Cresthill Zeke's Maggie JH


Maggie, our black female, was bred to  Paradise Kennels Int'l CH MERGANSER'S YELLOW JERSEY, JH, WC, SH(“Floyd”) in early May 2013, and gave birth to a beautiful litter of five healthy puppies on July 4.  As with all our litters, this one was spoken for before conception.  We welcomed five new families into the Blue Ridge Labrador fold.

Maggie hails from Cresthill Kennels in Caroline Co., VA. Born in 2006, she is an incredibly friendly dog, who despite seemingly limitless energy and retrieving desire when “working” playing displays the serenity and calmness of a much older dog when inside. She is very loyal and has never needed a leash when walking.  You will see an adult photo of her on our welcome page.

Maggie's sire, Zeke of Silver Creek MH QAA, was named to the 2003 Derby list (12pts).  He is Qualified All Age with a win, two seconds, two thirds, and two fourth place finishes in very limited trialing.  Zeke has a truly magnificent pedigree and is the only known MH, QAA yellow male to have both parents and ALL four grandparents titled Field Champions and/or Amateur Field Champions.  Maggie's dam, Beaver Creek's Widgeon, is a streamlined, 65 lb black female. Her sire, FC AFC Dare To Dream, [out of FC AFC Wilderness Harley To Go] is one of the top field trial dogs in the Western U.S. Widgeon is a wonderful family dog and a beauty to see in person.

Maggie obtained her JH (Junior Hunter) AKC award by qualifying in the minimum number of trials.  Maggie, like all our dogs, is a family pet, and so we will not go further in her competition, though she is fully capable of doing so.  Her trainer, Amy Dahl of Oak Hill Kennels in Vass, North Carolina, had this to say about Maggie:

"I'm really pleased with Maggie.  She is kind of tough and stubborn, but totally without resentment and perfectly happy to do things my way after I insist.... Whether it was the marking drills, or the shotguns and ducks, however, Maggie is plenty accurate, very stylish, and gives me neat deliveries, sitting at heel, with no goofing off with the birds."

We add that Maggie is the friendliest Lab we have ever owned.

This will be Maggie’s last litter.  Photos above and the video below are of pups from her first two litters.   See our Testimonials page for reviews! 

Maggie’s litter with Floyd will produce males likely maturing around 90 lbs and females around 62 lbs. Floyd has dual show and field trial titles, and with Maggie’s friendliness  and field champion pedigree this should produce an ideal combination of retrieving ability, classic Labrador beauty, and Lab enthusiasm.  The price for these puppies is $1250.  This price includes our health guarantee, deworming and shots until 7 weeks, and microchipping.

Link: Maggie’s pedigree