Journey

 
Glenbrier's Book of Days SH, NA, OAJ, WC

12/31/2012 

Ms. Light Blue from the New Years Litter, Journey is an Emmylou granddaughter, and daughter of Lily  and the incomparable Max
(Dauninge's Maximus Auerus). Her name may be Journey, but her nickname is Little Ms. Sunshine to match her sunny disposition and "let's go play" personality.  Play for Journey means training and any venue will do.  While Journey certainly possesses the versatility I strive for in my breeding program, field work is her forte and ducks her object of preference. In Journey's world there is no better way to spend the day then getting down and dirty in the field and don't forget water work either!  She loves water and loves to swim. Journey quickly finished her basic field titles shortly after her 1 year birthday and then went on to finish her Senior title following winter training with Mitch White in Ohio. I am hopeful that Journey will be ready to run Master this fall, following her first litter.

While field is Journey's passion, Agility is taking a close second.  Having just started her training for agility this past summer, she has shown the same aptitude and enthusiasm for this sport as she did for field.  We started competing in the fall of 2014 and she quickly gained her Novice titles and has now moved into Excellent Jumpers.  She is a fast, responsive dog on the course and I will need to become a much better handler to keep up with her.

 
Sometimes when you do a breeding you are fortunate enough to get a puppy that has everything you hoped for, and Journey is living proof.  She is the total package of good looks, lovely structure, and talent.  I suspect that she will have quite the career in between the occasional litter. 

Journey came home from the 2014 Golden Retriever National with a Triathlon award, having successfully competed in Conformation, Agility and Field.

Health Clearances
Hips-Good
Elbows -Normal
Heart-Normal / Echo
 Eyes-Normal  10/29/14
prcd-PRA - Normal  Optigen
GR PRA 1 - Clear Optigen
GR PRA 2 - Clear Optigen
Ichtyosis - Carrier Optigen

Journey is also a proud participant in the Morris Animal Foundation
Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

 

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