Copper (Parson Russell Terrier dog)

Copper the Parson Russell Terrier (b. approx. 6/15/16) is the newest addition to the family and joined us in spring 2017. We adopted her from Underdog Pet Rescue, who transported her here from a rural KY animal shelter. [The story of Copper’s rescue; Copper’s adventures the first week and second week after adoption].

Four weeks after adoption, Copper earned her Novice & Intermediate trick dog titles.

In May, 2017, Copper began an online trick course with Silvia Trkman (Slovenia, multi-world agility champion)–the same class that Dash took in 2011-2012. Just like Dash, Copper started performing professionally while just midway through the class.

Just six months after adoption, Copper performed at a national event, the Eukanuba Performance Games, and earned the highest AKC trick dog title, “Trick Dog Performer.” Copper’s official registered name is:


(Bonus points to anybody who gets the chemistry reference).

(All photos on this page copyright Springfield Photography & Sharon Yildiz)