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Meet Our 2022/2023 Reserve Novice Champion, Anne Minnich & Zinc!




She has a fantastic sense of humor and they are already out there doing great work in Pro-Novice this winter! Say hello to Anne and Zinc!


Your Name Anne Minnich


Dogs Name Zinc


Dogs Nicknames Zincy Loo Hoo


Dogs Age 4


How did you choose/end up with this dog?  Trudy Vickland  pointed me to the litter


Did you choose them or did they choose you?  We chose each other



How long have you been training/trialing? 3 years


Cows or sheep? Sheep


Belly rubs or ear scratches? Both


What is your favorite thing about this dog?  She is so willing to partner up and try new things.   It is just one big sheep adventure to her. 


Describe your dog in three words?  Personality, bidability, try


What is your favorite thing about trialing? Seeing everyone's run




What has been your biggest challenge?  Knowing what to do and say to help my dog. 


Most valuable thing this dog has taught you?  Teamwork


What is your favorite thing to train with your dogs? Herding


Best advice anyone has ever taught you? When it gets crazy out there slow down and lower the volume 


What is your proudest moment with your dog or what are you proudest about your dog? Getting good steering on drives


What do you consider your greatest success? Having the courage to go to the post


What has been a lesson you will never forget? I forget. 


Who/what dogs are you watching right now?  That is a long list

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