Tucker


Labrador Retriever
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Home:Butler, PA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Tucker, buddy

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Birthday:
February 7th 2005

Likes:
Chasing / retrieving balls, swimming, butt scratches, being vacuumed (follows hub when he vacuums; hub vacuums him with the hose), playing with his 'cousin' (white boxer) Molly, playing hide 'n seek, playing 'find it', riding in the car

Pet-Peeves:
Being away from us!

Favorite Toy:
Any of his assorted balls

Favorite Food:
Marrow bones!

Favorite Walk:
In the wide open fields near us

Best Tricks:
He helps carry groceries into the house (now if I can just teach him to work the washer!), and will keep a treat on his paw 'til we say 'OK'

Arrival Story:
We researched breeders, and found one through the Greater Pittsburgh Labrador Retriever Club. (We found the website of the breeder who owned the stud, and saw his picture and read about him, along with an announcement of a litter, with the breeder who owned the female and had the puppies, phone number). When we called, there was one puppy still available...Tucker. He had been the first chosen out of the litter, but the people had to back out of the purchase. They'd just phoned the breeder before we did. We went to look at him right away. His grandmother is owned by the breeder too, so we spent time with the mother and g.mother, seeing their conformation and temperament, then played with all the puppies. We knew we'd found a great dog! The breeder thinks it was fate that we found him....he's our best buddy. "The Other End Of The Leash" by Patricia McConnell was the most helpful book I read in helping to train, communicate with, understand, and just 'read' Tucker. I swear, any day now, he's gonna start talking to me!

Bio:
There are 2 basic types of labradors...those from field/working lines, usually a bit taller and leaner, many times used more for hunting; and those from show/bench lines, usually a bit shorter and blockier, seen more in the show ring. There can be variations within these two types. Tucker's (KingsCourt Tucker Tenacious) a bench/show/English moderate type lab, very calm, intelligent, and easily trained (and trains us easily too!) He's everything we wanted in our dog! He was neutered at 9 mos (please spay or neuter your pet); our vet asked permission to take photos of him...he's the model for the clinic's brochure on surgical procedures (we didn't tell him, so he wouldn't get a swelled head...but we told the whole family....copies with his pawtograph were available for $$ ;-)

Forums Motto:
A tail that can clear a table

MY MONTAGE (CLICK FOR PICTURES & MUSIC):
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Gentle Tucker


I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 20th 2006 More than 8 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
284460


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Tipper

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Tucker's Story.......so far


You Wonderful Boy

March 8th 2011 8:26 pm
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Tucker is now 6 years old, and still such a great dog. He listens so well, and any day now, I honestly think he's going to start talking to me. He lets me know what he wants by his looks and actions, and he understands what I'm saying or talking about to him.

He's just such a good boy....

 

New Sister!

February 10th 2008 6:57 pm
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Tucker got a big surprise a couple of weeks ago....a little sister. We'd decided to add another lab, and found a local labrador breeder who had some pups available. We picked one that's five months old, brought her home, and named her Tipper. She's a little gem, a great puppy!

Tucker didn't quite know what to make of all this, but he's been just great. They share toys, play well together, and she's learning fast from him...he's such a good boy.

 

Tucker is 2 years old today!

February 7th 2007 4:17 pm
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HaPpY BiRtHdAy Tooo Youuuu.........

Today, Feb. 7, 2007, is Tucker's birthday...he turned 2. Where has the time gone? He continues to be a wonderful dog, everything we'd hoped for when we decided to look for a breeder, and get a puppy.

He now has a regular buddy to play with --- Sadie, a Golden Retriever that lives next door. Sadie plays the way Tucker, and most labs, do...bitey face. They run, chase each other, and play bitey face...and neck and legs... throughout the day when Sadie comes to visit.

It's been an exciting couple of months around here. I entered Tucker in the Dog Show USA online contest, for fun. He was chosen as a finalist in the sporting group. The public then voted for the winners in different categories of entries. Tucker was running neck and neck with a lovely Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Spaniel won, which we were happy about....he had a wonderful story, and deserved to win. I wasn't sorry that Tucker didn't win; I'd have had to fly with him to Chicago, and I'd have been a nervous wreck, worrying about him being in a plane. But it was still a thrill to have him chosen as a finalist! He got a nice big juicy bone as his prize from us; the best prize he could've wanted!

Also, the magazine Labrador Retrievers (a specialty magazine) requested pictures of labs to be submitted for the magazine. Again, for the fun of it, I sent some pictures of Tucker. I received an email, saying he's a finalist, and a picture of him will be in the March, 2007 issue of the magazine. We'll receive a complimentary copy. We're really tickled about that!

Today I sang "Happy Birthday" to him twice....while his tail wagged like crazy and he squeezed between my legs for butt scratches. We played ball outside for awhile (in the freezing cold!), and he and his buddy Sadie played for a long time. A great way to spend a special day!

 
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