Kirk is a black tri male born October 22, 2013 (about 14 months old). He is a Zen & Fitz pupper. Sporting WONDERFUL structure and movement, this gorgeous guy is put together like an olympic athlete - sky's the limit. He's even faster than his mama, Zen, running around the yard. He'd strong too, pulling someone on a cart his first time doing weight pulling. We love his head, very masculine, and beautiful type. He's spending time with Bill and I to work on manners and life skills, gotta love those teens!
He is quite possibly the smartest dog we have breed and needs a "savy" handler - kind, fair, consistent, patient and fun. We have been working on resource guarding issues, but are giving him the time and life skills he needs to be a good boy. While not an easy dog, he has a lot of potential, and we feel he will be very rewarding to train and love. We decided to call him Kirk after Admiral James Tiberius Kirk, an ornery teen that turns into a heroic adult.
Kirk would do well at versatility or any of the dog sports. A herding home would be great too - he shows some really nice potential. He has his Barnhunt Instinct/Novice/Open titles, and would be great at nosework. In a perfect world - we would find someone close to Valparaiso, Indiana, so we could work him in herding and show conformation, but not sure the stars will allign for that. Here's hoping!
We need to practice meeting people without jumping up, loose leash walking (although he is spectacular at weight pulling), and other skills. If anyone wants to help us train and work your own dogs, give me a call. 219-465-1624
Last night we had to say goodbye ot our little comedian, Skye. She made us laugh so hard we cried too many times to count. We love you, Skye! Click on the pictures for just a few wonderful memories of Skye. Thank you to Lynn Gray of Bluegrass Kennels for adding so much to our lives, by letting us spend time with her.
My mom, Wilma Paulvir, finished Skye's championship. She was such a good sport, and Skye and her had such a special relationship., lots of laughs
Skye loved agility so much, she would run her little heart out. One time she was going so fast, she whiped out in the shoot, and got a horrible rug burn on her face. She was all heart.
This picture perfectly captures Bill's start line stay - Run, Bill, Run!
I took this picture at a brief time when I worked at the picture people. Skye was such a good sport.
I remember the time at Nationals that Bill tried to keep up with Skye in agility. He decided to run full out, ended up doing a running front somersault, and being the source of many giggles at the awards banquet. UKC agility was not Skye's thing - too much stopping. On the deck sit, little jump, sit obstacle, she bit Bill in the kneecap for making her stop so much. We miss you and the joy you brought us, Skye.
Sky used to sleep in the back of the car in the window, before we knew they should be in crates! She looked like an adorable stuffed animal, and we used to call it the Skye Lounge.
Wigglebutt Bella Skyhoundz World's Disc Dog (Microdog)
15 Years of Wigglebutts... It's hard to believe it's been 15 years of going to the dogs. Our dogs have taken us to amazing places and events, and we've met so many people on our adventures. A few of the highlights...
2002 Wigglebutt Adonis (Seven's Brother) Win's MASCA Nationals BEST OF BREED PUPPY. Dawn Gventer comes out of the ring after showing for the first time with her hands full of ribbons/prizes and says, "I'm so glad I didn't realize it was Nationals, I would have been really nervous." Adonis goes on to get upper level versatility titles and win NATIONALS BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX in 2009 & 2011, Best Veteran, MVA 3rd Place. He will be 12 years old next month and still competes Barnhunt and Nosework, and dock diving. He has aged wonderfully! Our perpetual puppy. Frozen semen available.
2005 MASCA Nationals Best of Breed and Premier for NAMASCUSA Nationals. Wigglebutt James Bond was a working therapy dog,
Wigglebutt Zenyatta, handled by Kelton Hatton. Zen is growing up!
Wigglebutt Agapo Mr. Darcy "Fitz" is unimpressed with his Spring trimming. He just wants to play frisbee. Available for stud service...
Sharon Anderson and Wigglebutt Bling (Lucas & Seven pupper) win AKC Masters Jumpers with Weaves!
Julie Lazerwitz and Wigglebutt Agapo Zola get there AKC Novice agility titles and move on to Open...
Bill Ogle and Wigglebutt Han Solo earn both AKC Open JWW and Standard titles...
Angie Ogle and Wigglebutt Zenyatta earn her Barn Hunt Instinct in 7.75 seconds, as well as Novice AND Open!!! She is a Barn Hunt maniac - can't wait to trial her in the upper levels...
Wigglebutt Seven of Nine comes out of retirement with a bang! HIGH IN TRIAL NOVICE over some 40 or 50 dogs. :) She has her Barn Hunt Instinct and Novice Titles and a first leg in Open!!! Can't tell you how fun it is to have her out trialing in something again. Our little superstar at 11 years old is still all heart...
Wigglebutt Bazooka Full of BonBons & Wigglebutt Bella perform at the Pet Expo..
Bokeh flashback photo...
Special thanks to Howie & Jane Crouse for doing such a great job raising Parker. Parker was a singleton, which requires a ton of extra work. They did great! And all of their efforts are paying off.
Scout keeps Balloon in air video...
Joan, we are so proud of you and Quincy!!!
Zen working stock...
Tony Hoard and the K9 Crew Frisbee Dogs on tour!!! Be sure to book them for your events.
Bill has wanted an Aussie for years. We moved to Valparaiso, Indiana, where we have the room for active dogs to frolic and play. We now breed Miniature American Shepherds/Miniature Australian Shepherds and participate in almost ALL of the the dogs sports. It's a blast. We are so lucky to have worked with many wonderful breeders and trainers.
Our dogs are a huge part of our lives, and are a constant source of fun, entertainment, and unrelenting love. In addition to getting numerous belly rubs, they participate in conformation, herding, agility, disc dog, Rally O. The unmentionables include: chewing up tissue boxes, underwear, chasing squirrels, herding 1500 pound bulls, eating chipmunks for breakfast and treeing raccoons. They are capable of doing anything and everything. Versatile, agile, incredibly intelligent, and lovable, they seem to know what you are thinking, what you are feeling, and what you want them to do. They are eager to please and want to be with you all the time.
Watch out, or a WiggleButt may steal your socks, your couch, your pillow and your heart!Bill & Angela Ogle