At the tender age of 7 weeks, "Mac" took to conformation training with zest and was a "wild child" that "talked" A LOT. When he was barely 6 months, he began his show career at the Dallas Shetland Sheepdog Specialty by going BOS in Sweeps. "Mac" was taking major reserves at 9 months and placed third at the 1986 ASSA National Specialty from the BBE class. By the time he was 16 months old, needing a major to finish, was turned over to Randy Carr who finished him at their first show as a team.
He went on as a special the next day, handled by Randy for his first BOB, then shown myself, Sandy, for 16 BOBs and by Marlene Moor for 7 BOBs and remained in the top 40 for three straight years even though he was not shown but occasionaly. "Mac" retired with 2 Specialty BOBs, 22 All-breed BOBs, 7 BOS's, 4 Group Firsts, 5 Group Seconds, 5 Group Thirds, and 3 Group Fourths. His obedience career was a blast! He was such a clown that is was difficult to correct his mistakes while bending over laughing! Go to his performance page for details! Not to rest on his laurels after retiring from both rings, he obtained his CGC certificate and was a member of Fun-Tier Kennel Club's Drill Team with over 50 performances at schools, retirement homes, day cares, and marched in Parades. "Mac" was a very special showman, companion, and our best friend. He won the hearts of many. His life was too short. He lived here on earth from November 3, 1984 and was buried in our hearts on August 6, 1997. A poem to dedicate to this little man is yet to be found or written. Until then, click here to read the one of choice.