The purpose of the AKC Breeder of Merit Program is to identify and honor those breeders who consistently meet the high standards of the AKC and who actively promote the sport of purebred dogs.
A day at the beach with a gorgeous Hill Country Labrador!!!
We are thrilled to announce our girl Skeeter, Hill Country's Skedaddle, got a perfect rating on her OFA results. Skeeter is OFA HIPS EXCELLENT and ELBOWS NORMAL! Health and temperment is paramount in my breeding program so I am super excited when I see this kind of positive results!
I always love to get pictures of my pups with their new families!! The little girl shares her blankie and her bed with her furr baby!!!
Labs want to be part of the family!!!! PLUS, they make great babysitters!!!!
Wonderful playday with friends and puppies!!!!!
YES!! We have two new additions here at the ranch!!!! Hill Country's
Indian in the Cubbard, "CUB" and his sister, Hill Country's Range Boss,
"BOSSY". Can't wait to watch them grow up!
Looks like we have a new truck driver here at the ranch!!!
6 Week old Zac & Guffy baby!!!
I love getting pictures like this from my happy puppy buyers!!!! Labs are one of the family!
They want to be right there with you!!! This makes my heart sing!!!!
Another year of Christmas cards in the making with beautiful Guiness and his family!!!!
YAH!!! I'd say it was a great day in the Hill Country!!
SKEETER TURNS 6 MONTHS OLD!!!!!!
Skeeter practicing for the show ring!!
Cotton the card shark !!!!! Even labs love games!!!
BIG NEWS!!! Guthrie, Dance All Night Bellamare goes WINNER'S BITCH both days at the
San Antonio Kennel Club and on Sunday goes BEST OF BREED
beating out a nice Champion. Guthrie showed like the true rockstar she is!!!
Guthrie going Best of Breed!!!!!!!!!!
SKEETER, Hill Country's Skedaddle, won BEST OF BREED AND WON the SPORTING GROUP
at her first Greater Kerrville KC in the 4-6 month puppy class!!! So proud of this youngster!!!
Love the beautiful head and expression on Skeeter!!!!!
4 1/2 months old
SKEETER at 14 weeks
Guthrie has a new perch inside the wagon to watch the action from!!!
WHAT A STUNNING HEADPIECE ON THIS GIRL!!!
I am proud to announce Hill Country's Skedaddle, SKEETER at 8 weeks old.
I have high hopes for this beautiful youngster!
Hill Country's Amazing Grace at Willowbrook, Gracie, and
Nip N Tuck's All Aces, Gamble welcomed 8 beautiful babies!!
There are five girls and three boys!!!!!
The Houston World of Dog Shows at Reliant Center were fantastic for CH Cotton as she won 3 days toward her Grand Championship
over the weekend!! Cotton went Best of Opposite Sex two days and Select Bitch one day! We are all so thrilled for our young girl!
Ania and Cotton in Houston!
Brian Livingston showing CH Cotton who went SELECT BITCH all four days at the San Antonio shows.
In two shows she has received seven Grand Champion points!!! Houston is next week so we are lookng forward
to seeing her in action! Cotton will be two years old in a couple weeks!
The Dallas Cluster of shows were great for CH Cotton as she went Best of Opposite Sex both days she was there for her first Grand Champion points!!!
We have San Antonio this week and Houston next week!!!
We are thrilled to announce our newest cowgirl at the ranch! Vale, Byeu Hill Country's Behind the Vale comes to us from Mississippi,
Byeu Labradors. We can't wait to watch this girl grow up! Extra thanks to Michelle Rogers for sending us this beauty!! I can hardly wait
to get her in the ring!
The Rockstar says it is officially summer and boy is it HOT outside!! Stay cool everyone!
Well, it is OFFICIAL!! AKC just sent the Champion certificate for Miss Cotton!!!!
So very proud of this youngster!!!
LABRADORS ARE LIFELONG FRIENDS!!!!
