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About Terry Ann

Before my husband and I got Zara, I didn’t even want a dog. Now, doing activities with them has become my favorite thing. It’s probably obvious from this website that I’ve gone all in on dog sports, especially bird hunting events! I love sharing my passion and the things I’ve learned with others. For more detail on how I ended up in this bird dog world, listen to my interview on the Gun Dog It Yourself podcast or the first episode of my Accidental Bird Dog podcast.

I have always been an animal lover. Until we got a dog when I was ten, my sister and I had a range of common and uncommon pets including goldfish, hermit crabs, toads, a crayfish, and a whole slew of gerbils. In fact, I wanted to be a vet until I was in high school.

I hope you enjoy browsing my website. Please message me if you are interested in my services or have any questions.

About Zara

VC Trailside’s Tzar of Fairlington MH THDN DJ CGCA TKN

As might be expected, Zara’s favorite thing to do is hunt birds. She also loves people, toys, eating, and being outside. Zara was a certified therapy dog through the Alliance of Therapy Dogs for four years. She became an AKC Master Hunter title in 2021 and a NAVHDA Versatile Champion in 2023. She has run in multiple AKC field trials and that’s what we are focusing on in spring 2024.

She has been a pleasure to train as she is very food-motivated and eager to please. Her name means “princess” in Arabic and it has turned out to be very fitting.

About Colombo

Adriatic’s King Colombo of North Ridge CA BCAT CGC TKN

Colombo is a six-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback. He loves to sunbathe, play with other dogs, and go on walks. Colombo has participated in conformation and especially loves lure coursing. I would also like to try scentwork or barn hunt with him. He completed the 12-mile Endurance Trial run at the Rhodesian Ridgeback National Specialty in October 2019.

His name comes from Colombo, Sri Lanka, which is the city where my husband, Chris, was born. He is much calmer and lazier than Zara.