Karen Allen

Karen Allen

Instructor

Foundations, Obedience

Karen has been successfully breeding, showing, and training German Shorthaired Pointers (GSPs) since 1977. Karen has put 48 obedience titles (from CD to OTCH), 24 Rally titles, over 40 agility titles including a MACH on Flynn and Fly, working on Fly’s PACH , six championship titles (CH), one Grand CH,and two obedience trial championships (OTCH) on her own GSPs. Three of her dogs have achieved NoseWork titles. Two competing now at NW3 level. She and her dogs have won over 60 high in trial awards (HIT), and a National Specialty Best of Breed (beating almost 1,000 other GSP’s) at the 1992 GSP National Specialty, while a littermate took HIT at the same specialty. Karen has the distinct honor of being the only person showing a GSP who placed at the Gaines Classic (a very prestigious obedience competition). Her dog, OTCH Linn, was a four time winner of the Obedience Dog of the Year - an award given by the GSP Club of America. Her dog Fly has just been given the recognition award of VCX ( Versatility Certificate Excellent) by the GSP club of America, which is a high level of achievement in many areas of training. Thrill now has a VCA. (Versatility Certificate Advanced).

Karen Allen is an internationally known animal artist who enjoys capturing the beauty and life of her subjects in a variety of mediums and surfaces. Karen has been teaching all levels of obedience since 1992 and has a loyal following of students. Her current dogs compete in Breed, Obedience Rally, Agility, Hunt tests and now Nose Work. She loves seeing many students achieve there goals. She has two children and three grandchildren who she loves to visit them in Arizona, enjoys doing her art, miniature art, reading and photography in her spare time.
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