Ellie, or Dog2 as PF likes to call her, has a serious obsession with balls. Looking back three years ago when I picked her up, I remember how the couple went on and on about how the sire was field certified. A beautiful muscular chocolate lab, the husband made the effort to show me how well he retrieved. It should have been my first clue to what one of his offsprings was capable of doing.
Her father would have been proud. Ellie's focus is so intense and directed towards "the ball" that every muscle in her body is tensed and ready to retrieve. She has a five foot vertical and to quote PF "...has this freaky trick where she launches herself five feet in the air, does a full body twist, and catches a tennis ball in her mouth."