Maverick has been a dream come true. While most people notice his good looks, it's his personality and desire to please that make him so special. He typifies everything you could want in a Golden, displaying the same gentlemanly traits as his father and the 'old' Golden lines. Mav is intelligent, biddable, and will make every effort to perform any task that's asked of him. He'll talk to you with his eyes and connect with you through his heart. He's exceptionally good natured with children, as he weekly joins me in my 2nd grade classroom to lay on the floor as a "pillow" for the kids.
When Mav is working, the intense side comes out and he eagerly comes to the line for a retrieve or happily follows commands in the obedience ring. He is an excellent marker and a willing partner on blinds. As the only Golden in a field of 30 labs, Mav won the 2009 Super Singles marking contest at the NFHRA spring fun match. Water is not a problem for him and he's done 200+ yard water retrieves in November for a crippled goose or duck.
Mav finished his JH in four straight passes and his WC before turning 1 year old. He then went on to earn his WCX in one try and finished up his CD with a score of 196. He earned his Senior Hunter title in 4 straight passes during the summer of 2009. After some quality training in
June/July with Brian Hartfield of Webshire Kennels, Mav started the
quest for his Master title. He passed 5 out of 6 tests, far exceeding
my expectations for the summer of 2010. He has been incredibly
consistent and received many compliments on his style, drive,
confidence, willingness to work with me, and good looks from several
different judges. Thanks to Brian and Lisa Hartfield for their faith in
Mav and patience with me. We would never have reached this goal
without their expertise, encouragement, and willingness to share their
OFA - Good
Elbows - Normal