Ty was destined to become one of our finest dogs. His balance of prey drive and eagerness to please was the exact mix we were looking to create with this breeding. Whether he was testing or hunting, Ty always demonstrated extreme style and intensity, but yet maintained his focus on the task at hand.
His cooperative nature allowed him to be taught easily. His NAVHDA Natural Ability Prize I at 12 months, Utility Prize I at 15 months and Versatile Champion title at three years of age demonstrates that he was a quick study.
Proven ancestry is a large part of Ty's success. His father, INT CH, VC Shooting Starr’s Sharp Shooter MH to was from a long line of NAVHDA Utility dogs and AKC Master Hunter's; in fact, Ty was the fifth generation of Utility dogs and fourth generation of Master Hunters. His mother, VC Tess Von Klana Spirit MH proved to be an equal contributor as she too became a Versatile Champion and a Master Hunter. Ty was a true melding of his parent's best attributes. Ty and his littermates were part of a NAVHDA Natural Ability, Utility and Invitational Breeder Award litter.
Ty's personality was truly unique as he was constantly in motion and was incredibly alert but yet made for a wonderful house companion. Additionally, his offspring show impeccable natural talent at young ages, much like their father did. Ty sired three Natural Ability Breeder Award litters and one Utility Breeder Award litter which had an average score of 204 points! All three Utility dogs from that litter became Versatile Champions at the 2002 Invitational. He sired a total of five Versatile Champions.