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Versatile Springer Award

CH Hillcrest Namtn KoCrk Canvas VCD1, CD, TD, RA, AX, AXJ, CGC, (WD), JH, VS
Owners: Katherine and Dr. Lloyd Simonson and Henriette Schmidt.
Breeders: Marah Bolden, Mark E. Mayer and Henriette Schmidt.

Titles:
2002 Champion
2004 Canine Good Citizen; Novice Agility; Novice Agility Jumpers with Weaves 2005 Open Agility; Open Agility Jumpers with Weaves; Agility Excellent Jumpers with Weaves
2006 Tracking Dog; Rally Novice; Agility Excellent
2007 Companion Dog; Versatile Companion Dog 1; Rally Advanced; (Working Dog); Junior Hunter; ESSFTA Versatile Springer Award

In December 2003, Canvas received his best Christmas present ever – a home with the Simonsons. Finished by Karen Miller, one of his biggest fans, this patient fellow was the ‘middle child’ at Hillcrest, without deserved opportunities to use his talents. They’ve spent the ensuing years doting on one another and staying busy – Lloyd doing tracking, agility and hunting, and Kathi doing obedience, rally and therapy. – Henriette

Our best Christmas present, he’s a biddable boy who lives to please his family. We’ve been so proud of Canvas as he has earned these titles, doing everything asked of him, although it’s obvious his real love is hunting. But we are never prouder of him than when he’s working as a TDI therapy dog. His weekly visits include Oncology and Surgery waiting areas, and occasionally Physical Therapy, at a local Medical Center where his loving eyes and gentle manner have a remarkably positive affect on both patients and staff.

As he carries on the versatile tradition of his sire, Hardy, and grandsire, Colours (VS in ’99), his offspring are continually reporting their successes in the show, obedience, and agility rings and the field to us. While we are thrilled at their success, we are even more pleased to know they also have his sound body and mind and easy-to-live-with character.

– Kathi & Lloyd