Molly - Shop Dog Extraordinaire! (Security for Ruff N' Stuff Pet Center) Fala - CGC, BH, CD, UCD, CDX, UCDX, TT, TC, TDI Oliver - CD, CDX, UD, TT, TC, TDI Britta - CGC, CD, TC, TDI Rudy - CGC, BH, CD, CDX, UD, TT, TC, TDI.
OLIVER CD, CDX, UD, TT, TC, TDI (1982-1996)
Oliver was my first competition dog, and what an amazing dog he was! He earned his Companion Dog title in 3 straight shows with scores averaging 197, which earned him a Dog World Award for exceptional performance in AKC obedience trials, and ranking among the TOP 50 Novice-A German Shepherd Dogs in 1984. We then went on to earn Companion Dog Excellent and Utility Dog titles.
Besides excelling at competitive obedience, Oliver was also my introduction to protection training. He was an outstanding personal protection dog.
Fala was an outstanding obedience competitor, but what she really excelled at was protection work. She was a very hard, serious dog and introduced me to the sports of Schutzhund and French Ring. Personal protection competitions were just beginning to be held at the end of her career, and I can't help but wonder how she would have shined had she been born just a little bit later to participate fully in the then growing personal protection dog sports.
Rudy was an enormous giant of a dog, with heart and drive to match his size. Unfortunately, his health started to downturn after he earned his Utility Dog title at age three, and he was gone by the age of five after two surgeries and lengthy radiation therapy. He too was an enthusiastic protection dog, winning the Windy City K9 Personal Protection Dog Trial in 1997.
Nicky was an extraordinary competition dog and did a fabulous job in all sports, yet was a very serious protection dog. He achieved an amazing 97% placement record in competition (placing in 32 of 33 shows, winning 55% of those and taking 2nd place in 30%) while competing in 5 separate performance sports and 7 distinctly different protection venues.
The personal protection tournaments he won include the Dog Sports Open (multiple times), The K9 Summerslam, Mr. K9’s Ladies Only Invitational, Sun Dog Street Dog Trial (multiple times), Sun Dog Pro-Am Trial and the 4-Thought “Street Wise” Civil Protection Dog Trial. Nicky was also ranked number 1 in the world throughout the entire 2005 K9 Pro Sports season.
Although officially retired as of 2008 with the completion of his French Ring title, he still came out to play occasionally in various protection venues and won the Dog Sports Open again in 2010 just months before he died.
Nicky was the 2nd dog (and the 1st handled by a woman) to earn the UKC Dog Sport POLICE DOG 1 title.
Nicky appeared on the March 2009 cover of the UKC Bloodlines magazine
It’s difficult to ease your heartache when a dog leaves your side too soon. Click on “Remembering Nicky”, to view a tribute.
GREER - CH, URO1, UAGI, CGC (2009-2013)
"Greer" was a very large, sweet friendly boy whose always wagging tail has been categorized as a deadly weapon! At just one year of age, he completed his breed championship, earned an Agility I title and a Rally Obedience 1 title. My life threatening illness in early 2012 forced me to cut back on many responsibilities, and I sold Greer to a wonderful breeding kennel in Wisconsin to perform stud dog duties... a task I know he readily enjoyed!
(Click photo for pedigree)
(Click photo for pedigree)
KEVLAR - CH (June 2010-)
I soon came to realize I missed having a goofy male German Shepherd in the house, and brought "Kevlar" in to live with me in 2012. Sired by my beloved male "Nicky" out of "Schick" (who carries Cher Car lines back to the original foundation dog "Renegade"), Kevlar is a sweet and gentle boy.
He completed his breed championship in 2011 at one year of age, and he currently enjoys living in the lap of luxury overseeing my canine household which also includes a female Dutch Shepherd and 2 Parson Russell Terriers.
Kevlar is also a marvelous demonstration dog and canine ambassador who endears himself to our friends and customers with his mild mannered ways and gentle as a lamb nature; allowing visitors and kids alike to give him big hugs and kisses. Yet in a moments notice, he is a devoted protection dog, enthusiastically displaying his skill and prowess in defending his loved ones from danger.
