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Gatlin and Liz Earn “Ultimate K9”

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Liz and Gaitlin Ultimate K9Gatlin and Liz┬áparticipated in a friendly yearly competition at MC’s
Ultimate K9 in Addison, IL on October 16th, 2011. Fourteen dogs and handlers participated in two
classes; intermediate for on leash dogs and advanced for off-leash dogs Gatlin
competed in the advanced group.

The requirements:

The obedience was a modified Begleitenhund routine combine
with a four scenario protection routine. Judging criteria had the same
expectations as schutzhund – control, energy, intensity, precision, grips.

The judges:

Frank Ethrige, a long-time handler under Mike Charatin; Rich
Kuatick, a retired police K9 handler and trainer; and Tommy Martin, multiple
schutzhund 3 club member, national competitor from the Greater Chicago
Schutzhund Club applied their time, talent and expertise as judges for the

The result:

Liz and Gatlin took first place in the advanced obedience
and won the overall cup. They must return next year to defend their title.

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