AKC Ch.Refinne Wild Spirit, RN, CA, NAJ, CL1-R, CGC
Spirit- UWP, SPOT, UAG1 AKC Champion, UKC Grand Champion Refinne Wild Spirit, RN, CA, NAJ, CL1-R, CGC ,TDI
Spirit is my first showdog, a gorgeous dark silver with nice conformation and good movement. She is an easy dog to show, finishing her AKC championship completely ownerhandled at the young age of 11 months. She even won a group placement, owner-handled! Spirit is sweet, smart, driven, eager to please, and easy to motivate. She is a dream dog for me and would be for anyone who does obedience, hunting, or agility. There is nothing I've asked her to learn she couldn't do. She can turn on lights, retrieve any object including coins, help put sheets on a bed, as well as all the typical tricks of a performance dog. She even learned how to fetch my cell phone when it rings from where I last lost it in the house and brings it to me! She has been in multiple commercials and print ads for companies like Purina Pro Plan and Target from 6 months old to 12 years old. Although she is high drive, she does know how to snooze on the couch and act appropriately in all situations. She adores children and is very calm and patient with them.
Spirit and I have been working on hunting since she was 7 weeks, and she loves to retrieve above all things. She loves the water, is not gunshy ( and the first time she heard a gun was at 2 years old), and very naturally birdy. In the right trainer's hands, she would be a titled bird/pheasant dog. She has been on pheasant, dove, and goose hunts and finds birds easily! It is my favorite thing to watch her work, doing the job her breed was made to do. When not doing retriever training, we are training to get her CD obedience title and doing therapy work at the hospital.
She currently has two Champion titles, a Rally Obedience title, 3 Agility titles, an AKC lure coursing title, a UKC weight pull title and an Canine Good Citizen degree. She is also a top winning Juniors dog for juniors in UKC conformation.
She gave us 3 lovely litters and was an excellent mother. She produced 3 UKC Grandchampions, 1 UKC champion/ agility champion, 2 of them Best in Show winnning, and 3 that are in our breeding program, Indigo, Bentley, and Star. She has many puppies with performance and therapy titles. She is now retired from breeding to focus on her performance career.
As of May 2016 at the age of 11, Spirit has been healthy and lively with no major health issues. She is sensitive to corn based dog foods (corn isnt a food for a dog anyways) and it will give her ear infections. She gets up a little slower some days, but can still run on walks, chase the chickens and cats, and LOVES to go to shows and strut her stuff in the veterans class or obedience ring. So far we have no reports of autoimmune issues or joint issues in her puppies.
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Ch. Refinne Wild Spirit,RN,CGC