Name: Beth Coleman
Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
I have loved labs most of my life. I grew up however with an Irish Setter who was my protector, best friend, baby sitter at times and just a fun loving great dog. She made me understand and value the relationship between a girl and her dog. Now, I have four labs and they are my children. I did not realize how much my life would change until I bought Lucy, even though she wasn't my first lab. She opened my eyes to the world of retrieving and it is with her that my new passion began, AKC hunt tests. I love seeing my dogs work and excel at their natural abilities. I enjoy helping bring new puppies into the world and nurturing them for eight weeks or more before they go to their forever homes; it is hard work, but it is some of the most rewarding work as well.
I am a teacher by trade, that is what I do for my job and I really do love what I do. However, my actual kids happen to be furry, smart, loving, energetic, and soulful. Happiness is doing what you love to do. This is Me and this is what I love!
Hobbies: Hunt Tests, Swimming, Golf, Reading, Hiking, Duck Hunting
Jackie is now a certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International! She has a very calm and unique disposition, unless around birds, then it is game on!
My boy Moses is now a Master Hunter! So incredibly proud of my boy and the trust he has in me! He is a rock star! And now available for stud! He has all of his health clearances and is a remarkably handsome boy! Check out his page!
Shady Groves Sweet Magnolia, MH WCX x Robin's Tanglewood Jackson, MH puppies are moving on to Master! Five of the eight puppies had their JH titles by 7 months, and now three have their Senior title at 2 years old! Two puppies are also certified therepy dogs, unbelievable! Wow! I'm so impressed with this litter!
Are you interested in finding out more about how hunt tests work or working your own lab? Find a club near you or look at the Blue Ride Retriever Club, Tidewater Retriever Club or the Rappahanock River Retriever Club website for great information and come to a club day!
Interested in tower release duck hunts? Retriever training? Pheasant, chukkar and quail hunts? Contact: Neil Selby at Shady Grove Kennel and Hunting Preserve located in Remington, Va, 10 miles north of Culpepper.