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MACH Sunnyvale Sir Austin Healey CGC - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Austin was born July 24, 2004. What a joy to be owned by this little guy. He shows all the Sheltie traits intensely loyal and affectionate to his owner and yet he's reserved toward strangers. He's extremely playful at 2 years of age and each day is such a blessing to be able to work and train with him. He's taught us a lot about patience and consistency and, most importantly, to have fun. Hes got that Sheltie work ethic and a passion towards agility that we hope transfers over to obedience, rally and herding. Thank you Beki Vale for allowing us to own this very special guy and to make him a part of our family!
Owners: Chuck Park and Karen Park

Yardican Pilote Programm - Cardigan Welsh Corgi
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Owner: Heidi Spradling

Blaze - Corgi
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Owner: Nancy Banks

Braveheart's Bonnie Be Good CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, FD, CGC - Australian Shepherd
Dog Picture Terece Morelli, Bonnie's breeder, brought this Australian Shepherd puppy to our agility class telling me that she thought this puppy would be an excellent agility dog for me. Well Bonnie has not only turned out to be an excellent agility dog, but also obedience and flyball dog. She has earned four titles by age 2. Bonnie is an all around smart "cookie".
Owner: Mary Jo Marotta

Northlight's Field of Dreams UD, RE, AX, AXJ, FM, HXAs, HXAd, OF, NF - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Casey UD RE AX AXJ HSAs HTD-IIs HTD-IIId HRD-Is HTAD-Id FM OF - The "HSAs" is an AKC title. It stands for Herding Started Course A Sheep. The other titles are from the American Herding Breed Association (AHBA). It is a very popular registry for herding/stock dog activities just like USDAA and NADAC are in Agility. - The "HTD" stands for Herding Trial Dog. - The "HRD" stands for Herding Ranch Dog. - The "-I or -II or -III" stands for the level (-III being the highest) - The suffix "s" or "d stands for the type of stock (s for sheep and d for ducks)
Owner: Daniel Jett

Alibi's Sirius Beyond Chance UD, RE, MX, MXJ, NAC, NGC, FMX - Australian Shepherd
Dog Picture Alibi's Sirius Beyond Chance UD, MX, MXJ, RE, PT, FMX, NAC, NGC, P!, PD! PJ1, PS1, ASCA CD (Chance)
Chance's moment of fame came when he played the role of "the trick dog" in a local production of The Will Rogers Follies.He blossomed under the attention of the chorus girls, wanted to play tug with the trick roper, and loved the applause. He also loves swimming, balls, and his frisbee, but his favorite toy is his beagle "sister". He has a wonderful aussie sense of humor and puts his own unique spin on everything he does.
Owner: Rosalind Hall

Little Bits Charisma AXP, AJP, RA, NAC, NJC, CGC - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Little Bits Charisma, AJP, AXP, RA, PJ1, NAC, NCC, NJC, CGC
Owner: Brenda Murray

GCH Ch. Valkin's Blue Chimay Can TD, HIC - Bouvier des Flandres
Dog Picture Chimay, born August 21, 2010, has earned her Herding Instinct Certificate and her Canadian Tracking Dog title.
Owner: Carrie Keith

Northlight Blue Star Rising HSAs, OA, OAJ, FDCh - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Connor (Northlight Blue Star Rising, HSAs, OA, OAJ, FDCh-S,NFP) is my third pup from California. He is a nephew to my Kelly and there for the "next generation" of pups. Connor is active in Agility, Flyball and Herding and following in the footsteps of Kelly and Casey. Connor is my first ever Blue Merle (actually he is also a tri-color pup - blue/white/tan) and has a unique look with his one blue eye and one brown eye. He is lots of fun and learns very quickly.
Owner: Daniel Jett

Cavall Regent Dixie Blues OAP, AJP, CGC, TDI - Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Dog Picture Dixie is a versatile and fun loving dog who is always eager to please. She enjoys agility and easily earned her agility titles. I have discovered that her other love is herding. I had Dixie herding instinct tested at the Cardigan Nationals. The first time she saw sheep, she instantly knew what to do with them and earned her Herding Instinct Certificate with flying colors. Dixie has also spent much time in the Junior Handlers ring with my son, Kenny, where they have won many group placements.
Owner: Heidi Spradling

