Duke. The
Baird's - CA
is so well behaved. We are back in school now and he
is left in kitchen out of crate with no problems. He
loves our resident cat and even is well behaved to a
poor, emaciated stray that wandered in. He was the easiest
lab we ever trained, he is happy and energetic but not
at all bonkers. He doesn't jump up on people and he
is a good watch dog who stops barking when I say.
could not be happier.
my pessimistic father-in-law who predicted we would
never have as good a dog as our last lab has said
he was wrong, this one is great!!
- Harpers Ferry, WV
is great. He is due to go to the vet next Tuesday for
his neutering. He
is such a sweet, good dog. Kind of a Mamma's boy...very
different from our
female (who turns 13 today!). Still very playful though
and loves to follow me
around. He is beautiful!! People comment all the time.
- Great Falls, VA
is just soooo wonderful. Everyone says she is so loving.
Morgan is beautiful and weighs approximately 75 lbs.
Morgan is very spoiled and I'm just so crazy about her.
Morgan is my girl, and I don't know how I would have
gotten along without her. I always have a story to tell
about her at work. My co-workers look forward to hearing
- Washington, DC
Hi Jenifer! Here
are a few recent photos of Guinness. We took him on
our vacation to Maine and he had a ball! I would love
to know if you are planning on having any more puppies
in the future. Guinness needs a friend, our poor Sable
died in April and Guinness has really missed him,
as we all have.
to hear from you.
- Great Falls, VA