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NAFA: FD, FDX, FDCh, FDCh-S, FDCh-G, MBD, MBDX, MBDCh, MBDCh-S, FM, FMX, MBDCh-G, FMCh, ONYX, FDGCh

U-FLI: TF, TF-I, TF-II, TF-III, TFE

AKC Agility: AXP, AJP, NFP, OF, MXC, MBJ2, MACH5, MXP, MJP, MXG2, MJG2, MXJ, MXP2, MJP2

AKC Obedience: RAE, CDX

NADAC Agility: EAC, EJC, TN-E, TG-E, WV-E

CPE Agility: CSL3-H, CSL3-F, CS-ATCH

Misc: CGC, TT

Border Collie

Handler: Karen Skoyec

 

Aiden was a stray picked up by the sheriff's department and subsequently adopted by my husband and I 2 1/2 years ago. When I first discovered Aiden, or "Ace" as he was then named, he was literally bald from the waist back (reaction from fleas and other parasites) and emaciated. When I further inquired about him, I was told he was heartworm positive and would need to stay at Animal Services for a few weeks while undergoing treatment. That was, of course, fine with me. I would just visit frequently. While under-going heartworm treatment, the shelter experienced a breakout of kennel cough and the facility was quarantined for four weeks. Sadly, several dogs died during that period and none were allowed to leave. Aiden was infected so now needed to battle that as well as his heartworm. Fortunately, he is strong.

 

Aiden's personality was extremely aloof. He was completed disinterested in people, not shy or aggressive, but just obviously had never had a relationship with humans. He was two years old! Aiden could not walk on a leash and was a runner. If he got "free" he would take off and not look back.

 

Aiden joined our household of three cats and three border collies spending many months in the shadows. His personality of disinterest took a back seat to the demanding temperaments of the border collies. I decided last year that I needed to make time for him without having to compete (not that he wanted to) for my attention. We started our first beginner obedience class at SOTC in the summer of 2006. He flourished as did our relationship. He is amazingly intelligent and focused. He loves pleasing me, working, and earning treats (not necessarily in that order.) He is definitely not a runner now but is glued to my side. He has become loyal, protective, and constant. Since our beginner obedience class, Aiden has not only joined the flyball team (his "hands down" favorite activity), but also has competed successfully in rally, obedience, and agility. Aiden's most recent accomplishments include earning his first leg in Utility (AKC obedience) and qualifying for AKC Agility Nationals for 2010. He has also earned his temperament title and is a certified Canine Good Citizen.

 

Best Time = 4.700

Photos by

Performance Dog Photography

More Photos of Aiden.
MACH5 Aiden
2/1/2014

Photos by

Ambient Exposure Photography