Well big news came in tonight, the CKC Agility Team Canada (FCI World Team) was named. I am very pleased to report that Missy Encore and baby Feature have both be named to the Large Dog team. For Feature, being named to her 2nd World Team before her 3rd birthday is both exciting and a little scary. I did give this scenario a great deal of thought before submitting her application. However, Feature is just such a mature dog for her age. I am sure she will take all the hoopla in the same laid back attitude with which she approaches everything in her life.
Feature & Encore will keep each other company on their overseas trips this year.
The other big news is that my friend and one of our Say Yes Instructor’s Lynda Orton-Hill and her kick ass fast Sheltie “Favor” has also earned a spot on the CKC team. This is Lynda’s third trip to the World Championships as Favor is following in Lynda’s great Golden Retriever “Spirit’s” paw prints.
Lynda Orton-Hill’s Sheltie “Favor”
Here is the entire Canadian team, I am thrilled that more than 50% of these dogs started right here in our Say Yes Foundation program. Also noteworthy is this is the first time Canada is sending a Large Dog Team made up entirely of Border Collies. It is a great group of people and I am proud to be associated with each of them.
Jessica Martin and Dice (Sheltie from Ontario)
Lynda Orton Hill and Favor (Sheltie from Ontario)
Cathy Taylor and Brigs (Sheltie from Ontario)
Suzanne Labrie and Copine (Sheltie from Quebec)
Nicki Gurr and Ninja (Sheltie from British Columbia)
Justine Davenport and Preston (Sheltie from Alberta)
Teri O’Neil and Cypher (Sheltie from Alberta)
Lucie Dessurault and Nitro (Sheltie from Quebec)
ALTERNATE Justine Davenport and Riot (Sheltie from Alberta)
Susan Garrett and Encore (Border Collie from Ontario)
Susan Garrett and Feature (Border Collie from Ontario)
Fred Waters and Tanafon (Border Collie from Quebec)
Adrian Rooyakkers and Fizz (Border Collie from Ontario)
ALTERNATE Theresa Rector and Phoenix (Kelpie from Ontario)
Today I am grateful for the opportunity to once again compete at agility’s highest level and am honoured to be named within such a fine group of dog and handler teams!
Congratulations! Was there ever a doubt? You, Encore and Feature make a terrific team.
Congratulations on getting both dogs on the team. I know you will all do a great job and I wish we could be there to see more of your great pressure runs. Congrats to Lynda and all the other handlers as well 🙂
Richard & Stevie Ray
should have been with a v … live 🙂
Good luck- we’ll be watching life 🙂
Way to go Susan, Encore and Feature! You deserve this!
Good luck to you and all the SY people!!
Congratulations to you, Encore and Feature. Just amazing to think that Feature less than 3 years of age! WOW. Carol Smorch said it all. It is indeed a fabulous validation of Say Yes’ training philosophy!!
Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment!
Congratulations to all of you but especially my special girl Feature, she has all the ability to get a gold medal and follow in her fathers footsteps. Looking forward to seeing you both at the IFCS and hopefully the FCI WC as well. Nicola Garrett
wow… I could not be happier for you , Susan.
I cannot imagine anyone else who deserves it more.
Congrats to all! I am thrilled for you and can’t wait to watch your fabulous runs with both dogs!
Looks like a fabulous team! Go big Red Dogs (and Fizzy too!)
I so excited for both you and Lynda. What wonderful news!!!! Congrats!!!! GO CANADA GO!!!!!!
Susan, if that is any indication, LA (Simply the Best), Silvia’s PS, won the individual at less than 3 yrs old 😉
Good job Susan, Encore and Feature! Looks like a great team this year 🙂
The relationship you and Lynda have with your dogs and the work you’ve done on creating an incredibly solid foundation have paid off big time and are models to anyone who desires to form a world-class team! Congratulations to you and Lynda, and what an awesome team we have this year!
After witnessing the amount of detail and committment that the SY team has to their dogs foundation and training this is no surprise that Feature, Encore & Favor have made the team.
Congrats ladies and the entire team on being selected!
Congradulations- Susan (Encore -Feature) and Lynda (Favor)- your hard work and dedication has paid off!
How exciting! Fabulous validation that Say Yes training philosophy breed success for dog and handler. Well done Susan for not only your personal accomplishments but also touching the lives of others – salute’!
What a proud day for you, Lynda and all the great dogs that have come through Say Yes.
That’s great news!
Wow that’s awesome news! I’m sure there was a big party at Say Yes last night.
Congratulations to you and Lynda (and Encore, Feature and Favor)!! Apart from one rogue Kelpie it looks like the Sheltie and Border Collie show for the Canadian team 🙂
Congratulations to you, Lynda and the whole team!