NFC AFC Storm's Riptide Star "Rascal"

Cash's great-great grandsire NFC AFC Storm's Riptide Star, or "Rascal," was the 1996 National Field Trial Champion. He was handled by Mike Lardy. He was also a finalist in the 1998 National Open. The following was written by Marilyn Fender in the January 1997 Retriever Field Trial News:

Rascal's love for water emerged immediately as he learned to climb into the bathtub and later by chasing hundreds of bumpers in the surf on Sanibel Island, Florida at Christmas. All his basic obedience was done on my lunch hours at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh where I teach.

While ten months he went to Mike Lardy who started his foundation yardwork. Dave Smith's children, Dana and Jessie, often brought Rascal in to sleep with them when he was in basics. Andy Attar, who worked for Mike at the time, did a portion of his basic and transitional skill
development. (Andy now has Autumn Run Retriever Kennels) Mike and Dave have done
all his advanced training. Rascal represents many firsts. He is my first field trial dog, my first amateur win, and the first chocolate in history to be an NFC. It was Mike's fifth National win which is the first time a Pro has won five.

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