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Call Name: Player
Nick Names: Play, Dude, Mr. Perfect
DOB: 3/15/2012

Color: ee red merle, carries tricolor, red (B/b), and dilute
Length: medium rough

Height: 21.5"
Weight: 44.5 lbs


CEA/CH: Normal (all tested through Optimal Selection)
TNS: Normal
CL: Normal
IGS: Normal
DM: Normal
MDR1: Normal
SN: Normal
PLL: Normal
BCG: Normal
DH/RS: Normal
EAOD: Normal

BAER: Normal 
CERF/CAER: Normal 

OFA Elbows: Normal
OFA Shoulders: Normal
OFA Patellas: Normal
OFA Hips: Fair
PennHIP: 70th Percentile
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Litters (click on each link to meet the puppies!):

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About Player

Player is our handsome ee-red merle Border Collie. Apart from his good looks, incredibly sound temperament, and great structure this boy can do it all.  He has an amazing work ethic. He pours his heart into everything you ask of him and his smile is contagious. This boy just LOVES life. 

He truly excels at everything he tries -- agility, dock diving, frisbee, herding, and lure coursing. In agility, he progressed quickly and in only 3 shows he was competing in the Masters level, already hitting 7.0+YPS in several Jumpers runs. He is a powerful dog, nice jumper, with nice turning ability and lovely natural distance. He uses his body very well both on and off the course.  At just over 4 years of age with limited trialing, Player earned his Master Agility Champion (MACh). 

Player loves dock diving and frisbee when he is not tearing it up on the agility course! His personal best in dock diving is 25'8" and earned an invite to compete at the 2015 Ultimate Air Dogs (UAD) Nationals as well as an invite to compete at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Qualifier in Boston, MA. He set a High Score Record in Skyhoundz Frisbee in 2013 in a game called Spot Landing (53 points) as well as another World Record in 2015 for Pairs Distance and Accuracy. He is a fast and consistent dog in all of the Skyhoundz Discdogathon events and we look forward to seeing how he does this fall in the 2015 World Finals. But he doesn't stop there -- Player is a real showstopper in Xtreme Distance, being a World Finalist in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He took 5th in the World Finals in 2013 and 8th in the World in 2014 in one of the Xtreme events. His big stride chases down that frisbee disc effortlessly. He has incredible hang-time in the air for the disc and on the dock....something most Border Collies don't typically possess. He will work for anyone and give them 100% each time -- he has a quick hand off and great tracking abilities.

In 2016, Player became a World Champion in Time Trial (frisbee). He placed 2nd in Spot Landing and he took 5th in Pairs Distance/Accuracy. He also placed fourth in the North American Diving Dogs (NADD) Championships in Orlando, Florida competitive event of Air Retrieve with an impressive snag of 21'.  He finished the year as the number one Border Collie in NADD for Master Air Retrieve. 
In early 2017, Player went to the AKC National Agility Championship and after three clean rounds in his first ever agility finals, cumulatively placed 10th out of ~ 400 dogs in the 20" class, which earned him a spot in the Finals! In NADD, he was once again the top Border Collie in Master Air Retrieve with his son Shazam as the #4 and daughter Kitty as the #7 Border Collie (both from his 2014 litter to Jenga!).
In 2018, we took time to focus on our new business so training and trialing have taken a temporary backseat. Player still qualified for the NADD National Championships along with 7 of his kids as well as made the top 10 in the Skyhoundz Classic World Finals and then finish strong in 6th place out of 100+ of the best teams in the World. 
Player has been mostly retired from high level agility and disc competition due to an agility related injury at the end of 2018, but still actively competes in dock diving and most of the disc events as well as comes out for a few of our half-time events and demonstrations. 
In 2020, he won the NADD Gulf Coast Regionals in V. Senior Distance and Senior Air Retrieve, with a perfect round going clean from 15-18'. Two of his kids became Regional Champions as well, Shazam (xJenga!) in Master Distance and Hush (xRemedy) in Junior Distance. Shout! (xSiri) placed 4th in a highly competitive Senior division. We are so proud of Player and his kids!! 
In 2021, after an almost 3 year hiatus from agility competitions, Player and I are hitting the courses to finish those last 5 QQ's needed for this MACh2. He also finished his Rally Novice title and will be hitting the lure coursing and herding field later in the year, too. 

When Player is not working, he is happy to hang out on the couch or sleep in the bed at night.  He is quite the couch potato and loves to ride "shot gun" in the car. He's a fantastic traveler and is up for anything. He is very affectionate and loves to be with his "mom". He loves to help me teach in my classes and loves even more to run for new students to help them perfect their timing. Player has so much heart and lives each day to the max.  He is an old soul and when you meet him he acts like he has known you his entire life.  We are so thrilled to share our lives with this boy and several of his progeny.


Player and 15/51 of his kids at the 2018 family reunion. Player currently has 37 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids.
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*2013 Skyhoundz World Finalist, 5th place XTreme Classic*
*2014 Skyhoundz World Finalist, 8th place XTreme Unlimited*
*2014 Skyhoundz "High Score" for Spot Landing (53 points)*
*2014 USDDN World Finalist*
*2014 Qualified for the AKC Agility National Championship (NAC)*
*2015 Skyhoundz World Record for D/A (28.5 points)*
*2015 UAD Spring Splash Regional Winner, 25'8" jump*
*2015 Ultimate Air Dogs World Finalist*
*2015 Skyhoundz World Finalist in Discdogathon, XTreme, and Classic*
*2015 PPPIDC Eastern Regional Invitee (dock diving)*
*2016 Skyhoundz World Finalist in Discdogathon, Xtreme, and Classic *
*Master Agility Champion, April 2016*
*2016 Qualified for the AKC Agility National Championship (NAC)*
* 2016 Skyhoundz World Champion -- Time Trial, September 2016*
*2016 Skyhoundz Runner Up -- Spot Landing, September 2016*
*2016 NADD Championship Finals, 4th place in competitive Master Air Retrieve (21') December 2016*
*2016 NADD National Breed Rankings Master AR, Top Border Collie*
*2017 AKC NAC placed 10th cumulatively after 3 rounds, earning a spot in the Finals finishing in top 20*
*2017 Qualified for NADD Championship Finals in Air Retrieve, placed 14th in competitive Master Division*
*2017 NADD National Breed Rankings Master AR, Top Border Collie*
*2017 Skyhoundz World Finalist, Classic and DDAT*
*2017 USDDN World Finalist, placed 8th/60+ teams*
*2018 Skyhoundz World Finalist, DDAT and Classic*
*2018 Skyhoudz DDAT Finals, 4th place in Time Trial*
*2018 Skyhoundz Classic Finals, 6th place in Sport out of 100+ teams*
*2019 Qualified for NADD Championship 
Finals in Senior Division*
*2019 Ranked #1 Senior Division Dog in NADD*
*2020 NADD Gulf Coast Regional CHAMPION in V. Senior Distance*
*2020 NADD Gulf Coast Regional CHAMPION in Senior Air Retrieve*



Skyhoundz Spot Landing

2017 AKC Nationals -- Round 2

2017 AKC Nationals -- Round 1