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The adventures of
Sterling and Omega Flat-Coated Retrievers

Form and Function ~ Function and Form

Form and Function ~ Function and Form is more than the logo attached to our kennel, it is what we strive to for in all of our Flat-Coats.  We believe a Flat-Coated Retriever should be bred as close to the standard as possible, and be a competent hunting retriever.  Not only is it very rewarding to see the fruits of our labor, we take great joy in watching our dogs perform in the show ring and the field. We often take breed champions duck, quail and phesant hunting.

We hope you can enjoy these pages 1/10 as much as we enjoyed these events with our dogs. Click on the underlined links below. I have to warn you, all of these pages are photo intensive and require a minute or more to load at 28.8.

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Adrienne helps 19 week old Java get a better look at the gun station.

Field Training

Working Certificate, January 24, 1999

Training for the fall 1998 Hunting Test season

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Adrienne and Peachie in the Winners Dog ring, Santa Maria Kennel Club, October 1998.

Dog Shows

Westminster Kennel Club 2000

FCRSA National Specialty May 1999

Los Encinos Kennel Club, December 12, 1998

North vs South October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 1998

The Mission Curcuit June 1998

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Frank finds a duck in the morning light.  Brent Baharie (top of head) calls them into the decoys.

Duck and Upland Game Hunting

Duck Hunting, October 10, 1998

Duck Hunting, December 1997

Quail Hunting, Thanksgiving Weekend 1997

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Young Java (Sterling Omega Expresso, 5 mo.) tries agility.

Other Dog Activities

Flat-Coat Fun Day, October 24, 1998

Updated 02/16/00