Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker started obedience training and showing in 1980 with a rescue Siberian Husky and then a rescue Doberman Pinscher, both of whom earned Companion Dog Titles. In 1983 she bought her 1st puppy: a Border Collie. She immediately fell in love with the breed and has trained and shown several since that time. She has also loved and shown a very special Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a comical little French Bulldog.

Over the years, she has studied under numerous world renowned trainers, such as Janice Demello, Patty Ruzzo, Judy Howard, Janet Lewis, Sheila Booth, and Sylvia Bishop, Terri Arnold and Bridget Carlsen.

Kathy began as a member of the Somerset County 4-H Dog Project in the early 80’s. She then went on to teach for the Dog Project from 1984-1999. She has also taught for Town & Country DTC (1987-1992), Staten Island CDC (1992-2007), and Princeton DTC (1992-2008).

Kathy and her dogs also participate in pet therapy with TDI, herding and scent work.

Kathy is also an approved AKC obedience and scent work judge.

Kathy’s Dogs:

“Friendly” (Domino’s Friendly Zulka CD)
rescued Siberian Husky

“Dobie” (Queen Shalor Sunshine CD)

“Flash” (Fortora’s Flashdance UD)
Border Collie

“Jazzper” (Am/Can OTCh Fortora’s Boomer-Jazz UD)
Border Collie

“Please” (Fortora’s Always Pleasing UD)
Border Collie

Elizabeth” (Heidihaus’ Evening Star UD)
Border Collie

  • 1989 Eastern Regional – 2nd Place Novice
  • 1989 Classic – 7th Place Novice
  • 1992 Eastern Regional – 10th place open

“Dream” (Am/Can OTCh Heidihaus’ Forever Dreaming UDX)
Border Collie

  • 1991 Eastern Regional – 3rd Place Novice
  • 1992 Eastern Regional – 6th Place Open
  • 1993 Classic – 9th Place Super Dog
  • 1994 Detroit Windsor – 7th Place Top Dog
  • 1994 Eastern Regional – 7th Place Super Dog
  • 1995 Classic – 9th Place Super Dog
  • 1996 – Ranked 23rd All Breed OTCh points in US
  • 1996 AKC National Invitational – 3rd Runner Up

“Gypsy” (Heidihaus’ Gypsy Gortune UDX)
Border Collie

  • 1993 Eastern Regional – 7th Place Novice
  • 1993 Classic – 9th Place Novice

“Fire” (Ch Carrington’s Line of Fire UD OA NAJ)
Am Staff

  • 1997 Eastern Regional – 6th Place Novice
  • 1997 Classic – 11th Place Novice
  • 1997 Detroit Windsor – Sunday High Novice Dog
  • 1999 Central Regional – 5th Place Open

“Blake” (Ch/OTCh Wyndspell Back in Black UDX10 OA NAJ)
Border Collie

  • 2001 All Star – 4th Place Novice
  • 2002 All Star – 1st Place Open
  • 2004 All Star – 8th Place Super Star
  • 2005 AKC National Invitational – Herding Group 3rd Place
  • 2006 All Star – 8th Place Super Star
  • 2006 All Star – 6th Place Rally Excellent
  • 2006 AKC National Invitational
  • 2006 – Ranked 7th All Breed OTCh points in US
  • 5/2006 – Perfect Score “200” in Utility B
  • 2007 World Team Alternate
  • 2009 – Retires with 1500 Lifetime OTCh points

“Leo” (FBRN My Little Alien CD RE)
rescued French Bulldog

“Secret” (OTCH Redbridge Keepin A Dark Secret UDX OM3 NW3)
Border Collie

  • Multiple High In Trial Winner/High Combined Winner
  • Multiple High In Trial Winner/High Combined Winner
  • 2012 All Star – 2nd Place Utility
  • 2013 AKC National Obedience Championship –
    1st place Border Collie, 6th place Herding Group, 15th place overall

“Faith” (Res’Q Keep the Faith NW1 TDI)
Rescue mixed breed

“Drake” (OTCH Katwalk Extra Special UDX5 OM8)
Border Collie

  • 2015 AKC Obedience Classic – 1st Place Open
  • 2017 Top 25 AKC OTCH points All Breed
  • 2017 AKC National Obedience Championship – Top 20

“Rihanna” (Katwalk Written In The Stars CDX, RA)
Border Collie
2017 AKC Rally National – 4th Place Novice

“Taylor” (Czechmate Can’t Fight Fate)
Border Collie