Marron’s Man Friday MAD, MGDC, AGX, FbD, ShD
Keon came to us as a 3-year-old dog right after I had returned home from my trip to France competing at the Agility World Championships. Keon’s breeder Mary had called me to ask if I knew of anyone who would be interested in an adult male with some “issues”. "He is in the wrong home," she said. "He is barking all the time, biting people and dogs and charging at big dogs. He has no recall and cannot be left alone or he will not settle." I said I would check around, but when Mary told me that Score was his mother, I asked her where I could pick him up? She asked what I wanted to know about him and I said I know all I need to know…Score is his mom…what more do I need?
Mary was correct about Keon’s issues. Everything they said about him was true. When the previous owner handed me the leash she said “good luck…you are gonna need it!”.
Keon and I clicked right away. With some patience and some training, he became a wonderful little pet and companion. I trialed him in agility up until earlier this year when he unfortunately became too ill to continue. He only needed one more leg to complete his Agility Trial Championship, and now that will never happen. He is in early retirement. The “title” does not make him any less of a dog. He has accomplished more than anyone ever expected of him and proved to everyone that when you go somewhere and you are loved, the little things just don’t matter. Keon is a clown….always joking around and encouraging everyone around him to do the same. He loves Superdogs shows and his Frisbee. One person’s junk was another person’s treasure…Keon is my treasure!
Keon suffered an illness in early 2007 which ended his competition career. He was only one qualifying round short of his ATCH (Agility Trail Championship). He is now permanently retired from all dog sports. It does not make him any less of a dog, or a best friend as his companionship as my buddy and my friend was not measured in his titles, but in his ongoing loyalty to me, his owner.
I miss you SO mush my lttle Key.
Marron’s Calypso ADC, AGI, SGDC, FBDX, SHD
We got Score as a retired show dog at the age of 2 years. Score’s breeder told me about the “crazy little black and white” dog she had and said she would be great in Superdogs. We decided to give her a try and after just one night in my house, there was no turning back with this one! Score’s breeder (Mary Ronald, Marron Kennels) bred Score to one of her males that year and after her pups left, Score was all mine
We did breed Score again, this time to Target’s dad (Shadow) and she produced one beautiful male puppy we co-own, and then she was spayed.
Superdogs is her passion since there is no specific course to follow…you just get to run! Score has a hard time following rules and likes to play by her own set of rules and do what “she” wants to do! Because of this we have had many struggles in the agility ring, with Score choosing her favorite obstacles instead of where the course actually goes, but one thing is for sure…when she runs, everyone stops to watch this black and white bullet tear up the place! Score is now retired and is just hanging out being a pet. I cannot thank Mary enough for this special girl. She is a joy to be around and always makes us laugh. Score teaches people that no matter what kind of a day you are having, you can still find time to laugh!
Score: AKA "The crazy little black and white mini border collie"
Score suffered an injury back in 2006 and her agility career was over. She was just one of those dogs that did not care if she hurt herself...nothing was going to stop her! So, for her own safety and my peace of mind, we decided it would be best to retire her. She never slowed down despite her senior age and lived every day to it's fullest. She makes you smile even when you are having a rough time and her cuddly nature was unconditional. We miss you crazy girl :0(
We miss you crazy girl :0(