OTCH, MACH Emma Buettner von Cullman VCD2, UDX5, VER, RAE, OAP, OJP - German Shepherd Dog
Dog Picture OTCH MACH Emma VCD2 UDX5 OM3 VER RAE OAP OJP earned her OTCH at HOTC on June 12, 2010
Owner: Barbara Buettner

Shenandoah Morning Star Grace CGC, TDI - Shiloh Shepherd
Dog Picture Gracie is a 7-yr.-old smooth gray sable female Shiloh Shepherd, (29", 115 lbs.) from Shenandoah Kennels in PA. She has her CGC and Therapy Dog International certification. We still need to work on eliminating barking at strangers, though, before we really try to do therapy! I think she really enjoys coming to classes at HOTC. We look forward to getting into more obedience work, and beginning agility and rally this fall.
Owner: Toinette Welch

Plails Jamin at Windridge CD, RE, NA, NAJ, CGC - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Plails Jamin at Windridge CD, RE, NA, NAJ, CGC (Jamie)
Owner: Barbara Plaiss

Ch. Crowdabout Joker's Wild UD, AX, NAJ, RE, CGC - Border Collie
Dog Picture Ch Joker CDX AX NAJ RE CGC HIC earned his championship with 3 majors, the last a 5 point major at Houston in July 2005! He is co-owned by Dawn Monroe.
Owner: Marilyn Heinisch and Bob Heinisch

MACH4 PACH A Super Girl For Me PAX - Border Collie
Dog Picture Super Girl aka Kara arrived at the Ferraiuolo household over the weekend of July 8-9, 2006.
Owner: Frank Ferraiuolo and Crystal Ferraiuolo

Kid CD - Australian Shepherd
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Owner: Terece Morelli

Kira - German Shepherd Dog
Dog Picture Kira was adopted from a German Shepherd rescue at the age of 2. She has more energy than she knows what to do with, but she aims to please. The rescue group describes her as a "nut", and that is a good description. She is enjoying obedience class, and will eventually do agility. She's a sweet girl that just needed a job to do.
Owner: Vera Childs

Diamond Lil CDX, MX, MXJ - Australian Shepherd
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Owner: Jody Cook

Ch. Amore's One Shady Guy AX, AXJ, CGC - Shetland Sheepdog
Dog Picture Morey is great dog. He came to us from Shenell Shelties in Gilbert, Arizona in December 2004 when he was 6 years old. He has that Sheltie work ethic and sweet personality that makes him a pleasure to own and train. He has shown that bringing an older new dog into a home can be very rewarding and successful. Thank you Janell for such a wonderful, loving guy. We are proud to be his forever home.
Owner: Karen Park and Chuck Park

Dog Picture Rebound is owned by Crystal Ferraiuolo and Jean Lavalley
Owner: Crystal Ferraiuolo

Sadie OA, OAJ - Australian Shepherd
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Owner: Lynn Carey

MACH4 Spanky CD - Australian Cattle Dog
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Owner: Deborah Baeder

Dog Picture Sparkle was born March 24, 2004. What a sweetheart! We love being owned by this young lady. Shes a princess and yet she could be a mascot for Harley Davidson. Shes extremely playful at 2 years of age and each day is such a blessing to be able to work and train with her. Like her brother, Austin, shes developing a work ethic and a passion towards agility that we hope transfers over to obedience, rally and herding. Thank you Beki Vale for allowing us to own this very special little girl and to make her a part of our family!
Owner: Chuck Park and Karen Park

Windermere's Tale of a Twister - Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Dog Picture Tayler is a playful and loving dog. She is our resident clown and can always find a way to make our family laugh. When she is not getting into something, she loves to play Tag with Dixie, my other Cardigan. If the game should begin in the house, it is sure to knock over lamps and flip over chairs. Tayler conforms closely to the Cardigan Welsh Corgi standard. At her first show, she took Best Puppy in Sweepstakes out of a large class of 15.
Owner: Heidi Spradling