This is a brag on my, just turned 2.5 year old, boy BOONDOCK. Looking back two years ago when his first title, Junior Hunter, was finished at the age of 6 months old, in four straight runs, it was just the start of some remarkable accomplishments. He debuted in the show ring at 7 months old and earned all his CH points from the BBE classes finishing quickly by 14 months of age. At a year old, he had great placements in ALL 8 classes he was entered in at the 2010 GSPCA Nationals week. After returning from Florida, we jumped right into NAVHDA and earned a Natural Ability Prize I.
With the help of Mikael Matteson, he's had some very nice placements in the Breed classes and is a multi-BOB winner, with very limited showing, over some top dogs and large entries. He earned all his Grand CH points over 3 weekends (one win shy of doing it in 2).
With no formal training, he and I then ran through Rally Novice where he finished that title against 15 qualifiers in Novice B with a perfect score of 100, and fastest run, for a First Place finish.
This past Saturday...
Trained and handled to perfection by Judy Zeigler, BOONDOCK earned his Senior Hunter title!! We then even gave him a shot at Masters yesterday. He brought home some beautiful score cards reflecting remarkable runs.
Last month, he and I had a very nice BOB win at the Wine Country Circuit in NY and 4 days later hit the Grouse/Woodcock woods of Northern NY where he ran hard for 3 days straight and was the only dog, out of 3, who produced birds.
To me, he is truly THE VERSATILE GSP!! I'm trying to figure out what to do next...
Overall, I'm thrilled about the entire litter he came from. Unfortunately, I can't always place my dogs in performance/competition homes but I'm proud to say this litter did earn us our first NAVHDA Natural Ability Breeders Award and have hunt test titles, are show-pointed and are just a great looking bunch. Most went to hunting homes where they are doing a fantastic job and I'm happy for that.
Thank you everyone who made "BOONDOCK" happen!
GCH CH Schutzen's Son Of A Gun RN SH, GSPCA VC, NAVHDA NA PZ I, CHIC #68510
(Am/Can CH Olde Ridge Ben There Done That x CH Schutzen's Shoot To Thrill CD RE MH, CGC, VC NRD, NA PZ I)
Compliments of Gene Caron