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  • Sassy’s sweep of Success (3/24/2016) - Happy new year and welcome to The Canine College.  Since we last spoke my great little dog Sassy aka Working trials champion Ryan’s Daughter has been on something of a roll winning six green stars.  She has won three this
  • A successful trip to the UK (4/29/2015) - Sassy won at Flintham Nottinghamshire for the second year in a row.  Winning her second Working dog excellent qualification and she also qualified at Banbury Oxford in the Tracking Dog stake.  She has now qualified to work the ‘ticket’ or
  • The IKC top show dog awards 2014 (2/27/2015) - Top working trials dog of the year. Working trials champion Sassy.  
  • Summer shows and dog days (7/21/2014) - WT CH Sassy won a blue rosette at the BCCOI show and came second in Novice obedience yesterday. Bodie the border terrier won a red one in agility grade 1-2 at the ISDA show at Clomel on July 6  
  • Second to None (4/28/2014) - Irish Working Trials Champion Sassy does it again…..by winning both of her competitions in the UK.  She competed at Flintham Nottingham on a Friday in the Working Dog Championship stake and qualified and won the class on 193/200 marks.  We
  • we are the champions! (1/21/2014) - Another great day out with my dog at the Border Collie Club of Ireland working Trial Judge John West (UK) Sassy played a blinder and got 200 marks out of 220 to gain her second win in the tracking dog
  • We Won! (1/11/2014) - On foot of our recent disappointment we put a lot of work into our sendaway and redirect and it paid off. Miss Sassy won the Tracking Dog stake at Fingal trial in Ashbourne last week. She worked very hard on
  • Winners never quit (12/19/2013) - We enjoyed a very successful season last year with Pele gaining his of Working Trials champion title. Now it is Sassy’s turn in Championship. I am very pleased with her progress, as it is quite a leap for a young
  • Carlow show (10/1/2013) - It was a beautiful hot day, well perhaps not for the dogs. Sassy put in a good round but just pipped at the post once again by her anticipation on the retrieve. Sign of a very clever dog! Although getting
  • successful summer (9/6/2013) - Due to a busy work season we only entered a few shows this summer. Both Bodie the Border and Sassy the collie did very well in Agility & Obediance. Winning lots of blue rosettes and one big red one for