AMAZING!!! Show Low completes the UD at age 12 !!

U-Ch. Linden Acadia Stacked Deck, HXAd, HIAs, HSBd,*UD* turned 12 years old this month.  Penny called to say that a few weeks ago he completed the coveted Utility Degree in obedience.  Utility is sometimes called the "futility" class because it is very difficult and demanding.  It begins with the dog following hand signals (no verbal).  The dog then has to preform a series of exercises at a distance from the handler, and not leaving the spot in which it was placed.  This class involves jumping, scent work, and retrieving.  It seems there is always some place for a dog to make a mistake.

Show Low had gotten the first 2 legs a while ago, but then he hit a dry spell where he would make a different mistake every time.  Penny knew that he knew all of the exercises.  She decided to enter him "one more time" to support her local club- and it PAID OFF!!! Show Low finally put it all together again to earn the final leg and attain the UD title.

(Show Low pictured at 11 wks of age)

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