Linda Knowles
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Linda started going to dog shows when she was 12, but wasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t allowed a dog of her own until she was a senior in high school. Her first dog, Bonnie, was an ILP\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d Lhasa Apso that Linda retired from the Utility ring at age 12 with one leg out of about 70 shows! After retirement from obedience, Linda started tracking with Bonnie. When Bonnie was 13, Linda was finally able to add another dog to her household. She chose a Belgian Tervuren, as she wanted a dog that could do everything. Linda named her first Terv \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Breeze\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", as she knew that training her would be much easier than the Lhasa! Breeze truly lived up to her name. She had her UD by age 3, and earned 8 UDX legs that didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t count, as the title didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t come into effect until the following year! Linda and Breeze started showing in USDAA agility in 1991. Breeze was the first American-owned Terv to earn the USDAA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Advanced Agility Dog title. Linda and Breeze attended the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'94 USDAA Grand Prix Championships in Houston, TX, where they also competed in the very first AKC agility trial (placing 2nd in Open 24). Breeze also placed 4th at the 1996 USDAA Grand Prix Championships. After retirement from obedience and agility, the team returned to tracking, where Breeze earned her TDX at age 11 to become Snowflower\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Spring Breeze UDX TDX MX AXJ PT, VMAD JM, EAC EGC EJC! Linda served as the TNT Agility columnist for several years, and established the ABTC Agility Rankings in \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'95, which she continues to maintain to this day. She also was an assistant teacher at Westside Agility Training for several years. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Redwood Belgian Tervuren Fanciers and Palo Alto Foothills Tracking Association clubs. She is currently competing with Mercy (ADCH MACH Snowflower Mercy By Moonlight VCD3, SACH JCH-Br GCH-Br SCH-Br RCH, CL4, HIC) in AKC, USDAA, and occasionally CPE agility, as well as obedience, and is training for Variable Surface Tracking.