8957 Gromit ribbons from Gemini trial1151 Gromit CL3

C-ATE C-ATCH Talisman’s Ice Thief “Gromit”

CPE titles: C-10, ChCO, ChWC, ChSN, ChJP, ChFH, ChJU, ExST, ExCO, ExWC, ExSN, ExJP, ExFH, ExJU


Gromit and I compete in agility together. He jumps 16″ Regular in CPE, and 16″ Performance in USDAA.

  • Gromit earned his C-ATE on July 14th, 2013 … yahoo!
  • Progress towards C-ATE 2:
    • 20 Qs in all classes (20th Standard Q earned August 9th, 2014!)
    • total points = 4045/5000 (as of August 10th, 2014)
  • Progress towards C-ATCH 2 (dropped to Level 5 for Standard on August 10th, 2014, to work on some C-ATCH titles):
    • games Qs complete (as of Feb 20, 2011)
    • 0/10 Standard Qs
  • Gromit is closing in on his 15,000 point title (C-15): currently at 13100 points
  • Progress towards PDCH:
    • 5/5 Standard
    • 5/5 Jumpers
    • 5/5 Gamblers
    • 2/5 Snooker (1/3 Super Q)
    • 3/5 Relay
    • 5/5 Tournament (1 of each type, check)


2020 Gromit stares2470 Gromit and Berry Pond (profile)

Gromit was bred by Talisman Aussies & Border Collies, part of the 2007 Fflur x Crash litter.  We named him after the clever, resourceful dog in the “Wallace & Gromit” shows. According to Musings of  Biologist and Dog Lover, Gromit is a atat bb cchcch EmE sisi Tt or masked liver tricolor with ticked Irish white.  Genetics are cool!

Although I’m sure he went through all the usual puppy horribleness from time to time, as a mature adult he is perfect and wonderful in every way, and I can barely remember the times he put holes in all my pants with his razor-sharp baby teeth, chewed up my husband’s dress shoes, or acted like a possessed demon dog because I missed one day of exercise.  He is a steady, amiable dog with plenty of drive for agility, yet an amazing ability to settle in the house when it’s not his turn to play. He loves everybody already, and is mildly surprised when the occasional dog or person disagrees — he is sure they are mistaken.

Among the many things Gromit loves: snow (especially shoveling, it’s great!), tennis balls (they’re great!), swimming (it’s great!), and the beach (it’s great!).

0363 Snow Dog Gromit1820 Gromit poses nicely

1983 Gromit jumps for ball2606 Gromit back on shore


3 Responses to “Gromit”

  1. linnea March 17, 2011 at 12:09 AM #

    What good looking of dogs you have! I love all of the pictures throughout your site. I laugh at the puppy horribleness you describe because that is exactly what our new(ish) pup is going through!

    • remilyknits March 17, 2011 at 7:09 AM #

      Thank you, and thank you! New puppies can be so naughty … and adolescent dogs can be truly horrible … but it’s all worth it in the end.


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