Born February 3, 2005
Passed away June 26, 2021
Sire: CKC/AKC/Int'l/National CH Vegas From Nova's Power NA
Dam: SHR NSDTRC-CH/ Int'l CH Skylark's Vermilion Rosea US/Can WC, Can JH, CGC
Gabriel was my best buddy. He was so loving and happy.
He loved to retrieve and swim. He was fast on his feet and is very athletic.
Gabe was one of Rosie's puppies and that made him extra special.
If Gabe and I had had our way, Gabe would have gone everywhere with me.
Gabe and I trained every year for upland hunting. We trained with a fun group of people and dogs.
2018 update - Gabe remains busy at the farm. We no longer train for hunting but he remains my best buddy. His daughter, Tiki, is now my upland dog.
Here we are in 2021 and Gabe is 16 years and 4 months young! He remains a busy fellow!
He continues to love to run and chase. He loves retrieving. He is slower but he continues to give it everything that he has, and I don't think that he knows that he is any slower. We so love his love of life!
His main job is monitoring my whereabouts. A better buddy I could not have.
On June 26, 2021, Gabe passed away suddenly and peacefully here at home. He was active to the very end.
IABCA International Baby Champion (including two Group 3 placements) - May 2005
AKC 3 pt. major at the Land O' Lakes Kennel Club shows - January 2006
UKC CH (including three Group 2 placements) - April 2006
AKC 1 pt. at the Minnesota River Valley Kennel Club shows
AKC Rally Novice title - March 2007
IABCA International CH (took BOB in all four shows) - May 2007
IABCA National CH (took BOB in 3 of 4 shows) - May 2008
First pass toward a Started Hunting Retriever title - May 2008
Canine Good Citizen pass - September 7, 2008
WC pass - August 12, 2011
Gabe was my upland hunting dog. He was a better hunting dog than I am a hunter. He retired in 2017 and remained very busy around our farm until his passing. He loved retrieving toys and bumpers and playing with his daughter, Tiki and grandson, Asher.