About Us.....

 

Julie grew up riding, training, showing and breeding quarter horses in the Pacific Northwest. After college, Julie moved to California and decided to pursue a hobby involving the breed she found to be the most similar to her beloved quarter horses- competiting in AKC conformation and performance events with the versatile labrador retriever.

Everyone has to start somewhere. Julie purchased her first show prospect (see Libby's page) a couple of years later and while Libby never turned out for the conformation ring or for breeding purposes, she turned out to be a wonderful family pet and taught everyone many lessons in obedience training. Monty came out to California from New York in 2005 and took Julie to levels that she never dreamed were possible. He won his first AKC point at their first conformation show the day he turned 6 months, going on to finish his AKC Championship at 2 years of age, winning Best Of Breed at a specialty show 6 months later (after earning his first leg toward his AKC Junior Hunter title the week prior), and the two even strutted their stuff at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.


Monty was Julie's "family" in southern California until she met Matthew in 2009. Matt, a native Californian and fishing/hunting/outdoor enthusiast who spent much of his childhood exploring the wilderness of Montana, was thrilled to find a lady with a "hunting dawg" (Monty was already well-started on training for hunt tests and has proved to be a wonderful upland hunting dog as well). Julie and Matt were happily married in 2011. They added Rogue to the family that same year, during which he finished his AKC Championship as well.


Today, life now involves many various activities with the dogs and they live as members of the family in the home. They go with Julie and Matt on weekend trips to the coast, play, hunt, swim, hike, snooze on the couch, and enjoy all that life has to offer. On most weekends, there are “dog activities” from meetings to shows. Both dogs are amazing boys and the entire family continues to look forward to any successes they may earn but also to many, many more wonderful times with their friends and “family” both in and outside of the dog world.

Julie & Matt Oghigian

 

Member of:

The LRC, Inc.
NLRC
HDLRC (High Desert LRC)
LRCSC (Lab Ret Club of Southern California)
CCLRC (Central California LRC)
Inland Valley Retriever Club

SDLRC (San Diego LRC)
PSLRA (Puget Sound Lab Ret Association)
Inland Valley Retriever Club
Lomita Obedience Training Club
West Los Angeles Obedience Training Club

 


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