OTCH & CH Austlyn's Claybank Keeper AGN, AGNS, AGNJ, AGNJS, RA, MADC, MSDC, AGDC, RAMCL, TT, WD, (Am) CDX, RE (D)

                                                                              "B" OFA good elbows normal BAER - normal

Keeper is a breeders dream...and Ann Gunderson is a breeders dream of a person to find that gives a home to a dog and continues to prove that dog in so many different venues.  I cannot say enough about either Ann or Keeper without sounding gushy!!  Ann came to meet the boy I thought would be just right for the activities she wanted to do with a cattle dog.  Ann arrived down from Canada with her friend and maybe 5 very large gorgeous Pointers.  Keeper was not at all intimidated walking underneath all these giants, he fit in from the start.  Ann kept me updated and the time went on and there were so many many venues they were doing together successfully.  EVERY title that K.eeper garnered was with Ann, I finally got to see them in action at the 2007 Canadian Nationals in BC, Canada.  That boy was so focused on Ann it was understandable why they were doing so well, plus he is one of those silly boys that does everything with a huge cattle dog grin!

Ann gets to take Keeper to work also, she is a teacher and you can see in the photos below that this is another adventure he relishes.  I have asked Ann to write her own reflection of her and Keeper and I will add that very soon.  I am so proud of these two that my jaw hurts from grinning to read about them

This links to a page with a short article on Keeper   Keeper in Agility
Another article from the Agility club                            Keeper and Ann

This is one of my favorite  links on Keeper  doing   Agility at Chuckanut  

I asked Ann to write about Keepers performance history -- WOW..I am so impressed!!  At least we now know how she stays so slim!!

When I first called Lynda about a cattle dog, she asked me what I wanted. I told her that I wanted a dog that could do everything. She did not let me down. Keeper, at 6 years in Apr 2010, has earned 34 titles and some very nice accomplishments.

At the American ACD National specialty in 2007, Keeper won the American Bred class. He also finished his AKC CDX and earned two legs towards his Rally Excellent title. That same weekend he earned two agility legs. Now that’s versatility.

At the Canadian ACD National specialty of the same year, Keeper won Reserve High in Trial in Obedience.

Keeper was Number 3 Obedience ACD in Canada in 2006 and 2007.
He made Number 1 Obedience ACD in Canada in 2008.

As 6 year old he has earned 3 Championships in Canada: Conformation Champion, Obedience trial Champion, and just recently Agility Trial Champion of Canada.

Thank you Lynda, for the most amazing dog. My 24/7 companion and friend who wants nothing more than to be at my side and figure out just what it is I want him to do.

ATChC & OTCH & CH Austlyn's Claybank Keeper CKC RE, AAC MSCDC, ExSt Bronze, Bronze Award of Merit, ExSnBronze, CARO REMCL, CKC AGN, AGNS, AGNJ, AGNJS, TT, WD, AKC CDX, RE

#1. 14 months - CKC CD
#2. 16 months - AKC CD
#3. 18 months - AKC RN (Rally Novice)
#4. 2 years - TT (Temperament Tested)
#5. 2 yrs 2 mos - CKC CDX
#6. 2 yrs 3 mos - AKC RA (Rally Advance)
#7. 2 yrs 7 mos - CKC Conformation Championship
#8. 3 yrs 3 mos - CKC AGN (Agility Novice)
#9. 3 yrs 3 mos - CKC AGNJ (Jumpers with Weaves Novice)
#10. 3 yrs 5 mos - AKC CDX
#11. 3 yrs 5 mos - WD (Working Dog Certificate ACDCC)
#12. 3 yrs 7 mos - AKC RE (Rally Excellent)
#13. 3 yrs 9 mos - ADC (AAC Agility Dog of Canada)
#14. 3 yrs 9 mos - SGDC (AAC Starters Games Dog of Canada)
#15. 4 yrs 3 mos - CKC Utility Dog-Obedience Trial Champion
#16. 4 yrs 8 mos - CKC RN ( Rally Novice)
#17. 4 yrs 9 mos - AAC AADC (Advanced Agility Dog of Canada)
#18. 4 yrs 9mos - CARO RNMCL (Rally Novice Magna Cum Laude)
#19. 4 yrs 11mos - CARO RAMCL (Rally Advance Magna Cum Laude)
#20. 2 weeks short of 5 years - AGDC (Advanced Games Dog of Canada)
#21. 5 yrs 2mos - MADC (Masters Agility Dog of Canada)
#22. 5 yrs 3mos - CKC AGNS (Agility Novice Special)
#23. 5 yrs 3mos - CKC AGNJS (Agility Novice Jumpers Special)
#24. 5 yrs 4mos - CKC Rally Advance
#25. 5 yrs 4mos - AAC MSDC (Master Snooker Dog of Canada)
#26. 5 yrs 4mos - CKC Rally Excellent
#27. 5 yrs 6mos - AAC MJDC (Master Jumper Dog of Canada)
#28 5yrs 7mos - AAC MSCDC (Masters Steeplechase Dog of Canada)
#29 5yrs 10yrs - AAC Expert Standard Bronze (10 Q's in Master Standard)
#30 5yrs 11mos - CARO REMCL (Rally Excellent Magna Cum Laude)
#31 6yrs 2mos - AAC MGDC (Master Gamblers Dog of Canada)
#32 6yrs 2mos - ATChC - Agility Trial Champion of Canada
#33 6yrs 2mos - AAC Bronze Award of Merit- 10 Master Standard Qs and 25 Games Qs
#34 6yrs 2mos - AAC Expert Snooker Bronze

Sire: Am CH Bobern's Our Son Joe
Dam: Am CH Austlyn's Bold As Brass

This picture is of Keeper and Ann and the judge when they earned the Agility Trial Championship of Canada and their Bronze award of merit.
This is Keeper at the Nationals   I LOVE this pic!!   CONGRATS  Ann!!!
Keeper is out of  AKC CH Bobern's Our Son Joe and Am CH Austlyn's Bold As Brass
Ann and Keeper (11 years old in 2015) garnering their latest titles

3 new Nose Work titles today. NW3, NW 3 Containers and NW3 Interiors​​     June 2015