Tucker was a true gentleman, an honest soul, and the master of play. His energy was endless, and his enthusiasm for everything was contagious.
Tucker never met a challenge he didn’t meet and showed extraordinary intelligence learning everything we tried to teach him and a few more things he taught himself.
He lived to be almost 18 and a half years old, and was physically still capable until the final days before he passed. To this day I haven’t met a dog with more intelligence, speed, and agility as Tucker and he passed this along to his offspring. Tucker inspired me to change my life and is an extraordinary creature. He inspired those who met him into wanting a Tucker puppy – a real ambassador for the breed.
Tucker gained his WTCH in 2002 and worked daily on our farm, helping me with chores that truly would be a "chore" without him. He earned his CD at over 10 and his first agility trial he would be over 10 and a half, where he would earn legs beating at least a couple of his offspring.
Tucker became the first Hall of Fame Excellent sire in Canada (CNASA) having produced multiple offspring with over 7 Championships, a half dozen or more advanced Herding titles, the first Tracking dog Champion excellent (2) Agility and obedience excellent titles as well on many of his offspring. Many of whom were competing well into their teens. He lived an extraordinary life and many of his offspring lived well into their teens almost reaching catching up to his 18 year plus lifespan.