Nuance Naughty or Nice “Livi”

GCH CH Nuance Naughty or Nice, ROM, BN, RI, CGCA, TKI, TDN, SDN, RATO
“Livi”

Livi, September 2013

By GCh Ch Aragon Ruffin Around, ROM ex Am/Can Ch Nuance Nonsense, ROM, RATS

Photo by Booth

Livi’s pedigree in pdf format

Livi finished her championship very quickly, going BV for two 5 point majors at the Ft Dearborn specialty weekend to finish at 13 months of age, she finished her ROM just 4 months later at the Buckeye Bull Terrier club supported shows in Canfield Ohio. She was also selected as Best Moving Bull Terrier at the first Canadian Shield Trophy show in July, 2013. Unfortunately she suffered an ear hematoma in late 2013 which recurred and eventually ended her conformation show career. Livi is a bright and unusually biddable Bull Terrier, so we turned to performance events, first following in her mother’s Barn Hunt footsteps, and then in both competition and rally obedience. She took her career in a different direction in 2017, whelping a litter of puppies on June 23rd. Since then, we’ve returned to performance and are hoping to qualify for a BTCA Versatility Award.

What ARE all those titles, anyway?

  • GCH – AKC Grand Champion conformation title, 25 points, 3 majors (wins of 3+ points), 3 wins with champions defeated.
  • Ch – AKC Champion, 15 points, 2 majors required
  • ROM – Bull Terrier Club of America Recognition of Merit, requires multiple wins under breeder/expert judges at designated supported shows
  • BN – Beginner Novice AKC optional obedience title, all heeling on leash. Title requires 3 qualifying runs.
  • RI – Rally Intermediate, optional title, 2nd in Rally series, all exercises on lead. Title requires 3 qualifying runs.
  • CGCA – AKC Community Canine Award, 2nd level of basic manners training, confirmed by a Canine Good Citizen evaluator
  • TKI – AKC Trick Dog Intermediate, 2nd level of Tricks performance, requires 10 intermediate level tricks verified by an AKC CGC evaluator
  • NTD – Do More With Your Dog Novice Trick Dog title, requires 15 tricks verified by DMWYD evaluator
  • NSD – DMWYD title requiring an off leash performance following a standard pattern inside a fenced exhibition area
  • RATO – Barn Hunt Association Rat Open Title, requiring the dog to find two hidden rats, take a tunnel including a turn and climb on straw bales within 2 minutes. Title requires 3 qualifying runs.

Livi’s Brags!

  • Livi’s Performance Awards 2019
    • 2/17/2019 BTCMD Community Canine (CGCA) Evaluator: David Ford
    • 2/17/2019 BTCMD Trick Dog Intermediate, Evaluator: Sharon Keillor
  • Livis’s Performance Awards 2018
    • 11/18/2018 Toledo KC Rally Intermediate 92, 4th Place, Judge Bonnie Hornfisher
    • 11/18/2018 Toledo KC Rally Intermediate 73 Judge: Bonnie Hornfisher
    • 11/17/2018 Toledo KC Rally Intermediate 81 Judge: Richard P DiMarco
    • 5/21/2017 Canine Adventures DMWYD Novice Stunt Dog Evaluator: Tenille Gross
    • 4/14/2018 Canine Adventures DMWYD Novice Trick Dog, AKC Trick Dog Novice Evaluator: Tenille Gross
    • 4/7/2018 Saginaw CKC Beginner Novice B 192.5, 4th Place Judge: Delvyn R. Lunn
    • 1/21/2018 Beginner Novice B 184.5, 3rd Place Judge: Rick Garvin
  • Livi’s Performance Awards 2019
  • Livi’s Performance Awards 2016
    • 11/26/2016 Barn Hunt Buddies RATO Qualifying Score, Judge: Chris Puhls
    • 11/26/2016 Barn Hunt Buddies RATO Qualifying Score, Judge: Chris Puhls
    • 11/20/2016 Toledo KC. Rally Novice B Qualifying Score (87) Judge: Mr RP DiMarco
    • 11/19/2016 Toledo KC. Rally Novice B Qualifying Score (91) Judge: J. Monnich
    • 11/19/2016 Toledo KC. Rally Novice B Qualifying Score (89) Judge: J. Monnich
    • 10/21/2016 Bull Terrier Club of America, Beginner Novice B Qualifying (186.5), 2nd place Judge: Mrs LM McDonald
    • 10/21/2016 Bull Terrier Club of America, Rally Novice B Qualifying (96), 1st place Judge: Mrs LM McDonald
    • 10/21/2016 Bull Terrier Club of America, Canine Good Citizen award Evaluator: Diane Thomas
  • Livi’s Performance Awards 2015
    • 3/18/2015 Anything Goes For Dogs, RATO Qualifying Score Judge: Barbara Gibson
  • Livi’s Show Wins and Performance Awards 2014
    • 7/26/2014 Great Lakes Barn Hunt Association, RATN Qualifying Score Judge Susan Chapman
    • 6/1/2014 Anything Goes For Dogs, RATN Qualifying Score Judge: Barbara Gibson
    • 6/1/2014 Anything Goes For Dogs, RATN Qualifying Score Judge: Barbara Gibson
    • 6/1/2014 Anything Goes For Dogs, RATI Qualifying Score Judge: Barbara Gibson
    • 5/17/2014 Genessee County KC, BV, Group 3 Judge: Mrs Houston (Toddie) Clark
  • Livi’s Show Wins 2013
    • 12/14/13 Richland County KC, BV Judge Terry Stacy, Group 2 Judge Robert Hutton
    • 9/27/13 Terrier Club of Michigan, BV for 2 ROM points, Judge Skip Greaney
    • 8/4/13 Shenango-Mahoning KC, BOS for 3 ROM points, judge David Alexander
    • 8/2/13 Columbiana County KC, BOS for 3 ROM points, Judge John Spurr
    • 7/20/13 Canadian Shield Trophy show, Finalist, Best Moving Bull Terrier, Judges Mary Remer and Russ Lamonby
    • 4/14/13 Steel City KC, WB,BW, BV for 5 AKC and 2 ROM points, Judge David Harris
    • 4/12/13 Ft Dearborn Bull Terrier Club, WB,BW,BV for 5 AKC and 2 ROM Points, Judge Skip Greaney
    • 3/10/13 BTC of St Louis, WB for 3 AKC points, Judge Roz Clamper
    • 2/10/13 Central Indiana KC, WB, BW for 4 AKC points, Judge: Bill Edwards
  • Livi’s Show Wins 2012
    • 12/16/12 Richland County KC, WB for 1 AKC point, Judge: Gary Doerge
    • 12/15/12 Richland County KC, WB for 1 AKC point, judge: Mary Lou Kniola

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Updated March 16, 2019