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Brags from the Nov/Dec 2005 Newsletter

 

Kelly Schnur tells us that... On December 18th 2005 Kaila Forever in Blue Jeans earned her 3rd and final leg for her Companion Dog title...just barely skimming by with a score of 171 due to the fact that her butt NEVER touched the ground...that's right, NOT ONE SIT did she do....Oh well.... I am still thrilled we finally made it and she is now kaila Forever In Blue Jeans RN, CD.....

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) starts her year off Fantastic !  At the Erie Kennel Club Show on Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 she Double Q'd  both days with all  2nd place wins.  She picked up 79 more Mach points and 2 more Doubles.  She is now at 9 Double Q's and 918 Mach points.  Way to go my "Little Bear". I Love you. AND... The weekend didn't end there...My other team player "Chet" did a fantastic job. Earning his OJP and his first leg towards his AJP with both 1st place wins ! Way to go "Cheddar Cheese"  I Love you too. (Picture on right.)

 

Walter Piroth tells us that... It is my honor to inform everyone that my teammate, oZZy is now oZZy TDI, CD, CGC, AXJ and AX (Agility Excellent). This long sought after third leg occurred at Countrywide Agility on Sunday January 8, 2006. OZZy had a perfect run, we placed second, and I messed up just once but because he’s a lot more agile than I am he was able to avoid me running over him. He's getting good at getting out of the way. So now we hope to get our Masters Titles before we’re both to old to remember why we’re trialing. A special thanks to her honor Judge Kim Reeher for her wonderful course.

 

Kelly Schnur tells us that...Kaila Forever In Blue Jeans, competed in Rally at the Westmoreland County Obedience show in Delmont on October 1st and 2nd placing 3rd each day, earning her Rally Novice title.  This is Kaila's first title AND Kelly's first title as well.

 

On October 15-16,2005 at the Golden Triangle Obedience trial, JJ (Am/Can.CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD, RE, AX, OAP, AXJ, OJP, NAC-V, OJC,CGC,TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N, PT, HCT, JHD, VCX+CH) owned by Gloria and Ken Hansen, qualified for his 5th and 6th RAE legs in Rally!! AND..."JJ" earned his 7th leg toward his Rally Advanced Excellent Rally title at the Catoctin Kennel Club Trial on Dec 2.  Handled by Ken Hansen.

 

Karen Rose Cercone and her Shelties Brynn and Kirby have been having fun in the Rally ring this fall.  Brynn and Kirby earned their Rally Novice titles at the Golden Triangle and Youngstown trials, and Brynn put the icing on the cake by taking 1st place with a perfect score at Youngstown.  The blue merle girls then moved up to Rally Advanced where Kirby turned the tables on her sister by getting a perfect score and taking 4th place at the Winterland Classic in Michigan.

 

Jackie Herbein is thrilled to report that Rondo (Patented Classical Form, UD, MX, MXJ, MXP, AJP, TDInc) completed his Utility Dog title at the Crown Classic!  He was undoubtedly tired of hearing his mom singing "All I want for Christmas is my UD...." and managed to get it all together on his first morning in Cleveland.  MACh Allegro (MACh T'Angel's Allegro Molto, UD, AXP, AJP) spent his first day in a snit because he saw agility rings and was expected to do obedience, but managed to recover by Friday when he earned his 9th UDX leg!

 

Kelly Schnur tells us that...December 18th 2005, Kaila Forever in Blue Jeans earned her 3rd qualifying score for her CD title at the Western Reserve Kennel Club show in Cleveland Ohio.  Kaila enjoyed a gourmet dinner afterwards....to her delight.. :)

  

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich are thrilled to tell us that….At the Admiral Perry OTC Agility Trial in Edinboro, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RN, OA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, qualified for the 9th and 10th time in Excellent B Jumpers to finish her MXJ.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Excellent Jumpers with a 3rd place and 12 more Mach points at the Clarion trial on Nov. 5, 2005.  Kyrie qualified in Excellent Jumpers with a 1st place and 24 more Mach points at the Admiral Perry trial on Nov 12, 2005.  The Next day my "Little Bear" got a Double Q with a 1st place in Jumpers and 18 more Mach points and a 3rd place in Standard  (8th MX leg) and 18 more Mach points.  Way to go "Little Bear"  Love ya !  Kyrie wants to Congratulate Chet on his first Agility Title.  Way to go "Cheddar Cheese".  We are so proud of you.

AND...Kyrie qualified in Excellent Standard with a 2nd place and 21 more Mach points on Nov 25 at the Tamarack Lake Kennel Club show.  The Next day (Nov 26) she earned her MX title qualifying in Excellent Standard with a 1st place and 30 more Mach points.  To top off my weekend, the next day (Nov 27) she got a Double Q  with a 4th place in Jumpers and 10 more Mach points and 17 more Mach points in Standard.  Way to go my "Little Bear.

AND...Kyrie keep her ribbons coming when she went to Clarion shows and started off with a 1st place in Jumpers and 20 more Mach points on Dec 9.   The next day (Dec 10) She got a Double Q with a 2nd place in Standard and 19 more Mach points and 2nd place in Jumpers and 9 more Mach points.  The next day (Dec 11) she got a Double Q with a 2nd place in Standard  and 30 more Mach points and 1st place in Jumpers and 22 more Mach points.   Way to go "Little Bear"  I am so proud of you.  

 

Lynn and Tom Uram tell us that...On November 12, 2005, Chet (A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame) finished his Novice Agility Jumpers title at the Admiral Perry Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA.  As icing on the cake, he placed second in the 16" novice jumpers class.  We are so excited that he now has an agility title to go along with his CD and Rally Novice titles.  We can't thank Elaine Mayowski enough for the marvelous job she's done training Chet and handling him in the agility ring.  They make a great team!! AND...On Thanksgiving weekend, Elaine Mayowski and Chet were burning up the agility rings in Edinboro, PA.  Chet earned his Novice Jumpers Preferred (NJP) title in three straight shows with three first place finishes.  Two of his three qualifying legs were earned with perfect scores!!  Chet and Elaine will be pursuing his Open Jumpers title in 2006, and we're eager to see them in the agility ring again!  We are very grateful to Elaine for the wonderful job she's doing with Chet. 

AND...On December 10th and 11th, Chet competed in the Open Jumpers Preferred agility class for the first time, and we're delighted to report that he qualified both days with perfect scores and first place finishes.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to Elaine Mayowski for handling Chet to these exciting wins.  Elaine and Chet have earned two agility titles in the last six weeks, and they are one leg away from a third one.  We couldn't be happier!

 

Bill Herbein reports that Trio (Homespun Classical Style, MX, MXJ, TDInc) felt neglected with all the broohaha about his older brothers' obedience accomplishments at the Crown Classic and wants everyone to know he earned his 12th Excellent B double Q on his first of two days there.

 

Karen Rose Cercone tells us that...Running in agility at the Winterland Classic, Brynn picked up her first double-Q of the year (yes, in November) and placed 3rd in Exc B Jumpers.  Karen Rose estimates that if Team Brynn continues earning double-Q's at this blazing rate, their MACH title should arrive in the mail on the same day that she gets her first Social Security check.

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tells us that... On November 12, 2005, Chet (A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame) finished his Novice Agility Jumpers title at the Admiral Perry Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA.  As icing on the cake, he placed second in the 16" novice jumpers class.  We are so excited that he now has an agility title to go along with his CD and Rally Novice titles.  We can't thank Elaine Mayowski enough for the marvelous job she's done training Chet and handling him in the agility ring. They make a great team!!

