Joey × Hope

Litter ready for adoption – June 10, 2018

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Status: Updated 5/23/18


  • BIRTHDATE: April 8, 2018
  • READY TO ADOPT: June 10, 2018
  • COLOR(S)/ PRICE: 2 Black males & 2 Yellow males = $1450; 2 Black females & 4 Yellow Females = $1700
  • TEMPERAMENT: Mother = Medium energy / Father = Medium to High energy
  • SIZE: 50-75
  • POTENTIAL as HUNTING DOG: Upland = 10; Waterfowl = 9
  • COMMENTS: This litter will make an excellent choice for the client looking for medium-sized black and yellow pups who will be gorgeous and range in the 55 to 75-pound range. They will have gentle natures and make great hunting dogs with a high potential to point.
  • ADOPTION LOCATION: Marble Mountain Kennels, or if we have enough clients interested, we may be willing to transport pups to Davis, CA (near Sacramento) for an additional $140 transport fee.
  • NOTE: Generally clients are not publicly listed on our website's litter pages until litters are born. 

Black Males

  • 1st Pick Black Male - $1550 - Kevin F. (Pick-up in Davis after S.C., Deposit received)
  • 2nd Pick Black Male - $1450 - Megan A. (Pick-up in Davis?, Deposit received)

Black Females

  • 1st Pick Black Female - $1800 - Trent V. (S.C., Breeding)
  • 2nd Pick Black Female - $1700  - Gregory V. (Pick-up in Davis?, Deposit received)

Yellow Males

  • 1st Pick Yellow Male - $1550 – Nicki A. (ISE, Pick-up at MMK, Deposit received)
  • 2nd Pick Yellow Male - $1450 – Todd & Jennifer F. (S.C. Davis, if possible; Deposit received) 

 Yellow Females

  • 1st Pick Yellow Female - $1900 – Reserved for MMK, and WILL NOT become available
  • 2nd Pick Yellow Female - $1800 – Pat & John M-G (S.C., Pick-up at MMK, Deposit received)
  • 3rd Pick Yellow Female - $1700 - Julie & Shawn P. (Pick-up in Davis June 10th?, Deposit received)
  • 4th Pick Yellow Female - $1700 - Randy & Kate B. (Pick-up at MMK after June 10th, Deposit received)

Videos: Hope does not live with us, so we won't be getting videos of her puppies until they are weaned and come to live at our kennel. For now, the puppies live in Medford, Oregon with their mom, because they're still nursing. Hope's owner does take photos and videos occasionally, so when he sends them to us, we will post them here.

Sire: Josiah is a 70-pound yellow Lab with a muscular, lean body and very calm personality. He is known to produce gorgeous pups with his gentle demeanor. He will throw great house dogs, outstanding upland hunters, and very reliable duck dogs.

He loves upland hunting and has a casual, but effective hunting style. He works the field with little effort and no wasted motion, then when he hits scent, he zeroes in on the bird, and starts to slow down stalking in a cat-like fashion, until he locks up on point. He also has one of the most intense staunch point that we have seen. He passed the APLA CPR test without having to be WHOA trained. As a young dog he was hunted on South Dakota birds, "WOW" was that an experience behind such a top quality pointing lab like Josiah. 

Dam: Hope was born as a result of a partnership breeding with Marble Mountain Kennels on April 20, 2015.  She is the result of a breeding between two of our finest dogs, Pete’s personal favorite stud, Banks and very nice dog owned by a client named Leah.

Hope is a 70-pound black Labrador Retriever who is easy-going and very friendly house dog owned by Bill Whitson.  Bill comments, Hope is an amazing family dog. She loves children almost as much as hunting. She is well mannered in the house and likes to curl up on her bed and just observe daily activities. She also loves to give and receive affection.”

According to Bill,  “Hope has a strong hunt drive both in the field and in the water. She is a natural pointer with an intense water retrieve. She hits the water as hard as any dog I've ever owned and quarters beautifully in the field.”

Litter Description: This litter is likely to produce pups that have all that Marble Mountain Kennels breeds for: 1) Great & balanced personalities, 2) Stunning good looks with very athletic bodies, 3) Intense hunting desire, 4) Strong natural point, 5) Solid pedigree.

Litter Traits:

Ranking as a great potential (scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest)

  1. Family dog = 10
  2. Upland dog = 10
  3. Waterfowl dog = 9
  4. Therapy dog = 7

Litter Pedigrees

CPR Sam's Creek Boy King Josiah

CPR Greiner's Speed Ratchet (y) FC AFC Hilltop Hayseed (y) * FC AFC Black Gold Kate's Rascal (y)
Candlewood’s Divine M's M (b)
Dayziered Rider Kennedy JH (y) * GMPR Grits of Black Forest SH (y)
BFK Sally of Solid Point (b) *
3xGMPR Eli's Blackjack Tori SH (y) * GMPR Sir's Mighty Eli SH (b) * FC AFC Jazztime (b) *
Sir's Choice Gumbo MH (b) *
GMPR Blackwater Lexus (y) * FC AFC Blackwater Bart (b)
FC Red Oak Casey (y)

Red print signifies dog that has been recognized with an AKC, APLA, NAHRA, UKC or other title.
* Dog is either a natural pointer, or is known to pass on the pointing gene.

Marble Mountain's Heavenly Hope

Fairbanks of Marble Mountain SH (c) * 3xGRHRCH Dakotas Cajun Roux MH (c) Missy's Cajun Dakota MH (b)
Gabby's Star of Bessie (b)
Blue River's Magic Maggie (b) * 4xGMPR Wannamaker's Hot Tub SH (b) *
Swetnam Farm's Shady (b)
Princess Leah of Marble Mountain (b) * 4XGMPR Jackson’s Smooth Stout Points South “Porter” MH (y) * 4xGMPR Black Forest's Bear Grits MH (y) *
1.5 GMPR Schwar Points South Turnin Trix JXM (y) *
Miss Mississippi of Marble Mountain "Missy" (b) * FC AFC Watermark's the Boss (b) *
Healy of Marble Mountain (y) *

Red print signifies dog that has been recognized with an AKC, APLA, NAHRA, UKC or other title.
* Dog is either a natural pointer, or is known to pass on the pointing gene.

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