INT'L & UKC CH, AKC Grand CH, DC Tifari's Simply Sinful, CDX SC RE OA OAJ NAP NF TT CGC HIC VC

Angie &

Piper is a very energetic and active girl, always going "full speed" and getting into tons of mischief. She has many nicknames, including "Peeps" or "Pippa" The house is never boring with this little spitfire around. Piper was our pick out of the 2008 Foosa x Captain Litter. The plan was to not keep a puppy, but something about her caught our heartstrings and we could simply not part with her. Her AKC registered name was picked because of this fact. The litter has mostly a Irish themed call names as they were born on St. Patrick's day, so we decided to call her "Piper". She has beautiful, flowing movement and very dark, expressive eyes.

Piper has already earned her VC-Versatility Certificate at the young age of 3 years. She is moving on towards her VCX- Versatility EXCELLENT.

*NEWS* Piper completed her AKC Championship, making her a Dual Champion. She earned an impressive 4 point Major at the Cleveland, OH shows, and followed it up with a 3 point major in MI. from the Bred By Class. She easily earned her Grand Championship as a veteran and is Tifari's MOST titled Dog with accomplishments exceeding our wildest dreams.

View Piper's photo gallery!

Here is my favorite video of Piper Lure Coursing. She is so FAST. She is wearing the yellow Jacket., I am sure you can pick up onher enthusiasm....


Breeders: Angie Hartley here @ Tifari
Sire: "Captain" Ch Zareba's Midnight Runner CD JC RN VC HIC TT FCh CGC
Dam: "Foosa" INT'L/ UKC CH Emerald Isle's Simply Irresistible CDX SC RE AX AXJ OF CGC HIC TT VCX TDI
Details: POST Pedigree

Health Clearances

OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Patellas (knees): Normal
OFA Cardiac: Normal
DM: A/N- Carrier
CERF(eyes):Normal '09, '11, '13
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Thyroid: Normal (MSU) '09, '11 '15
CHIC # 64661
EOAD- High Confidence Clear
Whelp Date: 3/17/2008 CHAMPIONS:
Height: 25 in. Ayla
Weight: 71 lbs. Guinness
Full Dentition: w/ scissor bite Finn


Piper doing
              the Hoop JumpPiper in Agility
  • Best of Breed and Puppy Group 2!! St. Claire K.C. Sanctioned"B" Match 9-13-08
  • 2nd Place 2008 RRCUS National 6-9 month Puppy Sweeps
  • 1st leg in Rally Novice at only 6 months old at the RRCUS 2008 National
  • Best of Breed and Puppy Group 1!!! Motor City Specialty Sanctioned Match 11-28-2008
  • Multiple UKC Group Placements
  • 2009 RRCUS National Specialty, made the cut in the 12-15 month Puppy Sweeps.
  • 2009 RRCUS National Specialty 1st place Rally Advanced!
  • 2009 RRCUS Top 20 Novice Obedience
  • 2010 RRCUS Top 20 Overall Obedience (#15)
  • Multiple AKC Best of Breed wins from the classes
  • Multiple IABCA Group 1st Placements, as well as Reserve Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show!!!!
  • Multiple Agility First in Class placements.
  • 2010 RRRRCoM Regional Specialty, HIGHEST SCORING RIDGEBACK in Obedience for a rosette and nice trophy. Also Scored 3rd place in the highly competitive Open Bitch Class for another Trophy
  • Multiple AKC Lure Coursing Best of Breeds over specials
  • 2011 RRRRCoM Regional Specialty, Highest scoring RR in Obedience, for a rosette and Trophy, also scored 4th place in the classes -supported show for another rosette and trophy
  • 2011 RRCUS National Specialty, 1st place in Rally Excellent, 3rd place in Rally Advanced
  • 2013 Raisin River Regional Specialty, 3rd place in the competitive BBE Bitch Class.
  • 2014 Raisin River Regional Specialty, 1st place brood bitch.
  • 2015 Raisin River Regional Specialty, 1st place Veteran Bitch and Best of Opposite in Veteran Sweeps.
  • 2016 Raisin River Regional Specialty, 1st place Brood Bitch
  • 2016 RRCUS National Specialty, Huron, OH- 3rd place Veteran Class Lure Coursing
  • 2016 RRCUS Nationa Specialty, Huron, OH-1st place Veteran Obedience
  • 2016 RRCUS National Specialty, Huron OH, 1st Select in Triathlon

