Pat has seriously trained her dogs in bitework, carting and herding and continues to utilize bitework and herding for breeding criteria. Pat has shown several of her Bouviers (as well as other breeds) to AKC conformation championships. The focus now is pure performance.
She has trained and shown 4 bouviers to advanced titles in herding. Pat garnered an HIT at the 2013 ABdFC Nat’l with her current Bouvier, Crestwood’s Belgian Quintessence de Fellstar "Edmund" as well as putting an AHBA Championship on him with him being in the top 10 performance bouviers for several years through his herding performance. Pat's first Bouv to trial in herding, Celt, (Fellstar's Marque 'O th' Celt), earned High in Trials and other awards, including a High in Trial/High Combined in Trial/Most Promising All Breed and the ASCA belt buckle, over competing Australian Shepherds, at a Jackie Kenson Classic 3 day trial, This included trialing on ducks, sheep and cattle, placing 1st or 2nd in 9 classes over 3 days of trialing. Celt went on to be the 1st Bouvier in history to earn the ASCA coveted Ranch Dog Certification (not a trial title but a working dog certification for ranch use) and advanced herding titles. Celt was lost when he was severely injured while working stock at home. Pat also has a High in Trial at the ACD Nat’l Specialty with a friend’s ACD as well as trained and titled the dog to its AHBA Herding Championship. Pat has earned RsvHIT & HIT with several breeds. She's enjoyed trialing with a Belgian Sheepdog, Cardigan Corgis, a Kelpie, Border Collie and many ACDs. Most recent "other breed" was trialing a Berger Picard to HIT at its National Specialty at Purina Farms in 2019. In 2020 under Pat's tutelage, Trips went on to earn his AKC titles of HXAs, HXBs, HXDs with 5 HITs and 2 Rsv HITs, his AHBA titles of HTD IIIs, HTAD IIIs, HRD IIIs and RLF IIIs, again garnering several HITs and Rsv HITs and ASCA STDs and OTDs with first time out of the box in ASCA receiving 1st and Most Promising. Trips is now working on his points toward Championships in AKC and AHBA
Pat has been an AKC judge since 2005 and an AHBA judge since 2004 and periodically gives herding clinics when time allows. Another accomplished Bouv in the Taylor household is Arion's Yen T' Go To Fellstar "Go". Go is the 2nd Bouvier in history to obtain an AHBA Herding Championship with several HITs, including ABdFC HIT and HIT combined and Herding Champion and NAWBA Herding Champion and AKC top 20, etc. Pat is an active law enforcement officer and currently works as a Patrol Deputy in her home county in Texas.