Orion’s Bold Huntress (aka “Tess”) is out of my HR Orion’s Quattro CGC and GMPR Cashman’s Super Trooper MH. Trooper is a yellow Lab who has excelled in AKC hunt tests, Pointing Retriever trials, and most importantly in the field. He is a solid compactly built dog. He weighs around 68 lbs. in hunting condition, yet he gives the impression of being a bigger dog due to his thick chest and blocky head. Trooper’s pedigree reveals a diverse lineage which contains AKC field trial dogs, British field trial dogs, and South Dakota and Minnesota hunting dogs. More importantly, both of his parents are known to be great producers of sound hunting Labs. For more information on Trooper please click on this link: www.cashmankennels.com/S__trooper.html. For more information on Quattro, please refer to her profile under the “Our Females” tab.
Tess has been a great pup and young dog. She has consistently demonstrated not only intelligence, but the common sense of a much older dog. She has rarely misbehaved and when she has it is simply due to her youthful energy and just “being a dog”. (Sometimes she is so well behaved that I tend to forget that she is just a dog!) On the whole her training has been rapid and easy. She has demonstrated great marking ability, a super nose, and good lining and handling traits. Most of the behaviors I expect in a good hunting dog seem to be pre-programmed in her genes. You simply have to put her in a training or hunting situation that triggers those instinctual behaviors and in short order she is getting the job done!
In addition to being biddable and easy to train, she is a great physical specimen of a female Labrador retriever. She stands 22 ½ inches tall at the withers and weighs about 60 lbs. She is very soundly and solidly built. She is very well balanced and agile, yet she has great strength and endurance. Add to that a great head, coat, and otter tail and you have the complete package; a great looking, great working Labrador retriever. I am looking forward to breeding Tess in the future. I think she will be able to produce some outstanding offspring.