Ace - ADC, SGDC, AADC, AGDC, MADC, MGDC, MSDC, MSCDC, MJDC, ATChC. He is a blue merle Border Collie born March 2, 2009 in Alabama, US from cattle herding parents. His owners got him when he was 8 weeks old and he has been training in foundations and agility ever since. He has also taken part in obedience and flyball early in his career. Ace has an amazing personality, with love for working and pleasing his human friends. At the same time, he loves to cuddle up at night while he falls asleep. Ace is very focused and intense and often times thinks he knows more about where he is going on the agility course than his handler! Ace has been competing in agility trials across Canada since 2011 and has received 4 titles, with a total of 33 qualifying scores, and making the AAC Top Dog list for 2012.
Akola - (AKA EverEndeavor Akola Alya) She was born May 10, 2010, and is an Eurasier. She started pre-agilty training at about 1 year old, but has decided that she prefers rally obedience and basic obedience classes for now! She is on her way to finishing her Canadian Championship in conformation (and was the #1 Eurasier in Canada in 2011!). When not snuggling with one of her people, she can be found cavorting with her best doggie friend, Lucy the Papillon!
Bear - ITD, CGN. Bear is a German Shepherd Dog mix who was born May 30, 2004, and he is owned by his mom, Katie Manning. Bear got his start in sports with his trick training beginning in 2011, and began training in agility, obedience, and rally obedience with NADA in 2012. Although he had to retire from agility training, he occasionally attends fun matches and game nights with the club, and still trains obedience and rally from home. Bear is a food lover (sometimes a little too much), though he has lost 10lbs since he joined NADA and is still losing weight. He is learning to tolerate his new younger brother, Mozart, though he was never much of a dog's dog, and prefers to hang out with his people. He can be somewhat reactive when large dogs approach him due to a dog attack as an adolescent, and does need his personal space, but he has made amazing improvement in the last few years. He can be shy with new people but he's always come to love all of his instructors by the end of his classes with NADA! He loves to go for car rides, but he especially loves rides when we're driving in the direction of the NADA barn! He's not very interested in most toys but he loves his teddy bear (which sleeps with him every night) who he even protects from his kitty sibling!
Bella - ADC. She is a black sable German Shepherd Dog who literally got stuck on her way into the world in July 2007 and hasn't let anything hold her back since!! She is a very fun-loving and exuberant shepherd who has a fabulous, funny and strong-minded personality!! She is a celebration dog - she enjoys every minute of the day and has quite the zest for life and everybody in it. She is a great working dog and is currently doing obedience training; however she is first and foremost a social butterfly who loves to have her doggy friends come over to play in the backyard or to go running through the woods chasing squirrels. She is a natural jumper and has certainly found her calling in agility. Bella also enjoys chasing balls or going for walks, then coming home to have a good snooze on her favorite bed!! Bella hangs out with and is loved by her human - Rose Browne.
Bella - She was born February 13, 2006 and was always active and playful Boxer from birth. Although now retired from agility, it was a great way to focus all of her younger-self's energy. She always got very excited when her mom mentioned going to the barn! She never particularly liked the table, but she worked on it and always rocked her down stay in trials! Bella is the official "head of security" at her house. She takes her job very seriously, with constant patrols from window to window, and is a little disappointed that in all these years there still hasn't been a single intruder for her to scare away! She is a great girl who loves everybody and every dog. She now has a new little "brother" Uncle Vinny who is also a Boxer. They spend a lot of time playing and cuddling!
Benny - He was adopted from Humane Services in 2015. His forever mom is Jennie Murphy and his gotcha-day is May 5. Benny has just begun his agility training but the main focus for the time being is playing/training and establishing a relationship based on mutual enjoyment and respect.
Bo - ADC, SGDC, AADC. He is a red & white Border Collie and was born December 2, 2010, in Quebec, from working farm parents. His owners got him when he was 8 weeks old and have been training him in agility ever since. Bo began his agility training at the age of 10 months old and, originally a dog difficult to arouse, has developed his love for the sport! Bo has an amazing personality, with love for his work, but most of all, love for pleasing his handlers. Bo has a very soft and calm personality with an amazing on and off switch. He is fearful of new dogs that are the in 'your space type' dogs, but once he gets to know them, he opens up. Bo began competing the summer of 2012 and has proven his ability in agility to be great, with a total of 7 qualifying scores so far.
