January is a busy month for Intervale Chinooks with birthdays and 1/2 birthdays being celebrated by some of our Chinook kids this month.
Intervale Otie turned 11 on January 5th. Otie sired a litter with Jazzy in 2017 and their 7 gorgeous Chinook pups reach six months this January 10th. On this same date, Belle's red-tawny pups with Hyas celebrate the big ONE! Other 1/2 birthdays in January include Intervale Claire and Frankie and littermates (12 1/2) and Intervale Jazz and littermates (4 1/2).
Titles, titles, titles! Otie has lots of AKC performance titles to add to his resume. A typical Chinook, Otie has been easy to train and fun to work with. Otie's titles include the Canine Good Citizen title, the Beginner Novice obedience title and the Rally Novice, Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent titles. In agility he has titled in Novice Agility Jumpers Preferred, Novice Agility Preferred, Open Agility Jumpers Preferred and Open Agility Preferred. Put them all together and you get: UKC CH Intervale Coyote BN RE OAP OJP TDN CGC RATI! (When listing titles in a name, the most advanced title is listed and the earlier titles will drop off.)
At eleven years old, Otie recently passed the new AKC Novice Tricks test earning him his TKN. Otie has been a busy Chinook boy and he loves his work! On walks thru our yard, Otie often takes the agility tunnel just to do it, and he seems quite pleased with himself when he comes out the other end. His expression is priceless!
In December, Otie received the AKC Achiever Dog certificate and he is one of the first Chinooks to be awarded this distinction. The Achiever Dog recognizes Otie's accomplishments in the various venues along with his dedication to teamwork. Way to go Otie!