Oh What a Year We've Had....

2014 and another great year!

Repo earned his 3rd High In Trial from the Open B Class and Veta won in Novice B

Repo Veta Feb 14

IKC Cluster Feb 2014

Kanga Flora Cocoanut

At the Badger KC Shows in May, Kanga earned her CD, Flora took the points and Cocoanut was a star and earned her UDX (our first ever!). All are breeder/owner handled.

Kara MH

Kara passed 5 Master Hunter tests this year to earn her MH title.

Junuh Sept 14

Junuh earned her CDX with 4 first place wins in a row, Sept 2014!




2013 Highlights

Townley finished his Championship from the bred by class in Sept 2013


CH Sommit's Motocross

our beautiful son of CH Kanga!

IKC Feb 13

Repo takes HIT from Open A and Townley takes Winners Dog Feb 2013

Salsa and Junuh

Salsa and Junuh earn their WC, Salsa earns her JH and Junuh earn her CD

Flora Dec 13

at 14 mo of age, Flora is the big winner at her first show!

Freeport Sept 2013

What a great weekend at the Freeport show: CH Kanga earns her

BN title and her son Sommit's Motocross "Townley" is a NEW CHAMPION!



2012 was another great year for the "pups"

LRC Cocoanut

Cocoanut competed in 5 events each day at the LRC Specialty in Oct

and not only qualified but placed in most! She was handled by

Sue in obedience, Linda in rally and Grace in agility.

LTC Specialty Group

We were so proud of our dogs and also the Sommit dogs that

are owned and handled by our friends Mary and Grace.

WLRC June 12

All our dogs got ribbons at the Winnebago Specialty in June,

including Repo HIT and Cocoanut High Combined.

Carol and Grace also took home ribbons and titles but

there are too many to list! What an exciting day for all of us!

A Big Thanks to our instructor, Jinny


2011 Was Awesome!

Kanga started winning and winning and by June was a Champion!



Repo started and ended his Rally Titles with Wins (and many in between)

Repo and Visa May 2011

In May and early June Repo and Visa both earned Rally Novice Titles, taking 1st & 2nd!

Repo Dec 2011

Repo also earned his Junior Hunter Title, RA, RE and CD in 2011, and

had a wonderful hunting season. What a year for our boy!

Cocoanut made us very proud earning her UD in Sept 2011

Cocoanut UD



2010 is starting out with a Bang

Kanga is heading toward her Championship, in a big way

Kanga Indy 2010 Kanga Badger 2010

Linda and Kanga take a 3 point major at Indy 2/11/10, Sue and Kanga take a 4 point major at the Badger Specialty 3/5/10


Mousse, Dorrie and their Trainer/Handler

Linda Matula clean up in MN, Mar 2010

Mousse and Dorrie Mar 15 10

Mousse earns her CDX with 3 straight passes and a win

and Dorrie earns her RN.


2009, Another Exciting Year!

Kanga Cliff SVKC Dec 09

Kanga has her first big win at the Skokie Valley KC

show Dec 20th, taking Reserve to a Major.

Her dad, Cliff, took Best of Opposit Sex at 10 yr of age!

Sue, Parcel and Cocoanut at the LRC Specialty

Sue LRC Oct 09

Cocoanut won her novice class and Parcel took 3rd both days.

Both dogs earned the CD and Parcel earned the RA that week.

What can we say about Linda Matula, Moussie and Gunner

other than WOW!?

Gunner & Mousse Apr 08
Linda & Mousse Jun 08

this trio has earned in 2008:

Gunner RA NA NAJ and Moussie RE NA NAJ JH

Sommit's Chocolate Mousse CD RE NA NAJ JH and Sommit's Gold Medal Gunner CDX RA NA NAJ JH CGC TDI

Moussie is the first Sommit Labrador to earn the Rally excellent title!

Feb 2008, Sue and Linda have a great week:

Barbie wins 3 Open Obed Classes and earns her CDX

Cocoanut earns her RN and Dean takes 2 2nds & a 1st and earns his RN

INTL Feb 08

2007 was a good year for Linda Matula

Linda Gunner Moussie 1207

Gunner earned her CDX and JH and Moussie earned her CD, RN & passsed 2

Junior Hunter Tests.