Brandy - She is a rough coated Border Collie and was born on July 8, 2010 at Double R Border Collies, Nova Scotia. She was a very eager, curious and sweet pup from the beginning. She was enrolled immediately at 8 weeks of age into a puppy socialization/ basic obedience class in Halifax, NS. Once about 6 months old she began beginner agility and proceeded onward for about a year. Brandy loved agility from the beginning, her favourite obstacles were jumps, tunnels and the tire. Afterwards, Brandy had about a year and a half of no formal agility training due to a move to an area where agility was not popular. She did attend a weekend seminar on disc training and Brandy found another love in disc, freestyle and long distance. She has never competed in the sport, but does enjoy practicing. Upon moving to Newfoundland in the fall of 2013, a family member had seen the president of NADA on the news and alerted Brandy’s parents that there was indeed an agility club in St John’s. Upon contacting NADA and conducting an assessment, Brandy was enrolled into intermediate agility and has been taking many courses and workshops, while enjoying many fun trials and a few trials ever since. In May 2015, she travelled to Halifax to attend her first “away trial” and only second ever AAC trial where she earned her first qualifying score. Subsequently, during the August and September AAC trials held in NL, she continued to earn qualifying scores and received her first AAC title. In addition to agility, Brandy has an obsessive compulsive attachment to her aqua Kong and loves to retrieve it in the water, on land or just carry it with her on her walks. She enjoys walks in the woods, swimming, riding on a snowmobile or ATV, playing Frisbee, playing badminton (no joke), playing soccer and hide and seek games in the house with her toys. She has a very keen nose and excels at search games, such as “kid tracker” where her cousins would hide in a field and she would find them under adult supervision. Brandy is a very playful, but her best quality is her loving, sensitive and nurturing nature. She is an excellent big sister to her new brother J-Jae. She absolutely adores children and would choose to have a child to play with any day over an adult. Brandy is also an actress, and she recently appeared in the movie “Maudie” in the fall of 2015 as the role of “Blackie” with Actor Ethan Hawke and Actress Sally Hawkins. Brandy loved her time spent on set and won the hearts of man actors and film crew. Watch for Brandy’s appearance in the movie in 2016/2017 when it is released. Brandy is an absolute treasure to her family and is cherished by anyone who has taken the time to get to know her.
Bristol - RN, CD. (AKA Bristol vom Prescott) She is a working line German Shepherd Dog - West German working lines. She is home bred & her mother was G - CoCo vom Zwischensee, Sch 3, AD, BH. Bristol loves agility as it provides her with an outlet for her drive. She began with the club in January 2013. She has not trailed in agility yet as she seemed to always get interrupted by her heat cycle.
Bruno - He was born November 25, 2002, and was adopted from a lonely apartment life at four months of age. His exact breed is uncertain, although his owners were told he is a shepherd (perhaps Belgian Shepherd). Bruno enjoys daily walks with his dad, runs in the country, camping trips, and running alongside when his dad goes skiing. Bruno's owners brought home another dog, Nena, to keep him company, after he got injured and was bed-ridden. Even though Bruno thinks Nena is a bit bossy at times, he loves her company, and wouldn't trade her for anything. Bruno started with flyball and also does agility with his dad now. While he’s getting used to being around other dogs, his dad is simultaneously learning how to have clearer body language!
Bruiser - He was born February 2009 and was adopted from the SPCA. It was very hard to resist his big eyes and crazy ears! Bruiser has a very lazy approach to life, as he likes to do most things while laying down and has mastered the art of looking extremely pathetic, which usually gets him extra rubs and treats. He is super affectionate with people but a little unsure of other dogs, aside from his sister, Jersey. Jersey surely thinks he has been appropriately named! They love to wrestle and play rough.
Caprica - ADC. She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, born November 25, 2008, who was purchased from a breeder in Saskatchewan. Caprica is a very affectionate dog, loves meeting new people and she is currently doing flyball and agility. She also lives with another dog named Tucker, as well as 2 cats named Yoda and Onyx.
Chloe - (AKA Windy Meadows Rhodora Chole) She was born in April 2006, is enjoying agility and looks forward to starting flyball. She loves to run, dig, go for car rides and bark! Her favorite treats are frozen peas and carrots and of course anything meat or cheese. She is doing very well with getting over her shyness and likes meeting new friends and their humans!
Daisy - She is a CKC registered Brittany Spaniel out of Glaranik Kennels in Eastport, NL. She was born on November 20th, 2013. She is a cuddly girl who is full of love, excitement, and endless energy. Daisy joined NADA in September 2015 as part of the beginner Flyball program and she absolutely loves it! She enjoys spending time with her classmates both during class and at drop-ins. Daisy is an avid partridge hunter, it’s her favourite activity aside from Flyball. She will spend countless hours running through the marsh and flushing out birds. When Daisy isn’t at the barn or on the marsh, she is at home playing with her Yorkshire Terrier sister Penney and her German Shorthaired Pointer brother Tramp, wrestling and playing with toys. When bedtime comes, Daisy refuses to sleep without her sooky blanket that she’s had since we got her. Daisy is a great flyball partner and is loved by so many people!
Elsie - ADC. (AKA Seafarer`s Avalon Elsie) She is a tri-coloured Shetland Sheepdog born June 6, 2010. She came to her owners from Seafarer Shelties in Woodmans Point, NB, when she was 12 weeks old. She is a sweet and affectionate girl who loves to hike, eat wild blueberries and give kisses to her humans. She also enjoys bossing her brothers, Mungo and Hamish, and her sister, Lily around. Elsie began training in agility in October 2012 and received two qualifying scores in her first agility trial in August 2013. She adores the sport and is a fabulous teammate to her handler!
