Labrador Retriever
Picture of Hardy, a male Labrador Retriever

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Home:Cleveland, OH  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Hardly, Dudley, Pud, Puddly

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-service dog

Gotcha Date:
June 5th 2010

April 10th 2010

playing with Laurel

having his ears or teeth cleaned

Favorite Toy:
Laurel's ears for chewing, any soft or food toys

Favorite Food:
being a Lab, Hardy likes pretty much any food; he likes cheese & lamb as treats

Favorite Walk:
Sue and John's farm

Best Tricks:
Hardy alerts to muscle spasms & rheumatoid arthritis my the chest wall

Arrival Story:
My 5 year old yellow Lab, Laurel, is my service dog. Although she is still young, because Laurel does multiple alerts for me as well as typical mobility tasks, my service dog trainer and I decided it was time to look for a puppy to become her partner and eventual successor. I found a few breeders and my trainer came down to Cleveland to temperament test the first litter - 6 1/2 week old all- yellows. She didn't find the right puppy in that litter and there was an 8 week old all-chocolate litter of 7. Because the breeder hadn't chosen her puppy yet, they were all still available. Hardy was the 5th chocolate tested (11th puppy overall) and it became very apparent that he was the right puppy. The breeder was very generous in letting us have him without checking to see whether she wanted to keep him. Although we hadn't planned to, we took him home the same day and although he wasn't the right color, he was the right puppy for me!

When Hardy was about 10 weeks old, we went up to Guelph, Ontario with Laurel to stay and train with my service dog trainer and her husband, who teaches puppy classes. We had a wonderful summer - swimming, training, playing and having fun! Since we came back home last September, we've been working on basic obedience, public access skills and agility foundations.

Registered Name:
Ridge View's Hard Day's Night

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 8th 2010 More than 6 years!

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