Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will honor outstanding dogs in various categories. One of these categories is agility, sponsored by Bravecto. The winners have been chosen, and over the next few weeks we will get to know them a bit better.
Patricia Tutton with Speedy
Breed and age of dog: Border Collie (4)
How long have you been taking part in agility? 15 years
Speedy’s previous achievements:
2014: Speedy achieved triple champion status (agility, non-contact and dog jumping.)
KUSA National Agility Champion
Provincial Agility colours
2015: Won top qualifier trophy for Agility World Championships, earning top spot in the South African team competing at the agility world championships in Bologna, Italy
Speedy placed third at SA Agility Championships
Placed second at SA Dog Jumping Championships
Gained Provincial colours for Agility and Dog Jumping
2016: Placed second at SA Agility Championships
KUSA National Dog Jumping Champion 2016
Overall Winner of Gauteng Agility League for 2016
Most consistent dog in Gauteng agility trophy for 2016
Provincial Colours for agility and dog jumping
What do you enjoy most about agility?
I love running (Completed two Comrades Marathons, 1990 and 1991), but enjoy running with my dog even more! There is a wonderful bond/connection between handler and dog!
Tell us a bit about Speedy’s personality?
Perfectionist! And a bit of a Nerd.
What is your dog’s quirkiest habit?
He has the nickname Mr Squeely due to the noises he makes when he is unhappy, for example when he doesn’t get to go for a walk!
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