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 https://vetsfwd.org/

Read more about VMF below.

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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

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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.

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Celebrating Victory!

Success in the Obedience Ring



Sandy and Annie recently competed in an American Kennel Club Obedience Trial, entering the Beginner Novice class. The trial was held at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club in Winchester, VA. The trial was a two day trial and the girls were entered both days.

We are very pleased to report that Sandy and Annie met with great success. Their Saturday run resulted in a qualifying score and a 2nd Place finish. They were called back into the ring on Sunday for a run-off and ended up with another qualifying score and a 1st Place finish. Scores for each day are personal bests for Sandy.

Sandy was a real trooper, competing despite being hard hit by the stomach  flu. Annie was rock-steady! Their training is paying off in the ring and we are very proud of them both. Two ‘legs’ down and one to go!

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Annie Earned A Ribbon – Canine Good Citizen!


RBRandL Sweet Annie of Cresthill, CGC



We are pleased to announce that Sandy and Annie participated in the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Test on Wednesday, 19 October, at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club, and Annie passed with flying colors. Way to go Annie.


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