National Frisbee Champion
Back in early 2004 a couple in
Japan asked could they purchase a puppy from me, At first I was a bit
reluctant but checked things out and was satisfied they would give the
pup a great home,
|Japan does not have the space
like we have in Australia and many couples choose not to have
children at all, their dogs become their children. They desex their
animals and are very responsible and loving people. They did not
wish to purchase a puppy in Japan as most of the border collies
there are show quality, as they wanted the Border collie with the
They do have large areas where they take their dogs to and stimulate
their mind as well as body. They walk the dogs 2 hours each morning
and over an hour each night every day of the week. then spend all
weekend with them.
|Gingin made the trip to Japan and
never looked back; she soon became a very keen player of the Frisbee
in agility and dancing,
Frisbee was her speciality, and she became the national champion in
Japan, Friends of their had also purchased a tri coloured male 6
months after Gingin arrived and he also did extremely well in
|Earlier this year came an email
“Hello from Japan”.
Noriko and Yosho Hoshina wanted a sibling for Gingin, this time a
tri coloured male, but from similar bloodlines to Gingin and a
friend of theirs also wanted one as they loved and were very
impressed with Gingin,
Imagine the surprise I got when they said they were coming to
Australia to pick up the pups
Their stay was very short but they loved Australia and could not get
over the space we have for our dogs and the large runs, yards and
paddocks we have.
They saw the whelping rooms had air-conditioning and heating, as
well as surveillance cameras in the whelping runs to keep watch on
mums and puppies.
I felt very privileged to have met such
a lovely couple and to see they were prepared to come all the way from
Japan to meet us and see our set up, and to pick up their new baby It is
an experience none of us will forget.
The new tri coloured puppy would be called M.J. famous initial for Michael
Jackson, Michael Jordan famous basketball player Michael Johnson of the