- Canine Head Start
- Animal Behavioral Consulting and Companion Dog Training
Ch. Sagi Bailywick Tintagel's Pride, RA, HIC, TT, CGC, HIC
August 16th, 2002 - March 3, 2012
Sire: CH. Ecstacy Noir de la Maison du Garde-Barriere
Dam: CH. Sagi Snoaire's Midnight Matinee
Hips OFA Good, Elbows OFA Normal, SNB Clear, CERF Normal
2009 BCA National Best Veteran in Sweeps
2010 Rass Select under Judge Jan DeGids (Netherlands)
2009 First Place Veteran Dog under Judge Hervé Blasselle
2010 BCA National Best of Opposite Sex Veteran in Sweeps
2010 BCA National Best Stud Dog
2010 BCA National Best Brace (with daughter Raven)
Tai is a wonderful, sweet, natural-eared, black boy. He has accompanied me everywhere since 8 weeks old. His canine education began with PK classes and quickly advanced through intermediate obedience and onto his CGC at age 10 months. We have worked in herding, agility and obedience and he loves it all. Tai has a natural aptitude for learning and he likes nothing better then when we go to the training room and start doing some work. His extracurricular activities have included numerous seminars at the University of Massachusetts in the Oganismic and Evolutionary Biology department where I am working on my PhD, attending many, many graduate student meetings, visits to the Harvard Museum of Natural History (where he fell asleep under one of the exhibits), and helping out with some of my clients who have fear aggressive dogs - Tai gives all the right signals to put these dogs at ease.
Tai is my first show dog and he learned the ropes more quickly than I did, but when I caught up to him, he quickly finished his championship 25 months. Not bad for a natural-eared black with a gimpy handler! Along the way, Tai took a first placement in his class at a regional specialty, and had two other class placements at national specialties. On Tai’s 2-year birthday I took him to the RASS in Sturbridge, MA where he went Excellent, Pre-Select and earned his HIC. We are all very proud of him.
Tai has produced many outstanding offspring, consistently passing on his exemplary temperament and sound structure. Tai's kids and grandkids have been group placers in both the US and Canada, National Specialty Award of Merit winners, Eukanuba Award of Excellence winners, Eukanuba Best Bred By Exhibitor winners, have competed in various performance venues including herding and Rally and work as therapy and service dogs.
In 2009 Tai was awarded Best Veteran in Sweeps and won his veteran class. In 2010, he was BOS Veterern Sweeps and again won his veteran class. Tai was Rass® Select in 2010 and has produced multiple Rass® Select kids and grandkids. Tai won both the Stud Dog and Brace classes at the 2010 National. Tai and his offspring have proven to be versatile and loving companions as well as outstanding representatives of the breed. I could not be more pleased with what Tai has given me and miss him everyday for who he was - my heart.