The written standards of the Labrador Retriever worldwide agree that the Labrador’s
tail is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the breed. It should be
thick at the base, gradually tapering, medium length, free of feathering, and
clothed thickly with short, dense coat, thus giving the ‘rounded’ appearance
described as the “otter” tail.
Holly - the original
(with snow on her nose)
Helen - the cat who moved in
a dog's life ...
Times at OtterTail Farm
Leela - my logo model
Happy Fishing, Mud!
Playing at the lake
Sunbathing on the deck
Butch joined us as
6-yr old in need
Eponine and Obi cock their heads on cue
"What do you think?"
Surveying the Queendom
Playing with toys
Clearly 3 bones ARE better than 1
Snorkeling in the pond
Labs are the most sincere
Posing with your best buds
Ready for anything
Winning in obedience
Retrieving with gusto
"Lab Testing" Mom -- She's approved!
Fort Labrador - one of many. All had "BAD DOGS KEEP OUT"
signs. It worked -
all of my dogs are good dogs!
Snuggling on the couch
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Artwork, photographs and designs are original creations by Amy
Reges and my not be used for any purpose without written permission.
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OtterTail Labrador Retrievers Past and Present
My life with Labradors began in 1985 with the purchase of my first purebred
puppy. In 1986 we added a second puppy, chose the kennel name "OtterTail",
and I got involved in dog shows, obedience trials and fell in love with everything
Labrador. My first litter was born in 1988 and most of the Labs pictured
here were bred, trained and shown by me. Most hold AKC titles. I no longer
breed dogs, but continue to cherish and enjoy them. They are our family and
best friends. In 1987 my dogs inspired me to start making OtterTail Lab Art
and that has lead to many new advertures. My Labs are my models for painting
and sculpting and fill me with creative ideas. Along the way I began rescuing
Labs in need and now also volunteer as a foster home for Lab rescue. All
of our dogs are well-mannered house pets - or learn to be if they are rescues.
My husband and I, our Labs and cat share 10 acres with a pond in
a beautiful country setting. It is a fun place to be a dog!