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NEW PHOTOS OF CURRENT PUPPIES HAVE BEEN POSTED ON OUR AVAILABLE COLLIES PAGE ON SEPTEMBER 13.  COMPUTER ISSUES MADE POSTING IMPOSSIBLE EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Shirley C. & Nim

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Nim earned her Novice Trick Dog title!  Nim & Micki E. are off at conformation shows in Franklin, TN for 3 days.
Nim was RB all three days she was shown in TN.
 

CONFORMATION NEWS:
Jody H. in Louisiana had a good weekend with Ziva’s sister, blue rough Elouise (Daniel/Ruby). She was WB 3 of 4 days at shows the second weekend of this month and has 5 points. 
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Tim & Dianne have news from recent shows where their 3 smooth
collies, Brisco, Deysi & Ziva all earned Grand Champion points!  Point
totals aren’t available yet from AKC, but our calculations show that
Brisco is now GCH Deep River’s Brisco County Jr.

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Deysi
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Ziva
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Cindy S. also earned her first GCH points on her girl Finesse. Once we know totals, we’ll report them.  All were either owner handled to their points or shown by Nick J. & Joel M.

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Cindy also showed her 6-9 class Scout/Faith son, Cody, for the first time in Raleigh on Saturday. He was a very good boy and acted like a pro!
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HERDING NEWS:
Bridhe Pratices for Her Debut @ the CCA Herding Eastern Regionals in Berryville, VA Next Month. (She will be old enough to compete in PT sheep.)
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FUN PHOTOS: 
Demanda Decides to Become a Tomato Plant – How Did I Get Myself Into This!

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Osmond, Rye & Brock Watch Patiently to Be Release to Work Their Flock
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A Little Kitty Humor 
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What I Look Like This Month After Morning Puppy & Collie Chores
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Cousin Curtis, Baby Mari & Little Flower Girl at the September 6 Wedding in MN (Curtis is Cody’s breeder.)
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AUGUST 2014 NEWS @ DEEP RIVER (Updated 8/30/14)

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To read my article this week on colliesonline.com about Claire and our co-owned collies use the link below:

http://www.colliesonline.com/aug2014/moll_083014.php

LITTER NEWS:

 After an 18-month wait, we have our own puppies at Deep River!  To learn more, please go to our Available Collies page.

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NEW GRAND CHAMPION:

GCH KINGS VALLEY THE MAN IN BLACK (JOHNNY)

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Johnny’s breeder/owner is Leslie R. in OR. His sire is our blue rough boy Cordell (Deep River’s Three Chords and the Truth) featured in July’s blog as a Shining Star recepient at the 2014 CCA national in his capacity as a service dog.  Johnny’s dam is Leslie’s smooth girl, Ever.  Leslie is especially proud because Johnny is normal eyed, a PRA non-carrier, cardiac & thyroid clear, OFA excellent hips, MDR1 Normal/Normal!

CONFORMATION NEWS:

Ann S. in PA says that after this past weekend’s shows, her Stirling is only 6 points away from his GCH.

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AGILITY NEWS:

Kathy W. from ME tells me that her CH Deep River’s Rotten to the Core daughter, Hi Cliff’s the Lady Eve MX, MXJ has the following record in agility as of the first weekend in August:  Sunday was Eve’s 13th Double Q! We need 20 Double Q’s for a Pax and  750 points for a PACH. Eve has a little over 500.

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Cindy S. took Dart to two trials Aug. 10 and earned two Q’s in Novice Standard 24″

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HERDING NEWS:

Our Charlie earns his first Advanced AKC herding title – HXAd.  Thanks Claire! 

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Brock, Oz and their border collie friend, Rye, sorting sheep on Katy & Rich H.’s MT ranch.  

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OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Anna gets her 2nd Q in Utility and another first place! Congratulations Deb K. and Anna!

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Also from Deb about baby Silvie:

Love this dog – she behaved perfectly this evening at the rally trial… INCLUDING being quietly crated near the ring, in crowded conditions. She is turning into a pleasure to be around instead of a wild girl to be managed. The worst thing she did in three hours was to knock over her water bowl in the crate.

Worst thing her handler did, on the other hand, was to do two signs incorrectly. :oops: I neglected to pause when I should have. Twice.

But I was very pleased with the canine member of the team. She is still quite green and distractible, yet she actually was paying attention for part of the run.  I think the whole evening was a good experience and I’m glad we did it.

SAD NEWS:

Today, my gentle friend and protector of 13 years crossed the bridge. He helped raise my children, countless puppies and kittens, and saw me through the heartbreak of losing his companions Bock, Shadow, and Ally–all with that kind Collie soul we all fall in love with. He competed in Rally-O, receiving near-perfect scores and placements. He comforted and brought joy as a Delta Society therapy dog. Love you, Moosey.

Deep River’s Criminal Intent RN, CGC, Delta Pet Partner July 19, 2001-August 6, 2014

Puppy Bandit

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Bandit – Rally

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FUN PHOTOS:

First birthday party for Oz.  Rye wants the blue hat, Brock wants no hat & Oz is just fine with hot pink!

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Caryn G.’s Maggie, Deep River’s Bru Maquire CD, TDI, HIT enjoying life (our beloved old girl, Wiggy’s daughter)

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From Christine S. – Patches ate an entire stick of butter, drank the pitcher of milk, and ate the cornbread. I found her napping in the center of the table.  Isn’t that cute? NOT!

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A Little Duck Herding Humor

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Random Kitty Humor

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Mari’s 6-Month Birthday Photo Shoot – Includes 3 Wardrobe Changes!

