CKC GCH Riverwaves Country Boy Nash CGN RA
DOB: August 17, 2014
Sire: GCH Fados Tesouro Escondido
Dam: CH Morfrends SplashI’mTakinABath RN
OFA Hips: Good (PW-7715G24)
Eyes: Normal (PW-EYE2310/24M-VPI)
GM1: Normal/Clear (Accession #: 16-6264)
PRA: Normal/Clear (Accession #: 16-6264)
JDCM: 1-1 Probable Normal (Test #: 14317)
IC13: Normal (Accession #: 16-6264)
KRT71: Normal/Clear (Accession #: 16-6264)
Nash is a black wavy boy with a very silky coat. He weighs approximately 55 pounds and measures 21.75″ (55.25cm) at the withers. He is a very happy-go-lucky boy, willing to please and enjoys working. As a puppy he was an escape artist, with boundless amounts of energy. Though he was “a lot of dog” as a pup, he was very smart and easily trained. He is happy to be with people, he is fabulous with young puppies as well as children, and he is one of the only PWDs I know that does not counter surf! Now at 2.5 years old, he has settled into a very calm and composed temperament; happy to be pat and cuddled at all times. We hope to pursue more obedience and possibly therapy work in the future.
Nash came home with my partner, Steve, and I as our new family member and companion. There were no plans to do conformation, but when he grew into himself at 7 months old, he was evaluated and we found out if we wanted to pursue a CKC Championship, we would have support. I had no idea what conformation was, let alone did I think showing my dog was in the cards when we brought him home. After some deliberating (and with the support of Sandra Allen; our breeder) Steve, Nash and I decided to take on this unknown journey of “dog showing”.
Over the next few months, we found a handling class, a show groomer, and attended a few sanction matches. With the support of our local breed club, and all the breeders and dog enthusiasts around us, we ventured out to Nash’s first show. He came home from his first weekend showing in May 2015 with 2 points, and then at his next show in June 2015, another 2 points! Then came “the summer of no competition” and even though we entered many shows, we were not progressing. By the end of August 2015, we entered a show that actually had competition, and because my original handler was booked up, I decided to take him into the ring myself! We came home from our first weekend showing together with 3 more points, and I was ecstatic that I was able to bring him to some successes myself (even though I was so nervous!)
I realized, “Wow, I kind of like this, and if we practice, maybe we can finish his championship together!” We worked very hard as teammates, and finally, in early October 2015 he achieved his CKC Championship with me on the end of his lead! It was a moment I will never forget!
Over the next few months we decided we should take a break from showing to let him mature. In April 2016 we brought Nash back into the ring. He was doing so well and at his last show before the summer in July 2016, Nash took 3 BOBs and his first ever Group Placement; Group 4th under Judge Ron Mahon! In 3 weekends showing, he had completed his CKC Grand Championship!
Nash has also been handled by Steven for his Canine Good Neighbour test, and earned his CGN title! They have also been working together in Rally Obedience, Water Work, and hope to try out Agility. Steve and Nash most recently completed all qualifying legs for his Rally Advanced title!
Needless to say we are beyond thrilled with our boy! He is the best family member, and so easy to live with! I cannot express how strong the bond we have developed is since working together toward these achievements! We think he is amazing, inside and out!
Nash is owned by Alexandra & Steven, and Sandra & Terry.
He resides with his family in Whitby, Ontario, Canada.
Nash is available for stud to approved bitches.
Sandra Allen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Chastven; email@example.com
Nash on his 2nd Birthday (below)