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Rex the chocolate Labrador is named after the search dog Rex who was awarded a PDSA Dickin medal for service during the Second World War.
Rex is growing into a relatively calm puppy. His socialisers currently work from home and are gently introducing absences to prepare him for the time when work returns to normal. He is building up his ability to cope on his own.
Rex passed his Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Test. Developing his obedience skills continues, and he will hopefully complete his Bronze Award in the next couple of months. Loose lead walking, greeting manners and recall skills are his training priorities.
Brian the golden Labrador is named after Alsatian Brian, a patrol dog attached to a Parachute Battalion of the 13th Battalion Airbourne Division. He landed in Normandy with them, and having done the requisite number of jumps, became a fully-qualified Paratrooper.
BRAVEHOUND Brian, is almost 6 months old, and arrived with his Puppy Socialiser in March. He has settled well into family life and routine. He is a cheerful, cheeky, confident dog who loves to bask in the sun, chase birds and steal socks from the washing machine!
In May, Brian passed is Kennel Club Foundation Award and is now working towards passing his Bronze Award which has some more challenging elements to master. He is a quick learner and enjoys training
Gander is the nephew of two BRAVEHOUND dogs, sprockers Antis and Sir Jeff.
We have high hopes for this little pup, still with his mum and litter and he has enourmous paws to step into.
BRAVEHOUND pup Gander is named after Newfoundland Gander DM
Awarded a PDSA Dickin Medal on 27 October 2000, the citation read: “For saving the lives of Canadian infantrymen in December 1941.
On three documented occasions, Gander engaged the enemy as his regiment joined The Winnipeg Grenadiers, members of Battalion Headquarters “C” Force and other Commonwealth troops in their courageous defence of the island. Twice Gander’s attacks halted the enemy’s advance and protected groups of wounded soldiers. In a final act of bravery, the war dog was killed in action gathering a grenade. Without Gander’s intervention, many more lives would have been lost in the assault.”
Mr Chips the golden Labrador is named after US Army dog Chips, who was awarded a PDSA Dickin Medal for his bravery during the Second World War.
Mr Chips has settled into his home life well. He is a very confident, happy boy who loves to be around his family. He has been learning some housekeeping rules and has picked them up very quickly – he waits patiently for his dinner and waits at the doorway for permission to proceed.
Mr Chips passed his Kennel Club Foundation and Bronze Awards, and his current training is focused on passing his Silver Award in the coming months.
His interest in everything going on around him and his love of sniffing means he sometimes loses focus on his Socialiser, but he is learning the importance of checking in and keeping in tune whilst out and about.He is learning to ‘settle’ under the seat when in cafes and restaurants which is a key skill for his future Public Access Assessment.