They say lightning doesn't strike twice. However, following in Brecons's amazing footsteps, Levi struck gold in both the breed ring and in the field.
A classically styled Golden Retriever, Levi easily earned his breed championship and retired from the Breed Ring at a very early age. Judges appreciated is exceptionally strong topline, flowing side movement and proper proportions needed in a working retriever but rarely seen in today's Breed Ring.
In 2009, just weeks after 5 day pheasant hunt in South Dakota Levi earned a Judges Award of Merit at the Golden Retriever National Specialty from the Hunting Dog Class under well known and respected breeder judge Jeffery Pepper. He repeated again in 2011 with another JAM out of Hunting Dog Class at the GRCA National Specialty. Levi was the first bench Champion Master Hunter to achieve this distinction.
Purchased primarily as our late season hunting dog, Levi proved to be a superior marker and great trailing dog. Always a team player he easily earned his obedience titles with mostly first and second placements including a High In Trial win at the International Dog Show in Chicago.
A dog of exceptional temperament, Levi was the most popular among all members of the Augusta pack (dog, human and feline). He frequently accompanied Kathryn on her dog training appointments, has appeared numerous times on Kare -11 TV and played babysitter and chaperone to new puppies who come to Montgomery.
Levi remained a gentleman his entire life, steadfast, loyal and strong. We were unaware of how ill he was until hours before his passing. Strong and silent he never let us know until the end actually arrived.
I was blessed to have two great dogs at the same time in my life. Like Brecon before him, Levi changed my life forever and the emptiness in his passing is a profound as his strength and steadiness. He was my rock.
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