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1st AKC Obedience Trial Champion:

OTCH Twister UDX4 OM6 VER & Pat Mann of Lakeland, FL

When Pat brought Twister home as a puppy, her main goal was for the Border Collie mix to become a fast member of her flyball team.

“At the time I looked for a puppy, being able to compete in AKC events was not even a distant consideration for mixed-breeds,” Pat said. “But Twister proved to be much more than an outstanding flyball dog.  He excelled at anything I asked of him – disc, agility, and obedience.”

When the AKC opened the door to mixed-breeds, Twister was primed and ready to make his entry into the obedience ring.  He hit the ground running and was the first All American Dog to be awarded the AKC Companion Dog Excellent, Utility Dog, Obedience Master 1, and Obedience Trial Champion titles. He also was one of the two first All Americans to qualify for the AKC National Obedience Invitational.

“Twister was the first in the AKC at many levels in obedience, my once in a lifetime dog,” Pat said. “His many High Combined and High in Trial ribbons and various trophies are displayed on my walls as a proud reminder of a spectacular devoted dog.”