Just went to the birthday party for Guiness, the son out of GCH Glenda & GCH Sid, as this litter turned one year
old on May 1st!!! WOW, how time flies!!!!
Here is the birthday boy proudly showing his birthday bandana!!
1 year old Guiness!!! He is stunning!!! Of course, he got his own birthday cake....lol
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW CHAMPION COTTON!!!!! CH Hill Country's Fabric of Our lives finishes her Championship in Shreveport under judge Arley Hussin!!
Cotton won Winner's Bitch & Best of Winner's Friday under Gerard Penta. Then Saturday went WB over ten bitches to finish her Championship.
Thank you team Brian Livingston for presenting Cotton so beautifully!!!
Cotton is well on her way!!! At the Navasota shows, she was Reserve Winner's Bitch both days under judges Paula Nykiel and Danille Brown!!!
Miss Cotton had another wonderful weekend at the San Antonio Kennel Club shows going WINNER'S BITCH under judge James Noe and Reserve WINNER'S BITCH
under judge Ken Murray!! Three singles needed to finish her Championship now!!!! Then, CH Barton Creeks Hill Country Reign went
SELECT BITCH both days!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cotton, Hill Country's Fabric of our Lives....goes Winner's Bitch today In La Porte under judge Sidney Marx!!!
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY FROM GUINESS!!! A 9 month old stunning boy from the Glenda & Sid litter!!!!!
After 9 years out in the elements, the old sign fell apart, so we are happy to have our new sign up!!!!
The bluebonnets and indian paintbrush add a pop of color as well!!!
Labs are so versatile....they even help with homework!!!!! Gotta love a labrador!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you Shelley for sharing this pic....I love love it!!!!!
DALLAS SHOWS WERE INCREDIBLE FOR COTTON!!!!!!!!!!! COTTON wins back to back MAJORS!! Friday at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club, Cotton goes WINNER'S Bitch
& Best of Opposite Sex
for her first MAJOR, then on Saturday she went BEST OF BREED & WINNER'S BITCH for her second MAJOR. We are so thrilled with our young SUPERSTAR!!!
BEST OF BREED & WINNER'S BITCH in Dallas 2016!!!
THRILLING WEEK AT THE CEN_TEX DOG SHOWS IN AUSTIN 2016!!! Cotton, Hill Country's Fabric of our Lives, 15 months old rocked the dog show world!!!! This was only her second show
and Cotton showed like the true rock star she is!!!! Results:
Thursday...CenTex Kennel Club......Winners Bitch........Friday...Heart of Texas Labrador Specialty won OPEN YELLOW Bitch.......Saturday.....Reserve WINNERS BITCH to a 4 POINT MAJOR
Sunday......WINNERS BITCH......... Pics from the weekend!!!!!
HOTLRC SPECIALTY.....Cotton 15 months
Cotton going WINNERS BITCH
5 Month old Hoss is not sure what to think of the cows!!
Cotton and Hoss having fun!!!
I LOVE when families send me pictures of the furry kids.....he is enjoying his message!!! Dogs love it too!!!
I got so tickled to see this big ham!!! Thank you for sharing the picture!!!
Thrilling weekend in San Antonio at the Alamo River Cluster of dog shows.....CH REIGN went SELECT BITCH Both Saturday and Sunday to earn her 4 points her first time out as a SPECIAL!!!
So proud of this beauty!!!
7 week old litter out of GCH Hollyridge Glenda the Good & GCH Paradocs Obsidian
Brothers sleeping!!! Too hot to be outside!!!
COTTON, Hill Country's Fabric of our Lives, won a SPORTING GROUP 1 and went RESERVE BEST IN MATCH at the GREATER
Kerrville Kennel Club's first AKC sanctioned B Match in Kerrville. Cotton is only 10 months old and is maturing beautifully!
One of the beautiful NEWLY & DUKE pups with his new mom!!!
First swim of the season !!!!!!!!!!!!
