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Former 4-Her, dog earn title

Lauren Pederson and her dog Ziva Rose finished a Grand Champion title at AKC Dogs show. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Lauren Pederson, daughter of Kathy and Dean Pederson of Detroit Lakes, finished a Grand Champion title on June 1 at the Fargo, N.D., AKC Dogs shows on the family Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Ziva Rose, whose registered name is GCH KD’s Taking The Show RN, CGC.

Ziva Rose is owned by Kathy Pederson and breeder Dee Nichols of Grady, Ala.

Lauren has continued to use the skills she learned in the 4-H Dog project under leaders Mary Holsen, Linda Wiedewitsch and Jeff and Sandi McMaines.  Lauren started showing dogs in 4-H with a rescue pom by the name of Foxy.

Jeff and Sandi McMaines offered Pederson a chance to show their Nova Scotia Toller “Jet” in the UKC Juniors program.  The Pederson family fell in love with “Jet” the Toller and the Toller breed and went looking for a registered show dog of their own.  The search took them to breeder Dee Nichols of KD’s Kennels in Grady, Ala.

Ziva Rose came to Minnesota in March 2011 and has competed in 4-H and AKC shows over the last two years. While Lauren was in college, Mary Holsen of Detroit Lakes, showed Ziva Rose and helped her gain the points necessary for first her AKC Championship and then her AKC Grand Championship. 

Ziva Rose has gone back to Dee in Alabama for her first litter and will rejoin the Pederson household in December 2013.