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that… Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Excellent Jumpers with a 3rd place and 12 more Mach points at the Clarion trial on Nov. 5, 2005.

 

Kyrie qualified in Excellent Jumpers with a 1st place and 24 more Mach points at the Admiral Perry trial on Nov 12, 2005.  The Next day my "Little Bear" got a Double Q with a 1st place in Jumpers and 18 more Mach points and a 3rd place in Standard  (8th MX leg) and 18 more Mach points.  Way to go "Little Bear"  Love ya !    

 

Kyrie wants to Congratulate Chet on his first Agility Title.  Way to go "Cheddar Cheese".  We are so proud of you.

 


Brags from the October 2005 Newsletter

 

Kelly Schnur is pleased to announce that… Kaila Forever In Blue Jeans competed in Rally at the Westmoreland county Obedience show in Delmont on October 1st and 2nd placing 3rd  each day earning her Rally Novice title. This is Kaila's first title AND Kelly's first title as well...(Picture On Right)

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that….At the WCOTC Rally Trials on October 1 & 2, U-ACH Hullston’s Return To Sender CD, OA, OAJ, NAP, NJP, AG.N, NAC, OJC, NGC, JS-N, CL1-R, CL1-H, CGC, TDIA, VCC, FFXP “Hayley”, earned the first two legs of her Rally Novice title.  At the same trial, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, OA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, also earned the first two legs of her Rally Novice title. 

AND...at the GTOTC Rally Trials on October 15 & 16, both Hayley and Hannah finished their Rally  Novice titles, and earned the first legs of their Rally Advanced titles. 

 

Anne Trosky reports that...Shadow (Moon Shadow of Summerridge, CDX) got his Agility career off to a surprising and successful start.  At his first ever Agility Trial at TRSSCGP'S Agility Trial in Edinboro on October 22 & 23, Shadow qualified both days in Novice Preferred JWW with a first place finish each day.  Shadow is still trying to figure out why those tunnels are so dark and long and the other obstacles are so irresistible on the Standard course.  Anne and Shadow are just so happy to be back in the ring together...that's my Shadow!!

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI,  CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Excellent Standard earning her 4th leg towards her MX title with a 3rd place and 15 more Mach points at the Erie Kennel Club show on October 1, 2005. Then on October 2 she got her 5th leg towards her MX title with a 2nd place and 30 more Mach Points.  Then she went onto qualifying in Excellent Jumpers with a 2nd Place and 16 more Mach Points "2nd DOUBLE Q"  Way to go my "Little Bear".  I am so proud of you.

AND...Kyrie earned her 6th MX leg with a 1st place and 40 Mach points then went on to qualify in Jumpers with another 1st place and 24 Mach points.  That is her 3rd Double Q and 553 points towards her Mach Title!  This was at the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club show on October 8, 2005.  Way to go my sweat "Little Bear"  Love Ya !

AND...Kyrie qualified in Excellent Jumpers with a 1st place and 20 more Mach points at the Three    Rivers Shetland Sheepdog trial on Oct. 22, 2005.  The next day Kyrie earned her 7th MX leg with a 2nd place and 16 more Mach points.   We are getting it together my sweet  "Little Bear."  Love Ya !

AND... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Jumpers on 9/17 at the Beaver County Kennel club shows with a 4th place and 9 more Mach points.  Then on 9/18 she qualified in Standard to earn her 3rd leg towards her MX and 17 more Mach points and then qualified in Jumpers on 9/18 and 8 more Mach points AND HER FIRST "DOUBLE Q".  Way to go my "Little Bear".
AND... Kyrie qualified in Jumpers on 9/24 at the Sheltie Specialty Show in Maryland  and 11 more Mach points.  Love Ya my "Little Bear"

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that...On October 22nd and 23rd, Chet competed in his first agility trial.  We're delighted to report that he qualified AND placed both days in the 16" Novice Jumpers class.  He earned second place on Saturday and third place on Sunday at the TRSSCGP's agility trial in Edinboro, PA.  Elaine Mayowski handled Chet in the agility ring on both days.  She did a fabulous job with him, and we are very grateful to her!  Chet and Elaine will be pursuing his final NAJ leg in November.  We're eagerly anticipating their next appearance in the ring. (Picture on Right)

 

Julie Iverson tells us that...What a weekend Homespun had!  On Saturday 10/22 at TRSSCGP's first agility trial, Lynmarr Send in the Clown AX NAP AXJ NJP CGC started the weekend by winning a first place in the Open Standard preferred class and then went on to get a 2nd in the Jumpers preferred for his OJP title (we got one of the very nice new title ribbons).  On Sunday 10/23 he moved up to the  Excellent Jumpers preferred course and got a 2nd place.  And in the Open Standard preferred class he got another first place.  Kellie ( CH Kimmany Kalypso) and Weaver (CH Homespun Dream Weaver) made their debut at this trial.  On Saturday Kellie got her first leg in Novice Standard with a third place and then got her first Novice Jumpers leg with a first place.  On Sunday she obtained her second leg in Novice Standard with a 2nd place and barely beat out her son for first place in Novice Jumpers.  Weaver got his first leg in Novice Jumpers with a second.  Their times were very close.  Kellie ran the course in 33.08 seconds and Weaver's run was 33.82.  Out of 12 runs for the weekend we ended up with 9 qualifiers, 4 blue ribbons, 4 red ribbons, one yellow ribbon and one new title ribbon.  I'm very proud of all my guys.  There were bets on whether Kellie would actually run the course or take the princess attitude that the whole thing was beneath her.  Sheila and Mary couldn't  believe that she was the same dog that they've seen in class.  Kellie was all business and attacked the course with style.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her 6th MX leg with a 1st place and 40 Mach points then went on to qualify in Jumpers with another 1st place and 24 Mach points.  That is her 3rd Double Q and 553 points towards her Mach Title!  This was at the Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club show on October 8, 2005.  Way to go my sweat "Little Bear"  Love Ya !


 

Brags from the September 2005 Newsletter

 

Roe and Ed George are excited to announce that....CH. Kelvington's Spirit N the Sky went BOB and a group 3 at the Shawnee K.C. under judge J.R. White. Bred by Elaine Kelvington, owned and shown by Roe George. Spirit is almost 8 years old! He has also won several BOS lately....He was retired, he still has it.

 

Maureen and Lindsay Spitznogle tell us that...On Sunday at the Laurel Highlands KC show in Ebensburg, Emprise Roadmaster  "Christopher" was Winners Dog for his last single point.  He needs that one major to finish.

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that...Chet (A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame, CD, RN) has been out of the conformation ring for over two years, and we decided to enter him at the Clarksburg West Virginia Kennel Club's show on September 17th just for fun.  We thought it would be exciting to have Chet and his son (CastleGate's Daily News) in the ring at the same show. Much to our delight, Geraldo won his class, and Chet won BOB over two other specials. Just to add icing to the cake, Chet made the cut in the group ring as well.  Many of our club members stayed to cheer for Chet in the group ring, and that made the day even more special for us. Chet was handled to his BOB today by Debbie Miller-Gurchak.  It was the first time that the two of them had been in the conformation ring together, and they looked great!  Our breed judge at the Clarksburg Show was James Neal Barrett, and the group judge was Judith Goodin.  We're so proud of our two blue boys!!

AND...We're smiling at CastleGate again this weekend! On September 24th, CastleGate's Daily News was RWD under breeder judge Nan Bodine at the Butler, PA show.  I know that most people don't get too excited about reserves, but putting a reserve myself on a puppy that I bred was pretty special to me.  Geraldo is eight months old, and the Butler show was only the fourth time that we've been in the ring together. We're so proud of Geraldo!! 

