International CH Summer Brook Nothing but Love UD CDX RE CGC – Tara
Tara is our English Golden Retriever with a huge heart and the biggest desire to work and please of any dog I’ve ever known.
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Birthday—December 3, 2015
Breeder—Summer Brook Acres
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Elbows—BVA 0:0 (the lower the score the better; click on the score to verify).
Heart—Clear – click here to verify
Eyes—Clear – click here to verify
DNA Health Test Results
The following health tests are DNA tests and are recessive genes. As long as one parent is clear, no puppies will be affected.
PRA1 – Tara is either a clear or a carrier by parentage (Jack is clear and Hope is a carrier). We never tested Tara since all of our males are clear. She will only be bred to a clear.
PRA2 – Clear by Parentage (Go to Jack’s page and Hope’s page to verify); when both parents are clear of any recessive gene, all offspring will be clear.
Ichthyosis – Clear – click here to verify – We tested all of the girls in Tara’s litter when they were very young. Tara was identified as Miss Pink as a puppy.
Tara is an extremely loving, people pleasing, smart girl. During our non-puppy times, she is my newest obedience trial partner. Tara had never been trained beyond basic obedience (sit, down, and wait) until she was over 12 months old. We had 3 months in between litters starting when she was 12 months old. She went through all 3 levels of rally completing her rally novice,
Tara and I started competing for her RAE title before she was 18 months. We only went to one trial before busyness with puppies caused us to again put our obedience competitions aside. At Tara’s first trial for RAE, Tara received the very impressive High in Trial. In regular obedience, Tara earned a CD before she was 18 months and was trained to the CDX level before she ever competed for her CD.
The following summer (2018) we had another puppy break and she finished her CDX. Then….puppies again until the summer of 2019 when I trained her to the Utility level. She received her first utility leg her very first time in the utility ring. She finished her UD before the end of the summer and then won a first place in Utility B winning her first OTCH points just 2 weeks later. Less than a month after winning those first OTCH points, Tara had earned 19 OTCH points. Then at her last weekend of trials before temporarily trading in her job as an obedience trial winner to become a mother again. Tara won HIT (High in Trial) as well as Combined High in trial not just once. She won both of these very sought after honors BOTH DAYS.
Tara is a joy to work with and a dog who is a lot of fun. I’ve never worked with a dog that loves to work and please as much as Tara does.
At home, Tara is always up for a jog or a hike or to chill at home with the family or to play fetch. Surprisingly, as happy and energetic a worker Tara is in the show ring, what visitors comment on about her is how calm she is in the house! For me, Tara is the complete package!