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Shelties Online 2014 Performance Week

Tribute to: MACH Kellene Dancing In Rio CDX GN MXS MJS MXF T2B CAA


By Mary Arose

"Samba" is my teammate who is always up for whatever sport I want to play. We started competing in AKC Rally when he was 1 year old and then moved on to Obedience and Agility in that venue. He has been my most consistent dog in Agility and is my first to achieve the MACH title in AKC. We also compete in USDAA and UKI Agility. We have earned our Championship titles in both those organizations as well. We enjoy the different challanges these organizations present.

He is a great teammate in Agility though he is never shy about telling me that I was late with a command. He loves to learn new things so this winter we did a freestyle class. He had a ball learning new tricks. He is quick to show off all his tricks to anyone who will watch and is vocal afterwards when asking for treats. Samba will have a conversation with anyone at any time. The only time he truly forgets about me is when I take him to a lure coursing event. As we head onto the field it is all about the plastic bunny! He makes sure the bunny does not get away, he never takes his eyes off of it. When the lure stops at the end of the run, he wraps his front feet around the lure. I have to pry his feet off the lure so we can leave the field and let the next dog play. Then it is back to our partnership and on to the next adventure. As his breeder says, we are a perfect match, I am so glad this special boy came to live at my house!

Bred by Kelli Marshall
Owned, handled and loved by Mary Arose

(CH Denian Deuce's Are Wild x Shaylyn Tango In The Night)

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