Dahlonega Action Dogs is a team of two humans and four border collies.  We, Rick and Debbie Nielsen, are handlers who have been training, competing with, and doing dog shows for 11 years .

Ripp is a 8year old who lives to compete.  He excels at tricks, learns fast, and tries to improve on everything he learns.  He has been a Skyhoundz and USDDN world championship finalist from 2014 through 2019  He competes at the Masters level in Agility, and is a long-jump dock diver, with best jumps at 25 feet. Ripp was the 2015 U.S. disc Dog Nationals Pro Toss and Fetch Champion.

Jessie is our little 7 year old girl.  Doing things right is the way she works.  She tracks the disc to perfection and runs accurately in agility.  She is a Skyhoundz and USDDN world championship finalist for the last six years (2014- 2019) and placed 3rd place in Spot Landing in 2017 Worlds.  She competes at the Master Agility Dog level. She has won many local and regional disc competitions.

Pete is our rough and tumble 3-year old.  He is a beginner Agility dog.   He has been a finalist in the 2017 -2019 Skyhoundz World Champiuonships, finishing 4th twuce.  He has won several large regional championships.   Pete is a high-drive dog who loves to work hard.

 

buck is our newest addition to the pack, born in June 2019.  He is great great nephew of both Ripp and Jessie, and is smart and sassy.  He will be in training until it is safe for him to compete at age 18 months.

From left to right:  Jessie, Pete, Buck, Ripp.  Photo taken September 2019

From left to right: Jessie, Pete, Buck, Ripp. Photo taken September 2019