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2007

 

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Brags from the December 2007 Newsletter

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... "Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a very successful time at  the Tamarack show on Nov 23, 24, and 25.  On the 23rd she Double Q'd with two 1st place wins and 58 more Mach points.  Then on the 24th she Double Q'd with  a 1st place win in Jumpers with 16 more Mach points and 3rd place win in Standard with 17 more Mach points.  Then on the 25th she Double Q'd with a 2nd place win in Standard with 25 more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Jumpers with 13 more Mach points.

 

Then at the Youngstown show on Dec  1 she qualified in Jumpers with a 1st place win with 22 more Mach points.  Then on Dec 2 she Double Q'd with a 1st place win in Jumpers with 24 more Mach points and a 2nd place win in Standard with 27 more Mach points.

 

Then at the Clarion show on Dec 8 she qualified in Jumpers with a 2nd place win with 19 more Mach points.  Then on Dec 9 she Double Q'd with a 2nd place win in Standard with 24  more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Jumpers with 11 more Mach points.

Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...I Love ya!   "BEAR HUGS  TO YA"

 

Pam Weber tells us that...Am/Can Ch Tanglewood's Harley Davidson would like to tell everyone that one of his kids, Lindsey or Ch Tanglewood's Softail Deuce finished her championship on 11/3/07. Harley would also like to brag about his other daughter Shelly or Can Ch Dark Star's She Sells Sea Shells.  Shelly finished her Canadian Championship in 5/07 in just one weekend.  Harley would also like to announce that he has a third daughter starting her show career with Carol Gefell in January 2008. She is Tanglewood's Leather and Lace.  Harley's final brag is his newest litter born on Oct. 28th.  He was bred to a beautiful bitch (Brooke) owned by Joanne Avery.  Joanne states that there are some very promising show prospect puppies growing up at her home and have been nominated in Futurity for the 2009 Nationals.  Harley is very proud because he has only been bred 6 times.   

 

Julie Iverson tells us that...On Thursday at the Cleveland specialty under judge Cheryl Anderson my blue girl, Homespun Allspice Silverlicious, was WB for 5 points from the 12-18 class.  Christy is by Am/Can Ch Homespun Dream Weaver AX AXJ NJP AG-N AG-NJ  x Allspice Cartel Everafter (a Am/Can Ch Hannalore Tiger Rag Daughter).  To say that I'm ecstatic over this win is an understatement.  These are her first points and she did it in style.  Thank you Lindsay Spitznogle for handling her to this wonderful win.

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned two more Master Jumper legs, and four more MACH points, at the YABTC agility trial in Washingtonville, OH on December 1 & 2.

 

Charlotte and Tom Deibert are thrilled to announce that Gypsy's Knight In Silver Armor (Asher) earned his Rally Novice title on November 12, 2007 at the Willamette Valley Kennel Club AKC trial held in Salem, Oregon. 

 


 

Brags from the November 2007 Newsletter

 

When Linda Evans cut her birthday cake (We won't say which one, but it's connected to Medicare), Friday Nov. 2nd, she said "All I want for my birthday is for Journey to get an excellent standard leg" Journey must have been listening because....on Saturday, in Edinboro, she got her wish! Journey, at 10 years of age, qualified in standard for her AX title! As they say, the present was "priceless". Because Linda has been sidelined with a torn hamstring muscle for the last 6 weeks, Carol DeMoss handled her that day for the only qualifying run by anyone other than Linda. Journey is now Kaskade's Legacy of the Wind, RN, AX, AXJ, FN, CGC, TDI. Now on to her herding title which is scheduled this month.

 

Nancy Grebur tells us that..."Ranger" finished his Open Jumpers with Weaves Title this past weekend at Countryside Agility Center sponsored by the Admiral Perry Obedience Training Club with a first place. We are soo proud of him. He told me that was my Christmas present that I very much wanted. That certainly made my weekend.          

                        

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, NF, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, finished her Jumpers Standard Open, and also earned the second leg of her Regular Standard Open, at the BASC ASCA Agility trial in Washingtonville OH, on November 17 & 18. She did this with four 1st places.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified at the Cleveland All Breed show on Oct 12th in Standard and got 20 more Mach points.  The next day she Double Q'd and got a 3rd place win in Jumpers with a total of 29 more Mach points. THEN...at the Erie Kennel club on Oct 20th she qualified in Standard and got a 1st place win with 34 more Mach points.  The next day she Double Q'd and got a 1st place win in Standard and a 2nd place win in Jumpers with a total of 54 more Mach points. THEN...at the Clarion show on November 3rd & 4th she Double Q'd both days with three 2nd place wins and one 3rd place win and a total of 83 more Mach points. THEN...at the Admiral Perry show she qualified on November 10 in Jumpers with a 1st place win and 24 more Mach points and the next day she qualified in Standard with a 2nd place win and 22 more Mach points. Kyrie is in training for her Utility title.  We hope to have her debut at the Sheltie show in Feb.  She is also in training for her first Herding title.  She is such an awesome "Little Girl" and I Love her to pieces. Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear"...Love ya!  (Picture on Right)

 

Ch Kelvington's Spirit N'The Sky NJP (sheltie) wins BOB at Middleburg KC under judge Stephanie Hedgepath. This win is particularly special because 'Spirit "is now 10 years old. He is owner handled and is my very special friend. Owned and loved by Rose Marie George. Bred by Elaine Kelvington.   AND...Ch Suntera City Life "Austin" wins 4 BOB (sheltie) at the Marietta, Georgia Shows under the expert handling of Nick Joines and Joel McCarthy the Sunway Presentation Team. Bred by Collleen Gentilcore. This was his first weekend out as a special with the his handlers. Owned and loved by Rose Marie George.

 

Terri Poirier reports that...in two weeks of showing with Sharon Parrish, our Joy (Saranac Fields of Joy) took two major reserves and finally this past weekend at the Sioux, South Dakota show earned a 4 pt major with BW and BOS.  This brings Joy to 13 points including one major. Anne had already minored her out. Joy is barely two years old. She is by CH Lynlees In the Line of Fire and CH Saranac Critics Choice (Jessica). Joy is a CH Jordan granddaughter.  

 

Elizabeth Brinkely tells us that..I went down to Richmond, VA this weekend to visit my daughter. She has just started her ex-ternship with the Animal Emergency Clinic located in the Careytown area of Richmond. While I was there we took in a UKC show and  had a great time. My tricolor male Justice - FayrIsle Double Justice, RN, CGC (Am/Int. Ch. Fair Isle Justice Prevails AOM x Fayr Isle I've Got A Secret) took Best Male at two shows and Reserve at another giving him a total of 95 points and 4 competition wins - so close <G> only 5 more points and he would have made it to his U-Ch. title. Oh well, next time. Congratulations to Madeline Wingfield of CVSSC and her little tri Apple Acres boy who took a Group 1st at one show. AND...My tricolor girl - Ashley had a great weekend taking Best Female at all four shows, Best of Winners twice, Best of Breed twice and TWO Herding Group 2nd place taking her to a total of 105 points and 4 competition wins so she is now: U-Ch. Sirric's Too Hot To Handle  (Ch. Largo Meet Joe Black X Sirric's Anastacia) That is our third UKC Ch. this fall - not bad for only two weekends of showing.

 

Shawn M. DeLion tells us that...I am very proud of my Royal Gold Opera Singer, aka Caruso. He started his conformation show carrear this year on June 2 at the Erie Kennel Cub show taking Winners Dog and Best of Winners for two points. This was his very first show!! He went on to take Winners Dog and Best Opposite Sex at the Grand River KC show on July 13th for another point, and after a series of Firsts in the Bred by class, took Winners Dog at the Western Reserve KC show for another point, bringing him to a total of 4 points. This little guy is out of my first litter since getting back into the sport. He is by Ch. Jade Mist Memorandum by Edlen Heart's Desire O' Royal Gold. We are, not so patiently, waiting for him to coat up and we'll be back out on the show road.

 

Lindsay and Maureen Spitznogle are proud to brag that...Ch Anistar Ever Seen the Rain - Noah - was Best of Breed at the Sandusky K. C. show in Columbus, OH on November 15th.  This was Noah's first time out as a Special and I am so very proud of him and his handler (Lindsay of course) ! Thanks for letting us brag !

 

Mary Lou Williamson and Carol DeMoss are pleased to report that..."Torree”, Imperial Kaskade Orion's Nitesky received her CGC certificate at the tender age of 8 months and one day.

 


 

Brags from the October 2007 Newsletter

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich report that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, finished her Novice Fast with a 1st place, and was the only 16 inch dog to qualify, at the NOECSF agility trial on October 12th in North Olmstead.

 

Terri Poirier reports that... at recent Sept trial of Greater St Louis Agility Club, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, NF, CGC) earned a second open fast leg with a second place, a double Q including a 4th place in Jumpers and an additional qualifying leg in the standard class with a 3rd place finish.  Trevor now has 7 double Qs and 198 MACH points.

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...After being out of the standard agility ring for six weeks, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, AX, MXJ, CGC) walked back into the ring at the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Trial on October 14th and earned his third MX leg.  He picked up eight MACH points on that run too.  I think he was very happy to be back in the standard ring, because he smiled throughout the run.

 

Donna Rozeck would like to tell us that... Ch. Merry Lea's Music on the Wind, NA OAJ (aka Piper) has completed her Open JWW title at Parkersburg Agility Trial on October 21, 2007. She took First Place on a course that only 3 dogs qualified in all the classes!

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Sawyer aka CH Kelvington's Talisman C.D., RA., RN, CGC earned his Excellent Rally Obedience title today at the Westmoreland Rally Obedience Trial.  He had a score of 96 to get a 4th place! We are so excited that he finished this 1-2-3 just like his other two Rally titles. Now back to open obedience and agility work.  

