CH Highfields Summer Thunder UD

Rascal's Story

7/7/78 - 1/25/93

Rascal was from my second litter in shelties. He was sired by Am/Can CH Kismet's High Hammock Blue Jay CD and was out of Highfields Summer Storm CD.

Rascal finished his Championship very quickly, owner-handled to all but his final major. Thanks go to Bill Munsey for that. After finishing his CH Rascal started his obedience career. He was far from the greatest obedience dog that ever lived! He managed to get a CD and CDX with little problem but when it came to Utility he drew the line. It took 50 painful shows, but he finally did get his third leg to become the 50th CH/UD in breed history. While he was not a great obedience dog he produced many that were. According to Karen Hostetter's Proposed Obedience ROM Champion list (Sheltie Pacesetter, May/June 1992, Page 4)he had 27 titled offspring which included 8 UD's, 2 of which were OTCH's (almost 3 - Crystal of Highfields, owned by Mary Jane Kelly, had 85 points when she was retired due to an injury). There were several others with either OTCH points or breed points.

Rascal was OFA Good SS-2336G174M-T (I always secretly thought that any dog that was OFA Good at 14 1/2 years of age deserves to be rated an Excellent!!)


 Rascal winning first major at 21 months

Rascal and Karen Bounassi accepting HIT