Pip got his name because, when his breeder in Scotland sent Scott and Jenny a video of him playing in a field, they thought he was calling him Pip. Turned out that was just his Scottish accent and he was actually calling him Pup. They kept the name Pip anyway. Pip came from Scotland at 10 weeks old and had something special about him from the first. His first year in open at 3 years old he was the Reserve Champion at the National Finals. At 4 years old, he was again Reserve Champion at the National Finals (but the gold medal Champion at Soldier Hollow). The next year, when he was 5, he won the National Finals. He also flew to Ireland and was 3rd in the 2023 World Trial, which is the highest placement a dog trained in North America has achieved.
Scott grew up on a cattle farm and decided to branch out to sheep. He needed to know how to shear them so he went to a seminar but on the way saw a sheepdog demonstration and was hooked. That was about 40 years ago. During his journey, Scott has won Soldier Hollow, The Bluegrass Classic, Meeker, the Canadian Championships, and the USBCHA National Finals 7 times. Scott was also 3rd in the 2023 World trial in Ireland and was inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame in September 2023 along with his great dog, Alice. Scott trains dogs to herd sheep and gives clinics and lessons all over North America. Every now and then, he also picks up a golf club.