I’ve been forgetting to report what I learned recently about Beverly’s heritage. We were told in her initial forms that she’s a labrador-golden cross. But in recent years, we’ve gotten interested in the percentages of each of those breeds in our puppies. Kyndall, for example, was 50% of each. Only Tucker (our first CCI dog) and Yuli (our 2nd) have been purebreds (labrador retriever).
So I emailed the woman who is the breeder-caretaker of Beverly’s mother, Phyllis. Jan Thornburg is also currently raising Beverly’s sister, Bean. Jan responded, “I think these little ones are 1/16th GR and 15/16ths Lab.”
Not that this matters. But it sort of explains why Beverly looks like she could be Tucker’s daughter, a resemblance that seems to get stronger with each day. They get along well, and, as true labs do, both love to eat.
I would say that Beverly has also been taking lessons from Tuck in the art of relaxing. But that’s not really true. She’s been a natural at that herself, right from the start.