Last year’s Gold Medalist, Joe Haynes, returns this year to run his other two dogs (Pepper having retired after a long, successful career). Jim is an 8-year-old Border Collie out of his great dog Elfa Keally and Michael Gallagher’s Cap. He has been a very successful trial dog for Joe, winning the overall Open Dog at the Vashon Sheepdog Trial. Joe started with border collies nearly twenty years ago. He has competed throughout the U.S. and Canada in some of the most challenging trials and at the highest level and was a member of the 2017 U.S. World Team. Off the farm, Joe is the Director of Engineering for a local biotechnology company.