Lively (Celhaus Celebrate Life)
Lively at 11 years 10 months, visiting her friends at the Alzheimer’s Unit
See Lively back at the Alzheimer’s Unit, at 12 years 4 months, celebrating her 100th therapy dog visit.
mother of the FF Litter, whelped 3/4/12
Also mother of the GG, HH, ii & KK litters
Grandmother of the LL, MM, NN, PP and SS litters
Great grandmother of the QQ, RR, TT, UU & WW litters
See Lively’s temperament test results
Lively does not carry the long coat or black recessives.
Lively is a Therapy Dog, registered with Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has her AKC Therapy Dog Advanced title, which requires 100 verified therapy dog visits.
In her younger years, Lively competed successfully in NADAC agility. Unfortunately, just as she was doing well and ready to compete in advanced classes, they moved the closest trials to a new location which was way too far for me to travel back and forth in a day, which I have to do because I have other dogs at home to care for. By the time we again had local trials, she was too old to compete.
Lively has excelled in nosework competition. She has all five of her Pre-tests, plus Elite Exteriors, Masters Containers, Masters Interiors and Superior Vehicles.
OFA Thyroid: GS-TH501/71F-VPI
OFA Eyes: GS-EYES56/82F-VPI
CERF: GS-351116 (through 2012). OFA took over eye certifications in 2013.
OFA Degenerative Myelopathy: GS-DM468/5F-PI-CAR
OFA Hips: GS-85482F24F-VPI
OFA Elbows: GS-EL26513F24-VPI
OFA Cardiac: GS-CA1001/39F/P-VPI
free of EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency) at 24 months
free of Von Willebrands & hemophilia (bleeding disorders)
PennHip: 60th percentile
CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) DNA Repository: GS-DNA-359/S
I usually don’t begin competing in agility with my dogs before they’re two, but a NADAC trainer and judge, Sunny Williams, decided to have some evening mini-trials in August 2011 and I thought they’d be great show experience for Lively, even though she was only 21 months old. The first one consisted of two TouchNGo classes. Lively blew a discrimination on the first one (very common in new dogs) but nailed the second class and got her first Q. She even beat Chaos & Berakah, who missed discriminations in both classes. The second mini-trial consisted of two Tunnelers classes, and all three of my dogs Q’d both times – we came home with 6 Q’s for the evening. Lively decided she, like Berakah, liked competing, so I entered her in the Labor Day trial in Gillette. I had to work one of the four days but we went the other three. Lively had 5 Q’s out of 6 classes the first day, leaving me with my mouth open in astonishment. She had 3 Q’s out of 6 classes the second day, and 3 Q’s out of 4 classes on the last day. When the dust cleared, she had achieved her Novice Regular & Tunnelers classes plus a leg each towards her Outstanding titles, as well as a Chances Q, two Jumpers Q’s, and two TouchNGo Q’s, an amazing haul for a beginner dog. Unfortunately, the agility trials moved so far away that I was unable to continue competing with her.
Lively began trialing in Nose Work in 2014. She has all five pre-tests (PTE), as well as Elite Exteriors, Elite Interiors, Master Containers and Superior Vehicles titles – which gives her Novice, Advanced & Superior overall titles. She would have finished all her Elite titles had not covid caused a two-year cancellation of trials. By the time we had trials again, her arthritis was bad enough she stiffened up sitting in the car all day, so I was forced to retire her.
On May 19, 2018 she received the first-ever gift of the Marta’s Alert to IMHA” – Outstanding Professional Alert Award For her totally focused search and clear, sustained alerts independent of me (my dogs are trained to freeze and stare at the hide until I release them).