WOOHOO!!!! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!! CH REIGN, won her 3RD MAJOR in Ft. Worth under judge Greg Anderson to finish her CHAMPIONSHIP!
GREAT WEEKEND for the San Antonio Kennel Club here in Kerrville!!! Cotton did amazing at her first show and won her class both days! CH Letty went Best OP Saturday and SELECT BITCH Sunday for 4 points
towards her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP!! Very proud of all the girls!!!!
CH Reign posing in the field!!! Reign has matured into a rock star!!!!
Reign at 2 years of age!! We love this beautiful girl!!!!
POSH enjoying the good life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hill Country's Fabric of our Lives...
Cotton turns 6 months old and is learning to stand for the show ring!!! Her first show will be in 2 weeks in Kerrville!
VALENTINES DAY SURPRISE!!!!!! WINNER'S BITCH & SELECT BITCH at the Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers in Austin. Reign went WB for another point and CH Letty went SELCT Bitch for another point!!
Thank you to Judge Lewis Bayne!!!
REIGN JANE, went WINNER'S BITCH Today In Alexandria(4 point MAJOR)under Norman Kenney for her 2ND MAJOR toward her Championship!
Then new CH Letty took SELECT BITCH for a 4 point MAJOR towards her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP! We are on CLOUD 9!!! WOOHOOOO!!!
2016 continues to be fruitful for the Hill Country Lab gang!!! New Champion LETTY took her 2nd MAJOR towards her Grand Championship today in Alexandria under Houston Clark. Fantastic day!!!!!
WHAT A WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR!! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!! CH HILL COUNTRY'S HAND TOOLED LEATHER, LETTY,
finished her CHAMPIONSHIP in Glen Rose winning a huge 4 POINT MAJOR
under Beth Sweigart. Then her sister Paisley, went Reserve Winner's Bitch! I was so very proud and pleased with these youngsters! I can't wait to see what the
2016 year brings for these girls. 2016 has started out with a BANG!!!!!
NEW CHAMPION LETTY AND HER SISTER PAISLEY WHO WENT RESERVE WINNER'S BITCH!!
IT'S OFFICIAL>>>>NEW CHAMPION LETTY!!!!!
Many thanks to David Hunt for the wonderful photos!!!
Tivy and Kora having fun!!
Baby Tex's first Christmas!!!
Cotton and Tivy are always the life of the party!!!
We love when the furry family members are included in the Christmas cards!!!
Fantastic weekend at the Dallas Ft. Worth Labrador Specialty held at the beautiful Southfork Ranch! Reign won her Open Yellow Class BOTH days with strong competition and Letty was 2ND in Am Bred on Saturday and won her class on Sunday so I had both girls in the ring for Winner's Bitch! I was thrilled and so proud of both these girls!!
So we came home with ribbons and coffee mugs and I also won several labrador auctions items !!! So much fun!!
3 month old COTTON...this girl is a go getter!!!!
Our newest stars, Cotton & Tivy, frolicking in the front yard!!!!
Travis County Kennel Club on Sunday where Letty, Hill Country's Hand Tooled Leather went WINNER'S BITCH under judge Kurt Anderson for two more points! Let Let is now singled out and needs a major to finish her CHAMPIONSHIP! Reign Jane, won a good size OPEN YELLOW class as well under the same judge. WOOHOO!!
Heart of Texas Labrador Specialty was a great weekend despite the weather!!! Reign went 1ST IN OPEN YELLOW in a large class of beauties and Letty was 2ND in AM BRED out of another big class! Very proud how these girls are maturing!!!!!
Chisholm Trail Classic, Bell County Kennel Club in Belton, Letty, Hill Country's Hand Tooled Leather, goes Winner's Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex Saturday under judge Anne Katona!!! Letty also went Reserve Winner's Bitch to the MAJOR on Saturday under Dr. Micheal Woods!! Reign, went Reserve Winner's Bitch on Thursday under Sandra London! The Hill Country Girls were Rockin it this weekend!!! WOOHOOO!!!
