|Comb Ch Happy Hollow's Rambler x Low Country's Reba Again
Whelped July 23, 2002
OFA - Fair
|Checkers made a very solid competitor in almost any venue. He is a dog with the drive and
willingness to do anything asked of him. He repeatedly proved himself to be a solid bay dog in
any event, from A Bay to Treeing. The only working event he never competed in is the cowdog
trials. He suffered a severe broken leg that required 2 major surgeries so we decided to use him
in baying competitions only. His pleasant attitude, excellent temperament and willingness to give
150% has endeared him to us as a very special dog.
***Checkers has 45 NALC Championship points in Conformation, 43 points in A Bay, 45 in B Bay
and 59 in Treeing.***
***Checkers has retired from NALC Conformation, B Bay and Treeing competition. He retires as
a Conformation Champion, a Conformation Grand Champion of Champions, a B Bay Champion,
a B Bay Grand Champion of Champions, a Treeing Champion and a Treeing Grand Champion
of Champions and a CHDA A Bay Champion. His NALC, CHDA and Open Bay career has been
a total pleasure.
Since he's the mascot of the team, and he'll still join the crew on their ventures to various show
grounds, you will find him trying his hand at obedience.
Checkers has also proven himself in his abilities as a sire. He consistently passes a very solid
working drive with the zing and pizazz for the show ring, carrying not only to his pups, but on into
his grandpups as well, with his get earning, to date, over 250 NALC points, CHDA points in
nearly every venue as well as in the open bay pen, woods and field where it really counts. That
list includes Championship Point Earners, Champions and Grand Champions in Conformation, A
Bay, B Bay, Treeing, Weight Pull and Lure Coursing.
Checkers had his retirement "party" at the 2011 CHDA Nationals - this is the one and only video
I have of him baying a hog. At 9 1/2 years old, he knows he's not as quick and nimble as he once
was, but his heart won't let him not do his job. Winning 2nd place in the 2011 Top Ten for his
grand finale' - he passes the hat to the next generation for working, he still "reigns" as "king of
the hill" at Catahoulaville.