C-ATCH12 Turbo Steam’n Wild Desire ChST ChCL ChWC ChSN ChJP ChFH ChJU C-10 L5-PLT (Stella)
Ritch McAdams, Stella's owner, provides this write-up.
Stella is a fun loving little girl who marches to her own drummer. As I watched the puppies in her litter follow a duck wing, Stella left it for a blowing leaf. That was when I knew she was coming home with us. Stella was sired by Stanley, who has sired some of the finest agility Goldens in the country. Stella competes in the Canine Performance Events (CPE) venue and is now C-ATCH12 Stella. That means she is a twelve (12) time CPE Agility Trial Champion. She has achieved this in just four and one-half (4 ½) years. She is now the highest titled Golden in the history of the Regular Division of CPE. In 2014 she was ranked, regardless of breed, as the number six dog in the nation in CPE and is currently on track to repeat with another Top Ten finish in 2015.
I can only imagine the heights this little dog could have soared if I had been an experienced agility handler. We found this sport together and we fell in love with agility. Stella is amazing. We were running a course one time and as she came over the top of the A-Frame she stopped, cold looked at the judge turned, smiled and looked at me as if to say "Hey, did you know that Jerry was going to be here?" and then finished the course with a qualifying time. Stella has stepped to the line fourteen (14) times with a title on the line and walked away twelve (12) times with her title ribbon in paw.
Stella was bred to Boomer in 2013 and produced five (5) puppies. Three are competing in retrieving and two (2) are following in her footsteps in Agility. We retired Stella from the breeding program to continue her career in agility.
BTW, Stella is a mean lean fifty-four (54) pounds!