Clark (Born April 11, 2006)
GCH CH MACH9 PACH Cuardach Blaze The Trail CD RE JH MXS3 MJS3 PAX MXP2 MJP2 MXF T2B WC
(Pictured at 6 years old with his ribbons and trophies from the 2012 IWSCA national specialty)
Am/Can CH Catwalk's Special Case Am/Can CD RA JH x CH MACH PACH4 NATCH Madcap's Way To My Heart UD RE JH PAX4 MXP10 MJP10 XF WC
Clark is from my first litter. I bred my girl Scout to Casey (co-owned by Lonnie Sparkes and Marian McLeod). Scout had 6 females and 1 male. I went into this breeding wanting a male so when he was born, I knew he was the pup I would be keeping. I am totally head over heels for Clark. He is a very sweet boy, he is bold but not over the top, and he loves everyone he meets. He is an incredibly gentle soul. He loves puppies and when he meets a puppy or a small dog, he immediately lays down to be at their level. Everyone who meets Clark is quickly charmed by his character.
Clark is a very handsome boy. He keeps getting better with age and he proved this by winning Select Dog at the 2012 IWS national specialty after just turning 6 years old. I decided to continue to show him and in relatively few shows, he finished his grand championship by winning 5, 5-point majors.
He is also very smart and he loves to train. Clark does it all - agility, field, conformation, and obedience and he learns very, very quickly. He is totally bird crazy and he loves to retrieve. He is an awesome swimmer, fast and efficient. I can never keep him out of the water. Clark has a wonderful working attitude and is an adorable heeler. He absolutely loves agility and that is where we spend most of our time. He made a great debut in AKC agility going from novice to excellent in less than 6 months. At the tender age of 3 and after running for less than 1 year, Clark earned his MX and MXJ titles and he earned his first MACH at 4 years old. After just hitting 5 years old and only 7 months after earning his first MACH, he earned his MACH2. And 7 months after that, Clark earned his MACH3, the first IWS to have achieved this level. Clark earned his MACH4 on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Clark earned his MACH5 on April 7, 2013 and his MACH6 on November 17, 2013. He earned his MACH7 on May 26, 2014 and his MACH8 on November 30, 2014. Clark had a great 2013 agility invitational and had 4 clear rounds to make it to the finals. He and Glider are the first IWS to make it to the finals. Clark ended up #1 IWS in agility for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Clark earned his MACH9 on January 16, 2016 and he is now running in the preferred level in agility at age 10. He earned his PACH on August 7, 2016.
Clark is OFA Hips Excellent, Elbows Normal, Thyroid Normal, Cardiac Normal, and CERF. CHIC #51686
He is the proud dad of 6 puppies (4 girls/2 boys) born January 15, 2009. The dam is Sadie - Castlehill's Sirius Conspiracy (OFA Hips Excellent, Elbows Normal, Thyroid Normal, Cerf Normal) and the litter was bred by Sue Tapp of Castlehill Irish Water Spaniels. Clark was bred a second time to Auryn - CH Realta's NeverEnding Story SH (OFA hips good, elbows normal, thyroid normal and CERF clear) and the litter was born April 7, 2013, the same day Clark earned his MACH5. Auryn had 5 girls and 5 boys and the breeder was Rosemary Sexton of Realta Irish Water Spaniels. I am lucky enough to co-own the pink girl (now called Caper) out of the litter with Karen Blessing.
Clark at the 2013 IWSCA national specialty. Jeremy Kezer always seems to get my favorite pictures of my dogs. Clark is 7 years old in this picture.
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