Erik - (Regalridge Eirik the Victorious) He is an Airedale Terrier, the son of a Canadian champion. He was born in April 2002 in Nova Scotia. Like most Airedales, he rules the world. His passion is soccer, but anything that involves running around in the woods, swimming or getting into muddy puddles is fine. He will do agility, sometimes, if he feels like it at the time, and likewise with flyball. Basically, he just wants to have fun, which is perfectly ok, as we are all about positivity and having fun at NADA. He is intensely sociable with both animals and humans!
Eve - ADC, SGDC. She is a smooth-coated Border Collie, who was born September 20, 2010. Eve was brought home from Boywood Border Collies in Claremont, Ontario, when she was nine weeks old. Eve is boldly curious, which has allowed her to quickly adapt to her new home, new surroundings and Queen, her big sister, best friend and mentor. Being energetic, athletic, enthusiastic, and a fast learner, Eve has taken well to her agility training, which she began in January 2011. She is a very fast runner, and is a blur on the course!
Finnegan - He is a Dachshund born on June 15th, 2008 and has been training in agility since he was four years old. Finn has tons of personality to make up for his small stature. He loves to swim, go for hikes, boss around his friends at home and anything else that includes spending time with his humans. He is a cuddly and loveable guy who is a pleasure to live and train with. He competed in his first AAC trial in 2013 and received two qualifying scores. Finn absolutely loves agility and will continue to have fun while advancing his learning!
Gideon - She is a Border Collie who was almost born on New Years Day 2009 at Windymeadows Kennels (she was just a couple of hours late!). She makes up for that now with her GO-GO-GO! attitude. She is very energetic. She loves to play ball, swim, jump and go biking. On days that she might not get to play outside, she is kept busy playing with her little buddy, Quinn.
Harald - FD, FDX. He has an Icelandic name to match his foster brother, Eirik's. Harald's human-brother rescued his mother from appalling circumstances when he and his two surviving brothers were four days old (November 2005). He joined his family when he was 11 weeks old and is still thanking them profusely for saving him. He is beautiful, powerful and fast and he loves everyone, especially people who don’t mind cuddling him for hours. He has completed beginners agility and flyball, and hopes to progress further, if his owners can keep up ;)
Holly - (AKA Ragged Rocks Holly Berry) She is an English Springer Spaniel from Ragged Rock Kennel in Freshwater, Newfoundland, and was born December 2008. Holly started puppy agility training and is working her way to learning all the necessary skills to become an agility dog. Holly is a very confident, affectionate and high energy girl who loves just about any activity that involves moving!
Jake - He is a Labrador Retriever who was born April 18th, 2012. He is a joyful, happy and large boy who LOVES agility. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, mountain biking, hiking and anything that involves making people happy. He earned two qualifying scores during his first trialing season in 2014, and looks forward to learning and competing more in the future. He is an eager and genial dog who is a pleasure to train.
Jazz - ADC, SGDC. (AKA Tollwest's Illicit Affair) She is a highly active Nova Scotia duck toller, born in 2006. Her training is ongoing in field, obedience, rally and agility. She already has titles in three of these dog sports! She and her handlers took up agility in late 2009 and have completed pre-agility, beginners, intermediate I and intermediate II. They hope to be competitive in agility soon! Jazz and her handler both have lots of fun in agility which is first and foremost!
Jazz - She is a black and white Border Collie and was born March 22, 2010 in Quebec from cattle-herding parents. Her owners got her when she was 12 weeks old and she has been training in foundations and agility ever since. She has also taken part in obedience and flyball early in her career. Jazz has an amazing personality, she loves to cuddle up at night and loves all people, all dogs and really enjoys giving lots of kisses to her friends. Jazz has a strong herding instinct which she is learning very well to control and apply correctly, she has a great eye and her brain never shuts off! Jazz has not yet competed formally in agility, however she has been doing quite well at fun trials.
Jenga - (AKA Devongem Let It Shine) He is a registered working English Cocker Spaniel from Devongem, UK, born July 2015. Jenga started with puppy classes with Dynamic Canine, and NADA’s Sports Foundations class, and progressed through the NADA curriculum, Dave Munnings’ Q-Me Foundations, and Susan Garrett’s Puppy Peaks, Recallers, and starting the foundation work in Handling 360. He is a spry dog and will eventually compete once he turns two. In the meantime, he and his handler are enjoying training tricks, body awareness, foundation skills, and general household manners. He is a keen learner and loves trying to figure out the training games.
Jersey - She was born in 2008 and was adopted as a puppy from the SPCA. Jersey is a very friendly and affectionate dog. She will take all the attention she can get - both human and canine. She enjoys playing with her doggie buddies, going for hikes or romping through the snow. She has not yet found a treat she didn’t love and is finding out that life with her new people is pretty awesome!
