Congratulations to CH Brock’s Mystical Heaven Dei Phoghaven RI FDC CA RATI RATS CZ8S CGCA CGCU TKI ATT aka *MYST* for winning the 2021 CCAA Member’s Choice Award! Thank you to all the members who took the time to vote for this award! This was a tight race between 2 very deserving candidates! Myst will be presented with her plaque at the Awards Banquet at our 2022 National Specialty! Congratulations to Jenn Doughty for Myst’s achievements! Below is Myst’s impressive bio:
"We welcomed Myst into our family 6 years ago as our foundation female, but we had no idea what a profound impact she would have both on us and in the dog sport world at large.
Myst started her sporting career in conformation but after achieving her championship title, we moved into performance sports. She is a natural athlete, built for endurance and instilled with great drive, both to work and to please her handler. She is accomplished in Coursing, Rally, Tricks, and Temperament assessments, but we soon learned that her greatest gift was her nose.
In late 2020, we had an opportunity to try our hand at our first Barn Hunt trial. I will never forget our first instinct level run. She went in, tunneled, indicated the rat clearly, SUCCESS! But the Judge’s heartfelt response is forever etched in my mind as she said “Well, you have a natural hunter in that dog, but you have failed your run due to handler error!” From that day forward, I promised Myst to do better by her! We quickly went on to earn her Novice, Open, and Senior Barn Hunt titles, continuously amazing exhibitors and judges alike with our success with such a large breed in a sport dominated by terriers.
Even more impressively, in June, Myst became the second Cane Corso to earn the Crazy 8 Bronze title and then, in November, she became the first and currently only Cane Corso to earn the Crazy 8 Silver title! Myst is truly a utilitarian Corso, excelling in a variety of outlets, and continuing to positively impact many Midwesterners’ perceptions of this magnificent breed. – Jenn Doughty"
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