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Ch Calypso's Get Me Out of Dodge, NAP, NJP

Born 7/22/2009

She is Kinsey's granddaughter, sired by a dog we bred named Keeper.  That also makes her a niece to Teddy and Topper.

Dakota finished her AKC championship owner-handled, and is now showing in Agility and training for Obedience and Rally.

Dakota's pedigree: (you can find more information here)

               Ch. Jonor's Golden Hammer, CD, RE (Hammer)

Sire: Ch. Symmetry's No Vrroom At the Inn, CD, RE (Keeper)

              Ch. Calypso's Vrroom With A View, RN, NA, AXJ, NF (Kinsey)

 

             Ch. Turbo's Mr. Bigstuff V Holle (Yeager)

Dam: Ch. Calypso's Born to Hand Jive (Jazz)

             Ch. Jonor's Full Throttle To Calypso (Cami)

 UPDATE: June 2014 - We've been tardy getting Dakota's health testing done, but so far her results are good:

Hips - Good Elbows - Normal

Thyroid - Normal

You can see her OFA results here

Meet Dakota!
Here she is at about 8 weeks old, shortly after we brought her home.  I love that face!
A little help here?
One of her first goals was getting on the couch.  Here she is at 10 weeks - can't quite make it yet!!
The Line-Up
Dakota (here about 12 weeks old), Kinsey, Teddy and Topper look over the top of a baby gate.  We use baby gates a lot to limit the dogs to a certain part of the house.  In this instance, a repairman was here to service the AC and this keeps the dogs from "helping" him
Growing Up!
Here she is at 14 weeks.
First Show, First Win!

Feb 6, 2010 - at her very first show, and just a couple weeks past the minimum age of 6 months, Dakota WON!!  She went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for her first point at the Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club!  What a good girl!

Her father, "Keeper" went Best of Breed that same day.  So we got this fun picture of them together.  Ronnie handled them both in their classes, but our good friend Jennifer Bell took Dakota in for BOB (winning Best of Winners) while Ronnie was showing Keeper.  Jennifer is holding Dakota here.

First Major!
2011, Oklahoma City - handled by Barb!
Champion Dakota!
Dakota finished her AKC Championship in May 2013 with very limited showing.  Always owner-handled either by Ronnie or Barb!
At the GDCA 2012 National

Starting her Agility career!

Dakota gets her Novice Agility titles!

In the first few months of 2014 Dakota finished her Novice Jumpers preferred, and Novice Agility preferred titles.  As of this writing she has one leg toward her Open Jumpers title already.

We are showing her in Preferred in AKC - this division allows dogs to jump slightly lower jump heights.  Dakota has no trouble jumping higher - but recent experience among competitors and trainers of Giant breed dogs indicates that using lower jump heights may help avoid injury, and keep the dogs sound longer.  It seems like a reasonable precaution to us!