Stormy Creek Labrador Retrievers

Rest in Peace
Diamond Deacon's Tj Sunshine MH CD WCX CGC CC

March 4, 1996 - December 27, 2005
AKC No. SN321873/09
Hips: OFA# LR-86039G24M-T (good)    Elbows: OFA# LR-EL6123-T (clear)
OFA Heart LR-CA645/75M/C-PI (normal)
Eyes Cleared Annually ~ Click for Pedigree

 

Tj may be gone from this earth, but he lives on in my heart forever. Tj and I had a long and good journey together, only to be cut far too short at 9 years of age. I'd trained dogs before, mostly in obedience, but never competed for titles - Tj changed all that. He had intelligence and talent surpassed by very few dogs. Tempered by a stubborn "I want to do it my way", we had some to say the least, interesting times together, but once we had come to terms with who was the captain of our team, Tj was a joy to work with.

Together we earned our first ever AKC title, a novice obedience title (CD) followed only a week later by his Junior hunter title and on to AKC Senior and Master Hunter titles. Along the way Tj earned 20 Master Hunter ribbons, including one string of 8 straight qualifying passes and he qualified to go to 2 Master Nationals. Far more than one judge commented of his good looks, style and intense drive.

Many tears were wept for this fierce competitor in the field who was at home, a dog that adored people, other dogs and liked nothing better than to snuggle on the couch in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter night. Tj my friend and companion, you are very sorely missed.

Nov. 1 1997 AKC Junior Hunter Title (JH) Oct. 29 1999 AKC Master Hunter (MH)
Nov. 8 1997 AKC Companion Dog Title (CD) Jul. 22 2001 Qualified for the 2001 Master National
Mar. 28 1998 Working Certificate Excelent (WCX) Sep. 2000 Qualified for the 2000 Master National
Sep. 6 1998 AKC Senior Hunter (SH) Jun. 29 2002 Earned 18th Master Hunter ribbon!
Jun. 26 1999 LRC Conformation Certificate (CC)    

 

Tj has 18 Master passes
100% Owner trained and handled


Click on small pictures to see larger ones.......

Tj at 9 weeks  

Tj the Terrible stalks a bug

Tj at 9 weeks  

Tj, 9 weeks old and lookin' good

Tj's pool  

Tj's own above ground swimming pool

Tj's pool  

This guy loves to go swimming

Tj and Fancy - JH titles  

Tj and Fancy earn their Junior Hunter titles
at the Bluegrass Retriever Club Hunt Test

Tj SH1_small.jpg (4994 bytes)  

Two for two at the Ohio Valley Retriever Club
Hunt test and Tj earns his Senior Hunter title
Sept. 6, 1998

Tj MH1small.jpg (7645 bytes)  

 

At the Central Kentucky Retriever Club Hunt Test
Double Header on Oct. 29, 1999, Tj hits on both
to earn his Master Hunter title plus a spare.

Tj's dad  

Tj's sire, Brisco and some breeder info

Tj and Fancy visit Santa  

 

Every kid loves Santa


dshannon@stormycreeklabs.com
Stormy Creek Labradors
Kettering, Ohio

 

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