Jet - ADC. He is a male black Labrador Retriever, born in 2000. He is a friendly and outgoing dog who loves to play. Jet enjoyed flyball but he had to give it a break as he had a tendency to slam into the box, even when managing to perform a correct swimmers-turn. He is enjoying agility and gets very excited when we arrive for class! He also competes in the obedience ring, has his CD and is currently working on his CDX. Every month, Jet visits Masonic Park, where he enjoys visiting the seniors and is even happier if they give him a treat. If they have no treats he is of course content to have his butt scratched.
J-Jae - He is a smooth coated Border Collie who was born on January 26, 2015 at Rock Loaf Farms, NS. He was definitely the most active of the litter and was very curious about the world around him. Upon coming to his family in NL at 9 weeks of age, he was immediately enrolled in a puppy socialization class and NADA’s foundation class. Upon successful completion of both, he went on to Level 1 agility and began Level 2 agility. Unfortunately, at 9 months of age, J-Jae underwent surgery on his shoulder for a genetic issue, but has recovered and returned to training. J-Jae has turned out to be a very loving dog, who loves cuddles and kisses. He is highly intelligent and very quick to learn new things. His eagerness coupled with his drive will undoubtedly bring him successes in agility. He loves playing with his big sister, Brandy, enjoys walks in the woods, swimming, fetching, any one on one games where he is stimulated. He has a very keen sense of smell and has begun some scent training at home. Although, J-Jae has had unfortunate circumstances in his first year, he is a very confident, energetic pup who is patiently awaiting his training to be able to tackle agility obstacles in a sequence. He is very much a wonderful addition to his family.
Jones - He is a Yorkshire Terrier that was born April 7, 2012. He started with pre agility in 2013 and participated in his first trial September 2015. He does not have any titles (yet!) but loves practicing agility with his humans (when it isn't freezing cold winter). His favorite activities include hiking adventures and picnics.
Katie - RN. (AKA Ch Telstar's Kiss me Kate - and she likes to kiss a lot!) She is a madly jumping little red Doberman from Texas who came to her owners in late Summer 2007. She's your typical red Dobe, a little crazy, very energetic and affectionate and has miles of energy to spare. "Do not let them jump as puppies!", her owners were told, as they watched Katie jump right over the couch, over the coffee table and into their arms. Katie loves to herd other dogs into corners and was almost expelled from puppy class for herding all the other puppies into a corner! She has great potential as an agility dog.
Kelsey - ADC, SGDC, AADC, AGDC, MADC, MSDC. (AKA Trystyn's Cat Burglar) She is a Welsh Springer Spaniel from Trystyn Kennels, who was born December 9, 2009. Kelsey started with obedience, foundation work, and pre-agility, and started her AAC career in Summer 2011. She is an incredibly clever and light-footed girl. She was the first agility dog from Newfoundland to compete at the Canada Cup in Ontario (2013), the NS/NL AAC Regionals (2014), and the first dog in Newfoundland to win placement ribbons in AAC Nationals events (2014; 5th and 10th in Jumpers, 9th in Standard). She also earned a spot on the AAC Top Dog list for 2014. She’s competed in AAC in SK, QC, NB, NS, NF, throughout ON and she started her UKI career in Fall 2014. She is a dream to shape and develop agility teamwork with. [photo by Stephanie Smith]
Lexi - ADC, SGDC, AADC. She is a sable German Shepherd and was born in July of 2007. She is a serious girl (unlike her sister Bella) who approaches most tasks intensely and with passion. She likes to tug, chase balls and to go for long walks. She particularly enjoys agility and it would appear one of her favorite pieces of equipment is the table! Lexi also attends obedience classes and in time will enter the obedience show ring. Lexi loves a good cuddle and her owner looks forward to a long and wonderful relationship with her. She is handled/loved by Jennie Murphy.
Lily - (AKA Seafarer`s Dreamcatcher) She is a bi-blue Shetland Sheepdog born on April 16, 2014. She came to us from Seafarer Shelties in Woodmans Point, NB when she was 8 weeks old, and she is the full sibling of her best friend and housemate, Elsie. Though she was a shy little girl when she first came to us, she quickly developed an outgoing and bold personality. Lily loves walks, eating carrots and cuddling with her humans. But most of all, she loves playing with Elsie and with her brothers Mungo and Hamish. Lily is incredibly focused and a fast learner, and she is an absolute pleasure to train with. She started foundation agility training when she was 6 months old, and she will soon be competing in her first agility trial.
