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Rising Tide's River King TKI VHMA VHMP

Call Name: Reef

DOB: 5/22/2022

Parents: Arya x Jagger

Owner: Michael Spiotta

Breed: Border Collie

Color: Black & White (Carries Red, Tri & Saddle Tan)| Has the Red Intensity Gene)
Coat: medium rough (Carries Curly Coat)

Sex: Male

Height: growing
Weight: 35#

CEA/CH: clear
TNS: clear
CL: clear
IGS: clear
DM: clear
MDR1: clear
SN: clear
PLL: clear
BCG: clear
EAOD: clear

Optimal Selection

OFA Hips: pending
OFA Elbows: pending

OFA Shoulders: pending




Reef is exactly what we were hoping for in our keeper male from this litter. He’s the sweetest boy and loves to do things together. We joke that he’s a little more “do” and a little less “think,” but as he’s begun to mature, he’s really turned in to the total package. He’s always ready to work when asked, but has a fantastic “off switch” at home! 


Reef is a dream to train. Always eager to please and happy to work! He loves his people just as much as he loves food—and he REALLY loves food!


He has started to compete in Dock Diving and Disc, and is very close to titling in both sports! In Dock, he's competed twice with NADD and went from an 8' jump for his first recorded jump ever to a PB of 18'2" with virtually no practice. He’s also begun training in Flyball and has been a natural! He has also started foundation skills in agility! Reef loves to move and use his body, but he also has a fantastic nose. He does everything with exuberance, and scent work is no different. He will begin trialing in scent work in early 2024 and we expect big things from him! 


Reef is more than just a great sports dog though—he’s a fantastic companion! Reef loves other dogs, and loves spending time with us. He’s our little mountain goat on the trails, and will happily bound up a mountain with Mike, or going forging head on into a stream or lake for a swim! 


In the year ahead our goals are to really go head on into scent work and dock diving! We are hoping for Reef to qualify for the NADD Northeast Regionals this year (fingers crossed for Nationals). We also plan on really kicking it into gear with Flyball, and continuing to enjoy our time on the frisbee field! 



In Training

Trick Dog


TKN: October 2022

TKI: Nov 2023

Scent Work


In Training

Dock Diving


Dock Novice DN: 3/5

Dock Junior DJ: 2/5

Dock Senior DS: 3/5

2023 PB: 18'2"



2nd Place Novice Division in Greedy at his debut event


VHMP: Aug 2022

VHMA: Nov 2023



In Training

The National Parks Litter

The National Parks Litter

The National Parks Litter
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Sabrina EOTT Practice

Sabrina EOTT Practice

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Rainier LIGRC Scent Work Trial Searches 11.4.23 - 11.5.23

Rainier LIGRC Scent Work Trial Searches 11.4.23 - 11.5.23

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Jasper Agility Seminar

Jasper Agility Seminar

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Early Freestyle October 2023

Early Freestyle October 2023

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