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Lucy, a National Winner!
Not only did Lucy win High Combined at the Labrador Retriever Nationals in October 2013, but she was also ranked in the Top 25 Labradors for Obedience! Nycoma Way's Dolcissima CGC WC SH UDX OM1, Lucy is pictured with her partner Michelle.
What is an Obedience Title, Really?
by Sandy Mowery, from Front & Finish
Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title, not just an adjunct to competitive scores; a title is a tribute to the dog that bears it, a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial. It will remain in the record and in the memory, for about as long as anything in this world can remain.
And though the dog himself doesn't know or care that his achievements have been noted, a title says many things in the world of humans, where such things count.
A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good natured. It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
In addition, a title says that you love your dog. That you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog and that you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed and in the end your faith was justified.
A title proves that your dog inspired you to that special relationship enjoyed by so few; that in a world of disposable creatures, this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.
And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind, the best you can give to a deserving friend. Volumes of praise in one small set of initials after the name.
An obedience title is nothing less that the true love and respect, given and received and recorded permanently.
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Nycoma Way's Dolcissima CGC, WC, UDX2, OM2, SH
Lucy is from the Hannah x Gordy litter.
She is a once in a lifetime dog, an incredible worker with an incredible partner. We thank Michelle for taking such great care of Lucy and their commitment to excellence!
Lucy won Utility B and was second in Open B to go High Combined in Logan, Utah on May 19.
Lucy came out of retirement in February 2015 for fun and easily won the versatility class at the Albany, OR cluster show.
Lucy (center) Sookie (right) and Sookie's daughter Poppy (left)
September 2016 Lucy at a Chuka test
Michelle and Lucy completed Lucy's Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) obedience title at Greater Salt Lake Dog Training Club show on September 18, 2011. Also they earned Lucy's Obedience Master 1 title (OM1). They then continued on their Obedience Trial Championship (OTCH) quest with 12 points.
Lucy completed her Utility Dog (UD) obedience title with three first place ribbons and scores in the 190s.
Lucy completed her SH title on June 1, 2008 at the Treasure Valley Retriever Club test in Fruitland, ID. Lucy was in training for her Master Hunter title. Michelle and Lucy are an incredible team and weare so very proud of their amazing accomplishments.
Lucy completed her CDX in February with two 2nd place and one 3rd place ribbon! What an honor, Michelle and Lucy. On to Utility!
Lucy earned the first leg of her Open obedience title in November!. Way to go Michelle and Lucy!!
We are thrilled to announce that Lucy earned the first leg of her senior hunt title at the
Labrador Retriever Club National Specialty
AKC Senior Hunt Test
October 6, 2007
Location: Sauvie Island, Oregon
Lucy was expertly handled to this great accomplishment by her owner, Michelle.
Thank you so much Michelle for taking such good care of Lucy and for taking the time to train her to her potential. Congratulations to a spectacular team!