Ozzie Likes Birds

Sandy has introduced Ozzie to birds. So far, so good. Ozzie will experience her first training day with the Rappahannock River Retriever Club on May 5th. We are excited to see how well Ozzie will hunt.

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.

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.


Junior Hunter – Garth earns his first hunting title!

RBRandL Thunder Rolls, CGC, WC, JH

RBRandL Thunder Rolls, CGC, WC, JH


On April 16th Sandy and Garth ran in a double AKC Hunt Test. The test was offered by the Rappahannock River Retriever Club and was held at Shady Grove Kennel. We are pleased to announce that Garth ran well and earned his third and fourth passes to achieve the AKC Junior Hunter title. We are all very excited and look forward to continued success from Garth – RBRandL Thunder Rolls, CGC, WV, JH. Well done Garth, well done!

Garth is the son of Silverbrook’s Irish Luck, MH and our very own, RBRandL Unchained Melody, CGC.

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