Club Affiliations

  • I am involved in two different dog clubs. I joined Syracuse Obedience Training Club in 1990 shortly after getting my first Labrador, Argus. As time went by I knew I had been "bitten by the bug" as it's said.  I wanted to take part in more obedience events and dog demos along with fellow members and friends. I participated in countless demos at nursing homes and schools with both Argus and Cougar. I took on the position of hospitality for a few years in which I set up snacks, coffee, and beverages on training nights. I also became the public liaison for a  few years and arranged numerous guest speakers, including a canine orthopedic surgeon and the Sheriff with his bomb detection dog. I arranged for a local public T.V. show to come film our members training and do interviews with the training director and club president. It was aired on a kids television show. At the Syracuse circuit I helped run the table for public education and scheduled other members to help out. I eventually began teaching obedience classes to the level of Open. Recently I have enjoyed teaching handling classes and what a thrill to have two very novice handlers obtain majors on their own dogs; both puppies!
  • I am also a member of the Iroquois Labrador Retriever Club of NY. Some may know me as the "meatball" lady! Our specialty is held in late September and it is almost always raining and cold, so our club members really pull together to make a nice, warm lunch for the participants and judges. It is a lively group of Labrador enthusiasts. Our club has a heavy emphasis on hunt tests and the all-around Labrador. 
          AM/CAN CH Millmar's Windswept Patriot, CDX, CAN CD, CGC, WC
AM/CAN CH Millmar's Magic Sunbeam x CH Windfall's Highlander
My dog forever

ILRC Members @Potomac 2006

Myself, Carol, Barb & Becky

On this day we all had nice placements in our classes. I am with Wes on the left and he took a 4th in Am Bred Black under Tony Pascoe. Wes was retired in 2010 just short a 3pt. major to finish. I got all his points including a major, myself, except 2 pts. Wes did well at several specialties. One of note was the ILRC specialty in 2005 where he took a BOSweeps under Becky Jack. He received RWD under Jackie Mischou in 2006 at ILRC. Wes won both his sweeps and regular classes under breeder judges Roger Bannister and Linda Vaughn at Limestone Labrador Retriever Club in Canada 2005. Wes had other noteable placements: 2nd in Open Black under Mary Cox(Lenches) at Mid Jersey among others.
Wes was also trained to Novice obedience level, but we never competed. He was easy to work with and highly trainable. He is a grandson of Cougar.