Happy Ninth Birthday to Dino, A true Renaissance Dog!
MB-GCh UKC-UWP UKC-URO1 Woodacre's Court Jester AKC-UD MB-CD AKC-RAE ASCA-RE APDT-RL3 MB-RA BMD-NDD SBC-DD RC-CS RC-CI ABLSA-SR1 MB-VM2 CCC-OV TT2 CGC
Eight years ago today, Georgette Musante with Grateful Dog Rescue, brought Dino to my place in Hayward, CA! What an incredible eight years it has been. Dino is always non-stop in excitement and energy in every aspect of living. Even going through doors and jumping out of bed causes excitement and barking and bouncing.
Dino has excelled at a wide variety of activities from Tracking, Obedience, Conformation, Rally, Carting/Drafting, Sprint Racing, Lure Coursing, Finding Lost Pets and Weight Pull with 32 titles to his name! To my knowledge he is the only Mixed Breed with that many titles!
In the world of Mixed Breed sports, he was the first Mixed Breed to earn the Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE) title with the American Kennel Club in 2010, the first year AKC allowed Mixed Breeds. The following May, 2011, he was the second Mixed Breed to earn the Utility Dog (UD) title with AKC. Dino was the first Mixed Breed to show at the huge Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show at the Cow Palace in January 2012. He was the first Mixed Breed to earn a Carting/Drafting title and has earned titles in Bernese Mountain Dog, St. Bernard and Rottweiler clubs. To my knowledge, he remains the only Mixed Breed with any Carting/Drafting titles.
His best activity is being a best friend and constant companion to both people and dogs. He loves to go for long walks and hikes and dog parks and greets all strangers as a new friend. He will play "fetch" non stop. He adores his cat friend, Mercury, and thinks it is the best thing to run straight towards Mercury and take a flying leap at him, landing just in front.
Thank you, Dino! Can't wait for the next eight years!
Here is a small sampling of photos from some fun times with Dino