Liquorice - CD, CGC, CGN, RD, TD, TC.(AKA OTCh. Ch. Beachcombers Liquorice Am) She was born April 7, 1999 and is from Beachcombers Kennels in New Brunswick. She has both her UD and Ch. titles. She has Road Trial Titles in both Canada and the US, winning the First Canadian trial in 2003. In the same year she placed 2nd in Canada for obedience and 1st in Novice A in the USA. Not bad for a little Dalmatian from Newfoundland! Liquorice has participated in Fire Prevention Week and has been featured on the cover of the Newfoundland Herald with news-personality Sharon Snow. In March 2006, Liquorice finished her OTCh title and then got her first CDX leg with a First Place Score at the USDCA National Specialty in Kentucky. In 2006, she was the number one Dalmatian in Canada in obedience.
Liza - was bred by Elizabeth Zedel (Sweetspot Dalmatians), with high hope for a performance and show career. Liza did very well at her first rally obedience trial in Kansas, where she qualified with a score of 95/100 and placed third in the Novice B class. Liza has also done very well in the show ring and she won Best Senior in Futurity at the Dalmatian Club of America's National Specialty, in Lawerance Kansas. In 2010 Liza finished her Can Championship with a Reserve Best in Show and Can Novice Rally Obedience title. Liza is working on her skill in obedience, agility and road trialing.
Lucy - (AKA Canisphere's One and Only) She was born on December 18, 2010, and began agility training as a puppy with her owner and handler, Clare. They both ran their first AAC trials in the summer of 2012. Lucy is a Papillon, a breed often referred to as the "Border Collie of toy dogs", as they are known for their liveliness and intelligence. Lucy is showing great agility and performance potential, even if she has to wear her pink coat in the Arena during the winter when training!
Maddie -(AKA Sweetiron's Irish Descent) She is a black and tan German Shepherd Dog who was born in 2010. Maddie's aptitude for jumping fences and through windows prompted her owners to enroll her in agility. She started agility classes in the winter of 2011 and is also trying out Search and Rescue. Maddie is energetic, playful and loving of people and other dogs. In her spare time, Maddie enjoys spending time with her doggy friends, chasing balls and sticks, and going for walks in the woods.
Max - He is a yellow lab who was born in December 2003. He was adopted in July 2005 from the Central Indiana Lab Rescue, and is very food oriented. For a large dog he is very agile and loves tunnels. When not working on his project to dig to China in the back yard, he can be found wallowing in the mud!
Mesha - She is a small herding breed mix, who is the biggest cuddle bug you will ever meet! She loves to give hugs and play with her toys (usually while on her back). She was born in 2009, and was rescued from the SPCA in Grand Falls. It has taken her awhile to build up her confidence, especially around other dogs, but she is getting there. Her owners hope that by doing both flyball and agility that it will make her confidence grow. She loves to play tug and run around outside. She also loves to play with her sister, Sasha, but the feeling is not always mutual! Mesha also has the makings to be a great sports dog, and her owners have high hopes for this little bundle of energy!
Miss Chip - She is a mixed breed, or All Canadian as we say in agility, born May 2006. She had the misfortune of sustaining a hip injury when she was about a year and a half old that resulted in a femoral head ostectomy; a surgical procedure that removes the femoral head and neck from the femur. After much rehabilitation she has come back in full force. Chip loves to run, despite having only one ‘real’ hip, and enjoys a good game of Frisbee and ball. She started agility in the spring of 2009 and after a nervous start she has grown into a confident dog that is eager to try each new obstacle. She spends much of her day lounging about and waiting for play dates with her neighborhood doggie pals.
Molly – ADC. She is a Border Collie, born on July 17, 2010 at the Outback Ranch in Hartland, New Brunswick. She started training in agility at 10 months of age. She has her ADC title and several qualifying scores in Gamblers and Jumpers. She has also completed basic and intermediate obedience training. She loves herding her older brother Pepper, agility, swimming and catching balls and flying squirrels (the toy!). She enjoys life to the max with her owners Sandy Delaney and Wade Young and her big brother Pepper.
Molly - ADC. She was adopted from Humane Services in September 2007 when she was about a year old. She seems to be a mix of many breeds, but there is definitely some sort of collie and maybe even a little Tasmanian devil in there! Before she was rescued, Molly spent her days tied on outdoors and pacing in little circles, which turned her into a bit of a 'scaredy dog' when it comes to meeting new people. Luckily, Molly seems to be forgetting all that and is getting better at meeting new human friends all the time! Molly's favorite things are going for car rides, hiking, playing with her teddy bears and herding her boomer ball. Molly loves both flyball and agility, but her real desire is to become an otter and spend her life in a pond.
Mozart - He is a Boxer who was born June 12th, 2012, owned by Katie Manning. He is currently training for obedience and rally at home, and will begin training in agility and flyball. He is a big toy fiend, definitely much more than his big brother,Bear, and he just can't understand why his brother doesn't want to tug with him! He's a smart cookie, albeit easily distracted by the opportunity to play with other dogs, but is learning to work and play as well around other dogs as he does at home. He is a big love-bug who thinks everyone exists just to visit with him.
