This pairing is a five generation outcross with a farily low inbreeding coefficient http://www.k9data.com/coi.asp?ID=498573 but still very much type to type for looks, structure and temperament. The pedigree is an exciting blend of field competitors, top producers of performance and show Goldens both from North America and England. There is really good longevity behind both Sierra & Manny. We expect puppies that are very focussed and biddable retrievers that have the ablity to excel in hunt tests, agility, tracking, SAR, obedience, rally and very possibly conformation. SCROLL down for pictures and more information....
Both Sierra and Manny have an OFA Good Hip Clearance, OFA Normal Elbows, Current clear CERF Eye exams (within 12 months and no breeder options), OFA Heart clearances by a Board Certified Cardiologist, normal thyroid function. DNA Optigen tests on Sierra, she is PRA/prcd & PRA-1 clear and ICT carrier. Manny is Clear for PRA/prcd & PRA-1 & ICT. What these DNA tests mean is no puppy from this pairing will be affected for the three diseases. Both Sierra and Manny are not on any medications and have had no skin allergies, seizures or other auto-immune disorders.
This is what Susan Lynch (his owner) has to say about Manny...
"Manny is everything a Golden Retriever should be- a good hunting dog, beautiful, smart with a perfect temperament. He is competitive in all areas being Major pointed in the conformation ring, a placement in a field trial, has been HIT in obedience and is a Master Hunter. He gets along with all dogs, wonderful with kids and is an affectionate, wonderful house dog. He is well muscled, stands 22/ 1/2 inches, has full dentition, dark pigment with correct moderate coat of medium gold. He has been completely owner trained and handled through all training in field and obedience.
Some of his working accomplishments are in summary:
By the time Manny was 18 months he was doing solid Senior blinds and marks. We ran JH tests in the spring of 2009 and went 4 for 4 to title. We rolled right into Senior and passed five tests in a row. He was a SH (with a bumper leg) and passed his WCX on the first try- all before he turned 2 years old. He was the recipient of both the Junior and Senior Hunter trophies offered by YGRC in 2009. He went 4 for 4 in HRC Seasoned tests getting his HR title and achieved his first Master pass before he was 3 years old. The following summer he achieved his 4 remaining MH passes (in a row) to title in Master. I also ran him in HRC tests and he earned 4 Finished passes to title with his HRCH this past summer. I've always wanted to try the field trial game so I started getting him ready for a Qual. We ran the O/H Qual in VT this past summer and he did a beautiful job, taking a 4th place out of 21 dogs. The ** earned him his VCX from the GRCA.
In obedience Manny went HIT with a score of 199 on his first Novice leg. His next 2 legs were also in the ribbons with a second place and a first place respectively, going 3 for 3 to title with his CD. He was also 3 for 3 in Open all with placements titling with his CDX.
In conformation he was handled by a friend of mine (an amateur) at the New England Sporting Dog Association dog show in March of 2012. He was Best Gun Dog on both Saturday and Sunday under breeder judges. On Saturday he went 4th in the Gun Dog Group and the following day he did one better and took a Gun Dog Group 3. The most recent win was in NY under well respected breeder/judge Michael Faulkner who awarded Winners Dog to Manny for his first points and Major. Two days later he won his class in Am Bred.
In the past 6 months alone he has:
Went Best Gun Dog twice at a specialty
Was 4 and 3rd in Gun Dog Group
CDX in 3 shows all with placements
Was awarded his CCA and VCX by the GRCA
Was 4th place in a Qualifying to earn **
Became a HRCH
Went Winners Dog for his first points and Major
NEWS FLASH - Manny finishes his Am CH with a BOB & GROUP WIN!!!
In a nutshell-Manny is the quintessential Golden Retriever!"
The Golden Retriever: Primarily a Hunting Companion