AND...Daily (Shamont Most Unusual Day) was not going to be outdone by her son's RWD this weekend.  On September 25th, Daily was WB in Davenport, Iowa.  September 25th was also Daily's fifth birthday, so that made her win even more special.  Daily was handled to this win by Amy Zoss Massey (Kell Shelties).  Daily now has five points/one major, and we're very excited to have her back in the ring again!!

 

Owner/ Handler, Marlana Tice is proud to report that... Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OAJ, NA, "Marko" went BEST OF BREED over Specials on September 18, 2005 under Judge Judith Goodin at the Greater Clarksburg Kennel Club show in Weston, West Virginia for his second 3-Point Major.  Then "Marko" finished the day with a GROUP 4 under Judge Barbara Dempsey-Alderman. "Marko" now has 13 points with both majors and (2) Best Of Breeds over specials and (2) Group 4 Placements enroute to his Championship.  Breeder and Co-Owner, Joanna Fortson, has outdone herself with grooming and supporting me through all of this.  We are looking forward to getting those last two points for Marko to finish and Marko is looking forward to going to agility trials where Running and Barking in the ring are allowed and NO GROOMING is required !

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that...On Sunday July 24th at the Golden Retriever Club AKC agility trial in Cheswick, Pa., Cummings Chivas Regal LTD, NA, NAJ, got his 2nd leg in Open Jumpers with a first place finish for the 12" height class, course time was 46 seconds, Chevy finished In 30.5, he was flying!!!

 

Walter Piroth tells us that...On August 28, 2005 at the Mountaineer Kennel Club Trial in Morgantown, oZZy and I managed by a whole .03 seconds to capture our Excellent JWW title with our third qualifying score. In spite of our less than blinding speed we placed first. You'd think oZZy would be as excited as I was but no he's still pouting. When we stopped for ice cream on the way home, as is our tradition, and after he ate all of his he felt I should share some of mine with him. I had chocolate chip and told him he couldn't have any because chocolate makes doggies real sick. He didn't believe it and accused me on coming up with some lame story so I wouldn't have to give him any.

AND…”On Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18th at the Beaver County Kennel Club Trial at Cheswick oZZy had two perfect runs in Excellent A Standard to capture his first and second legs. The Sunday run resulted in a first place finish. We made a stop later in the day at Brusters to celebrate. He was given an extra large dish of ice cream that he inhaled in typical Sheltie fashion. I think his feelings on this are I can’t share something that’s gone. A couple minutes later he threw up. Ha."

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that….At the BCKC Agility Trial on September 17 & 18, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, OA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned the first leg of her Agility Excellent title with a 1st place, the fifth and sixth legs of her Master Agility Jumper title, and 10 more MACH points.

AND...At the Shetland Sheepdog Club Of Greater Baltimore’s Sheltie only agility trial on September 23 & 24, Hannah earned the seventh and eighth legs of her Master Agility Jumper title, one with a 4th place, and 12 more MACH points. 

 

From Carol DeMoss, Royanne Mac and Libby Wade:  Jason, Ch. Dunade Kaskade's Golden Fleece, NAJ received his NPJ title in three straight shows. His last leg was earned at the Baltimore Shetland Sheepdog Trial with a perfect score and he was 20 seconds UNDER time. Now on to those awful 12 weave poles!!

 

From Carol DeMoss and Linda Evans:  Charm, Kaskade's Demistasse, NAJ won her first leg in Open Jumbers and a second place at Cheswick on Sept 17th. She also got a second place and a leg in Novice JWW at the Baltimore Shetland Sheepdog Trial on Sept. 23rd.

 

From Linda Evans and Carol DeMoss:  Journey,  Kaskade's Legacy of the Wind, OA, OAJ not to be out done by her daughter Charm, received a leg and first place in Open Standard at Cheswick on Sept. 17th.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified in Jumpers on 9/17 at the Beaver County Kennel club shows with a 4th place and 9 more Mach points.  Then on 9/18 she qualified in Standard to earn her 3rd leg towards her MX and 17 more Mach points and then qualified in Jumpers on 9/18 and 8 more Mach points AND HER FIRST "DOUBLE Q".  Way to go my "Little Bear".

AND...Kyrie qualified in Jumpers on 9/24 at the Sheltie Specialty Show in Maryland  and 11 more Mach points. Love Ya my "Little Bear"

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) tried for her first time in Open Obedience in a Match on Sunday Sept. 11 in Wheeling WV and received an impressive score of 194.  Way to go "Little Bear". Maybe we will try for that CDX title.  

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) tried for her first time in Open Obedience in a Match on Sunday Sept. 11 in Wheeling WV and received an impressive score of 194.  Way to go "Little Bear".  Maybe we will try for that CDX title.  

 

Therese Poirier tells us that...Saranac Shelties is pleased to announce that Jessica, Saranac Critics Choice finished her Championship on August 7th going WB,BOW, and BOB over 2 specials and a Group 3 at the Hunterdon Hills KC show. She was finished in grand style by Zana Friend. As a puppy Jessica won two Best in Sweeps, one Best of Opposite in Sweeps and a Specialty reserve WB.

She is champion # three for her sire, CH Saranac Playing for Keeps (Jordan).

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Excellent Jumpers on 7/10 at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club with 8 Mach points, Cleveland All Breed on 7/16 with a 4th place and 11 Mach points, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club on 7/30 with 14 Mach points, Cleveland All Breed on 8/12 with a Big 1st place and 22 Mach points and Youngstown on 8/19 with a 3rd place and 9 Mach points and 8/21 with a 2nd place and 21 Mach points. Now if we could only get some Standard legs...

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that... On Sunday July 24th at the Golden Retriever Club AKC agility trial in Cheswick, Pa. Cummings Chivas Regal LTD, NA NAJ Got his 2nd leg in Open Jumpers with a first place finish for the 12" height class, course time was 46 seconds, Chevy finished In 30.5, he was flying !!!

 

Brags from the August 2005 Newsletter

 

 

Marlana Tice is pleased to announce that....Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OAJ, NA ("Marko") had a great weekend at the Canfield shows on Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday 8/6/05:     Reserve Winners Dog under Judge Robert Fetter.  Sunday 8/7/05:  WINNERS DOG and BEST OF  OPPOSITE SEX for a 3-Point Major (1 dog short of a 4-Point Major) under Judge Mrs. Lydia   Coleman Hutchinson.  Marko has 10 points with 1 Major (all owner handled).  He is Co-owned and Bred by Joanna Fortson.

 

Gloria Hansen tells us that...Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD, RE, AX, NAP, AXJ, NJP, NAC-V, OJC, CGC, TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N, PT, HCT, JHD, VCX, "JJ" our very special boy at 11 years young never ceases to amazes us.  At the WCOTC Trials, "JJ" earned his Open Standard Preferred and Open Jumpers Preferred Titles with First Places!  Ken and "JJ" just started doing preferred a few months ago and they are already back up to Excellent level.  He also earned a leg and a first place in Excellent Standard Preferred on Sunday. 

