Lots to update:
First Brewer: This past weekend he finished his Grand Championship by going Best of Opposite Sex to the #1 Cardigan in the country (Libby). He needed a single, but garnered a 5 point major there. That made him finish his title with 6 majors and a few 2 pt wins. The following day we took these pics at a local park and he also went Select Dog, to his Uncle Chase.
His first litter out of GCH Toshay's Butterfly are growing well:
Shown below winning her first major under Susan Godek. She now has 13 points with one major and we are on the hunt for majors now. Maybe Fargo? She'll be two years old April 30 and we will be doing hips and other health tests this summer. We have a few boys in mind for her that I am eager to pursue. She is currently living with a good friend of mine and her FIVE young boys and husband on a farm in Northern MN where she is spoiled rotten. I'm so glad to have her with such fantastic people, and willing to work with me.
Has been out west at Boot Camp. She had her hips redone as the positioning was terrible. This time I did both PennHIP and OFA to be sure. Her PH scores came back already: 70% percentile. We are trying to decide on the proper stud for her and every time I think I have it decided, something comes up or I find another dog to research. She'll be bred on her next heat cycle, which should be sometime this summer.
Turned one this past weekend in Denver and we got a few nice pics of her growing up.
There is so much I like about her, and very excited about her. She is currently out west learning to be a cattle dog. She has the drive and instinct. Let's make me proud baby girl!
Ell was out last summer/fall for herding lessons/camp and came back with a leg in Started Trial Dog - cattle, and got her title in Started Trial Dog - sheep (these are titles given by Australian Shepherd Club of America). She's going for a refresher before the CWCCA National Herding Trials (AKC sanctioned) and her handler Glenn and her make a good team, but I'm already nervous and I'm just watching!
I'd also like to introduce my newest family member, Archer;
He is from Deb Shindle and Cindy Bossi and wasn't 'planned', but he is here nonetheless. His first weekend out at 6 months old he was RWD to the major on saturday and on monday was WD/BOW for his first 2 points (the major broke). He has a lot to offer my breeding program if everything works out like I hope. He is out of CH Pluperfect Merrymoon Practical Magic x CH Riverside Telltail Pulitzer's Prize.
Sadie Girl was shown as a VETERAN in St Paul at the Herding Specialty in January. I can't believe she's old enough, but she IS eight years old and I just saw a few grey hairs in her eyebrows. She still acts like a puppy and she makes me laugh every day. We were going to try for our Nationals' Agility Trials but we've been away from the sport since the rules have changed and the local kennel club (90 miles away) didn't have any room for us, so we will just wait. In the mean time she is keeping the pack in line as any alpha should, and my bed warm at night.
So that is the recap I think. We've been staying most of the time and not traveling to many shows due to lack of funds and busy farming life, but we hope you are all enjoying your winter. We finally got a huge snow storm last week and Corgis love the snow, so I'm glad someone enjoys it.