These are my Dutch Shepherds.
Dual Champion UJJCH CH Cher Carís Rush to Touch(é) Épée, FO, AOB, PA, UNJ, CGC, TDI now performs therapy dog work on a weekly basis with her co-owner Deb Russell. (Click picture for pedigree.)
Judge Tina Camp and owner/handler Carole Field with New Champion Cher Car's Rush to Touch(é) Épée at the UKC Michigan Classic Dog Show on March 9, 2008.
ROM-X AN URO3 UCD UAGI UJJ GRCH Cher Carís Snap Decision BH CSAU CGC was the first Dutch Shepherd in the world to earn titles in the four different UKC venues of conformation, rally, agility and obedience. She also enjoys dock jumping, nosework and bitework. (Click picture for pedigree.)
Snap was ranked the #10 Dutch Shepherd in the country in the 2008 UKC Top Ten Breed and Dog Standings and was ranked the #4 Dutch Shepherd in the country for 2010 despite being shown very sparingly due to maternity duties. She earned her Grand Championship title in 2012 and finished the year ranked the #2 Dutch Shepherd in the country for 2012.
Snap successfully competed in the 2011 Dog Sports Open...
... just 6 weeks after giving birth to 10 puppies!
Snap took 5th place in a class of 46 dogs, despite not having trained for 3 months prior due to maternity duties.
Snap will retrieve anything... in or out of the water!
Here she is earning her Junior Jumper Dock Jumping title.
Although Snap competes in many venues...
... she does seem to enjoy bitework the best!
This is French import "LaRue" who earned her Championship at 10 months of age and was awarded Reserve BEST-IN-SHOW!
These are my Parson Russell Terriers.
New Dual Racing Champion Cher Car Ultimate Kia with Judge Richard Hunter, co-owners Carole Field and Debra Russell, along with breeder Cheryl Carlson.
A little dog with a very BIG heart.
This is Parson Jack Russell Terrier FO, AOB, PA, OBPD1, UFR, USR, UFCH, USCH Cher Car Ultimate Kia, CGC, TDI co-owned by Debra Russell and myself.Kia completed her Dual Racing Championship in June 2008.She is the first Parson Jack Russell Terrier to earn this distinction and the ninth dog of any breed in the country. Kia was undefeated during the four years (2005-2008) she earned her Flat and Steeplechase Racing and Championship Titles! She continued to race in the Champion class and was ranked in the UKC Terrier Race ALL STARS in 2009, 2010 and 2011 before retiring in 2012.
Kia also received special recognition in 2006 for being the first Parson Jack Russell Terrier to earn a Protection Title in the UKC Dog Sports program. Not bad for a 20 pound dog!
Kia was featured on the cover of the March 2011 UKC Bloodlines Magazine
PTN USA UFA UNJCH RATI UAGI URO1 CAX Cher Car's Dreadful Dwarf CGC aka ďSpaldingĒ enjoys lure coursing, terrier racing, barn hunt, agility, rally obedience and dock jumping. (Click picture for pedigree.)
Spalding earning his UNJCH-United Novice Jumper Championship at the 2014 PremierÖ
Ö with a new personal best jump of 8í7Ē (which is not bad when you consider he is only 11.5" tall with 6" legs!)
Spalding was the 2014 UAD National FEATHERWEIGHT Dock Jumping Champion...
...competing his his red "Wonderdog" cape!
Spalding earned his GRAND Novice Jumper CHAMPIONSHIP at...
the 2015 UKC Premier Dog Show with a new personal best jump of 11'8".
This is for Carole Field and her Parson Russell Terrier named "Spalding". Spalding is an extremely popular dock jumper who has an eye-catching jumping style. He is so much fun to watch jump! Spalding recently earned his UKC Grand Championship as a dock jumper and I made this little video of him in honor of this wonderful achievement. Heartfelt congratulations to Carole and Spalding!!