Coop
OFA Good/CEA Normal
23" ;  58.4 cm ;  55 lbs;  Black Tri-Medium
                                                                                                                                                                    Cooper is an accomplished and talented trial dog:
2011 USBCHA National Nursery Finals – 3rd place
2014 USBCHA National Finals – 20th place

In the words of Suzy Applegate from the Official 2011 National Sheepdog Finals Blog:
"My second Nursery dog is Cooper, by Alasdair MacRae’s Nap and out of Kathy Scott’s Lynn, whom I first trained as a pup for Morgen Magnuson, He is a very good listener and seems to suit the range ewes well. He has been a very consistent trial dog and is also fun to run."           
And from his current owner and handler Erin Swanson:
"Since Coop has been trialing in open he has been a consistent presence placing in the top 10% of the field in open field trials. He competes primarily on Western Range Ewe from open range flocks.  He has a huge stride that gets him up field  efficiently and a stylish manner that moves his stock.  He has medium eye and lots of come forward but because of his generous bidability he let's go and settles his sheep.  His flanks are clean and he releases pressure in just the right amount to get the job done.  Because of his excellent training by Suzy Applegate and his happy, loving nature he is the best dog I have ever handled and a prince to live with." Mostly, everyone who has met this big boy rants about his affable nature and jolly disposition.