Cotton is ready for Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Had some time off from the show circut to raise a litter this summer. I had my darling neice Avery come over to take some puppy pictures with my Rocco-Newly litter! GOSH, they were adorable!!!
WHAT A WEEKEND IN KENNER LOUISIANA!!!!! GCH Hollyridge Glenda the Good, goes Select Bitch one day for a 3 pt major , then goes BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX two days for two 3 pojnt MAJORS!!! GLENDA Finished her Grand Championship with 7 MAJORS!!! WOW!!! Now for some well deserved time off and possibly motherhood!
The Houston World of Dog Shows at Reliant Center was a huge hit this year!!! REIGN, won her first 3 point major under judge Peggy Beisel McIlwaine. Reign was Winner's Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex, and Best of Winner's!! We are all so thrilled!! Thank you to Erin M Webster for handling her so beautifully!!! Then Paisley (Letty's sister out of Newly -Wizard) , won Winner's Bitch on Friday and went Reserve Winner's Bitch two other days. Letty won her AM Bred class on Saturday and went in for Wb as well!!! What a great weekend!!!!!
The River City Cluster of Dog Shows in San Antonio 2015 was wonderful!!! CH Glenda went Best Opposite 2 days, then SELECT BITCH 2 days!! Letty Went Winner's Bitch on Sunday while Reign was Winner's Bitch on Friday and Reserve WB on Sunday!! So very proud of my girls who showed beautifully and we had many compliments from bystanders!
THE BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE A NEW GRAND CHAMPION here at Hill Country Labradors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GCH HOLLYRIDGE GLENDA the GOOD finishes her GRAND with 4 MAJORS!!!! We are so proud of this beautiful girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lake Charles CAJUN COWBOY CLUSTER OF DOG SHOWS!!!! The first day, LETTY wins her first 3 point MAJOR , Reign goes RWB, and CH Glenda goes SELECT bitch. Days 2, 3, & 4, GLENDA goes Select Bitch finishing her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! The last day, Reign goes WINNER'S BITCH & BEST OF WINNER'S. The Texas girls were cleaning up!!!! I am so proud of all my beautiful girls!! They showed beautifully and we had great fun with all the dog folks!!!! Can't wait till next year!!!!!
BILOXI, Pelican Cluster of Dog Shows, CH Glenda goes Best of Opposite Sex for a 4 point major. Reign goes Reserve Winner's Bitch to the major the first day. The second day, Newly goes Reserve Winner's Bitch to the 4 point major.
FANTASTIC AUSTIN KENNEL CLUB WEEKEND!!!! CH GLENDA goes Best of Breed and Letty is Winner's Bitch & Best of Winner's on Saturday!!! On Sunday,
CH Glenda is SELECT BITCH and Reign is Reserve Winner's Bitch. CH Glenda now has 13 points towards her GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!! WOOHOOOO!!!
LETTY WB & BOW San Antonio
INCREDIBLE Weekend at the San Antonio Cluster of Dog Shows!!! Letty went Winner's Bitch & Best of Winner's 2 days....then CH Glenda went Select Bitch 2 days and Best of Opposite Sex one day....then Reign went Reserve Winner's Bitch!! WOW!!!! SO proud of all my girls!!!
We believe this is how all our furry family members should spend their evenings!!!
Enjoying the warm fireplace!!!
Reign at 14 months going Reserve Winner's Bitch in Austin!!!!
GLENDA IS WORKING ON HER GRAND CHAMPION PROGRESS NOW WINNING 4 points her first two times out at the Austin shows!!!
Glenda went Best OP and Select Bitch this past weekend! Reign and Letty both took their first Reserve Winner's Bitch in Austin as well! Lots of ribbons and so proud of all my girls!!!
NEW CHAMPION.... .........CH HOLLYRIDGE GLENDA THE GOOD
Glenda finished her CHAMPIONSHIP winning a 4 point MAJOR in Alexandria under judge Danelle Brown!!!! We are so thrilled and proud of our young girl!!
