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Only a few reach this level!

Grady is our “Hook’s” sire. I knew that when I saw the litter that Hook was out of, that Grady had a chance at the NAFC title. He was picked by many as the one to beat! So, I put my deposit down on the litter. Before I picked up Hook…Grady had earned the title! Grady was unbelievable animal, which may be out shadowed by his progeny. We are lucky to own offspring out of him. I thought I would share some information that others had written about him.

2011 NAFC FC AFC Cody Cut A Lean Grade

Callname: GRADY Gender: Male Color: BLK coat Genotype: Black - Hidden Yellow - EeBB Whelp Date: 3/15/2004 Date of Death: 11/12/2015 Owner: CHAD BAKER Breeder: David R Clark

OFA Hips: LR-159258G4M-PI (Good) Eye CERF: LR-52237 OFA Elbow: LR-EL30615M24-PI (Normal) CNM: Clear EIC: LR-EIC462/53M-VPI (Clear) UKC Reg: R223-971 AKC reg: SR16082601 Derby Points: 36 FT Champion Points: 253 Thyroid: LR-TH414/61M-VPI

Grady is owned and loved by Chad and Paige Baker. At four months of age, Grady was running over 200 yards to a back pile and retrieving plenty of marks. At six months he went to Jim Van Engen's camp where he learned his basics and started his derby training. In the fall of 2005 Chad brought him home to run a few derbies. He racked up 26 points in 12 trials! That fall he also jammed his first Qualifier at 17 months and won a 48 dog Qualifier the next weekend. Grady returned to Jim's for winter training.

Grady's impressive record earned him a spot on the Handjem truck with Mike Lardy and crew. At 4 years old Grady earned his FC and AFC. He qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 National Amateurs. He also qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 National Opens. By winning the 2011 National Amateur, Grady is also qualified to compete at the Canadian National Open and Amateur in 2011!

In 2009 and again in 2010, Grady has battled infections caused from grass awns entering his skin and working their way deep into his muscle tissue. He has had two separate surgeries to remove the awns. Each of these instances has kept him from competing and racking up points for the Nationals. He should be better soon and ready for competition!

When Grady is not training, he is a pleasure to have inside the house and accompanies Chad whenever possible. He is also very good with their young children.


Grady is a great producer! He has numerous puppies on the National Derby List, Qualified All Age, and placing in All Age Stakes! In 2010Grady's pups won 37 derbies with 17 different pups including the High Point and #3 derby dogs. They accumulated 276+ derby points with 12 pups making the list. In 2011 Grady's pups accumulated 249+ points including 14 making the list and the High Point derby dog for the consecutive year. Multiple pups have earned their QAA while still competing in derbies. Grady sired 2012 NAFC Paddle Creek's Pack Your Grip "Traveler".

Grady has an amazing pedigree with many NFC and NAFC titles! He has 20

2xNAFC 2xCNAFC FC CFC Ebonstar Lean Mac

NAFC FC Trumarc's Zip Code

NFC FC AFC San Joaquin Honcho

1992 NFC, 1990 NAFC Candlewood's Super Tanker

NFC AFC Shadow Of Otter Creek

FC AFC CFC Trieven Thunderhead

FC AFC Code Blue

NFC 2xNAFC Super Chief

NAFC FC Ray's Rascal

FC AFC Itchin' To Go

NFC FC CFC Mi-Cris Sailor

Grady’s half-brother, FC AFC Creek Robber, (421.5 All Age Points) was the 2003, 2004, and 2007 High Point Open Dog, Grady’s half-sister, FC AFC Candlewood’s Rita Reynolds, was the 2001 High Point Open dog.


Highlights of Grady's Accomplishments:

#6 on the Derby List (36 Derby points in 15 starts with 5 wins)

Qualified All Age (won a 48 dog Qualifier at 18 months)

Achieved his FC and AFC at 4 years of age

Qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 National Amateur

Qualified for the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 National Open

2008 High Point Open Dog (4 wins and 25 points)

Qualified for the 2011 Canadian National Amateur

Qualified for the 2011 Canadian National Open

2011 National Amateur Winner

Qualified for 11 consecutive Nationals

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