MK The Construction Worker

Yesterday I posted this photo of MK and the caption was “What’s Up MK?”.

Last week MK was up, she was up on John’s work truck. He bought his truck home so we could start working on our pheasant pen. He is constructing some of the pen out of steel, being that John is a steel worker by trade we needed to make the pheasant house out of steel. MK was out exploring and she decided this truck was something new and she needed to give it the once over. Up in the truck she went and then up on the roof she went.

What do we got going on up here?

Better make sure all is safe.

Safety first!

After the inspection then MK came over for some loving.

After the loving then more supervising with Glory on the pheasant house building.

MK loves to hang out with us when outside. She has no fear and has to be into everything. She is a all around cat.

Glorious One And The Guilty One

Glory on the left and daughter Guilty on the right. Have a great Wednesday all!

Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, and you can use the icons below the post to hop from site to site. It is a great way to discover new blogs…..or even just a convenient way to find all of your favorites in one place. When you visit each site, be sure to leave a comment and let them know you found them through Wordless Wednesday.

Caru Soft ‘Tasty Baked Bites And Chewy Box Tricks #chewyinfluencer

Chewy White

Ding Dong Chewy.com #ChewyInfluencer calling.

What will Gambler do for Caru Soft ‘Tasty Baked Bites with a Chewy box?

Don’t be closing your eyes, some exciting tricks ahead.

Caru Soft ‘Tasty Baked Bites Venison Recipe Grain-Free Dog Treats are great for trick training.

Put your right paw on the box.

Description: Caru Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bites use only carefully selected ingredients, which is why their Venison Recipe Grain-Free Dog Treats are made with real venison, blueberries and cranberries. These delicious bite-size treats are grain-free and baked in small batches to lock in exceptional aroma and flavor. They’re healthy to feed every day with no GMO ingredients, wheat, gluten, corn, soy or by-products included. CARU Soft ‘n Tasty Treats easily break apart into smaller pieces without crumbling, which makes them perfect for training rewards.

Put both paws on the box.

Key Benefits:

  • Great-tasting soft grain-free treats
  • Rich venison meat is the first ingredient
  • No GMO ingredients, wheat, gluten, corn, soy or by-products
  • Break apart for a bite-size training reward
  • Made in the USA by a family-owned company

Will do all kinds of tricks for these tasty treats!

Gambler was loving these treats, it was hard to get him not to eat the treat on the box as he could smell it’s goodness.

4 oz bag $7.79 at  Chewy.com

The grand Finale……………………….

Chewy box on my head balancing a bag of Caru treats!

The above photo is real, no glue, sticky tape nothing to help hold that box on his head. This is how much he wanted to dig into the treats he let me balance this all on his head.

What kind of tricks would your dog do for Caru Soft ‘N Tasty Baked Bites?

We give these treats 4 paws up!

Why Chewy.com

Because: Chewy.com has more than 300 brands to choose from and is ready to fetch it and ship it, direct to your doorstep, anytime of the day. Have a question regarding the best food for your pet? Call us 24/7 and our helpful customer service team at Chewy.com is ready to listen.

Chewy.com lives and breathes pets. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Chewy.com’s dedicated staff is committed to providing quality pet products to our customers in a fast and easy way. That’s why we have warehouses located throughout the country – so the products are delivered quickly and efficiently. Bottom line, Chewy.com delivers pet happiness – and there’s nothing really better than that. Their products are 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed (if your not happy call them and they pay for shipping the item back), they have expert pet care and product advice, over 200 of the best pet brands and 24/7 customer care. Another great benefit of Chewy.com is they have autoship for your pet food needs and orders under $49.00 are a flat rate shipping cost of $4.95.

Chewy.com 200 SW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 1-800-67-CHEWY

What’s new at Chewy.com? They now have autoship.

I was given one bag of Caru Soft ‘N Tasty Baked Bites in exchange for a honest review from Chewy.com.

chewy

chewybloghop_badgeorig-300x300

We would like to thank out hosts Sugar The Golden Retriever and Oz The Terrier for this Chewy Hop.