Mungo and Hamish - Mungo (right) - ADC, SGDC. He is a tri-coloured Shetland Sheepdog born on June 6, 2010 and his brother Hamish (same parents, different litters) is a black and white Shetland Sheepdog born on April 16, 2014. Mungo and Hamish are from Seafarer Shelties in Woodmans Point, NB. Mungo is a very gentle, relaxed and lovable dog with both people and other dogs, especially his brother Hamish. Mungo loves agility and, in 2015, moved on to the ‘advanced’ level in all categories. Hamish, much like his brother, has an affectionate nature; however, he definitely has a higher energy level. Hamish also loves agility and competed in his first fun and competitive trials this spring and summer (2016). Both Mungo and Hamish enjoy going for long walks in the forest, chasing and playing with each other, meeting new people and dogs, eating berries and eating pretty much everything in our vegetable garden that does not grow underground (e.g., asparagus, beans, tomatoes). Mungo is litter mate to Elsie and Hamish is litter mate to Lily; when the four of them playing together it is chaotic and noisy.
Nadja - RN, CGN. (AKA Ch. Hargrindobes TJ Nadja) She was born Sept 2005 and is an uncropped Dobe who got her conformation Championship title before getting a little too chunky for the show ring. From puppyhood, she was different and liked to walk on a plank across the pond, open cupboards with her twin sister Kisha and steal things off shelves. Cupboards were boarded up and she settled down and took her position as lowest dog on the totem pole. Then came AGILITY. She blossomed, asserted herself, became her handler's top dog, and still steals things with renewed energy and interest.
Nena - FD, FDX. She is a Border Collie mix, born August 1, 2005. She and her whole family were rescued by the SPCA when she was born. Her human parents adopted her when she was so small that she fit in the hand of her mom. She enjoys running in circles around her brother, Bruno, playing with sticks, balls, toys (whatever’s around) and going for runs in the woods. Nena LOVES tennis balls, and, appropriately, her favorite sport is flyball with Auntie Stephanie and her other little doggy friends. She doesn’t even mind learning how to follow rules, because it's done in such a fun way! She loves flying over the jumps and going to a TENNIS BALL MACHINE!!! She is now also learning to do agility with her mom. Nena thinks she will be an athletic dog forever!
Parker - (AKA Parker Bean) He is a Boxer/Bullmastiff cross born in 2008. Parker has been doing agility and obedience in Newfoundland since 2009. Most recently, Parker has taken an interest in Search and Rescue training. Parker loves to play with other dogs and people. He enjoys running, walking, playing ball and of course his agility practice! Basically as long as he is outdoors or being active, he is happy!
Penney – She is a bubbly and active Yorkshire Terrier who was born on February 29th, 2012. She joined NADA in September 2014 as part of the pre-agility program. Penney has grown significantly since then, particularly in regards to focus and drive. Her favourite piece of equipment is definitely the jumps, regardless of type. Penney enjoys her classes at the barn to the fullest, and she also enjoys popping in for the occasional drop-in. She practices weave training at home on her very own set of 2x2 weaves. She is currently enrolled in AAC starters and competed in her very first trial in summer 2016. When Penney isn’t practicing at the barn, she is at home playing with her Brittany Spaniel sister Daisy and her German Shorthaired Pointer brother, Tramp. She may be the smallest but she rules the roost! She makes sure to protect her precious Ducky, a toy she has had since she was a baby. Penney is an incredible partner and a loving family member, she is loved by everyone!
Pepper – ADC, AADC, SGDC. He is a smooth coat, blue merle Border Collie, born on May 10, 2009 at the Outback Ranch in Hartland, New Brunswick. He started foundations training in agility at 18 months of age and has also completed basic and intermediate obedience training. He loves agility, swimming, hiking and catching balls and flying squirrels (the toy!). He enjoys life to the max with his owners Sandy Delaney and Wade Young and his little sister, Molly!
Piper - She is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever born January 28, 2015. She began her journey with NADA with her enrolment in Sports Dog Foundations in the summer of 2015 and discovered her love for training. During our Level 1 and 2 Agility classes she and her handler found their partnership and she excelled, graduating from Level 2 Agility in March of 2016. She continues to amaze her dad from week to week and she has completed level 4 and even participated in her first trial! Piper loves to train and she is a good natured, playful, quick moving and intelligent girl. At times she may be too clever and strong-willed. She is affectionate and loves to smile and give hugs.
Prince - He is a Labrador Husky mix who was rescued by Heavenly Creatures in 2011 when he was about 2 years old. Having lived his whole life as a stray in a remote Labrador community, Prince came to Newfoundland in very poor condition – but with time, love and care (including a major hip surgery!), he has become a happy, healthy boy. While he will likely never be the most athletic dog around, Prince has shown a real aptitude for learning and will be giving dog sports like Rally O a try. At home Prince is a super affectionate and calm guy who loves nothing more than a cuddle, but he's always up for a jog, a swim or a good play session with his 'little sister' Molly!
