Best Kept Labs Navigator - Pilot

Currently he holds these AKC Titles –

Novice Trick Dog

NADD Master Dock Diving

NACC Elite Dock Diving

Video of Pilot’s 25′ Jump at a Cato, NY competition:

To say we are proud of our boy is an understatement. His trick dog title required learning and performing 10 tricks from a list of Novice level tricks as determined by AKC.

This summer was his first time exposed to dock diving and the excitement of competition distance jumping from a dock.

He had two lesson sessions one in July 2020 and one in August four days before being signed up for his first competition.

16 Aug 2020 was his first competition. He jumped twice in the Junior Division (11’6″, 12’6″) and once in the Senior Division (16’0″). The chaos of competition didn’t faze him a bit.

We went back on 29 & 30 Aug 20 in hopes of getting 3 more jumps in Junior or 4 more in Senior Division so he would earn either a Junior or Senior Title. Alas, that wasn’t meant to be.

Pilot started the day with a 21’3″ jump. That was a full 5’3″ further than the last competition and was only his 4th competition jump, This put him at the MASTER DIVISION. Four more jumps after that of 20’9″, 20’0″, 21’3″ and 21’0″ completed his MASTER DIVISION TITLE.

We had signed up for a total of 8 Splashes as they are called. We already earned his Masters title so thought we would use the last 3 splashes to try leaving from on the dock. That led to 3 qualifying scores in the ELITE DIVISION with jump distances of 25’6″, 24’3″ and 24’9″ to finish the competition.

Hoping the last competition wasn’t just a fluke we decided to attend the last even for the 2020 Season. Pilot didn’t disappoint us. On Sep 13, 2020 he jumped 3 more times in the Elite Division with distances of 25’0″, 24’6″ and finished the year with a new personal best distance jump of 26’0″! The weather was crappy, the dock wet and slippery and he pulled off a personal best of 26′!

Not to minimize the importance of his Novice Trick Dog Title but this was a new Best Kept Labs distance record by 3’6″ that was previously held by his Uncle and was 22’6″.

Pilot is a young dog that we have great expectations for in the future.

Meet Pilot & His Accomplishments

Pilot's Health Testing Results

The Best Kept Labs Kennel is pleased to announce PILOT has successfully completed the last of our required tests. Clear of all 15 diseases listed on the Paw Print Genetics 2019 Essential and Supplemental Labrador Panels.

Certificate Date: Aug. 27, 2014

This canine’s DNA showed the following genotype(s):
Disease Interpretation
Centronuclear myopathy – NORMAL
Congenital macrothrombocytopenia – NORMAL
Cystinuria (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Degenerative Myelopathy – NORMAL
Elliptocytosis – NORMAL
Exercise-induced collapse – NORMAL
Hereditary nasal parakeratosis – NORMAL
Hyperuricosuria – NORMAL
Myotubular myopathy 1 – NORMAL
Narcolepsy (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Progressive retinal atrophy, Cone-rod dystrophy 4 – NORMAL
Progressive retinal atrophy, Progressive rod-cone degeneration – NORMAL
Pyruvate kinase deficiency (Labrador Retriever type) – NORMAL
Retinal dysplasia/Oculoskeletal dysplasia 1 – NORMAL
Skeletal dysplasia 2 – NORMAL

Paw Print Genetics™ performed the tests listed on this dog. See the Laboratory Report for interpretation and recommendations based on these findings. The genes/diseases reported here were selected by the client. Normal results do not exclude inherited mutations not tested in these or other genes that may cause medical problems or may be passed on to offspring. These tests were developed and their performance determined by Paw Print Genetics. This laboratory has established and verified the tests’ accuracy and precision. Because all tests performed are DNA-based, rare genomic variations may interfere with the performance of some tests producing false results. If you think these results are in error, please contact the laboratory immediately for further evaluation.