sunlight labradors

Extended Family

We're so happy to have our "kids" with such wonderful families!! Here's the latest "kids" to leave the Sunlight Labrador nest, hanging out with their new people. . . .

"Seeley" Sunlight's Special Agent

DOB 01-08-09

(Ch. Blackthorn's Float's My Boat x Sunlight's Premonition, CD, RE, CGC, Delta Society Pet Partner)


Though it doesn't show in these photos, Seeley actually doesn't have a serious bone in his body, unless he's training that is, and then he's a great little worker! Left to his own devices, Seeley is just a complete comedian and keeps us laughing with his creative antics and acrobatic moves constantly.

Seeley has finally found his forever person and has recently made the transition into his new home in Northern CA to be with his new mommy.  We will miss you TONS little man, but are so happy you and Rachel have finally found each other!!


Here's Henry . . . . .

(Ch. Blackthorn's Float's My Boat x Sunlight's Premonition, CD, RE, CGC, Delta Society Pet Partner)

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henry close up

Henry is living most time in Los Angeles and gets to visit Bend and Sunlight when his family comes to their vacation home here. We LOVE getting to have Henry come over to visit and play and he has just the best family who continually email to say what a little "rockstar" Henry is!! We agree!!

and here's Molly . . . . .

(Ch. Blackthorn's Float's My Boat x Sunlight's Premonition, CD, RE, CGC, Delta Society Pet Partner)

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Molly lives in Central Oregon with the most wonderful couple and I think Molly has been to visit more places in Oregon so far in her first year than Christine has the whole time she's lived in the area! Kris has made a "to die for" scrapbook of all of Molly's ongoing adventures! What a great life she has and what a great companion and service dog she'll be!!

and here's Jimmy: (formerly Wesley if you were following this cutie!)

"Jimmy" Sunlight's As You Wish DOB 01-08-09

(Ch. Blackthorn's Float's My Boat x Sunlight's Premonition, CD, RN, CGC, Delta Society Pet Partner)


Jimmy was Christine's hope for a yellow Labrador finally again at Sunlight, but he had other plans and is thrilled with his new job as "beach bum" with his loving and adoring family in San Diego! He's a sweetheart and we are so happy he's found his forever home at the ocean! Jimmy is spoiled rotten and even gets to take trips to his mom's vacation home in Mexico with her! What a life!



(Ch. Tabatha's Sport, WC x Tabatha's Timberedge Mary)

(please click here DHARMA to see her pedigree and clearances)

"Dharma" is currently retired from showing in the conformation ring with 11 points towards her Championship title. She was awarded back to back Best of Breeds at the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club show in 2007. Dharma is a registered Delta Society Pet Partner therapy dog. Dharma visits Alzheimer's residents on a weekly basis and has worked in the elementary schools as part of the Dog Tales reading program where she is quite a "celebrity." Dharma is a complete lovebug and is a complete joy and ease to live with. She came to us directly from Carol Heidl at Tabatha Labradors in Sandusky, Ohio as a puppy and we are thrilled to have had her with us since she was 9 week old. We are so grateful to Carol for trusting us with this special girl!

Dharma is now living full time with our friend Bev who has also completed her Delta Society Pet Partner testing and evaluation to work as a team with Dharma! They will also be assisting the community, visiting with Hospice patients and their families as well as continuing her Memory Care resident visits with Bev. Dharma has a wonderful life with Bev and is also her new partner in the sport of geo-caching.

Dharma went Winner's Bitch (WB), Best of Winners (BOW) AND Best of Opposite Sex at Klamath Falls in May for more championship points! Dharma also just went WB, BOW, and Best of Breed (BOB) at the Mt. Bachelor Kennel club show again in 2008! Way to go Dharma! Thanks Lisa for handling her!



(BISS Ch. Valleywood's Blackthorn Brier x Devonshire's Front Paige at S.C.)

(Please click here ROXY to see her pedigree and clearances)


Roxy came to us from Barb Gilcrist at Blackthorn Labs and Heidi Schneller-Cook. We feel lucky to have had this girl! Roxy has an incredibly resilient and sweet disposition and is a lover of toys, her people and her pack! She is pointed towards her AKC breed championship though she's retired from the show ring as it's not her favorite cup of tea and life's too short!

Roxy gave us our wonderful singleton boy, Flint, in March 2008. Check him out on the "youngsters" page. He's turning out to be a wonderful young man!

Roxy is now residing in her forever home with Debbie here in Bend.  Bev and Debbie are friends and golf buddies so Dharma and Roxy get to cruise around town on walks with them together which is especially fun! Roxy and Debbie are a great match for each other and I'm not sure quite who's doing more for who!!


Breeder Brags . . . .

Bella, (bred here at Sunlight Labradors, littermate to Pearlie, half sister to Phoenix and Roxy, and an Iris daughter) who lives in Boise, Idaho with Suzanne Ventura and is already a duly certified Forensics and Narcotics Detection Dog, finished her CDX title at the Rose City LRC 2008 Specialty Shows from the Open A classes with back to back High in Trial wins for her second and third legs!! Way to go Bella and Suzanne! We're SO proud of you! Now they are training and trialing for their Utility title. 

And from another litter sister to Bella, also residing in Idaho in McCall with friend Greg Jones, (I have a photo that I need to scan and post) of Hope with her cache of 6 pheasants! Way to go girly!! What an awesome natural hunting partner you've become!