Queen - ADC, SGDC, MSDC. (AKA Reidell Queen) She is a rough-coated Border Collie who was born in December 2004. We adopted Queen from a farm just north of Toronto, when she was seven months old. With her Irish-Scottish bloodlines, she's taken quite naturally to Newfoundland. By nature, Queen is very hard working, energetic, athletic, and loves to please! Queen quite enjoys playing agility, which she began in June 2007; she also enjoys soccer, herding and protecting her newly adopted little sister and best friend, Eve.
Rommel and Sophie - They are both Miniature Schnauzers who have been involved with NADA since Fall 2013 after seeing the agility demo in June 2013. Rommel is the salt and pepper in the photo. He is from Markwin Kennels in Mount Pearl, NL. He’s a confident, extremely happy little guy with a positive attitude. He adores agility and loves to learn and try new things. The pup on the right is Sophie, who is black and silver. She was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario at Ravenswatch Kennels. Sophie comes from a line of working therapy dogs who love people, especially the elderly. She also loves her agility. She is more cautious than her brother running across courses but she excels with positive interaction and praise and makes a great team mate. Rommel and Sophie have been involved in numerous fun trials, and 2015 was their first experience in sanctioned AAC trials held here in the province. Both teams managed qualifying runs in the starters category and will be looking forward to the AAC and UKI events of 2016.
Roxy - He is an Australian shepherd male who is entering his "senior" years and is doing agility just for fun now. When he was younger in Finland, which is his and his owner's homeland, Roxy was very active in many dog sports such as agility, obedience, search and rescue and tracking. Roxy achieved BH title which is the first European title for any dog proceeding to compete in dog sports, it measures obedience and social skills of the dog. Later, Roxy was certified in search and rescue trials, and he was well on his way to being certified to work in search and rescue K-9 units, but then he moved with his owner to Newfoundland. Roxy also received some certificates in dog show rings in Finland. He has participated in tracking, obedience and some search and rescue here in Newfoundland as well, and now as fun in agility :)
Ruby Quimmik - ADC. Born April 4, 2007. she is the little red dog of hope. She was adopted at 7 weeks from St. John's Humane Services. She was predicted to be a beagle terrier cross, but her stumpy legs and ballet stance make her more likely a terrier corgi cross. Of course, her very vocal cheeping means that she is also rumored to be part red squirrel. Ruby enjoys running agility with her momma, playing with her elderly beagle sister Tillicum Daisy, burrowing like a gerbil under blankets and beds, and watching the world go by from the dog clubhouse in the front window of the house.
Sailor - (Garrison’s Tall Ship; born March 10, 2011) is an Australian Shepherd who came to Newfoundland from Nova Scotia when he was 13 weeks old. His intelligence and persistent personality has made him a joy to train. He loves to play tug and Frisbee and enjoys long hikes, rough housing with Miss Chip and is a counter-surfer extraordinaire. Although we train mostly in agility we have also dabbled in obedience. Sailor is an eager worker and fantastic team mate.
Sasha - FD, FDX is a Border Collie mixed with something small, who was born in 2004 and adopted from the Humane Services as a pup. Sasha loves to laze around in a soft comfy bed, run circles around the other dogs at the dog park, herd people and other dogs (although she has never been taught, guess it's just natural) but her main loves are Flyball, and Agility. She has a big dog personality in a small dog package and a big set of lungs to go along with it!
Sherman -(AKA Ch Hargrindobes Katsky Sherman) He was born March 2011. His mother and father, Katie and Sky, are both members of Nada as is his half sister Nadja. Sherman is incredibly agile and determined- jumps on tables, opens doors and garbage bins and can be a delight and a real challenge!
Spencer - He is a miniature schnauzer born in 2004 at Markwin Kennels in St. John's. He is very spirited and "talks" when he is having a puppy-massage. He loves to run with his ears flapping in the breeze. He rarely meets a dog that he doesn't like, as long as they know he is the boss. He loves to chew on tarter buster bones, do laps around the shed in the backyard, and spar with his step-brother, Ryker, another miniature schnauzer. Spencer has dabbled in obedience and is a new-comer to agility, setting out to prove that miniature schnauzers can-so be trained!
Sky - BPIS, BIS, RN. (AKA Gr Ch Heartfelt's Zin V Touchstone) He is a Doberman from Texas, who was born in 2004. His name is short for Vronsky. He is busy in the show ring, rally obedience and agility, collecting several titles and managing to place absolute last with his mistress in an agility match. He is just a really sweet Dobe who drools a lot, and insists on sleeping in the bed. He lives with his fur-sisters, Katie, Nadja, Niki and the 175lb Dane, Frida!
Spiro - (AKA Spi) He is a Husky/Lab mix from Natuashish, Labrador. He was born around July 10th 2013 and was found motherless under a shed along with his 7 brothers and sisters. He was shy at first, but has learned to be a confident and goofy dude! He loves being active, and absolutely adores agility. He has completed beginners foundations along with levels 1, 2, 3 and almost 4! He's a wonderful and quirky boy who is a joy to be around.
