Ch HR SRR’s North Point Thunder Bay SH CGC WDQ

(CH Grizzlypeake Qrun Man on the Moon x CH SRR’s Black Hills Dakota WD)

Bred By:  Gary and Cindy Franklin of Shiloh Ridge Retrievers (SRR)

Click here for Thunder’s OFA Page

Thunder was purchased to be a gun dog.  My husband wanted a dog he could use for upland and waterfowl hunting.  We did some research on different breeds and settled on a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.  Thunder turned out to be such a nice dog that we took him into the show ring.  He finished his championship a couple months after his third birthday despite some stiff competition in the ring at the time, and being shown by a novice handler.  We then turned to hunt testing as something to do over the summer.  Again despite being trained and handled by a hunt test novice, training in local city parks, and starting his hunt test career late, he earned both his AKC Senior Hunter title and his UKC Seasoned Hunter title in 2011.  He earned some Master and Finished passes before we decided to retire him.  He also has his Working Dog Qualified Certification and his Canine Good Citizen title.  Titles are great, but he is still hubby’s “go to” hunting dog.  More pictures of Thunder hunting over the years on our hunting page.

9 thoughts on “Thunder

  1. Happy birthday for the 14th, Thunder! Greetings from two other brown dogs. (Rolo and Annabel, Chocolate Labradors aged 10 and 8 and living in London.)

  2. What a handsome boy! Thunder has a very muscular frame! I grew up with labs and retrievers, though we never did any hunting with them. I now have neighbor that is training a Chessie to be a bird dog! Very cool photos, thank you for letting us see memories from Thunder’s life!

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