Riley is a lovely black boy possessing the traits of a well-bred "English" style Labrador Retriever. He can relax in the house but is all go in the field. A beautiful head, nice structure and plenty of bone makes a great package he passes on to his offspring. He has a beautiful, dense coat with the desired undercoat of a water dog and the unique Labrador "otter tail" so often missing in the breed today.
Riley possesses exceptional skill at marking birds (the ability to remember where a bird fell ). He inherited it from his dam, Roxi, who inherited from her dam, Liza, and sire "Am/Can CH Big Ben of Fawnhaven SH RN CGC" He is soft mouthed, has great prey drive but hunts with his owner not in spite of him.
Riley comes from a long line of Labradors Retrievers specifically bred to be sound, healthy companion dogs and gentleman hunters.
Riley intently watching a mallard duck
Casual shot of Riley
Marchi's Abundant Joy JH
(Sleeping Giant's Life of Riley JH (Riley) x Marchi's Sweet Temptation (Tess))
DOB: September 2, 2014
Hips:PennHip Left DI 0.32 Right DI 0.38
Eyes: Normal 9/2022
Weight: 65 lbs
Coat Color: BBEE (Black only)
Joy is all of what her father Riley is but in a small package.
She has a great temperament and a delightful personality.
Everyone is her best friend!
Sleeping Giant's Sheza Show Stopper JH CGC
(Am/Can CH Timberline Big Ben at Fawnhaven SH RN X
Sharay's Montana Mountain Rose)
Roxi is the mother of Riley, grandmother of Joy. She is the Labrador of my dreams.
A true companion in the field and out!
I am bless to have Joy continue her line!
Marchi's Funny Girl at
Sleeping Giant JH CGC
Babs leaving the line at the Labrador Retriever Club hunt test Oct 2013
Montana Mountain Rose
(CH Sharay's Ezra CD JH x CH Sharay's Champagne on Ice)
DOB: March 23, 2004
"Sleeping Giant's Miss Sweet Adeline"
(CH Ghoststone's Louie Downtown x Shellridge Giants Sydney)
DOB: December 14, 2003
Babs was a beautiful chocolate Labrador who I wish could have continued in my breeding program. Unfortunately some health issues were revealed and I chose to not breed her again.
Roxi's mother and Tia and Riley's grandmother. A powerful little Labrador who served as a therapy dog for many years.