Flank Sinatra


Rafter W Flank, CGC, AD, SSA, SG, SS, SJ, SR, AG, GS-E, JS-E, RS-E, NJC, UUJ, MBDCH, FM
2016 Top Ranked Iron Dog and Big Air Dog Breed Border Collie- DockDogs
2016 Top 10 Big Air Dog- Ultimate Air Dogs
2015 Top Ranked Iron Dog Breed Border Collie- DockDogs 
2014 Top Ranked Big Air Breed Border Collie- DockDogs 
Super Elite Big Air, Top Gun Extreme Vertical, Turbo Speed Retrieve, Spartan Iron Dog 
Nosework- ORT Certified for Birch, Anise, & Clove 
ABCA Registered Smooth Coat Border Collie
CEA DNA Normal
OFA Hip Rating: GOOD  
Born- April 6, 2012
Sire: Lazy M's Rhuiri "Riff"
Dam: Rafter W June

Flank Sinatra's Performance Bio 


April 2014- 1st Place in Fetch-It Qualifier at Purina Incredible Dog

 Challenge Eastern Regionals.


April 2014- 2nd Place in Fetch-It at Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional  Championships.


June 2014- Earns the Level 1 Herding Certificate from the American International Herding Dog Association.


July 2014- 1st Place Big Air Elite Division at DockDogs Southeastern Regional Championships.


August 2014- Passes NASCW Odor Recognition Test for Birch.


October 2014- Earns 3 invitations to compete at 2014 DockDogs World Championships.


November 2014- Ranked #6  in DockDogs Overall Worldwide Big Air Rankings.


November 2014- Sets a New Personal Best in Big Air at 27’6” and in Extreme Vertical at 7’4” during the Qualifers at  DockDogs World Championships.


November 2014- First Border Collie to ever qualify for the Spartan Iron Dog Finals at the DockDogs World Championships.


November 2014- Awarded DockDogs Top Breed Border Collie for 2014.


November 2014- Finishes 6th place in DockDogs Spartan Iron Dog World Championships.


November 2014- Finishes 2nd place in DockDogs Big Air Super Elite World Championships.


December 2014- Earns the USDAA “Agility Dog” Title.


November 2015- Awarded 2015 DockDogs IRON DOG Top Breed-Border Collie     


Flank Sinatra was bred by Cyndy Douan and she has raised him since his birth. Flank started training at 10 weeks of age. Flank is started on sheep herding, and he currently competes in Dog Agility and Dock Jumping. He has passed his NASCW Odor Recognition Test on Birch. Flank is also learning Freestyle Dance and Rally Obedience. Flank Sinatra got his name from his primary trainer, Freda Nichols, who has been an essential part of Flank's life since his birth.

Flank is an exhuberant young dog with boundless energy and stamina. His high drive and power make him an amazing athlete. He is keen to learn and attentive to his handler. Flank has caught on quickly to everything he's been exposed to so far. He is quite a remarkable Border Collie! 

Flank practicing Fetch-it at 17 months old. He was able to grab the bumper at 18 Feet then!

Flank's First Extreme Vertical Practice just two weeks before his First Competition!

Flank started training in Nose Work at 22 months old. Here is video of his third Nose Work Lesson on February 25, 2014. 

Flank and Freda doing agility when Flank was just turning 7 months old!

Flank's Puppy Aptitude Test- 7 Weeks Old

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