Duchess (retired)

About Duchess

“The best is really yet to come with [Duchess]. She is my first ever dog and has taught me so much while keeping busy training in four different events. She is a super weave dog and can be fast like a rocket (I usually hope she is heading in the right direction!).”

– Duchess’ handler


  • Call Name: Duchess
  • Registered Name: Duchess Red Borthwich
  • Nicknames: Snootles, Snooty Beauty, (nicknames are constantly changing and evolving)
  • Breed: Beagle
  • Colour: Tricolor
  • Born: May 1, 2002
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Titles: MADC (Masters Agility Dog of Canada), SSGDC, RE (Rally Excellent) TDX (AKC Tracking Dog Excellent) AX, AXJ, OF, CGC (Canine Good Citizen), Can TD (Tracking Dog)
  • Favorite Game: run away from mom and eat poop (bad girl!)
  • Favorite Toy: currently her plush squeaky bone
  • Favorite Activity: agility (of course), obedience, tracking, and mooching food (probably her #1)
  • Most Impressive Trick: alternating paw handshake
  • Brags: super weave dog
  • Faults: pulled the turkey off the table on Thanksgiving (after dinner, luckily); also escaped the ring during a run at a trial and was grabbing a fritter off the hospitality table (earning her the temporary nickname of “Fritter Critter”)
  • Owner: Duchess’ handler