Some interesting facts of Bauer and his Labs gleaned from the book and archive tour:
• The offspring of Bauer's dog, Dart of Netley Creek, accumulated the most points in the 1974 Open and Amateur All Age Competition.
• Dart's mating with Super Chief, which was owned by Louise and August Belmont (yes, those Belmonts, of Belmont Raceway), has produced some of the top Lab lines of all time - many of which are still evident today.
• In 1972, two other Wanapum-line dogs, Wanapum Lucky Yo Yo and Cody of Wanapum, at three years of age, were the youngest retrievers to qualify for that year's national championship. (Wanapum Kennels was the name of Bauer's kennel/line)
• In 1973, Wanapum Lucky Yo Yo sold for $22,000, which was at the time the highest price ever paid for a dog - a distinction that earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
• Cannonball Kate, a descendant of Wanapum Sheba, who was a direct descendant of Dart, long held the record for the highest one-season total of accumulated points, Open and Amateur, for any Labrador female in the United States.
• Always the businessman, Berg, the company's historian, said that Bauer was fond of importing British-bred Labs from the UK that were already pregnant. "That way he only had to pay the import fees on one dog, but really got several."