These Working Black Labrador Puppies are from excellent parents.
Joni’s puppies from the videos & photos below are all enjoying their new homes and doing very well. Many thanks for all the kind comments.
Our Labrador puppies in Grimsby, Lincolnshire have every chance of becoming either top class working and competing gundogs, or probably the best pet dog you could ever hope for. My phone was in the office a few days back and whistled an incoming text message, I sent Joni to ‘go fetch’ and she ran upstairs & fetched my phone down for me. Try that with most other breeds and you’ll get either a blank stare or at best maybe an old sock that smells a bit interesting!
Here’s Jess (Girl #3) who is obviously having a dog’s life on her farm near Scunthorpe
For day no.1 please start near the bottom of this page, and then move upwards to
follow the puppies’ progress, thanks.
If you want to know how to remove a tick from a dog then go to the bottom of
Here are some snaps of Joni’s puppies:
Danny is a
fantastic little dog and responding so well to training. Dave takes him to
puppy training now each week and he is usually top of the class and they use
him to show the others how it should be done!! He is very lively when he
needs to be but very steady as well. He has got retrieve down to a fine art
and Dave can throw three things down the garden and he will just go where
directed and leave the others until sent for them.
This is Millie who has a charmed life on a farm in Lincolnshire
Annie doesn’t beg for food or steal from people, she is perfectly happy to curl up in her bed while we are eating…. Well usually, Steve was in the middle of explaining this to his nan and she tried to steal his mince pie off his lap as he was mid sentence, the timing was perfect! she hasn’t done it since though. We went for a walk on Boxing day at Hubbards Hill and Annie learnt to swim / retrieve. We have our last week of puppy class this Sunday & she will now be a KC recognized good behaviour dog 🙂
She met our niece and was very sweet with her, she knows the difference between her toys and Eve’s toys and doesn’t snatch. The only problem we had was Eve and Annie like to talk to each other at 1am, 2am, 3am and 4am!
Henry is still a bit keen but he was Very Hungry !
Ash took second place in his first Field Trial – with no first place awarded as all other dogs were eliminated – AND he was “Gun’s Choice”
Hanrebor handler Drew Slingsby with his Yellow Labrador HARRY take another Field Trial Win in the Novice Stake at Dove Valley
Ash (Pups’ Father) handled by Drew Slingsby won the Novice Cold Game test (Lincs Gundogs) held on Sunday 9th August at Orford, nr Binbrook, Lincolnshire.
Ash’s half-brother HANREBOR SIR PATRICK has won the CLA Euro championship for the second year running !
ALIEN BITES MAN’S FINGER OFF !
NOT REALLY – It had just attacked a slug so I had to clean it up a bit. Slugs are extremely sticky.
Re. Harvey – “The thunder on monday didn’t bother him. He’s doing well, toilet trained (to his new home) in three days, comes when called and has learned ‘No.’ This lad is very clever”
Jess has settled very well, I am amazed that she did not pine for her mother and siblings, but she is getting lots of attention to distract her!
She has been vaccinated, wormed, etc, back to the vet in a few weeks for the booster. You did a superb job at house training, obviously a
few accidents but mostly on the newspaper!
I will send you some photos soon – Sally.
Training is surprisingly easy. I just give them a command and show them what I want them to do and they seem to learn it straight away 🙂
Eight weeks old and they’ll sit outside and wait at teatime when there’s a bowl of food on the floor.
If I had a pound for every time I’ve opened the microwave to find a cooled-down mug of milk I could take myself out for a nice meal & a pint instead of making a coffee. These little pups do take up some time – but they are fun 🙂
12:10 am Early hours of tuesday morning. Last p/p & playtime before bed – Sat outside & each pup gets a couple of minutes on my knee while the others play then I take them down the garden, then I tell them it’s Bedtime & they aim for the door. All snuggled down & as I get their bowls ready for breakfast I hear one murmuring, it’s Girl number one sat there – she forgot to go! Lifted outside and she has a piddle then goes back to the door. A very well mannered little girl she is, and she has just been chosen by a local farmer and his wife.
