OTCH Sunsplash Blitz Is On, UDX5, OM6, VER, SH, WCX, CCA (born 12/3/09)
Triathlon Award Winner
Blitz is our 3rd generation Sunsplash puppy! His mother, Zest (see Freebie Pups), was bred to Rusty (see Zest Pups 12/3/09) which produced two boys. Since I didn't have the option of a female, I committed to Blitz that we'd do "boy stuff" and we began field training from inception. Blitz made incredible accomplishments in his first two years and forgives my inadequacies as a field trainer, we're both learning. At 8 months of age he nailed his marks to earn his Working Certificate (WC). In between lots of field training we've managed to fit in a bit of training for competition obedience. We attended the GRCA National Specialty in Georgia with hopes of qualifying in three separate venues (conformation, field, obedience) to earn the Triathlon award. Blitz was on, he did it! At only 20 months of age, Blitz was a Triathlon Award winner at our National Specialty! With high scores he earned his CCA in conformation, with flash & flare he passed in Versatility obedience (2 exercises each from Novice, Open & Utility), and also earned his Working Certificate Excellent (WCX). Not only that but Blitz made it to the THIRD series in both GRCA's Field Trial and Atlanta's all-breed field trial. Spring 2012 Blitz earned five SH legs in a row to earn his Senior Hunter title making it look easy. During the summer heat we took a break from field to make our debut in regular obedience classes. Blitz earned his Companion Dog (CD) title including TWO High In Trial awards (199.5 score)! He earned the Versatility (VER) obedience title and first place in Rally Novice (RN) with a perfect score both the same weekend. Two months later we showed in Open B and earned the Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) title with Open B placements. One month later and in just one weekend, Blitz earned his Utility Dog title in style. He earned all 3 obedience titles with "B" class placements including HIT's, in a mere three months. Blitz began earning Obedience Champion points and within one year he completed the requirements for the OBEDIENCE TRIAL CHAMPION (OTCH) earning multiple High In Trial awards and High Combined awards. Blitz is always on and makes competing look easy.
Blitz has wonderful structure, temperament, extreme intelligence, tons of drive and desire to please. He's an incredible dog to have beside me in life.
Following pictures from the 2011 GRCA National Specialty