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Crest Kennels est. 1984
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This is the first word I can think of to describe how I feel about
my dogs and why I do what I do.
How did I get started doing this?? Growing up I was the kid who always brought home the strays
and wanted to help any injured animals. My family always had dogs and cats so I don't know life
without the LOVE of a pet.
I went to the Detroit Kennel Club dog show and saw my first Akita in person. I fell in LOVE and went
home and did extensive research on the breed. Within a year I had my first Akita puppy, Max.
After Max I was so blessed to meet Bill & BJ Andrews and got my beautiful "Pie". 35 years later I still  
love the Akita breed.

Fast forward to 2005 and I again was blessed with finding my Sammi, my first Labrador. She was
and is my heart dog and I miss her everyday. From day one I knew this was a gentle, kind,
extraordinary breed.
Labradors are the perfect family companion. They are great with other animals, gentle and loving
with children. They do great as Service/Therapy dogs, as Hunting/Field work, Dock divers,
obedience training, Scent training, Show ring or just curling up at your feet...or on your bed, as a
family companion.

My dogs are first and for most my pets...
Everything I do is in the best interest of my dogs and puppies. They are raised and cared for in my

I donate a couple puppies/dogs to people with PTSD and autistic families every year.
I also have several puppies that are and are being trained to be Service and Therapy dogs.
I also belong to Mid Michigan Therapy Dogs organization.

I have been active in the Dog World since 1984. I have shown my dogs, been a groomer, have
whelped numerous litters of my own and for other breeders. I do obedience and CGC titles on my
dogs and am now doing Therapy Dog Training with them.  I have been a mentor to others who are
starting in the breeding world. I teach them about genetics, reproduction, whelping and puppy care.

So LOVE is the first thing I think of and feel so lucky to do what I enjoy everyday