Favorite Toy: Kong Wubba, or anything you can throw or play tug with
Favorite Food: Chicken Hot Dogs, Blue Buffalo
Favorite Walk: Off-leash in the woods
Best Tricks: Far too many to list.
Arrival Story: Ever since obtaining a retired herding Border Collie as a child, I developed a love for the breed.
Some years later, I was introduced to the world of "dog sports" though the program Top Dogs. I was hooked.
Thus started my research on the Border Collie breed, and seeking out breeders who's stock suited my wants.
I came across Hollowshot Border Collies and decided quite quickly. Back then, this breeder produced pups for both form and function. After months of communication and ensuring our household was ready, we went to visit the most recent litter.
Cobain's dam Floss greeted us lovingly and welcomed us to visit her 2 week old litter. Both parents were black and white. Out of the 5 pup litter, 3 were "gold" and white.
The little blonde half ruff with the perfect little spot on his head was whom I chose.
In the ensuing weeks, we visited Cobain and his littermates 3 more times. Watching him progress in those young vital weeks solidified that he was my pup. Even at 5 weeks old, there was something special about him.
Bio: Cobain was my "intro to sports" dog.
As much as I tried activities such as Flyball, Agility, and Disc with Oz, he never really performed for the love of the activity, but more the pay off. And who could really fault the little beagle?
But I wanted a dog that loved the work.
Cobain is more than I could have ever hoped for in a dog...And could ever hope for in the future. He's calm, composed, and even appears downright lazy, up until I say "go"
I've heard often at trials the fellow competitors who feel he will be slow or wont be a "threat." That is, until they see him in action.
He takes off like a rocket and all it takes is that one little word.
7 years, and still going strong. The possibilities are endless.