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Ch. Avalon's Mocha Chip, "Mocha"

you will be remembered in my heart
Aug 20, 1997 - November 23, 2002

She was the dam of 16 offspring mostly living with families as companions, but was also a wonderful producer of Champion puppies, including Ch. Grandriver's Pumpkin Pie - aka "Pie" and Ch. Grandriver's Plymouth Rock - aka "Ozzie". Her 2nd and last litter will allow us to remember her by Ch. Grandriver's Sent by an Angel - aka "Angie".

Mocha attained her Canadian Championship in three straight shows at the age of 12 months, with her very first show winning a Puppy Group also winning Best of Breeds at other shows. Below is a picture of Mocha at 22 months of age winning Best of Opposite at a Labrador "Booster" defeating 53 other bitches entered, under Lab Breeder/Judge Bill Gugins.

Realizing how special such a girl could be, we wrote to Bill Gugins in thanking him for making Mocha special. This was his response:

"I am sorry for your loss as Mocha was a very nice bitch. To lose a dog of this caliber is always a tough loss. I hope for your sake you have something from her to work with, and keep part of her in your breeding program. For her BOS win was a very special win in such a tough, high quality class as was there in Kingston on that day."

All The Best,
Wm. (Bill) Gugins

Once Mocha finished her Championship, she was set in being a loveable dog, friend and companion who loved to retrieve, or just be on the couch with family



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