(previously known as Sweep) was an owner relinquish
from the Independence Shelter. His owner no longer
had the time to care for him. We were told he is
very high energy (confirmed :) and that he does well
with children but is too high energy for small children.
His birthday is 12-25-03 so he is just over a year
old. It appears that his previous owner did some
work with Tazz. He is quite well mannered, appears
to be house trained, sits, drops the ball when asked
and crates very nicely. He is also very quiet in
his crate, rarely complaining.
will need a very (VERY) active home!! He is one of
the most ball crazy dogs I have ever met (and thats
saying something lol!). He catches frisbees in the
air and is fast as lightening. Anyone interested
in a flyball dog would not be disappointed with Tazz!
new foster mom has discovered just how ball crazy
this dog is....she had let him out into the backyard
to work off some energy and went back into the house.
She heard this sound like someone knocking on the
window. Well, turns out Tazz was standing just outside
throwing the ball against the door!! LOL! Obvioulsy
not hard enough to hurt anything so it was quite
amusing!! He has also learned to go to the top of
her yard, drop the ball and race to the bottom to
plays very well with other dogs although we have
not had him around cats. I would suggest a home without
cats because of his intensity. He may not harm but
he would probably torment the cat into insanity (my
cat can relate :).
Tazz has unfortunately come down with kennel cough
since leaving the shelter, not too uncommon and easily
treated. We are having to keep him seperated from
the other dogs in the house though so poor Tazz isn't
getting to play with his new girlfriend, Sohpie (yeah,
she does get around doesn't she? Don't tell Fynn!!!).
He did get to meet several new human friends today,
all new Tazz fans! He happily greeted everyone, dropping
a ball at our feet and staring at us with eager anticipation.
I think almost everyone at some point expressed interest
in taking him home with them...all were denined,
however, since their homes are already full of border
collies (hazard of being friends with border collie
04-22-05 - Tazz is now healthy as a HORSE! Wow can
he move lol! He is a delightful boy, always has a
grin on his face and loves nothing more than to get
out in the yard to play with the other dogs in his "play
group". One in particular would be his foster
Mom's (Bridget) new pup, Mick. They would play 24/7
if given the opportunity! They have a wonderful big
back yard that extends into a wooded area and finding
lost balls there is a favorite past time. They also
like to chase each other thru the agility tunnel
set up in the woods. Bridget says that Tazz reminds
her of her first Border collie, McGuffin. She swears
that dog was the smartest dog she's ever known but
Tazz is coming in a close second :).
January 2008 - Picture is from a weekend
trial,14 out of 15 runs he Q and placed out of Level
CPE.We are 13 legs from his Championship in CPE and
AKC we are working
towards Mach points. Thanks again for all your group
does,he truly is a gem.
Angel is "Auntie Linda"
has been adopted by Christy in Michigan. Christy
does agility, herding
as well as obedience and is interested in starting
a flyball team. It
couldn't have been a better match! Christy says
of Tazz "What a dog!!! No
problems. He goes to work with me everyday. Last
night at training he did
all the obstacles, no fear, except for the weaves
but that takes time. He
played ball with kids for 20 minutes, he loves
kids. I took him to
obedience class and after a couple corrections
he was awesome. What a lover
boy with everyone he meets. The guy who gave him
up doesn't know what a gem
Aug 2005: Tazz is doing great, knows
all the equipment for agilty, has awesome weaves
and is learning flyball.Now is sitting next to me
waiting for breakfas--this boy loves to eat. He trys
to kill garbage cans, just not sure what they are.
He is unsure of strangers on the hiking trials--barks,
but we are working on that. Will
let you know he does at his first agilty in November
and end of October he is going to Ohio for a 3 day
Taz is doing great AKC is in excellent and CPE level
4/5.Plus joined a club for agility and some herding
clinics,1.5 hour drive but its worth it for the BC'S.Next
year will be looking for another BC female young
under a year.So keep me in mind if a sport prospect
comes along. Rescue is the way to go they are so
loyal and he is a snuggle bunny.
doing the tunnel!
the A frame!
March 2006 - Well the boy
four Q's, for the weekend. Two 1st places, two third
places. Plus he had the fasteest times in all his
secs under the other dogs. This boy is on to
a MACH Title. He was quiet as a mouse and checked
in with me while running. He
spun once at a jump and slid off the table,that
will come with better handling on my part.
Update July 2006 - Hello,
Had some good news with Taz,so had to pass it along.Taz
has his own boy at the agility trials,my friend brings
her 12 year old godson who Taz adores.
This kid is so dog smart,he has done alot with Taz.He
brings his chuck it to play ball with him and walks
him for me.I have seen a big change in Taz he is
better around kids,not small ones, but I dont worry
about him nipping anyone.Taz also is doing great
we have one leg to go and we will have finished level
one in CPE,all his placements have been 1st places
he is so fast.We are going to agility camp in Sept,so
I learn to handle him better his speed is awesome.People
cant believe he is a rescue because he is so nice
loves to work.Thanks again for adopting to me,he
is truly a GEM.