Boss is a Trooper X Duster son who has been such an amazing dog to own. His pedigree holds so many dogs who are important in Golden Retriever breed history, and Boss himself is one of the easiest dogs to train I have ever worked with (and I am a dog trainer by trade). His sire, Trooper, was an outstanding dog, one who JAM’d at Westminster, and who left quite a legacy. Many of our pedigrees today still show the influence of Trooper in both conformation and working ability he left as his legacy. Duster was still showing her work ethic by earning her WCX at 9 years of ageand she too has an outstanding pedigree for work and conformation.
Boss has a pedigree that includes amazing longevity as well as fabulous hips, he and the siblings who have been OFA evaluated are all OFA Excellent and, as of today, all are living and well.
His conformation debut was as a puppy, when he was awarded Best of Breed Golden Retriever at the Charleston Kennel Club AKC match, and he was also awarded a Sporting Group IV at that match. He had a few shows with a Junior Handler to learn what to do in the ring, then we began his performance training while he grew up enough to show in conformation for real.
Boss was in the ribbons every qualifying run of his RN, RA and RE titles. He placed every qualifying run to earn his CD title. Boss was 19 months old when he earned his SHR title, in two weekends (4 for 4). He earned his WC at less than 2 years old, and his WCX at 3 years old at the 2011 GRCA National Show. He earned his JH at 2 years old, and would have his SH if I had not had health issues.
As Summer 2012 began and the staggering Georgia heat set in, Boss went out for a trial run at conformation with WAG (Janice Granda and Aaron Wilkerson) because he has such lovely shoulder layback and effortless movement we were sure judges would appreciate him. What we didn’t realize was his layback is so fabulous that he would end two weeks with them with an almost unheard of three majors, and after a weekend off, Boss finished his AKC CH with a total of 4 majors! He is an honest dog - he has complete dentition, black pigment year round, and he is current on all clearances.
OFA Excellent, current eye and elbow, heart, and DNA testing- our Boss is available at stud to bitches who complement his type, have all their clearances (listed on OFA- we feel strongly that puppy buyers should not have to do more than look on the database to be certain eyes and heart are done and done by the correct professional), and whose owners wish to add what Boss has to offer to their lines. He ships well, with semen counts and mobility of a 2YO when he is now an old man! Limited frozen available to select bitches.