FLAGTREE'S CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF
" Capt'n Kirk "
( AKC ) BN, CD, RE, OA, OAJ, OF, CA, CGCA ( pointed and herding instinct tested)
( USDAA ) AD, ASA, SS, SR, SJ
( TDAA ) TIAD, TG3,
FLAGTREE MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
" KIRK "
Date Of Birth : July 6, 2013
Height : 15 inches / 20 pounds ( performance weight & wicket height )
MDR1 : Normal / Normal ( tested thru WSU )
PRA-prcd : CLEAR thru parentage / also tested ( OptiGen )
HSF4-2 : CLEAR thru parentage / also tested ( OptiGen )
CEA/CH : CLEAR / NORMAL ( OptiGen )
CMR1 : CLEAR / Normal ( OptiGen )
cd (m) : NORMAL ( OptiGen )
CERF : OFA Eye Exam - Normal / Normal
Heart : OFA Cardiac - Normal / Normal
DM : CLEAR / NORMAL ( GenSol )
HU : CLEAR / NORMAL ( GenSol )
Elbows : OFA : NORMAL
Hips : OFA : EXCELLENT
DNA : AKC Profiled
Offspring : Coming soon
Owner / Trainer / Handler : Cheryl Warren ( Pendleton, South Carolina )
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Kirk is a fun-loving, active boy and thanks to the dedication of his
co-pilot, he is a "highly decorated" ( titled ) captain : )
ALL BEFORE THE AGE OF 2 YEARS, KIRK HAD TITLES OR LEGS
IN ADVANCED RALLY, OPEN AGILITY, OBEDIENCE, HERDING and
BARN HUNT. What a team !!
Kirk is "sturdy and agile with bone that is moderate and in proportion
to body size and height without extremes". He is a "highly versatile,
energetic dog" He is "an excellent athlete with superior intelligence
and a willingness to please".
We love Kirk's size - he is right in the middle of the height standard
for a male and has many nice qualities to offer our breeding program
someday. Really looking forward to a puppy from him in the future.
*** Kirk is not available at public stud ..... he is only available by private treaty
and only to select responsible breeders who want to keep a performance dog
from the litter he sires. FLAGTREE stud contract and dual agreement by both
Cheryl and Tammy required.
See some of Cheryl and Kirk's adventures below . . . and stay tuned
as they seek, explore and boldly go on their missions together.
Very proud of this crew !
Captain Kirk in his Trekkie uniform ... LOL
Now onto some lessons .....
At 9 months of age Kirk gets two qualifying passes for his AKC
Herding Instinct Certificate ..... way to go young Cap't Kirk : )
Cap't Kirk made his agility debut at 12 months of age and brought
home two TDAA titles. He also qualified to move up and run in the
next level that same weekend .... what a good boy !
Soon as he was old enough for AKC agility he managed his first "Q"
with a first place at 15 months of age.
As a Miscellaneous breed, Kirk was able to try out conformation
one weekend. Doing this, and earning a herding Q earlier
that morning, earned him a special award from the Mid-America
Miniature American Shepherd Club.
Now that MAS are in the herding group, Cheryl and Kirk will very
occasionally give the conformation ring a whirl ( when time away
from their other activities permits ). Cheryl was the only owner-
handler at the first show she attended after MAS had full AKC
recognition .... considering it's a new sport to her, and she is still
learning how to show, I think it's really cool and I'm proud of her !
Cheryl with 9 month old Kirk, after earning a Qualification toward his
AKC herding instinct test.
Kirk in AKC Rally Advanced. I have a better photo where he is not forging .....
but oh how he loves his mama. Gotta love that " watchful expression ".
Such a " loyal companion and biddable worker".
Captain Kirk meets flying saucers !!
Kirk is in the perfect home. Had Cheryl not taken him, he would still be
here with me and we'd never know the scope of this little guy's versatility.
Thank you Cheryl, for all of your extra efforts in training Kirk and his cousin
( Spice ) in multiple activities ..... you're amazing !
When we decided to breed Rita to Ziggy, I was hoping for a small blue
male from this breeding and Cheryl wanted a blue female. The only two
males were tri colors, so I took my chance with the smaller of the two..
Kirk had "performance" written all over him and I convinced Cheryl to take
him home on a trial basis and see what she thought. The rest is history : )
The blue merle female ( photo below ) that Cheryl was hoping for, had less
"drive", but had a great "on / off " switch. See the amazing "Sammy", who
is a super companion and service dog !
Waiting for mom to come home - " devoted and loyal "
Waiting for mom to say go - " versatile and easily trained,
performing his assigned tasks with great style and enthusiasm"
" Alert, attentive and intelligent "
Another Busy Year For Kirk & Cheryl
More photos and info to be added soon !