Return to Fern Hill Golden Retrievers Litter #4



Litter born June 5, 2008

Sire: Trifectas Repeat Performance *** MH,UD,CCA,VCX,WCX,OS,CGC,Can CD

Dam: Adirondac Hilfy of Fern Hill CDX OD CCA TDI CGC ASCA-CD SR017085/01
(SR Highland Hoya MH, WCX, OS #SN404168/12 x Adirondac My-Tee Marcy MH,CDX,WCX,Can WC,OD,CCA,TDI,CGC #SN480493/01)
Hilfy, heavily pregnant
Pregnant Hilfy, June 3, 2008
Trifectas Repeat Performance
Trifectas Repeat Performance ("Ditto")


Hilfy had nine healthy puppies on June 5, 2008 - six boys and three girls. This brings her lifetime puppy count up to 26. As this is her last litter, she has gone out with a bang! For more of her puppies, see also our litter of 8 whelped May 2005; the litter of 5 boys born in August 2006; and the litter of 4 whelped March 2007.

Click on a puppy name below (listed in birth order) to go to pictures of that puppy and links to each puppy's own page. The "Puppies" link will take you to pictures of puppies in groups.




 

Justice of Fern Hill ("Justice"), aka Sky Blue Boy

Born first, this guy was the heaviest puppy in the litter, and one of the darkest red. A self-confident and "heroic" puppy, he was the first to be comfortable away from the puppy pile. He is a somewhat serious puppy and takes his responsibilities as the oldest to heart! He's strong, sturdy, athletic, and fearless -- he earned his puppy nickname "Hero" because of his habit of striking hilariously noble poses. He has gone to Chicago, where he will eventually be a police/drug sniffing/public relations dog for the Brookfield Zoo police department. At home, he will live with Sgt. Barb Clish and her other dogs, including K-9 Millie, "The Sniffster," who is the current drug-sniffing dog at the zoo.

For more pictures and updates from his family, see Justice's page.

Hero with new owner Barb Clish Hero
Justice leaving Fern Hill with new owner Barb Clish and fellow zoo policeman Ron, 7/30/08.

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7 week old portrait, 7/24/08
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7/10/08
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6/17/08
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Sky Blue, one week portrait, 6/12/08



 

Fernhill Smoky Mt. Surprise ("Paxton"), aka Indigo Boy

This little guy was born second, and is the second heaviest and the biggest boned puppy in the litter. He also has the thickest coat, which is showing some early signs of waviness which may or may not last. He's a very noisy puppy and is always one of the first to come running. He was second to climb out of the laundry basket, and he's quite athletic and birdy. This boy has loads of talent and looks too! He has moved to Nashville to join his new owner Wendy Fly, who will work with him in obedience, agility, and maybe even give him a whirl in conformation puppy classes although that's not a hugely successful arena for field line dogs.

See Paxton's Page. for news updates, growing-up pictures, and more puppy pictures.

Paxton with new owner
Paxton with his new owner Wendy Fly, 7/28/08.

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Seven week portrait, 7/24/08
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7/1/08
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6/24/08
1 week old puppy
6/12/08



 

Fern Hill Living the Life of Ryley ("Ryley"), aka Kelly Green Boy

Kelly Green puppy was the smallest boy at birth, but caught up soon, and at 7 weeks was right in the middle of the pack. He was the first to open his eyes at 10 days old, and also one of the first to master the art of walking like a drunken sailor rather than wheelbarrowing around the whelping box. He's sweet, athletic, and loves people. He has gone to live in east Knoxville with the Bruntons, their three sons and two other Goldens, Rusty and River. Nancy intends to train him for obedience and agility, both fields in which he is showing a lot of early talent.

See Ryley's Page for news updates, growing-up pictures, and more puppy pictures.


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New owners Jim and Nancy Brunton with Ryley at Fern Hill, 7/25/08
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7-week portrait, 7/24/08
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7/10/08
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7/2/08 (Photo credit: McKenzie Pearce, FTW Photography)
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Kelly and the Rabbit 6/24/08



 

Fern Hill's Tennessee Jed, aka Red Boy

Jed is one of the darkest puppies and is as cute as can be. Born 4th, he is brave, loves to splash in the wading pool, and is ferocious with toys and his siblings. A very athletic and active puppy, his ambition is to chase ducks when he grows up. He has gone home with Lloyd and Leigha Montgomery of Knoxville, who are excited about helping him achieve that dream!

See Jed's Page for news, at-home pictures, and more baby shots.


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Jed with new owner Leigha Montgomery, 7/26/08.
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7-week portrait, 7/24/08
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Red's Portrait, 6/24/08
12-day old puppy
6/17/08 -- Yum!
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6/12/08



 

Payton, aka Pink Girl

The first girl born, Payton is the smallest puppy in the litter. She says she may look dainty, and have meltingly beautiful eyes, but she is feisty and doesn't let the bigger kids give her any guff. She's also very fierce with the stuffed toys...and the duck wings...and she loves to swim. She has gone to her new home in Oklahoma City, where she joins her older half-sister Lis from Hilfy's first litter. She will be the special companion for the Walker's son Grayson, who was working and not able to make the trip to pick her up.