 

Casia's Ligtn Does The Work (Tanner) earned his Rally Advanced Title in three shows at Canfield on August 2-4.  His scores were 96, 87, and 96.  Tanner was bred by Cathy Harvey.  Merlyn's Strait To Our Heart (Hart) earned his Rally Advanced Title in three shows at Canfield on August 2-4.  He received a 4th leg on the 5th. His scores were 87, 93, 96, and 96.  He received 2 fourth places.  He also passed his test for Therapy Dogs International. Hart was bred by Rusty Cromer and Colleen Gentilcore.

 

Both Tanner and Hart are owned by Linda Moore of Greensburg.  

 

Tom and Charlotte Deibert are pleased to announce that... Glendower Morningstar Delite RA (Micah) had a very fun day at the Border Terrier Club of America AKC Agility trial held on 9/15/07 at Albany, Oregon.  Tom and Micah showed for the first time in Novice A FAST and had a lot of fun earning his first leg!!  We were really excited to find that they had earned a first place finish!  Later in the day, Tom and Micah also had their first attempt at Novice A Standard at a trial (Micah finally has gotten over his fear of the teeter!).  We are so proud of Micah for the clean run score of 100, first place finish, and doing it all 22.18 seconds under the Standard Course Time, earning his first leg in Standard!  

AND...At the Luckiamute Dog Training Club AKC Rally trial held on 9/29/07 at Corvallis, Oregon, Gypsy's Knight in Silver Armor (Asher) earned his second leg in Novice A Rally.  Tom and Charlotte Deibert as very proud of how well Asher tuned into Charlotte since he has not been in the Rally ring since last April!Good work, Asher!!!

 

News from Gloria Hansen and Elizabeth Brinkley....At the Beaver County Kennel Club, Inc. on Sunday Oct 7., AM/UKC CH Wynstone Belle Aime' went "Best of Breed" and then went on to take a "Herding Group 3". Her brother AM/CAN/UKC CH Wynstone The Impressionist, went BOS to his little sister.  Aime' was handled by Elizabeth and Degas was handled by Ken.

 

Marlana Tice reports that.....CH Damingo Marksman’s Hi Speed Bullet, OAJ, NA (“Marko”) was recently entered in the InfoDog’s On-Line VIRTURAL Dog Show and came away with Best of Breed and a Group 2 Placement.  “Marko’s” Breeder and Co-Owner, Joanna Fortson and I would like to especially thank Ann and Ken Flessas for their photography expertise and making Marko’s pictures absolutely gorgeous in order to receive this award.  Marko’s photos can be viewed at http://www.infodog.com/

AND...“Marko” had a great summer in the conformation ring.  Marko racked up 11 Best of Breeds, a Group 2 Placement and 4 Group 4 Placements.  He ended up 27th on the Eukanuba Top 25 Invitational List.  He missed the 25th spot for an invitation by a mere 14 points.  Not bad for an exclusively owner-handled dog !  Marko was bred by and is co-owned by Joanna Fortson.  By the way, Joanna and I had a blast traveling to all of the shows together without being arrested or receiving any speeding tickets and have lots of adventurous stories and memories of our summer on the road.

 


 

Brags from the September 2007 Newsletter

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich report that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned three more Master Jumpers legs along with 12 MACH points, and her second Novice Fast leg with a 2nd place, at the WCOTC Agility Trials in Delmont on September 1-3. 

 

AND...at the BCKC agility trials on Neville Island on September 14-16, Hannah earned two more Master Jumpers legs and another Master Standard leg along with 4 more MACH points.

Lynn Uram tells us that...After having to take a month off from agility classes and trials due to being in season, Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither, AX, AXJ, CGC)to the agility ring this weekend and finished her Excellent Standard (AX) with a second place finish Sunday the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Club's agility trial. After she ran, she was prancing around the arena with her prize/toy looking at the other dogs with the "I rock, you don't" look that she reserves for occasions like that!<G> Elsa has earned six agility titles since her agility debut on April 27th, and we're so proud of her! We can't thank Elaine Mayowski enough for the wonderful job she's done training Elsa and handling her in the ring. They are truly an awesome team!!

AND... On September 14th, Geraldo and I finished his Master Jumpers title at the Beaver County Agility Trial on Neville Island. I've worked so hard for this title, and I'm just about to burst with excitement. I'm soof my baby boy.It was one year ago this weekend that we earned our first Novice Jumpers leg at the same show site.So, it was really cool to be able to finish our MXJ one year later at the same show/show site. We had been stuck at nine MXJ legs for the last three shows, and I was starting to wonder if we'd ever get that final MXJ leg.  We're dancing on the ceiling at CastleGate!!

 

News from Gloria and Ken Hansen.... "Belaire's Town N' Country" (Lainey), picked up her second major at the Penn Ridge KC show on Friday Aug. 10 in Harrisburg.  Lainey is the daughter to our "JJ", AM/CAN CH Tari Kylenes Country Pride VCX ex Mac-Nel's Olympic Gold. She now has both of her majors for a total of 12 pts. The judge was a breeder judge Ms. Donna J. Garden Kiser.  Cadie Pruss her handler, does such a lovely job handling my guys:)

 

Also..."Wynstone's Belle Aime", (Aime') went WB and BOW to pick up her second major at the Mid-Susquehanna Valley KC show in August. Aime is sired by CH Silversong's Modern Art ex CH Oakdale Apple Acres Kokomo.  She now has 11pts, both majors and was beautifully handled by her co-owner Elizabeth Brinkley.

AND…Aime' finished her Championship At the Greater Clarksburg KC in W.VA under judge Houston Clark.  Amie’ went WB, BOW, BOS for 1 pt.  On Sunday, under noted Breeder Judge Charlotte Clem McGowan, Aime took  WB, BOS for 1 pt to FINISH!  Elizabeth handled Aime' for most of her points and did a Great Job!

 

Terri Poirier and Saranac Shelties is pleased to report that Saranac Meet Me in St Louis (Annie) finished her Championship at the Northern Kentucky show this past Labor Day weekend. Annie makes CH number 8 for CH Saranac Playing for Keeps (Jordan). Annie is co-owned with my sister, Anne Foreman and Frank Fletcher. Annie is the full sister to Lilly (CH Lynmarr's Rekindled Dreams). Annie got her name when Terri moved to the St Louis area from Pittsburgh in July 2004.As Terri was moving into a bed and breakfast, Anne met her in the region to take Annie home with her.Annie was only 8 weeks old at the time.

 

AND...Ryan (CH Saranac Morning Creation, NAJ) has his first Champion son,Y'Knot Cinjay's Spinnaker owned by Jay Clapper of Elyria, Ohio and shown and bred Carol Geffel.

 

Maureen Spitznogle tells us that...Anistar Shelties is thrilled to announce our first home bred CHAMPION !!  Noah, our three year old boy from our first litter bred here at Anistar, out of our "Annie" -Jade Mist Anistar Andante (12 points one major) by Ch Trevanne's Pelletier - "David", finished his Championship at the Laurel Highlands Kennel Club show on September 9. Noah was handled to all his points (including a five point major under Judith Adams) by his co owner Lindsay Spitznogle. His last win came not a moment too soon since Noah is sporting a less than abundant coat right now ! We hope to bring him back out in the spring as a Special and are looking forward to having him in the ring again !

 

Debbie Hull tells us that...Leyla aka Hullston Escada (a Ch. Hullston’s Sirius Black x Shamont Made Ya Look daughter) traveled to Minnesota to become a member of the Nordby “Cullivoe Shelties”  household.  I recently received a phone call from Deb Nordby to share the news that Leyla took her first RWB on Saturday, September 15th at the Rochester, MN Kennel Club Show. However, that was only the warm up for the companion show on Sunday where she went WB for her first point AND topped it off by going BOB over three specials under Judge Sulie Greendale-Paveza.  One of the specials was Deb’s own male, Ch Cullivoe Black Forest who was in the top 10 earlier this year!!! The entire Hullston Crew is quite proud.

 

Terri Poirier reports that at recent Sept trial of Greater St Louis Agility Club, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, MX, MXJ, NF, CGC) earned a second open fast leg with a second place, a double Q including a 4th place in Jumpers and an additional qualifying leg in the standard class with a 3rd place finish. Trevor now has 7 double Qs and 198 MACH points.

 

Brags from the Kaskade gang (and others):

 

Sally, Kaskade's Stargazer of Orion, earned her MX title at Westmoreland Obedience Training Club in August. She is now Kaskade' Stargazer of Orion, MXJ, MX.  She was shown, as always by her very capable handler, Mary Lou Williamson.  Pretty good for an eleven year old.

 

Journey, Kaskade's Legacy of the Wind, AXJ, OA earned her FAST Novice title (FN) at the Mountaineer Kennel Club in August.  She and her handler, the ever patient and forgiving, Linda Evans earned 3- 1st placements on way to her title.

 

Charm, Kaskade's Demitasse earned her FAST Novice title at the Youngstown OTC- 1st placements on the way. And... she received her MXJ at Mountaineer Kennel Club with her instructor, Bill Herbein cheering her on.  She is now Kaskade's Demitasse, OA, AXJ, MXJ, FN. (The title is bigger than she is).  

 

Gaelen, Merrylea's Gale Winds, co-owned with Royanne Mac received his Fast Novice title also at the Youngstown OTC.  He also has 7 Exc JWW legs toward his MXJ. He is now Ch Merrylea's Gale Winds, AXJ, OA, FN.

 

Willow, Ch Willow in the Wind, running for time in Novice, Agility, took first place with run for her title at the Beaver County Kennel Club on Sept. 15th and her title. On the same day, on her third run in JWW took first place her title. She is now Ch Willow in the Wind, NA, NAJ, TDI, CGC.

 


 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... "Mach2 Kyrie" (MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) Qualified at the Westmoreland show on September 2 in Standard with a 1st place win and 32 more Mach points.  Then on September 3 she Double Q'd with two 3rd place wins and 30 more Mach points.

