Submitted by: Vernon & Shelaine Badoni on Feb 18, 2016
My wife and I always had Labradors for our waterfowl hunting business for
years and always bought labs that were not from a quality or proven
pedigree. Last year we decided to try a lab from a quality, accomplished and
proven Pedigree so we researched many kennels and Papered Labrador
My wife came across a breeding that was going to take place with litter
being expected may of 2015. This was the breeding between "Jaws" of Keslar
Kennels and "Tubb" Texas Trubador. The pedigree looked and sounded awesome
so we called Mr. Keslar in Nebraska.
Our conversation went as if we already knew each other and he was very
patient and informative of what he was providing. That alone sold us to do
business with Mr. Kesler.
When we arrived at his kennels, we were invited and treated as if were old
friends and turns out we had lots in common. He took the time to thoroughly
inform us with everything we needed to know as well as answering all our
questions. He gave us our privacy to be alone with the remaining pups to
make the connection one. The service was something special, one that is very
rare these days.
We picked a black female which not only met our expectations but by far
exceeded them in every way.
Over the past years I have trained my own dogs
and am a true believer of positive reinforcement in training instead of
forced training to build an absolute happy and confident retriever.
At 8 weeks she was retrieving bumpers, took to water like she had done it
for years, jumping into swift rivers without hesitation and retrieving ducks
and greater Canadian geese at 3 months 3 weeks old. At six months doing
advance retrieving like none other I have seen. It was like she already knew
all that she was supposed to do.
The Long Generation Pedigree as well as Proven and accomplished Parents
"Jaws" and "Tub" is unquestionably hard to top. Her progress made me feel
as though I was a professional dog trainer. I felt guilty for taking credit
for her fast accomplishments.
Although she was bred more for competition in Field Trials and Hunt Test,
she is a family member first, secondly a working retriever for Navajo
We Named her - Navajo's True "ZIA"
Thank you so much Pat.
Vernon and Shelaine Badoni