Piper had a beautiful first litter, sired by the multi-talented "Hudzon". Please see the litter page for more details and information.
Piper's second, and final, litter was with our own sweetheart "Dexter" Please see the litter page for more details and information.


piper first place brood bitchPiper 2014- First place Brood Bitch- RRRRCOM Regional Specialty
  • CGC - Canine Good Citizen (Piper earned this at the RRCUS National Specialty @ the age of 6 months old)
  • RE - Rally Excellent, a step up from the Rally Advanced (RA) title.
  • UKC CH - Champion of the United Kennel Club earned at 11 months old from the Bred By Class!
  • SC - AKC Senior Courser title, earned at 18 months old, a step up from the JC (junior title).
  • HIC - Herding Instinct, Earned @ the RR Rodeo 16 months old.
  • CDX - AKC Obedience title- all off leash exercises.
  • INT'L CH- IABCA International Championship Title!!!
  • NAP- Novice Agility Preferred Standard title (with A-frame, dogwalk, teeter)
  • OA- Open Agility, this is a step up from Novice Agility
  • OAJ- Intermediate Agility Jumpers with Weaves
  • FC- AKC Field Champion (this includes a 5 point Major over 14 other RR's)
  • VC- RRCUS Versatility Certificate- one of the highest honors awarded by the national breed club.
  • NF- Novice FAST Agility
  • TT- American Temperament Test Certified

Win Record

              swimmingPiper swimming in the U.P.as a puppy

  • 10-11-08 WB/BOS Mad River KC judge Mr. Garry Newton 1 point
  • 06-25-09 WB/BW/BOS Warren Cty Kennel Club Judge: Mr John Simm
  • 08-28-09 WB/Best of Breed, Marquette KC, Judge:Mrs. Michele L. Billings 1 point
  • 08-30-09
    WB/Best of Breed, Marquette KC, Judge:
    Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman 1 point
  • 09-06-09 Reserve WB, AND Best Bred By Exhibitor, Pontiac KC Judge: Mrs. Lisa Young
  • 10-25-09 Best Bred By Exhibitor AND Group 2 BBE, Deleware KC Judge: Mrs. Gloria Geringer
  • 10-29-09 WB/BOS, & Best Bred By Exhibitor, LaPorte Cty. KC, Judge: Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter 1 Point
  • 01-24-10 MAJOR RESERVE, Oakland Cty Kennel Club, Judge: Mr. Houston Clark
  • 3-28-10 Winner's Bitch, Western PA Kennel Assoc. Judge William Cunningham 1 Point
  • 5-16-10 Winner's Bitch, Best of Opposite Sex. Midland MI KC, Judge: Joe Walton 1 point
  • 5-22-10 Winner's Bitch & 5-23-10 WB/BOW Genesee Cty Kennel Club for 2points
  • 5-30-10 MAJOR RESERVE, MI-Apple Blossom Cluster Judge: Mr. Donovan Thompson.
  • 7-4-10 Winner's Bitch, Lima Kennel Club, Judge: Mr.Harold J Pybus1 point
  • 10-30-10 MAJOR RESERVE, Urbana, OH Judge: Del Richards
  • 2-26-11 MAJOR RESERVE, Chicago, IL (IKC) Judge: Betty-Anne Stenmark
  • 2-27-11 MAJOR RESERVE, Chicago, IL (IKC) Judge: John A Reeve Newson
  • 3-6-11 MAJOR RESERVE, Detroit, MI (DKC) Judge: Jeanette McGinnis
  • 4-9-11 WB/ BOW. Saginaw Valley KC, Judge: Marjorie Martorella 2 Points
  • 11-18-11 MAJOR RESERVE, Columbus, OH, Judge: Betty-Anne Stenmark
  • 12-17-11 WB/ BOW, Cleveland, OH Judge: Mrs. Margaret D. Heaney4 point major
  • 3-2-12 MAJOR RESERVE, DKC, Judge: Elliot Weiss
  • 8-4-12 WB MAJOR, Jackson KC, MI Judge: Deric Aube 3 point major

piper moving
Moving out
Herding sheep
Herding Sheep @ the Ridgeback Rodeo
Piper                    over the panel jump
Going over the panel jump