|Birthday||December 20, 2006|
|Favorite Toy||His Horsie, skateboard, Mr. Jolly Ball or a tug toy|
|Favorite Activity||Playing Tug or King of Da Jolly Ball, hangin' with Mom, riding in the car|
|Number of Friends||1051|
Gabe is a young bulldog, just oozing with talent, smarts & altheticism! Besides an amazing and unique trick repertoire, Gabe is constantly expanding his "credentials" in all sorts of versatile venues, including:
RALLY: Gabe earned his Rally Novice title at the ripe old age of 7.5 months with placings every time. He followed by earning his Rally Advanced title (with placings each time) & then completed his Rally Excellent title in ONE WEEK'S time!.
OBEDiENCE: By 11 months, Gabe earned his Companion Dog title & was rated #1 for his breed for the year. He was also honored among the Top 10 dogs in the Non-Sporting Group for Novice B obedience for the 2008 competition year! In a fun twist of fate, Gabe and his litter sister, Moxie, both finished their Companion Dog Excellent titles the very same day--on opposite sides of the country! Gabe is currently in training for the very difficult top-level obedience exercises and hopes to actively pursue that illusive Utility Dog title in the coming months!
BREED: Gabe is a Canadian Champion, and finished his International Championship with several Group 1sts, as well as a Reserve BBE Best In Show! He also has 9 points towards his AKC championship (including his first major win) & hopes to hit the breed ring more, so he can add another "CH" prefix to his rapidly growing name!
AGiLiTY: On May Day week-end, 2011, Gabe had four successful runs in agility, earning him 4 "Q"s and 4 Blues (ribbons, that is!) and completing both his Novice Agility Preferred and Novice Jumpers Preferred titles--a first for him Mom as well! He has since earned two legs toward his Open Agility Preferred title and hopes to get back in the ring to wrap up his OAP in the fall!
At this point he is officially known as "Can. & Int. Ch SittingBullies Glad Tidings, CDX RE NAP NJP".
Gabe got to stay with his breeder, Cheryl, even though she NEVER keeps boys...somehow this boy just weasled his way into our hearts! In addition to his rally & obedience training, Gabe loves to learn & has a vast trick repertoire which includes skateboarding, flushing the toilet, closing doors, opening the fridge, waving & high five (both paws), bringing me kleenex when I sneeze AND, besides all that...GABE ROCKS!!! Literally. Gabe has the unique ability to actually ride a rockinghorse...his most unique trick of all.
Gabe lives with his special friend & mentor, Chubbs, (a "mature" red brindle bully girl) & loves to pose for the camera. He hopes to start competing towards his Utility obedience title soon, as well as his breed championship, a tracking title, more agility, carting & maybe even a sheepherding title! :) This boy has LOTS of aspirations & he's got the potential to achieve them, too!
Posted on: 1 year ago
I think I just may have encouraged my new pal, Dave, to change the name of his animal trick segment to "BRiLLiANT PeT TRiCKs" after our performance this past Wednesday! I had considered "peeing" on his leg and asking if those were "Urine-Proof Pants" that he was wearing, but he seemed to get the message just fine with an impressive performance instead :)For those who missed it, you can watch it he...