Pastel Pet Portrait: Fritz


Fritz, 8"x10" Pastel, ©2010 Meb Harris

Fritz is a 12-year-old Sheltie belonging to Susan, from WAG (Western Agility Group) in Elk Grove, CA. This boy has more Agility Championship titles than I can list in one post. To mention a few: CATE, CATE-2, CS-ATE, CS-ATE 2, CATCH, NATCH 13, Vers-NATCH 8, MEDAL 3 and Vers – Medal, MACH, ADCH, ATCH, and V-MEX.  Which includes all the major organizations that were around here more than a few years.  His biggest claim to fame when younger – he was the only dog at the time with 5 different venue Championships in Agility. Other dogs have now reached that success, but Fritz is a leader in that regard!

He is awesome to watch run agility and rarely misses a cue from Susan. Over the years my dog Jasmine and I usually followed Susan and Fritz in our Agility runs and I picked up some great handling skills watching this team, which was very helpful in obtaining our own Championship title (CATCH Jasmine!). I enjoyed capturing Fritz in this pastel painting, which I made a gift of to Susan as a thank you for her help over the years… whether she knew it or not. He is an amazing dog!

UPDATE: Fritz went to the Rainbow Bridge on November 14, 2011. He will truly be missed!