Off to Cleveland we go for the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdogs show.  Kyrie had a great weekend.  On September 7 she Double Q'd with a 3rd place in Standard and 28 more Mach points.  On September 8 she Double Q'd and got 21 more Mach points.  On September 9 she qualified in Standard and got 17 more Mach points.  She came shy of another Double Q by missing a tunnel...Silly little Sheltie...

The Beaver County Kennel club on September 15 she qualified in Jumpers with a 4th place win and 10 more Mach points.  Then on September 16 she Double Q'd with a 4th place in Standard and 32 more Mach points.  Time for Ice Cream my Princess !

Way to go "Little Bear".   I Love you so much.

 

Cathy Artis tells us that... Braedy (Kelvington's Braeden O'Rob Roy) earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) at the Highland Games on Saturday 9/8. I'm very proud of him - he accomplished this despite a couple of very long days, the terrible heat and humidity, the Westies getting right in his face, and being asked for an out-of-site longer than usual.

 


Brags from the August 2007 Newsletter

Briana Scott tells us that...We were only able to make the first day in Madison and thank god we did. The first time in the rally ring with Tigger we got our first leg. We needed two more to move on to advanced where the good dogs are. From the distant ring of rally far far from the show in Canfield miracles did happen……..it was close but he made it by two points for his second leg (((the judge was tough and some didn’t even qualify))). The last and final leg was cleared by 19 points. A score of 89 was brought home along with a 4th place, and 1 big ribbon for completing our rally novice title!!!!!!!!

Lynn Uram tells us that...On August 5th, Elsa earned her first MXJ leg in Westminster, MD at the agility trial sponsored by the Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac Valley. As always, Elsa's good friend and trainer, Elaine Mayowski, was on the course with her for that qualifying run. Elaine brings out the best in Elsa, and we're very grateful to her! AND...At the Youngstown All Breed Training Club's agility trial in Washingtonville, Ohio on August 18th & 19th, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, AX, AXJ, CGC) earned his ninth MXJ leg and his first MX leg. We had a lot of fun, and I'm delighted that he only needs one more qualifying leg to get his MXJ! We've come a long way in our first year of trialing, and I'm really looking forward to what the future holds for us!!

AND...While Geraldo and I were at the Rod Oishi Grooming Seminar, Elaine Mayowski and Elsa went to the CABTC agility trial in North Olmsted, Ohio on August 10-12. I'm pleased to report that Elsa earned her second AX leg (with a second place finish) and her second MXJ leg at that trial. As always, we're so proud of what the two of them have accomplished together. Thank you, Elaine!

AND...August 26th marked the one year anniversary of my first agility trial with Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, AX, AXJ, CGC). To commemorate that, we went back to the same show site---an incredibly hot soccer arena in Morgantown, WV. Geraldo had a blast despite the heat, and I think he was pleased that Tom came along to watch him run too! Geraldo celebrated his anniversary in style by earning his second MX leg that day!

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Golden Retriever show on 7/21 in Jumpers with a 4th place and 12 more Mach points. Then the next day she qualified in Jumpers with a run off for 2nd place. Kyrie was so happy to get to run again that it didn't matter what happened. But Kyrie pulled it off and won the run off and got the 2nd place ribbon with 16 more Mach points. Way to go my "Little Bear". As for Kyrie she just wanted to run it once more.

AND…Kyrie had a great weekend down in Maryland at the Elkhound show on 8/4 and 8/5. She Double Qd both days an earned 63 more Mach points. Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much. Gettin Really Close my "Sweet One".

AND...Kyrie qualified at the Cleveland All breed show on August 10 in Jumpers and got 11 more Mach points. Then on August 11 she got a Double Q at the Cuyahoga Valley Golden Retriever show with a 3rd place in Standard and 26 more Mach points. Then the next day she qualified in Jumpers and got 11 more Mach points. Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much.

AND...Kyrie qualified at the Youngstown show on August 18 in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 16 more Mach points. Then on August 19 Kyrie got a Double Q and got 2nd place in Standard and 3rd place in jumper with 42 more Mach points. I am very proud to announce that Double Q earned Kyrie her MACH 2 Title. I am so proud of my "Little Bear". Even in the rain and the swampy fields she ran like the Champion that she is. Big hugs to you my "Little One"...."MACH2 Kyrie" MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC.

News from Gloria and Ken Hansen....At the Perkiomen Valley KC show in Eagleville, Pa on Aug.4, "Belaire's Town N' Country" (Lainey) our homebred "JJ" daughter, took Winners Bitch for her first major. Then went on to take "Best of Breed" over two of the top winning BIS Specials. Thanks goes to judge Joe Gregory. Lainey was beautifully handled by our good friend Cadie Pruss.

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Saturday, Solomon was reserve winner's dog (4 point major) today, (at the Mahoning Shenango KC show) after a very rough start and then a flat tire (at the show entrance) we managed to get to the show. I had no clue how we were going to get back home! Luckily an angel aka Paul Unger came to our rescue and managed to take our tire off and get us a new one. Sometimes angels come in the guise of friends who help you in your hour of need. Thank-you Paul and Kim for all of your help. Other angels helped me run dogs down and get everyone to the ring, running in between the raindrops! Thank-you Cindy, Katie and Stephanie! Luckily, I did not go home and go back to bed! Solomon aka "Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon" was Winner's Dog for a 4 point major from the 12-18 mth puppy dog class. I just couldn't believe it. At 12 months of age Solomon has both majors and a total of eight points. But then the news got even better---Solomon got Best Of Breed over the 5 specials! It was Solomon's first time in the Group ring. We had a lot of fun and he did a wonderful job. Solomon thought all of the screaming and cheering was for him. And, I think he was right! Solomon is out of Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying (Sony 11 points 1 major) and CH Kelbren's Blue Flame CD, RN, NAJ, AJP , CGC (Chet). It turned out to be quite a day. Thanks for listening and for all of your support.

AND...On Friday at the Sugarbush KC Show "Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon" aka Solomon was Reserve Winner's dog from the 12 -18 month puppy class. His Mother, "Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying" aka Sony was Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners from the Bred By Exhibitor class. That singled Sony out. She needs a major to finish. On Sunday, Solomon was Winner's Dog and Best of Winners for another point. That puts him up to 9 points and both majors by 13 months of age. Solomon is out of CH. Kelbren Blue Flame CD, RN, NAJ, AJP, CGC and Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying. Sony is out of CH Jammin' Consort Coronado and CH Kelvington's Ex Tri Ordinary. We are so excited with how well they have both done this summer. Thanks for listening.

Terri Poirier and Saranac Shelties is pleased to report that Saranac Meet Me in St Louis (Annie) finished her Championship at the Northern Kentucky show this past Labor Day weekend. Annie makes CH number 8 for CH Saranac Playing for Keeps (Jordan). Annie is co-owned with my sister, Anne Foreman and Frank Fletcher. Annie is the full sister to Lilly (CH Lynmarr's Rekindled Dreams). Annie got her name when Terri moved to the St Louis area from Pittsburgh in July 2004. As Terri was moving into a bed and breakfast, Anne met her in the region to take Annie home with her. Annie was only 8 weeks old at the time.


Elaine Mayowksi tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Youngstown show on August 18 in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 16 more Mach points.  Then on August 19 Kyrie got a Double Q and got 2nd place in Standard and 3rd place in jumper with 42 more Mach points.

 

I am very proud to announce that Double Q earned Kyrie her MACH 2 Title.  I am so proud of my "Little Bear".  Even in the rain and the swampy fields she ran like the Champion that she is.    Big hugs to you my "Little One"...."MACH2 Kyrie"

 

MACH2, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC

 

AND...

"Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Cleveland All breed show on August 10 in Jumpers and got 11 more Mach points.  Then on August 11 she got a Double Q at the Cuyahoga Valley Golden Retriever show with a 3rd place in Standard and 26 more Mach points.  Then the next day she qualified in Jumpers and got 11 more Mach points.

 

Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much.

 


 

Brags from the July 2007 Newsletter

 

Briana Scott tells us that...We were only able to make the first day in Madison and thank god we did.  The first time in the rally ring with Tigger, we got our first leg we needed, two more to move on to advanced where the good dogs are from the distant ring of rally far far from the show in canfield miracles had  happen……………..it was close but he made it by two points for his second leg (((the judge was tough and some didn’t even qualify))) but the last and final leg was cleared by 19 points a score of 89 was brought home along with the 4th place and 1 big ribbon for completing our rally novice> title!!!!!!!!

 

Lynn Uram tells us that..On July 13-15, Geraldo, Elsa, and I attended the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog Association's agility trial in North Olmsted, Ohio, and we had a very nice weekend.  Elsa  earned her first Excellent Standard (AX) leg, and she earned two Excellent Jumpers legs to finish her Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) title.  She received second place on all three of those qualifying runs.  She's been to five agility show weekends and now has five agility titles and one leg toward a sixth one.  I'm thrilled with the success that she and Elaine Mayowski have had on the agility course.  They are amazing together, and I love watching them run.  Thank you, Elaine!!   Geraldo and I picked up his second Excellent Standard (AX) leg with a first place finish this weekend too.  One more qualifying leg to go, and he'll have his Excellent Standard title!!

 

AND...On July 21st at the Golden Retriever Agility Trial in Cheswick, PA, CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC (Geraldo) finished his Excellent Standard (AX) title with a second place finish, and we are delighted that he now has both of his Excellent agility titles.  As a bonus, he also earned his seventh MXJ leg and picked up seven additional MACH points to go with it.  The show photographer took several pictures of Geraldo on the agility course on Saturday, and he had such a big smile on his face as he ran.  When we crossed the finish line after those two runs, my smile was equally big!!

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich are thrilled to report that...After months and months of injuries, x-rays, vet visits, spinal adjustments, confinement, medicines and the green bean diet, U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, had finally recovered enough to keep all the bars on the course up.  At the GPGRC agility trial in Cheswick on July 21st, she earned another Master Jumper leg with 2 more MACH points.  A few more months of training and she should be back to her old self.