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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JULY 2014 (updated 7/30/14)

 

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HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY, CALLIE:

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CH C & J Deep River Nothing Could Be Fina, ROM-P is 15-years-old today, July 30.  Owners – Cheryl T. & Judy W. of C & J Collies in OH.

 

NEW CHAMPION:

CH Deep River Bankside Scandal in Bohemia (Ziva)

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Tim & Dianne’s 12 to 18 sable merle Ziva earned a 4 pt. major 7/5 going WB & BOS over a champion and earned a 3 pt. major 7/6 going WB/BOW to finish. She was handled at these shows in MD by Nick Joines and Joel McCarty. CONGRATULATIONS!

Ziva made her debute as a champion at the Greenville, SC shows and came away with three Best of Opposite Sex wins and a Best of Variety win to earn 3 majors for a total of 11 GCH points!

CH Bella

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Another new champion belongs to Nancy P. in SC.  She finished at the Sat. Hilton Head, SC show 7/19.  She is the 24th champion for her sire, our GCH Deep River’s Bow and Arrow ROM, and the 4th for her dam Spring, co-bred with Nancy.

OTHER CONFORMATION NEWS:

CH Deep River’s Brisco County Jr. & CH Deep River’s Country Song (litter brothers with Joel M. & Ellen R.)  

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Also in MD Tim & Dianne’s Brisco and Ann S.’s Stirling were shown. On Sat. Stirling (second in the photo) won a 5pt. major toward his GCH by going BOV.  On Sun., Brisco earned a 5 pt. major toward his GCH going BOV. Brisco now needs 2 more poins to complete the title, and Stirling is over halfway there!  

AGILITY NEWS:

Deep River’s Lust for Life at Kelwyn BN, RN, AXJ owned by Elizabeth R. in OH earned his Excellent Jumpers title the second weekend in July with two third placements! Congratulations Elizabeth & Karch!

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Deep River’s Cache of Jewels CD, RN, AX, AXJ, OF, MX owned by Anne H. in NY completed her Master Agility Excellent title in June. Congratulations Anne & Julie!

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News from Catherine S. in MD and #6 NATCH Katydid.  See their amazing runs on the videos below.

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Here are two filmed runs from the 2013 NADAC Championships:

Round 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpq9FMO2UEY&list=PLeMDUpV4YpAyh9us5HDbYRVUY63Zu7fxq&feature=share&index=2

Round 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyMzB64VzA&feature=share&list=PLeMDUpV4YpAyh9us5HDbYRVUY63Zu7fxq&index=7

Cindy S. reports that she and Dart in USDAA, he has completed his  Jumpers and Snooker titles, and has one Gamblers Q in P1.  Dart is  Ceilidh’s Deep River D’Artagnan PT, NJP.

Dart RN, PT, NJP

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OBEDIENCE & RALLY NEWS:

Nim BN, RE

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From FL, Shirley C. & Nim finished Rally Excellent & Beginner Novice titles in style. Well maybe a little too rabunctious on the recall where Nim bounced off Shirley into a sit in front!

Tim & Deysi and Cindy & Dart

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Friday 7/11 at the Durham KC Rally Trial, Tim & Deysi made their first appearance in Novice A Rally with a score of 99 and a 2nd place. Three seconds in course run time broke a tie for first.  Cindy & Dart earned their 3rd Q with a 96 for their RN title from Novice B. Tim’s wife Dianne took this very nice photo!

HERDING NEWS:

Claire took our co-owned Charlie Brown to trials over 4th of July wekend in VA. He got a second Q on his HXAd title with 2nd place.

CH Charlie RE, NAP, HSAdsc (Level 3 AHBA titles & Carting Titles)

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CCA SHINING STAR SERVICE COLLIE:

Deep River’s Three Chords and the Truth (Cordell)

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Cordell was a CCA 2014 Shining Star recipient for his work as a Mobility Service Dog for his owner Shiela Henry of Dayton, OR. Shiela has Multiple Sclerosis and allows her to walk with safety and confidence. He is pictured above with his trainer Leslie Rappaport. Good boy, Cordell!

NEW DEEP RIVER REGISTER OF MERIT – PERFORMANCE

CH Deep River Westwood Glamour Girl (Giselle) had enough performance titled offspring to earn her ROM-P.  She is co-owned with Micki E.

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SAD NEWS:

Phoebe – Age 13

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Our CH Deep River Shelana Crystal Charm was WB at the Rochester, MN Collie Club of America national show when she was 2-years-old. We recently lost her to Father Time.  Phoebe lived a long, good life and was loved by many.  She is very much missed!

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FUN PHOTOS:

Flurry at Home in GA

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Wiggy Goes Swimming – Our old girl Wiggy is at Camp Sanderson so that she can go swimming with Christine and Vicky to help her rear muscle mass. She is having trouble with stairs, and we all want her to last as long as possible as she nears age 14. Christine sent a video also. http://youtu.be/VxaAH7JDySA

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Jackson in MN

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Chanel at Home in FL

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Deysi Finds a  Turtle & Is Fascinated!

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Ellen R.’s Grandson Samuel with Bridhe’s Brother Shiraz (7 months)

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Normal MT Sheep Belonging to Katy & Rich H.

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Somewhere There’s a Shepherd Who’s a Poodle Groomer Wannabe!

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Know These Are Also Poodles But – Prefer to to Think They Are Collieflower & Brocollie! 

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New Haircut for Current Junior Handler Vicky S.

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Baby Mari & Future Junior Handler Has Her 1st Cereal

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Mari’s Glamour Shot

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