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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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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JUNE 2014 (Updated 6/24)

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RALLY  OBEDIENCE NEWS:

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Shirley and Nim tried out Rally Excellent. Result, two Q’s and two first placements!  (Roger/Gracie)

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AGILITY NEWS:

Deep River’s Lust for Life of Kelwyn. BN, RN, OAJ (Karch)

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Elizabeth R. in OH writes - Karch finished his Open Jumpers Agility Title yesterday with a clean run and second place.  Now onto Excellent JWW tomorrow! I thought I’d add another photo of Karch – relaxing AFTER a hard day of agility! ;-)
“Air Bon”  Bon NA, NAJ, OA belongs to Carolynn R.  (Kip/Swap – Scout daughter)
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Photos by Springfield Photography
New Title for Tanner NA – Joan & Tanner (right) with Friends Ann & Flute
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Celebration Cake – New Titles
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NEW CHAMPION:
CH Deep River’s Beltane RE, TD, PT, JHD (littermate to Karch)
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Susan K. writes from OH that her Beltane finished his championship 6/8/14.  Beltane was owner handled all the way and is currently training for his TDX, HSA, and Novice Agility & Obedience titles!  I believe that Beltane is Scout’s 23rd champion offspring. 

CH Indigo’s Ruby Glen Southern Twist (Penelope) 
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Lauren from LA tagged me on facebook to say that her Deep River Younghaven Alliance (Aaron) daughter won a 4 point major to finish! Our boy Aaron has passed away from old age, but his beautiful offspring like Penelope and Scout carry on for him.
CONFORMATION NEWS:
Nancy P.’s Scout/Spring daughters Shine & Bella earned more points at shows in Western NC 6/14 & 15. Shine now needs 4 minor points and Bella needs only 1 to finish their championships!
Shine w/Dana S.  (Co-owned by Lindy W.)
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Bella w/Ellen R.
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HERDING NEWS:
CH Kitleigh Charlie Brown RE, NAP, HSAdsc, HRDIIIs, HTADIIIds, DD, VA  (photo taken 6/1/14) 
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Claire showed Charlie to his first AHBA herding championship points from Level 3 Arena ducks classes with a RHIT on Sun!  He also earned his first Q toward his Novice Barn Hunt title on Sat.
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NEW SHOW PHOTOS:
CH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel (Tim & Dianne’s Deysi)
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CH Deep River’s She’s So Fine (Cindy’s Finesse)
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Gold GCH Ceilidh’s Deep River Haute Couture (Micki’s & My Chanel) 
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FUN PHOTOS:
Ann’s CH Stirling (Collie-flowers)
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Patty & Steve’s London the Lap Dog
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Elouise & Gaga get the the couch, and make Jody’s smooths lie on the floor.  Those Deep River rough girls usually get their way!
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GaGa Has Some Alone Time (Roger/Gracie)
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Brock & Oz Play with Hoshi & BC Friends on Their MT Ranch 
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Silver BN at Wild Lake & Silver Gone Wild at Wild Lake
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Tanner, Joan & Carl Take a Boat Trip 

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DOG’S BEDTIME PRAYER

Now I lay me down to sleep,

The king-sized bed is soft and deep.

I sleep right in the center groove.

My human beings can hardly move.

I’ve trapped their legs, they’re tucked in tight

And here is where I pass the night. 

No one disturbs me or dares intrude,

‘Til morning comes, and “I want food!”

I sneak up slowly to begin,

And nibble on my human’s chin.

For morning’s here, it’s time to play,

I always seem to get my way.

So thank you Lord, for giving me,

These human beings that I see,

The ones who hug and hold me tight

And share their bed with me at night.

Tim sent an example – Dianne, Deysi, Ziva & Brisco – below

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Cousin Curtis’ & Baby Mari’s Christening
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DEEP RIVER NEWS – MAY 2014 (updated 5/28)

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NEW CHAMPION:

CH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel (Deysi)

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Congratulations to Tim & Dianne H. on finishing their Deysi in VA on Sat. 5/17.  (Roger/Snow) She was shown to her championship, including one specialty and 2 all-breed majors, and two BOV over specials by Joel McCarty & Nick Joines.

