I have raised beagles most of my life up until this year. I used to keep and train anywhere from 10-20 beagles depending on the year and what I had going on in my life. This year I realized that with my work obligations and lack of personal time I could not do the little hounds the justice they deserved. I gave them to a friend to raise and train and I was dog-less for a couple of months. It wasn't long before I realized that I missed the companionship of a dog. I have had labs a couple of times in my life and I knew that as far as a pet is concerned they are much better pets than my beloved beagles.
A friend of mine, Scott Smith, who lives on Smith Farm on Smith View Lane at Smith Mountain Lake called me and told me that he had a litter of pups out of his male Junior. Junior is a 100 lb reddish lab that is full of himself! I was anxious to see the pups but somewhat hesitant as I did not really want a yellow lab (the mother was a yellow lab).
Several weeks passed and before I could get to the Smith farm and take a look at the nine puppies. I picked the name before I ever went to look at the puppies and I went with full intention of picking out the biggest blockiest male pup in the litter. Once I get there I find that the biggest, boldest, blockiest puppy in the entire litter is a GIRL!
So, now I have a girl named "Smith".