Kingsmere Made You Look
(GCH Kingsmere Stop Traffic x GCHB Kingsmere Rocksteady Start Me Up)
DOB: November 15, 2018
Rivet will be a fun dog to show and trial, and has already taken interest in activities beyond show dog. She had some experience as a puppy "herding" sheep, she thinks she runs at the speed of Nobody-Can-See-Me, and she is a curious little stinker who *never* gets into trouble. ;) She recovered beautifully from a broken leg at 13 weeks old and has taken beautifully to physical therapy for recovery and so far it has had no impact on her future show career or daily life, the only downfall being that she did not learn bite-inhibition from the other dogs because she had to be separated from them during that critical learning phase due to the broken leg recovery. She is otherwise extremely appropriate with all dogs and enjoys cuddles more than anyone else in the whole house. She's a cool little dog and we are really lucky to have her in our lives! She brings a smile to everyone she meets.
What's in a name?
In sticking with the theme of the early 1900's, we went with "Rivet" as a more obscure reference to Rosie the Riveter. As a registered name, nothing fit her personality quite like "Made You Look," and can be associated with the verb Riveted; "to hold (someone or something) fast so as to make them incapable of movement." Nicknames include: Riv, Riv-a-boat, Riv-a-monster, Rivvy, RatPig.
Rivet has been taking it slow as we've thoroughly enjoyed allowing her to grow into who she is! She has been entered in a handful of show weekends and has an absolute blast in the ring, she sure is fun to show - and fun to watch!
She has also shown an interest in Earthdog and Barn Hunt, and loves to swim though we have not yet officially attempted dock diving.
Other than taking it slow with competition, she succeeds in making us laugh and feel love every single day. We just adore Rivet, and she is a joy to live with.
Keep an eye out for Kingsmere Made You Look.
AKC #: RN33295306
CHIC #: 154618
AKC DNA #: V886545
OFA hips: Good
OFA elbows: Normal
OFA shoulders: Normal
OFA patellas: Normal
Missing Teeth (T308, T408)
Underbite w/ correct canines
PLL Clear by parentage and testing
Advanced Cardiac/ECHO Normal (specialist)
BAER Normal (bilateral hearing)
UPC Normal (0.1)
CAER Normal no notations
Height: 14 3/4"
Coat Color Genetics
A Locus (Agouti): Ay/Ay (Sable/fawn)
B Locus (Brown): B/B (Black coat, nose and foot pads)
D Locus (Dilute): D/D (Non dilute)
E Locus (Yellow/Red): E/E (Black)
Eg Locus (Grizzle): N/N (No grizzle)
Em Locus (Melanistic Mask): Em/Em (Melanistic mask)
H Locus (Harlequin): h/h (No harlequin)
K Locus (Dominant Black): Ky/Ky (Agouti expression allowed)
L Locus (Long Hair/Fluffy): Sh/Sh (Shorthaired)
M Locus (Merle): m/m (Non merle)
S Locus (White Spotting): Sp/Sp (Nearly solid white)
Rivet at 15 months old being officially wicketed at 14 and 3/4" at the withers.