I had to judge an AHBA trial in Nevada this last weekend. Decided to take Singer along to compete. The drive up was about 12 hours and this was the first time
Singer had been in a motel. After the long confined drive and a night in the motel we went to the trial. Other then a few short walks Singer was crated in the car. When it was his time to compete you can imagine he was full of energy and ready to go. For the most part he did well. A couple of sheep broke off at one point and he chased them around getting a warning from the judge. In his class he was the only non-border collie. He took third place. Comments from the crowd were “That was the most exciting run all day.”, “What fun it is to watch a dog that really enjoys herding.”, “He’s going to be one tough dog to beat in the future.” and “where did you find this dog?”. What is really funny is the way Singer responds to the crowd. After doing a ribbon pull, which was part of the course, the on lookers let out a cheer. As the crowd cheered Singer stopped what he was doing and gave them a look as if to take a bow. On Sunday I was the judge so he could only run to qualify and not place or win any award. Well it was raining but he was very wound up and a handful to handle but he completed the course. If it had counted for placement Singer would have won the class and also won the award offered for highest combined score for a started dog. The judge that scored us commented “Really nice dog. Good handling.” Everyone was very impressed with the work of such a young GSD. Singer is now Alta Tollhaus Just a Singer HT,PT, HIC, JHD, HRDIs.