An explanation is in order. We have been doing tracking and wanted to compete at a Tracking Trial this fall. Well, I did, Roxy is ambivalent. Roxy is not a pure bred Lab (ie we don’t have papers) and we need either an AKC or CKC number to enter a trial. So, at the suggestion of some fellow trackers, I applied to the AKC to register Roxy as a Labrador Retriever under their PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing). They wanted photos. These photos prove (beyond a shade of a doubt) that Roxy is a Labrador Retriever…hence the name. You have to pick a
silly name for the register. Now, we can enter the trial!
When I told her that we needed pictures to show that she was a Lab, Roxy was just a little insulted. Notice the bored look in the above photo. The bottom one, we stuck our ears back and assumed the “lab slouch”. Attitude…I has it!