 

Bill Herbein reports that... Musical Dogs, Allegro, Rondo, and Trio had two good days and one not so good day at the WCOTC Agility Trials on Aug. 12-14.  On Friday, MACH T'Angel's Allegro Molto UD, AXP, OJP [Allegro] completed his Excellent JWW Title with a 1st place finish.  Patented Classical Form CDX, MX, MXJ, MXP, AJP [Rondo] earned a 1st place ribbon in Excellent B JWW Preferred and Homespun Classical Style MX, MXJ [Trio] finished 4th in the Excellent B Standard.  On Saturday Trio was the lone qualifier with a 3rd place finish in Excellent B Standard.  All three musical dogs failed to qualify on the Excellent JWW course in the 90+ degree heat.  Sunday was a 4 for 4 day with Allegro and Rondo earning 1st and 2nd places respectively in Excellent B JWW Preferred, and Trio competing his 9th Double Q with a 4th place in Excellent B Standard and a qualifying run in Excellent B JWW.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Excellent Jumpers on 7/10 at the Blue Ridge Dog Training Club with 8 Mach points, Cleveland All Breed on 7/16 with a 4th place and 11 Mach points, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club on 7/30 with 14 Mach points, Cleveland All Breed on 8/12 with a Big 1st place and 22 Mach points and Youngstown on 8/19 with a 3rd place and 9 Mach points and 8/21 with a 2nd place and 21 Mach points.  Now if we could only get some Standard legs...

 

Gloria Hansen tells us that...Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD, RE, AX, NAP, AXJ, NJP, NAC-V, OJC, CGC, TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N, PT, HCT, JHD, VCX, "JJ" and Ken at the two Canfield, Ohio Rally trials, picked up two more RAE (Rally Advanced Excellent) legs!!  He also put his first RN leg on our boy Kirby, CH Belaire's Prodigy.

 

Joanna and Larry Fortson tells us that...Ch Damingo Colt Forty Five, "Pistol", got his first leg in rally obedience at the Lorain show on August 14th.

 

Brags from the July 2005 Newsletter

 

Karen Rose Cercone tells us that...Team Brynn continues to have fun playing USDAA agility this summer.  Running at the Medina Swarm's home field on June 18 and 19, Brynn qualified in PI Standard and PI Gamblers to complete her PDI title.  This is the lower-height equivalent of USDAA's Agility Dog title and it requires six qualifying runs in different events: three in standard and one each in jumpers, gamblers and snooker.  Brynn finished her title in two trials with five 1sts and a 2nd.  That's not as impressive as it sounds when you consider that she's running the equivalent of AKC Novice courses with 10-year-old labs and 12-year-old border collies as her competition!  Brynn also completed her PI Jumpers title at Medina by earning three qualifying legs in jumpers, all with 1sts.  On to PII!

AND...Team Brynn also managed to qualify in Excellent B Jumpers at the Erie KC on July 1 in Albion. Miss Brynn is just like the little girl with the curl on her forehead: when she's good, she's very, very good!  She beat out all the multiple MACH competition in the 16" class to take 1st place with a time of 29.02 seconds.  Of course, when it came to her standard run ... remember what the little girl with the curl on her forehead is like when she's bad?  Enough said.

 

Walter Piroth reports that...We got our second leg in Excellent A Jumpers on Sunday at the Erie   Kennel Club Trial at Albion. We didn't break any speed records but we qualified and had a third place finish. So that's good.  What was scary was I had a complete course blackout about half way through. So we just proceeded to the next convenient jump.  Nice guess.  Or maybe oZZy pointed in the right direction.  In standard, well let's just say there will be another day.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI,     CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Excellent Standard earning her 2nd leg towards her MX and 15 Mach points on June 25, 2005.  After alot of hard work and frustration Kyrie is starting to nail those contacts.  Keep up the good work my Sweet Little Bear.  Yoyo, Elijah, Mom and I Love you.

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich report that...At the CABTC Agility Trial in North Olmstead OH on July 16th, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, OA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned the second leg of her MXJ and 3 MACH points.

AND...At the GPGRC agility trial in Cheswick on July 23 & 24, Hannah earned the third & fourth legs of her MXJ along with an additional 9 MACH points.  

 

Terri Poirier reports that...JoNee (Saranac Chance on One) completed her novice jumper agility title at the 2005 ASSA Nationals. 

 

Marlana Tice tells us that...At the Bushy Run Kennel Club show in Vandergrift, PA on July 2nd, Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OAJ, NA  "Marko" took Winners Dog and Best of Winners under Judge June Penta for 1 point.

AND..."Marko" took best of breed July 3rd, at Bushy Run over 3 Special Dogs under Judge Anitra     Cuneo for 2 points.  Then to top off his perfect weekend, Marko took a Group 4 Placement under the same judge.  I am so excited that I don't even know what to say except that Marko's breeder and co-owner, Joanna Fortson, worked her butt off this whole weekend grooming Marko and "hen-pecking" me (LOL) while I was showing him.  Hats off to her for all of her help !!

 

Terri Poirier and Anne Foreman of Saranac Shelties report....CH Saranac Bi Chance, OAJ, CD, CGC earned his HT (herding test) title on July 3rd.  This earned him the designation of a Versatility   Excellent (VCX).  Trevor is now "CH Saranac Bi Chance, OAJ, CD,  HTs, CGC, VCX.  With the       completion of this title, Trevor is now home with Terri in Edwardsville, Il.   He will be resuming his agility training as he pursues further titles in that venue.  There have been 56 shelties earning the designation of VCX.   I believe Trevor is the third biblack to accomplish this. He also did this at the young age of 3 1/2 yrs making him the youngest biblack to earn this as of this date.  I believe he is also the first biblack male to earn the VCX designation.  The designation was set up by the parent club, American Shetland Sheepdog Association in l993. 

Brags from the June 2005 Newsletter

 

Sandy Dehoux tells us that… Casia's Portraits of Beth bred by Cathy Harvey has been diligently  working towards her master agility titles.  She received her MXJ in Delmont on May 15, 2005.  She   presently has 9 legs towards her MX title and we hope to have success in the upcoming trial this   weekend at the Pittsburgh Sports Arena. 

Walter Piroth tells us that...On Friday, May 27 at the Agility Trial at the Pittsburgh Indoor Soccer Arena Dusty Bells oZZy the Dino TDI, CGC, CD, NA, NAJ got his second leg in Open Standard and his third leg in Open Jumpers for his OAJ title.  Both were first place finishes.  And on Sunday, May 29 in Ring 2 oZZy got his first leg in Excellent A with a first place finish.  Ten minutes later in Ring 1 he got his third leg in Open Standard for his OA title with a second place finish. He was presented with a very manly new agility slip lead for his accomplishments and on the way home a Wendy’s Jr. Cheeseburger.  I’m really proud of double ZZ. 

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich are thrilled to report that...At the GTOTC Agility Trial on May 30th, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, OA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned the first leg of her Master Agility Jumper title and her first 3 MACH points!  

 

Ken and Gloria Hansen are proud to report that...their sheltie "JJ".Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD,  AX, AXJ, NAP, NJP, RA, NAC-V, OJC, CGC,TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N,  PT, HCT, JHD, VCX at the  Clarion Canine Obedience Club Trial and The  Golden Triangle Trial on May 28 and 29th finished his Novice Standard Preferred Title and his Novice Jumpers Preferred Title all with "First Places"!! On Sunday he moved up to Open and earned his Open Standard Preferred leg with a "First Place".  

 

Perry New, Marylou Williamson and Carol DeMoss are proud to announce that...  the winning team of Perry New and "Sally", Kaskade's Stargazer Orion picked up 3 Excellent B Jumpers legs over the memorial weekend to earn her MXJ.

AND...Sally finished her Open Agility title at the WCOTC agility trial in Delmont on May 14 with a first place, after a near record 4 years.  Of course, she did take time off to have a litter.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that…Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Jumpers in the following shows:  Western Lakes 4/15 & 4/17 Both 2nd place wins 20 points.  Cleveland All Breed 4/30 3rd place win 9 points.  Westmoreland 5/14 & 5/15 2nd place win 22 points.  Clarion 5/28 & 5/30 no placements but 15 points (mom got lost but still managed to qualify).  We are working hard to get those contact and we had success on Memorial day after pulling her from her fun the day before....Maybe we can start to work seriously on our Mach title now...Love you "Little Bear".

