The Fastest Retriever Contest is always one of the most popular events at the Sports Show. The all breed contest is one of speed. Each dog races 75 feet out and 75 feet back, and the fastest retrieve wins. As the show (and contest) gets closer, we’d like to introduce you to some of the entries:
Blue – English Labrador Retriever, Yellow | Bleu is a family pet who is almost three years old. He loves to play and bark for attention. His hobbies include swimming, fetching and playing hide and seek. This will be his second year competing for the fastest retreiver contest. Daughter Gabby and Dad will also be part of the competition. Blue is owned by Dale Gilbertson.
Remy – Labrador Retriever, Yellow| Remy Loves to play ball, wag tail and give kisses. Remy’s a great family dog and hunter. Remy is owned by John Kittilstad.
Pepper – Bichon Frise, Shih Tzu mix | Pepper is a 5 year-old “teddy bear” that is high energy and extremely friendly. Pepper loves to play with toys and her companion dog friend Snoopy, but most of all she loves to run after, retrieve, and squeak a squeaky tennis ball she has. Pepper is owned by Rich Haufschild.
Lyla – Labrador Retriever, Chocolate| Lyla is owned by Jacob Ouimet.
Ticker – Labrador Retriever, Black | Ticker is a 3 Year Old Male Black Labador (orange coller). He Loves Hunting and swimming. He is shown with Newton. Ticker is owned by Dean Shallow.
Rylee – Germane Shorthaired Pointer | Here’s Rylee. She’s a sweet 4-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer with a lot of energy who loves to chase tennis balls and never stops! Rylee is owned by Jordan Loosen.
Zoey – Labrador Retriever, Yellow | Zoey is a 5 month old red lab! Zoey is excited to participate on March 3rd!
Ice – Labrador Retriever, Yellow| This is Ice! He recently earned his Hunting Retriever Champion title and was inducted into the Badger State Hunting Retriever Club’s Hall of Fame! Ice guides upland hunters at area upland hunt clubs and has the stamina to hunt longer than what his trainer sometimes has energy for. Ice enjoys everything about retrieving any object he can pick up with his mouth. He is owned by Will Krueger.
Remy – Labrador Retriever, Yellow | She is a 2 1/2 year old yellow lab who loves to play. Remy likes to chase tennis balls and loves to carry sticks, often for the whole length of a walk. She’s owned by Tom Macone.
Ranger (Officially Field Ranger of Hawksridge) – Labrador Retriever, Black | Ranger is a high energy black lab who is excessively happy. He has a 15 year old sister, Haley, who is also a black lab, but Ranger rules the roost. Ranger loves to hunt, swim, chase, and retrieve. Although he is small for a male, he has the heart of a lion. Ranger runs slim in the summer as he jumps and swims in our pool. His weight ranges from 50-60 lbs. We got Ranger after our 6 kids were grown and gone, and they say we spoil him. (Ok, once in a while he shares the couch and bed.) His favorite thing by far is to retrieve all day long. Ranger is owned by Sue & Con Weimer.
Autumn – Labrador Retriever, Yellow | Hi, I’m Autumn. I am a 4.5 years old female Yellow Lab. I have recently moved in with new humans (about 2 months) and they have been very easy to train. I love bird hunting and I live to retrieve! I will retrieve just about anything my humans throw. Please don’t take me fishing in a boat – it may not end well! See ya soon. Autumn is owned by John Donath.
Mosin – Labrador Retriever, Chocolate | Mosin is a 2.5 year old Chocolate lab who loves to snuggle on the couch with mom during the week, but he also loves to hunt on the weekend. This will be his first time competing at the Sports Show. Mosin is owned by Craig Schroeder
Maggie – Labrador Retriever, Yellow| Hi my name is Maggie, and my passion is retrieving. You name it and I retrieve it – balls, pheasants, sticks, socks, and even a daily attempt at the squirrels in the yard. I look forward to proving my retrieving prowess at this year’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show. Maggie is owned by Greg Mursch.
Buster- Labrador Retriever, Chocolate | Buster will be four years old this May and has an AKC Junior Hunter Title. He is a very good Waterfowl and Upland Bird Hunter. He is a very fast retriever – especially in the water. Even though Buster is very intense in the field, he is a very relaxed dog in the house and sleeps most of the time. He has a silly personality and loves all people and other dogs. Sorry – he will chase cats!
Maggie- Labrador Retriever, Black |
Hi There! My name is Maggie and I am a black lab who’s four and a half years old. I love to play fetch with tennis balls or chew toys and love to go swimming. My owner is Diane Gehl and her son Matthew Thompson.