Ernie showed 5 weekends from the puppy class earning both majors and a total of 13 points. He finished in one weekend in 12-18 with a BOB. Ernie entered his first weekend of performance shows earning 2 legs toward his CD and 2 legs toward his RN. He was also high-scoring non-sporting dog at the all-breed, all-performance show. He completed both his CD and his RN 2 weeks later winning his obedience class and tying for High In Trial. He entered agility with the same enthusiasm earning four 1st places, including 3 perfect scores his first weekend in that area. He completed both his NA and his NAJ the next time in the ring, completing his breed championship and earning 4 performance degrees all within one year's time and under the age of two years old. He went on to complete his OA and OAJ in just 2 weekends with all first places. In his next outings he completed his CDX and his RA the same weekend with all first places. He has also proven himself as a sire.