 

Lindsay and Maureen Spitznogle would like to brag that...Emprise Roadmaster, "Christopher" had a great Memorial Day Weekend at New Castle where he "showed like his Momma" !  On Friday, Chris was WD and BOW under Judge Walter Sommerfelt and on Sunday he did it again - WD and BOW     under Judge Brian Meyer.  Chris now has nine points, one Specialty major, all owner handled by      Lindsay.  Christopher was bred by Diane Troese out of BISS Ch Century Emprise Cara Nina.

AND...Not to be outdone by Chris, Anistar Ever Seen the Rain, "Noah" was WD on Monday under Judge Rhonda Davis for his first point.  Noah is out of the first litter bred at Anistar, and again was    handled by Lindsay.

AND..."Chris" was Winners Dog at the Mountaineer KC show on June 24th and again at the South Hills KC show on June 25th.

AND...At the Mountaineer show "Noah" got the Reserve.

 

Marlana Tice, Owner/Handler, reports that Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet NA, OAJ, received Winners Dog and Best of Opposite at the Erie Kennel Club show in Albion, PA on June 19th under Judge Mr. George J. Heitzman.  "Marko" is co-owned and was bred by Joanna Fortson.

 

Diane Troese says...I would like to report that Emprise Behold CD CGC "Beatrice Ann" (Ch Mystix Quote Unquote ex Apple Acres I Do As I Please) is now up to 11 points with these recent wins:  WB at ST Clarisville KC under Judy Adams for 2 points.  She was handled by Rusty Cromer.  WB and BOB at Erie KC June 19 for 2  more points handled by Carol Gefell.  She was also RWB to a major at       Conewango on June 17th.  Beatrice Ann would like to get all this done with so she can go back to sleeping in and sleeping on chairs at dog shows.

 

Elaine and Dave Kelvington shared the following:  Kelvington's Promises Kept aka "Shiloh" was Winner's Dog and Best of Opposite Sex at the Conewango show in New York.  This was his second major which gave him 17 points and finished his Championship title.  

We are delighted to report that all three members of Team Brynn managed to graduate last month.  Karen Rose Cercone finished her MFA in Fiction at Pitt, Julia Ecklar finished her BS in      Biology at Seton Hill, and Cub Hill Startide Rising (Brynn) finished her MX title at Westmoreland County OTC's May trial.  Only Brynn managed to do it with a first place finish, however!

 

Bill Herbein reports -- Competing on three of the four days of the Cheswick Memorial Day Weekend trials, the musical dogs really went 12 for 12 in Excellent class runs over the weekend, but only got credit for 11 since a judge "thought" it looked like Trio baled on the last A-frame of the weekend.  MACH T'Angel's Allegro Molto UD, OJP, AXP earned three first place finishes in Excellent A Standard         Preferred to complete his title, Patented Classical Form CDX, MX, MXJ, MXP, AJP [Rondo] earned three more Excellent B Preferred legs with a 2nd place and two 1st place finishes, and Homespun   Classical Style MX, MXJ [Trio] completed his Master Agility JWW title while earning  his 7th and 8th Excellent B Double Q's.  

 

Lynda Kuzbel tells us that...Shelby got her 10th leg at the Westmoreland County Show & received her MXJ title.  We’re overjoyed with her accomplishment.  Her registered name is Kuz's Shelby Lyn AX MXJ. 

 

Elaine and Dave Kelvington share the following:  CH Kelvington's Hookt Ona Feelin CD, NJP OJP, CGC, TDI, aka "Shimano" got his third leg and a second place in Standard Novice Preferred to finish his title Memorial Weekend at the Cheswick trials.

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that...On June 11, 2005, A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame RN ("Chet") earned his final CD leg at the WCOTC Obedience Trial in Delmont, PA!  We're thrilled to have two obedience titles at the end of his name now.  Chet got an ice cream cone on the way home from the show, so he thinks it was a pretty good day too.  Our heartfelt thanks go out to his performance handler, Debbie Miller-Gurchak!  She always brings out the best in Chet.

 

Jackie Herbein reports -- Musical dog MACH T'Angel's Allegro Molto UD, OJP, AXP [performing solo for a change without his ensemble of "brothers"] earned his 6th UDX leg at the WCOTC June 11-12 Obedience Trial with very respectable scores in both Utility B and Open B.  Allegro almost made it two UDX legs in one weekend, but missed the last hand signal in Utility B. 

Gloria and Ken Hansen report that their Sheltie, CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride CD RE AX NAP AXJ NJP PT VCX..etc "JJ" earned two more Rally Excellent legs to finish his "Rally Excellent Title" at the Westmoreland County Obedience Training Clubs Trial on June 11 and 12.  Handled by Ken.

 

Gloria and Ken Hansen is proud to announce their new litter born May 29th.  Sired by Am/Can CH Tar Ri Kylenes Country Pride CD, AX, AXJ, RA, NAP, NJP, PT, VCX (etc).."JJ" out of Acadia's Rare Treat.  Anna is co-owned with Cadie Pruss of Acadia Shelties.  She had three puppies all sable and white...2 females and 1 boy.

AND...Also we have a new addition here at Belaire.  A 16 month girl named "Brooke"...Mac-Nel     Olympic Gold.  Sired by CH Heartsong Renaisance Man ex Mac-Nel Golden Riches.  She was bred by Nell Cook and we co-own her with Judy Stachowski.

AND...New Puppy at Belaire....Belaire's Divine Comedy, "Dante" a Shetland Sheepdog, owned by   Gloria and Ken Hansen, bred by Becky Drew.  His sire is Dury Voe Voodoo Magic (Mojo) and his mother is the daughter of Ch Belaire's Prodigy.

 

Julie Iverson tells that on... June 19, 2005 at the Echo Hills show my bi blue dog Homespun Dream Weaver went WD BOW for a 4 point major to finish from the bred by exhibitor class under judge Louella Ericksen. Weaver is my first homebred champion out of the first litter that I bred and I handled him to all of his points. I was just thrilled with his win and was happy that so many of my friends and Weaver's fans were there. We have had a lot of help and support to get to this point and I'm so thankful to all my friends and fellow exhibitors that have helped make my dream a reality.  (Picture on left)

 

Weaver is by Ch Shamont Lasting Impression(Press) x Ch Kimmany Kalypso (Kellie). Weaver is champion #2 for his sire Press.

 

While I was still flying high with Weavers win I got a phone call that his daughter Casia's Homespun Dreamsicle was RWB, best puppy and group 2 puppy at the Erie show.

 

Marlana Tice (Owner-Handler) reports that... Damingo Marksman's Hi Speed Bullet, OAJ, NA earned his Open Jumpers with Weaves Title on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the Youngstown All Breed Training Club Agility Trial at the Canfield Fairgrounds.  Course time was set at 40 seconds in which Marko completed the course with a perfect score at 28 seconds for a 1st place finish.  All three of Marko's Open JWW Legs were 1st place finishes.  Marko was bred by Joanna Fortson, Karen Jacobs, and Kenn Jacobs and is co-owned by Joanna Fortson.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Jumpers in the following shows:  Western Lakes 4/15 & 4/17 Both 2nd place wins 20 points.  Cleveland All Breed 4/30 3rd place win 9 points.  Westmoreland 5/14 & 5/15 2nd place win 22 points.  Clarion 5/28 & 5/30 no placements but 15 points (mom got lost but still managed to qualify).  We are working hard to get those contact and we had success on Memorial day after pulling her from her fun the day before....Maybe we can start to work seriously on our Mach title now...Love you "Little Bear"  AND... that "Kyrie" (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) earned her CD Title at the Westmoreland Obedience Trials on June 11th and 12th. With 2 beautiful performances Kyrie receives both scores of 192 1/2 with a 3rd Placement on Saturday.   Special Bear Hugs to my "Little Bear".  Elaine and Kyrie want to send a Big Congratulations out to Chet on earning his CD !  

