New Zealand Dog News

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February 07, 2006

It'll be a dog's day

Whenever Allan McKernan digs in his pockets for spare change, he usually comes out with a handful of cat biscuits instead.

The biscuits are rewards for kelpie canine, Athena, 3, who will be competing with the 75-year-old Green Island resident in the dog handling at the Masters Games, this weekend.

Age categories for dog handling based on the handler's age, not the dog's start at 35 years, and McKernan will be competing in the over 55 years section.

McKernan and Athena will be competing in the flygility, agility and cross country events, although this year McKernan said he had down-graded from the long to the short cross country.

Flygility involves the dog ... more>>

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