Critique from Margaret Brown (Ramsayville Labradors, Scotland) at Potomac 2007:
"What can I say about this dog, he quite literally gave me goose bumps when he came into the ring and I couldn’t wait to get me hands on him, he has such tremendous ring presence, I loved everything about him, very much the showman but can back this up with wonderful type, construction and for me most importantly is superbly balanced.. Outstanding from any angle, stands four square and was shown in beautiful condition, a combination of strength & masculinity, he really scores in head with such a kind expression, good length and depth of muzzle, excellent topline which he held well on the move, double coat of the correct texture and lovely otter tail, looked so well in profile and moved soundly with free driving action behind. A magnificent dog at a magnificent show"
Baloo in the ring at Potomac 2007; Photo by Diane Smith
Photos above taken at age 7 1/2
Show News!!!!! Baloo finished his championship in grand style with 4 Specialty Majors within 5 months!!
BISS from the Veteran class at age 10 3/4 under Sally Bell at SDLRC 2010!
Baloo has great enthusiasm for the show ring, even after spending the last six years in a pet home. Thank you, Debbie Leveque, for finding Baloo and thinking of us!
LRC, Inc National Specialty 2010 ~ Best in Veteran Sweepstakes, judge Jennifer Stotts (Shannon Valley)
LRCSC 2010 ~ Best in Veteran Sweepstakes, judge Janet Schoonover (Char Don), Best Veteran and Best in Specialty Show, judge Diane Pilbin (Chucklebrook)
SDLRC 2010 Day 2 ~ Best in Veteran Sweepstakes, judge Cindy Skiba (Epochs), Best Veteran and Best in Specialty Show, judge Sally Bell (Boradors)
HDLRC 2007 Day 1 ~ Best in Veteran Sweepstakes, judge Rita Waggoner (Rochar)
GGLRC 2007 Day 1 ~ Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes, judge Alexandre Charon (Preton)
SVLRC 2007 Day 2 ~ Best In Veteran Sweepstakes, Shelah Frey (Mainland); JAM, judge Joyce Brabban (Cambremer)
SVLRC 2007 Day 1 ~ Best In Veteran Sweeps, judge Lisa Benecke (Snowberry); JAM, judge Les Brabban (Cambremer)
LRCSC 2007 Day 2 ~ BOSS, judge David Hepper (Mardas)
LRCSC 2007 Day 1 ~ Winner's Dog and BOSS, judge Barb Gilchrist (Blackthorn)-- 5 point major and NEW CHAMPION!
POTOMAC 2007~~ Winner's Dog, judge Margaret Brown (Ramsayville) -- 5 point major!!
JAM, judge Mary Wiest (Beechcroft)!!!
SDLRC 2007 ~ WD and BOW under Lisa Nolechek (Lobuff)-- 4 point major!
He was also Best Veteran in Sweeps both days under Kim Jacobsen (Alibi) and Ron Kelly (Belgairn)!!
HDLRC 2006 ~~ Winner's Dog/Best Of Winners, judge Kendall Herr (Dickendall)-- 4point major!
Both days of the show, he was Best in Veteran Sweeps under both Vonnie Russell and Lisa DaRoss !!
Baloo at LRCSC:
Baloo on his Victory Lap at LRCP:
Photo by Diane Smith Photo by Sharon Wagner
Pictured above at 7 and a half years of age; December 2006
Baloo in the ring, SDLRC 2008; age 8 1/2
His first time in the ring, Baloo was Best in Match at the High Desert LRC's October 2005 match over an
entry of 75 - 80 Labradors, under Betty Buelteman (Kayo Labradors)!!
Watch for Baloo's puppies to hit the show scene soon!!
Baloo's litter by Ch. Trinity's Eternal Peace, bred by Sheabourne Labradors
Baloo's son Saddlehill Just Joey out of our Saddlehill Bailey II, "Bailey" is pictured below at 15 months of age.
Joe was RWD under Jan Grannemann at the SDLRC Bare Bones Specialty, February 17th 2007 and Best in Sweepstakes at LRCSC 2007, judge Peachie Orton (Omega Retrievers)!
Joe's sister, Biscuit, pictured below at 9 months of age:
"Joe" and his littermates below at 4 weeks old:
And 7 week old stacked pictures:
Three more Baloo daughters out of Ch. Pharmlabs Force B With Schein:
And "Abie" out of our Ch. Saddlehill Cinderhill O B Mine, "Obie"
Matilija Cheer Bear (8 months) and Matilija Wish Bear (7 months) bred by Liz Harward
A puppy out of Sunchase's JP Innocent bred by Anna Hausmann, Ania Labradors
Cute Baloo Pups at Diamond Labradors:
and one girl growing up:
Pups out of Ch. Maidstone Edlyn Lemon Zest, JH: