Garrett

Birdsboro Tom Sawyer JH
Garrett at six years of age.

Garrett at six years of age.

Garrett Statistics

DOB: 05/02/03

Breeder: Erin Horan (Birdsboro)

Color: Orange and White

Color Genotype: Bbee or BBee (50% chance of either)

Height (at withers): 27″

Weight: 75 lbs

Breeding Status: Intact

OFA Hips: Good

Click here for Garrett’s Pedigree

Offspring: None

Meaning of Name: Garrett means “to watch”, perhaps “to watch and conquer” would have been more appropriate though.

Nicknames: Snugglebug, Gary Goo, Prince Harry, and Garrison

Special Talents: Class clown, boinging like Tigger, ham for the camera, somersaults

Garrett is from my first litter, which was out of Boone and Maya and consisted of only two puppies (Garrett and Gavin). Garrett is the youngest member of the Birdsboro crew. Although now in his teenage period, it appears that he’ll be the mellowest as an adult. Like his dad Boone, Garrett is a very loyal boy and prefers to follow me around and be a “velcro dog”.

Garrett the Show Dog

Garrett was only shown one weekend when he was six months old to introduce him to the dog show scene. I had intended to give him time to grow up and into himself before I showed him. But, life (vet school, etc) got in the way… and the next thing I knew, he was a handsome middle-aged dog. I decided that I was fine with not showing him at that point in time as I only intended to use him in our breeding program (and not make him available to others as a stud).

Garrett training at two years of age.

Garrett training at two years of age.

Garrett at 11 months of age.

Garrett at 11 months of age.

Garrett the Birddog

Garrett has been a bird fanatic since he was a little guy. Garrett has a medium range (like his dad) and is a joy to watch in the field as you can tell that is the place that he most wants to be. Garrett earned his Junior Hunter title easily. At less than two years of age, he showed me that he was naturally steady. He is now steady to wing and shot. His dad, Boone, is best described as steady and reliable in the field. Garrett has a bit more pizzazz and flare. The two of them make a perfect pair. We took our daughter, Killian, out to a hunting preserve when she was just six months old with these two and they made it a fabulous first experience with her. She managed to sleep through a good bit of the action in the backpack with me.

Garrett traing at nine months of age.

Garrett traing at nine months of age.

Garrett traing in Hartland, MI.

Garrett traing in Hartland, MI.

Garrett at two years of age.

Garrett at two years of age.

Garrett getting backed by his father.

Garrett getting backed by his father.

Garrett at three years of age training in Hartlad, MI.

Garrett at three years of age training in Hartlad, MI.



Pictures of Garrett

Garrett at Lake Chauncy in Massachusetts from six months to one year of age.

Garrett at Lake Chauncy in Massachusetts from six months to one year of age.

This is Garrett attempting to swim at 3 months. The way Garrett learned to swim basically describes his personality completely. He could swim the right way, but chose to swim vertically and practically drown himself. But he would retrieve his frisbee no matter what it took. The funny thing was, the house I lived at had an in-ground swimming pool and Garrett refused to go past the first step. But, when there were few dogs in the yard, he used to go out there by himself and swim laps around the pool beautifully. My roommate told me about it, but I didnt see it until I took this picture.

This is Garrett attempting to swim at 3 months. The way Garrett learned to swim basically describes his personality completely. He could swim the right way, but chose to swim vertically and practically drown himself. But he would retrieve his frisbee no matter what it took. The funny thing was, the house I lived at had an in-ground swimming pool and Garrett refused to go past the first step. But, when there were few dogs in the yard, he used to go out there by himself and swim laps around the pool beautifully. My roommate told me about it, but I didn't see it until I took this picture.

Garrett at three months age just hanging out.

Garrett at three months age just hanging out.

Garrett at four months of age hamming it up for the photo shoot he decided he needed.  The second to last picture was taken by a former roommate.

Garrett at four months of age hamming it up for the photo shoot he decided he needed. The second to last picture was taken by a former roommate.

Garrett at five months of age and with at six months of age with Oz.

Garrett at five months of age and with at six months of age with Oz.

Garrett at seven months of age.

Garrett at seven months of age.

Garrett at 11 months of age at Lake Chanucy in Massachusetts.

Garrett at 11 months of age at Lake Chanucy in Massachusetts.

Garrett from 12 months to two years of age.

Garrett from 12 months to two years of age.

Garrett from 12 months top two years of age.

Garrett from 12 months top two years of age.

Garrett at age two with his fish face to match his fish collar, hanging out in the office, and getting a kiss from his Papa.

Garrett at age two with his fish face to match his fish collar, hanging out in the office, and getting a kiss from his Papa.

Garrett loves hi tug o war

Garrett loves hi tug o' war

Garrett at three years of age.

Garrett at three years of age.

Garrett at three years of age.

Garrett at three and five years of age all over the place.

Garrett at three and five years of age all over the place.

Garretts head at five years of age.

Garretts head at five years of age.

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