Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself to do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person’s training begins; it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.~ Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95)British biologist, championed Darwin’s theory of evolution

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This is our first homebred Canadian Champion Ryu’s Darwin, and we call him Darwin. He was born 13-March-2004 from Ch. Miskela’s Connecticut Yankee YankeeAug03_smand Miskela’s Tony The Tiger. KittyStandFeb04_sm

Darwin is OFA’d Excellent, Elbows normal, eye clear and Thyroid normal range. He has matured into an handsome 14 inch dog, with moderate bone, small head and a resilient and drivey temperament. This boy is retired and enjoying life on the sofa here at Agile Shelties. He is from my first home-bred litter. DarwinRobieShowStackCloseB_16Dec07_cropmodx150DarwinToyRetrieve5April2015x300







Darwin showed under judges Mr. A Kazmierski, Mr. A Bennett, and Ms. Carmen Haller, with (me) breeder, trainer, handler & owner Renee Hughes, at the Renaissance Dog Association Show at Heritage Park, Chilliwack B.C. Canada.  I called this video ‘Fancy Moves’… you’ll see why… no handlers where harmed in the making of this video.

Yes – the judge pointed to Darwin for Best of Winners AND Best of Opposite!DarwinShowBWBO_15Dec07_modx200



Darwin earns a CKC CD Novice leg:DarwinRibbonsTablehome3Mar07x200

Darwin and team partners Anthony with Hobbs playing at the PNE , Vancouver BC. Agra-Dome Pacific Spirit Horse Show, Dog and Pony event, Aug 31/07. Darwin gets to ride Hobbs with Anthony for a victory lap. See for yourself


Agility: Here is Darwin’s first USDAA Grand Prix Leg, earned at the Columbia Agility Team trial in Ridgefeild WA., Jan. 6, 2007:

Darwin’s 2nd Master Jumpers leg

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