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Liberty - Cuardach Freedom Of Flight AW(G) (Born April 11, 2006)

Hips 5/3, Elbows 0/0, Thyroid normal, Eyes clear

Out of "Casey" Am/Can CH Catwalk's Special Case Am/Can CD RA JH and "Scout" MACH NATCH CH Madcap's Way To My Heart UD RE PAX XF JH WC O-EAC O-EJC S-ECC S-TN-E TG-E WV-E

Liberty was the last puppy born in Scout's first litter and she was the "orange" puppy.  Liberty was living with me until she was 9.5 months old while we went through the process of completing all of the requirements to send her to her home in England.  It is a very detailed process but by following this process, she did not have to go into quarantine. 

This is a very special home for a very special girl.  Liberty is very smart, loves to learn, and she definitely needs constructive outlets.  Liberty and Marion do many things together.  They train in agility, obedience, freestyle, and field training.  She gets the opportunity to go for lots of walks and swims in the beautiful English countryside.  It was hard to say good-bye to Liberty as I have treasured the time with her and I have learned so much from training this fabulous puppy.  However, I know that her home with Marion and Robert is meant to be her forever home. 

Liberty is also confirmationally very strong.  She has a gorgeous head, a beautiful outline and movement, and her coat is looking great.  I showed Liberty some while she was still with me in the states.  Liberty earned her first two breed points by going Best of Winners at the Howard County show on October 15, 2006.  She earned 4 more points during the October 28th and 29th weekend by going Best of Winners two days at the Middleburg Kennel Club shows.  Liberty won Best Puppy on Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Lorain County Kennel Club show held in Cleveland, Ohio.  The next day, Liberty took Reserve Winner's Bitch at the Medina Kennel Club show on Friday, December 15th.  This was very special as there was a beautiful group of class bitches and the bitch Liberty took reserve too went on to win best of breed over specials.  Marion has begun to show Liberty in conformation in England.  At her first show, she won her class and at her next show, she qualified for Crufts for 2009.  Liberty showed at Crufts in March 2009 and placed in the largest class shown there.  She has qualified for Crufts for 2010.  She has grown up to be a beautiful bitch.  Both Liberty and her son Buzz have qualified for Crufts for 2011.

Liberty earned her Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze award at the beginning of April, 2007, just before her 1st birthday. She went on to earn her Silver Good Citizen award on July 26, 2007.  What a team!  Liberty made her debut in agility on February 3, 2008.  She had a beautiful clean run in jumpers and had a very nice run in standard agility.  Since then, they have continued to have many great runs in agility including a 12th place out of 160 dog class; 9th out of 109 dogs; and 7th out of 240 dogs.  Liberty is very fast and very consistent.  Marion and Liberty have quickly become a wonderful agility team.  I'm so proud!  On July 24, 2011, Liberty earned her agility warrant (bronze) title.  She is the first Irish Water Spaniel in the UK to have earned this title.  It takes a lot of work as you only get 1 or 2 points unless you place in the top 10 and the classes are usually 200 - 300+ dogs in a class.  I'm so proud of their achievement.  Liberty earned her agility warrant (silver) title on October 30, 2011.  Again, she is the first IWS to have achieved this title and she did it in only 3 short months after earning her bronze title.  Liberty earned her agility warrant (gold) title on August 12, 2012.  This is such an incredible accomplishment.  Liberty has also earned her Kennel Club Gold Good Citizens award.  This is a high level obedience award.

Liberty had 6 beautiful puppies on April 29, 2010.  She had 3 girls and 3 boys and they all are beautiful and outgoing puppies.  The breeding was done by Marion and all puppies are  in their forever homes.  Liberty was bred to William (Nord Ch Int Ch Aquatikus American Specialty).  He is a beautiful boy with a fantastic temperament.  William's breeder is Susanne Narfstrom and her website is Kennel Aquatikus - Irländsk vattenspaniel.  You can see the trial pedigree by clicking here Liberty and William Puppies.   Marion kept a boy, Buzz.  He is very handsome and has beautiful structure.  He has also started to compete in agility and has already earned his agility warrant bronze title.  He is well on his way to his agility silver warrant.


Buzz and Liberty in July 2014



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