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OuzoOuzo

DC Spectrum Wagsmore Silver Screen BN RE NAJ NAP MJP NFP EE CGC

Born September 20, 2000.

Formerly known as "Eroll", Ouzo finished his show career with Kathy Steele in early 2003 and joined us in June 2003 to do performance and field activities. He was born September 27, 2000 and is a Black and Tan Silver Dapple. His sire is CH Wagsmore's Spectacular MLD "Simon" and his dam is CH Wagsmore's From a Distance ML "Hope". Ouzo is the grandson of Brandy's father "Tommy" and has other distinguished Wagsmore, Suntura, Sleepytime and Graedon dogs in his pedigree.

In August 2010, Ouzo went to live with Diane's sister Margaret in the Seattle WA area. He continues to do earthdog but has the opportunity to train and compete indoors!

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Margaret releases Ouzo in Senior Earthdog (September 2010).

Ouzo DCA 2010 Triathlon

Margaret receives Ouzo's DCA 2010 Triathlon Qualifier certificate.

Ouzo is a "It Takes a Village" dog. He earned his conformation Championship with breeder Kathy Steele. After joining us in 2003, he earned earthdog titles with both Diane and John. Diane earned Ouzo's first agility legs, and then turned him over to John. Ouzo earned his Field Championship with experienced field handler Steve Shultz and traveled with Steve to West Coast field trials for several years. Diane trained and handled Ouzo in rally and obedience, before turning him over to Margaret in 2010.

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Ouzo earns his Championship in Palm Springs in January 2003 with breeder Kathy Steele.

Ouzo earns his very first earthdog ribbon in Introduction to Quarry with Diane in 2003, just after joining us.

Ouzo with handler Steve Shultz, winning Absolute and earning his Field Championship in 2005.

John with Ouzo after a successful Master Earthdog test in 2006.

Ouzo is very prey motivated and excels in field trials and earthdog. Ouzo passed Introduction to Quarry just a few days after he came home with us. He earned his Junior Earthdog (JE) title on January 17, 2004 and his first Senior Earthdog leg the next day. He completed his Senior Earthdog title just six months later on June 21, 2004. Ouzo reached Master Earthdog so quickly that he didn't have the tunnel navigation and off-lead hunting experience needed to excel in Master Earthdog. Ouzo's biggest issue in Master Earthdog was a loud and emphatic failure of "honoring" but his self-control improved and he earned his Master Earthdog title on December 20, 2005. Ouzo earned his Endurance Earthdog (EE) title in 2010, earning three legs with John, one with Diane, and the final one with Margaret.

Ouzo got off to an excellent start in dachshund field trials with experienced handler Steve Shultz. At his second field trial (and first with Steve) in November 2004 he placed first in Open All Age Dogs (OAAD) and won Absolute (best dachshund in field trial). Ouzo placed second in OAAD the next day and was NBQ the following weekend in northern California. Ouzo picked up where he left off in 2005, winning three more first places, one third, and his second Absolute on March 5, 2005 to earn enough points for his Field Championship. Since he is a breed champion as well, he gets to put DC (Dual Champion) in front of his name.

Ouzo's enthusiasm for hunting can be a distraction in non-field events. He earned his Novice Agility Jumpers title in January 2005. Ouzo also managed to take his eyes off the squirrels and cats long enough to get his Rally Novice title in May 2005 and by competing indoors got his Rally Advanced title in March 2006. Ouzo earned his Rally Excellent (RE) title in August 2007 with a very fine 97 performance. Again, all his RE legs were earned at indoor trials. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Ouzo earned his Beginner Novice (BN) obedience title with Margaret (at indoor trials), earning 190+ scores. He's also working on RAE legs.

Ouzo finally started putting the pieces together in agility in 2006. Following some neck and back problems after his 5th birthday, we pulled Ouzo from standard agility and moved him to jumping 4" in Preferred. Ouzo earned his Open Jumpers Preferred (OJP) title on January 6, 2007. He finally gained confidence in his weaves and earned his Excellent Jumpers Preferred (AJP) title on November 3, 2007. At age 7, Ouzo was turning in nice agility performances and earned his Master Jumpers Preferred title in December 2008.

Ouzo was a Dachshund Club of America Triathlon Qualifier at DCA 2007 in Sacramento CA, receiving points in field, earthdog and agility. He was a DCA Triathlon Qualifier again at DCA 2010, earning points in earthdog, agility and rally.