A tribute to Couper

2009 - 2018.

A very loved member of the family whom will be sadly missed, our Flat (black) Coated Retriever. 

Couper entered the family from the same place as our Golden Retriever Barnie, Dancing Gate Kennels, 

He was only 8 weeks old when he first laid eyes on me, a bundle of energy & joy. 

He got his head stuck in the fence when he ran toward me in the pen at the kennels and I said, that's it, sold.   

A thousand dollars later and home came Couper with a huge list of instructions on how and what to feed him for the first 12 months of which I followed to the letter. 

We named him Shadow and that is what is on his breed papers but he never took to that name, he preferred Couper and that name stuck.  My boys friends when they were over would call Brayden or Mark by their last name - 'Couper' and the dog would turn up every time Couper was called out.