 

Terri Poirier reports.. While I was at a work conference at one of the Disney Resorts in Florida, my friend, Tricia Martino took Trevor to the Missouri Rhineland Agility trials. Trevor earned his MXJ title with a 5th place finish  and also qualified in standard  with a second placement.  The next day he qualified in standard with a first placement for his 9th MX leg and also qualified in jumpers with a 3rd placement. This now gives Trevor four double Qs and a total of 147 Mach points. Trevor is now CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, AX, MXJ, VCX. 

AND...At recent Greater St Louis Agility and Gateway Agility Clubs trials, Trevor qualified 7 out of 11 runs.  Trevor finished his MX title and novice fast title, earned two double Qs and earned his first open fast leg with a third placement and one additional JWW leg.  Trevor is now CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, MX, MXJ, NF, HT, VCX.  He now has six double Qs and 173 MACH points.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Three Rivers Sheltie trial on June 16th in Jumpers and picked up 13 more Mach points.   Then she picked up one more Double Q June 17th with 34 more Mach points... 

After a 3 week vacation Kyrie was ready to go to pick up 2 more Double Qs in Cleveland on July 13th and 15th with 59 more Mach points.  Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much.   Gettin Close my "Sweet One".

 

Nancy Grebur reports that...Ranger now has 2 Open JWW legs and 2 Novice Standard legs all with first places.  We're moving along.  His Auntie Lynne King has helped us a lot.

 

Julie Iverson reports...Homespun is pleased to announce a new Champion.  We went to Canada to visit with friends and while we were there Weaver finished his Canadian Championship.  His mother, Kellie, picked up 7 points towards her championship and his daughter Homespun Allspice Silverlicious "Christy" was RWB.  We also attended an agility trial at Dream Fields, (Ottawa Canada) where Weaver earned his AG-N (novice agility) and AG-NJ (novice agility jumpers) titles.  Kellie earned her AG-NJ title. They are now Am/Can CH Homespun Dream Weaver TDI OA AXJ NJP AG-N AG-NJ and CH Kimmany Kalypso NAJ OA NJP AG-NJ.

 

Carol DeMoss and Elizabeth Wade are pleased to announce new champion Ch Dunade Kaskade The Explorer  "Archer" Archer finished at the New Castle show after a whirlwind month of showing. He received his first major at TRSSC at the tender age of 16 months. He was then "put in the closet" to grow up. On April 21st, he was sent out with Zana Friend "for practice" He was RWD, the next day, he was WD/BOW. The following weekend he was RWD followed by WD/BOW. At his next weekend, he was WD/BOW and RWD. He repeated his win at Lancaster and at his next show, New Castle, he was WD/ BOW for 4 points to finish before his 4th birthday.

 

From Gloria and Ken Hansen....Belaire's What You Leave Behind "Breckon" our homebred "JJ" son, finished his Championship by going WD and BOW at the Huntington KC show in W.Va on 7-7-07. Beautifully handled all the way by Cadie Pruss.

 

From Gloria and Ken Hansen and Elizabeth Brinkley....At the same Huntington KC shows. Wynstone The Impressionist.."Degas" went BOB both days while we were there and a Group 4 on Sat. Degas is co-owned and handled by Elizabeth Brinkley. 

AND...Wynstone's Belle Aime'..."Aime" went WB for 2pts at the Huntington KC on Sun. and at the Shawnee KC show on Sat. went WB for a 3pt major.  Handled by Elizabeth.

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Saturday at the Ashtabula Kennel Club show, Sony aka "Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying' was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex  for one more point.  That puts her to 11 points (1 major)  4 more points to go!  All  of her wins have been owner, breeder handled from the Bred by Exhibitor class.  I am very hopeful to finish Sony's Championship out of this class.  

AND...

Allthough, Katie should be posting this, Story is one of ours, so I am going to brag on behalf of the both of them! Today (Sunday), at the Grand River Kennel Club Show, Story  aka "Kelvington's Storm Story" was Reserve Winner's Bitch.   She was presented by Katie Grohowalski, who did a superb job of handling Story in the breed classes as well as in juniors. (She also got a 2nd in her huge junior class.)  They are such a wonderful team.  I am very proud of them both.  What an awesome job they did all weekend! Katie, thanks for all of your hard work with Story.  You two make it look so effortless.

 

Jackie Herbein is thrilled to report that... a mere two months after completing his CD at the Clarion trial in Delmont, Homespun Classical Style ("Trio"), CD, MX, MXJ, went on to complete his CDX in 3 straight shows.  He earned first place at the Cocker Spaniel trial at Northmoreland Park on June 29th and two third places at the WCOTC trial in Delmont on June 9-10. 


 

MERLYN SPORTS UPDATE

 

Training camp hasn’t opened at St. Vincent’s yet but a young rookie decided that the Memorial Day Cluster was the perfect forum to strut his stuff impressing the scouts and coaching staff.

 

As they headed out on the field, Blitz and teammate Lindsay Spitznogle discussed their strategy.  The players line up, the bait was thrown and Blitz went out for the long pass. The opposing team was sharp, but Blitz took the lead and brought home the winning touchdown---a big 4 point major to finish his Title!!!

 

  CH. MERLYN'S STEEL CURTAIN
"Blitz"

 

Not yet two years old, he is the first champion offspring for both his sire, CH. Road’s End Obvious Conclusion and his dam, Merlyn’s Cosmic Caper.  His championship quest was truly a community effort.  I put 5 points including a major on him.  Linda Urbanek’s capable handling produced 6 points and a major.  Lindsay clinched it with his third major. May I add that without Maureen’s offer to take him for me while I was working that Thursday, this might not have occurred!

 

Earl and I would like to express our gratitude to Linda Urbanek and to Lindsay for completing his title.  Many thanks to Blitz’s admirer, Debbie Hull, for her support along the way and to his many fans who have cheered for him.  And the “Blitz” goes on!!

 


Elaine Mayowski tells us that... "Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Three Rivers Sheltie trial on June 16th in Jumpers and picked up 13 more Mach points.   Then she picked up one more Double Q June 17th with 34 more Mach points...

After a 3 week vacation Kyrie was ready to go to pick up 2 more Double Qs in Cleveland on July 13th and 15th with 59 more Mach points.  Way to go my "Little Bear" I Love you so much.   Gettin Close my "Sweet One".


Brags from the June 2007 Newsletter

 

Barb Westerman tells us that...Benjamin (Merlyn's Mark Of Fire) received First Place in Preferred Novice JWW on Saturday, at the Golden Triangle Agility Trial!  This was truly exciting as it was a clean run!

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, earned her first Novice Fast leg, at the CCOC Agility Trial in Cheswick on June 2nd.

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...The CastleGate kids had another wonderful agility weekend at the Clarion Agility Trial in Cheswick, PA on June 1-3.  Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither, NA, OAJ, CGC) finished her OAJ title and earned her first OA leg at that show.  As an added bonus, Elsa received first place on all of her qualifying runs.  As always, our heartfelt thanks go out to Elaine Mayowski for training and running Elsa in agility.  They are an amazing team.  Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC) and I had a pretty good time too!  Geraldo earned his third and fourth MXJ legs at that show and picked up eight additional MACH points too.  We're really looking forward to the Club's agility trial in two weeks!  

And...

Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither, OA, OAJ, CGC) earned two Open Standard legs at the TRSSCGP agility trial on June 16th and 17th and that finished her OA title.  She had perfect scores and first place finishes on both of those qualifying runs.  Elsa also earned her first Excellent Jumpers leg with a second place finish that weekend.  In only four weekends of trialing, she's finished four titles (novice standard, novice jumpers, open standard and open jumpers) and picked up her first qualifying leg toward a fifth title.  As always, we are incredibly grateful to Elaine Mayowski for training Elsa and handling her to these exciting wins.  Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC) and I had a nice weekend too.  He earned his fifth and sixth Masters Jumpers legs on Saturday and Sunday and picked up nine more MACH points in the process.  Only four more qualifying legs to go, and he'll have his Masters Jumpers title.  I have to pinch myself when I think about the prospect of that. <G>

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a very successful weekend at the Golden Triangle agility trial.  On May 26 she Double Q'd and got 31 more Mach points.  Then on May 27 she qualified in Jumpers and got 9 more Mach points.  Then on May 28 she Double Q'd with 26 more Mach points.  Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear".  I Love you so much.

Then...at the Clarion trial on June 2 she qualified in Exc Jumpers and got 13 more Mach points with a 2nd place win.  Then on June 3 she Double Q'd and got 28 more Mach points with a 4th place and a 3rd place win.  Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear".  I Love you so much.

 

Terri Poirier reports...At the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh agility trial, Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, AX, AXJ, CD, HT, VCX) earned his 7th MX leg and his 9th MXJ leg and also his second double Q.  Trevor now has 94 MACH points.

 

Cathy Harvey tells us that...Here's a big WOO HOO!!!!  Yesterday in Canton Tangee, aka. Casia's Homespun Dreamsicle got her first point.  She was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex for 1 point.  One down, 14 to go.  She did so well and is really starting to look good and move well.  Thanks for listening.  

 

News from Gloria and Ken Hansen......At the St. Clairsville show in May, "Belaire's Town N' Country" (Lainey), went WB and BOW for 2pts.  Lainey is owned and bred by The Hansen's.  At the same show, CH Wynstone's The Impressionist (Degas) owned by Gloria and Ken Hansen and co-owned with Elizabeth Brinkley took a Best In Breed.  Both were handled that day by Ken.  We are also proud of one of Degas's sons that has come from Korea to be shown in the States.  He is Kor CH. Silversong Last Castle Blue Wind, owned by Lee Sung Woon, Lastcastle Shelties.  In his first weekend here in June, he picked up both majors and two pts, one at the Evergreen SSC Specialty and the other at all breed shows in WA.  We are very proud of what he has accomplished so quickly.

