Cedarbrooks Bello Ragazzo

Gus at 2 years
Gus at 3 years

BISS Ch. Tremont’s Fu Man Chu x Forestwood Cedarbrook Luca Bella CGC


OFA Good Hips
Elbows Normal
Eyes Cerf’d Annually
Heart Clear by Echo Doppler
EIC Clear (University of Minnesota)
Black (carries yellow) BBee
Optigen Clear by Parentage
Full Dentition
W. July 11, 2009

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We are loving the puppies Gus is producing, both our own, and outside litters.  They have gorgeous heads, lots of bone, tons of coat, and his sweet, silly temperament.  Look for his kids in the show ring Spring/Summer 2014.  Contact us for more information regarding litters due and pictures of past/present litters.

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Show Highlights

WD/BOW/BOB over specials (3 pts), Ladies Dog Club, 6/2/12, Betty Graham (Graemoor)

RWD (major) Taconic Hills Kennel Club, 6/8/12, Nancy Talbott (Belgold)

RWD (major) Providence County Kennel Club, 7/29/12, Michael Wiest (Beechcroft)

RWD (major) Glen Falls Kennel Club (Ballston Spa), 8/9/12, Sharon Parr (Delight)

RWD (major) Pawcatuck River LRC Supported Entry, 9/8/12, Mr. Robert Ennis

WD/BOW/BOB over specials (4 pts), Kanadasaga Kennel Club (Wine Country), 9/27/12, Tom Bradley, III

WD, Mowhawk Valley Kennel Club (Ballston Spa), 8/9/13, Dr. Michael Woods (Waterdog)

WD, Southern Adirondack Dog Club (Ballston Spa), 8/10/13, Jean-Louis Blais (Chablais)

WD and New Champion, Bennington County Kennel Club (Ballston Spa), 8/11/13, Michael Wiest (Beechcroft)

JAM, Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club, North Stonington, CT, 9/20/13, Barbara Nowak (Broyhill)

Bred by: Nicole and Michael Santamaria, Cedarbrook and Leslie Plank, Forestwood

Gus is our keeper from our Bella bred to BISS Ch. Tremont’s Foo Man Chu. He was co-bred with our good friend Leslie Plank (Forestwood). Gussy was such an easy puppy to raise and has grown into a wonderful dog. He spent his first few years hanging out with me on bed rest while I was pregnant with my human babies. After having our second baby, our friend Cam Adams (Camelot) offered to handle him knowing we weren’t able to get to many shows ourselves with two infants. Even though we started showing him later than we would have liked, he did very well with limited showing. Cam started taking him out in May of 2012 and picked up both of his majors under breeder judges that summer. He took another year off, and went with her to Ballston Spa in August, 2013. He took RWD the second day of the show, and WD the next three days to finish his championship, under all breeder judges. We are thrilled and so proud of them. His first time in the ring as a special, he took a JAM in a huge Best of Breed class at the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club. We now look forward to seeing him show in Best of Breed. A special thanks to all the breeder judges that recognized our boy.

We are loving Gus’s puppies. There were a few litters born this summer, and several more are being bred now, due this fall/winter. Check back soon for pictures. They have pretty heads, lots of bone, tons of coat, and his sweet, silly temperament. Look for them in the show ring in Spring, 2104!

Gus at 5 months
Gus at 11 months with handler Jen Leitao at the Labrador Retriever Club of Greater Boston
This is Gus at five months old at Christmas time. He was such a good sport taking pictures for our card!
Gus with his Momma Bella, Christmas of 2009. They look so much alike!!!!