1st AKC Masters Scent Work Dog:
Reba’s Fancy Red Heart BN RI FDC CA FCAT ACT2 SWAE SWM SCME SIME SEME SHDE THDN CGCA CGCU TKI & Barbara Bumcrots of Maumee, OH
When Barbara adopted Reba, she was 8 months old and already had two homes. They began working together right away in agility.
“Reba likes agility in class but not as much in a competition setting (no treats!)” Barbara said.
The team began to work in other sports, and Reba earned titles in rally, obedience, barn hunt, therapy dog, trick dog, coursing ability and Fast CAT.
“Then I started to dabble in scent work,” Barbara said. “I found something that she excels in.”
Reba became the first All American Dog to earn the AKC Scent Work Masters title, and only the third dog of all breeds to finish the top-level title. It only took her 13 months to earn it.
“She has racked up tons (34) of Scent Work titles to date. We are now working on the Detective class and we just earned our first Q.”
Reba is Barbara’s first rescue dog and came from the Golden Retriever Rescue Resource in Toledo, OH.
“Apparently, her father was a Golden, but her mother must have been a Toller,” she said.
Barbara said she has always had a “soft spot” for a red colored Golden Retriever, and Reba fit the bill and her smaller size was a plus.