Tassi was the "pink" puppy in Rhya's first litter, and had something special right from the start. At just weeks old, she captured everyone's eye with her looks, and everyone's heart with her sparkling personality!
Tassi really is quite a girl. She's full of attitude! She likes to go for walks, rides in the car or to classes, and LOVES to be groomed- any activity is good for her, as long as it means attention will be centered on her! She is also proving to be very willing in harness as well as over agility jumps. She was a near-constant companion to her great-great-Uncle Ashlar, who adored her. With him gone, she has turned to her brother Coby as her new buddy.
photo by C.Benton
A Group-placer and multiple Best of Breed winner out of the classes, she shows off with a sparkle in the show ring. By 4 years old, she had earned her Working Pack Dog title, her Working Weight Pull Dog title and her first titles in CPE agility. In VERY limited showing, she finished her AKC Championship, being always breeder-owner-handled. She then quickly went on to complete her AKC Grand Championship, including several 5-point major wins. Tassi made the "cut" for Best of Breed at three National Specialties in a row! She is now retired from the show ring although we will surely enter her occasionally as a veteran in a couple years. She will be focusing on completing a few more "active" titles, in agility and perhaps Rally.
Tassi's name was derived from "Mtasoq"- which is a Mi'kmaq word for slate! ALSO: a "Stone Beauty" is sometimes used in card playing as slang for a Perfect Hand...