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Liam was bred by Debi Hanson - Sherwood Goldens
OFA Hips - GR-68925G24M-T
OFA Elbows - GR-EL3440M24-T
OFA Cardiac - GR-CA2152/14M/C-T
CERF Eyes - GR-20310
Liam exuded in soundness, moderation and type. He was a bit more than 23 1/2 inches at the withers (jumped 24 inches) and weighed 73 pounds. He maintained a solid topline with effortless movement, perfect foot timing and had always free stacked himself perfectly. Liam had full dentition, jet black pigment, nice tight feet, a beautiful expressive head piece and a honey color coat that was wash and wear as can be. Most importantly, Liam had that sweet, will-do-anything-please temperament. The comment consistently made about Liam was that he is so good.
Liam was one of the show picks at 7 weeks old. Sadly, when placed at his new home, another dog completely unrelated to Liam attacked him causing permanent trauma to his left eye. This never effected vision or CERF.
In order to try to correct the trauma, Liam had multiple surgeries, which left a scar and slight nerve damage above his left eye. In spite of the obvious eye trauma, Liam went on to win puppy classes and ultimately finish his championship with three majors. Because Liam was a family member first, we chose not to send him out to finish quickly. In fact, because of his eye surgeries, us moving across country, pursuing obedience, he took lots of time off. His final points were garnered when he was four and five years old.
Liam earned his CD easily from Novice B in three consecutive shows. He earned his CDX with all scores in the 190's including a 1st placement. On August 14th of 2005 Liam earned his Working Certificate, qualifying for the GRCA's Versatility Certificate. On April 8th 2006 Liam earned his JH. In March 2008, at almost 10 yrs old Liam earned his NAP and NJP, which qualified him for the GRCA Versatility Certificate Excellent.