Life’s Simplest Moments {This Moment} See Beautiful

Last night while hanging on the couch relaxing from a day of work then a little dog training I look over to this moment.

Glory on her back in heaven because John was rubbing her belly. Each time he rubbed her right paw would go up in a wave motion. He loves his Glory girl and I love seeing these moments.

This morning while making a stop in my way to dog training I had to stop and take a moment to capture one of my favorite sites in Montello. This waterfall is such breath taking sitting in the middle of town. Would love to just sit in the park with my dogs and take in the peaceful moment, I can’t thou as the park doesn’t allow dogs so I’ll just look at the picture and dream.

Hope you all have a See Beauiful day!

{This Moment} See Beautiful is a once a month Blog Hop, every 2nd Friday of the month. simply create a blog post that made your day, week, and/or month … inspiring you in Seeing Beauty. Blog Hop inspired by See Beautiful.

 

It Runs In The Family

Remember this blooper photo from 4th of July?

Using my foot to use the stay command since my hands were full.

Right after I posted this up then I was watching John run blinds with Guilty and this is what I saw as I was video taping them.

John apparently does the same thing I do! He always tells me the more you are around your spouse the more you are like them. We’ve been hanging out a bit long eh?

Have a great day!

Follow Me On Bloglovin’

When I add my free wordpress account I joined Bloglovin’ and had my blog posts published there as well so all the bloggers that were on Bloglovin’ could stay in one place and read all their favorite blogs. I then switched my free wordpress account to a paid account so I could have control of the account and unlimited photo storage (which I need). During the process something happened and my posts stopped getting published on Bloglovin’ and my followers were no longer getting notified. I tried to fix it and I couldn’t. The other day I went back into Bloglovin’ and low and behold I finally got my paid account linked to my Bloglovin’ account, in doing this I lost all my followers from my free wordpress and couldn’t transfer them. So if you would like to again receive my blog posts on Bloglovin’ then click the link below to follow me again!

Click the B

 

Thanks in advance for all the follows, hope it makes your day go easier when reading blogs.

My pot of gold!

I wish my pot of gold would actually get me some moola! By nice Nikon camera is no longer nice. I get an error message on it that I can’t fix. It would need to go into the Nikon repair store in order to fix it and I was told that would cost around $225.00. I only paid $300 for it so it seems silly to get it fix when I could just upgrade and get a better camera. So for now I will be taking pictures with my phone :(.

Have a great day all!

Wordless Wednesday is a community linkup of bloggers. Visit our host, BlogPaws, and you can use the icons below the post to hop from site to site. It is a great way to discover new blogs…..or even just a convenient way to find all of your favorites in one place. When you visit each site, be sure to leave a comment and let them know you found them through Wordless Wednesday.

Water Splashes And Retrieves

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

We had a great training day with some nice splashes and retrieves!

RIggs

Preacher

Preacher

Guilty

Glory

Gambler

We continue to train for our up coming tests which will be at the end of July.

Have a great weekend all!

Sand Spring Chesapeakes Is Now An AKC Breeder of Merit

 

Sand Spring Chesapeakes Is Now An AKC Breeder of Merit

It all started in 2000 when we got our foundation stud Norman. We knew we wanted to become breeders so we did all that we could to ensure the success with Norman. We followed the guidelines in what the American Chesapeake Club recommended for proper health clearances on breeding stock, we knew we wanted to produce hunting dogs that would excel in any performance events as well as be structurally sound, correct conformation and live a long healthy life. In order to do all this besides health clearances we needed to “prove” our dogs have/had  what it takes to be great hunting/performance dog so the hunt test game began. We started training Norman in hunt tests when ready we would enter him so we could eventuality get his titles to “prove” he had what it took instead of just saying “we have the best hunting dog out there”. Norman went on to become our first UKC HRCH Finished and AKC Master Hunter titled dog.

