Buoy

NOC2 OTCH UCD High Times Ris'n Above the Tide UDX27 OGM RE OBHF

Canyon X Soupy
born May 27, 2005

Owned by Kathy Rasinowich-Platt


buoy otch rosette

  • Over 6,200 OTCH points (April 2016)
  • Third in Sporting Group - AKC 2016 National Obedience Championship
  • First Runner Up - AKC 2015 National Obedience Championship
  • 2013 National Obedience Champion - Tulsa, OK
  • Retired the Donna Larson Memorial Trophy October 4, 2013
  • 2011 First Runner-Up National Obedience Invitational
  • 2010 National Obedience Champion - Long Beach, CA
  • 2009 First Runner-Up National Obedience Invitational
  • Twelve perfect scores of 200 as of 5/12/13
  • Perfect 400 High Combined score earned 7/3/11
  • Won the Sporting Group at the AKC Invitational in 2009, 2010 and 2013
  • Inducted into the Golden Retriever Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Finished his OTCH less than a month after earning his UD
  • #2 All Breed Obedience Dog in 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Over 300 HIT and HC Awards as of 10/27/13



2016 NOC - Buoy Takes Third in Sporting Group

The 2016 AKC Obedience National Championship was held on March 19th and 20th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the end of day one, Buoy ranked third in the Sporting Group and also third overall, behind half-sisters Saucy and Doozie.

soupy kids win top 3 in sporting group at 2016 NOC
Top Three in Sporting Group -- All Soupy Kids; Saucy, Doozie and Buoy


Bouy is First Runner Up - AKC 2015 National Obedience Championship

At the AKC 2015 National Obedience Championship at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, MO, on March 14-15, Bouy took First Runner Up. On Saturday, after Round 1, Kathy and Buoy made the first cut into the Top 50, placing first overall with a score of 737.0 points out of 740. They received a special award for winning the Sporting Group.

Top 4 - Sporting Group

Then in Round 2 on Sunday, all teams started with a "clean slate" (no points carried over). Kathy and Bouy made the second cut into the Top 20, winning the round with a score of 526.5 points out of 530. In Round 3 (finals), all teams started with a "clean slate" again. Kathy and Bouy finished First Runner Up with a score of 493.5 points out of 500.



saucy and buoy at 2014 regional

Buoy Takes Second Place at Zone 6 - AKC Obedience Regionals!

At the Zone 6 AKC Obedience Regionals held on June 20-22, 2014 by North St. Louis County Obedience Training Club at Greensfelder Recreation Complex-Queeny Park, Ballwin, MO, Kathy and Buoy took second place with a combined score of 1191.00.


kathy and buoy standing with award

Kathy and Buoy Retire the Donna Larson Memorial Trophy

Kathy Rasinowich-Platt and Buoy retired the Donna Larson Memorial Trophy in October 2013. The trophy was offered at the St. Paul Dog Training club in April 2013. The criteria is that the dog and handler team has to win High Combined (HC) three times. They won two HC in April and the third one in October. It is a beautiful trophy handmade by Donna Getsinger, an artisan who lives in Minnesota. Each dog hiding in the grass on the trophy was a dog that Donna Larson had in her life. Donna gave Buoy one of his first 200's, so it was really special for him to receive this. Donna was a special lady! Congratulations Kathy and Buoy! Another proud moment.
kathy and buoy kneeling with award



National Obedience Champion -- 2013 and 2010

"Buoy" was the National Obedience Champion in 2013 and 2011! He was also the First-Runner-Up the 2009 and 2011 events. (There was no event in 2012 because of a date switch from December to March.) Buoy and Kathy are an incredible team!

View the slideshow from the 2010 AKC Obedience Nationals in Long Beach CA on the AKC website.

buoy national obedience champion


buoy 200 ribbons

Buoy and Kathy receiving their ribbons for a perfect score of 200 in Open B -- Saturday, June 13, 2009 under judge Diane Allen.



Buoy and Kathy at the 2009 AKC National Obedience Invitational

buoy high jumpbuoy broad jump

buoy flip finishbuoy front buoy kiss

bridget and hootie heeling by pond