Talise - (AKA Vespera Etched Ice) Her name is Indian for Beautiful Water. She was born in Saskatchewan in 2010. Her owner cannot say it was an easy puppyhood as Aussies like Talise are VERY hard work as they are naturally mouthy, tenacious and extremely clever. Teaching Talise crate games helped greatly with her self control issues and she continues to amaze her handler with the smarts and the passion for working whilst also always wanting to please. In no time at all, Talise got her AKC BN and Rally Advanced titles in Alaska. Whilst in St. John’s, Talise’s skills learned as a puppy on contacts and distance work were fine-tuned and developed amazingly thanks to the excellent trainers at NADA. Her first AAC trial resulted in a 1st place and an AAC leg in Starters Agility before she was 20 months old. Talise has the skillset to go all the way in obedience to Utility but needs time to mature to cope with show stress. She is a real sweetie around puppies and has played carefully and gently with a litter of 5 week old Dalmatian puppies.
Taz - She is a black (mostly) lab and was born around December 2003. She was adopted in December 2004 from the Tippecanoe County Humane Society in Indiana in the US. Taz is short for "Tasmanian Devil" and her name reflects her energy level and personality!
Taz - (AKA Jenric's Taz Mania) He is a Gold/Black Mask Shih Tzu born on March 30, 2011 in Holyrood, NL. Shih Tzu means little lion, but there's nothing fierce about this breed, especially Taz. He is a loyal, affectionate, clever, and fun-loving dog who loves nothing more than to follow his people from room to room! He started agility classes in the Fall of 2013 and successfully completed Level 5 in 2014. He absolutely loves tunnels and the dog walk and gets very excited when he knows he is going to the barn to practice!
Teyla - She is a labrador retriever/smooth coated border collie cross, is an 8 month old rescue from the SPCA that was hand-picked by her handler for dog sports training. Having moved from Nova Scotia in January, Teyla and her lesser half have joined NADA's Level 2 Agility class, having grown up from 12 weeks old learning Silvia Trkman puppy skills, tricks, and handling foundations. Team Little T is enjoying learning about Susan Garrett and Dave Munnings agility methodologies from the NADA instructors, and Teyla will be competing in agility when she is fully grown. She is also looking forward to doing some flyball training when her owner can fit it in! In her spare time, Teyla likes to play fetch, lick the cats, and go for hikes.
Tobi - She is an All Canadian with predominantly Springer Spaniel traits. She was born Aug. 4, 2009. As of May 2012, Tobi had advanced with her junior handler to Intermediate 1R. Tobi had also completed in search and rescue and is continuing in Canine Search and Rescue Training. She is very people friendly, loves other dogs and is especially fond of cats. She is very motivated, high energy and smart. Tobi has enriched the lives of her human companions/family and they all hope to be involved with NADA for many years. Tobi's family loves her and are so glad they found her!
Tucker - He is a beagle mix who was born September 2005, rescued as a puppy and adopted from Heavenly Creatures. He slowly warmed his owner's hearts and was a very easy dog to train. He has done flyball and agility and loves to train for agility in the barn. He has trained in Search and Rescue with his handler in which he did very well. Tucker took a break from 2013-2014 due to a TPLO procedure on both knees, but now that he's recovered he's like a puppy again and ready to keep moving! Tucker lives with his little sister, Caprica.
Tutka - HT, PT, RN, RA, RE, CD, NAJ, JSN. (AKA BeBoni Ice Blizzard) She was born in Anchorage, Alaska in 2008. She is Nigel’s blue eyed princess. Considered not conformation material at 13.25’ tall and without a perfect bite, her owners were asked if they thought she could compete in performance. They took her home to Machjic and Misle and she quickly decided that being 11 weeks old was no reason why she could not be top dog! This larger-than-life attitude has meant that by 2 years old Tutka had obtained AKVC Herding titles (HT + PT), Rally Excellent (RN, RA & RE), then her Novice Obedience title (CD). In 2 trials got her AKC Novice Agility Jumpers Title (NAJ). For fun we did the ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) agility and she got her Jumpers Standard Novice (JS-N)! She then went to Scotland and won Obedience classes with over 35 other dogs, and was nominated for the Crufts Inter-regional Team event tryouts! After Crufts, she flew to St. John’s, where, within 6 weeks of hitting the island, she won 2 first places and 2 HITs at her first CKC Obedience trial! She obtained her CKC CD (with another HIT performance). For a conformation reject, she proves that Shelties are a working breed and looking pretty is a tiny part of the whole.
Yoshi - He is a border collie who was born in 2010, and was adopted by us in 2014. He's very lovable, and a total momma's boy, But he's also very highly driven. His favourtie things in the world are tennis balls and frisbees. His happy hour is when he's at the arena. Doesn't matter what he's doing, He's happy to just be working. He's a fantastic dog, and we can't imagine our lives without him.