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...Today, Solomon aka Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon was winner's dog for his very first point at the South Hills Kennel Club Show.  He won from the 9-12 month puppy class. Solomon is our first  blue merle male, show prospect at Kelvington's.  His dam is Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying  aka "Sony" and his Sire is CH Kelbren's Blue Flame CD, RN, NA, NAJ, OAJ  aka "Chet".  As you can imagine, we are "over the moon" that he is pointed as a puppy.  Thanks for listening!  

AND...At the South Hills Kennel Club show on Thursday: Sony aka Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying was Winner's Bitch  from the Bred By Exhibitor class and then got Best of Breed over 3 specials for 2 more points!  That puts her up to 10 points and one major.

 

Maureen and Lindsay Spitznogle report…What an amazing weekend for the Anistar Shelties at the South Hills and Mountaineer Kennel Club shows in Waynesburg, PA. The weekend started on a good note when Noah, Anistar Ever Seen the Rain, was WD for a point.  On Friday, the only day she was shown, Dora, Merlyn Anistar Adoration, was WB/BOW/BOS over Specials from the 9 to 12 month puppy class for her first two points. Saturday saw Noah sitting things out with Mom at home while HIS mother, Annie, Jade Mist Anistar Andante, went WB/BOW for two points.  Finally, on Sunday, Noah was WD/BOW for two points and Annie was WB for two points. The final tally:  Noah now has 14 points, Annie has 12 and needs a major, and Dora is on the board with two points ! Everyone was handled, as usual, by Lindsay. Pinch me, I must be dreaming !!  

 

Terri Poirier reports.. Annie, Saranac Meet Me in St Louis won WB, BOW and BOB and the following day WB and BOS at the Champaing Illinois KC. Annie now has 13 points including both majors. Annie is sired by CH Saranac Playing for Keeps. 

 

We did it!  We FINALLY did it!!  Anne Trosky is thrilled to report that... She and Levi (Saranac Bedazzled N Blu Jeans, NA, NAJ, CGC) finished that Novice Agility Title at TRSSCGP's Agility trial on 6/17/07.  And, we did so with a first place finish!  Way to go Leeves!

 

Julie Iverson tells us that...I went up to Canada to visit and entered the CC&SSA Specialty in Ottawa, Ontario this past weekend.  CH Kimmany Kalypso OA NAJ "Kellie" was RWB under Shirley Meger.  At the all breed show later that day she was RWB again under Dorothy Hutchinson.  Her son CH Homespun Dream Weaver OA AXJ "Weaver" was RWD to CH Pop Star SS of Northern Farm "Musashi "who went on to be BIS to finish.  The next day Weaver was WD for 3 points under Mark McMillan and Kellie was RWB again.  Weaver needs 2 points to finish his Canadian championship.  It was a wonderful weekend.

 

Terri Poirier reports:  Saranac Winning with Style (Chaya) finished in style at the Butler KC on May 26th with a big 5 point major.  She was expertly handled by Zana Friend.  Chaya resides with Anne Foreman.  She makes champion # 7 for her Sire, CH Saranac Playing for Keeps ( Jordan ).  The list of Jordan kids include: CH Figures Promises to Keep (Julia) - ASSA futurity placement, CH Saranac Bi Chance, AX, AXJ, CD, HT, CGC, VCX (Trevor ) - sweeps winner, CH Saranac Critics Choice (Jessica) - sweeps winner and BOB, CH Lynmarr's Rekindled Dream (Lilly) - sweeps winner and BOB, CH Springmist Notorious (Grant) - specialty winner and BOB, CH Aynsworth Edge of Night (Gaynor) - Assa National placements and specialities winner), CH Saranac Winning with Style (Chaya).  Others waiting to finish include: Saranac Meet Me in ST Louis (Annie) - 11 pts both major and BOB and Group placement. Springmist the Lady in Question - 13 pts both major and BOB,  Aynsworth Belle O Windrush – 9 pts one major,  Saranac Meet Me in St Louis (Annie) recently won at two shows in Tennessee and won a BOB and a Group 4 placement.  Annie now has 11 pts both majors.   Saranac Fields of Joy (Joy) has quickly picked up 9 points by 18 months of age.  She is awaiting her majors.

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that….On Sunday at the Bushy Run Kennel Club Show, "Kelvington's Once 'N A Blue Moon" aka Solomon, was Winner's Dog for 2 points and then won Best of Winner's for the major as well! (It was 3 points in bitches)  This was from the 9-12 month puppy class.   That puts Solomon up to 4 points (and one major). Solomon is out of  Sire:  CH Kelbren Blue Flame CD, RN, NA, NAJ, OAJ   (Chet  is owned by Lynn Uram. ) and Dam:  Kelvington's ElecTri Fying ( who has 10 points (1-4 pt. major). We are ecstatic!  Thanks for listening.

 

Elaine Kelvington tells us that...I don't know why but  I thought this weekend of showing in rally would be uneventful and relaxing.  I should know better by now.  Yesterday, my van would not start and today we woke up to no power.  The storms through the night knocked it out about 1:00 in the morning.  Which means no water too, since we need electricity to run the pump!  Finally around 9:00-9:30 it was restored!   The saga continues.   If I ever get a normal morning, I won't know how to act!   However, There is Good News!! Today Sawyer (aka CH. Kelvington's Talisman C.D., R. N., C.G.C.) and I finished his Rally Advanced Obedience Title with a 94!  This is the first RA that we have ever attempted. I am so pleased that he did it 3 tries in a row. The first try was at Saxonburg.  Yesterday and today we showed and got his 2nd and 3rd legs to finish his title at the Westmoreland Rally and Obedience Trial.  Thanks for listening!  

 

Darla and Kyle Annonio would like to report that...both Kobie and Kassie received their Rally Novice Titles at Westmoreland on 6/9/07. Kassie was a little distracted at the beginning and Kobie was on his down walk around and he thought there was food on the floor. It was just a crack in the matting. Not perfect runs but good enough to qualify and receive their title.

 

Anne Trosky is very grateful and proud to report that... Shadow (Moon Shadow of Summerridge, CDX, NAP, NJP, CGC) completed his Rally Novice title at WCOTC's Rally Trial on 6/9/07.  We both now have "RN" after our names :)  Shadow is such a trooper.  Even after six weeks of chemotherapy he was able to perform in the ring like he always has and earned a 96.  It was a bittersweet day for us though as Shadow officially retired after the trial.  I am just so proud of him and everything we have been able to accomplish.  He in now enjoying being a spoiled rotten couch potato (along with his brother Bailey) and watching Levi in the ring!  You deserve a rest Shadow...I Love You!

 

Terri Poirier reports that... Chaya, finished her Championship, at the Butler Kennel Club Show on May 26, 2007.

 

 


Brags from the May 2007 Newsletter

 

Walter Piroth tells us that…”On Friday, April 20th at the Parkersburg Obedience Club Trial oZZy double Q'd and earned his tenth leg in Masters Agility.  So now we are oZZy CD, TDI, MXJ and MX. He wants to know where I came up with the "we" part.  Anyway we're trying to loose some of the extra winter weight so no treats.  Well just one piece of chicken.  And a little ice cream.  I guess there was that tiny little cookie.  And.... I feel we've reached a milestone so I want to thank everyone that gave us instruction and encouragement these past three years.  I believed from the beginning that oZZy and I would be a good team and felt the Masters Titles would be a reasonable goal but without everyone's help it wouldn't have happened, thanks."

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...Elsa was entered in her first agility trial on April 27-29 in Cleveland, Ohio.  She qualified all three days in Novice Jumpers and finished her Novice Agility Jumpers title that Sunday.  She also qualified on Friday in Novice Standard.  As icing on the cake, Elsa earned three first placements and one second placement on those qualifying runs.  Not a bad agility debut for our baby girl!!  <G>  Elsa was trained and handled to these exciting wins by Elaine Mayowski, and we're so grateful to her for everything she's done for Elsa.   Geraldo had a great weekend too.  He earned two Open Standard legs at the Cleveland Trial, and that finished his OA title!!  He had perfect scores and first place finishes on both of those runs!  I moved him up to Excellent Standard the next day, and not only did he qualify, but he got first place again!!  I was so excited that I gave him every drop of bait that I had left in the cooler!!  On Friday, Geraldo also earned his first Masters Jumpers leg.  He ran beautifully for me all weekend, and I was so proud of him.    We're really looking forward to their next agility trial on Memorial Day weekend.

AND...We had an awesome time at the Golden Triangle Agility Trial on Memorial Day Weekend.   On Sunday, Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither, NA, NAJ, CGC) picked up her second Novice Standard leg with a perfect score and a first place finish, and she earned her first Open Jumpers leg with another perfect score and a fourth place finish.    On Monday, she was eager to run again, and she finished her Novice Standard title with a second place finish and picked up her second Open Jumpers leg with a third place finish. In only two weekends of trialing, Elsa has finished two agility titles and is 2/3 of the way to her third title.   Tom and I can't thank Elaine Mayowski enough for the beautiful job she's doing with Elsa in the ring.  They're a wonderful team!!   Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC) and I had fun too!  On Monday, he earned his second MXJ leg, and as icing on the cake, we earned our first four MACH points on that run too---only 746 more points to go!!  <G>

 

Nancy Grebur tells us that...I'd like to put in a small brag about Ranger. At the WCOTC Agility Trial on May11, 12, & 13th Ranger started agility and was in his first trial that weekend. He was in Jumpers with Weaves. We are pleased to say that on Saturday our 1st day, he placed first in Novice A in JWW. The 2nd day we had a great run but mom couldn't keep up, so he took a wrong jump. But it was fun for both of us. MUCH appreciation to his Aunt Lynne King for all her training help and advice. We LOVE you! Also, for all the good wishes from our friends at WCOTC.

AND...Ranger earned his 2nd Novice JWW leg this weekend at Altoona with a 2nd place.

