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Age: 37Competitor Info
Occupation: Professional dog trainer for last 15 years
Non Retriever Hobbies: Duck hunting, archery deer hunting, Flying
Pro Trainer or Amateur: Pro Trained 117 HRCH, 29 Masters HunterPersonal Favorites
AKC Field Trials, AKC Hunt tests or HRC hunt tests: All Three, Have trained 117 Hunting Retriever Champions and 29 Master Hunters.
Years in Competition: 14 years
Years in Super Retriever Series competition: 3 years
Sponsors: Natural Life Pet Products and sportDOG Brand
Book: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson RawlsCanine Teammate
Retriever Book: Retriever Training for the Duck Hunter by Robert Milner
Movie: Saving Private Ryan
Musical Group: Creed, ACDC
Food: Ribeye and Baked Potatoes with a lot of butter
Sports Team: Don't really watch it. Mom and Dad were really big Razorback Fans. Lucky Number: 7
Superstitions: Always use the same leash until things go bad then I change to another leash.
Fantasy Dinner Party: With my Dad and Grandmother anywhere. They have both passed on. Those two people were as proud of me as anybody had been. I wish they could see what was happening right now. I know that they would be so thrilled with all the things going on. Anytime I had ever done something well they were so supportive and I would love to sit down with them and share the things that have happened to me in the last few years with all this. I know my Grandmother would just love sitting and talking with me.
Name: 2XGRHRCH Barkley Yankee Thunder MH
Call Name: Boomer
Breed: Male Black Labrador
Owner: Chris Akin
Favorite Snack: Pig Ears and Cheese Nips
Sleeps inside or outside: Inside in the bed with me
|Chris Akin and Boomer go for a repeat gold-medal performance in the Retriever Trials.|