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Fern Hill Missy J Bonner MH WC SR963786/05 ("Missy J")
Sire: AFC The Sunday Swimmer OS FDHF SR480559/03 ("Wyatt")
Dam: Fern Hill Pandemonium MH WCX OD SR679046/01
Born December 5, 2016

Missy J, late summer 2020

Missy J's name carries a story -- the J stands for Jackie Cochran, a WWII female pilot responsible for forming the WASP. She accomplished much in her life as a pilot, including numerous racing records and first for women in aviation, and retired as a Colonel from the Air Force in 1970. As you might guess from this, Missy J's owners are pilots! The Bonners live in Texas, travel extensively with their dogs, both hunt, and their Goldens are a big part of their life. Hunt Testing is their new hobby, and Missy finisheed her Master Hunter in early 2021. There are four puppies from this litter who have now earned that title, with another one who is a Senior Hunter and now showing in Utility obedience.

Missy J has joined the Fern Hill lineup of breeding females. She had her first litter in summer 2021 and will be bred back the same way when she cycles next -- sometime in summer 2022. We will be handling the marketing and selections for this litter, and the puppies will be sold as Fern Hill Goldens. They will be whelped and raised by Best Retrievers in Texas, who do a wonderful job with their early puppy raising program. If you might be interested in one of these puppies, please email me and ask to be put on the notification list.

(Missy J's clearances can be verified on the OFA website here.)

    CHIC #144657
    Hips: GOOD (GR-124578G25F-VPI)
    Elbows: NORMAL (GR-EL44190F25-VPI)
    Heart: NORMAL (GR-ACA4026/28F-VPI)
    Eyes: NORMAL (GR-EYE17453/28F-VPI)
    PRA-prcd (Progressive Retinal Atrophy): CLEAR (Embark)
    PRA-1 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy, type 1): CLEAR (Embark)
    PRA-2 (Progressive Retinal Atrophy, type 2): CLEAR (Embark)
    Icthyosis: CARRIER (Embark)
    DM (Degenerative Myelopathy): CLEAR (Embark)
    NCL (Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis): CLEAR (Embark)

Missy J's Pedigree

Fern Hill Missy J Bonner MH WC (Missy J) #SR963786/05
(12/06/16 - )
AFC The Sunday Swimmer OS FDHF OS FDHF SR480559/03 ("Wyatt")
(2/12/2008 - 12/12/2019)

Fern Hill Pandemonium MH WCX OD (Panda) #SR679046/01
(05/28/11 - )
AFC The Sunday Swimmer OS FDHF OS FDHF
Panda with her WCX Rosette

Missy J's Litters

Litter 11:Missy whelped her first litter of 5 puppies on Bastille Day, July 14, 2021 -- the sire is Max Q Saint Louie RN MH CCA *** VCX. The litter page, with a link to a Google photo album for this litter, is here. Missy was a wonderful mother! All puppies are now at their new homes.

Missy J with her puppies, July 2021
Missy J with her newborn puppies, July 14, 2021

News About Missy J:

Missy J earned 4 Master passes during the summer and fall of 2019. After an extended break caused by the pandemic, she came back out and finished her Master Hunter title in early 2021. Quite an achievement!

Missy J and family
Missy J with one of her Master ribbons

After getting her home, and seeing how much she enjoyed retrieving, the Bonners decided to try out the hunt test game. They have been working with a trainer, who took Missy through the basics and is working twice-weekly with Skip on his handling skills. What a pair! They have now earned their Senior Hunter title as of March 31, 2019, and are going to start Master Hunter this summer! Congratulations to all, we are so proud of you!
Missy J earning her SH title, March 31, 2019
Missy J at the line
MissyJ with her SH title ribbons, 3/31/19
Date: March 31, 2019. Missy J earns her Senior Hunter title, with owner Skip Bonner handling!
MissyJ with her SH & WC ribbons, 4/18/19
Date: March 18, 2018. Missy J passes her first Senior Hunter test

Missy J earns her WC title
Date: March 18, 2018. Missy J earns her Working Certificate (WC) title.

Missy J brings home another SH ribbon, 10/14/18
Date: October 14, 2018. Missy J earns another SH ribbon missyj101418 Missy J at home, 12/10/18
Date: December 18, 2018. Missy J at home

MissyJ with scar on forehead
Date: May 22, 2018. Missy J is recovering from a copperhead bite on her head earlier in the spring. Scary stuff!
MissyJ fully recovered
Date: Fall, 2018. Missy J is fully recovered from her snake bite

Baby Pictures

Skip and Sarah Bonner with their new Fern Hill puppy Missy J.

Missy J at 7 weeks old alt=
Missy J at 7 weeks, 1/24/17
Missy J at 7 weeks, 1/24/17
6 week old puppy
Missy J at 6 weeks, 1/17/17
puppy, 5 weeks
Missy J at 5 weeks, 1/10/17
Missy J at 4 weeks, 1/3/17
puppy at 3 weeks
Missy at 3 weeks, 12/27/17
Missy at 2 weeks, 12/20/16/30/09
Missy at 1 week, 12/13/17
1 day old, 12/7/16
Mom and puppies
Panda and newborn pups, 12/06/17

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