Kylie at the beach jumping the waves, photo by Richard Todd

MACH SwanSong’s Pretty Brilliant


Owned by: Anne & Mike Swan

Kylie is a 6 year old Australian Cattle Dog and is a wonderful companion. Kylie is an active, sweet, and intelligent girl who likes to play with her pals Zip and Maizey, or carry a pair of Anne’s socks around the house. Kylie competes in both Agility and Rally Obedience and loves to be the “demo dog” for Anne’s Fun with Focus class—it means treats are coming!

Kylie excels at the sport of agility and truly enjoys running the courses barking for herself the entire time. Jumpers and Speed Jumping courses are her favorites. Kylie competed at the USDAA Agility Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2009; she ran in the Performance Speed Jumping Finals in 2008 finishing 5th overall and ran in the PVP Team Finals in 2009. Kylie and her teammate finished 4th in PVP Team Relay and 6th overall out of 116 teams. Kylie started competing in AKC Agility in 2010, and finished 17th in the Top 25 Cattle Dogs in AKC Agility for the year with only 8 days of qualfying shows! In October 2010, Kylie competed at the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in Northern California. Kylie was the overall High in Trial Australian Cattle Dog in Agility on the second day, and had numerous class wins in Rally and Agility throughout the event.

Kylie competes in AKC Agility, and was the #5 Australian Cattle Dog in the USA for 2011 and was invited to the AKC Agility Invitational. In October 2011, Kylie earned her AKC MACH title, the highest title in AKC agility that the organization offers. She was also the High in Trial ACD at the Australian Cattle Dog National Specialty in October 2010. Kylie finished her Rally Novice title with top scores at the ACD Specialty, and competed as part of a 4-dog partnership for Team Rally too. Kylie competes in APDT Rally as well and finished her Rally Championship title in 2008 with top scores. Anne feels fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and talented partner in Kylie. She is a nice blend of athletic and sweet and is a loving, mellow couch potato at home who loves her food and treats.

Kylie enjoys watching over the pet rabbits in the backyard, running full speed on the beach and jumping the waves and is Anne’s little blue shadow everywhere she goes. After a fun day that includes playing with her pals, a little Agility and Rally and maybe a trip to the beach or a cruise on the trails—Kylie likes to snuggle on the couch and sleep on fluffy pillows!