NorthWest K9 Graduates

NorthWest K9's Quark


PLACED -- Quark graduated to advanced training and certification for dual purpose Wilderness Search and Rescue Dog and Cadaver Detection Dog with King County Search Dogs in Washington State.

NorthWest K9's Quark is a young male Australian Cattle Dog ("Blue Heeler"). He's a handsome representative of the breed with a tight, muscular build, broad head, joyful expressiveness, and beautiful blue speckled coat to standard.

True to his breed, he shows high drives and keen work ethic across the board. Extremely intelligent, high trainability, phenomenal agility, Quark is heavily imprinted on and intensely crazy for the ball. Fully house and crate trained, neutral to collar and harness.

Full of character and personality, Quark is a highly affectionate and well-socialized boy. Surface/height/noise neutral, and a joyful traveler in the vehicle anywhere, anytime. His foundation training shows facility to commands sit, down, here, heel, crate/wait/come out, jump up, jump down, walk it, tunnel, speak, give, out, leave it, quiet, kisses and directed search facility to look here.

He's a natural retriever of anything thrown. He doesn't just jump obstacles -- he soars. Quark is a powerfully athletic, extremely agile, high drive young prospect showing boundless energy and enthusiasm.

Quark shows pronounced prey, ball, and play. He responds enthusiastically to ball, toy, food, and praise reward.

Handlers seeking pronounced drives, high intelligence and trainability, superb athleticism, and a strong work ethic should consider Quark and his outstanding potential for detection or SAR.

The Cattle Dog breed exemplifies much that a working German Shepherd Dog brings to the job, in the smaller, faster, highly agile package.


Trait/Drive Summary

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TRAIT/DRIVE NOT EVALUATED NONE TO LOW MODERATE HIGH PRONOUNCED
Prey - - - - |
Play - - - - |
Food - - - | -
Scent - - - - |
Hunt - - - - |
Retrieve - - - - |
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 - - - - |
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 currently evaluates with the potential for advanced training in:

Detection SAR Comp./Sport Agility


HANDLER SUITABILITY ASSESSMENT

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

Novice Intermediate Advanced


PHOTO GALLERY for NorthWest K9's Quark (click on thumbnail to view full-size photo)


PRICING/AVAILABILITY

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NorthWest K9 program dogs are matched with handlers who have first submitted a K9 Search Request.

Please visit our gallery of recent NorthWest K9 Foundation Program Graduates.








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