CH HOLTHERS SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER "THUNDER" Born December 14, 2009
1 Time- WORLD DISC DOG CHAMPION! 1- Time World Disc Dog Championships Runners up 1 -Time World Disc Dog Championships 3rd Place 1-Time World Disc Dog Championships 4th Place 2013 Georgia State Champion 2015 Alabama State Champion 2015 Georgia State Champion Qualified for 2011 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for 2012 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for 2013 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for 2014 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for 2015 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for 2016 World Disc Dog Championships Qualified for the 2017 World Disc Dog Championships
-- 2016 Skyhoundz World Disc Dog Championships Qualified
2016 Special Show Events for Thunder
Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Nevada January
Well, we did it again…Stacey and I decided we wanted a fourth border collie. We loved them so much, and we loved Irish so Holther Border Collies here we come. Our fourth dog, but second HBC "Thunder".
Wow, what a son I got, but before we knew what happened he turned into a incredibly beautiful border collie. Thunder excelled in conformation quickly, and earned his "Championship Title". But in the meantime we started to practice frisbee and found what a special gifted, athletic dog Thunder was.
We started to pick up our level of training and actually this past year he was just a whisker away from winning the World Championship as a two year old with very little practice. Thunder has excelled in both freestyle & distance and I greatly look forward to his future.
Thunder has also started to be the father of some incredible puppies that have gone to awesome homes. Thank you Holther Border Collies !!
I suffered thru a couple of bad personal injuries, and medical problems during the first few years of Thunders life...so we are just starting to actually get some regular practice in, and it's very exciting to see him grow and succeed.
Thunder was named from part of the Notre Dame Victory March.
July 7th, 2017 Thunder is still peaked at a elite world level in almost any of the many different competitive frisbee disc catching formats. Just solid and he can play with anyone anywhere.
April 18th, 2017 Thunder is still primed and peaked I have not been able to practice so much but even this past weekend he was perfect I mean absolute perfect in his halftime performance at the Georgia Swarm game. I have started to think the time is coming where I will have to start slowing down his freestyle routines so he can be super healthy when he is older. Looking for to 2017 with Thunder.
July 16th, 2016 Thunder is doing great still traveling everywhere with me and as I have went thru so much with Stacey well Thunder keeps playing at a high level in disc dogging in whichever event he competes in. He is carrying me now. We have some more nice trips planned this year and looking forward to the world championships and rumor is maybe some more Thunder pups planned in the near future.
February 18th, 2016 Everyone loves Thunder and Thunder loves everyone. His enthusiasm and joy for life is contagious to everyone who meets him. Crazy to look around the house and see that we have four of his babies at the house. The say well the rumor is the father of pups never know their children well it sure does not seem that way. Thunder is so tolerant of his babies at the house. I cannot wait to see also and keep up with all his other incredibly overachieving puppies around the USA and their athletic future in different competitive dog sporting events.
November 17th, 2015 Thunder is doing great, we allready have some nice things planned for the future.
July 24th, 2015 Thunder had a great weekend last weekend in Freestyle and also Xtreme Distance events. He is such a joy to play with it and I put the disc anywhere near him he catches it so now it is all up to me. We go to Mexico in a couple of weeks and he tries to qualify for the world championships in youth Freestyle with Josue Garcia. And also some other events with Josue. Then no more competitions for appx 8 weeks until the world championships.
March, 26th, 2015 Thunder is doing good and such a sweet boy, Thunder will travel to Canada next week to help me with a seminar.
February 16th, 2015 Thunders recent trips Las Vegas and Washington DC what can I say or word can I use except "PROUD" wow he was beyond exceptional. No kidding between the two shows he was petted and hugged and did tricks and had photos took with thousands of different people and every time he was so awesome. In a few weeks the 2015 Frisbee Dog Season starts and I am excited but also at the same time realize it is a long season and peaking the Thunder and the other dogs is a process. Looking forward to this year with Thunder.
February 21st, 2015 Well been a few months, Been doing some really nice events with Thunder AKA Fetch representing IVC USA Flooring. Been working on somethings with disc dogging during the offseason with Thunder. Excited to get the season started soon.
December 9th, 2014 Thunder has been doing well he is a happy boy and we have been getting focused during this offseason. There are a lot of plans in the future for Thunder Hmm Smiles. Thunder and I also have trips planned to go to Washington D C and Las Vegas in January which will be fun representing IVC. Thunder had a great time wowing the crowds at the University of Notre Dame Recently.
June 7th, 2014 Thunder what a great son he has been. We are just at the beginning of his freestyle career, we have learned so much this year allready. I still have not been able to put his best on the field yet and I feel like it is anytime. We spent two weeks in Italy then a week in Colorado and then a week in Savannah so now we have a little time off but are working hard. Thunder has a ton of hair and this heat can be tough on him at times when it gets really hot outside. Thunder has always been special but non frisbee related I must share he has had the most incredible interactions with special needs people he has been so sweet to so many and showing them lots of love. We still have a long ways to go but we are working hard now.