Hobbs the Unique Pointer
Hi, I'm Larry Crouch from Olathe, Kansas. I wanted to share with you my dog Hobb's. Hobb's was born without the lower portion of his right front leg. It was like it stop growing. He will be 2 years old on April 4th, 2006. Hobb's was given to me due to his handicap as most breeders would of probably put him down at birth. Hobb's has been an inspiration to my family and the people that know him. Hobb's and I started tournament hunting last year (2005) in the NBDCA (National Bird Dog Challenge Association) and along with THCC (Tournament Hunter Champions Club). Hobb's proved to be a natural and never let his handicap slow him down. All of our friends and competitors are completely amazed with his drive. Hobb's has the biggest heart of any dog that I have ever owned or been around. He is so popular in the circuit that I have had people that I have never met come up and ask "Where is Hobb's". Everyone wants to see Hobbs and many want his picture. In March of this year Hobbs qualified for the NBDCA / THCC Nationals in Davis City, Iowa. He qualified in the Hunter division as well as Top Gun division. He was spoken about by the Tri-Tronics rep at our banquet and received chant's of "Hobbs, Hobbs, Hobbs" by all of the room. Hobbs was recognized for being the 2nd place High Point dog in the Hunter Division for all of 2005 nationwide. Again the chanting began and I of course could not hold back the tears of joy for him and the respect of the whole circuit of competitors that chanted for him.
I would like to show you his accomplishments for 2005 and 2006 as we just begin this season. I will also include pictures for your viewing. Hobb's is a special pet (person) to me and my family and I want to give him every chance I can to be recognized and for others to see that a dog that is handicap is a dog worth keeping. They have to work harder than most but their hearts and loyalty are incredible to the ones that they love.
Thank You for taking the time to read and see Hobb's.
Larry Crouch and Family
Accomplishments to date:
2005 NBDCA / THCC Standings
2nd place High Points dog in Hunter Division
Qualified NBDCA Nationals in Top Gun Division
Qualified NBDCA Nationals in Hunter Division
Top 10 placement NBDCA Nationals Hunter Division
Top 10 placement NBDCA National Puppy Division
2005 NBDCA Championship Hunter Division
17 NBDCA National Qualifier placements
2006 NBDCA / THCC Standings to Date:
6 NBDCA National Qualifier placements
1st place Top Gun Division National Qualifier
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