Canyon X Soupy
born May 27, 2005

owned by Linda MacDonald

Wings is a MACH4

In October 2014, Wings earned her “MACH4” title and retired from agility competition at 9.5 years old. Congratulations to a talented and hard-working team!

Wings is a MACH3 and a UDX11

Linda MacDonald and Wings earned their MACH3 title on Saturday June 22, 2013. I am very proud of Wings agility accomplishments this year with limited showing. She earned her Agility Master Century Standard “MXC” and Master Jumpers Century “MJC” titles. She also earned her UDX11 title on 4/20.

Wings and Linda at the All Star Obedience Championships

Wings is the All Star Super Star Winner!

At the All Star Performance Dog Association 2012 All Star Obedience & Rally Championships on August 4th and 5th at the York Expo in York, PA, Wings won her very first National Tournament (Linda’s also). She has officially earned the title of “ALL STAR SUPER STAR DOG”!

In the Super Star Division the dogs compete in 5 rounds over two days using a mixed order of the Utility & Open exercises with 6 in each round. They also perform the out of sight sit and down exercise both days at the end of the day's rounds of competition.

Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) and Versatility Certificate of Excellence (VCX)

On June 21, 2012, at the Pittsburgh GRC Golden Specialty held in New Castle, PA, Wings passed the Certificate of Conformation Assessment (CCA) under the required 3 evaluators. She is now qualified for the GRCA VCX Title: Versatility Certificate of Excellence. Wings had 28 points and the Golden Retriever Club of America requires only 20 for the VCX!

She has…

  • 1 for CCA
  • 11 for the OTCH/ODHF
  • 11 for the MACH
  • 5 for the WCX

Video of Wings and Linda's MACH2 Run:

Wings is a MACH2!

On Saturday, May 12, 2012, Wings and Linda completed their MACH2 title at North Olmsted (Ohio). Going into the weekend, she needed 36 points and double Q’d on Friday. On her first run Saturday morning she only needed 12 points and she earned 17 points on a very tricky and tightly wheeled course. Wings flew around the ring and ran the 61 SCT in only 43:87 seconds.

Video of their MACH2 Celebration:

And then they celebrated!

On their celebration MACH run around the ring, Wings thought the judge might wish to give her a congratulatory hug - twice - but Linda got her to stop on the third one. After putting her leash on and leaving the ring she jumped on anyone who would let her. An ice cream celebration followed!

Wings Completes her UDX9!

On Sunday April 29, 2012, Wings completed her UDX9 title with a 198.5 out of the Open B class and a High in Trial award under judge, Pat Krause.

a collage celebrating wing's mach

Wings is an Obedience Grand Master!

This is the 40th title that Wings has earned! She is also currently working on her MACH2, which Linda hopes to finish after the National Obedience Invitational.

Wings is a Master Agility Champion!

linda and wings with their MACH ribbon and decorated bar
Wings just started trialing in agility in January, got her NA in February and finished her MACH in December!! She earned 11 titles in 2010!

wings enters weave poles
wings weaving
wings leaves weave poles barking

Wings' Agility Journey

  • Februrary 20, 2010 - NA with one 1st and two 2nd placements
  • March 19, 2010 - NAJ with a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd
  • March 21, 2010 - OA with two 1sts and a 3rd place
  • April 9, 2010 - OAJ title
  • April 11, 2010 - AX title
  • May 1 and 2, 2010 - AXJ title; 2 MX legs, 1 MXJ leg and 41 MACH points!
  • June 5, 2010 -- Wings finished her MXJ title (10 legs) in just 11 trials!
  • December 17, 2010 -- Wings finished her MACH!

2009 Was a Great Year for Wings!

  • Wings completed both her UDX4 and OM5 in December 2009!!
  • Wings was invited in the first round to compete at the AKC National Obedience Invitational in December 2009!!
  • 13 AKC High in Trial awards and 5 UKC High in Trial Awards
  • 6 High Combined Awards and 167 OTCH points!


Linda MacDonald and Wings, completed their AKC OTCH title on 4-14-09 at the Fulton Co. KC trial held in Toledo. She needed 13 points and a first place in either class going into the weekend. She did it with style by winning Open-B with a score of 197.5 ++ after winning a 3 way run-off for first place under judge Dan Herald and also captured the HIGH IN TRIAL Award. She finished in 9 weekends of shows. She now has 8 legs on her UDX2 title with 10 double Q’s in a row.

Wings earned her UDX title on Sunday, December 12/14, 2008 at Western Reserve KC. She also won the High Combined Award on Sunday and a second place in Utility B for 7 points.

wings high in trial
High in Trial - Aug. 23, 2007

GRCA Obedience Hall of Fame!

On October 12, 2008, Wings was entered into the Golden Retriever Club of America Hall of Fame after earning her UD title and having 7 High in Trials. (Only 5 HITs are required for this honor, but Wings always exceeds expectations!)

wings and quacker jh
Wings and her sister Quacker both earned their JH titles in 2 consecutive weekends and 4 straight passes!

wings and quacker
Wings and Quacker

wings wcx
WCX - July 27, 2008

bridget and hootie heeling by pond