Tuco was delivered by c-section on November 29, 2011. He was the product of a breeding of his mom, Abby, to FC Blackwater's Last Resort, a yellow field champion from South Dakota.
Pictures and video clips of Abby and her 2 puppies can be found here. Click on any of the thumbnails on this page to see larger versions of the pictures.
Tuco entered his first event June 16-17, 2012, running Started at the Alamo Retriever Club's HRC test. He qualified both days and delivered his birds flawlessly. On one of the water retrieves, Tuco ran into the anchor line of a decoy and dragged it all the way to his bird, then back to the shore, never deviating from his task or paying any attention to the "hitchhiker". Here are a few pictures from the event as well as Tuco and I with his ribbons.
Tuco passed the two AKC junior hunter tests he entered in the fall of 2012, then finished 2nd in the Derby at the club DQ hosted by the Waterloo Amateur Retriever Club in October 2012. He completed his Junior Hunter title, passing the two junior tests he entered at the Bryan-College Station club tests the weekend of March 2-3, 2013. He also passed a senior hunter test the same day he completed his JH title. He completed his Senior Hunter title two months later at the HOTRC hunt test on May 5, 2013. Despite spending most of his time training for and running field trial events, Tuco passed 5 of 5 master tests entered and earned his Master Hunter (MH) title on April 30, 2016, becoming our 6th generation master hunter.
Tuco's derby career consisted of a lot of near misses, with him collecting 8 JAMs (Judges Award of Merit) and a single 4th place. He has, so far, while running qualifying stakes collected 3 JAMs, a 4th place, and, on May 23, 2014, a 2nd place and is QA2 (qualified all-age).
Tuco has OFA excellent hips, is CNM clear by parentage, EIC clear by genetic test and has OFA eye clearances performed annually.
Random shots of training setups Tuco did before his first birthday can be viewed here.
FC AFC Ebony Comets Duke NAFC FC The Little Duke of Fargo Kankakee Katie FC AFC Blackwater Bart II FC AFC CFC Rascal's Medicine Man FC AFC Rocky Mountain Star II Double G's Baby Snooks FC AFC Blackwater Rudy NAFC CNFC FC Piper's Pacer FC AFC CNFC Hiwood Piper Pacer's Pic '82 NDC All Star's Jumping Joy Little Misty of Tulsa (Can.) QAA AFC Westwind's Pedro FC Ebony Comet's Misty Wanapum's Ebony Comet QAA FC Blackwater's Last Resort FC AFC Itchin' to Go FC AFC Wilderness Harley to Go AFC Black Gold's Candlewood Kate FC AFC Dare to Dream FC AFC Trumarc's Hot Pursuit FC AFC Fishtrap Aggie Tory's Queen Bee QAA Dancin Dreamer Kate MH FC AFC Trumarc's Hot Pursuit FC AFC Texas WB Cocky Two Stepper AFC Candlewood's Ms Costalot HRCH Tanks Alot for the Dance MH NFC NAFC Candlewoods Super Tanker Limestone's Pic a Winner MH FC Misty's Pic Annie MH Bakbay Supernova MH QA2 CH Marshland Blitz CH Cherry Oaks Dillon Sundance CH Moorewoods Jewel CH Marshland Bakela CH Marshland Blitz Marshland Glitz Marshland Bold Gabrielle CH MACH Prospect's Slam Dunk UD RE MH MXP8 MJP6 PAX2 CH Monarch's Black Arrogance CH Saddlehill Hemmingway CD JH CH Saddlehill Promise Prospect's Lollapolooza CD JH CH Bold Aaron Prospects Fire and Reign WC Saddlehill Amber Prospect WC HRCH UH Bakbay Lunar Eclipse MH WCX CNFC-CNAFC WALDORF'S HIGH TECH 2XNAFC-FC-2XCNAFC EBONSTAR LEAN MAC Ebonaceae Princess FC-AFC TEDDY'S EBONSTAR JAMES FC-AFC RIPARIAN ROUGHRIDER HRCH Southill's-U-Gotta-B-Kiddin MH HRCH Candlewood Blackgold Brooke MH HRCH UH Bakbay Full Moon Rising MH NAJ WCX CH HALO'S BACHERTS SUPER CHANCE JH HRCH UH Bakbay On The Road Again MH CD AX AXJ RN NAP NJP CGC WCX Bakbay Cody's Tarnhunter MH CD CGC WCX Bakbay Honolulu Lulu MH CGC FC-AFC BLACK GOLD'S KATES RASCAL Bakbay Tarnhunter's Classic MH WCX Bakbay Cody's Tarnhunter MH CD CGC WCX
Return to my home page.
Return to my dogs page.