"Thorin" Owned by Alex Hart (Nicknames: Wittle Woodle, Mucka Mucka Woo Woo, the T-man, Mr Smarty Pants, Stinky Knickers, Mr Uncle Puppy, Goobins!)
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").
~1st Rhodesian Ridgeback to earn the AKC Agility Grand Champion (AGCH) title ~Second consecutive year as both #1 AKC Agility & #1 AKC Rally Ridgeback ~#1 Hound AKC Rally rankings ~~~ ~1st Rhodesian Ridgeback to earn #1 AKC ranking by breed in two different sports: #1 Agility & #1 Rally in 2020 ~#14 All Breed, 24" Jump Height, AKC MACH Agility rankings ~~~ ~2019 marking 4 consecutive years of top performance by breed in Rally & Obedience and 3 consecutive years in Agility. ~2019 AKC Agility Invitational - Top Scoring Rhodesian Ridgeback & Finalist ~10th Rhodesian Ridgeback to earn the AKC Triple Champion prefix title & the 1st Rhodesian Ridgeback to earn 4 AKC Champion prefix titles in 4 different AKC events. ~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).
Show Photos Handled by Teresa, Thorin earned his Champion title from 10 BBE entries, taking Winners Dog x8, Best of Winners x7, and one Best of Breed and Hound Group 2 placement!
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.