Alda's - Breeding
  Alda homepage | Early Years | Presentation Ceremony | Breeding | Movie "Sit" |

Season | Alda breeding with Skipper | Pregnancy | Birth | 3 and 30 days | 31 and 56 days | Visiting Puppies |

      The Pups | Nally | Network | Newmar | Nabors | Navy | Nell | Nadina |

Nabors - 4F10 - LHM - Graduate

  Sun, 14 Jan 2007 - Book about Nabors - Hy writes a book from Nabors' point of view. Located on Shutterfly, give it a minute to load.

Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Hy writes - “Nabors” is my third Guide Dog—my first boy. In fact, his temperament reminds me a lot of my first Guide Dog, “Layla”.  I feel so blessed to have him in my life. He is a very sweet, kind, gentle dog, with a dash of spice. He’s very laid back, most of the time. Sometimes, however, he’ll get very playful when he’s not working, wanting to play tug or for me to through his Kong. While he’s a wonderful companion, he’s an excellent guide! When working the streets, he’s a speed demon, being very careful not to run me into anything. Inside, he goes slow and very carefully weaving through the crowds. Once in a while, his nose gets him into a little mischief. He just can’t resist that interesting smell next to the tree. He is such a delight, and I look forward to many happy and safe years with him by my side.

The picture on the right, was taken just 2 or 3 days after we got home from GDB. We went to the Pike Place Market, a very famous and insanely crowded farmers’ market in downtown Seattle. Have you ever been there? Normally, I wouldn’t have even dreamed of taking a “green” Guide Dog down to that proverbial zoo, but I had to pick up a Christmas gift down there for someone. Hey, at least I knew exactly where I was going and what I wanted. <grin> My baby sister (she’s 15) took the picture of us.

Black lab, Nabors, working at Pike Place Market
Nabors working.


Sat, 16 Dec 2006 - Nabors graduated from the Oregon Campus of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Thu, 2 Nov 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 9 (out of 10) of training.
Explanation of the training phases.

Fri, Oct 13, 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 8.

Fri, 6 Oct 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 7.

Thu, 21 Sept 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 6.

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 3.

Thu, 3 Aug 2006 - Nabors is in Phase 2.

Fri, 14 July 2006 - Nabors is recalled back to Guide Dogs to begin formal training.


Black lab, Nabors, sitting and looking at camera

  Nabors sitting with his 2 puppy raisers, Barb and Bernie
Nabors (at 19 months) and his raisers
Nabors sitting and looking at camera
Nabors at Puppy Club Meeting in Bend,
Oregon on Dec 5, 2005


Website links
- Guide Dogs for the Blind Breeding Program
- Contra Costa East Guide Dog Raisers
- University of Cal article about being a Breeder Keeper


website updated on Jan 14, 2007.


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