Terri Poirier reports...CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, AX, AXJ, HT, VCX, CGC (Trevor) earned two more masters jumpers leg and one more master agility leg at the Hunstville agility trial.

 

Tom and Charlotte Deibert were thrilled that Glendower Morningstar Delite, RA, CGC (Micah) earned his first leg in Novice JWW at the Mt. Hood Doberman Pinscher Club AKC Agility Trial on May 12 in Salem, OR.  Micah and Tom zoomed through the course and finished 12 seconds under the standard course time. We knew that they had Qualified but were especially proud when we saw the score. They had placed first in their class with a "Clean Run"!! Woo Hoo, way to go Micah!!

 

From Ginny Schultz...Thanks everyone for the congrats to Frank and me in the April "Paws for Thought".  Scoop and Izzy did have a reaction to Frank's success however and pulled off some good stuff in their own right:  From Scoop: Frank is such a brat----getting a HIT on April fools day----I just had to show him how a "good dog" does things------First of all, I finished my UD title with a higher score than Frank cause he was messing around again barking in the ring-how embarrassing!  SO-I may take a rest while Ginny tries to make Frank understand that his "lip service" is not desirable while he's supposed to be concentrating.  If I choose to, I'll bet I can get my UDX much faster than Frank, although there are so many things to think about, I just forget what I'm doing some times.  The best news is that my wonderful daughter IZZY, finished her novice title this month also in Clarion.  She just kept getting better and better and got her 2 insurance legs in Butler with a 196 1/2 and a 192----both good for 2nd places next to the Cardman's our good friends who took first place.  I want to thank Colleen and Rusty for my firm foundation and the chance to actually live with IZZY who gives Frank a lot of trouble-Love it- Scoop

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...On May 14th, our Chet (A/C CH Kelbren Blue Flame, CD, RN, NAJ, AJP, CGC) x Daily (Shamont Most Unusual Day) litter was born.  This litter is a repeat of the breeding that produced Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC) and Lydia (CastleGate's Answered Prayer).  We have three non-white factored tri girls and one non-white factored bi-black girl in the litter.  The pedigree for the litter can be seen on the puppies page at www.castlegateshelties.com.  

 

Maureen Spitznogle reports that...I am absolutely floating !! Today in New Castle at the Butler County KC show, Anistar Ever Seen the Rain, "Noah" was Winners Dog/Best of Winners for a FIVE point major under Judge Judith Adams ! Noah is out of the first litter bred here at Anistar out of our Jade Mist Anistar Andante "Annie" and sired by CH Trevanne's Pelletier, "David".  At a little over three, Noah now has both his majors - 11 points and has been handled to all his wins by his co owner Lindsay.  (Noah is MY dog  LOL) I need to thank Rusty for her special touches and Joanna Fortson for keeping him fluffed and handsome and Debbie Lundy for allowing him to stay happy on her lap since I had strict orders from General Cromer to stay away from him. Oh, and a HUGE thank you to Dana Jones for not being as agile in Winners as Lindsay was !! I really need to pinch myself - I MUST be dreaming ! Thanks for letting me brag !

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...On May 13th, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, OA, AXJ, CGC) was WD under William Usherwood at the Ravenna Show in Tallmadge, Ohio for his first two points.  What an awesome Mother's Day present that was!  Those were my first homebred points and boy did they feel good!  Geraldo was handled to this win by Linda Urbanek, and we are very grateful to Linda for presenting Geraldo so beautifully!

 

Elaine Kelvington reports that...The day started out just like any other day of showing.  I was up before dawn getting dogs loaded into the van and throwing clothes on so I could leave to pick up Kathy.  Except, this time  I woke up with no voice, allergies had finally taken  their toll.  Dave wanted me to stay home, but I went because it was a major!  I wasn't 200 feet out of my driveway, when a deer jumped right out in front of me.  My heart was in my mouth. It was close.  I drove another 800 feet, and there was a huge tree clear across the road. I knew that I could not move it.  I made a quick call to my husband, Dave, who brought  a chainsaw to the rescue.  When I finally showed up at Kathy's house, I told her she may not want to go anywhere with me!  I felt like I was being given not too subtle signs that I probably should stay home.  Nevertheless, we loaded her dogs into the van and off we went.  79 is under construction.  As we were driving alongside the concrete barriers, another deer leaped over the barrier, barely missing our van.  OH MY GOODNESS!  Shaken up, now I knew we should probably turn around, but onward we went. At the show, Salma, my 9-12 months tri bitch won her class,  then Sony, my bred by exhibitor bitch, won her class, and finally Stephanie, my open sable bitch won her class!  (For a few minutes, I wasn't sure the judge was going to give it to Stephanie.  After all, I already had 2 in for the winners circle.)   But, Mr. Ambrosio gave Stephanie the class, and went on to give her WINNER'S BITCH and BEST of OPPOSITE SEX (over the top winning sheltie bitch in the country)  for a 5 point major to finish Stephanie's CHAMPIONSHIP!  I guess it doesn't need to be said,  but  BOY am I glad that we made it to the show!  Thanks to Cindy, Kathy, and Katie for all of your help holding, brushing and even showing my dogs.  (What a nice problem, having too many bitches in winners and needing help to show them all.) That was so exciting.  Thanks for all of the support by everyone ringside.  The judge wanted to know if I had to pay everybody for cheering and what was going on there. I told him that Stephanie was finished and that was why they were cheering!  Stephanie is no longer known as the major reserve, major breaking, show cancelled due to snow queen. She is now officially: CH Kelvington's Miss Chevious.  Stephanie is out of CH Consort Capital Edition ROM and Kelvington's Shenanigans.  What a way to finish.  I will never forget this day.  Thanks for listening and sharing in our day.

AND...Today at the Trumbull Co. Kennel Club dog show, Kelvington's Elec Tri Fying aka "Sony" was Winner's Bitch for a 4 point major.  Sony is out of  dam, CH. Kelvington's Ex Tri Ordinary and  sire,  CH Jammin' Consort Coronado. That puts her up to 8 points and 1 major all from the Bred by Exhibitor Class!   We are delighted.  


Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a very successful weekend at the Golden Triangle agility trial.  On May 26 she Double Q'd and got 31 more Mach points.  Then on May 27 she qualified in Jumpers and got 9 more Mach points.  Then on May 28 she Double Q'd with 26 more Mach points.   Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear".  I Love you so much.

Then at the Clarion trial on June 2 she qualified in Exc Jumpers and got 13 more Mach points with a 2nd place win.  Then on June 3 she Double Q'd and got 28 more Mach points with a 4th place and a 3rd place win.  Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear".  I Love you so much.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... "Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Cleveland Shetland Sheepdog show on 4/27 in Standard and got 17 more Mach points.  Then at the Cleveland All Breed show on 4/28 and 4/29 she Doubled Q'd both days with a 2nd place win and 74 more Mach points.  

 

Kyrie then went to the Westmoreland Agility Trial on 5/12 and qualified in Jumpers and got 13 more Mach points.  Then on 5/13 she Double Q'd with Both 2nd Place wins and 51 more Mach points.

 

Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear".  I Love you so much.

Barb Westerman Gypsy Shetland Sheepdogs www.gypsyshelties.com tells us that... Benjamin (Merlyn's Mark Of Fire) received First Place in Preferred Novice JWW on Saturday, at the Golden Triangle Agility Trial! This was truly exciting as it was a clean run!


Brags from the April 2007 Newsletter

Terri Poirier reports...We had a great weekend at the Greater St Louis Agility trials. Trevor (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, AX, AXJ, HT, CGC, VCX) qualified 5 out of 8 runs. Trevor earned three more MX legs and one more MXJ leg and his second Novice Fast leg with a 4th place finish. He now has 52 MACH points. Trevor also earned his first double Q this weekend! It is starting to click with Trevor and I. His mom is getting better and a little faster.

 

Donna Rozeck tells us that... Ch. Merry Lea’s Music on the Wind NA NAJ (a.k.a., Piper), took first place in her Open JWW with a clean run at WPKA dog show on April 1, 2007. , we found out from club member, Joyce Cummings , that Piper was highlighted on the Channel 11 news running her Open standard course! It was a very good day.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a BLAST at the Agility Nationals on March 29, 20, 31 in Columbus Ohio. Friday they had "Team Competition". ran 2 beautiful runs and ranked 8th in the 12" division. ranked 1st in the state of PA in the 12" division. such stiff competition I was very pleased with the outcome. On Saturday she ran beautiful but took a wrong jump in the Standard run to pretty much push us out of the rankings. then qualified in the jumpers competition to win a beautiful Rosette. Sunday she ran another beautiful run but spun and barked before she went into a tunnel....."Silly Sheltie". and all I think that we had a wonderful weekend and a great time. I got a lot of compliments on my "Little Bear" and we came home very happy.....I Love you so much "Little Bear"

 

Lindsay and Maureen Spitznogle are pleased to brag about a very successful WPKA weekend. On Saturday, Anistar Ever Seen the Rain, Noah,Winners Dog for two points, bringing him up to six points - one major. Noah was Reserve Winners Dog on Sunday, but his mother, Jade Mist Anistar Andante, Annie, was Winners Bitch for her eighth point ! Both have been owner handled to all their points by Lindsay. We hope to have a great spring and summer with these two !

 

Lynn Schaber tells us that...On Saturday, March 31st, at the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club show my 2-1/2 year old sable bitch, Twin Cedar's Ashes by Now "Ashley", was WB/BOW/BOB for 2 points. This was her third Winners Bitch win during the month of March!! She now has a total of 4 points. Ashley was bred by Jeannie Selby & Jennifer Selby of Twin Cedars Shelties.
 

Lindsay and Maureen Spitznogle are very happy to share our news from Canada. CH Emprise Roadmaster (Christopher) was Winners Dog both Friday and Saturday at the Battleford SK shows for four more points toward his Canadian Championship ! He took the Reserve on Sunday - another win would have finished him. It won't be much longer until our boy is home! Thanks for letting me brag.

