Hawkey is one of Aarons good old boys with 8 years of age. I am not sure he will find his way in my race team, as I have way too many young talented dogs. But ya never know. We train him only about half of the miles than the younger dogs. On the ATV we nicknamed him the anteater, as his head was always low, sniffing for stuff. Luckily once one snow, he curbed that habit. Easy all around solid dog.