See Payton's Page for news, at-home pictures, and more baby photos.


Payton with Jill and Mackenzie Walker
Payton with new owners Jill and Mackenzie Walker, 7/27/08. Other dogs in picture, left to right:
the Walkers' Lis (our Penny's littermate), Penny, and mama Hilfy.
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7-week portrait, 7/24/08
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Pink Looks Prim, 7/10/08
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7/3/08 (Photo credit: McKenzie Pearce, FTW Photography)
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6/17/08



 

Callie, aka Sunshine Yellow Girl

Callie was the biggest of the three girls, and the third biggest puppy overall. She was the first to initiate play behavior with another puppy on day 11, and the first on day 20 to climb out of the laundry basket into my lap. She is a medium red color. She will be staying here with us, hopefully to carry on as a breeder after Penny retires in a couple of years. In the meantime, she's going to obedience and duck dog school!

See Callie's Page for news and more pictures.
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Sunshine's 7-week portrait, relaxing at home with her prey, 7/24/08
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Sunshine at 6 weeks old, 7/18/08
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7/10/08
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7/3/08 (Photo credit: McKenzie Pearce, FTW Photography)
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6/17/08



 

Jake, aka Black Boy

Ironically, 'Black' Boy had the most white on him. As a young puppy, his spot was broadest and tapered down almost to his nose. It is fading now as his puppy coat is changing, but it will be interesting to see how much, if any, remains when he is an adult. He also has a few white toes on his left front foot. He is very sweet and cuddly, highly cooperative, a little more laid back than many of the others, and thinks that people are the most interesting things in the world -- even better than Mommy. He has gone home to New Jersey to live with Nina Aversano-Boudria and her family on a farm with horses and other dogs, and will eventually become a therapy dog working with teenagers. He may try some obedience first, and shows a lot of natural talent in that area.

See Jake's Page for news, at-home pictures, and more baby shots.


Jake with new owner
Jake with new owner Nina Aversano-Boudria, 7/31/08.
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7-week portrait of sleepy Jake, 7/24/08
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7/10/08
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Zonked! 6/24/08
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Sleepy puppy! 6/17/08



 

Fern Hill Huntley Barksdale, aka Lime Green Boy

Huntley was born next to the last, and was so slow in coming out that I panicked and rushed Hilfy and her brood to the vet's where she got a pitocin shot. He came out about 10 minutes later. He is the lightest red puppy in the litter, with a very smooth and sleek coat and a gorgeous head -- he's my daughter's and husband's favorite boy. He is demented about duck wings, and wants to go chase ducks for a living. Luckily for him, his new owners, Keene and Elizabeth Broadnax of Atlanta, think that's a great idea too. He joins the Broadnax's other Golden Preston, who is one year and one day older than Huntley.

See Huntley's Page for news, at-home pictures, and more baby shots.


Huntley with new owners
Huntley with new owners Keene and Elizabeth Broadnax, 7/26/08.
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7-week portrait, 7/24/08
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7/10/08
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7/3/08 (Photo credit: McKenzie Pearce, FTW Photography)
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06/17/08



 

Fern Hill's Pocket Change ("Halleigh," aka White Girl)

Born last, Halleigh came out just ten minutes after her brother Huntley (Lime Green). She is the darkest of the three girls and the middle one in size. She has a particularly beautiful head and like all of them, is very cuddly and sweet -- but she also has a definite feisty streak and is a high-energy puppy. She is very birdy and wants to be a duck dog too. She will get her chance with new owner Sue Jensen of Maine, who is currently running a Sprint daughter in hunt tests. This makes her a great aunt to Halleigh, as Hilfy's mother is also a Sprint daughter.

See Halleigh's Page for news, at-home pictures, and more baby shots.


Halleigh with new owner
Halleigh with new owner Sue Jensen, 8/5/08.

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7-week portrait 7/24/08
girl puppy
7/10/08
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7/1/08
week old puppy
6/12/08



 

Puppy Videos

 
Fun with Milk 6/26/08, 3 weeks old


Puppies 6/18/08, 13 days old

 
 
Puppies 6/12/08, 1 week old




 

Puppies

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Fight at the OK Corral, 7/24/08
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Me! Take ME! ME ME ME!!! 7/21/08
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Pink and Lime with McKenzie, 7/13/08
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Reconfigured puppy play room, 7/6/08
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Reconfigured puppy play room, 7/6/08
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Nursing (ouch) 7/6/08
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Outdoor pen 7/6/08
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Black and White at the office, 7/2/08
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Puppies at the office, 7/2/08
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11 Redheads, 7/1/08
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McKenzie holds Lime and Indigo, 7/1/08
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Jim with Puppies, 7/1/08
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Bedlam in the Box 6/24/08
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06/24/08
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Family 6/17/08 -- 12 days old
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In the basket while the box is being cleaned, 6/17/08
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Pink and Yellow girl puppies
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Green Boys, 6/12/08
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The Boys, 6/12/08
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Penny joins Hilfy in the Whelping box, 6/10/08
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Family at 4 days, 6/9/08
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Day old boy puppies, 6/6/08
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Day old girl puppies, 6/6/08
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First picture of the new family, 6/5/08



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