Savvy (Border Collie dog)

Savvy (2002-) is a nearly 15 year old Border Collie who earned an amazing 37 titles and versatility awards in 8 sports over his lifetime, including the Trick Dog Champion title. He was forced into retirement at the height of his career (5 years old) due to moving abroad. After moving back to the U.S. five years later, he came out of retirement at the age of 10 to earn his Utility Dog obedience title (the most advanced AKC level) with all first places.

At the age of 13, he qualified for the AKC Rally Obedience National Championships, and at the age of 14 years and 2 months, he performed in his final trick show, still able to do all of his tricks, including hind-leg walking and figure 8’s around Sharon’s leg at a gallop.

Savvy’s official name is:

TDCH, VX, CHX, U-CD, U-AgII, Ch. RiverRun’s Satellite VCD-2, HSAs, HIAs, HXAs, HRDI/II/IIIs, HTDIs, HTDIId, UD, AX, OAJ, RE, BH, TD, CGC, TKP

Savvy was a semi-finalist on Season 1 of Turkey’s Got Talent, and later appeared as a guest on a popular Turkish sitcom.

The producer immediately offered him a permanent place on the cast, with a full episode written to introduce him, but Sharon already has plans to move back to America. However, Savvy did have the chance to star in an ad for Pedigree dog foods in Europe.

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Savvy on the set of ANIMA-Istanbul animation studio. Savvy was filmed for two days doing custom tricks; afterwards, they animated his mouth for a European Pedigree commercial
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At the age of 8, Savvy placing second (by 1 point!) in both advanced freestyle and advanced toss-and-fetch at the inaugural Istanbul Open Disc Dog Championship. Six weeks before this, he had never caught a plastic frisbee in his life.