U-CD Saxon AD (German Shepherd Dog)
Saxon was the first dog Kathy trained for Agility. He was not a naturally athletic or confident dog, but Kathy worked hard to desensitise him to the noises and stresses of competition and to make Agility more rewarding for him (he was particularly partial to bacon!).
Saxon was a very handsome long-haired black German Shepherd Dog and was seen on the television news on several occasions. One of these occasions was an Agility demonstration held at Universal Studios for the opening of the movie "K9".
In his first USDAA sanctioned Agility competition Saxon qualified for the Grand Prix of Dog Agility and traveled to compete in the Astro Hall, Houston, Texas, where he placed in both the Snooker and Team Relay events. With the advent of the USDAA titling program, Saxon became the first male German Shepherd Dog to earn the USDAA Agility Dog™ title.