Karen works for a company that makes Radiation Detection Devices. It is the only Canadian office, but they have offices across the US and in Europe and Asia.

She has been in dogs for over 25 years. She and her Mom started with breeding, showing and raising Shelties.  Since getting married, she convinced her husband they needed a dog. He grew up with a Lab and she loved the blue merle of the Shelties so they compromised and got their first Aussie – Tucker, born March 2011.  They became fast friends with the breeder and have since brought a red tri female into their home as well – Holly, born Dec 2013. Tucker is Karen’s conformation show dog.  He is a CKC champion and they are working towards his Grand Championship. Tucker has also passed his Herding Instinct Test and will likely be trying herding lessons in 2016. Holly is to be another conformation prospect, but they are off to a slower start with her. So, Holly has introduced Karen to the world of agility, lure coursing and all things “fun” for dogs.

Karen lives in Alliston, and also spends time in Parry Sound.  Most weekends in the summer (if not at a dog show) they can be found at the lake. Both Tucker and Holly must have been fishes in another life because it’s the first place they head to when arriving at the cottage, and the last place they leave when heading home.