Skye is David's dog, although she has competed with
Natalie her whole career. David did train her for the first 12 months.
Skye is besotted by David, although she walks all over him. She can
have her sweet times but is often very cheeky. She barks when she is
locked outside and we are inside. She catches birds if I am late
feeding her. If you go mad at her she goes and tells Nitro off. So I
think she is very, very cheeky.
Skye has had many tragic experiences in her life. Once she attacked the
lawnmower and the blades chopped into her foot. Luckily she recovered.
Another time Skye was attacked by two large dogs. She was severely
injured, with 1/3 of her skin ripped off her. She had 300 internal and
100 external stiches as well as four drains. It took her many months to
recover. There has been a few other minor mishaps but she is still
here, happy and healthy. Nine lives for her.
Skye loves doing just about anything for food treats. She excels at
Agility, Flyball and tricks. Her trick repetoire includes spinning,
roll over, walking backwards, weaving in and out of your legs, jumping
over your back and many more including shake hands. She hates
obedience, especially the stays. Her favourite food is chicken, Natalie
has given up counting how many she has stolen off the kitchen bench.
She happily steals any other food as well, but chicken is her
favourite, her neck seems to grow an extra foot to reach the back of
the kitchen bench.
Her career highlights include:
1998 - Earned her Australian Agility Dog & Agility Dog titles.
1999 - Earned her Senior Australian Agility Dog & Agility Dog
2000 - Earned her Master Australian Agility Dog title. ADAA Grand Prix
Maxi Team Challenge - Runner-Up (Renegades). ADAA Maxi Dog of the Year
2001 - Earned her Australian Agility Team Dog title. ADAA Grand Prix
Maxi Team Challenge Winner (Box-A-Bits). ADAA Midi Dog of the Year -
Winner. ADAA Grand Prix Midi Individual Challenge - Third. FCAD Winter
Classic - Midi Winner.
2002 - Earned her Australain Agility Games Dog, Australian Agility
Champion, Jumping Dog, Flyball Dog Excellent (at her first comp) &
MAAD2 titles. ADAA Grand Prix Midi Individual Challenge Winner. ADAA
Midi Dog of the Year - Third. IAL - Midi Dog of the Year - Fourth, Part
of the ADAA Qld winning IAL Midi Team of the Year.
2003 - Earned her Flyball Dog Champion & MAAD3 titles.
2004 - After 10 months off for injury, Skye came back and has performed
extremely well. September - one of the first 2 dogs to earn an
International Certificate in the new ADAA Advanced class. Eukanuba
Grand Prix - 5th place Midi Individual Challenge and 2nd place Maxi
Team Challenge (The Golden Years).
2005 - Earned an ADAA Bronze Medallion.
2006 - Earned her Gamblers Dog and MAAD4 titles. Earned her Jumping Dog
Excellent and Jumping Dog Master titles. Earned an ADAA Silver
Medallion. Skye transferred to the Regular Programme Register at age
11.5. Earned her Regular Snooker Dog, Regular Australian Agility Games
Dog and Regular Master Australian Agility Dog and Regular Excellent
Agility Dog titles. Won the Veterans class for Midi dogs in the ADCQ
2007 - Earned her Regular Australian Jumping Dog, RAAGD3, RAAGD4,
RMAAD7, Agility Dog Open, Jumping Dog Open, Agility Dog Master, JDM2,
Dog, Snooker Dog Novice titles. Grand Prix -
1st Regular Open Midi Allround Challenge and 1st Regular Open Midi
2008 - She went on to compete all year, earning her RAJD2 in May
& RMAAD8 in October and finally retired in December 2008 at almost
14 years of age, gaining a clear round in her last run.