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Susie Josty

Cardiff based Susie Josty began agility in 1997 with her small crossbreed dog Jack. Jack was all speed and no control but despite his wild side he quickly climbed up the grades earning his Agility Champion status in 2005 and becoming the first Agility Champion in Wales. Throughout his successful agility career he qualified for and brought home crystal from all the major finals including Crufts and Olympia and also held the Agility Dog of the Year title. Jack is no longer with us but he was a special little dog with a huge character and Susie misses him dearly.

Susie currently works three Working Sheep Dogs.

Lucy was originally trained and run by Susie’s husband and is now 13 years old.  She took over running her in 2007 after qualifying her for Olympia and Crufts where, like Jack, she has also brought home some crystal. Susie says “My proudest agility moment with Lucy was being chosen to represent GB at the European Open in 2008 and 2009. Despite being a farm bred WSD she enjoys her home comforts and can generally be found snoozing on the sofa.”

Six year old Billie is a black and white rescue WSD. According to Susie “Billie is a difficult little dog with a host of behavioural problems and a tendency to think outside the box. She has been a challenge to train but also my greatest teacher whom I learned valuable lessons from.  Our hard work was rewarded recently when we were picked to represent Wales on the Welsh team at the World Agility Open in May 2011.”

The latest addition to the pack is one year old Ozzie, a tri-colour WSD. “Although he has only recently started agility training I am very happy with how his training is progressing and hope to start competing with him later on this year. He has a wonderful temperament and is a joy to own.”