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AKC BISS Ch. Surenuf Dancin to the Rhythm, CGC, PT, RN, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, NF NFP
"Eric"

5/10/03-8/25/15

Multiple Group Winner & Specialty Winner

DOB:  5/10/03; OFA: AS20803G24M-PI, Elbows Normal
 CERF: AS-7323/2008-60 (cleared April 08)
CHIC: 23033  MDR1 Normal/Normal
Pelger Huet-Negative
DNA tested clear of hereditary cataract mutation
AKC & ASCA Registered

Eric show career started in Tupelo, MS on 5/14/05. Completed his Championship on March 5, 2006 in Pensacola, FL winning BOB over a special.  He had several months off due to Hurricane Katrina.  All  his points were out of the BBX class.  He had several group placements with very limited showing with me;  2 Group 1's; 1 Group 2, 1 Group 3 and 2 Group 4's.

Eric lives up to his name in many ways.  He was a very happy go lucky dog that has fun with all things that he did.  He carried a heavy coat.  He floated across the ground.  Eric was a moderate size dog who had attitude to boot.   

We are super please with what he produced.  Red Merles with Blue eyes, Red/Black tris will all the trim. Blue Merles who have the attitude. Eric passed on his attitude and his love of life.  Sound movers who wanted to please.

7/30/06-Eric had his first herding lesson.  I was pleased with his interest and the "no barking" that he did.  He was carefully at first, but when one of the sheep broke away he turned on and brought it back to the others.  He quickly realized that he could give chase and bring each back to me.  Now to see how the other lessons go as he continues another phase of aussie versatility.   Eric did show a strong instinct that he can go farther.  I was his hindrance more than his ability to continue. Pictures from herding lesson and test.  He obtained his HT in 2 Test. 

1/1/07 Eric hit the show circuit with Clint Livingston!.

1/1/07 Eric was owned by several Ladies who are the "Special Investors" for his show career.  These Ladies were not only co-owners but also the reason that Eric could be out and about with their financial support during that time.

3/31/07 WOW Eric and Clint have made a super team.  He was #1 All Breed Points and Breed Points for the end of Feb stats with Canine Chronicle.  By that time, Eric and the Livingston Team has earned 1-Group 1; 5 Group 2's; 2 Group 3's and 1 Group 4. 

4/5/07 Eric and Clint go Best of Breed at the Wichita Specialty in Wichita, Kansas.  Jumbuck, a Black tri son of Eric went WD, BOW for a 5 pt major at 6 months. 

5/14/07 Eric is ranked #1 with AKC Top 20 Aussies with 18 Breed wins, 1 Group 1; 8 Group 2's; 2 Group 3's and 2 Group 4's.  Total dogs defeated 2,322

6/5/07 Eric has been making his mark in the show ring.  He has won another Group 1 with Clint in Laramie, WY plus several others group placements.  There is now 4 of his offspring that are pointed, 2 major pointed.  Most entered the ring in the last several months.   He is consistently in the Top 5 stats in both All Breed and Breed each month.

6/14/07 Stats from Canine Chronicle Eric is #2 in All Breed points with 2641; Breed points #1 with 645; Top 20 herding Group #19: #5 Eukanuba.

6/17 & 6/18 at the Rio Rancho, NM shows Eric and Clint did it again.  Won Back to Back Group 1's.

6/23/07 Electric City KC Group 3; 6/24/07 Five Valley KC Group 2

Eric is #1 All Breed and Breed for the month of June with Canine Chronicle.  #15 Herding Group

7/6/07 Trinity Valley KC Group 2; 7/8/07 Texas KC Group 3

12/07 Amarillo KC Back to Back Group 1's

1/1/08 Eric is the #1 Australian Shepherd for the year of 2007 in breed points.  See his show record

4/25/08 Eric has returned home for Agility and Herding training.  He is doing well in both and soon hope to compete in the performance ring.  His co-owner and trainer for agility, Gayle Holmen, will soon be in the ring to add more titles to his name.

8/08 Eric and Gayle obtained his Novice Jumpers Preferred title with one leg in Novice Fast Preferred and Novice Standard Preferred

10/19/08 Eric earns his ASCA Championship & CGC title in one weekend.  Also going BOB his first time out in ASCA as a special.

11/1/08 Eric is #1 in the USASA Agility stats for NJP and #7 in NAP.

1/2/09 Eric and Gayle earn his Rally Novice title.

3/8/09 Eric and Karen earn his Pre-Trial (herding) title.