NWK9 Program Candidates: NorthWest K9's Nikita


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NorthWest K9's Nikita is a 14-month-old, all-black, medium sized female defining the term "pocket rocket." Niki possesses high drives overall with a lively, animated character and wonderful expression. Of German and American pedigree with OFA certified dam and sire, Niki is a highly intelligent and biddable girl eager to learn. Nikita is a joyfully playful dog with her people.

She is as quick in movement as she is in training. Her foundation obedience facility includes sit, down/long down, heel, here, crate, wait, come out, leave it, brings, out, seek with more in development. She responds beautifully to ball, food, and praise.


She's a ball nut with super agility and strong hunt drive. Highly driven for the ball and toy in play, training, and searches. She engages in energetic tug-o-war with a keen desire to win. A natural guardian of home and property.


Her introductory footstep master tracking on grass with arcing turns shows very well, with strong drive into the track and a deep nose. She handles transitions of surface, height, and sound with ease.


Along with her potential for detection or SAR, Nikita would also be great fun for the handler seeking a flashy, energetic young dog for competitive sport or trial. Fully house, crate, and kennel trained, Nikita travels well in the vehicle.


PEDIGREE


Trait/Drive Summary

(Rev. 10/24/01)

TRAIT/DRIVE NOT EVALUATED NONE TO LOW MODERATE HIGH PRONOUNCED
Prey - - - - |
Pack - - - | -
Play - - - - |
Food - - - | -
Scent - - - | -
Hunt - - - | -
Retrieve - - - | -
Aggression - - | - -
Biddability - - - - |
Ball/Toy - - - - |
Tug Play - - - - |
Depth of grip - - - | -
Strength of grip - - - | -
Object Guarding - | - - -
Food Guarding - | - - -
Socialness - - - | -
Ability to settle - - - | -
Dog friendly - - | - -
Child friendly - - - | -
Suspicion - - - | -
Territoriality - - - | -
Rebound/Resilience - - - | -
Handler Awareness - - - | -
Independence - - | - -
Variable noise threshold - - - - |
Variable height threshold - - - - |
Variable surface threshold - - - - |
Water/Swimming - - - | -
Agileness - - - - |
Athleticism - - - - |


PROGRAM TRAINING COMPETENCY

This candidate has completed the following phases of NorthWest K9 Program Competency:

Basics Social Environ Travel Drive I Drive II Obed I Obed II Track I Track II Agility I Agility II


SERVICE SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT

This candidate evaluates with potential for advanced training in:

Police K9 Detection SAR Comp. Sport Agility Assistance


HANDLER SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT

This candidate is best suited for individuals with training and handling experience level:

Novice Intermediate Advanced


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