The dogs made us proud at the Winnebago Specialty, June 07

Winnebago specialty Jun 07

Sue & Maggie Sommer, Linda Matula and Linda Waco with

(L-R) Olive, Lemon, Dingo, Gunner, Sweetie & Debit

Linda and Ransom take an Amateur 2nd at the Watopa field trial, June 2007

and a 2nd in the Open at the Midwest FTC Trial, Oct 07

Ransom Watopa 6.07


Sommit Labradors took home ribbons from every event

at the 2006 National Specialty in Missouri, Oct 2006

specialty Oct 2006

Linda Matula with Gunner, Linda Waco with Martini

and Sue Sommer with Big Winner, Barbie

Linda Matula and Gunner

earned both Rally and Obedience Novice titles

and passed their first Junior Hunt Test

at the LRC specialty in Oct 2006

gunner Linda M obed oct06

gunner hunt test Oct 06

Sommit's Gold Medal Gunner CDX JH RN CGC TDI


Ransom and Linda Win the Amateur Stake at the

Central Arkansas Retriever Club Field Trial Mar 26 2006

ransom linda mar2606

Ransom also placed in the Open and Amateur Stakes

in 3 more trials in 2006


Sommit's Chocolate Martini - March 2006

Now She has NA & NAJ titles!

Martini took a 2nd & 3rd in her first Agility trials, and

passed 3 out of 4 runs at only 18 mo of age!

(CH Frye Mountain's Sully JH x Ridgeview Huntcrest Nutmeg)

Sommit's Gold Medal Gunner CD RN CGC TDI

Gunner passed both her CGC and TDI tests, fall 2005

and finished both her Novice Obedience and Novice Rally

titles at the National Specialty, Oct 2006

(Sommit's Dean of Design CD x Dakota's KC Royale)

Mar 06 - Barbie now has CD NA & NAJ titles


Barbie is Quite a Girl!

Competing in Breed, Obedience and Agility

all within 1 week and winning!

Sue and Barbie - Cape Cod Sept 2004

Sue with Debit, placing 1st and 2nd in Agility

and our agility teacher Rae Tanner with Barbie placing

1st in both her agility classes, Sept 04

both dogs handled by Sue

Yahoo - Diva is a Master Hunter!

Diva passed 5 Master tests in a row and is now a Master Hunter, Oct 04

She is also Field Trial All Age Qualified.


Ransom Wins the Qualifying Stake at the AARC Trial May 04

and takes 2nd in the Qual at AARC Aug 04

Sommit's Dakota Blackmale


NFC AFC Abe's Ebony and Ivory x FC AFC Dakota's Rascal Ryan

Sue and Linda Finished 5 CD's Summer 03- 4 of Our Labs & 1 Doberman

Barbie, Dean and Debit Earn their CD at the Winnebago Specialty 6/14/03

(Barbie placed 3rd and Dean placed 4th )

News Flash: April 2003

Our First Champion Tracker!

Congratulations Penny Kurz and Pekoe

So far there are only 4 other Labs in the USA to earn this Title!

Pekoe has also earned a UD & JH, proving she is both smart and talented!

We couldn't be prouder of this team.

UH CH UOCH HRCH Sommit Michigan's Quest CDX SH:


the first retriever to have UKC championships in 3 different categories!


owned, trained and handled by Kathy Ries

(out of our stud dog Flint and a Charger daughter)



Sue Passed at the National Specialty Hunt Tests Oct 2001

with Caper, Debit and Diva

Caper, Diva and Smilla Had a Good Year - 2001

Caper : 2 Amateur 3rds, 3 Master Hunter Passes

Diva: 2 Qualifying 4ths, 2 Senior Hunter Passes

Smilla: 2 Master Hunter Passes

'Way to go Tom and Maggie !

They recently earned the UKC Started Hunting Retv Title and AKC JH Title (10/01) - This is Tom's first field dog (Smilla X Rascal '00) and he is doing a terrific job!

Oh How Sweet It Is...

Hunting Retriever Champion Sommit's Casino

(out of our Show Champion Suzu bred to our Field Champion Pyro)

4 Finished passes in 9 days, Amateur trained and handled

by Owners Cal and Toni Reeves - May 2000


Sommit's Ravishing Beauty MH

Congratulations to Sue and Beauty for qualifying at the Winnebago Hunt Test 9/99

and finishing Beauty's Master Hunter Title

Beauty is a littermate of our stud dog Flint and out of our show champion Suzu

For information about our dogs contact

Linda Waco wacol@mc.net or Sue Sommer sue@sommit.com