He had so much fun in the water as any person I have known. You did not have to throw a sick in the water to get him to go in. Of course, he would bring back a stick to you if you did throw one in. He would even have brought back a piano if you had thrown one in.?
By James Thurber, The Thurber Carnival, taken from ?Just Dogs. A literary and Photographic Tribute to the Great Hunting Breeds?, Willow Creek Press, USA, 1988.
Risque came out of Foxton's Cuervo Gold and sire by Goldngun Double Darn Dare Ya?. Risque has the sweetest little face, a magnetic personality and an unusual love for water; this dog swims for the pleasure of swimming!
Risque is still a young dog with lots of potential that we are anxious to tap. Always ready to work or play, Risque obtained her CKC Senior Hunter title at 18 months of age, passing 4 out of 5 trials. In June of 2010, Risque passed her CKC Working Certificate Test handled by our 4 year old grandson Logan, of course with a bit of help from his gramma (Logan was not thrill by the stinky ducks!). By the beginning of the fall of 2010, before her second birthday, Risque passed her Working Certificate Intermediate and Working Certificate Excellent, this time handled by Louise.
At home Risque is calm, affectionate and gentle. She gets along with everyone -dogs, humans and the maybe the occasional cat-. Her amazing temperament and working ability were crucial when making up our mind about our 2011 litter, and we are really excited to find out what she can produce.
Risq had a year to be proud of this year. She continued to collect point for the UKC 1000 pt club and completed and received her Canadian National Master title alongside of her daughter Arriba! In the coming year she will hopefully continue in the same vein and reach her 1000 pts!