 

AND…Anistar Shelties is very proud to announce a new Canadian Champion! After only four weekends of shows, Christopher is now/ Can Ch Emprise Roadmaster. He finished at the Edmonton shows on April 21, handled to all his Canadian points by Beverly Clawson, who showed his sire, Am/Can Ch Laureate Santana to his 2006 ASSA National BOB. We can't wait to have him home again !!

 

Lynn & Tom Uram tell us that... On April 18th, Chet, Geraldo and Elsa successfully completed their Canine Good Citizen tests at the Xcel Training Center in Bethel Park, PA. We're very pleased that the CastleGate Team so well!

 

Joyce Cummings tells us that...I am happy to announce that Cummings Chivas Regal, Ltd NA, OAJ achieved his Rally Novice (RN) title on Saturday March 31, 2007 at the WPKA dog show in Pittsburgh, and on Sunday April 1, 2007 earned his first leg in Rally Advanced.

 

From Patricia Daurora...Isabella (Ask'n To Wish Upon A Star CGC,TDI, RN) and I had a ball at the WPKA Show on March 31st at the Convention Center downtown. It was only our second show and Isabella has earned her Rally Novice Title! Not so lucky though in our first try at Obedience Novice A, where we were informed that fortunately for Isabella she has the 'cuteness factor' ....but unfortunately that doesn't earn points! It was good experience and we will practice and try again real soon!

 

Nancy Ann Whitley tells us that...Sterling and I attended the WPKA Dog Show where Sterling received his Rally Novice Title and Fourth Place on Saturday, March 31, 2007.On Sunday, April 1st, Sterling stayed in Novice and received Fourth Place once again.

 

Tom and Charlotte Deibert were very pleased to show both Micah and Asher in the first-ever Rally trial at ASSA National Albany, OR.

 

 

We were very excited to place in each of our classes earn Silver Bowls!!! On April 2, Micah (Glendower Morningstar Delite RA, CGC) received his second leg in Excellent A with a fourth place finish. Later the same day Asher (Gypsy's Knight In Silver Armor CGC) scored 96 for a fourth place finish in his first-ever Novice A trial.Micah and Asher both worked very hard. We were very happy to represent TRSSCGP the National this year! Their Mom and Dad were very proud of them for doing so well with so little practice the past six months. They showed us what great Shelties they are by the way they handled theof an 8-day drive PA Salem, OR and moving into our new house on March 15th.!!

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, RN, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) finished her Rally Novice title on Saturday April 21 at the Clarion Canine Obedience Club Obedience/Rally Trial. did another beautiful job on the course and was tied for 1st place with 2 other dogs. did the tie breaker by time. Border Collie came in 1st, with Kyrie coming in 2nd and another Sheltie in 3rd. were about 15 dogs showing in Rally Novice. really loves showing in the Rally Ring. tail wags the whole time she is heeling. to go my sweet "Little Bear". Love you so much.


Joyce Cummings is happy to announce that... Cummings Chivas Regal, Ltd NA,OAJ achieved his Rally Novice (RN) title on Saturday March 31, 2007 at the WPKA dog show in Pittsburgh and on Sunday April 1, 2007 earned his first Rally Advanced leg.

TRSSCGP club members are proud to announce for Ginny that... Ginny and Frank took High In Trial and High Combined at WPKA this past weekend, April 1, 2007.


 

Brags from the March 2007 Newsletter

 

Terri Poirier tells us that...Trevor, (CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, AX, AXJ, HT, VCX) earned two more MXJ legs at the Gateway Agility Trials in March and 12 more MACH points. He also earned his first Novice FAST leg in his first competition in this venue.

 

Lynn Uram reports that...Geraldo celebrated the birth of his first puppies by completing his Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) title on March 10th at the Butler Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA. As an added bonus, he first place too! came within a hair's breadth off our first Masters Jumpers on Sunday. If mom had been where was supposed to be when he came out of the tunnel, he wouldn't have missed the next to the last jump (kill me now) and would have easily qualified for his first MXJ leg. I promised him that I'll do better next time!

AND...

We had a blast at the CPE agility trial in Washingtonville, OH on March 24th! Elsa (Can Ch Kelbren Come Hither) made her competitive agility debut at that trial, and I was so proud of her. She qualified and placed on two of her four runs that day. Elsa is being trained and handled by Elaine Mayowski, and we're very excited about what the future holds for the two of them. Elsa's nephew, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News NA, AXJ), had an even better day at the CPE trial. He qualified and placed on all four of his runs! Geraldo is a joy to run, and I love being on the agility course with him.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that..."Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black CDX, MX, MXJ, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) had a wonderful Birthday weekend when she went to the Butler Agility trial on March 10th and 11th and Double Q'd both days. Saturday March 10th (her birthday) she got 3rd place in Jumpers with 11 more Mach points and 2nd place in Standard with 27 more Mach points. on March 11th she got 1st place in Jumpers with 26 more Mach points and 1st place in Standard with 34 more Mach. Happy Birthday my Sweet "Little Bear". Love you so much.

AND...

Kyrie did another CPE trial on Saturday March 24. She had a blast and qualified in every run with 3 First Place wins and 1 Second Place win. to go "Little Bear" I Love you so much.

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News NA)a four point major reserve under Lloyd Graser Jr. at the Central Ohio Sheltie Specialty on February 24th.The following day, he took another four point reserve under Lisa Graser. We are so proud of him, and we're grateful to Linda Urbanek for the beautiful way in which she presented him in the ring. Geraldo is knocking on the door, and we are hopeful that his first points are just around the corner!!

 

Lynn Schaber reports that...Twin Cedar's Ashes by Now "Ashley" sired by Ch. Little Bit's Next in Line ex Twin Cedar's Pants on Fire took WB on Friday, March 9th and again on Sunday, March 11th at the shows in Marietta, Ohio. It was a small show and she won 1 point on each day, but I'm very proud of her and pleased that she is now pointed! She was RWB on Thursday, March 8th and RWB on Saturday, March 10th so it was a very good weekend for Ashley.

 

Lynn Uram tell us that...On March 9th, Geraldo's (CastleGate's Daily News, NA, AXJ) litter was born!! The dam of the litter is Shamont Strutting On Bi (Jillian), a lovely bi-black bitch generously leased to us for this litter by Linda Sanders. This litter was co-bred with Judy Quirk (Deja Blue Shelties in NY) and of bi-black females, two bi-blue females, and two bi-black males. We'll be eagerly watching these puppies mature! pedigree for the puppies and other information about the litter can be found on the Puppies Page of our website: www.castlegateshelties.com .

 

Maureen and Lindsay Spitznogle tell us that...It has been a very bittersweet past few days here,I am proud to announce that CH Emprise Roadmaster (AM/CAN Laureate Santana ROMC X CH Century Emprise Cara Nina) was Winners Dog at his third weekend of shows in Canada for his first three Canadian points ! We think he did it for GrandSport !!

 

 


 

Brags from the February 2007 Newsletter

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich are thrilled to report that...at the TRSSCGP Specialty on February 3 & 4, U-ACH Hullston’s Return To Sender CD, RN, OA, OAJ, NAP, NJP, AG.N, NAC, OJC, NGC, JS-N, CL1-R,  CL1-H, CGC, TDIA, VCC, FFXP, “Hayley”, finished her Rally Advanced title on Saturday with a 2nd place.  This was Hayley’s 20th performance title.  On Sunday, Hayley earned the first leg of her Rally Excellent title with a 3rd place.  Not bad for a 10 year old! 

 

Patricia Daurora reports that...Isabella Jane (Ask'n To Wish Upon A Star CGC TDI ) and I enjoyed our first Rally competition where we competed in the two Novice A Classes.  Isabella earned qualifying scores both days along with fourth and second place ribbons, and best of all two squeaky toys! We had lots of fun and look forward to competing in Rally again soon!

 

Kenn Jacobs and Treasure, Damingo Treasure of Double K, CD, CGC TDI received a first leg, at the Sheltie Specialty in Washington, PA on Sat. Feb. 3rd.They scored 93 points.

AND...Karen Jacobs and Noel, Damingo Christmas Treasure, CD, CGC, TDI received a first leg, at the Sheltie Specialty in Washington, PA on Sat. Feb. 3rd.They scored 99 points with a third place finish.  We wish to thank Joanna Fortson for going the extra mile by taking our entries to Debbie Lundy when I forgot to mail them. Many thanks for your encouragement, which enabled us to get back in the ring again. You’re the best!

 

Nancy Ann Whitley reports...Sterling and I attended the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Pittsburgh Specialty Trials on3rd and 4th.Sterling and I received Third on Saturday and Second on Sunday Rally Novice A with a score of 89 and 76 respectively.   Sterling and I also participated in the Pre-Novice Obedience. We were the only participants. The trials were great fun and we enjoyed the chance to test our skills.

 

Anne Trosky is happy to report that Shadow (Moon Shadow of Summerridge, CDX, NAP, NAJP, CGC) got his Rally career off to a good start at our Specialty by earning his first two Rally Novice legs. Shadow scored a 99 both days, placing 2nd on Saturday and 4th on Sunday.

 

Terri Poirier reports...Trevor, CH Saranac Bi Chance, CD, HT, AXJ, OA,VCX completed his Excellent A Standard title at the Tri county Agility Club of Missouri in Feb with a 1st place finish.  He also earned his first Master Jumpers leg.

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Mach Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) some CPE trials on 12/30 and 12/31. was awarded the "Perfect Weekend" at the show. qualified in every run.  There was a total of 10 runs, 5 each day. earned 3 titles (CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S). had 6 First place wins and 4 second place wins. Wow what a weekend.

AND...At the Admiral Perry shows on 1/20 and 1/21 she qualified in Standard both 3rd place wins and 34 more Mach points.

