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Fern Hill Meadowbrae Legacy CDX MH TKA WC CCA VC SR872777/01 ("Jake")
Sire: AFC Topbrass Hawks Red Wing MH CCA ("Red")
Dam: Fern Hill Pandemonium MH WCX OD SR679046/01 ("Panda")
Born April 16, 2015

Jake training -- Kevin Crinklaw photo

Jake was the firstborn, a strapping big puppy who from the time he opened his eyes would sit and STARE at things -- very bright, very thoughtful, very active. Very smart boy! We were delighted that he went home with the Koguts of New York, who were the co-breeders with Adirondac Kennels of our foundation dam Hilfy all those years ago. His name "Legacy" acknowledges the connection back to Joan's old girl Marcy, Hilfy's dam; Meadowbrae is the Kogut's current kennel name. Jake loves life on the Kogut's upstate farm with his great-aunt Brandi, his cousin Bonnie, and his little brother Fern Hill Meadowbrae Full Circle ("Jesse"). Jake loves training and is an amazingly quick and enthusiastic learner. He made his competition debut at the 2015 Golden Retriever National Specialty in Ohio, JAMMing in the Puppy Stakes field event at a few months of age. In 2016, he earned his Junior Hunter title in four straight tests at 15 months old, and passed three Senior Hunter tests before turning 18 months old. He finished his Senior title in 2017 as a two year old (in addition to his CD, Trick Dog Novice and WC) and his Trick Dog Intermediate and Master titles in 2018 at age 3. He passed the first 14 AKC tests he entered, with both Ken and Joan handling, and passed 5 out of 6 Master tests, only time not passing when he couldn't retrieve a sunken duck. During 2019, he earned his Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) title from the GRCA; his Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title in a 24 hour period, with placements in each of three legs; his Versatility title (VC); his Trick Dog Advanced title (TKA); and qualified for the aster Amateur. He is still competing successfully in Master tests, and will be coming out for Utility obedience next spring. What a guy!

News About Jake:


Jake by the Garden, July 15, 2019
Jake training
Jake training, July 13, 2019
Jake with duck


Jake, Ken, and Master Hunter ribbon Jake & Ken & Master Hunter ribbon
Jake with two of his 5 Master Hunter ribbons. He also earned his Trick Dog Intermediate title this year.
Below, Jake at home with his full brother Jesse, born in 2018. Jake is under the table.

Jake (under the table) with full brother Jesse at home, summer 2018


Jake, 2nd Place in Big Air Dock Diving Championship Jake & Ken in SH Test
Jake entered a dock diving competition in 2017 and won 2nd place in the Big Air competition. He also finished his SH title and earned a CD and a WC this year.
Jake, summer 2017

Jake at home with friend Jake and friend
At home, Jake particularly enjoys down time with his cat friends


Jake, summer 2016
Ken & Jake after JH title run Jake, JH Hunt Test, July 2016
Date: Jake went to two double Junior Hunter tests on two weekend in July 2016, and passed them all to earn his JH title. Congratulations, Ken, Joan, and Jake!
Jake JH at home

Summer 2015

Rose, Bonnie, Joan and Jake Rose, Bonnie, Joan and Jake
Date: 08/22/15. Jim and I spent a weekend in New York with the Koguts, other friends, and lots of dogs! Here is Joan with cousins Rose, Bonnie, and Jake, and a portrait of Jake by the flowers (they are delicious).

Jake in the water Jake in flight
Date: 07/04/15. Jake learns to swim and leap off docks....

Jake and cat puppy
Date: 06/15/15. Jake at his new home in NY -- meeting the cat, looking cute...

Baby Pictures

Left to right: Grandmother Penny, mother Panda, Joan and Jake, Great Grandmother Hilfy

puppy 7 week old puppy
Joan and Jake, 7 weeks, 6/3/15
6 week old puppy
Jake at 6 weeks, 5/28/15
Jake at 5 weeks, 5/21/15
Jake at 4 weeks, 5/14/15
Jake at 3 weeks, 5/7/15
Jake at 2 weeks, 4/30/09
Jake at 1 week, 4/23/15
2 days old, 4/18/15
Mom and puppies
Panda and 2-day old pups, 4/18/15

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