One of our many happy Hill Country Labrador families with their little Christmas elf!!!!!!
Glenda goes WINNER'S BITCH, BEST OF WINNER'S, two days in a row at Mississippi Gulf Coast Kennel Club under judges, Donna and Kenneth Buxton! She is singled out now and needs a 3 point major to finish! GO GLENN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so proud of our young girl!!!
Glenda goes RESERVE WINNER'S BITCH at the Conroe Kennel Club under judge Ms. Linda Clark!!!!!!
Travis County KC in Austin, Glenn goes Reserve Winner's Bitch to a MAJOR for the third time under judge Sam Houston McDonald!!! Reign won her 9-12 month class and showed like a champ!!! Trip took third in his class. I was thrilled to have two girls in the ring for Winner's Bitch!!!
HOTLRC Austin Specialty was this past Friday and we were cooking, literally it was that HOT!! All the dogs did great and came home with ribbons!!! So proud of all the youngsters!!!! Glenn and Newly both took second places in their classes! This was the 10th Year Anniversary for the HOTLRC Club and they put on a great show as usual!!!
Exciting weekend in Belton at the Chisolm Trail Cluster of Dog Shows!!! Glenda went Reserve Winner's Bitch 2 days to majors . SO proud of my youngsters!!
GLENDA WINS HER FIRST MAJOR AT THE SINGING RIVER KENNEL CLUB IN BILOXI, MS
UNDER JUDGE JAMES NOE!!! We are so proud of this young girl!!!!!!
Thank you to David Harper for showing her so well!!!!
FANTASTIC WEEKEND at THE RIVER CITY DOG SHOWS IN SAN ANTONIO....JULY 9-13th
GLENDA WENT WINNER'S BITCH TWO DAYS AND TOOK BEST OF BREED ON THURSDAY UNDER JUDGE PAT TROTTER.!!!!! THEN BABY TRIP, 7 MONTHS OLD,...... WENT RESERVE WINNER'S DOG TWO DAYS .....HIS FIRST TWO TIMES IN THE RING!!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE HILL COUNTRY CREW!!!!
GLENN BEST OF BREED OVER SPECIALS!!!!!!!!!
BABY 7 MONTHS RESERVE WINNER'S DOG
JANUARY 17th, 2014... We are thrilled to announce our WIZARD-NEWLY litter has arrived!!!! 7 FEMALES...our first all girl litter ever!
POSH has officially retired and living with a wonderful family in Boerne! She now sleeps with her twin girls and is spoiled rotten! The way it should be! We love Miss Posh! She is simply the best of brains and beauty and magnificent temperament that we produce here at Hill Country Labradors!
Great weekend at the Heart of Texas Labrador Specialty in Austin!!! Ms. Glenda showed beautifully for her second time in the ring! Glenda was 4th in her 15-18 month sweepstakes class and was 3rd in Am-bred.
Newly was 2nd in Open Yellow while brother bear, Rock was 4th in Bred-By.
Me and Glenn at HOTLRC SPECIALTY!!!!!!!
So proud of this youngster!!!!! Go Glenda!!!
At the HOTLRC SPECIALTY.........
Me and the Rock Star with judge Silva coming in to examine him!
River City Cluster of Dog Shows in San Antonio was a busy three days!! Rock won 1St in Open Yellow all three days and went Reserve Winner's Dog two Days. He is maturing beautifully!
Fantastic four days at the San Antonio Cluster of dog shows!! Newly went WB one day, Reserve WB two days while brother Rock won his Bred BY Class one day and was 2nd the other couple days!! It was great fun seeing lots of friends as well!!!
NEWLY WINS A 4 POINT MAJOR at the Greater Hattiesburg Kennel Club under judge Paula Hartinger!
We are so thrilled! Thank to Professional handler Jennifer Bell for a fantastic job!!!!!
CROCKETT, A Posh son, is the BEST PLAYMATE anyone could ask for!!!
