Man In Black "Cash"

Keywords: Man In Black "Cash"; Hunting Retriever, Black Lab Stud, Labrador Retriever, Hunting Retriever

Good Labrador Retriever Resource Site

There is a new resource site for all of those interested in labs.  It is called the Labrador Retriever Encyclopedia.  It is pretty new but has a ton of good information about the history of labs, breeding, training, hunting, hunt test, field trials, hip dysplasia, etc.  In the history page there is some good info about the first dual champion labrador retriever, and the history behind the yellow and chocolate labrador retrievers.  Before you buy a puppy or decide on a labrador retriever sire / stud, you should visit that site.

New Litter Sired by Cash - Man In Black "Cash" X Daisey Duke Rosholt

Cash was bred in mid-November to Daisey Duke Rosholt, a black labrador retriever female. We had the pleasure of keeping Daisey for a couple of weeks, and she is an amazing dog. Daisey weighs about 55-60 lbs and is a beautiful dog with a lot of desire and hunting instinct.

After spending a couple of weeks with her I believe she is one of the smartest dogs I have ever been around. She can open doors, get drinks out of the refrigerator, and she responds to a wide range of commands. Daisey is also very polite in the house, but when she is out in the field she really turns it on. Her owner, Jake, has used her to hunt a variety of game, including ducks, geese, pheasants, squirrels, and turkey. She loves the water and loves being outdoors.

Daisey has OFA Good hips and OFA Normal elbows. She also has her CERF certification. Her pedigree has several FC-AFC's (Field Trial Champions). These puppies will be great hunting dogs, hunt test dogs, companion dogs, and pets.

The litter should be whelped within the next few months, probably around mid-January, 2009. If you are interested in a puppy, or would like some more information, please contact Jake Rosholt at (405) 714-1422 or contact me to email him.
If you are looking for a black lab stud dog, please contact me.

Stud Services: Man In Black "Cash"

Man in Black "Cash" is an 80 pound, well muscled black labrador retriever with stunning good looks available at stud. He is intense and driven in the field, yet is well mannered and obedient at home. He is very hardy, and will push through brush, marsh mud, and other obstacles to retrieve fallen and wounded game.

Cash's desire to please is perhaps is most endearing quality. It is this desire than makes him highly trainable as a retriever and as a close companion. Cash has passed every Hunt Test he has participated in, and he will be running more in the future as schedule permits. He loves water and is a true "water dog." He jumped into our pond at eight weeks of age to retrieve a tossed bumper.

Cash's pedigree can be found here. Cash's sire is from one of the few lines that has produced combination AKC Master Hunter's (MH) and conformation champions (CH). His dam is from a strong field trial line and her pedigree contains many field champions (FC) and amateur field champions (AFC). Cash is also a proven producer of chocolate, yellow, and black lab puppies.

Cash's hips are rated OFA Excellent and his elbows are rated OFA Normal. His parents and grandparents all have OFA Normal hips. Cash's ancestors are all very healthy dogs with great genetics.

If you are interested in producing good looking, healthy, and well-built lab puppies that have a strong desire to please and excellent hunting and retrieving skills, please contact me for more information about using Cash as your stud dog. When paired with the right female, his offspring have the potential to be great field trial dogs, hunt test dogs, hunting dogs, show dogs, and personal pets.

Cash's OFA Certifications

Cash received his OFA certifications today for his hips and his elbows.

Elbows: NORMAL

An OFA hip rating of Excellent is extremely rare. Of all Labrador retriever applications submitted to the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals), less than 1 out of 5 are rated Excellent. This does not take into account the millions of retrievers that are not x-rayed and the ones who are x-rayed but are not submitted because the hips are obviously dysplastic. In other words, the labs out there with excellent hips are in a very small minority. If you are looking for a labrador retriever stud dog, make sure his hips and elbows are OFA certified.

OFA Records Page
OFA Vertical Pedigree Page

You can click on the pictures below to see a larger version of the certifications.

From Cash - OFA Certifications

From Cash - OFA Certifications

2008 NRC: Dave Rorem and Willie, National Field Trial Champion

2008 National Retriever Champion - FC Two Rivers Lucky Willie

Congratulations to the 2008 National Retriever Champion. FC Two Rivers Lucky Willie beat out over 100 of the best retrievers in the country to win the title of NFC. Willie is owned by Brady Oman and was handled by Dave Rorem.

