Able at 5 years of age; photos taken at the Palm Springs show, January 2007



Ch. Visions I'm Able

Co-owned with Kevin Henry


For reference only.  We have no frozen semen available for outside bitches


OFA Hips and Elbows, Eyes ACVO cleared annually, Heart clear by echocardiogram/color doppler, Optigen Normal/Clear

12/20/01 - 6/13/08


It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the departure of this sweet, sweet soul.  Able was bred and loved by Kevin Henry, spent eighteen months in Finland where he was loved by Anu Honkapirtti, and he enjoyed his last two years at Saddlehill, where he followed the footsteps of his parents and siblings and finished his American championship, under breeder/judges at Specialty shows. He thoroughly enjoyed his days spent basking in the sun poolside or helping raise the latest bunch of puppies in the house, and had a nose for a bitch in season like few other studs!!! :) He was nothing short of a gentleman in every sense of the word and his children around the world carry that torch proudly.

There were no signs of anything being amiss until late one night when he had a bit of a hard time settling for bed.  We got him to the ER, where an abdominal tap and ultrasound confirmed that he was bleeding out from several masses in the liver and spleen. We were able to comfort him and hold that beautiful head one last time and let him go peacefully. He was taken from us way too young... Godspeed, big teddybear.....


Ch. Sounder's Hear Me Roar

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Guideline's Carbon Copy
Sounder's Vada of Somis Ch. Delby's Anchor Steam, JH
Guideline's Dewar's Blend
Ch. Kelleygreen Amazing Grace Visions American Express Ch. Guideline's Master Card
Weathertop Television
Kelleygreen Starling CH. Tabatha's Drifter at Dickendall
Charway Ballywren

Show News!!!!!  Able finished December 8, 2007 with three majors!!

Able went WD under Susan Huntzinger (Riverlane) at the High Desert LRC Specialty, November 12, 2006!!

And then he did it again two months later-- WD under Linda Vaughn (Simmerdown) at the Papago LRC on January 12, 2007!!

Able was WD under Liz Muthard at Lake Matthews KC, an LRCSC supported entry, April 29, 2007!!

Able earned two more points under Lorri Isenhath (Dovetail) Burbank KC, September 30, 2007!!

Able went WD under Susan Huntzinger (Riverlane) November 17, 2007!!

Able finished under David Flanagan December 8, 2007


Below are some candid pictures of Able in the ring at SDLRC:

Able, November 2007:


Able's sire and dam are pictured below

Ch. Sounder's Hear Me Roar:                                    Ch. Kelleygreen Amazing Grace:  


Able's littersister, Ch. Vision's State of Grace is a 5 time BISS and 4 time BOSS winner, pictured below:

We're excited about our first Able offspring at Saddlehill!!

Below is Saddlehill Cinderhill Ready Willing and Mabel, out of Ch. Saddlehill Cinderhill O B Mine born December 8, 2006!  Pictured at 7 weeks, 6 months and 12 months old:


Mandalay's La-De-Dah to Saddlehill, "Lottie", bred by JoAnn Kolt (Mandalay Labradors)  out of Hollyhill's Name That Tune,  below at 10 months.  Thanks for sharing Lottie, JoAnn!!:



A puppy we co-bred with Kathy Besser, out of Beshire's Dream a Little Dream, "Patti" is pictured at 3 months:



A puppy from our Early's litter, "Tardy" is pictured below at 11 weeks and at 10 months, February 2008.  Tardy is co-owned with Becky Petty.


Another Early/Able pup, "Rachel" is pictured below, January 2008, Palm Springs KC Best Puppy, Gail Shearer.  "Rachel" also went Puppy Group 1 that afternoon!  Rachel is co-owned with Tiffany Brooks, Kahlua Labadors


Another puppy from our Early's litter, "Laney" is pictured below at 14 months, April 2008.  Laney won her class at Spirit of St Louis LRC under Manolo Queijeiro.  Laney was Best in Sweepstakes under Karen Helmers, Paradocs Labradors, at the Winnebago LRC supported entry on December 16, 2007.  She was also RWB to a major the same day under Judy Webb!  Not a bad start!!  Laney is owned by Anna Hausmann,


Linro's Irish Pearl, out of Linro's Irish Jig, pictured at 5 months:



A picture of "Joey" out of Stonecreek's English Trifle: