Our dogs are involved in a variety of activities. Both have been extremely successful showing for conformation. Ekeko has earned his CKC Grand Champion title and was awarded Best of Breed at the 2016 CKC National Specialty! He has earned his FCC Elite Champion title, and was awarded Best in Show by a judge from France. He has also earned his UKC Grand Champion title, and won Best of Breed in the UKC Top Ten Invitational, enjoying a Best in Multi-Breed Show and a Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show as well as some very exciting Herding Group placements along the way. He has finished in the UKC Top 10 and CKC Top 5 Berger Picards every year since he began showing and was number 1 in the UKC for 2013. Gizmo has earned her UKC Grand Champion title, and has won several Best in Multi-Breed Shows, Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Shows, Total Dog awards and has also finished in the UKC Top 10 and CKC Top 5 Berger Picards. She has also earned her FCC Champion title, needing one more Excellent rating to earn her Elite Champion title and is currently focusing on finishing her CKC Champion title. We are very proud of the quality conformation of both of our dogs.
Equally important to conformation is temperament and working ability. Both Ekeko and Gizmo have passed their Herding Instinct Tests. I was amazed at the instinct and passion that came out from the very first moment they saw sheep. Both dogs have also finished their CAX titles, which is the highest lure coursing title they can earn in UKC. Ekeko and Gizmo have earned their CKC and UKC Novice Rally Obedience titles as well as their Canine Good Neighbour titles. Gizmo has also earned her CKC Intermediate Rally Obedience and her CARO Novice titles, as well as her AAC Agility Dog of Canada and Starters Games Dog of Canada, and CKC agility titles for Standard, Jumpers and Points & Distance. Both dogs do a great job participating in agility team events in the summer and we are looking forward to many more trials in CKC, UKC and AAC venues. They also both are currently training in Nose Work and Barn Hunt!
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