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shooterCh Shericks Shoto'Flinto'Flatwatr

Shooter's Group Placements
American Bloodhound Club Show Dog Hall of Fame


Ch Sherick's TLH Rumor of Churchil
"Rumor" (left)
CH Juciciary's Bigez of Sherick x CH Churchil's Flint Julip O'SHK

From the first time I saw Rumor as a puppy sitting on Michelle's couch I was struck by her beautiful head. Even as youngster she had the most regal look about her. We did find out that first night home that even though she looked quite regal, there was a mountain goat hidden in those genes. We still remember just shortly after her arriving at our house looking around for her and there was this little bloodhound puppy walking around on our dining room table. She just hopped on a chair, then right up on the table and was checking things out. We found from that point on it didn't matter if it was table, wall, etc Rumor would be on it and walking around. In the show ring, Rumor did wonderfully, although it was going to be her way. We found early on that the less you fussed with her and tried to stack her in the ring the better she did. She is one of those dogs that walk in, place themselves and you can just hold the lead. Rumor won her puppy class at the first Bloodhound National she went to at barely 6 months which was also her first time in the ring, she then later on as a adult won Best of Winners at the Prairie Lands Bloodhound Specialty and as a veteran placed in a large and very completive veteran bitch class at the 2004 Bloodhound Nationals. She is now retired after producing 2 wonderful litters of puppies for us and a daughter, Lacey that seems to carry on many of her mother's traits.

Royale Lady in Waiting

"Star" (right)


cruiser n linda

Ch Sherick's TLH Red Hot Cruiser


We had always wanted a "red" and when we saw Cruiser for the first time we knew he was the one we wanted. It took some talking, but we did finally persuade Sherry to let us have our red boy .Cruiser is a lovely example of the loose elastic bloodhound movement and had many group placements with limited showing. He is now retired and comes out occasionally for a trip around the ring as a veteran. His most recent wins as a veteran were at the 2004(?) South Central Bloodhound Regional, winning Veteran Dog and receiving an Award of Merit. Cruiser also traveled to the 2004 Bloodhound Nationals and placed 4th in a large veteran dog class and veteran sweepstakes class.


Ch TLH Hard to Break

Ch Rcklnd Jo-Li Foghorn Leghorn x Ch Sherick's TLH Rumor of Churchil
Rock was the first born puppy in Rumor's second litter born in TJ's bedroom and as he was born TJ picked him as the male to keep. As time went on and the puppies grew I had to agree with his choice. Rock finished easily having a lovely head with that wonderful soft expression, good movement and beautiful rich color. We are currently waiting for Rock to mature and then go back to the show ring with his wonderful happy go lucky attitude.

Ch TLH Try to Take me Down
OGA-Good Elbows Clear Cardiac clearance Cerf eyes "CHIC" certificate

Sherick's Pursuit O' Churchil "Rumor" X CH Sherick's TLH Rumor of Churchil "Chase"
Sumo was TJ's pick puppy from Rumor's first litter and the puppy he said he was going to show.Sumo finished easily with TJ showing him to most of his wins. The team's two biggest wins were , Best of Winners at the South Central Regional Bloodhound Specialty in 2XXX and The Lawrence show where Sumo finished in style by going Best of Breed over a top 5 nationally ranked special with TJ on the end of the lead. The team then went on to compete in 4H showmanship competition. Winning Grand Champion in Showmanship.

Ch TLH Rumors and Lace

Ch Rcklnd Jo-Li Foghorn Leghorn X Ch Shericks TLH Rumor of Churchl
Lacey was from Rumor's second litter and born during one of the worst rain storms that we had seen causing major flooding. The whole litter in fact was born in TJ's bedroom and stayed there until there we about 4 weeks old due to our basement flooding where the whelping box was originally set up. This whole litter was hand raised from about 2 days old on as Rumor developed an infection that almost took her life .We don't know if it was just the personality that this litter would have had anyway or the fact that they were handled so much , but they are all very much people dogs . Lacey, was the littlest girl and the one we kept saying there is just something about her so we kept her. She followed in her mom's footsteps by finishing her championship at the South Central Regional Specialty going Best of Winners. Lacey has a lovely head as her mom does beautiful fluid movement and loves to be a lap dog. We look forward to what she will produce in the future.

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