NEW PHOTOS FROM CCA NATIONAL IN APRIL:

New CH Deep River’s She’s So Fine (Finesse) Reserve Winners 

Owner: Cindy S.   Handler: Taylor W. 

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Gold GCH CH Ceilidh’s Deep River Haute Couture (Chanel) Select

Owners: Micki E. & Me    Handler: Dona W.

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Thanks to Erin G. for the beautiful candid photos of our two lovely sable merle girls!

Tickle’s 4th in an Am Bred class of 20 at Last Month’s CCA National Co-owned with Kathy D. and shown for us by Taylor & Dona W. 

Tickle won a 4 pt. major from BBE class in PA 5/23 under collie judge Judy Adams, handled by Kathy D. She now has both majors in just four shows!

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BIG NEWS – Chanel went to the CC of IN specialties and was BOV smooth over a 30+ entry and on to BOB over a beautiful rough entry under breeder judge Amy Gau.  A wonderful Mother’s Day win. We just bred Chanel to our Armani/Astrid son CH Rafi, so perhaps the Mother’s Day win is a good sign! *** For a description of upcoming litters and photos of sires and dams, see our Available page.

Rafi, pictured finishing his championship from the puppy class below, is now 18-months-old.

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From Ellen R. in DE: Bridhe’s sister, Bacardi, went to her first shows at 6 months and was reserve to Deysi on Sat. in VA and WB/BOW/BOV for her first point on Sun.

Bacardi at 8 Weeks

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Bridhe (Bacardi’s sister) went to her first show yesterday (5/23) and won a 3 pt. major from puppy class. Here she is with Kathy W. getting a good look from the judge! Claire & I are very happy!

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Nancy P.’s tri smooth Scout/Spring daughter, Shine, earned her 2nd major today (5/24) in Fletcher, NC for a total now of 10 points. One of several Scout offspring close to finishing a championship!

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AGILITY NEWS:

I wanted to give you a quick update on Karch.  He completed his Novice B Jumpers Title on April 25th with a first place and a score of 100.  We moved up to Open Jumpers the same weekend and he Q’d for his first leg with another clean run and score of 100.

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From Susan Carbee in VA:  Both CH Cam HSAs & CH Sky RN, HSAd finished their Excellent agility titles last month and are ready to compete for Masters titles!

CH Deep River’s Light the Night Sky RN, NX, NXJ, HSAd

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CH Deep River’s Joi de Vive NX, NXJ, HSAs

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From Jody A. & Kathy W. in ME – We got our agility photos from the National on Friday. Took us awhile to decide what to order. Well, I ordered ALL of Thorne’s…. We ran in “Not Ready For Prime Time”. I asked the photog to leave Noreen and Carol in the background (he had cropped them out) because I love the big grins while they watch Thorne play…or maybe it’s shock when they realized I can run – sort of…. Anyway, feel free to crop them if you decide to post his pic.
 
Unfortunately, Demanda’s pictures didn’t do her justice so we’re going to take another look at the website to see if any of the others look any better. Demanda finished her NA last month just after the national!
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Eve, on the other hand, could not take a bad photo if she tried! Hard to believe she will be 10 1/2 in June!!!
 
BTW, Thorne and I are entered in the CCME agility trial – our very first – mid-June. No distractions there, huh? Outdoors, campground, usually 90+ degrees…. oh yikes. Demanda will be there, too. She has both her NA and NAJ now (yep, happened very fast) but will stay in novice while she continues to learn.  Eve doesn’t run outdoors these days.
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From Cindy S. in NC: Dart gave me 2 glimpses of his inner agility dog..LOL.  He had 2 wonderful runs on Sunday (5/18). The only mistake was mine.    And not once did I feel like I was dragging a 60 lb dog along the course..YIPPY!   And he won and Qed both of his Novice classes.  There were 9 or 10 20″ novice dogs in his standard run and only 2 Qed.  His JWW run was a dream!   And he was 18 seconds under time (24.62 with a course time of 43).   

 
Abbey did great but her back was bothering her and she could not complete in her weaves.  The rest of her courses were BEAUTIFUL!   And we both got a massage.  My first – NICE. (Abbey is one of Cindy’s rescue girls).
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OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Silver @ Her First Obedience Trial 5/17 (1st Q on her BN w/1st place)

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Anna CDX (holding her utility glove)

Anna & Deb show in Utility (5/24) for the first time and earn their first Q with first place!  Deb writes, “Do you believe in miracles?!” Anna Banana got the first leg toward our Utility Dog title today!!!!!!!!!