Monday 7th September:
This is the third day they’ve had to put up with me shaking a metal sheet about & throwing it on the floor – pity my poor neighbour on night shift…
As you can see, they’re not fazed by it.
Bank Holiday Monday – Steady rain, fortunately I have a gazebo up outside to give them some shelter. After lunch they were snoozing when I heard a squeak, little boy number three was sat waiting for something so I put him outside. He helped me to pick up a few leaves & twigs then did what little boys do and then sat waiting to go back to bed again 🙂 He will soon be going to his new home near Lincoln.
Saturday 29th August
Here are the girls enjoying elevenses. The squeaking is coming from the four boys in their bed who’ve just had some milk –
but always want more! This was their last group-suckle. I have reduced the milk feeding as they have moved onto puppy food and so Joni has made less milk. Just enough for a couple of the smaller pups to take a little.
Update of Thursday August 20th:
Thursday August 13th:
Four weeks old and they’re already trained to come to a whistle.
Feeding at thirteen days, then at eighteen days – the first time they’d managed to get adventurous, but only because
Details of the new litter:
Dam’s and Sire’s kennel club pedigrees were cross-checked to ensure no line-breeding and the only common ancestor is Pocklea Remus many generations back. Anyone familiar with the working Labrador gun-dog world will know that Pocklea Remus is legendary, his inclusion in the puppies pedigree bloodline is a big bonus. Also included going back to GGGG Grandparents with 9 International Champions are (Sire) 27 field trial champions, 2 field trial winners. (Dam) 28 field trial champions. Names you will know include Pocklea Adder, Pocklea Nettle, Haretor Mark of Drakeshead, Drakeshead Gypsy, Sandringham Magpie, Sandringham Tramp, Drakeshead Connie.
The national hips score average for Labradors is total=16. The Sire of this litter has hip score 3/3 (total =6) eyes 0/0. DNA tested clear. The Dam of this litter of puppies has hip score 6/4 (total =10) Elbows 0/0. Eyes clinically unaffected by MRD & TRD (Minster Vets, Newark.)
The Sire, Hanrebor Blackcap known as Ash (bred and handled by Andrew Slingsby of Hanrebor Gundogs, Lincolnshire) at three years old is showing really well in working gundog tests. One of his half-brothers from his Dam Levenghyl Hooker (Hips 2/3) has excelled in competition:
We are very proud to have bred ‘Hanrebor Sir Patrick’ owned by Gerda and Henk Companjen in The Netherlands who gained the prestigious title of ‘CLA European Gundog of the Year 2014‘ at the CLA Game Fair held at Woodstock in Oxfordshire.
Here’s Dad – Hanrebor Blackcap with his winner’s shield and red rosette for his very first Puppy Test at the United Retriever Club Lincolnshire, June 2014
The proud new mum is Joni Genie,
She’s now nearly ten years old, some chap a few weeks back guessed she was about…. two-and-a-half. She is very well known in the north east of Lincolnshire having worked on various driven & rough shoots for beating, peg work and picking up. She has made a name for herself with many fine retrieves and will go ‘on point’ when she’s keen. She has also worked in Scotland for geese & duck along with pigeon and wildfowling work in Lincolnshire. A canada goose is no problem!
Thirteen days old, three of them are starting to open their eyes.
Here are the nine new puppies at one day old. There are four boys and five girls.
Mum Jonie Genie won the Brocklesby Country Show gundog scurry in 2013 (Lincolnshire U.K.) with no previous scurry training or experience. In 2014 she was placed 4th & 5th from her two runs first thing out of the car in the morning and being a bit daft, she ran even faster in the afternoon but the wind was blowing and the dummies must have gone a bit further so her times were slower!