ent has been training working Border Collies for over 30 years. Beginning as a young lad, he began his learning from his father, Henry Kuykendall, a well know competitor and breeder in his own right. Since then, Kent has studied with many other exceptional handlers and trainers...and added his unique thinking and perspectives as well.
It works. He, his dogs, and his students measure up time and again; in sheep dog trials, cattle dog trials, and in daily work.
Below are a only a few of his impressive series of wins. Unfortuneately, we're missing photos from the USBCHA Cattle Dog Finals, where Kent placed third with Coon.
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Kent and Bill win the Purina Outstanding Border Collie award in 1995. Bill was bred, raised, and trained by Kuykendall's.
And, in 2000, Kent repeated his Purina win with Coon. The Kukendalls continue to be one of the only two winners of this prestigious award who have bred, trained, and trialed the winning dog....which speaks for itself.
Also in 2000, Kent and Dehl win the USBCHA Nursery Finals. Dehl was also raised and trained by Kent.
Just in case you haven't noticed yet....Kent has been at this a long time, and his successes continue to grow.