The finalists were:

#10 - FC Emerald Bay's Miss Abbycadabra, LF, owners Mayo and Julie Rude, handler David Rorem

#20 - FC-AFC Bayou Teche Miah, LF, owner/handler Stephen Ritter

#22 - FC CK's Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit, LM, owners Marion Stroud and Clint Swingle, handler Mark Mosher

#36 - FC Fish River's Out of the Park, LM, owner Cindy Harbaugh, handler David Rorem

#39 - FC-AFC Trumarc's Stormin Norman II, LM, owner Mark Rosenblum, handler Danny Farmer

#49 - FC-AFC Close-Hauled to Windward, LM, owners Joanne and Roy Mackey, handler David Rorem

#53 - FC-AFC Hawkeye's Red White and Blue, LM, owner Marion Boulton Stroud, handler Mark Mosher

#56 - FC Mad River's Maggie McBunn, LF, owner Mike Molthan, handler Michael Cicero

#58 - FC Fen Wizard, LM, owner Brian Johnston, handler Eric Fangsrud

#70 - FC-AFC Weezer Retreezer, LM, owner/handler Bob Johnson

#77 - FC-AFC Marsh Prairie Quick Pick, LM, owners Joe and Tal Broyles, handler Mark Smith

#82 - FC Westwoods Sunday Silence, LM, owners Mike Schafer and Mike Westfall, handler Bill Eckett

#90 - FC-AFC Ebonstar Gotta Zoom, LM, owners WG and R Burke Earley, handler Al Arthur

#97 - FC-CFC-CAFC Seasides One To Many, LM, owner Sherwin Scott, handler Ray Voigt

Training Update - November 08

Cash is running land blinds and water blinds. His handling in the water blinds could use some work as we have not done "swim-by" yet. He is doing great hunting and is learning how to hunt in the thick flooded timber and brush.

2008 NRC: Ty Rorem Talks About Running A Test Dog

2008 National Retriever Championship: Dogs Still in the Running as of Wednesday Night

Dog Name Breed and Sex
3 FC QUICKMARK POWER PLAY, LM Jackie & John McKay Bobby George
4 FC HOLY CROSS'S MOSES, LM Rick Anderson & Steve Yozamp Steve Yozamp
6 FC-AFC ESPRIT'S ODD MAN RUSH, LM John & Margaret Stouffer Rick Roberts
9 FC-AFC WINDY CITY'S SECRET SIGNAL, LF Charlie Hines Charles Hines
10 FC EMERALD BAY'S MISS ABBYCADABRA, LF Mayo & Julie Rude David Rorem
11 FC ROCK RIVER LEICA, LF Bruce Sampson Bill Eckett
15 FC-AFC VINWOOD'S DON'T LOOK ETHEL, LF Mike Kammerer Danny Farmer

