In The Rough
UDX3 OM4 TD MH WCX OBHF
November 3, 2004 -- October 9, 2014
was that ideal combination of a sweet, goofy guy at home, and an eager, confident
retriever in the field. Ice earned his AKC Master Hunter title
in fall 2008, qualified for the 2009 Master National Hunt Test, and
finished his UKC Hunting Retriever Championship spring 2010. May
2010 Ice showed in Novice B two weekends, earning his CD title, placements at
every show, and two HIT's. Several months later he finished
his CDX in one weekend. Ice finished his UD title July 2011, UDX Feb.
2012, and OTCH July 2013. December 2011, Ice
earned his 5th High in Trial (with a 199 from Open B!), thus qualifying him for
the GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame! He earned a lifetime total of 19
High in Trial awards and 14 High Combined awards.
Ice was an excellent obedience dog, with strong natural attention, focus, and eye contact. In the field, he was a confident reliable working hunting retriever. Stylish, focused, alert, with good marking and memory, and tractable. He inherited his sire's 'signature' leaping water entry! During the winter hunting seasons, Ice hunted waterfowl with Doug on the Katy Prairie.
At home, Ice was a joy to live with. Sweet and affectionate, silly and playful, frequently found carrying a stuffed toy around -- the bigger the better! He got along with everyone, and had an easy-going personality, adaptable, confident, taking everything in stride.
Ice was one of a litter of three, conceived from old frozen semen. His paternal grandsire was AFC Holway Barty. Ice's siblings also work for their keep and prove that Ice's talents are no fluke. Sister Ruby titled in field, tracking, and obedience. Brother Aid'N worked as an urban disaster search and rescue dog on FEMA's Texas Task Force One.
At 23 inches height, and 60 lb, Ice was a moderate and athletic dog. He carried a practical, correctly-textured working coat. Dark pigment. Full dentition with a slightly level bite. Hips OFA Good, elbows OFA normal, CERF, OFA cardiac clear, OFA/MSU thyroid normal, and Optigen DNA tested Clear for prcd-PRA and GR1_PRA. Ice was a carrier for icthyosis.
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Frozen semen is available for breeding to approved bitches.
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