Below is more information on our wonderful boys. These dogs have made a great many of my dreams come true. Please check our their individual pages for additional information and pictures.
I am SO very proud of all the pups these boys have produced, and the many activities their owners have pursued! Please check out our page of Brags for Magic and Merlin's kids! And see our Breedings to find information about past litters sired by our boys, and upcoming litters sired by Merlin.
MACH ATCH NATCH CH Show Me Howe to Highland Fling, RA, AXP, AJP, S-EJC, O-TN-E, TG-E, WV-E, HP-N, NADAC Elite Versatility Award, DNA-CP, HIC (Merlin)
Merlin is a handsome and stunning boy. He has lots of drive, and is a real showman. He earned his Herding Instinct Certificate in June of 2002. Merlin's hips are OFA GOOD, his elbows are OFA NORMAL, and his eyes are cleared and CERFd yearly. He has also been DNA'd through ASCA for his DNA-CP, and his AKC DNA profile number is V540430.
Rally Dog! Merlin earned his first RE leg on 1/16/10 at the Tacome KC trial, with a 4th place!
Merlin LOVES his agility! It is his favorite activity. I'm so proud of this dog. He has a super attitude, and always works hard. Watch for him in AKC, as well as NADAC and ASCA agility trials in the Western WA area! >>Photo on Right: Merlin taking a jump at the ASCA Nationals in Greeley, CO, Sept. 2009. Photo by Dynamic Dog Photos.
2011 Agility Updates:FLASH! Merlin finishes his ATCH on 10/9/11, with a lovely Regular run! That makes two agility Championships in one year! (Merlin completed his MACH on 3/5/11!) What a GOOD boy!! :-) Now on to a PACH and ATCH2!! (ATCH picture to come soon!)
Merlin's gorgeous MACH picture, with judge Jan Skurzynksi! Picture by Nina's Photography.com.
Merlin's MACH Run!
Merlin's NATCH picture, with judge Randy Hand! Picture by Angie Atkinson.
Merlin showing in BOB at the 2008 ASCA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. He made the first cut! Picture by Dynamic Dog Photos.
GREAT news! Merlin takes his first BOB win on July 5, 2009, at the PM show under judge Laura Diebold! Yipee!!! THEN, he got to compete with all the other Bests from the entire day - the AM and PM BOB winners from Intact and Altered, the best Veterans, and the BOB Puppy from Puppy Sweeps - and Merlin was picked Best In Show! WOW! What a great end to a wonderful weekend! Thank-you so much to Laura Diebold for our fun win!
7/5/09 (PM) BOB & BIS under ASCA Provisional Breeder Judge Laura Diebold (Picture Below!)
2/2/02 RWD & BOB Puppy at Seattle KC.
11/17/02 RWD at Whidbey Island KC.
Merlin taking his first BOB win - AND Best In Show - under ASCA Provisional Judge Laura Diebold on 7/5/09 at the PM show. THANK-YOU!! Picture by Ascension Photography.
ASCA/CKC CH Topgun's Black Magic, RE, NAP, NJP, NFP, AX, OAJ, RV-E, JV-E-OP, GS-E, EAC, S-EJC, OGC, TG-E, TN-E, O-WV-N, HP-N, NADAC Novice Versatility Award, DNA-CP, HIC (Magic)
Magic is really Chris' dog, but Mom gets to train and show him! Lucky MOM! Magic is a gorgeous and loving boy, who tries hard to please. He earned his Herding Instinct Certificate in 2002 on both ducks and sheep. His hips are OFA GOOD, his elbows are OFA NORMAL and eyes are cleared and CERFd yearly. Magic has also been DNA'd through ASCA for his DNA-CP, as well as DNA profiled through AKC #V395030.
Rally Dog, Too!! On January 16, 2010, Magic earned his Rally Excellent (RE) title! He earned all 3 of his Rally titles in 9 trials. What a good boy!
Agility Dog! Magic is a lot of fun to run in agility! Mom just has to remember to stay out of his way! LOL! He always tries his best, and I am so proud of him! I love to see him have a great time.
2011 Agility Updates: We hope to have another fun year! Magic is enjoying the NADAC games, and jumpers in all venues! He is running with a LOT of joy right now, which makes me very happy! He completed his Outstanding Novice Weavers (O-WV-N) title on Feb. 13, 2011. I'm so very tickled! I've also been entering Magic in some Preferred classes in AKC. He completed his Novice FAST Preferred (NFP) title on 9/24/11! Magic did a lovely job at the ZAP trial on 11/25/11 and finished his S-EJC title!
Mystic is our youngest boy! He was born November 20, 2008, and came home to us on January 14, 2009. This fun little fellow is one of Merlin's kids. I'm SO excited to have this special little boy. Thanks so much to Tina Sands of CTC Aussies for him. Mystic is DNA-VP through ASCA (our first VP dog!) 12/13/10 - Mystic's hips are OFA GOOD, and Elbows are NORMAL, and he now has a CHIC number, just like the big boys! :-) Mystic has fit into our family perfectly, and he enjoys playing with the other boys. He has grown up SO fast! What a love this boy is, and what a joy to have him. We adore this boy!
Mystic got to go and play show dog on 3/22/09! He showed great for me, and as the icing on the cake, he was Best of Breed Puppy at the AM show, and Best of Opposite Sex Puppy at the PM show!
Agility Dog! 2012 Updates: We are making so much progress! Mystic is driving on for me most of the time! So far this year, he's finished his AKC AX title and his ASCA RS-E title! I'm so proud of my "baby" boy!
-->>Photo on the right by Nina's Photography!
Mystic's Elite Jumpers & Regular runs from the ASCA trial on 5/19/12.
(Running with "Uncle" Gerhard - Thanks so much!)
Picture by NinasPhotography.com
BOSP on 3/22/09 PM under judge Katie Edwards.
Mystic's front, at 7 1/2 months old. Photo taken by Tina Sands at the ASC of WA Summer Spectacular on July 3, 2009.
Our Boys Having Fun!
In Jan. 2004, we had a rare "big" snowstorm! Duncan, Merlin and Magic had a blast playing in all that neat white stuff! Below Merlin and Magic are having fun running in our friend Jan's 30 acre field. Such happy (and dirty!) boys! Thanks to Jan for the great action shot! Check out the Aussie Alki Adventure for more fun!
Magic and Mystic running in the big field at Argus!