Vintage Sapphire


whelped May 2, 2011

Fire's Pedigree

Fire is living up to her name -- everything she does, she does with blazing speed and style.  She is one of the best marking dogs we have bred!  Fire brings drive and intensity and desire to her work.  Focused, confident, eager yet tractible, a team player!   She has her grandsire Gus' flying water entry!   Fire is training in field and obedience.   In winter 2014/2015 she enjoyed her first season as Doug's main hunting dog.   Fire earned her AKC Master Hunter title March 2015, passing 5 out of 6 tests!

Fire made her obedience ring debut in spring 2014.  She earned a perfect score of 200 her first time in the ring in Beginner Novice!  Then qualified 3 more times that weekend in Beginner Novice with scores of 199, 199.5, and 199!  Three weeks later Fire competed in the Novice class and earned her CD title in one weekend in three straight shows with scores of 198.5, 198.5, 199.5 and was High in Trial for all three shows!!!    Fire's Novice scores were good enough to rank her THIRD in the nation for Golden Retrievers competing in Novice in 2014!  

Fire earned her CDX title in three shows, with placements, July 2016.    She earned her Utility title summer 2017, and immediately began accumulating UDX legs.  May 2018, Fire earned her 5th (& 6th & 7th!) High in Trial award, qualifying her for the Golden Retriever Club of America's Obedience Hall of Fame.  She finished her UDX title, with a High Combined award, December 2018.

Fire is a moderate bitch - 22 inches at the shoulder, 50 lb, with dark pigment, scissors bite with full dentition.   Sadly, Fire was diagnosed with juvenile cataracts at 1.5 yrs age.   Although they do not affect her vision and probably never will, she can not be bred and has been spayed.


Fire's favorite nap spot! 
Momma Ruby (below) isn't
sure what to make of this!

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