~In the WATER~
We have just begun exploring the idea of water races and have chosen Star & Rooster (her son) as two to begin working in the water. Star is taking a liking to the water and is showing promise. We expect to enter her into the water races this year and hope to do well.
~ On the Bench ~
Star is a very nice looking hound who has become a pleasure to show on the bench. She made show champion in 4 shows and I finished her to GRAND SHOW CHAMPION on 03/10/01 at 13 months old!!
~ In the Woods ~
HUNT UPDATE: Star has turned into a very nice solid coondog. We are tickled with her and she is Rob's quest for the hunts in 2002. He is going to start hunting her and see if he can get her NITECH'ed out soon. She has an awesome powerfully loud mouth on her for a female & she is an honest first strike dog. She can grub out a track that a lot of the older dogs can't even smell. She has a great nose on her. She's got what we believe is an excellent foundation of assets to carry on to her puppies which is why we kept Rooster ('PR' Tree Rizin' Razor's True Grit). Rooster is 7 months old and already running and treeing with his mom and dad.
NOTE: We have begun exploring the Field Trials & Star was entered into her 1st field trial where she came in a close 2nd (of 6) for line & tree. We are tickled with her all the way around. She is truly a multi-purpose hound. We look forward to titling her as such.
~ PuPPieS PuPPieS~
Star has two litters of puppies on the ground by Razor. The oldest cross was born 12/15/2000 and the most recent on 9/25/2001. We received such awesome reports on the first cross that we made the cross a second time and kept a male (Rooster) for ourselves. We expect him to the the future of Tree Rizin' Redbones as far as stud.
Star will likely be bred again in the Spring or Fall of 2003. She will be bred back to Razor for a third time. This cross is proving to be a hunter's delight-- we won't change a thing!!