Smart – Powerful – Beautiful – Friendly – Quick – Athletic -Biddable – Confident
Don Helsley’s Wizard (TSN Whiz) is one of those rare dogs – the ones defined less by what they have done than by what they have not. That’s because The Wizard has won just about everything a sheepdog can win! During his career, it was said (only half-jokingly) he should have received his own 1099!
That comes as no surprise. His dam, L&M Ryn, won the 2012 USBCHA Open Cattledog Championship. His grandsire, CV Joe, won the 2005 Canadian National Sheepdog Championship. Don describes his sire, CV Cap, as one of the most incredible dogs he’s ever owned. Thus the Wizard has the genes to compete – and win – in both cattle and sheep.
Yet while he is a competitor to his core, he’s also a gentleman. He’s a pleasant companion and a true partner.
The Wizard is medium framed with a rough black and white coat. He is average size with good length of leg. He is CEA-Normal and hips rated ‘good’ via x-ray.
The video below shows The Wizard as a 3 year old competing at the 2011 Big Willow Sheepdog Trial.