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CH Blackthorn's Yellow Jacket O'Spiritwood WC


March 2008 - July 2013


Call name:  Sting
DOB:  March 14, 2008
Color:  Y

OFA Hips good
OFA Elbows clear
OFA Cardiac clear
Optigen Normal/Clear
Eyes ACVO clear @ 7 weeks & annually
EIC clear

With the greatest sadness we announce that Sting has gone on to the Rainbow Bridge at the young age of 5 ½ years.

It was a battle courageously fought (not cancer).  We will miss Sting until we meet again.

Show Record

  • WD, BOS, 5th major to finish his championship at the Tacoma KC under judge Dana Cline - June 12, 2011

  • Sting also gets his Working Certificate - June 2011

  • WD, 4th major, at the Puyallup show under breeder judge Linda Vaughn (Simerdown) - January 17, 2011

  • WD, 3rd major, at the Puget Sound LRA under breeder judge Jean-Louis Blais (Chablais) - Aug. 7, 2010

  • WD, 2nd major, at Tualatin KC, under breeder judge Cindy Vogels - January 21, 2010

  • WD, BOW, 1st major, at Sammamish KC under judge Mr. Charles Olvis - January 17, 2010


Sting is now proven and is at stud to approved bitches.  He is a hard charging, excellent retriever with great desire and is in training for field work.  He finished his AKC championship with 5 majors, taking BOS over specials.


Sting excels in his desire to retrieve, so everything is done with style!






Sting's first duck hunt - November 2010



Sting's First litter goes to their first Show with a Bang!

 January 2011, at the Supported Entry Puyallup show under Breeder Judge Linda Vaughn of Simerdown Labradors,

Sting won his fourth major,  with his young son "Bode" going Reserve from the 6-9 month puppy class.  





Ch. Blackthorn Rocks U Too

BISS Ch. Ghoststone Louie Downtown, CD, WC BISS Ch. Marshland Bakela
BISS Ch. Blackthorn Simply Irresistible, WC
Ch. Blackthorn's Chatty Cathy Ch. Timberline Blackthorn Bing
Blackthorn's Miss Ruby
Blackthorn's Just Breezin By Trinity's Titus Ch. Dickendall Davaron Gable
Ch. Trinity's Eternal Joy
Devonshires Front Paige At SC Ch. Timberline Blackthorn Bing
Ch. Pine Edge Just Made-Rite, CGC






See Sting's Puppies!



Breezy, BISS at the PSLRA on August 3, 2012 - Judge David Hopkinson, Rocheby
A big congratulations to Breezy and owner, Stacey Parsons!

Breezy wins “ Best Puppy” at the Puget Sound Labrador Club’s B Match on June 19, 2011,

under judge Ms. Ellen Sparks.  Congrats to Breezy’s owner, Stacey Parsons!

Breezy @ 8 months

Posey at 8 1/2 months

Grampian Labradors'  "FreeBee"

Bode @ 10 months
(see picture above with Bode taking RWD to a major, with Sting taking the major!)

Meadowbrook Labs "Madison"





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