News

April 2024

AKC Agility World Team - AWC Bound!

After an incredible weekend competing at the AKC World Team Tryouts, we’d like to congratulate Vision (Vento x Sass) & Lynsey along with Swindle (Swift x Cinco) & Abbey on their wins onto the 2024 AKC Agility World Team headed to the Agility World Championship in Europe this fall! Congratulations on an incredible weekend! We are so proud!







April 2024

2024 ASSA National Specialty

We are so proud of Katy and Ares (Swift x Rio) for being awarded Runner-Up for Best All Around Sheltie after a marathon of competing in agility, obedience, rally, herding, and conformation among a field of exceptional dogs at this years national specialty.

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April 2024

2024 ASSA National

It was a fantastic day of agility at the ASSA National! An entire day dedicated to Shelties doing agility with so many Apex Shelties in attendance…What could be better?!

For the 4th consecutive year, Apex is bringing home the award for High In Trial Masters! In addition, Shannon & Sequel won High In Trial Excellent and Abbey & Superstar won High In Trial Novice. We are proud of all the Apex teams in attendance this week and will be rooting on everyone as the national specialty continues this week with other disciplines.
  • HIGH IN TRIAL NOVICE - Apex Dream Impossible Things NA OAJ
  • HIGH IN TRIAL EXCELLENT - Apex Troubadour RM RAE OA NAJ ACT2 ACT2J
  • HIGH IN TRIAL COMBINED MASTERS - MACH7 Apex Meant To Bee RN MXG2 PAD MJG2 PJD MFS TQX T2B3 BCAT CGC TKN

Photo: Aaron Gold Photo








March 2024

Jasi and Giuliana - 2024 Team USA

We are excited to announce that Jasi (SwiftxShimmee) & Giuliana Lund have been named to Team USA for the inaugural Senior Open Agility World Championship in Belgium this July!

“I am sure it will be a fabulous event I am thrilled and honored that we were selected amongst so many stellar teams. Belgium, here we come!!!” -Giuliana







February 2024

New MACH Vento!

Huge congratulations to Jason & Vento on finishing their Masters Agility Championship today! 20 double Qs and 750 points to officially become MACH Ori’s Back Exciting Throw Caution To The Wind!








February 2024

2024 IFCS Team

Congratulations to the Giuliana Lund and Jasiri who have been chosen to represent the U.S. at the International Federation of Cynological Sports (IFCS) World Agility Championship in Bourgbarré, France, April 30 to May 5. For more information about the team, check out https://www.usdaa.com/news/ifcs-team-usa-2024-announced.cfm






December 2023

2024 EO Team Announced

Obi and Swindle are headed to England! After fantastic performances at EOTT, Karissa & Obi (Swift x Shimmee) along with Abbey & Swindle (Swift x Cinco) have been named to the 2024 European Open Team to represent the USA in England next summer! What an achievement for these two amazing teams!!








November 2023

Vision - 2024 World Agility Open

Huge congratulations to Lynsey & Vision (Vento x Sass) for being selected as part of the WAO Team USA headed to The Netherlands in 2024!! We are so proud of the team these two are becoming and all the hard work they have put in thus far. Such a deserving accomplishment!





October 2023

Congratulations to the Apex teams making the finals at the 2023 Cynosport World Games!! So proud of all the Apex teams competing here at nationals!

Steeplechase Finalists:
  •  Elizabeth & Deuce (Swift x Shimmee)
  •  Giuliana & Jasiri (Swift x Shimmee)
  •  Jenn & Bee (Swift x Shimmee)

Grand Priz Finalists
  •  Elizabeth & Deuce (Swift x Shimmee)
  •  Jennifer & Rio - 3rd place finish

Bee Wins 16" Steeplechase
  •  Special shout out to Bee for being crowned the new 16" Steeplechase National Champion! This win happening just 24 hours after being crowned the 16" Biathlon National Champion for the 2nd time.









July 2023

European Open Finalist

Jennifer and Bee secured their spot in the medium division finals at the European Open held in Denmark after WINNING the individual agility round. In addition, Bee earned a 2nd place round placement in Team Jumping. This was Bees 2nd time attending the EO and 2nd time earning her way into the finals!







June 2023

Bee is the Premier Cup Champion

At the 4th annual AKC Premier Cup held in Columbus, OH, Bee became the 16" Champion winning the final round after 2 clear preliminary rounds. This is Bee's second time to attend the event and Jennifer's 4th consecutive win of the 16" division.







