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Z's HEALTH CLEARANCES
Hip clearance: OFA GR-106683E24M-VPI (Excellent)
Eye clearance: OFA GR-EYE168/50M-VPI (10/15)
Heart clearance: OFA GR-CA21154/27M/C-VPI
Elbow clearance: Normal by CT Scan (documentation available)
Thyroid clearance: MSU Normal
prcd-PRA status: Clear (Optigen by parentage)
PRA1 status: Clear (by parentage)
Ichthyosis status: Carrier (Antegene)
Summer 2014: Z becomes the only Golden Retriever to earn an AKC Dock Diving Elite Title ("DE") - 5 jumps over 24 feet. His best was 26'. See the ad below that was published in the May-June 2015 issue of the Golden Retriever News.
I've been thinking for several days what I should write about Z. He has tons of accomplishments and has earned a lot of titles in a short period of time. I could list all his shows and trials and how well he did. I could brag about him qualifying for the Master National before he was 3** or about him being the first and ONLY (at this time) Golden in the country to have a Dock Elite ("DE") title or about his agility and obedience titles. But that information doesn't scratch the surface of what Z really is.
Z is an incredible being. He is smart, sensitive, loving, and always willing to do whatever is asked of him. Not only does he have amazing focus and an incredible work ethic, but he has the sweetest soul and puts all his time and energy into wanting to please people. Z not only excels in everything he does, but he has the best time doing it! He loves to work and loves to make me smile. He's a very willing teammate and most of the time makes me look like a much better trainer than I really am.
I am honored and proud to walk to the line or enter the ring in any venue with this boy. There's never a doubt that he will give me his all. But I am most happy when I lay down at night and he lays close to me. He puts his head on my arm and looks at me with his beautiful eyes. That's the best! I will never be able to thank Barb Loree (Rio Ranch Golden Retrievers) and Terry Thornton (Amigold Golden Retrievers) for believing in us enough to let us have this boy.
** Z was very fortunate to be able to be trained and handled in the field by John and Nancy Miner (High Times Goldens, Sheridan, Illinois). What incredible pro trainers they are. I attribute a lot of Z's abilities to their training. They not only train wonderful field dogs, but they give them a lot of love and treat the dogs as their own. Thank you so much, John and Nancy! You helped make Z the incredible dog that he is.
simply known as "Z"
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Breeders: Barb Loree (Rio Ranch Golden Retrievers), Cathie Hay, Kathy Miner