Ben's Page

Ben is a Border Collie cross born on 9 June 1996. His father is a pedigree Border. Mum is a working sheepdog. Ben's full name is Benjamin Netanyahu o'Clyde (because he can't get on with the neighbours).

Ben is a very smart looking Tri-colour. He had the good fortune to inherit his mother's brains as well as his Dad's good looks. Certainly he is a very nervous dog. He couldn't cope with the city the first few eeks running away from just about everything - especially bicycles. Unfortunately his nervousness has got a little out of hand and we now have 6 foot fences.

Ben since a small puppy has suffered from magnetic attraction to mud. No matter where and when I walk him he seems to come home wet and frequently muddy while the other dogs are perfectly clean.

Ben commenced flygility in July 1997 and agility at Feilding on December 13th 1997. Two years later on 11 December 1999 Ben won out of Starters at Feilding.

Ben has also discovered that he can eat his way through the fence to freedom - it took the Mark V fence to keep him in.  He really is the Evil Genius.  Another of Ben's endearing habits is bringing hedgehogs inside.  I really don't know how he manages to pick them up in his mouth without getting it painfully full of prickles - but he does.  One night Kate was watching TV when Ben came in with something in his mouth and brought it up to her.  Without really thinking Kate reached out her hand and was presented with the prickly surprise.

Ben was a member of the Trihards team (3 tri-colour Borders) who made it to the semifinals in the 1999 series of Tux Wonderdogs.

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Ben's Results

6th December 1997 - Wellington Hurricanines Flygility - 2nd Beginners Pairs with Ben (Reid)
17th January 1998 - Kapiti Dog Training Club - 2nd Starters
22nd March 1998 - Upper Hutt Dog Training School - 5th Starters
8th August 1998 - Horowhenua Obedience Dog Training Club - 2nd Starters
25th October 1998 - Porirua NDOA - 7th Starters 2
22nd November 1998 - Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club - 2nd Starters
12-13th December 1998 - Feilding Dog Training Club - Qualified for NAC Starters semi-final, Clear Rounds in Starters (x2) and Novice
30 January 1999 - Avalon Canine Obedience Club - 1st Starters
13-14th February 1999 - Taupo Canine Obedience Club - 10th Starters 1, Clear Round Starters 3.
27th March 1999 - Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club - 2nd Starters
25th April 1999 - Zone 3 Dog Agility Club - Clear round Jumpers
1st May 1999 - Horowhenua Obedience Dog Training Club - Clear Round Starters
15th May 1999 - Wairarapa Dog Obedience Club - Clear Round Starters & Novice
10th-11th July 1999 - Zone 3 Dog Agility Club - Clear Round Starters & Novice
14th August 1999 - - Horowhenua Obedience Dog Training Club  - 1st Starters
4th September 1999 - PAL National Dog Show - 2nd Starters (and first round with an average speed above 4.0m/s)
23 October 1999 - Invercargill NDTA Clear rounds Starters & Novice
11 December 1999 - Feilding Dog Training Club 1st Novice, 2nd Starters
11 December 1999 - Feilding Dog Training Club 1st Starters, Clear round Novice



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