Comments from Augie pup owners
From FC Cosmo's Concerto Charlie
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Comments from Augie pup owners
Breeding to FC Cosmo's Concerto Charlie
These are the only 2 pictures we have so far.
The rest are on film. Her official name is Jesse Lorken Be Jeepin. She is
gaining confidence every day. We are still working on the potty issues,
but it has gotten better.
Our cat Oliver and her like to play.
They are getting along better that I had anticipated. The cat is bigger
Jesse loves to chase the girls, however
I'm afraid the couch will not be a safe place much longer.
It is amazing, they seem to know what
they are not supposed to have. ex our dish towels that hang on the stove
seem to be fun to grab and run.
This is Baby Too - She lives
in Upper Michigan
We had ourselves a quiet
enjoyable trip back to Forest Lake(MN). You were right, Max has shown
nothing but the best signs of being a great dog. <From his temperament, to
his already learning capabilities. Our family is extremely happy with Max
and we are looking forward to many fun years to come. Yes we are using the
Lorken name. We are calling Max (Lorkens Sand Storm).
Ben called me the psycho picture
lady but I figure he will only be this
little for a VERY short period of time and I am a proud parent...what can I
I have to let you know that he is an excellent little boy! He has been
sleeping through the night with little if any disturbances. We picked a
Thank you both for everything and I will be sure to send more as he
Oh, I almost forgot...we decided to name him Duke! Lorken's Duke of
Durham. I am a huge Duke Blue Devils fan and Duke University is located in
11/15/05 I was
up on your site this evening and noticed that you were expecting a new litter of
pups from Augie and Charlie. Todd has put his foot down and won't let me get
any more puppies but I wanted to share some thoughts on Hank since you said
you've received really good feedback on the first litter. Hank is a very
stable dog and all around great dog. One of his trainers remarked that they'd
never seen a dog with Hank's desire to watch (one of the first things we always
work on in training is teaching the dog to 'watch' or look at our face and watch
for a command). It usually takes him about 3 tries to get the basics of a
command. We also do some target shooting around the house here and Hank isn't
the least bit shy. When we get the tennis racket out and hit balls Hank's eyes
never leave the ball. Most of our dogs in the past have been more sound
oriented and wait until they hear the ball hit the ground. We call him our FBI
Agent because he has to know everything that is going on and is happiest when he
has a job. We took him to Albuquerque last spring and he'd never been in a city
before so we were dreading it a bit but he fell right into step with us - we
even took him to an outdoor cafe and he immediately understood he needed to lie
under the table until we were finished. He never once showed any inkling of
stress about being in a strange house or city with cars, noise, people, etc. He
is definitely a winner!
We have quite a few pictures posted at
http://www.duckhillfarm.com/archives/animals/dogs/index.html. (Hank is the
Augie x Charlie dog, Bill is Augie x Bubba)
Hank's parents drove here from
Georgia to get him. His family writes,
"I wanted to give you an update on Hank. He is an amazing little
puppy. He's very confident and isn't afraid of much. He whimpered until we
got to the end of your road and then he settled in and we barely knew he was
there (the entire 18 hour drive home!) He only had 1 accident in the car and I
wouldn't call it an accident since we were stuck in downtown Chicago traffic and
couldn't get him to a place to go. - When we got home he came into the
house and explored a bit and then laid down on his blanket in his playpen - tail
wagging the whole time. He went right into his crate last night and whimpered
once for a few minutes.- We can't thank you enough. He's such a joy to have."
Hank's family writes:
type of behavior is generally frowned upon in our house he was just too
all we could do was laugh...
Hank is doing
very well. He's a very laid back puppy and is really happy doing whatever
we are doing. He's completely house trained and knows sit, down, shake
and 'bring me a toy'.
He's still a little unreliable on the stay, come and other commands but
he's getting there.
He's also learning to fetch and LOVES to chase the water in the shower.
We are having a great
time watching him learn things!
|This is Charlie who lives in WI. His
owner writes: He does a great job of independent play. He likes me
to be in the room but does not need me to do things with him. I have
lots of toys all over. He turned a few things into toys that were not
meant to be toys --- like the sponge mop.
