Born 9/19/11, Truffle X Roskur litter. Lives in
Highland Park, NJ with Susan and Evan.
Emma earned her Excellent
Jumpers with Weaves
agility title in June,
2016, with 3 first place ribbons!
Now she is working on Masters, and also on
her Standard title.
April 2016, Emma earned her AKC Open Jumpers with Weaves
agility title, with a first place ribbon on her title run:
Emma started her agility career
with a bang, qualifying and placing in both trials! We
are so proud of her! March 2015.
Emma's first agility weekend, Run 1:
Emma's first agility weekend, Run 2:
Evan's gallery had a show with work from a painter who
specializes in landscapes.... and dog portraits. So in
honor of her third birthday, Emma sat for an official
Here is a photo of Emma standing at her favorite perch at
the gallery window, watching life go by, next to her
portrait! You can see Evan the photographer on the street
outside reflected in the window too.
Emma in early summer, 2014, practicing
agility. It was a long sequence for her to put
together, and you can see the places where Susan had to
bring her back on task. I love the roll in the shade
at the end. It is just so impressive to see her
In March 2014, Stonecrop Emma earned her
Canine Good Citizen title. Susan wrote, "As it
turns out I didn't even realize it was "test day," which
is probably a good thing--not much opportunity to get
nervous about it. With the terrible weather, we
had a bunch of cancelled classes and make-ups and I lost
track of the dates, so I was surprised to arrive and
learn that we were "on"!
Emma did pretty well on everything but the meeting a
person with a dog component. She was about to dash
over to the other dog (which was not one she had met
before), but I was able to get her attention back on me
and have her sit quickly enough to allow us to pass (if
Unfortunately her new status doesn't seem to mean that
she will always be a good citizen from now on!
Unless I am *really* on top of things, her
excitement to be miss social butterfly usually gets the
best of her!"
I think that sounds perfectly normal and just like an
Icie. Her mother Truffle has had quite a bit of
training and lots of titles after her name, but she is
certainly not always a model citizen according to human
ideas. But she has her own ideas, and I'm sure Emma
Emma running a practice
agility course. What a great job they
are doing, I just love seeing them.
Emma enjoying the snow
with a buddy, January 2014
Spring pictures from Emma. Now that
the weather is nice, she is back to
practicing Agility. We hope to see some agility photos
in the future!
Emma has earned her AKC CA lure coursing
title. She is awaiting her rosette in the
mail. Susan says Emma is crazy to run, and Susan has
to hold her back until her turn comes.
Happy Halloween from Emma!
Pictures from Aug 2 visit with Emma --
we took Truffle and Annie.
In some pictures it is hard to tell them all apart.
Annie has the longest fur and the darkest muzzle.
Of course from behind it's hard to say!
Do I know you?
Annie and Truffle
Side view of Emma -- she has a
shorter coat than Annie and
Thorvi. I think her coat will be
like Truff's when her adult coat fills in.
She's a little sparse around the sides where she was
shaved for spaying.
Truffle, Emma, Annie -- it was hot at the dog park!
July 11, 2012
Susan and Evan took Emma to a dog beach. Can you
imagine living near such a place! Emma is 9 and a
half months here.
On the way home she was the perfect
Icie, relaxed and worn out!
Susan and Evan discovered
that Emma loves lure coursing and are lucky to have a group
that does this nearby. Susan says that Emma has been
called a natural at it. I'm not surprised to hear it
-- Icies love chasing things at full speed. Here are a
couple shots of Emma in full chase. You can't see her
too well, but you can tell she is 100% engaged.
Here they were hoping that the Lab would get the idea by
following Emma's lead, but it didn't work.
Here is a closeup of above:
They are doing obedience training with a local trainer http://www.ongoodbehavior.com/ and may take
advantage of her agility lessons also.
These activities will be great for her mentally and
physically. I would like to use the picture above
for an Icie poster, and the caption would
be "It's hard to keep up with an Icie!"
Around 6 months, enjoying a hike in the early spring