Foundation Stud Norman

We bred Norman and got our foundation bitch Nellie in 2004. We continued on doing everything correctly with Nellie so we could breed her in the future. We completed her health clearances and started entering her in hunt tests as well. She went on to be our second dog with a UKC HRCH Finished and her AKC Senior Hunter title.

Foundation bitch Nellie

We chose a stud dog that we thought would compliment Nellie and have puppies that would better the breed. Our first litter was December of 2007. Nellie went on to have a total of 3 litters, 17 puppies in the end.

Nellie and Rebel 2007 puppies. Litter of 7

Nellie and Tiny 2009 puppies. Litter of 6

For Nellie’s last litter we chose a stud dog that we wanted to continue in our breeding program. We knew we would spay her after this litter so we would need a bitch to keep the Sand Spring line going. We kept  the little red girl and she became known as Glory.

Nellie and Lefty 2011 puppies. Litter of 4

Before breeding Glory, we ensured all her health clearances were up to par and started training her for hunt tests and so far have gotten her UKC HR Seasoned and AKC Senior Hunter titles. Glory we started doing other events with with, we went on to get her UKC Conformation title and her AKC Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine titles, Therapy Dog Novice and Temperament Test title. She is one of my therapy dogs.

Glory and Thunder 2015 puppies. Litter of 8

Nellie’s great maternal instinct was certainly passed down to Glory as she was the best mom you could ask for with her two litters she has had. As long as Glory is healthy we will have another litter with her this fall/winter.

So where as all this breeding gotten us? It has gotten us after 10 years the AKC Breeder of Merit accomplishment.

The following must be met in order to be accepted into the program:

  • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
  • Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion* event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred in each breed applied for.
  • Member of an AKC club.
  • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are individually AKC registered.

*Applied for titles, i.e. CGC, Barn Hunt, Working titles, etc., do not meet event requirements. 

We couldn’t be more proud to have had 3 generations of Sand Spring puppies in our house at one time. This past spring we said good bye to our foundation bitch Nellie, she was a great ambassador to our breeding program and taught me so much, without her there would be no continuation of Sand Spring.

Sand Springs letter explaining the benefits of the Breeder of Merit Program.

Glory is continuing on the tradition and soon her daughter Guilty will be entered into our breeding program pending her health clearances and performance titles. Guilty already has started her therapy dog career and has her AKC Therapy Dog Novice title as well as her Canine Good Citizen along with her UKC Conformation title and Dock Dog Novice title.

Our certificate.

Norman, Nellie and Glory have all had offspring that have gotten performance, conformation and companion event titles. There offspring are still going strong and I have to take a moment to thank their owners for training and entering their dogs in various events. Without them I too would not be where I am today. At Sand Spring we strive to always better ourselves in our dogs. We are learning as we go and hope to be passing on our knowledge to our puppy buyers so they can make informed decisions on their pups. In 2015 we have implemented the Puppy Culture way of raising our puppies as well as started doing Early Neurological Stimulation on our puppies.

USJ HRCH U-GRCH Sand Spring’s Ev’ry Paw’s A Winner MH THDN CGCA TT TKI – Gambler

Our foundation stud Norman is no longer with us either but he lives on in the swimmers we have in storage waiting for future use and lives on in his children especially Gambler who is now the living stud dog at Sand Spring. Norman was my heart dog and I never thought a dog could out do Norman but his son has proven to have out did his old man in accomplishing so much more in performance and companion events. He also has offspring that are playing the hunt test game and hopefully soon they will be getting titles and proving their worth out in the field.

We will proudly display the AKC Breeder Of Merit Banner on our website and continue to breed to the standards of the AKC and the American Chesapeake Club.

AKC Breeder of Merit Participants demonstrate a commitment to the AKC Community, dedication to their breed(s), and actively promote the sport of purebred dogs. The AKC is proud to recognize AKC Breeders who are dedicated to breeding beautiful purebred dogs whose appearance, temperament, and ability are true to their breed. These breeders are the heart of AKC. *AKC website*