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Monday, November 1, 2010


Mick and T-shirt Over Long Underwear Girl

This is blog is about Mick today.  He is second Border Collie I have owned.  He is a very good guy, honest and always tries hard.  I bought him when he was a little over 3 years old after Scott Glen ran him as a Nursery dog.  I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time to be able to acquire such a talented and well started dog.  Mick has taught me many things about sheep and I have gained tons of experience at the post with him.  This weekend he finished his HTCh  in the AHBA ( http://www.ahba-herding.org/ ) program.

I have retired Mick from running USBCHA Open.  He has some health problems that make it very difficult for him to run at that level.  The last time I ran him was in May at Fido's Farm in the AHBA Triherdalon trial.  We scored a 99 out of possible 100 points.

Mick and Tanya

Since then Tanya has been working him.  In July they went to Sheep camp at Fido's Farm for 5 days.  They came back from that really looking like a team!  This was Tanya and Mick's first AHBA trial.  On Friday they scored a 91 and earned one championship point.  On Saturday they were second in the HRD III class with a 93 and were Reserve High in Trial earning the tenth and final championship point.  I am very proud of Tanya, she has put in a lot of hard work.

Mick is going to be a very good teacher for Tanya and hopefully she will learn as much as I have from him.  He will make her a great handler.  He is not an easy dog to run and he will make her work hard, I believe they will succeed!

I love this dog!
Memory Lane


  1. Professor Mick has taken on a new understudy. Good Luck Tanya.

  2. Nice post. Here are some pics of Mick and his half-brothers.

  3. Glad to see you still love Mick. I had him most of his life before I sold him to you and he ran great for me in USBCHA and ASCA...so it is nice to see that he is doing well in a new venue. Scott ran him for me at the Nursery Finals and he placed just out the top 10 placing. It's good to see that Tanya is running him and doing well now. He was a real find for me as a older pup! He is a talented dog wth a ton of heart.