May 2023

Bee Wins Westminster Again!

For the second consecutive year, Bee wins the 16” class at the Westminster Kennel Club Agility Championship held at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium in New York City!







April 2023

Katy & Ares Reserve High In Trial!

An incredible performance on ducks at this years national specialty earned Katy & Ares (Swift x Rio) Reserve High In Trial! A well deserved accomplishment for this amazing team!








April 2023

Obi - HIT at the Shetland Sheepdog National Specialty

At just two years old, Obi (Swift x Shimmee) & Karissa won High Scoring Masters Dog at this years American Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty!






January 2023

MACH 4 Bee!

Congratulations to Apex Meant To Bee ("Bee") on earning her MACH4!






December 2022

Apex Shelties at the European Open Tryouts

The United States AKC team tryouts for the 2023 European Open were held in Latrobe, PA. Three Apex shelties attended this event to try out for a coveted spot on the team and ALL THREE were named to the 2023 team!! Congratulations to Daneka & Brite along with Bee and Sting on this incredible accomplishment. These teams will be headed to Denmark in the summer of 2023.






October 2022

Bee at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge

This past weekend Bee & Jenn traveled to St Louis for the 2022 finals of the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Bee was the reigning champion in the medium height so was invited back for another year. After a spectacular round 1 run they finished 2nd alongside two great teams. Congratulations Bee on yet another great accomplishment!!






October 2022

New MACH (Masters Agility Champion)

Huge congratulations to Sharon & Buzz on achieving their AKC Masters Agility Championship (MACH) this past weekend at just three years old! What an incredible team they are and we are proud of all they have accomplished!
MACH Apex Buzz To Infinity And Beyond MX MXS MXJ MJB MFS T2B CGC TKA






September 2022

Rickey - 2022 NADAC Championship Pre-Elite Medium Champion!

Congratulations to Pamela & Apex Crush That Course (Streak x Sass) on their outstanding weekend in WY at the NADAC nationals. We are very proud of this young team and look forward to seeing more from them in the future!






August 2022

FCI European Open 2022

Bee and Jennifer traveled to Belgium where they were one of only two American teams to make both the team final and individual finals at the FCI European Open. Click HERE to watch their runs.








July 2022

New MACH (Masters Agility Champion)

Congratulations to Daneka and Brite (Swift x Rio) on earning their MACH title.






July 2022

Rio - 2022 AKC Premiere Cup - 2nd place

Congratulations to Rio (NAC MACH Scene Stealer Shak-A New World MXS MJS) and Jenn on their 2nd place finish at the 2022 AKC Premier Cup held in Columbus, OH. This invite only event took place at the Historic Crew Stadium where the top 20 dogs from each jump height were invited to compete at the ESPN televised event.







June 2022

Bee - 2022 Westminster Masters Agility Champion

Apex Meant To Bee (Swift x Shimmee) wins the 16" class at the 2022 Westminster Kennel Club 9th annual Masters Agility Championship with a time of 29.81 becoming the 1st shetland sheepdog in the history of the event to be awarded the title of Westminster Masters Agility Champion.

Read more about the win and watch Bee's winning run here: https://www.foxsports.com/stories/westminster-kennel-club/2022-westminster-dog-show-bee-crowned-masters-agility-champion

Watch videos of all of the Apex Shetland Sheepdogs at the 2022 Westminster Masters Agility: CLICK HERE






April 2022

Rio - 2022 AKC 12" National Agility Champion

After going 3/3 in the preliminary rounds, Rio ran the finals course in 35.7 seconds to be crowed the 2022 Nationals Champion!

Rio is the first sheltie to win the national title in 6 years.







March 2022

American Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty

Taylor, Rio, and Bee had a great day of agility at the 2022 Sheltie Nationals. The girls brought home 8 first place finishes and Rio earned the Agility Masters High Combines award for 2022 after going 4/4 with all first places in 12" standard, JWW, and both premier classes! Taylor also won both her classes and Bee won 16" standard and premier standard.

We are very proud of these girls and the incredible day they had!

CLICK HERE to watch videos of Apex dogs competing at the American Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty







December 2021

EO Tryouts

Huge congratulations to the Apex puppies that were named as part of Team USA traveling to Belgium for the European Open in 2022!! We are very proud of these teams along with all the Apex shelties who attended tryouts!

