Creek Kennel's dedication to excellence in breeding quality
field trial and hunt test retrievers is reflected in our first
litter; a perfect match of desire and tractability in HRCH
Majestic Miss Molly Brown (Molly) and hard charging attitude
in FC-AFC Carolina’s Smoke On the Water (Lil’
Man). This combination has us very excited.
began our journey as committed waterfowl enthusiast with a
desire to train our own hunting retriever. When Molly came
into our lives we thought we had a nice hunting dog but quickly
found out we were blessed with much more. . . . Molly has
trained us well. I’ve been allowed to make every mistake
an amateur trainer could make and been forgiven for every
one of them. At the conclusion of just her first year of training
Molly had earned her Hunting Retriever Champion title and
competed strongly in the 3rd series of the 2002 International
Grand handled by Greg Davis of Signature Kennels. We have
truly been blessed with such a great companion.
October of 2001 we decided to add another female for a quality
program. Gabe Withrow of Withrow Kennels put us in touch with
a breeding of Banta’s Buckshot Babe, owned by Les Banta
and Trumarc’s Chubby Mac, owned by Ed and Judy Aycock.
Seven weeks later HR Lightning Ridge's Sure Shot SH (Lottie)
was tearing up our house. Lottie posses all the desire you
could hope for with an incredible will to please; the foundations
for the complete retriever.
and I took Lottie through all her basic and transition work.
Realizing a greater degree of expertise was required for this
talented retriever we placed her with Greg Davis.
is a powerful female possessing excellent marking and handling
ability. She has recently closed her first duck season and
was an absolute dream in the blind. We anticipate this year
to be a successful campaign season for her.
July of 2002 we added a third young lady to our program. Once
again we relied on the advice of Gabe Withrow. He put us in
touch with a litter of pups from Deke’s Den’s
Black Sassy owned by David Buskirk, and FC-AFC Rebel with
a Cause, owned by Ernie and Tina Sullivent. After some persuasion
by Gabe (former insurance agent) he convinced me, and more
importantly Robyn, that we needed this puppy.
Creek’s Southern Belle (Dixie) arrived on the seen with
a take-charge attitude and the same enthusiastic behavior
of her sire. Dixie still has no concept of fear. An incredible
water entry and explosive departure from the line are out-done
only by this young dogs marking ability; routinely pulling
in 200+ yard marks at 6 months of age. Look for Dixie and
Gabe on the line this year.