Jack is a 9 year-old Border Collie. He was the 2021 Bluegrass Classic Champion and the 2020 Purina Dog of the Year. Among other victories, Jack won the 2021 Meeker Championship. Jack is a good listener and consistent worker. Off sheep, he is a great pet, sleeping in the closet when he can’t find a couch. Calm and slow around the house, he is all energy and focus on the field.
Faansie is from South Africa and is back at Soldier Hollow for the fifteenth time. One of South Africa’s dominant handlers, he is now one of North American’s leading handlers – a handler greatly respected throughout the world. Faansie and his family came to the United States in December 2014 and are now living in Texas. Faansie travels all over the U.S., giving lessons and clinics and competing with his fine dogs. In addition to raising, training and selling border collies, the Bassons also raise and sell border terriers. Faansie was the 2021 Meeker Champion and Reserver Champion with his dogs Jack and Finn, both running here at Soldier Hollow.