 

AND Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified in Excellent Standard earning her 2nd leg towards her MX and 15 Mach points on June 25, 2005.  After alot of hard work and frustration Kyrie is starting to nail those contacts.  Keep up the good work my Sweet Little Bear.  Yoyo, Elijah, Mom and I Love you.

 

Lynda Kuzbel tells us that... Shelby got her 10th leg at the Westmoreland County Show and received her MXJ title


 

Brags from the May 2005 Newsletter

 

Team Brynn (Karen Rose Cercone, Julia Ecklar and their big blue Sheltie) made their debut in        USDAA agility at Cheswick on April 16 and 17.  Running in the 16" Novice Performance classes, Brynn picked up four firsts and a second in Standard, Jumpers and Snooker.  Boy, it's fun to run Novice courses again with your Excellent B dog!

 

Julie Iverson tells us that...Lynmarr Send In The Clown AX AXJ NJP received another leg towards his masters agility jumpers title at the 2005 National.

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...At the Wild Weavers agility trial on May 7 & 8 in Reynoldsburg, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, NA, AXJ, NAC, NJC, NGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned her NADAC/ASCA Open Gamblers title with a 1st & 2nd place, the first leg of her Open Standard title with a 3rd place, the first leg of her Novice Tunnelers and the first leg of her Novice Weavers titles.

AND...At the WCOTC agility trial in Delmont on May 14, Hannah finished her AKC Open Standard Title with a 2nd Place, after just about a year in this wonderful class...

 

Walter Piroth tells us that...On May 1, 2005 at the Cleveland All-Breed Training Club Agility Trial, Ozzy qualified in his first Open Jumpers Trial with a fourth place finish and his first leg.  We had a perfect score. 

AND...on May 15, 2005 Ozzy finished first with a 100 score at the Westmoreland County Obedience trial for his second Open Jumpers leg.  Also at the Westmoreland Trial Ozzy finished first for his first leg in Open Standard.  He had a 92.  An unexpected temporal variation of the Earth's gravity field under one end of the teeter board caused by unknown geophysical phenomena resulted in a miscalculation of the teeter's board center of mass.  This caused Ozzy to stand perplexed while the board remained perfectly stationary. He quickly recalculated his position, leaned foreword, and successfully redistributed the mass enough to make the teeter fall.  All this is why we were over time by 4 seconds and had a 92 score.  That’s his story anyway.  Shelties.

 

Jackie & Bill Herbein report....The musical dogs, Allegro, Rondo and Trio with teammate Bill Herbein, had a good weekend at the WCOTC May 13-15 agility trial. Patented Classical Form CDX, MXP, AJP, TDI [Rondo} completed his Master Agility Preferred title gaining first place finishes on his 9th and 10th MXP legs.  MACh T'Angel's Allegro Molto UD, OAP, OJP [Allegro] earned three preferred first place  finishes with an Excellent A JWW run and two Open Standard runs.  Homespun Classical Style AX, AXJ, TDI [Trio] earned his 5th Excellent B Double Q with second and third place finishes on Friday and earned his 8th Excellent B JWW leg on Sunday.

AND...At the Altoona Area Kennel Club agility trial on May 22, Allegro completed his Open Standard Preferred title with a 1st place finish and Trio completed his Master Agility title and earned a 3rd place finish in Excellent B Jumpers With Weaves to complete his 6th Double Q.  Rondo had a great fun run but couldn't see the solid panel jump because it was directly in front of him!

 

Gloria and Ken Hansen report that...Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD,  AX, AXJ, RN, NAC-V, OJC, CGC, TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N,  PT, HCT, JHD, VCX+CH, "JJ", at the WCOTC Agility trials in Delmont was entered in Preferred Novice Standard and Jumpers with Weaves.  Each day he qualified for a total of "4 First Places" for the weekend!  Handled by his Dad...Ken.

 

Tom & Charlotte Deibert announce that...on April 19th, Glendower Morningstar Delite “Micah”, successfully completed his first attempt for the Canine Good Citizen certificate, at WPKA in Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Cathy Artis tells us that….While at the National, we spent a half day out at the farm learning about sheep.  Then we had herding instinct testing and it turns out “Kerry” (Merlyn’s Kerinden Silver Dawn, RN, CGC, TDI) LOVES sheep!  Now we have to find us a farm and some livestock.

 

Lynn and Tom Uram tell us that...On May 1, 2005, A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame, RN ("Chet") earned his second CD leg under Judge James Grimm at the Butler Dog Training Association's Obedience Trial.  We want to express our thanks to his handler, Debbie Miller-Gurchak, for another exciting win.  Chet will be pursuing his final CD leg in June.

 

Dana Jones is proud to announce that...Jumpin Jack Flash “Flash”, completed his first title “Rally Novice”, at the WPKA Rally trial. 

 

Gloria and Ken Hansen report that...we were contacted by Beverly Muhlenhaupt Recording Secretary of the ASSA (American Shetland Sheepdog Association) and  who also writes the article "Through the Paces" column for the Sheltie Pacesetter.  That in investigating through AKC/ASSA records..."JJ" is one of two of the first Champion Shelties in the USA to earn a Rally Novice title in 2005!  She is going to write a special column all about Rally featuring JJ.  This will be in the summer edition of the Pacesetter.

AND...Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD,  AX, AXJ, RA, NAC-V, OJC, CGC,TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N,  PT, HCT, JHD, VCX "JJ" finished his Rally Advanced title at St Clairsville KC show on May 21.  The next day at St Clairsville he earned his first Rally Excellent leg as well.  Also Dury Voe Voodoo Magic RN "Mojo" finished his Rally Novice title at the same show.  Both were handled by Ken.

 

Diane Troese tells us that...Emprise Behold CD “Beatrice Ann”, took a 4 pt. major at WPKA under Barbara Dempsey-Alderman.  She was handled by Jessica Starbuck.

AND...She place 3rd in the open black bitch class at the 2005 National Specialty under Nioma Coen.  Beatrice was handled by Zana Friend.

AND...Emprise She’s So Unusual “Tulsa Sue”, made the cut in the large Am. Bred Class under Nioma Coen, handled by Rusty Cromer.

AND...BISS Ch Century Emprise Cara Nina made both cuts in the Veteran Bitch at the National under Nioma Coen.  She is owned by Lindsay Spitznogle and Diane Troese and handled by Lindsay.

 

Julie Iverson’s Homespun Dream Weaver (Ch Shamont Lasting Impression x Ch Kimmany Kalypso) placed 4th in the Bred by Exhibitor class at the 2005 National under Tom Coen.   Owner handled.

 

Dana Jones tells us that...Splendale's Court Jester went Winners Dog, and Best of Oppisite Sex at the Ravenna shows on 5-14-05 under Judge Barbara Innes.  This would be Jessie's first point and my first point as a breeder, owner, handler also.  Special congratulations to Debbie Hull and Sir as this is his first pointed offspring.

