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A Dying Wish

A dog fulfills his deceased owner's dream.  By Anne Douglas

It's Dealer the Border Collie's first time at the USDAA Cynosport Games and he's having a great time. But it's tragic his owner isn't here to see it.

Dealer's owner passed away from cancer two years ago. She and Dealer had competed in agility together.  When she left Dealer with his breeder, Annette Alfonso, she took over his agility training. "She always wanted him to come here," says Alfonso.

Alfonso is originally from Puerto Rico and moved to Miami six years ago. On Thursday, she and Dealer competed as members of the Puerto Rican team with Border Collies Chill and Deejay.

Anne Douglas is the editor of DogSport Magazine ( and can be reached at


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