Congratulations to the NYOC members below who have won titles in 2014. We are very proud of you and your dogs!
And don’t miss going to the very end of the list to meet Sky and Sharon Palmer – a dog and handler who have won an exceptional number of titles. Sky and Sharon were also invited to represent Canada in the 2014 Agility trials for disabled people which were held in Hungary and Italy. Sky came home with a Bronze, a Silver and 2 Gold Medals.
Titles Earned 2014
Sharon Palmer and “Sky” Shetland Sheepdog CH. WTCH, ATChC, C-ATCH, U-CD, UR-03, Jubilee Dark Side of the Moon, VTCH, VCX, MVSN, CKC CD, MSCDC, ExGB, ExSB, AGMX, AGX, JS-N, ChST, RAE, CRNMCL, CRAMCL, CRXMCL, CRXT, CRS, FDCH-s, AKC HT, CKC HTT, CKC HI, HI-s, HA-d, SDI, AHBA HTADI-d, HTADII-s, HTDI-d, TT, CGN
In addition to the titles below, Sharon and Sky competed in the ParAgility World Cup in Hungary and Italy. (Agility is a timed competition where handlers direct their dogs through a numbered course, going over and through various obstacles, such as A-Frames, jumps, tunnels, teeter totter, and dog walk. Just like the Olympics have able bodied athletes and the Paralympics have athletes with disabilities, the IMCA World Cup Championship is for able bodied handlers and their dogs and the PAWC, ParAgility World Cup Championship is open to disabled handlers and their dogs.) Sky won Bronze and Silver in Standard and 2 Gold Medals in Jumpers. He will have a chance to defend his World Champion Title in Jumpers this year, as he has again been invited to represent Canada in the 2015 ParAgility World Cup in Austria.
But first and foremost, Sky is Sharon’s service dog. What a team!
|Title #||Organization||Title||Full Title|
|1||CKC||Ha-d||Herding Advanced – Ducks|
|2||CKC||SDI||SDI Stock Dog Intermediate Herding|
|3||AAC||ExG Bronze||Expert Gamble Bronze|
|4||AAC||ExS Bronze||Expert Snooker Bronze|
|5||CPE||CL5-R||CPE Level 5 -Regular- Agility|
|6||CPE||CL5-F||CPE Level 5 – Fun- Agility|
|7||CPE||CL5-H||CPE Level 5 – Handler- Agility|
|8||CPE||CL5||S CPE Level 5 Strategy- Agility|
|9||CPE||C-ATCH||CPE Agility Trial Champion Agility|
|10||CPE||ChST CPE||Champion Standard- Agility|
|11||ASCA||ATD-c||Advanced Trial Dog – Cattle- Herding|
|12||ASCA||WTCH||Working Trial Champion- Herding|
|13||ASCA||HTADII-s||Herding Trial Arena Dog Level 2-sheep|
Other Accomplishments in 2014
Since ASCA (Australian Shepherd Club of America) started offering Herding Trials in 1957, there have only been 5 Shelties, who have earned the WTCH title (Working Trial Champion). Sharon’s Tyler and Sky are 2 of these 5 dogs.
Sky qualified for the Canadian Herding Championship in 2014 and finished in 5th place in both Ducks and Sheep
Sky had a 10th place finish in Gambles at AAC Agility Regionals and qualified for Nationals but Sharon and Sky couldn’t go to the Nationals.
Sky qualified for the CPE Agility Nationals in the States and will go there in April 2015.