Monday, June 21, 2004 Updated: April 4, 5:17 PM ET
J. Paul Jackson & Achilles From: DYERSBURG, TN Occupation: PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINER AND MAINTAINS AN ACTIVE LICENSE AS A REGISTERED NURSE Events: RETRIEVER TRIALS Competing Since: 1997
Dog Name: ACHILLES Breed: LABRADOR RETRIEVER Gender: MALE
2004 SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES, STUTTGART, AR. SPD RETRIEVER
2003 SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES, MIDDLEBURG, VA. SPD RETRIEVER 27
2003 SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES, NEW ORLEANS, LA. SPD RETRIEVER 33
2003 SUPER RETRIEVER SERIES, NORTHFIELD, MN SPD RETRIEVER 4
Notable J. Paul is an avid outdoorsman and a bass fisherman. In fact, at one time he aspired to be a professional bass fisherman, but chose to go into dog training instead. He ran his first field trial in 1997, and was a full time trainer by 2000. He competes in AKC field trials and hunt tests and HRC hunt tests.
Quotable " I have watched a lot of other people run Achilles and we just have some communication that nobody else seems to get out of him. Running Achilles is like driving that car that you love and have put 100,000 miles on. It is like shooting my favorite shotgun or walking in my favorite boots. It is just that easy. We fit together as a team, Hand and Glove. I know what he is going to do most of the time before he does it. He knows what I want out of him most of the time. We are just a special combination."