Memphis Slideshow with cameos of Parker (sister) 

 
 
 
 
 

Memphis Pedigree

What’s in a name – Toni was in a blues and jazz mood when this litter was born so it became our theme. Being a huge Led Zeppelin fan, we came upon a re-worked blues song “When the Levee Breaks” which was originally recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929.  And that’s how Misty Mountain When the Levee Breaks – Memphis – was born.

Life with Memphis

Memphis is our favorite dog. Memphis is very similar to her mother, Prada, as she glides around the yard, watches the others run and chase balls, and lounges so comfortably on furniture that she looks like art. Memphis is also very similar to her father, Zeus, as she loves to carry things in her mouth sometimes “talking” to you and gets very excited about hunting birds. She has a lovely dense coarse coat, thick tail, and great topline. Three of her siblings (Parker, Gibson, and Eli) will be joining her in the show ring. High hopes for Memphis and her siblings.

Accomplishments

Memphis has been participating in hunt training since she was 4 months old – loves the birds! However, during her first attempt at her WC, she thought it was more fun to play with the bird (play bows and all) instead of retrieve it. Her trainer was not too happy but all we could do was smile and laugh at her pure joy. Memphis has been doing well in the show ring, exchanging places with her sister, Parker.

Road To A Championship

  • 08/30/2013 – Sierra Vista Labrador Retriever Club [Marion Lyons] – Best Puppy in Specialty Show
  • 08/30/2014 – Gold Country Kennel Club [Arley Hussin] – WB/BOW (4 pts)
  • 10/19/2014 – Del Valle Kennel Club [Margaret Wilson] – RWB to her sister Diamond who took WB/BOW/BOS
  • 01/18/2015 – Tualatin Kennel Club [Michael Shoreman] – RWB to a major
  • 05/24/2015 – Spokane Kennel Club [Jerry M Watson] – WB (1 pt)
  • 05/25/2015 – Coeur D’Alene Dog Fanciers [Shelley Hennessy] – BOB (3 pts)
  • 05/26/2015 – Coeur D’Alene Dog Fanciers [Beth Sweigart] – WB (1 pt)
  • 06/27/2015 – Belle Vernon Kennel Association [Karen McIntyre] – WB/BOW/BOS (2 pts)
  • 08/13/2015 – Rainier Sporting Dog Association [Carmen Haller] – RWB
  • 08/15/2015 – Olympic Kennel Club [Ken Murray] – RWB
  • 08/16/2015 – Olympic Kennel Club [Virginia Murray] – WB/BOW/BOS (1 pt)
  • 08/23/2015 – Sammamish Kennel Club [Karolynne McAteer] – WB/BOB (1 pt) – made cut in very strong Sporting Group
  • 08/29/2015 – Longview-Kelso Kennel Club [Roger Hartinger] – WB/BOB (1 pt)
  • 08/30/2015 – Longview – Kelso Kennel Club [Joan Savage] – WB/BOB (1 pt) – NEW CHAMPION!

Road To A Grand Championship

  • 02/26/2016 – Linn County Kennel Club [Nancy Liebes] – BOB (2 pts)/BOB Owner Handled
  • 02/27/2016 – Linn County Kennel Club [Lewis Bayne] – BOB (2 pts)
  • 01/13/2017 – Rainer Sporting Dog Association [Richard Anton] – Select (3 pts)
  • 01/14/2017 – Puyallup Valley Dog Fanciers [Cathie Turner] – BOS (4 pts)
  • 01/15/2017 – Tacoma Kennel Club [Joan Savage] – BOS (4 pts)/BOB Owner-Handled
  • 01/19/2017 – Tualatin Kennel Club [Sam Houston McDonald] – Select (3 pts)
  • 01/20/2017 – Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon [Joseph E Gregory] – Select (3 pts)
  • 01/21/2017 – Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon [Susan St John-Brown] – Select (4 pts) – NEW GRAND CHAMPION!
  • 01/22/2017 – Tualatin Kennel Club [James G Reynolds] – Select (4 pts)