Can Ch Northwind’s Dash to Bryton, Am/Can Fch, Am/Can CD
May 1983 – July 2000
“Dash” was our very first competitive dog. He had pretty markings, but wasn’t nice enough structurally to finish. However, he was a great dog to work with to learn how to show. He excelled in lure coursing and taught me how to use a slip lead properly. He earned his field championship in two weekends in the states and in three days in Canada. Unfortunately, he had a serious accident on the coursing field at five years of age, ending his running career forever, just 30 points shy of his LCM with all placements. He earned a companion dog title both in the U.S. and Canada, one of the qualifying legs being earned after his accident. He lived a very long and healthy life, being almost 17 when he died. Dash was inspiration for my first attempts at making martingale leads and martingale collars.
This is a favorite photo from many years ago. This was the weekend Dash took two BOB’s, a second and a Best in Field in one weekend to start and finish his title in Canada. Mark is the proud and very 80’s looking handler and David Markus is the pretend judge.