"Thorin" Owned by Alex Hart (Nicknames: Wittle Woodle, Mucka Mucka Woo Woo, the T-man, Mr Smarty Pants, Stinky Knickers)
Where did Thorin's name come from? Thorin is named after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. Thorin Oakenshield was the leader of the company of dwarves seeking to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. The names of the dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien's books, including Thorin, were taken from Old Icelandic texts such as the Prose Edda. Tolkien also took Thorin's epithet "Oakenshield" from the English translation of the Icelandic dwarf name "Eikinskjaldi" (pron. "Ike-in-skelt-ee").
The 1st Hound to earn the AKC Rally Champion Title (RACH)
The 1st Hound to earn 3 AKC Performance/Companion Champion prefix titles in 3 different AKC Events ~~~ The 2nd Rhodesian Ridgeback, and 1st male Rhodesian Ridgeback, to earn Top 10 RRCUS Obedience, Top 10 RRCUS Agility, and Top 20 ASFA Ridgeback rankings in a single year (2018)
10th Place, Excellent class, 2018 AKC Rally National Championship (RNC) - the 1st Rhodesian Ridgeback to earn a top 10 placement at the RNC in any class
The 1st Hound to earn the AKC Trick Dog Performer Elite title (TKE) ~~~ The youngest Triple Qualifier to date to win Best in Triathlon at the RRCUS National Specialty (2016)
#1 Hound and tied #10 All-Breed - Rally Advanced A Front&Finish Rankings (2016)
Rally Photos From leg #1 of Rally Novice A at 9 months old to the first RACH Hound at 4 years old!
Lure Coursing Thorin finished his AKC Field Championship in 5 trials with RR competition, including 1st place in his Open stake at 2016 RRCUS National Specialty. Thorin finished his ASFA Field Championship and was the #15 ASFA Lure Coursing Ridgeback in 2018.