The cylindrical cinder block on the right that cannot hold the weight of his own head upright is 7 week old "Spalding", named such because he looked like a basketball as a puppy.
Spalding Basketball... see the resemblance?
Spalding was so teeny-tiny when he was 8 weeks old!
There’s nothing dreadful about this little man!His moniker simply carries on the tradition of his grandmother TERRIBLE, his mother HORRIBLE and his sister AWFUL.
Cher Car's Dreadful Dwarf aka “Spalding” is a delightful darling of a short, squatty and very muscular Parson Jack Russell Terrier.Already an avid hunter in real life, he enjoys Barn Hunt and UKC Terrier Racing, Lure Coursing, Agility, Rally Obedience, Nosework and Dock Jumping.
Don’t let his size fool you… he runs with the BIG dogs!
PTN USA UFA GNJCH RATI UAGI URO1 CAX Cher Car's Dreadful Dwarf CGC aka “Spalding” lives in the land of the giants, surrounded by Shepherds everywhere he turns. Here he is doing his impersonation of a perfectly stacked German Shepherd!
Spalding loves to swim in our pond.
Ever the hunter, here he is searching for frogs along the shoreline.
Spalding waiting to race at the 2010 Premier
Spalding earned his Coursing Aptitude (CA) certification in 2010, and his Coursing Aptitude Excellent (CAX) certification in 2012
Spalding earned his Novice Jumper title in 2013 with a then personal best jump of 6'5".
That's a pretty far distance when you consider he only stands 11.5" tall with 6" legs and weighs just 18 pounds!
Spalding earned his UNJCH-United Novice Jumper Championship in 2014...
...with a new personal best jump of 8’7”, which is 9 times his height. A 6 foot tall man would have to jump a 54 foot broad jump to equal that!
Spalding was the 2014 UAD National FEATHERWEIGHT Champion...
... competing in his red "Wonderdog" cape!
Spalding earned his GRAND Novice Jumper CHAMPIONSHIP at...
the 2015 UKC Premier Dog Show with a new personal best jump of 11'8".
This is for Carole Field and her Parson Russell Terrier named "Spalding". Spalding is an extremely popular dock jumper who has an eye-catching jumping style. He is so much fun to watch jump! Spalding recently earned his UKC Grand Championship as a dock jumper and I made this little video of him in honor of this wonderful achievement. Heartfelt congratulations to Carole and Spalding!!
Spalding with Cheryl Carlson and Lori Webster of Cher Car Kennels traveled to Austin, Texas for the 2016 X-Games
Spalding participated in the 2016 X-Games 3 day dock jumping event,
and on the final day, he jumped wearing his "wonderdog" cape!
Spalding was featured doing his "flying brick" impersonation during Lure Coursing in this ad for the 2011 Premier Dog Show in the February 2011 issue of the UKC Bloodlines Magazine
The June 2012 issue of Dog World Magazine features an ad for UKC Lure Coursing which prominently features our very own Parson Jack Russell Terrier “Spalding” competing with great “enthusiasm” as required in the rules!
Spalding is also a “Supermodel”.
The United Kennel Club chose his likeness to adorn their sanctioned pins commemorating earning the CA-Coursing Aptitude and CAX-Coursing Aptitude Excellent titles...
... along with their sanctioned Terrier Racing pins commemorating earning the UFR-United Flat Racer and USR-United Steeplechase Racer titles!
Spalding and his daughter Nasty
Spalding is now teaching his daughter "Nasty" how to dock jump. To view a video of the two of them jumping, click here.