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Kelvington's Talisman, aka "Sawyer" was awarded  Winner's Dog, Best of Winner's and Best of Breed (over specials) at the St. Clairsville  (Ohio) Kennel Club show     Saturday for 2 points.  Then did a repeat performance today to finish his title.  He is now CH.       Kelvington's Talisman and is the first Champion for his Mom, CH Kelvington's Ex Tri Ordinary!  His sire is CH. Jammin' Consort Coronado.  Thanks for listening!  Many thanks to all of his supporters. Sawyer will be beginning his agility career in earnest now!

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that… Kelvington's Talisman, aka "Sawyer" was awarded Winner's Dog, Best of Winner's and Best of Breed (over specials) at the St. Clairsville (Ohio) Kennel Club show Saturday for 2 points. Then did a repeat performance today to finish his title. He is now CH. Kelvington's Talisman and is the first Champion for his Mom, CH Kelvington's Ex Tri Ordinary! His sire is CH. Jammin' Consort Coronado.

 

Thanks for listening! Many thanks to all of his supporters. Sawyer will be beginning his agility career in earnest now!


Brags from the April 2005 Newsletter

 

Walter Piroth tells us that...On Easter Sunday, March 27th, Dusty Bells Ozzy the Dino TDI, CGC, CD, NAJ earned his Novice Standard agility title at the Golden Retriever Club Trial in Zanesville, OH.  We had a perfect 100 score and finished second, 4 seconds out of first place.  The only glitch was a 4-second pause on the teeter while we waited for the hand of God to push the far end of the teeter to the ground.  Ozzy has connections.  No stopping at the ice cream store or Wendy's on the way home. We have to learn that second place just will not do and anyway we had Easter Dinner waiting.  It's not a brag, but Ozzy ran his first Open Jumpers class the same day.  We didn't do quite as well.  Seems there was a bird in the building and it decided a good time to take to flight would be while Ozzy was in the weave poles.  Ozzy's passion is to chase birds and planes not weave through a bunch of sticks.  To Ozzy's credit he decided he'd stop and watch and not take off in pursuit.  It happened again later on the course so we were about a day late crossing the finish line.

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that...On April 2, 2005 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center agility trial, Cummings Chivas Regal LTD, NA (Chevy) earned his Novice Agility Jumpers Title (NAJ).

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich are thrilled to announce that...On April 3rd at the GTOTC agility trial at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, NA, OAJ, NAC, NJC, NGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, finished her AKC Agility Excellent Jumper title with a 2nd place. 

 

Bill Herbein reports . . . The musical dogs, Allegro, Rondo and Trio had a busy weekend at the GTOTC agility trials on April 2-3.  MACh T'Angel's Allegro Molto UD, NJP, OJP [Allegro] completed his Novice Agility Preferred title with two 1st place finishes.  Patented Classical Form CDX, MX, MXJ, AXP, AJP [Rondo] earned his 8th Excellent B Preferred Standard leg with a 1st place finish.  Homespun Classical Style AX, AXJ [Trio] ran two events each day and earned his 6th and 7th Excellent B       Standard legs and his 4th Excellent B JWW leg. Trio also completed his 4th Excellent B Double Q.

AND...Bill also reports that at the Dauphin Dog Training Club agility trials on April 15-16, Trio earned his 8th Excellent B Standard leg with a 4th place finish and also added his 5th Excellent B JWW leg.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified on 3/26 at the Golden Retriever Club of Columbus OH in Jumpers  receiving 9 more points.... and on 4/9 & 4/10  she qualified at the Capital Dog Training Club of Wash. in Jumpers receiving 18 more points....and 4/15 & 4/17 she qualified at the Western Lakes in Jumpers both 2nd place wins receiving 20 more points...Now we need to remember to touch contacts little bear.......

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that...The month of April got off to a roaring start for Chet (A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame)!  On April 1, 2005, he earned his first CD leg at the TRSSCGP Specialty with a second place finish, and on April 2nd and 3rd, he earned two Rally Novice legs at the WPKA shows.  We extend our thanks and gratitude to Debbie Miller-Gurchak for handling Chet in the ring for all three of those obedience legs.  We hope to have Chet's CD and RN titles soon. 

AND...On Friday, April 8, 2005, "Team Chet" left for a Rally Obedience Trial in North Jackson, Ohio with high hopes.  Chet had a blast in the Rally ring and earned his third and final Novice Rally leg at the Youngstown All Breed Training Club that evening.  He's now sporting an "RN" after his name, and we hope that this is the first of many performance titles for Chet.  As always, he was handled beautifully in the ring by our friend and trainer, Debbie Miller-Gurchak.  After the National, we'll be concentrating on the pursuit of his last two CD legs!  

 

“Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD, RN, AX, AXJ, NAC-V, OJC, CGC, TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N,  PT, HCT, JHD, VCX+CH” (JJ) owned by Gloria and Ken Hansen earned two legs toward his Rally Advanced Title at WPKA show also while waiting to coat up for the breed ring, "Dury Voe Voodoo Magic" (Mojo) co-owned with Judy Kelsey, earned two legs toward his Rally Novice title.   Handled by daddy Ken.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) tried out Obedience at the Sheltie Specialty show on April 1.  Very frightened she qualified with a 3rd place win.  "Little Bear I am so very proud of you".

 

From Carol DeMoss and Libby Wade...MaryLea Willow in the Wind  "Willow" seems to be 90%    emotionally recovered from being bit by a bloodhound at a dog show last year and she started her show career on Feb.19th. Since that time, she has the following record:  Feb 19th WB and BOW, Feb 20th RWB, March 2nd WB, March 25th WB for 3 points under Mrs. Herbal, April 15th WB, BOW,  April 16th RWB, April 24th WB.  She has a total of 9 points with one major.  Willow is the litter mate of Piper, owned by Donna Rozeck who finished last fall.  The girls were bred by Mary Lee Jones.

 

Mary Lou Williamson, Perry New & Carol DeMoss report that...Kaskade's Blue Star of Orion "Lyra" got tired of being RWB to Willow (4 times) and on April 25th she was WB, BOS and Willow was RWB!

 

Lynn Uram tells us that... that A/C Ch Kelbren Blue Flame ("Chet") finished his Rally Novice title at the Youngstown All Breed Training Club on April 8th.  Lynn & Tom hope that this is the first of many performance titles for Chet.  After the National, he'll be pursuing his last two CD legs.

 

Joyce Cummings is pleased to announce that ... On April 2, 2005 at the Pittsburgh Convention center agility trial Cummings Chivas Regal LTD, NA (Chevy) earned his Novice Agility Jumpers Title (NAJ).

 

Julie Iverson tells us that....  at The Raleigh Kennel Club under Judge Robert Slay   "Kellie"  ( CH Cameo Farms Rainman x CH Hannalore Blue Tango) was winners bitch for her last major.  She can now be called  CH Kimmany Kalypso.   Zana Friend expertly handled her to both of her majors.  Kellie and her son Homespun Dream Weaver "Weaver" were in a race to see who could get that last finishing major.  Now that Kellie is a Champion Weaver is looking to follow in her footsteps.
 
I want to thank Lynda (Bruce) Barry  for entrusting a little blue puppy with me,  Rusty Cromer for mentoring me while I was learning about conformation (I was from a performance background), Zana Friend for allowing Kellie to take over her house and for presenting her in the ring so well, Judy Stachowski for teaching Kellie that it was fun to show while handling her to several points and all my friends who believed in my blue girl. (Picture on Right)

 


 

Brags from the February 2005 Newsletter

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that...On January 20, 2005, our first litter was born! Am/Can Ch. Kelbren Blue Flame ("Chet") is the sire of the litter, and Shamont Most Unusual Day (major pointed) is the dam.  Daily presented us with a blue merle girl, a bi-blue boy, a tri girl, a cryptic blue boy, and a tri boy. We are delighted with these puppies and eager to watch them mature.

