Larry and Jutta Beard are the founding members of Heuberg Pugs. They have incorporated a team approach to conditioning, training, showing and raising their pugs. This team is made up of their daughters Gretchen Savoy, and Natalie Sweeney, son in law Charles Sweeney, and friends Marilyn Sanders, Meg Lockwood, Lynn Agin and Suzanne Smithson. Each member of the group contributes not only their time and efforts to the improvement of the breed, but also specific specialties in training, raising of puppies, and showing in the breed ring, obedience, and agility.

Directly associated with Heuberg Pugs is Meg Lockwood of Locklan Kennels (http://www.locklankennels.com/). Meg Lockwood co-owns, raises, trains and shows Heuberg Pugs. When not attending dog shows, members of the Heuberg team are available to assist pet owners, and exhibitors with any concerns they may have about pugs.

Heuberg Pugs has been associated with performance events from the beginning. The very first Pug, Homer, received a basic obedience title (CD) in minimum time. Numerous other performance dogs followed, highlighted by Ch. Heubergs Baron von Richtofen CDX (Bubba), receiving an advanced obedience title while taking high in trial.

When Marilyn Sanders became associated with Heuberg Pugs, she brought an involvement in training and showing her dogs in the AKC performance arena for over 20 years. She has shown and titled pugs in agility, obedience, and rally as well as the conformation ring. Marilyn enjoys teaching training classes and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer. She is a strong advocate of clicker training for all types of animals and is adept at teaching others how to train using this method.

Marilyn is a member of The Pug Dog Club of America, Old Dominion Pug Club, Langley Kennel Club, Merrimac Dog Training Club and Association of Pet Dog Trainers (http://www.apdt.com/). She writes a training column, “Teacher’s Pet”, for the magazine, PugTalk (http://www.pugtalk.com/). With her knowledge of training using "clickers" and positive reinforcement, she has been instrumental in the increased level of training that is exhibited in Heuberg pugs.

Marilyn currently co-owns, with Heuberg Pugs, Am./Can. Ch. Locklan Star Spangled Rocket RA, OJP, NAP, and Ch. Heubergs Olive Oyl.

When Meg Lockwood became associated with Heuberg Pugs, she brought her skills as an experienced trainer. She has exhibited this by her showing a variety of breeds to obedience, agility, rally and lure coursing titles. She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and teaches individual and small classes in Poquoson, Virginia. She specializes in puppies and helps Heuberg Kennels with socializing promising show stock.

Her Locklan Kennel (http://www.locklankennels.com/) currently has two Heuberg dogs, Ch. Heuberg's Gilbeys Gin NA,NAJ,NAP OJP CGC TD(Gigi) and Heubergs Flying Monkey. Both of Gigi's children (Liberty and Rocket) have their Championship and agility and rally titles.


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We hope you enjoy your visit to our website. For further information about breeding, training, and showing of pugs, please contact us.

 

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