--- in the first North American Campagne trial - free track , they had run out of tracking area , so my entry pulled the last straw , and a track was improvised that ran beside a drainage ditch , crossed the road, and ran along the backsides of a brand new subdivision that was unfenced with a kids birthday party at one location , a semi-construction site with skill saws whining and somewhere in the middle a kid on the back porch with a soccer ball . Lost control of the ball which ran right in front of the dog , who had a penchant for carrying things in his mouth all the time including buckets, bricks, car tires -- he deviated a few feet picked the ball up , went back to the track and continued tracking with the ball - the kid come running out screaming for the ball , the parents come running out screaming at the kid . Oy ! Track stopped, toy returned . Track continued. This is where I lost the points . although the dog finished the track successfully. This was the first trial of this sort ever . The day was so blazing hot every one was phoned , say at 5 in the morning to report for trial to begin promptly at 8 .
Courage is "KENO:
Keno, a five-year-old German Shepherd, owned by Constable John Gerrits, suffered severe injures in his successful attempt in capturing a breaking-and-entering suspect. Constable Gerrits and his police service dog Keno answered an emergency call about a breaking-and-entering in progress.
When they arrived at the scene, the suspect had already begun to escape from the crime area. During the chase, Keno rounded a corner and was struck by an on-coming car. Despite Keno's severe bleeding from the accident, the canine continued to chase the suspect. Keno quickly caught up with the suspect and tackled him to the ground. He then gripped the criminal's arm, allowing the officers to arrest him. As a result of the accident, Keno required stitches in his leg and suffered head injuries." --- for this he was the Purina Hall of Fame winner
that was Carmspack Keno who continued his illustrious career in policing serving close to his 11th year - then retired to hang out at the station , be included in mock arrests and training scenarios , going home to family with young child , living as he always had , in abundant health and being loved .