Joey × Vail

Litter ready for adoption – 9/9/17

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Updated 8/31/17


  • Birthdate: July 17, 2017
  • Projected Adoption date: September 9, 2017
  • Litter consists of: 2 males & 4 females
  • Cost = Yellow males: $1400 & Yellow females: $1600
  • 1st and 2nd pick may be available for $200 & $100 more, respectively.
  • Adoption Location: Marble Mountain Kennels, or if we have enough clients interested, we may be willing to transport pups to Woodland, CA (near Sacramento) for an additional $140 transport fee.


  • 1st Pick Yellow Male - $1600 – John & Janet F. (Woodland pick-up?)
  • 2nd Pick Yellow Male - $1500 - Laura N. & Austin P. (Woodland pick-up)


  • 1st Pick Yellow Female - $1800 - Susie W. (Woodland pick-up for GrayCee)
  • 2nd Pick Yellow Female - $1700 - Robert I. (Woodland pick-up) 
  • 3rd Pick Yellow Female - $1600 – Craig & Laurie R. (Woodland pick-up?)
  • 4th Pick Yellow Female - $1600 – Roger C. (Woodland pick-up)


  • Video 13 Vail's 2 yellow males 8/31/17 (side by side)
  • Video 12 Vail's 2 yellow males 8/31/17 (w bird wing) 
  • Video 11 Vail's 3 yellow females 8/31/17 (side-by-side)
  • Video 10 Vail's 3 yellow females 8/31/17 (w bird wing)
  • Video 9 Vail's females 8/28/17
  • Video 8 Vail's males 8/28/17
  • Video 7 Vail's "GrayCee" 8/12/17
  • Video 6 Vail's males 8/12/17
  • Video 5 Vail's females 8/12/17
  • Video 4 Vail's males (2) 7/26/17
  • Video 3 Vail's males (1) 7/26/17
  • Video 2 Vail's females 7/26/17
  • Video 1 Vail's puppies a few hours old 7/17/17


Josiah is a 70-pound yellow Lab who has a muscular lean body and very calm personality. He also is known to throw gorgeous pups with his gentle demeanor. He loves to hunt 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.  He is a great mixture of both pointing Lab and field trial pedigrees. His strong pointing traits come from the four Grand Master Pointing Retrievers in his background (Eli’s Blackjack Tori SH, Sir Mighty Eli MH, Blackwater Lexus, & Grits of Blackforest) and his intense retrieving drive comes from the five FC in his pedigree (FC AFC Hilltops Hayseed, FC AFC Black Gold Kate’s Rascal, CFC CAFC FC AFC Jazztime, FC AFC Blackwater Bart II, FC Red Oak Casey).  He is a true blend of the best of both worlds. 


Vail was born at Marble Mountain Kennels in Northern California on December 30, 2014 as a result of a breeding between two of our favorite dogs, Goliath and Kate. Vail is a 70 pound, yellow Labrador Retriever who is both intense when she is outside and friendly in person.   She loves to work, retrieve and play, and at the same time she is a big sweetheart who lives for affection.  Her strong desire to please and her intense retrieving desire has also made her a good student in training. At first glance, what most people note about Vail is her stunning appearance. She has a cream colored yellow coat that covers her classic lab body in a very attractive way.  She greets you with alert face and a muscular body that is ready romp, or settle by your feet to enjoy your pet.

Litter Description:

This litter is likely to produce pups that are 60-75 pounds yellow labs of a medium blocky build, that are good looking, have even temperaments and will love people and any athletic activity you can dream of. In the hunting area, the pups should be outstanding upland dogs with a very strong chance of being great natural pointers. They should also have the intensity, strong retrieving drive and disposition for the duck blind.

Litter Traits:

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

  1. Family dog = 8
  2. Upland dog = 10
  3. Waterfowl dog = 9
  4. Therapy dog = 6


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.

Vail of Marble Mountain

CPR Sam's Creek Giant of the Philistines “Goliath” (b) * FC AFC Watermark's the Boss (b) * FC AFC Wilderness Harley to Go (y) *
FC Tank'em by Surprise (b) *
CPR Millenium Falcon JH (b) FC AFC Hilltop Hayseed (y) *
Jessica Seabreeze (b) *
Clackamas Kate of Marble Mountain (b) * 4xGMPR HRCH Fraquelli's Sauble River Gator (b) * Star Lab's Loaded Big Sauer (b)
Peg's Sweetwater Sam (b)
Nenana of Marble Mountain (c) * Fairbanks of Marble Mountain SH (c) *
Krazy Kenai of Marble Mountain (c) *

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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