How To Improve Your Breeding Program

If you are ready to take your breeding program to the next level you need to seriously consider investing in an Avidog Membership. Until you have experienced Avidog, you can’t begin to appreciate what a membership will mean to you, your breeding program, your breeding stock, and the puppies you produce.

I’d been breeding Labradors for 16 years when I made the decision to attend an Avidog seminar. I’ll be honest, I’d been looking at Avidog for sometime and was hesitant to make the investment in a course. When a seminar came fairly close to home, the proximity and the affordable price, made it a no-brainer to attend. I was BLOWN away by that seminar.

Even so – I was hesitant to make a financial investment in ”Your Litter A to Z”, thinking that my years as a breeder certainly gave me an ‘edge’. So, at that workshop I purchased the APET (Avidog Puppy Evaluation Test)  course, Introduction to Transformational Dog Breeding, and the puppy rearing course.

Once home I poured myself into each course and quickly realized that A2Z was going to be a MUST. So, with a bitch in heat, I purchased A2Z, and did my best to keep up with each week’s lesson, while dealing with runs to the vet for progesterone tests, visits to the stud, etc. Oh how I wished that I had made the investment well in advance of the heat cycle and puppies arriving. Trust me – you want to study A2Z in advance and be well-prepared going into a heat cycle and breeding.

I have increased litter size, reduce instances of mastitis, produced puppies with sound temperaments, enhanced my reputation as a breeder with my buyers and with veterinarians, and – one of the most unexpected benefits I have experienced is developing incredible friendships and bonds with fellow breeders.

The level of support one receives through a membership in Avidog is truly priceless. A yearly membership is about 1/4th the price of a puppy. Doesn’t your breeding program deserve investment of finances and time? Think about it – if you increase litter size, save the lives of puppies, etc., your financial investment pays off and you recoup your investment sizably.

If you are just getting started – you owe it to yourself and the program you hope to build to get started right. If you’ve been breeding for years and think you know it all, guess again. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Gayle Watkins, Marcy Burke, and Lise Pratt, my undying gratitude. You are generous to a fault and I love you!

So, what are you waiting for? JUST DO IT! 

if you wonder if this is real and honest – send me a PM. I will give you my phone number and you can call me!

Pregnancy Confirmed

An ultrasound performed by Dr. Grayson Wallace of North Oatlands Animal Hospital confirmed Annie’s pregnancy. Annie’s ‘whelping window’ is from May 17th – 19th. We are very excited about this J.B. x Annie litter.

This litter is SOLD-OUT.

A New Junior Hunter in The Family

RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill BN CGC JH

Sandy and Annie competed in the Rappahannock River Retriever Club’s Spring Hunt Test held at Shady Grove Kennel in Remington, VA, on April 14th. We are delighted to announce that Annie ran well in the double test and came home with her Junior Hunter title. What a way for our Sweet Annie to celebrate her birthday.

Proud Puppy Placement

We are so very proud to have one of our puppies placed with Veterans Moving Forward!

Each puppy placement is special to us but, having placed a dog with VMF is something extra special!

Visit VMF at

Read more about VMF below.

SDit Gil

Veterans Moving Forward Inc. (VMF). VMF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises and provides service dogs for veterans, with physical and/or mental health challenges, at no cost to the veteran.

VMF provides service dogs to veterans of any generation that served honorably, have a physical and/or mental health challenge, and can benefit from and qualify for a VMF service dog.

Eligible veterans are those veterans of any age, who served honorably, whose disability is a result of military operations and/or accident or disease experienced during or subsequent to their military service, and who lives in the continental United States.

Certificate of Completion

Our on-going effort to improve our breeding program led Sandy to participate in an Avidog Breeder’s Workshop back in February. The workshop was educational, informational, and inspirational. This led us to invest in the Avidog course, Introduction to Transformational Dog Breeding.  The course was in-depth and intense. We are pleased to announce that Sandy successfully completed the course and has been awarded a Certificate of Completion.

With this course under her belt, Sandy is now working her way through the Avidog course, Your Litter from A to Z. The timing of this course coincides with Tilly’s current pregnancy. In addition, Sandy is studying the Avidog methods for puppy rearing and puppy evaluation.

We are very excited about the positive changes coming to our breeding program.

A New Obedience Title For Sweet Annie

Annie 1

RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill CGC BN

On December 3rd, at the Catoctin Kennel Club’s Obedience Trial, Annie completed her final “leg” of the AKC (American Kennel Club) BN (Beginner Novice) title. Annie not only qualified but, finished the title with a strong First Place finish. We are very proud of RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill CGC BN.

Annie Champagne

Celebrating Victory!

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