May 1995 – June 2008
Photo Credit: Tien Tran

Spiffy enjoyed her retirement from agility spending her days with a toy in her mouth, watching over her domain. Spiffy is probably best known in USDAA circles for being one of the few Border Collies to rise to Tim Laubach’s uniquely challenging round 2 semi-finals course at the 1997 USDAA Grand Prix National Championships. She went on to become USDAA Grand Prix National Champion that year, edging out her half sister Nifty in the finals.

Spiffy was one of the most consistent dogs in early AKC agility history. She was the first Border Collie to earn an MXJ, and then was the first Border Collie to earn a MACH (sixth dog overall). Spiffy earned a spot on the 1999 AKC/USA World Team.

Everyone knew when Spiffy was on course because she loved to bark as she ran. She would stop barking and appear to hold her breath while on the table, but as soon as she was released she’d be at it again. Spiffy had a sense of humor and was always acting silly, but somehow when it came down to business, in the ring she always got the job done.

Highlights of Spiffy’s Accomplishments
Gallery of Photos