Al and Mary-beth are the proud owners of the Canadian Lab Squad, five wonderful Labradors: Jersey, Jemma, Max, Marleigh and Louie. All but Marleigh are rescues with Louie coming up from Louisiana. They got hooked on dock diving 5 years ago and have been actively involved in the sport as members of Ontario DockDogs with Mary-beth as a former board member and Al as a certified judge.
All five of their pups have been to the DockDog World Championship (top 24 dogs in the world for each four disciplines) the last 4 years running with over 40 individual invites in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve, Iron Dog and the new sport of Dueling Dogs. Max made it to the finals in Dueling Dogs and Jersey in Extreme Vertical. The Canadian Lab Squad has consistently been ranked in the top 10 dogs in Canada for their individual divisions.
For 2015 Louie was ranked #1 in Extreme Vertical; Louie, Max and Jersey were the top three ranked Iron Dogs in Canada.
For 2016, Louie was again ranked #1 Iron Dog in Canada with Max 4th and Jersey 7th.
All five dogs are k9 blood donors, with Louie being the “gold standard” as his blood carries the Parvo antibodies and can be used to treat dogs with Parvo.
In October 2016, Ashlyn and Amber were added to the squad. Come Spring 2017, they will be introduced to dock jumping."