The AKC is Listening

Border Wars has been graced by a visit from the AKC. And you won’t believe me when I tell you that what brought them here is not my critique on them and the ABCA, not my atheism toward conformation standards, and not even my discussion of AKC supported agility, obedience, or herding events.

The AKC searched google for “USBCHA sheep herding finals” and since my “Barbie Collies Can Herd?” post is second on google (right after the venerable Meeker Trial page), I’ve lured them into my domain. Click on the image for proof:

I find it curious and interesting that someone in the AKC is looking into USBCHA trials. I also wonder if they learned a thing or two from my post (we’ll see if they start advertising Harley’s wins as ‘their’ wins, or proof that conformation isn’t ruining the breed) and I’ll keep an eye out on my traffic logs to see if they return. I’d love it if they’d leave a comment or two (same with you all, comments are like “good dog” to bloggers).

Although the AKC will NEVER gain the approval of the trialing community, for those of us who are not locked into any one group’s camp can only benefit by the AKC improving their standards for performance events, including herding.

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.