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Versatile Springer Award

Owned, loved, and trained by Laura Matzke

Hank is an unforgettable springer of exceptional work ethic coupled with remarkable creativity. For him, any exercise that has gotten old deserves a new variation: in one memorable utility performance, he added a leap over the bar jump to each exercise. During one hunt test effort, he passed all of his land work beautifully, and at the water retrieve did a picture perfect front, presenting the bird to......the judge.

But Hank is also a performed with charisma and presence, talented enough to earn the ESSFTA Open Obedience Springer of the Year award for 2000, plus multiple all-breed and specialty High in Trials. He is a driven tracker, and took to his birds at 8 1/2 years old with great joy and natural ability. In his retirement - if there is such a word for Hank - he's having a wonderful time with really obedience and is looking forward to hunting season on the chukar hills of Eastern Washington.

AKC Titles:
1997 Champion; Tracking Dog
1998 Companion Dog
1999 Novice Agility; Companion Dog Excellent
2002 Utility Dog
2005 Junior Hunter; Rally Novice