Grace came to us here in Wisconsin all the way from Mississippi at just 7.5 weeks old. She was worth the trip and more as she is absolutely stunning and about as smart as they come. Grace is on the smaller side for a Labrador, averaging 50 pounds, with a nice athletic build and toned muscles. Don't let her small size fool you though; she's a powerhouse and able to retrieve about anything you ask. She is full speed ahead when outdoors; however, she has a great ‘off switch’ when indoors.
Grace initially started her working career as a Service Dog, and although successful, we felt she was better suited as a scent detection dog. I imagine Grace would tell you her favorite thing to do is to use her nose. Her ability to track is amazing and she has recovered several deer that would not have been recovered otherwise.
During the off season, Grace enjoys searching for sheds, scent games, swimming, playing with cats, lounging on the couch with her humans, and watching squirrels & birds out the window.
Her incredible will to please, combined with her motivation for treats, has made her training very enjoyable. Grace has earned the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC), CGC Advanced, CGC Urban, Trick Dog Novice & Intermediate, Virtual Home Manners and Scent Work titles.
Grace is a certified Therapy Dog and we are able to visit local care facilities, bringing joy & cuddles to those who love dogs as much as I do.
Notable dogs in Grace’s 4 generation pedigree include:
13xGRHRCH Missy's Cajun Dakota MH, 2018 UKC Hall of Fame
5xGRHRCH Missy Hollowdale Autrey, 2018 UKC Hall of Fame
3xGRHRCH UH Dakota's Cajun Roux MH
GRHRCH GMHR WR UH Oz's Yellow Fever Of Washita MH
2xGRHRCH UH Washita's One Hot Tamale MH MNR
GRHRCH UH Slim Jim Rascal
2xNAFC 2xCNAFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac
CNFC FC CAFC Greenwing's Chances Are Slim
NFC AFC Storm's Riptide Star
BISS AM/CAN/INT CH Balcroft Silonas Time To Reign
EeBb - Black (Hidden Yellow/Fox Red & Chocolate)
DD (Dilute Clear)
AKC # SS04412106
UKC # L101-488
Alexander Disease (Embark) - Clear
Centronuclear Myopathy - Clear
Cone Degeneration (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Copper Toxicosis (Labrador Retriever Type) ATP7A/ATP7B - Clear
Cystinuria (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Degenerative Myelopathy - Clear
Elliptocytosis - Clear
Exercise-Induced Collapse - Carrier
Hereditary Nasal Parakeratosis - Clear
Hyperuricosuria - Clear
Ichthyosis (Golden Retriever Type 1) - Clear
Macular Corneal Dystrophy (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Myotubular Myopathy 1 - Clear
Narcolepsy (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cone-Rod Dystrophy 4 - Clear
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Golden Retriever 2 - Clear
Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration - Clear
Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (Labrador Retriever Type) - Clear
Retinal Dysplasia/Oculoskeletal Dysplasia 1 - Clear
Skeletal Dysplasia 2 - Clear
Stargardt Disease - Carrier
Grace's first water retrieve at 11 weeks
Grace (snoring) at 31 months with 4 day old pups.