AND...At the Tamarack show on 2/10 she qualified in Standard with a first place win and 30 more Mach points.  

AND...Kyrie qualified at the Border Collie Agility Trial on 2/17 in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 16 more Mach points. on 2/18 we pulled it together to Double Q with a 1st place win in Jumpers with 30 more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Standard with 18 more Mach points. to go my Sweet "Little Bear". Love you so much.

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...On February 10th at the Tamarack Lake Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA, Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News, NA, OAJ) earned his first Open Standard leg with a first place finish. Geraldo and I just started competing in standard agility the beginning of, so we’re that he's already into the Open Standard Class. His first litter is due in early March, and we're hoping to finish at least one more agility title before those puppies arrive!

 

Walter Piroth tells us that...oZZy CGC, TDI, CD, AX, MXJ I (no titles) had a great weekend on February 10 & 11 at the Tamarack Agility Trial in Edinboro. We had a double Q on Sunday and on Saturday we got our tenth leg in Masters Agility Jumpers our MXJ title. We shared, literally, a Frosty at Wendy's for our reward.  We also went for walk the lake front Edinboro Lake in the snow, wind and extreme cold. I froze, oZZy didn't seem to notice. He's the dog.

 

Darla Annonio reports that...Kassie received her Games 1 title at Splash and Dash K9 Sports 1st TDAA trial.  

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Mach Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) went to the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog show to try to earn that last leg that would give her a CDX Obedience title. am so proud to announce that Kyrie earned her last leg towards her CDX title with a 2nd place win. And I want to thank all of the wonderful people that met us outside of the ring to celebrate our victory. What a great day we had.

THEN...Kyrie then teamed up with another Bi-Black Sheltie named "Tarra" to try out the wonderful world of Brace Obedience.  They didn't qualify the first day being that they didn't come when called… oops. The second day they qualified and got second place. The most important thing is they had fun. "Everything looks Better in Black and White"!

 

Debbie Miller-Gurchak reports that..."Ellis" Shamont's Paden Blu RN finished his Companion Dog title on Feb. 3 at out specialty giving us a great score of 184 1/2 and placing 2nd in his class.The next day he waited with great patience for me to finish in the breed ring and run him into the obedience ring and he had a blast!!! Ellis got a 193 and hadst place in Novice B. Now lets see what else we can do!

 

Anne Trosky is happy to report that We had a fun time at our Specialty showing in the Veteran's class for the first time, in which Shadow (Moon Shadow of Summerridge, CDX, NAP, NAJP, CGC)  placed 2nd both days with scores of 190 and 195.5.It is great to be back in Obedience ring with Shadow and he seems to be enjoying it too...especially when he's stealing some of Mom's and the crowd's attention from Levi!

 

Kelly Schnur tells us that...On Saturday at our specialty Kalanna's Callaway In The Ruff "Cali" was pulled out for the final cut under judge Roderick Thompson.Although she did not place in the top 4, it is exciting to be pulled out at her FIRST ever show!  Thanks to everyone who helped me with grooming and moral support, I know I was a wreck!

 

Joanna and Larry Fortson are thrilled that “Pistol”, won his veteran class on Saturday Feb 3rd under Rick Thompson, and then on Sunday he went BOB under Marcia Bittner from the veterans class to become… BISS Ch Damingo Colt Forty Five.   We are still enjoying the sounds of it.   The Damingo dogs had a wonderful weekend; we are proud of their accomplishments and thankful to the owners of Noel and Treasure, Kenn and Karen Jacobs.  I am very thankful to my dear friend and handler, Marlana Tice for her excellent handling of the Damingo boys…  And I am so thankful to all the friends that have been so supportive of us.  Without the friends to share it all with, it would not be nearly so special.   Thank you all.

 


 

Brags from the January 2007 Newsletter

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that... MACH Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) went to the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog show and decided to try out the Rally ring.  She really thought that it  was alot of fun.  She earned 2 legs towards her RN with 2 beautiful runs with a first placement on Saturday.  Thanks for a very enjoyable weekend my "Sweet Little Bear".  I Love you so much.  (Picture on left)

 

And... "Mach Kyrie" (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Border Collie Agility Trial on 2/17 in Jumpers with a 2nd place win and 16 more Mach points. Then on 2/18 we pulled it together to Double Q with a 1st place win in Jumpers with 30 more Mach points and a 3rd place win in Standard with 18 more Mach points. Way to go my Sweet "Little Bear". I Love you so much.

 

And... MACH Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) went to the Three Rivers Shetland Sheepdog show to try to earn that last leg that would give her a CDX Obedience title.  I am so proud to announce that Kyrie earned her last leg towards her CDX title with a 2nd place win.  Kyrie and I want to thank all of the wonderful people that met us outside of the ring to celebrate our victory.  Wow what a great day we had.

 

Kyrie then teamed up with another Bi-Black Sheltie named "Tarra" to try out the wonderful world of Brace Obedience.  They didn't qualify the first day being that they didn't come when called...oops.  But the second day they qualified and got second place.  But the most important thing is they had fun.   "Everything looks Better in Black and White"!

 

And... MACH Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CDX, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S, TN-N, WV-N, NJC)  Did some CPE trials on 12/30 and 12/31.  She was awarded the "Perfect Weekend" at the show.  She qualified in every run There was a total of 10 runs 5 each day.  She earned 3 titles (CL2-R, CL2-H, CL2-S).  She had 6 First place wins and 4 second place wins.  Wow what a weekend.

 

 

Cathy Artis tells us that...At the TRSSCGP specialty shows the weekend of February 3-4, 2007  Kerry did well (Merlyn's Kerinden Silver Dawn RN CGC, HC, TDI).  He got his act together and got his first Novice leg towards his CD with a fourth place.  It was a long time coming and I am still floating.  (Picture on left.)

 

Lynn Uram tells us that...Geraldo (CastleGate's Daily News OAJ) and I finally got brave enough to run a Novice Standard agility course, and I'm delighted to report that he earned his first NA leg at the Erie Kennel Club's Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA on January 7th.  As icing on the cake, he also garnered a first placement for that run!

AND...Geraldo and I had a great weekend at the Admiral Perry Agility Trial in Edinboro, PA.  Geraldo earned two Novice Standard legs (both with first place finishes) on January 19th and 20th, and that finished his NA title.  He was two years old on January 20th, so I think the NA title was his birthday present to me!!  Geraldo also earned his second Excellent Jumpers leg (with a second place finish) that Saturday.  My baby boy is now formally known as CastleGate's Daily News, NA, OAJ.  Someday soon, I hope we can change that OAJ to an AXJ!! 

 

Rita & Wayne Slepcevich tell us that...U-AGI Homespun Sweet Home Chicago CD, RA, AX, MXJ, AG.I.J, NAC, NJC, OGC, RS-N, JS-N, GS-O, CL3-H, CGC, TDI “Hannah”, qualified in 4 runs at Level 3, at the Tri-State Four Seasons CPE trial in Washingtonville OH on December 30 & 31.  Hannah earned one Colors leg and two Wildcard legs all with 2nd places, which finished her CL3-H title.  She also earned a Snooker leg with a 1st place.    

 

Elaine Mayowski tells us that...Mach Kyrie (MACH, U-AG1 Saranac Better In Black MX, MXJ, CD, CGC, TDI, CL1-F, CL1-R, CL1-H, TN-N, WV-N, NJC) qualified at the Tamarack Lake Kennel Club show on 11/24  in Jumpers with a 3rd place win and 9 more Mach points. Then on 11/25 she qualified in Jumpers with a 4th place win and 10 more Mach points. Then on 11/26 she qualified in Standard with a 2nd place win and 22 more Mach points.

THEN...on 12/8 at the Clarion show she Double Q'd with a 1st place win in the Standard class with 22 more Mach points and a 2nd place win in the Jumpers class with 13 more Mach points.   Then on 12/9 she qualified in Jumpers with a 3rd place win and 7 more Mach points.  Way to go "Little Bear" I Love you so much.

 

Darla and Kyle Annonio tell us that...Kobie and Kassie have competed in two CPE trials at Tri State Four Seasons.  Kobie can jump 12 inches and Kassie gets to jump 8 Inches.  In the game Colors Kobie took home 2 Q's and First place and Kassie took 3 Q's and First, Second and Fourth place.  In Snooker Kobie took second place and Q and Kassie took first place and Q.  In Jackpot Kassie took first and Q.  In Jumpers Kobie took first and second Q's and Kassie took first and second Q's.  CPE is really fun. Both Kobie and Kassie got a lot of practice and there are levels for everyone!  Very nice venue for experienced or novice handlers.

 

Debbie Miller-Gurchak tells us that...Shamont's Paden Blu RN aka Ellis (L.S.) had two wonderful days with his start at his CD title.  He gave his best at Lorain County and Medina Kennel Club in December...scoring both days 191 1/2 in Novice B.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for our specialty!  (Picture on right taken by Mike Fine.)

 

Merlyn's Strait to Our Hart CGC (Hart) earned his CD.  He received his first leg at WCOTC (with a third place), 2nd leg at Youngstown, and his 3rd and 4th legs at the Christmas Classic in Cleveland.  Hart is owned by Linda and Ron Moore.  Hart's breeders are Colleen Gentilcore and Rusty Cromer. His mother is Scoop, shown by Ginny Schultz.

 

Darla and Kyle Annonio tell us that...At Cleveland Classic both Kobie and Kassie were entered in their fist Rally Novice trial. Darla was more nervous then Kobie and Kassie. They all had tremendous support and guidance from peers. Both Kobie and Kassie Q'ed on their first rally Novice trial with 96 and 98.

 

Walter Piroth tells us that…Joey is now Joey CGC TDI.  This happened on December, 13th 2006, at the Xcel Canine Training Center in Bethel Park, PA.  The tester Elaine (Lainey) Mayowski was thrilled to have the honor to test him.  Joey managed to control his doggie hostility issues.

 

 


 

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