Ch. Shadow's Peppermint Twist
Breeder/Owner: Jessica Carlson
Tristyn's first litter came at a time when I just wasn't ready for another dog, but I later wished I would have kept one for myself. So the following year I repeated the breeding to Am/Can DC Kinwashkly Dirty Ned Pepper, with the intention of keeping one this time! Mattie was the only girl in the second litter, and I had several females already so I didn't plan on keeping her, but in the end could not resist her! And I'm so glad I kept her, as she is turning out to be everything I hoped for from this litter, and more. Mattie has many of the best qualities of both of her parents; she is a very smart, independent-minded, well built and powerful running girl. She is full of life and joy and always puts a smile on my face. Mattie is on the smaller side and I chose not to run her in trials until 2015, but she soon earned multiple Puppy placements and then her Puppy points in March, 2015.
Mattie's show debut was at the 2014 ABC National Specialty show, where she won the 6-9 months puppy class. She has only been shown a few times while she concentrates on what we hope will be a great field trial career ahead of her. Despite having some minor scars from burns she obtained in our fire of October 2015, Mattie came back stronger than ever and finished her show championship with 5 major wins, the last being a 5-point win including Best of Opposite Sex over a special.
She has excelled in field trials, and shows great promise of becoming a fourth-generation Dual Champion down the line. In March 2015, she followed in her grandma Taryn's footsteps by winning the Texas Open Brittany Derby Classic! Mattie spent the summer of 2016 working on becoming a "broke dog" and has just begun competing in adult stakes. Mattie had a litter by NAFC/GFC/FC/AFC Spanish Corral's Sonny Patch in February, 2017. She and her two sons, Easton and Riser will be competing in field trials come fall!
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