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NZ CH CH AGILE CALL ME HIAs HSBs (aka: ‘Bugs’)

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Sire: Crestvale Lord Rueben
Dam: Agile Touch Of Paradise

Although a Champion across two continents, Bugs really is more than a pretty face; his enthusiasm in the herding arena is that of pure joy, doing what a Border Collie is supposed to do, on REAL stock. Multiple High Score in Trial, Bugs has done some lovely work, and this is mainly because he has the natural instinct and ability to read and work the stock, despite being hampered by his handler, Sheryl. Mind you, he has also done some work that is, ahem more “yippeeee” than work (but we still love him).

As a conformation dog, his true to type, and stealth movement, earned him his New Zealand Championship whilst he was across the ditch for a few months in 2018. Not many would send an older dog away for the title, but it is also argued not many dogs over ten years of age could out move the younger dogs in competition like this boy did. Forever grateful to Mandy Hammett, who referred to Bugs as “the Grandson” for believing my boy could do it, and soothing words when I missed him terribly. Now, we miss her late-night chats terribly.

Watching Bugs with my father, in the final months of my fathers life was something special that I am grateful to have seen. A loving temperament, he persisted in smooching up to my Dad who had never known the joy of a companion animal, to a man that would absent-mindedly stoke Bugs head whilst watching television.

The final image I have of Mandy and Bugs – we both agreed it didn’t turn out too bad (thankyou Caroline). They say the eyes are the window to the soul, and all we see is love, love, love.
NZ Ch Ch Agile Call Me HIAs HSBs is owned, bred, loved and campaigned by Agile Kennels (Sheryl Pretty), Victoria

 
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