He was trained in basic obedience & almost ready to trial at CD level but never had that edge that a lot of successful trialers have. It appeared that it was a bit boring for him. So we tried agility. Loved the jumps, see-saw was never an issue but the weavers, well that’s the interesting point. You could see from the look I got that it was “What do you want me to do that for?” So we did the training just for a bit of fun.
A couple of years ago they started the ANKC herding, so along we went & the difference in the attitude was amazing. It was “This is what I’m supposed to do” & did he do it well. After a small amount of training we hit the herding tests – Herding Instinct Certificate then Herding Test & Pre-Trial titles which he gained with ease. Then onto trial level. Rebel gained his Herding Started ‘A’ course Sheep (HSAs) Title with 3 passes in 3 days achieving High in Trial on all 3 days. He was the first dog to be granted this title by Dogs NSW. Not bad considering that he was 8 ½ years old when we started. He may have been show bred but has the heart of a working Border Collie. Rebel has lead me into the wonderful world of dogs – both conformation & sporting. He is certainly a joy to own, train & is the best companion I could ask for.
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|Pedigree for Aust Ch Chalfont Jamie MacDonald ET HSAs|
|Sire : Aust Ch Bordalace Custom Made||S: Aust Ch, NZ Ch Loch N Legacy to Clan Abby (imp NZ)||S: Aust Ch, Nz Ch Windygyle Maori Chief|
|D: Aust Ch NZ Ch Casanovajoy of Clan Abby (imp NZ)|
|D: Aust Ch Bordalace Cha Cha Cha||S: Aust Ch Ansavon Sono Thor|
|D: Aust Ch Bordalace Oui Chantilly|
|Dam : Keirashay Mystic CD||S: Nahrof Mystical Chief||S: Aust Ch, Nz Ch Windygyle Maori Chief|
|D: Aust Ch Kantalpa Tuxn Tailz|
|D: Macsin Sindily Impish CD AD||S: Braepoint Vista Mac|
|D: Huntervalley Deborah|