He sleeps in the bathroom from 10 PM to 4 AM. He whines and I let him out
and then take him to bed with me. He chews on my finger for a while and
falls back asleep until about 6 AM when he goes out again and then has
breakfast. I will keep him on a noon snack for another week or so. He
has dinner at 7 PM and I am going to move that slowly to 6 PM.
Below at 5 months
|Leelou flew to Oregon with her new mom and
is enjoying it there. Her new mom writes,
great!!! She was SO good on the plane. No crying at all, and really the
only time I've heard her whimper at all since she's been here was when she
looked in the big mirror in our bedroom - then you could tell she missed
her littermates. She hasn't even barked once. .Oh
yeah…I didn’t mention, the pics of Leeloo on the blue chair are from our
layover in the Chicago airport. There were people resting in the next few
rows, and there was Leeloo taking a nap right along with them.
seems to be adjusting really well. She plays hard, then sleeps, gets up
and plays some more, back to sleep…" Leelou's web page
11/05 Here are a few recent pics of
Leeloo - two helping out in the yard and one crashed out with Katinka the
cat. I can say I've never seen a dog swim so fast - for example we'd take
her out last summer and she'd be chasing a ball or whatever with a few
other dogs. Invariably after a few attempts the other dogs would give up.
They'd swim out halfway with her, paddle in place till she retrieved the
toy and swam back to them, then they'd swim in together. She's good though
- if you tell her to sit and stay she will stay and won't go after the toy
till you tell her "OK!" - then she goes zooming off! Quite the athlete.
One of Augie and Charlie's
female puppies went to live in Michigan. They write,
"Just a short note to let you know how great our new puppy (Anna)
is doing. She did very well on the way home, better then we expected. She
slept the majority of the way as we were traveling home on Weds & Thurs. Anna
has adjusted very well in her new home and we love her to death. We will be
sending you some pictures in the near future. Thanks for everything."
|This is Trooper in Ohio. He has a black and a
chocolate brother both out of
our Lorken dog Emma. They write: "Baby "Trooper" is doing great. He is
learning crate training pretty well. He is so cute. We are very happy
We have comments from the adopted father of Lou Dog
in Virginia. He drove all
the way in to pick her out.
In Sept he wrote: "Here's a couple of pics of lil
Lou Dog, she is growing like a weed. We are a week away from completing the AKC
"puppy kindergarten" and will be enrolling her into "advanced puppy" or
"beginner puppy" depending on what my schedule looks like. Also she is getting
along with dad's 2 year old German Sheppard (Maddie) very well. They play a lil
rough, but that's dogs for ya. Some times when Maddie is sleeping. Lou Dog will
crawl up on her back and chew her ears, she is so cute, and Maddie is a saint of
a dog for putting up with it."
|This is Chelsea
who apparently barks at the sink if she wants more water.
They write, "I
believe she thinks she is a cat. She loves to sit in one of our windows
and look into the courtyard. I swear I never taught her to go up there,
one day I came into our living room and there she was, right in the
window. Ever since then that her spot. Chelsea also loves to be
vacuumed, one time we thought it would be funny to vacuum her directly,
and now she actually runs towards the vacuum when we turn it on and allows
us to vacuum her sides, tummy, ears and sometimes will lift her legs so we
can get under her arms. She is has some personality it's amazing."
Comments from Augie pup owners
Breeding to FC-AFC Hilltop's Hayseed
|Bill lives in GA with his 1/2
brother Hank (from Augie x Charlie). They write:
"Bill has settled in quite nicely.
He is just the sweetest little puppy. He always wants to be around us
and LOVES being held. He's already climbing up and down
stairs and it only took him 5 minutes to master going in and out of the pet
door on the screen porch. He also hasn't had an accident in the house
yet. The only time he whimpers is when he has to go. You can't
imagine how happy we are with him.
