Comb Ch Happy Hollow's Rambler
5 Way CH Happy Hollow's Hank x Happy Hollow's Patches
October 10, 1998 - November 17, 2007
Rambler is a dog with an extreme working drive and has been our lead find/jump dog on cattle and hogs since he was 8 months old. In October of 2003, while baying cattle in Vicksburg, MS near the Eagle Lake Levee, he left on a wild cow and bayed too long non-stop and had seriously
over-heated. When I found him, he was still trying to bay the cow but had nearly collapsed. I had to bring him out and let the cow go, fearing that he may not recover. Shortly after is when I decided to formally retire him from our day to day cattle business and turn his job over to
J Cross' Cinder and J Cross' Gator.
He and Justin have had quite a bit of success showing/trialing. We do not exhibit him in the NALC cow dog trials. He's a dog that is accustomed to finding and baying very rough cattle, and is a bit too serious about his job for the trials. We currently show him in Showmanship,
Conformation, Treeing, B Bay and Open/ABDR Hog Dog Trials and have had great results. Please see the awards page for a listing of some of his wins.
In the spring of 2005, we let Rambler go back to work baying cattle and hog hunting on a limited basis, it's proven to be exactly what he wanted. The photos shown above are Rambler and some of his get learning from and working with 'Dad' at 7 years of age.
Rambler has 29 NALC Championship points in Conformation, 3 in A Bay, 12 in B Bay and 8 in Treeing.
Rambler has proven himself as a sire for us time and again. To date, 15 different pups sired by him have been shown, 2 of which are NALC champions and all 15 have earned NALC championship points in multiple events, as well as being money earners in ABDR/Open Hog dog
trials. His pups go to work every day in the field, then clean up to go to the show.
In our opinion, Rambler was one of the greatest Catahoulas to ever live. He had the heart and drive, the brains, the grit and determination to get the job done from A to Z, with a temperament that allowed anyone to handle him, in any facet, then passed it on to the next generation. His bark still rings, his tail still wags, in our hearts, this star will always shine.