Sherpa & Athena
Rescued Saint Bernard from The Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation
I decided 20 years ago to start training and competing with adopted rescued dogs. I find it to be a wonderful challenge to receive a dog that I know very little, if anything about- unknown breeding, health issues, temperament or intelligence. Most are adults and we have no way of knowing what these dogs have endured, how they were treated, trained (if any at all), illness, injuries, etc. I have found that these rescued dogs try so hard to please their new owner and are truly grateful for a loving and caring home. There is an adjustment period and time is needed to rebuild the trust between the human and the rescued dog.
I have been so fortunate to have a new wonderful Rescued Saint Bernard - Athena. I have only has Athena for about a year and she is currently being trained and competing in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Trick Dog and Draft Work.
SNOWY PINE'S ATHENA
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Multiple High In Trials 2021 SBCA National Midway, UT
SNOWY PINE'S SHERPA
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Landseer ECT (European Continental Type)
I am very lucky to have received Sherpa from the "K" litter of Pacific Coast Landseer. There are only about a dozen of Landseer ECT in the US. Sherpa is currently the only one competiting in performance events.
You can find out more about this rare breed on my Landseer ECT pages. The breed is not recognized by AKC so in order to compete in AKC performance events they must be registered as a "All American Dog". Sherpa competes in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Barn Hunt, FCAT, Trick Dog, Scent and Draft Work.