1992 – 2007

Nifty was one of the first Border Collies in agility to run with both speed and accuracy. Her smooth, efficient way of negotiating a course was often deceptively fast. Nifty was one of the greatest agility dogs of her era. She represented the USA in international competition on four different World Teams (twice for USDAA and twice for AKC). During a period in agility history when clean runs were not commonplace, Nifty demonstrated incredible consistency and was highly regarded as a “team” dog. She was a member of the USDAA National Championship Dog Agility Masters Team Tournament winning team on two occasions with multiple wins at the Regional level. She was a finalist in the USDAA Grand Prix World Championships an amazing nine times in her ten-year career. She won the USDAA Veterans Grand Prix in 2000.

Together, Nifty and Linda inspired an entire generation of agility teams. Their grace and beauty together on course will remain in the memories of all who had the pleasure to watch them on the course.

Nifty Accomplishments

Represented USA (AKC World Team) at FCI World Championships in Slovenia 1998

Represented USA (AKC World Team) at FCI World Championships in Denmark 1997

  • Team Overall 7th place with USA Team

Represented USA (USDAA World Team) at Pedigree World Cup in Austria 1996

  • Team Jumping Round 1st place individually
  • Team Jumping Round 3rd place individually
  • Individual Standard Agility Round Vienna Cup 2nd place
  • World Cup Team Competition (Bonus Day) Team overall 1st place with USA Team

Represented USA (USDAA World Team) at Pedigree World Cup in Belgium 1995

  • Completed international career with three top ten round placements and one team first place.
  • Invited to represent USA (USDAA World Team) at IFCS World Championships in Russia 2002 (declined)
  • USDAA National Champion Dog Agility Master Team Tournament (multiple 94, 97)
  • USDAA National Champion Veterans Grand Prix 2000
  • USDAA World Championship Grand Prix Finalist (9 years in a row)
  • USDAA Steeplechase Championships Finalist (multiple)
  • USDAA Grand Prix Regional Championship Winner
  • USDAA DAM Regional Team Tournament Winner (multiple)
  • USDAA Gold Lifetime Achievement Award
  • USDAA Top Ten 96, 97, 98
  • USDAA Platinum Standard Champion
  • USDAA Platinum Jumpers Champion
  • USDAA Platinum Gamblers Champion
  • USDAA Platinum Snooker Champion
  • USDAA Gold Agility Dog Champion
  • USDAA Gold Relay Champion
  • USDAA Gold Tournament Master
  • AKC National Championship International Sweepstakes Winner 1996
  • Highest ranked dog All-Breeds in AKC Agility (F&F stats) 1996
Nifty Videos