researched the many breeds and had always loved Lassie (didn't everybody!)
but the home we were living in at the time would not permit such
a large dog. So a Sheltie was the next best thing! As it turns out,
it was THE best thing!! We brought this little black bundle of fluff
into our home and into our hearts and as they say....the rest is
history! Amy now helps with delivering puppies and dewclaw removal.
She has even claimed one of our dogs as her very own.
I was told when
I purchased Bandit that he may be "show quality". This intrigued
me. I talked to other breeders and had them evaluate Bandit for
me. Unfortunately, Bandit just wouldn't cut it in the Conformation
ring. So he was neutered and we started him on an obedience career.
achieved his Companion Dog title, my husband took him through Flyball.
There Bandit was a star! My two boys in my family were off to the
races!! They joined a Flyball team called Four
On The Floor. For 5 years Bandit had tons of fun. In his short
career, he had completed his Flyball Dog, Flyball Dog Excellent
and Flyball Dog Master titles. At one point he even ranked #5 Sheltie
in all of North America for points earned. Not bad!!! We were sad
to have to end this illustrious career but due to an injury, Bandit
has arthritis in one shoulder, and for the good of his health we
have retired him from competition. We just haven't told him yet!!
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