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From Deb K. in MD – So…..Anna and I had not been in the obedience ring much lately. I’ve been working on getting her confidence back to do the more complex routines, in hopes of getting her Utility title at some point.  I entered her in Versatility to gauge our progress. Versatility is an “optional titling class” and involves:  2 exercises from Novice, 2 from Open, and 2 from Utility.  There are a lot of possible combinations and you don’t know until right before the class what it will be on that day, so it’s (kind of) fun.  If you qualify three times, you get the VERS obedience title.

Anna had a workmanlike attitude in the ring, despite the ice pellets making scary noises on the tin roof of the building during our run. She was so good that I had to capture the memory with the pro photo. :-)

And in other news, both Anna and Silver are taking nosework and flyball classes in addition to obedience. They’ve also been going on group hikes and some fun collie gatherings now that Winter is finally over. (Silver, ever the high-spirited girl, has been behaving quite well at these group events, to my amazement. LOL) 

But….best of all…….the girls went to a HERDING fun day last weekend!  You won’t be surprised to hear that they did AWESOME with the sheep. :-) :-)  I am sending you a picture of each of them so you can see how cute they look bossing the sheep!  Then there are tons of pictures and videos that some of the other attendees took, but I haven’t been able to download them yet due to computer problems. :-(  (Getting internet upgraded next Wednesday so I hope to
share more after that.)

I have promised Anna that if she gets her Utility title, then we can go herding some more. And I have promised Silver if she stops “ungardening” all of our plants, she can do more herding, too. ;-)

Silver’s First Exposure to Sheep

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Anna’s First Exposure to Sheep

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HERDING NEWS:

Deep River Dublin Hill Ghost Bride CGC, HIC(aka -Little Miss Perfect)

Bridhe 6-months-old on May 1 (born on Halloween - no 31st in April)

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From Claire at trials in Berryville, VA:   Showed once under Susan Rhoades and once under Barbara Lockhard. Both runs after the downpour and hail, rundown was unusable, and we couldn’t really even let them off leash safely, so most HIC runs were on leash. It was a mudfest. She did her stay and recall perfectly. She is soooooo tired tonight.

Plum HXAs, HIBs (below at 11 weeks)

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Plum in Berryville Mid-May  Photo by Karen Hewitt Collins

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Sherry M. took her HC Kip/Swap HSAs, HSBs (Scout/Haylee) to the Berryville trials. Plum finished her HXAs & her HIBs title on Sat. and earned two Q’s toward her HXBs title on Sunday!  AMAZING!!!

MEMORIES:

****After collecting Collie and sheep items for nearly 40 years, I have decided to sell some of my treasures so that others may enjoy them as much as I have.  Please use the contact form at the bottom of the Available Items page or my personal email address to contact me if you are interested in prices and details.  Condition is excellent unless otherwise specified.

Items will be added and subtracted twice a month.  In the right column under Pages, click on AVAILABE ITEMS to see our first jewlery offerings.  Collie jewlery – two items are sold and marked as such. New items coming soon.  Examples of jewlery below.

Sterling Silver Smooth Ring (also have it’s twin rough)

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Sterling Rough Watch Band

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FUN PHOTOS:

Shirley & Nim – Ceilidh’s Katana Marked by Deep River CGC, RA, DSA

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Nim & Friends – looks like a sporting dog convention! Who invited that smarty pants blue smooth collie!

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CH Stirling

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From Ann S. in PA:  Just an update. Stirling gets to have the spring off from showing while I deal with foaling mares. After the long, snowy winter we had, I think he is enjoying some time to just hang out and be a farm dog. We will be back to chasing GCH points in July. 

Ziva at a Show with Nick J.

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Sydney

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Sydney had so much long hair jutting out from her ears that Pam B. took action!  She got out her Collie Concept, read the instructions, and gave the girl a trim.  Good job, Pam!

London Relaxing at the Beach

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Mari, Cousin Curtis’ Baby Girl :-)

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