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 Mammy Of The Old South MH

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(FC/AFC Cuda's Blue Ryder MH x Kirby's Kelly MH)

Mammy is a very well-bred Labrador Retriever Female from Mr. Gene Kirby's successful Kelly x Ryder breedings. She is co-owned by Linwood and Emily Charlton. Mammy has a wonderful disposition and an excellent work ethic. She received her AKC Master Hunter title in 2009 and has qualified for AKC Master National each year.

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  • DOB 01.27.2006
  • AKC #SR32484001
  • OFA Hips - Good
  • OFA Elbows - Normal
  • EIC - Clear
  • CNM - Clear
  • CERF - Normal

~December 2011~It is with a broken heart that we share the news that Mammy has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She had a phenomenal litter of Eight black puppies with Balew on May 9, 2011, and was a great mother.

She had a reprieve from training while her pups were growing and relying upon her, but jumped back into training without missing a beat. She trained just TWICE two weeks before she competed in an AKC Qualified All-Age Trial and made it through the third Series. We knew that she easily would attain her QAA status in the Spring of 2012. WOW!!!

At one of our last fall Hunt Tests, where she was just along for the ride, we noticed a cough. A visit with our vet and a vet specialist diagnosed that she had Lymphoma and would be with us four weeks at best. She had more good days than bad, enjoying walks around the farm and hanging out on the mound soaking up love and sunshine.

Mammy's accomplishments were great, and, even when she was sick, her Heart and Spirit and Mind never waivered from what she was born to do. She was THE Happiest Chocolate Dog I have known, from her 'squinty eyes' when she was happy to her catching her lead and 'walking herself' when her work was complete. She has passed along these attributes to her pups and we always will remember her beautiful face and sweet disposition with admiration and love.

Get all the big ducks, Mammy. We love and miss you.

01.27.2006 - 12.14.2011