19 FC CC WHITIE BEAUREGARD ROGUE, LM Dr. Terry Benda Chris Ledford
20 FC-AFC BAYOU TECHE MIAH, LF Stephen Ritter Stephen Ritter
21 FC-AFC SANDMAN'S TICKET, LF Larry & LindaAnn Bozeman David Rorem or Larry Bozeman
22 FC CK'S RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT, LM Marion Stroud & Clint Swingle David or Mark Mosher
25 FC WORLD FAMOUS MAGICAL MISCHIEF, LM Joe & Gretchen Augustyn Bill Sargenti
28 FC-AFC MY NAME IS BOCEPHUS, LM Robert & Barbara Hayden Bill Eckett
29 FC-AFC BRIER LAKES SOUTHERN COMFORT, LM Mark Sehon & Timmy Juneau Mark Smith, Mark Sehon, or Timmy Juneau
31 FC LOW COUNTRY DRAKE, LM Corinne Thompson Al Arthur
32 FC-AFC TNT'S DET-A-NATOR, LM Jeffrey Schuett & Lydia Fekula Ray Voigt
35 FC JAZZTIME EMPTY WALLET, LM Steve Bechtel & George & Wendy McDaniel Bill Totten
36 FC FISH RIVER'S OUT OF THE PARK, LM Cindy Harbaugh David Rorem
39 FC-AFC TRUMARC'S STORMIN NORMAN II, LM Mark Rosenblum Danny Farmer
44 FC-AFC CREEK ROBBER, LM Ken Jackson Jim Gonia
45 FC-AFC VOLWOOD'S ANGEL, LF Jack & Florence Vollstedt Jack Vollstedt
46 FC-AFC TEXANNA YELLOW GOLD, MH, LF Kenneth & Peggy Robbins Kenneth Robbins
47 FC-AFC TARTAN PRIME TIME, LM Barbara & James Howard Kenny Trott
48 '07 NAFC-FC GOOD IDEA'S WHOA NELLIE, LF Ken Neil & Brenda Little Ken Neil
49 FC-AFC CLOSE-HAULED TO WINDWARD, LM Joanne & Roy Mackey David Rorem
53 FC-AFC HAWKEYE'S RED WHITE AND BLUE, LM Marion Boulton Stroud Mark Mosher
55 FC-AFC CITORI'S ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE, LM Michael & Lynn Moore Bill Sargenti
56 FC MAD RIVER'S MAGGIE MCBUNN, LF Mike Molthan Michael Cicero
57 FC-AFC SHOOTER'S SUGAR COOKIE, LF Joan Conover & Nick Elam Jr DVM Al Arthur
58 FC FEN WIZARD, LM Brian Johnston Eric Fangsrud
59 NOBODY MOVES NOBODY GETS HURT, LM Irving & Nicholas Patin Ryan Brasseaux
63 FC OTTERCREEK'S TLK OF THE TWN, LM Tommy Parrish Chris Ledford
65 FC-AFC WIDGEON'S CARBON CHIP, LM JJ Heneghan & Tom Hartl Jim Gonia
66 FC TWO RIVERS LUCKY WILLIE, LM Brady Oman David Rorem
67 DC-AFC GENNY'S YAKITY YAK DON'T TALK BACK, ChesF Tom Ivey & Linda Harger Linda Harger
70 FC-AFC WEEZER RETREEZER, LM Robert Johnson Bob Johnson
71 SILVERTIP'S I HOPE SO, LF Jerald & Debra Wilks Alan Pleasant
73 REBEL RIDGE WHISTLIN' DIXIE, LF Jeff Lyons & Madelyn Yelton Ray Voigt
74 FC-AFC INHERIT THE RIVER, LM Rob Reuter & Janis Olsen Robert Reuter
77 FC-AFC MARSH PRAIRIE QUICK PICK, LM Joe & Tal Broyles Mark Smith
79 FC LANDOVER GOLDENDAZE YUKON, LM Chuck & Mary Schweikert Scott Dewey
80 FC-AFC TANGATA MANU, LM Brad & Diane Clow Kenny Trott
81 FC COLONEL BOWIE'S REVENGE, LM Gary Mathis & Jeff Jenkins Karl Gunzer
82 FC WESTWOODS SUNDAY SILENCE, LM Mike Schafer & Mike Westfall Bill Eckett
84 LAKE COUNTRY SUNSHINE, LM Gary McIlwain Chris Ledford
86 FC HARLEY'S SUPER TRIEVEN MAC, LM Ronald Stainback Jr Alan Pleasant
89 FC-AFC WOOD RIVER'S FRANCHISE, LM Bill Fruehling Don Remien
90 FC-AFC EBONSTAR GOTTA ZOOM, LM WG & R Burke Earley Al Arthur
93 FC CK'S BLUE VELVET, LM Marion Stroud-Swingle Mark Mosher
95 FC-AFC WATUAGA'S BULL GATOR, LM Steve & Gale O'Connell Steve O'Connell
97 FC-CFC-CAFC SEASIDE'S ONE TO MANY, LM Sherwin Scott Ray Voigt
98 FC JAZZTIME'S HANGING CHAD, LM Steve Bechtel Jr Bill Totten
99 '08 NAFC-FC HAWKEYE'S COAST GUARD, LM Jeff Talley & Bill Hillmann Jeff Talley
100 FC-AFC REMINGTON'S DUK DAWG, LF Linda Johnson Don Remien
102 FC JUSTIN TIME MR. MOTO, LM J Scott Anderson Patti Kiernan
105 FC-AFC IRON LINES HONCHA, LF Linda & Arnie Erwin Arnie Erwin

2008 National Retriever Championship - Videos from Wednesday

Danny Farmer discussing the trial:

Field Trial Legend Danny Farmer and FC-AFC Vinwood's Don't Look Ethel run the 4th series:

2008 National Retriever Championship: Series 2 & 3

This picture is from the NRC website and shows the combined land and water blinds for the 2nd and 3rd series. I added some arrows to show the approximate lines to the blinds. The blinds are complicated by the dogs' memories of the previous gunner stations and old falls of the marks. Also, the water blind has a very difficult water entry. The dog ideally would take a direct line into the thin sliver of water and then return on that same line.

VIDEO: 2008 National Retriever Championship - First Series

Description of the first series:

Danny Farmer and Luke:

Dog #101 Running 1st Series @ Yahoo! Video

These videos are graciously posted by Working Retriever Central. You can view more videos of each day at their website.

2008 National Retriever Championship Has Started

The 2008 National Retriever Championship is taking place this week in Montgomery, TX. It started yesterday (Sunday, November 9, 2008) and will run through Saturday, November 15, 2008. There will be 105 of the top dogs in the country competing this week. The competition will include triple and and quadruple retrieves at distances of up to 400 yards or more. It also includes blind retrieves over and through various factors including ponds and thick cover. Ducks and pheasants will be used for the marks and blinds.

The dogs competing in this contest are the hottest retrievers in the country. They are Field Champions (FC) who have met a strict set of standards and won a minimum level of trials during the last year. Each series, certain dogs get dropped according to mistakes in their performance. The winning dog will be given the title of National Field Champion (NFC). Last year NFC-AFC Candlewood's Something Royal, owned by Neil and Brenda Little won the championship.

The first series on Sunday was a double with a live flyer at about 370 yards and a retired gun at 200 yards. There were several opportunities for the handlers to lose site of the dogs if they did not take a perfect line or if they over ran the marks. 10 dogs were dropped on the first series.

For more information, including pictures, blogs, and videos, check out the following sites:

Man In Black "Cash" 2008 NRC Updates