Funk to Funky Perle de Tourbiere
KNPV PH I, Obj., IPO III, RH A + B, UV, SpH-1, Ohio PD cert, CGC,
NASAR K9 SAR TECH I - area, K9 SAR TECH II - tracking
CERF and DNA profiled
Funk is an incredible, hard working dedicated partner. Since obtaining
Funk we have been through many long hard and rewarding training days.
We have accomplished not only more titles together, but but a very special
working partnership. He has excelled in his SAR career with several finds
and law enforcement assists.
In June of 2006 our test certification under NASAR was upgraded to K9
ST I which puts us at one of 7 K9 / Handler teams in the US to achieve
the ST I as of that date, and one of 3 in the Eastern US region. We are
forever indebted to our trainer and mentor Art Wolff whose support, challenges,
several "motivational" techniques and belief in us as a team
has allowed to accomplish as much as we have. A huge thank you for the
support from all of our SRT-A team members, and those who survived getting
Funky officially retired 04 July 2008, just shy of 12 years old. Retirement
Because NC and especially Burke County, was such a large part of our
support, I have posted the search briefings from years of WNCSAR exercises.
Funky possesses a truly majestic and commanding presence. He is
almost always in "work" mode and wants to 'go do something'.
He is social and a very stable clear headed dog.
He has produced puppies with extreme drives, environmentally and
socially stable which are currently training in various diciplines
including, police canine and narcotics, IPO, Belgin Ring, agility, and of course SAR.
Pictures immediately below and to the right were taken in the Netherlands.
Despite his accomplisments and mastery of so many disciplines,
we still train all the time. Partially just because it is so much
fun and he really enjoys it, but mainly because we are always finding
new things to learn, and different scenarios to practice.