★ Bee (Swift x Shimmee) & Jennifer Crank - Medium Team Member

★ Aero (Swift x Rio) & Lori Michaels - Medium Team Alternate




November 2021

National Champion BEE

Bee is a NATIONAL CHAMPION!! After a spectacular weekend at the UKI US Open, Jennifer and Bee (Swift x Shimmee) win the 16" UKI National Champion Final along with winning their way onto Team USA traveling to Netherlands for the World Agility Open.

Past Apex Litters




October 2021

THREE Swift Daughters take SIX National Championships!

Many congratulations to the THREE Swift daughters who brought home a total SIX National Champion titles at the 2021 Cynosports World Games! I could not be more proud of these teams and all that Swift had passed down to the younger generation. To say I am proud is an understatement!

★ Swindle - 14" Biathlon Champion, 14" Grand Prix Champion, DAM Team Champion

★ Brite - 14" Steeplechase Champion

★ Bee - 16" Biathlon Champion

Swift






October 2021

National Champion BRITE

Brite is a NATIONAL CHAMPION!! HUGE congratulations to Daneka & Brite (Swift x Rio), the 2021 Steeplechase Nationals Champions! Brite won the 14" height of the steeplechase finals at the 2021 Cynosports World Games.

Past Apex Litters




October 2021

Apex "J" Litter

On October 6th, a few days before her due date, Hook delievered 4 healthy puppies without a bit of problem. This litter will be named the Apex “J” litter and is a repeat breeding of Streak x Hook. The sable boy (Jackpot) and thee sable girls (Jalapeño, Jello, and Jammin’) are all doing great!

Past Apex Litters




October 2021

New MACH (Masters Agility Champion)

Congratulations to Jean, Jenn and "Bee" (Swift x Shimmee) on earning their MACH title.

Past Apex Litters




September 2021

First Annual Apex Reunion

The first ever Apex reunion is in the books and what a total blast it was! Thanks to all who helped put on a spectacular weekend of learning, hiking, agility, and all kinds of sheltie fun. I love the Apex family and the friendships that have formed through our common love of our Shelties.

Past Apex Litters






August 2021

Apex "I" Litter

On August 18th, Sass welcomed three beautiful boys into the world! Two bi-blues (Icee and Infinite) and a bi-black (Icon) are now the Apex "I" litter. Fun fact: after 3 litters, Sass has only produced boys!

Past Apex Litters




July 2021

New MACH (Masters Agility Champion)

Congratulations to Katy and Ares (Swift x Rio) on earning their MACH title.

Swift




June 2021

Apex "H" Litter

On June 24th, Shimmee delivered 3 happy and healthy puppies! This will be the Apex “H” litter with HipHip (tri male), Hooray (blue girl), and Holy Cow! (Blue boy). This is the 3rd breeding of Shimmee x Swift.

Swift




May 2021

Swift finishes his conformation championship!

Swift finished his conformation championship in Morgantown, WV, and is now known as "MACH2 CH Jandale Making Sparks Fly RN MXG MJS MXF T2B"

Swift




May 2021

Swift wins the 2021 AKC Premier Cup

Swift wins the 16 inch division of the 2021 AKC Premier Cup in Ocala, Florida

Swift




April 2021

Apex Wildest Dreams takes High in Trial at the ASSA National Specialty

Katy & Ares, Apex Wildest Dreams from our Swift x Rio breeding, won Agility High In Trial at the 2021 ASSA Sheltie National!! So proud of this team and all they have accomplished at just 2 years old.



April 2021

Happy 1st birthday to the Shimme x Swift litter!

Check out this awesome collaboration of their first year.



April 2021

We would like to welcome the "G" boys, Google and Garmin, to this crazy world!!

Rio x Kite are the parents of 2 beautiful sons; one tri and one bi-black. We are very excited about this litter as this is Kite's first litter here in the United States. This is also the first bi-black produced here at Apex Shelties.

Apex Puppies


March 2021

Swift wins the 2021 Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional!

After a spectacular weekend in St. Petersburg, FL, Swift is now the 2021 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional champion in Medium Agility. Wow, what an event!!! Swift proved yet again he never gives me less than 100% perfect!

Swift




March 2021

Congratulations to Katy & Ares and Daneka & Brite!

Congratulations to Katy & Ares and Daneka & Brite on an incredible showing at the 2021 AKC National Agility Championships! This was the first nationals for these teams and they proved they have an exciting journey ahead of them.

Watch Brite and Ares at the 2021 AKC National Agility Championship:


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