I can definitely see that Hank and Bill are related. The going joke
around here is 'ah, that must be an Augie trait' Hank is a
dominant dog so it took a day or two for him to adjust to this little thing
stealing his toys and his bed but they are playing well together and Hank is
very gentle now. He just lays there and lets Bill bite his
ears and tug on him."
From Appleton, WI a new owner writes: This picture was taken of Storm on
Saturday. We have others if you would like us to send them for
your web-site. He's such a good looking dog, with a fun
personality. He is such a character! Greg had him out
hunting this fall. Greg said he went nuts when he got his first
sight and smell of a pheasant. We are enjoying him so much!
Thanks for the beautiful picture and card.
It was such a treat. Hard to remember when he was that little. Greg
weighed him recently and he is 70 lbs. Our older Lab , Dozer, seems so
small compared to Storm. They get along great.
Here is a photo
of a pup from Negaunee, MI
This is Lacy at 8
Breeding to CFC Piper's Top Gunner
||Here is Riggs with a
holiday wreath around him. His family writes:
"He has been a
great addition to our family. House trained in a couple of weeks with a
few exceptions. He spent 9 weeks with Ray Sommers in Campbellsport
learning how to hunt. He's whistle trained and will even take overs and
backs. One week after I got him back we headed to North Dakota and hunted
Ducks and Pheasant. He did really well. He had numerous double retrieves
and even a couple blind and did very well considering he was 8 months old
at the time. Since we got back it has been mostly Ducks. Here in
Waukesha County and west on the Mississippi River. Considering the low
numbers of Ducks this year he did great. Every one we shot he retrieved
including a couple that dove on him which is always fun to watch! We have
been Pheasant hunting once since we've been back from North Dakota and it
was a game farm. We only used him the last hour we had the field and he
put up 8 birds and 2 more on the way in. He even pointed 1 of them. It's
a lot of fun to watch him work. He has been a great addition to our
family. He's my buddy and hunting dog but I think my wife loves him more
if that is possible. Thanks for the great dog."
||Email from an owner of an Augie x Piper's Top Gunner male
...We just have to say he is one of the smartest
and lively pups we have ever had he has been thru puppy kindergarten and now
is going to obedience one and is doing just awesome the teacher is really
impressed with his learning and outgoing personality (sometimes he is way to
outgoing ) but that's a lab pup we are pretty much over the chewing stage
and he is a I little mouthy sometimes but its all good he loves his 2 acre
fenced in yard and a couple of friends bring the dogs over they say its
like a dog park Cody is so lucky ,we were wondering how all the other pups
from his litter is doing and if you know the sizes of them ? Cody is about
65 lbs now at 8 months and a lean retrieving machine
|From owner in PA:
you might like to see how Mia has grown. She's about 8 months
in the photo. She is a great dog! She's had some
training and is doing well."
|Augie x Gunner female pup: "We
wanted to update you on how Zoe is doing, Augie's pup. We are so
happy with her and love her so much! She has a lot of spunk and
personality and always wants to be around people. We thought we'd
send you this picture of her in one of her favorite past times - in her
chair chewing on the biggest stick she can find... She loves retrieving
and swimming. Jake is excited to continue training her for hunting. - Zoe
is so beautiful and a big attraction in our neighborhood!" In
Oct 04 Just wanted to drop you a line and say and let you know how happy
I've been with Zoe hunting this year. She just loves to get out and work
up those birds.
|Here is news from the owners
of a female from Augie and Piper in Wisconsin:
"Abbie is doing very well. She is going to puppy class at canine
capers every Thursday night. She is sitting, laying down, shaking,
standing and high five at
command now. She also stays by us at all times. When we take her to the
and let her off leash she never gets more than 50 feet away before she
running to us like she hasn't seen us all day. She is such a wonderful dog
and we can not thank you enough. Everybody who meets Abbie compliments us
on how smart and beautiful she is..."
||Here is Abbie at 6 months
old. She enjoys water and retrieving
|From a male pup owner of
Augie and Gunner: "The ... photo was taken the first few days he (Riley)
came home (7 weeks). He is a pretty handsome pup" -Riley at about 6
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