 

The Hansen's are happy to add a new addition to their Belaire Sheltie family...a Tri colored boy (in a sea of sables!) Dury Voe Voodoo Magic (Mojo) bred and co-owned by Judy Kelsey (Dury Voe).  He is sired by  Ch. Blue Heavens Simply Shocking ex  Am/Can.Ch. Dury Voe Winterwind, CD, NA, OAJ.  Mojo hopes to hit the show ring once he is all mature and coated up, until then Dad Ken is having a ball with him in Rally and Agility!!!

 

 

Team Brynn (Karen Rose Cercone, Julia Ecklar and their southern belle Sheltie) braved lake effect snow and an ice storm to earn their ninth MX leg and a 4th place at the BCSA Trial in Edinboro on February 19.  Brynn says, "Please take me somewhere warmer for my next trial!!"

 

Walter Piroth tells us that...on February 20, 2005 at the Border Collie Society Agility Trial Dusty Bells Ozzy the Dino TDI, CGC, CD earned his third leg in Novice JWW with a first place finish and his second leg and first place finish in Novice Standard.  In Ozzy’s short but remarkable agility career all five of his qualifying legs have had first place finishes. And no where on all his first place ribbons does it say anything about how many dogs were in his height class.  Good thing.

 

We stopped at Wendy's on the way home, the ice cream store was closed, and Ozzy had a victory Jr. Cheeseburger. And I let him have an extra long potty break at the rest stop. After such an exciting day life is back to normal  now, herding cats, driving off predators, maintaining a fly free zone and begging food.

 


Brags from the January 2005 Newsletter

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...On January 1st, at the WCOTC Obedience Trial, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago NA, OAJ, NAC, NJC, NGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned her AKC CD with a 2nd & 1st Place.  On January 2nd, competing just for fun, Hannah earned a bonus 4th leg winning a run-off for 4th place.   

 

Am/Can. CH Tar-Ri Kylenes Country Pride Am/Can. CD, RN, AX, AXJ, RN, NAC-V, OJC, CGC,TDI, AG.N, TG-N, TN-N,  PT, HCT, JHD, VCX+CH, "JJ"  owned by Gloria and Ken Hansen earned his "AKC Rally Novice" title at the WCOTC Trial in Delmont, Pa on Jan 1 and 2. 

 

Cathy Artis tells us that...Kerry (Merlyn’s Kerinden Silver Dawn CGC, TDI) completed his RN title with three legs in Rally Novice Obedience, at the WCOTC New Year Trials January 1 & 2, 2005.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Kyrie" (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV,N, NJC) qualified once again in Excellent Jumpers with Weaves with a 3rd place and 8 more Mach points on Jan 8, 2005 at the Edinboro shows.  Big Hugs to her Lhasa brother "Elijah" for getting his Rally Novice title at the Westmoreland shows on Jan 1 and 2.

 

Terri Poirier tells us that... At the Niagara Falls KC show on Jan 13th, Ryan (Saranac Morning Creation NAJ) earned WD.

 

Cathy Artis tells us that... Kerry (Merlyn's Kerinden Silver Dawn, CGC, TDI)  completed his RN, Rally Novice, title at the WCOTC trials New Years weekend.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) ran 8 runs at the CPE trial in Dayton on November 13 and 14 .  She qualified every run with 5 first places and 3 third places earning her  Standard title (CL1-R ) and her Handler title (CL1-H).  That's my "Little Bear" ! AND...Kyrie earned her first leg towards her Master Standard Agility Title and Qualified 2 more times in Excellent Jumpers earning her 44 more Mach Points at the Cleveland Classic  Dog Show.  Kyrie gives Lhasa Love to her brother Elijah on yet another Big First Place Win.

 

Karen Rose Cercone is delighted to report that... Cub Hill Startide Rising (Brynn) finally earned her elusive 10th Masters Jumpers leg to complete her MXJ title with a 2nd place at Parkersburg WV.  Brynn then traveled south of the Mason-Dixon line to pick up her 8th Masters Agility leg at the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Baltimore Sheltie-only trial in Westminster, MD.

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago NA, OAJ, NAC, NJC, NGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-N, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned the second leg of her AKC Open Agility title with a 3rd Place, and the second leg of her Excellent Jumpers title, at the Youngstown All-Breed Training Club Agility trial on December 10th in Cleveland. 

 

Mary Lou Williamson tells us that... Kaskade's Star Gazer of Orion (Sally) earned her 6th Master   Excellent Jumpers leg at the Cleveland All-Breed Agility trial on December 12th.  

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that... Cummings Chivas Regal, Ltd., "Chevy" (only 15 months old) won his Novice Standard Agility Title at the Cleveland Crown Classic at the IX Center on December 11, 2004. Chivas earned all 3 qualifying standard runs at Cleveland,  he qualified Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Standard to achieve his Novice Standard Title and he also qualified Thursday, and Friday in the   Novice Jumpers courses.

 

Donna Rozeck tells us that... Sooner’s The First Lady (Mary Todd) finished her OA title at the    Cleveland Classic on Friday December 10, 2004. Mary Todd is now working on her AX and AXJ titles.

 

Janet Norman tells us that...Ebby my 11 year old Sheltie, received her Excellent jumpers Preferred title on Sunday December 12th, with a 2nd place & a 1st place.  AND...Pepper, my 5 year old Sheltie, received a 3rd place in Excellent B JWW 20 inch on Sunday    December 12th, for her 3rd MXJ leg  (stiff competition especially with Linda Mecklenburg entered).

 

Jean Clodwick tellus us that...On Dec.3, 2004, MACH 2 HC Trinity Jusdandy Good Guy added a third Championship title to his name, finishing his BREED CHAMPIONSHIP with a 3 point major at the Pearl River KC show under Mr. Paul Thomann.  "Guy" was handled by Kathy Dziegiel, who effectively        finished his championship in less than 24 hours, taking WD in back-to-back shows.  The first show saw the major break at the last minute, but the second major held true, and "Guy" became the breed's first TRIPLE CHAMPION of Record! 

 

Elaine Mayoski would like to tell us that.... "Kyrie" (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV,N, NJC) qualified once again in Excellent Jumpers with Weaves with a 3rd place and 8 more Mach points on Jan 8, 2005 at the Edinboro shows.  Big Hugs to her Lhasa brother "Elijah" for getting his Rally Novice title at the Westmoreland shows on Jan 1 and 2.

 

Donna Rozeck would like to announce that.... Sooner’s The First Lady, (Mary Todd) , finished her Open standard title at the Cleveland Classic on Friday, December 10.2004. Now, Mary Todd is competing in both Excellent A venues. Congrats Mary Todd after recovering from her surgery in August 2004!

 

Elaine Mayoski would like to tell us that.... Kyrie (U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black AX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Earns her first leg towards her Master Standard Agility Title and Qualified 2 more times in Excellent Jumpers earning her 44 more Mach Points at the Cleveland Classic  Dog Show.  Kyrie gives Lhasa Love to her brother Elijah on yet another Big First Place Win.

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that... Cummings Chivas Regal, Ltd., "Chevy" (only 15 months old) won his Novice Standard Agility Title at the Cleveland Crown Classic at the IX Center on December 11, 2004.   Chivas earned all 3 qualifying standard runs at Cleveland,  he qualified Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Standard to achieve his Novice Standard Title and he also qualified Thursday, and Friday in the Novice Jumpers courses.