Touched By the Sun Labradors are the mascots for Alaska Equine & Small Animal Hospital. Owned and handled by Drs Joe and Julie Grohs, the whole crew has been training, competing and traveling again this year to hone their skills in hunt tests. The result of all this hard work are that "Summer" (Touched By the Sun's Summer Breeze) has garnered more points in the NAHRA competition season as well as qualifying in this years National Invitational held right here in Alaska. In 2018 she was the high point NAHRA dog in the Master Hunter category as well as the Senior Upland catergory for North America. We are so proud of this girl and all of the hard work Dr. Joe has put into his partnership with her. "Sunny" (Katmai Lady Blue Skies) is now an AKC Grand Champion in the show ring with the help of professional handlers Tiffany and Shea Skinner. He also holds multiple NAHRA titles and AKC titles in hunt tests and a Rally Advanced title. In 2018 he was the high point NAHRA Intermediate dog. "Norah" (Quail Run's One and Only Norah) holds both NAHRA and AKC titles in hunt tests and Rally. All three of these amazing labradors are phenomenal pheasant hunters in the field. Our newest addition is "Nike" (Touched By the Sun's Nike on the Horizon). She is from Wetland Retrievers and is rocking her early work in NAHRA competitions. Watch for more information about our mascots as they finish the 2019 season.