I have always been around animals, having grown up on a farm. I competed in horse shows for quite awhile before showing dogs. At one time I was showing both horses and dogs before deciding that it was with the dogs where my heart was.
I believe that being out and showing competitively in obedience is a wonderful asset in the planning of our breeding program. Over the years of showing, I have accumulated over 6500 OTCH points. I am currently showing two dogs, OTCH Tanbark’s Always UDX12 OGM and OTCH Tanbark’s Ready Set Go UDX2 OM4. Patiently waiting in the wings is a Coke grandaughter, Tanbark’s Ubetcha.
The above picture on the left is “OTCH Tanbark’s Something’s Burnin UDX15 – Coke. Coke was 2007 OBEDIENCE DOG OF THE YEAR. She accomplished this just 2 months shy of 11 years of age. She continued to compete until she was 12 years old. Some of her other accomplishments include perfect scores of 200, World Series Winner, National Specialty Winner, 73 High in Trials, 55 High Combines’ and dam of our first Field Trial Champion. I did not start training her until she was two years old. Once we started training, it was hard to take time out for puppies, which was the original reason I kept her. She was quick to learn and always willing to work. Coke is now 16 -1/2 years old and is still is my naughty girl.
The picture on the right is OTCH Tanbark’s Always UDX12 OGM. What a thrill it is to step in the ring with Sly. Whether we are training, showing, or just playing at home she truly lives up to her name as she is ALWAYS ready and willing to play the game. I love the above picture of her as it really shows the spirit of this little red dog.
Although Mike my husband is not involved with the breeding process, he has been showing for over 30 years and also is an AKC obedience judge. He also helps with the raising of the puppies, taking pictures and gives his support, especially when I am out showing.
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