Judge Information

Mrs. Linda M. Mac Donald
8116 Shilling Rd.
West Salem, OH 44287
(419) 853-4329
CELL: 330-845-1364
Email: macdonaldlinda@ameritech.net

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Linda and Michael MacDonald operate the HY-BAR Training Center in West Salem, Ohio.

For over 30 years, they have owned, trained and showed Obedience Champion titled dogs, competed at the National level and ranked several dogs in the AKC lifetime rating systems.  They are not your average dog trainer.  They are involved and have experience in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Retriever Field work and Herding.  They are both respected in the world of dogs and have both served on several AKC Advisory committees that periodically review and change obedience regulations and guidelines.  Linda is an AKC obedience judge who has had the honor of judging at several national tournaments including the AKC Invitational.  Besides obedience, Linda has titled both a 24 and 20 inch Master Agility Champion and both also qualified for the AKC Agility Nationals.  Linda is also very involved in field work and hunt test with her Golden Retrievers.  Two of their dogs, Sixpak and Sadie have been included in several books that highlight the breedís outstanding performers and outstanding sire and dam producers.  Mike and Linda  have earned over 125 Obedience titles, titled 5 AKC Obedience Trial Champions, earned over 7,500 OTCH points and close to 300 High in Trials.  They have 21 National tournament top ten placements and also a Gaines Superdog title.  Lindaís current Golden Retriever, Wings is rated in the top of her breed and competed at the AKC National Obedience Invitational in Long Beach, CA in December 2009 and 2010.  This event host the top OTCH (Obedience Trial Champion) dogs in the country for a 2 day tournament.  In 2010, Wings began competing in Agility.  She quickly earned her Novice, Open and Excellent Standard and Jumpers (6) titles in 5 weekends.  She also earned her Master Agility Championship MACH title quickly while qualifying for the AKC Nationals.  Mikeís current dog is a Rottweiler named Bang who has earned her UD, RE, MX, MXJ, and HT, PT, HSAs AKC Herding titles. She is now working towards her Agility Championship and is over the halfway mark.  Working with people to achieve the highest goals in the sport of dogs is their specialty.  Their Students not only earn titles, they earn the highest and hardest titles. Several have made National obedience rankings.  They are very proud of the accomplishments of all their students.


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