A partial list of Ken’s accomplishments (and those of his dogs) includes:
Kiri – MACH3, CD, ADCH, EAC, EGC, EJC, U-AG1 (UKC), ADC (Canadian Agility Dog)

  • The most accomplished Shiba Inu in agility to date
  • Competed in the first AKC Agility trial in August 1994 Houston Astro Hall
  • USDAA Veterans Grand Prix 2001 National Champion and 2000 Runner-up
  • Retired at age 13 1/2 , and qualified for every AKC and USDAA National Championship from 1994 – 2003
  • Highest ranked MACH Shiba Inu 3 years (then retired)

Echo – MACH14, USDAA LAA Silver, ADCH, ADC (Canadian Agility Dog)

  • USDAA Grand Prix Finalist (4 times)
  • USDAA Performance Grand Prix Finalist (2 times)
  • USDAA Steeplechase Finalist (2 times)
  • USDAA Team Tournament Championship – 2003 National Champions & 2004 6th place
  • AKC Nationals Finalist (4 times)
  • 2006 AKC Agility Invitational (top 5 dogs from each breed)
  • AKC World Team Tryouts (4 times – winning classes in 2001 & 2003)
  • Front & Finish Standings (#1 ranked Herding Dog in AKC Excellent STD in 2006, #1 ranked All Breeds in AKC Excellent JWW in 2006)
  • 2004 Great Outdoor Games (GOG) Super Weave Challenge Champion
  • 2005 Great Outdoor Games (GOG) Super Weave Challenge 3rd place
  • 2004 Purina Outdoor Challenge Champions (Team West)
  • 2000 Paws-Z-Tracks/Investors Group Challenge Champion
  • over 600 qualifiers at AKC Excellent STD/JWW (many 1st places)
  • over 320 qualifiers at USDAA Masters & Tournament classes (many 1st places)

Teak – MACH, ADCH (USDAA Agility Dog Champion)

  • 2008 AKC National CHAMPION 20″ Class
  • 2007, 2008 & 2009 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) Finals – 60 Weave Pole Challenge Champion
  • 2007 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge (IDC) Eastern Regional  2nd place Large Dog Agility
  • over 100(+) qualifiers at AKC Excellent STD/JWW classes (many 1st places)
  • over 75 qualifiers at USDAA Masters/Tournament classes (many 1st places)

Rosie – (Shiba Inu, Kiri’s Sister) OA, NAJ, AAD (USDAA Advanced Agility Dog)

  • 1996 USDAA Grand Prix Finalist

Cue! – MACH, AX, AXJ, XF

  • Just getting started in her agility career
  • All qualifiers to date 1st places

 

 

 

Ken Fairchild

Ken Fairchild’s love of dogs and passion in dog training began in 1990 with obedience and his involvement in agility soon followed in 1991. Ken takes great pride in being a patient and understanding instructor who can evaluate a dog and handler team, recognize their potential, and then create an individualized program to enhance the agility team’s performance. To a lesser extent Ken and his dogs have also participated in tracking, herding, schutzhund, and freestyle. Ken is an agility AKC judge who has trained and trialed four of his own dogs (2 Shiba Inu and 3 Border Collies) to the AKC Excellent and USDAA Masters level. He has also handled several dogs for other agility enthusiasts including; Shelties, Labrador Retrievers, Bull Mastiffs, Malinois, Papillion, Corgi and Cattle dog.