Prada slideshow

Prada’s Pedigree 

What’s in a name – Prada came to us from Judy Chambers at Ghoststone Labradors. The litter theme was “fashion” as the sire and dam were CH Hyspire Ghoststone’s Dressed to Impress (“Armani”) and CH Ghoststone’s Hollywood Blonde (“Holly”). A couple years before she was born, The Devil Wears Prada came to the big screen. We thought this matched her graceful style and her “head-held-high” attitude. We found out later that Judy was stuck at Westminster the year of the big snowstorm and ended up buying a Prada bag for Ellen Cottingham who was specialing one of Judy’s dogs at the time. Judy and Ellen both thought it was a perfect name for this new girl we were bringing into our lives. And that’s how Ghoststone The Devil Wears Prada – Prada – was born.

Living With Prada

Prada is our favorite dog. She is a reserved and contemplative Labrador who takes a little nudging to get to play but once she gets started, she’s scooting around the yard with the whole pack. Prada is our stick collector; we keep cleaning off the patio and she keeps finding all sort of sticks to gather and chew. She loves people and greets you with a whole-body wiggle so irresistible you have to give her pets. Prada has beautiful structure with a nice topline and a wonderful full double coat. Prada is very mellow with a nice temperament yet highly energetic and always ready to play keep away with her toys or sticks and chase the older dogs around. One of her unique attributes is the ability to hide anything (bad) that she is chewing in her mouth so that you almost have to perform a root canal to get it out!


Prada made her show ring debut at Puyallup, WA, in January 2009, where she placed in the 6-9 month puppy class. The following week, at Rose City (Portland), she placed first in her puppy class and got some extra ring time competing for Winners Bitch. Valentine’s Day 2009 – Prada took Winners Bitch/Best Opposite Sex from the 6-9 month puppy class and received her first championship point at the Linn County Kennel Club show in Albany, OR. Thanks to Judge Sandra Olsen for finding Prada at the end of the line! Prada continued to show well and finished her championship at 15 months old. We look forward to working with her on her obedience title next and hopefully having some beautiful puppies in the future.

Road To A Championship

  • 02/14/2009 – Linn County Kennel Club [Sandra Olsen] – WB/BOS (1 Point)
  • 05/17/2009 – Mt. Baker Kennel Club [Sandra Olsen] – WB/BOS (3 Point Major)
  • 06/09/2009 – Snake River Canyon Kennel Club [Lorraine Boutwell] – WB/BOS (2 Points)
  • 06/12/2009 – Eagle Rock Kennel Club [Gloria Kerr] – WB/BOW/BOS (2 Points)
  • 06/13/2009 – Pocatella Kennel Club [Judy Doniere] – WB/BOW/BOS (2 Points)
  • 09/26/2009 – Richland Kennel Club [ Henry (Hank) Williams] – WB/BOW (1 Point)
  • 10/08/2009 – Lizard Butte Kennel Club [Sharon V Derrick] – WB/BOW (4 Point Major) NEW CHAMP!

Road To A Grand Championship

Prada is the 38th Labrador Retriever honored with this title.

  • 07/17/2010 – Rose City Labrador Retriever Club Specialty – JAM (Gail Shearer)
  • 08/07/2010 – Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club Specialty – JAM (Valerie Walters)
  • 09/04/2010 – Gold Country Kennel Club – Select (Clay Coady)
  • 09/05/2010 – Gold Country Kennel Club – BOS (Ronald Menaker)
  • 10/21/2010 – Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County – BOS (Janet Narushka)
  • 10/22/2010 – Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County – Select (Linda Bednarski)
  • 10/23/2010 – Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Club Specialty – BOSS (Shannon Carlton)
  • 10/24/2010 – Del Valle Club of Livermore – BOS (Sally Sasser)
  • 11/20/2010 – Whidbey Island Kennel Club – Select (Michael Manning)

Other Highlights

  • 2011 Qualified for Eukanuba
  • 08/05/2011 – Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club Specialty  [Barbara Gomez] – BOSS
  • 08/07/2011 – Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club Specialty [Diane Jones] – BOSS
  • 09/02/2012 – Gold Country Kennel Club [Paula Nykiel] – Select
  • 07/11/2015 – Rose City Labrador Retriever Club Specialty [Clare Senfield] – BISS
  • 07/31/2015 – Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club Specialty [Marlynne Frisbie] BOS Veteran Sweeps, [Pauline Mortier] – Select
  • 08/05/2016 – Puget Sound Labrador Retriever Club Specialty [Kendall Herr] JAM
  • 01/15/2017 – Tacoma Kennel Club [Joan Savage] Select
  • 01/16/2017 – Gig Harbor Kennel Club [Rick Gschwender] Select