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Patches is owned by Elizabeth Brooks of Santa Barbara and has been a wonderful dog for me to handle. I started handling her in early spring of 2000 when Betty unexpectedly got too ill to run her. At the time, Patches was in Open in AKC and in Novice in all other venues. We’ve come a long ways together. We’ve been to two National events together and more trials than I can remember.

Patches has always given me 100% and has been a joy to handle. She is one of the most honest dogs I have ever dealt with: if there is a problem, 99.9% of the time, it is my fault.

I have been extremely fortunate to have Betty and Patches in my life. Patches just turned 8 so this will be her last year of rigorous competition. But I fully expect her to come out and play in the Veterans and Preferred Divisions!


I would like to tell you a little story of a great match between Patches and Kristi. Patches is a black tri Aussie that came to us from Jean Mitchell of Indian Run Australian Shepherds. When Patches turned 4 we were at a show in Pomona, CA and I got very ill. Kristi offered to run Patches for me. That made the match made in heaven. I had never gotten a first place in agility and Kristi took Patches to 4 in their first show. From then on, Kristi trained Patches and it was amazing to watch Patches become the wonderful agility dog she still is today. They also did a lot of stockdog training together for a bonding time that is still going on today.

I can tell you we were very lucky to have found Kristi and to take advantage of all the training and know how. Patches just turned 8 so we are looking at a slowing down time but I don’t think Patches has been told that yet. She can still get her Double Q’s and placement ribbons so who knows how much more they can do together? Right now, Patches is tied for 1 st place in Elite Jumpers in the 2004 ASCA standings so I guess she is aging gracefully.

I also have been lucky enough to have Patches’ half-brother Finn (see Finn’s page on this website) from Kristi’s breeding of her Kali to Kathy Warren’s Fred. Finn has a great future in front of him. He was the top 24” Novice B in USASA in 2002 and in the Top 10 Jumpers as well. I can say without a doubt, that without Kristi’s training of Patches and the breeding of Finn, we would have a totally different life. Both dogs are amazing and we are all better off for the great breeding and training that Kristi gives. If you have any questions, you can reach me at and I’ll try to answer any questions you have.


Betty Brooks, Patches and Finn

Patches Career Highlights

2002 MVA Participant – ASCA Nationals

2003 USDAA Grand Prix of Dog Agility World Championship Qualifier

2003 USDAA Dog Agility Masters Three-Dog Team Championship Qualifier

2003 AKC Agility Finals Qualifier -finished 26th overall (all breeds) in her jump height in the country – 135 dogs competing in her class.

#4 Agility Jumpers Elite Dog – ASCA 2004 Merit Standings

2004 ASCA Agility Finals Standings - #1 Veteran

1st Place Elite Jumpers Veterans – 2004 ASCA Agility Finals

3rd Place – Elite Regular Veterans – 2004 ASCA Agility Finals

4th Place Elite Regular Veterans – 2004 ASCA Agility Finals

8th Place Elite Gamblers Veterans – 2004 ASCA Agility Finals

3rd Place Overall Veterans – 2004 ASCA Agility Finals

1st Place Elite Jumpers Veterans – 2004 ASCA Nationals

7th Place Elite Standard Veterans Rd. 1 & Rd. 2 – 2004 Nationals

2005 USDAA Bay Team Regional Tournament Event

Performance Grand Prix - Round 2 Qualifier

2005 USDAA Nationals

            Performance Grand Prix Semi-Finalist
            Versatility Pairs Finalist
            4th Place Overall – Versatility Pairs with Dan Roy and Nala

2006 USDAA Nationals
            Performance National Standard Semi-Finalist


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