1-4-13 A rare day in Texas to see snow in Texas! This is Crockett, Kota's brother playing in the snow for the first time!
8-3-12 Today, I received the sweetest letter from the owners of Posh's brother, Amos. Amos has helped a child overcome his fear of dogs after being attacked by a pitbull. It was such touching story that I am sharing this with you.
Hope all is well with yall! Not sure if I told you but we have moved to North Carolina. We are settled into our new neighborhood and as usual Amos is the hit of the hood. We would love to get a friend for our labby but I think we need to wait to ensure the time is right. I wanted to send you a pic of Amos with the neighbor kids. It totally makes my heart smileJ. One of our neighbor hood kids was attacked by a pit bull, which I hate, but more for the fact it just makes them so afraid of all breeds. When he was attacked, he was taken by ambulance, so it was bad. He loves Amos and is not afraid of him at all. I love that Amos has given him a sense of understanding and overcoming his fear. I have never had to be a witness to this before and I love that Amos is such a joy and a love of all he meets. You really have the best breeding program I have ever come across and we certainly got what we paid for. He is such a love and huge part of our family. I hope I don’t tire you with my emails but I thank you for giving us Amos. We just simply love him!
Picture of Amos with the neighborhood kiddos!!!!!!
San Antonio Shows 4 days
Newly won her 12-18 month class ALL four days at the San Antonio shows while brother Rock had a 1st, two 2nds and a third in his 12-18 month class. July 12-16th 2012
Picture of Newly at 15 months at the Dallas Show.
Rock 15 months old
Rock at the Dallas Show with our expert handler Kristin Devito and judge Paula Nykiel going over him.
Newly had a BIG weekend at the Abilene Dog shows! Friday she was Winner's Bitch under Gloria Kerr and Sat. & Sun. she went Reserve Winner's Bitch under Chris Walkowicz & Dr. Clyde Shaw! WAY TO GO NEW!!!!
Rock went WD & Best of Opposite Sex at Austin Kennel Club on Saturday. Sunday Rock went RWD!
Newly went 2nd & 3rd in Bred by classes over the weekend! So proud of these two youngsters!!!!
Hill Country's Kidd Rock was Winner's Dog and earns his first point out of the bred by class in San Marcos at the Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers Show under judge Patricia Ann Ulloa. 2-18-12
Hill Country's Kidd Rock was 1ST in bred by in San MArcos, GVDF Show under judge Sandra Anderson
Rock went Reserve Winner's Dog at Ft. Bend Kennel Club in Rosenburg under judge Paul F. Willhauck.
Hill Country's New Kidd on the Block, Newly, was Winner's Bitch and won her first point at Ft. Bend
Kennel Club under judge Wendy G. Willhauck.
Bred by Hill Country Labradors this beautiful 4 month old boy is:
DEVONSHIRE'S DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS
SIRE: CH Zinfndels Brigham X CH Trinity's Kidd of the Hill Country
Hoss is Optigen A clear by parentage, EIC clear, CERF, and heart clear.
Hoss is owned by my dear friend Allison Hillius of Devonshire Labradors.
Thank you Allison for giving this special boy such a wonderful home.
Susie was Winner's Bitch Susie was WB & BOB
Mid-Continent KC 2011 Bartsville Kennel Club 2011
Judge Peggy B. Mcllwaine Judge Paula Hartinger
Bred by Hill Country Labradors this beautiful girl is:
TRINITY'S BLACK EYED SUSAN AT BIG WHISKEY
SIRE: Trinity's River of Life X Devonshires Precious Cargo
Susie is owned and loved by Ed Gleason and Carolyn Knudsen
and is well on her way to her championship.
TRINITY'S MOONLITE BREEZE DOB 3-11-11
This beautiful girl bred by us is owned by our good friends Nancy Fredrick and Kathy Devito!
SIRE: CH ZINFNDEL BRIGHAM DAM: CH TRINITY'S KIDD OF THE HILL COUNTRY
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