I was there when Rick was born, and I knew he was mine the moment I saw
him. His puppy name was "Baby Ray", and he is a ringer for his dad,
Raymond. Rick is very sweet and loving, which is a good thing since he
was the most destructive puppy I've ever had! If we couldn't find
anything, we would just look out in the dog yard, as Rick had probably
drug whatever it was out the dog door.
Thankfully Rick eventually grew up, and at age 12 he has done amazing
things in agility, obedience, conformation, rally, and herding. Rick is
a multiple High in Trial winner in obedience, herding, and rally, and he
finished his AKC Conformation Championship with three majors, a BOS over
a special, and a BOB over a special and then on to a Group Four! Rick
became a Triple Champion by earning his OTCH in March of 2012, part of
an extremely special weekend as Riva finished her Champion Tracker title
the very next day! It was truly a weekend I will always remember. In May
of 2013 Rick became my second Quadruple Champion when he finished his
MACH. Rick started tracking in the summer of 2013, and he and I have had
a BALL with it! In 2014 Rick earned his TD and TDU, and late in 2016 I
was THRILLED when Rick earned his VST. Rick only needs the TDX title to
become my second Quintuple Champion. Rick earned his Obedience Grand
Master title in the fall of 2014 and his UDX10 in July of 2015. Rick
placed Second in the Utility All Stars Competition at the 2014 UKC
Premiere, and was the number one UKC Utility dog in the country in 2014.
In 2016 Rick finished his PUDX title, his RAE2, and his UKC Conformation
Championship and Grand Rally Obedience Championship, along with his URX,
GN, and GO. A highlight of 2016 was placing in the Top 50 at the 2016
AKC National Obedience Championship, an accomplishment that was beyond
my wildest dreams, since Rick was 11 1/2 at the time! Rick and I
discovered Nosework in 2016 and he ADORES it, and has already earned
several UKC nosework titles. Now retired from obedience, rally, and
agility, Rick and I continue to enjoy nosework and tracking.
Rick is a delight to live with, train, and show, and I am so very lucky
to have shared my life with this wonderful dog.
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