UKC CH. Malagold's Patriot TDX
(Malagold's Raise The Flag x Malagold's Cricket Two)
UKC CH. Malagold's Patriot competed at the Pecatonica Tracking Club in Loves Park, Illinois, on December 7th, 2008, to earn his Tracking Dog title at less than one year of age!
With the average temperature hovering at around seven degrees above zero, Mr. Pat and his owner/handler, Pam German, ran the track in under five minutes. Even with a deer running across his path, Mr. Pat did not miss a step!!
Fve months later, in May of 2009, Mr. Pat and Pam were participating in the Tracking Dog Excellent test at Rock Cut State Park, in Love's Park, Illinois.
The TDX fields consist of variable terrains with tall to medium grasses and weeds. There is a small creek, bushes, heavy brushy areas along with light woods, open fields with rolling hills, dirt/gravel/asphalt park roads, tree/fence lines, and areas of short mowed grass…all of which may be used as obstacles. And all were certainly used on this day!!
Again, Mr. Pat and Pam ran the TDX track flawlessly on his first try - in under seventeen minutes. Even with ANOTHER deer running across his track, Mr. Pat did not make a single mistake.
Mr. Pat, a full littermate to Miss Wish (UKC/AKC CH. Malagold's Wish Upon A Star), has begun competing in the show ring and in a very short time, has accumulated the majority of his points towards his Championship title. Mr. Pat is a special boy that can do it all - and is truly representative of "What a Golden Retriever should be!"