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Idgie October 2009

My special girl and I, October 2009

A sincere thank you to Ruth Soloman, Seal Cove Labradors, for this beautiful photo of Idgie at the Potomac (in the rain!).

Hips:  OFA Good
Elbows: OFA Normal
Heart: OFA Normal-ascultation
Eyes: CERF Cleared Annually and ACVO Normal at 8 wks
Optigen Normal/Clear by parentage
Whelped: April 29, 2001



Idgie is an amazing, once in a lifetime bitch.  She is too big for most, but I love her just the same.
Idgie embodies the type, balance, and structure I desire, and endearing temperament that I strive to emulate--size is secondary.  She is my heart dog, the girl who has given me so much in the whelping box and out. 
Idgie senses my moods and is so in tune with me. She's kind-hearted, goofy, and naughty when I need her to be. 
An amazing worker with incredible marking ability, she completed her JH and CD titles in straight tests.

Idgie has a Specialty Best of Winners, Supported Entry 4-pt major, multiple Specialty placements, Specialty Best Bred-By's, and Specialty Best Brood Bitch wins.  Even though she may not finish her breed championship, she will always be a true champion in my eyes and heart.

She is affectionately known as "Beebe", "Idgie Beebe", and "Mama Beebe".
(Once they become mamas, we can say "Mama X" to anything. They've earned the right.)

Sometimes people ask, "Where did her name come from?"  And I say,
"Why, the novel and film Fried Green Tomatoes, of course!"

Some Notable Accomplishments:

New England Sporting Dog Association, LRCGB Supported Entry, March 2008
Best of Winners, Winners Bitch--4 point major
Judge: Laura Dedering, Folklaur Labradors

2004 Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston--5 point major
Best of Winners, Winners Bitch, Best Bred-by Exhibitor
Judge: Marge Benham-Hutchins, Balnamore Labradors

"Very nicely balanced, good front and rear angulation, pretty head and a good dark eye. 
Moved well and shown in very good condition."

2007 Labrador Retriever Club of the Pioneer Valley Back to Back Specialties
Friday, May 11:  1st Place--Brood Bitch
Judge:  Judy Chambers, Ghoststone Labradors

Saturday, May 12:  2nd Place--Bred by Exhibitor
1st Place--Brood Bitch
Judge: Lori Isenhath, Dovetail Labradors

2005 Jersey Skylands Labrador Retriever Club
Best Bred-by Exhibitor in Specialty--Friday
1st Bred-by Exhibitor Bitch--Friday
 Mr. James Nolan, Veyatie Labradors

"This well-built black has a lovely feminine expression with correct eye colour and shape.
She excels in reach of neck and has well-sprung ribs, strong quarters, with excellent turn of stifles, and her coat is top class."

2nd Bred-by Exhibitor Bitch--Saturday
 Mrs. James Nolan, Veyatie Labradors
"Black very similar in type to winner.   The same good qualities in head, neck , shoulders and body balance.   Close decision."

2007 Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club Specialty
Thursday Show
3rd Open Black--Susan Huntzinger, Riverlane Labradors

Idgie Litters:

Multiple BISS Ch. Ghoststone HySpire Dressed to Impress--2005

Ch. Windfall's Pipe Major--2006

Multiple BISS Int.Neth.Lux.Am.Ch. Raintree Slippery When Wet JH CGC
Rocheby Yorkshireman
Eng.Sh.Ch. Rocheby Royal Oak
Rocheby Polished Oak
Rickway Braemar Black Ice
Ch. Dickendall Arnold
Drakemoor California Dreamin'
Am.Can.Ch. Pembroke's Sweet Alyssum JH WC CD
BISS Ch. Tabatha's Drifter at Dickendall JH
Ch. Dickendall Arnold
BISS Ch. Tabatha's Valleywood Decoy WC
Ch. Lobuff's Onyx Alexandra
Multiple BISS Ch. Lobuff's Bare Necessities CD JH
Am.Can.Ch. Lobuff's Sundown at Kerrymark

Heather Johnson

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