4xGMPR HRCH Blackjack Ms Mighty Tub O Bliss MH
Joy's 5-generation family tree includes some of the most celebrated names in the field trial and pointing Lab worlds, including Jazztime, Hot Tub, Super Sonic, Lean Mac, and Honcho, as well as Hall of Fame dogs Grits, Thor, Cajun, Raider, Nappy, Choice, Chica, and Super Powder.
Born on June 5, 2019 in Chanute, KS, Joy was the last female left unclaimed in a repeat breeding of Winston x Lacey. This itself was an anomaly, as usually Blackjack Kennels' pups are all claimed before they're born. Sight unseen and following a vague but strong intuition that I was supposed to buy this puppy, I purchased her, trusting her pedigree would prove itself as good in real life as it looked on paper. And it turned out that gut feeling was right...
Joy started competing in APLA hunt tests at 13 months of age, where she went 3 for 3 to earn her Advanced Pointing Retriever and Master Pointing Retriever titles. She then entered her first AKC hunt tests the following month and went 3 for 3 in Senior Hunter and earned her 3xGMPR title before the COVID-shortened season closed.
She picked up where she left off the following spring, finishing her SH and 4xGMPR titles and began running in HRC tests, where she went 8 for 8 to earn her HRCH title. She simultaneously began running AKC Master Hunter tests, finishing her MH title and qualifying for the 2022 Master National at the age of 3.
She is a 57 lb petite, agile and athletic 3 year old whose call name "Joy" suits her perfectly. She's bouncy and fun, but when she's working, she's all business. Her intelligence and natural cautiousness make her a quick learner who rarely makes mistakes. She is extremely biddable, a pinpoint marker, yet perseveres to dig out difficult birds.
In the upland field, she rarely misses a bird, hunting methodically within gun range and pointing naturally. In the duck blind, she is a quiet observer whom everyone loves to hunt with because you forget she's there until the birds fall and she's sent for the retrieves.
At home, she has wonderful house manners and loves to cuddle on the bed or the couch with her human.
A versatile and successful hunter and competitor, Joy is the epitome of all that a pointing Lab should be.
* MPR title at 13 months of age.
* 3xGMPR just before turning 16 months of age at the conclusion of the 2020 hunt test season.
* Completed her 4XGMPR, AKC SH, and HRC HR titles the following spring (2021) at the age of 2.
* Qualified for the 2021 APLA Triple Crown Invitational.
* Earned her HRC Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH) title on her 3rd birthday and her AKC Master Hunter (MH) title a few weeks later, qualifying for the 2022 AKC Master National.
* Qualified for the 2023 APLA Triple Crown Invitational.
UKC Reg: R293-730
AKC Reg: SS13026611
Paw Print Genetics 3/26/2020:
CNM: LR-CNM3226/10F-PI, CLEAR
EIC: LR-EIC5946/10F-PI, CLEAR
PRA: LR-PRA3053/10F-PI, CLEAR
OSD: LR-SD2-246/10F-PI, CLEAR
DM - CLEAR
HNPK - CLEAR
SD 2 - CLEAR
CMS (Labrador Retriever Type)-CLEAR
MCD (Labrador Retriever Type)-CLEAR
Coat genotype: eeBb
D LOCUS: LR-DL2014/13F-PI (non-dilute)
OFA CHIC Number 160190 (ALL NORMAL)
OFA Hips: LR-256195E24F-VPI (Excellent)
OFA Elbow: LR-EL104463F24-VPI (Normal)
Advanced Cardiac: LR-ACA3279/31F-VPI (Normal auscultation, EKG, echo)
Eye CERF/CAER: LR-EYE20936/38F-VPI (Normal, with breeder option, iris to iris persistent pupillary membrane on 08/10/2022)