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Woodacre’s Court Jester UD RAE RDC TKN & Jackie Phillips of San Leandro, CA

Dino is truly a success story as he was surrendered to a shelter by his family at about 9 months of age because they had “too many kids and not enough time for the dog.” The shelter scheduled him for euthanasia after labeling him as “out of control and untrainable.”

Luckily, Grateful Dog Rescue of San Francisco did not believe the shelter and took Dino into its care. Jackie Phillips adopted him when he was about a year old and immediately set out to prove the shelter wrong by training Dino – with great success.

Dino earned the highest title in AKC Rally at that time – the Rally Advanced Excellent – on Dec. 29, 2010. He ended that year as the top scoring mixed breed in AKC Rally by the Front & Finish ranking system. In May 2011, he became the second All American to earn the Utility Dog title.

But Dino had many other achievements, including that he is trained to track. He worked as a pet detective, tracking down many lost pets and enabling them to return to their homes. This skill earned him two Honorable Mention awards in the AKC Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).

He also was the first mixed breed to earn many drafting titles through several parent clubs’ programs. He received drafting novice and advanced level titles through the AKC national breed clubs of the Bernese Mountain Dog, St. Bernard, Bouvier, and Rottweiler.