Int. Agility Ch.
Croatian Agility Ch.
GERMAL HANDY LASS - PUPPY
Puppy was the first Border Collie to be registered
in Croatia. I bought her in 1995 in Kent, England, and she was
both ISDS and Kennel Club registered.
I trained her mostly for agility, but her greatest love is herding,
at which she excels. She also does flyball and obedience - she
is a truly versatile bitch.
Puppy is one of the dogs to have won most agility trophies in
Croatia. When she was already over 10 years old she won the
Croatian agility Championship and became Croatian Champion in
Large for 2005. A fitting title with which to end her agility
Being bred out of pure working (herding) lines, Puppy possesses
a strong herding instinct, and together with her I learned a
lot about sheep dogs. I also discovered how much I like this
type of work with dogs and just how fascinating is the inborn
instinct which Border Collies possess.
I also trained competitive obedience with Puppy on a fairly
regular basis, while she was still too young for agility. Although
I no longer train obedience with her, she quickly remembers
all the exercises when we need to demonstrate something.
Among many of her top results, I personally value best her bronze
medal for the agility run at the Agility World Championships
"Dortmund 1999"; her 2nd place at "European Open
2002", and her 2nd place in one of the first sheepdog trials
in which she participated, in Weelde, Belgium, 2000.
Puppy died on 24 February 2011 at almost 16 years of age.
|Croatian team member, 3rd degree,
Int. Agility CH.
|Companion dog /A0 test, Basic
|excellent, CACIB, BOB
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