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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JANUARY 2015

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Gold GCH Ceilidh Deep River Haute Couture (Chanel)

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Micki E. & I are thrilled to report that our Scout daughter, Chanel, has had an absolutely stellar 2015 so far at the Collie Specialty Shows. Dona W. has piloted her to 6 Best in Specialty Show wins, 3 Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Specialty Show wins, & 1 BOS to BOV win this month!   

NEW CHAMPION:

CH Pine Cone Mountain Moonshine (Shine)

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Nancy P.’s Scout/Spring daughter became the 25th champion offspring for her sire and the 5th for her dam. The day after this photo was taken, Dana S. showed Shine to her first BOV and first major win toward her Grand Championship!

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Deep River Kyrie Safe Haven (Haven)

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Jessika B.’s & my youngster, Haven, won points toward her championship in FL this month. Jessika cut herself out of the photo, but here they are at one of the shows. Haven has 4 pts. now just in time to lose her yearling coat. Haven is from Jackie B.’s litter from her Daniel out of her Deep River girl Mist PT.

Deep River Bankside Wisteria Lodge (Elouise)

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No recent photos of Elouise who turned two-years-old this month, but here is a baby photo. Her owner, Jody H. showed her to a 2 pt. win in Baton Rouge this past Sat. 1/24. Happy B’day to Elouise, Sydney, Silver & CH Ziva – our all girl litter. (Daniel/Ruby)

OBEDIENCE/RALLY NEWS

Nim

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Just received an e-mail inviting Nim and I to enter the AKC 2015 Rally® National Championship for Rally Advanced – yay Nimmy! Unfortunately Missouri is slightly out of my 2 hr driving radius, but it did at least bring a smile to my face as I contemplate practicing for Ocala this weekend

Nim & her owner Shirley C. earned their third RAE Q’s with first place in both Advanced and Excellent at Ocala! (Roger/Gracie)

AGILITY NEWS:

Hi Cliff the Lady Eve MX, MXJ, MXJP, MXP – Cora’s daughter

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Kathy W.’s veteran girl just earned her last Double Q for her PAX, and made it into the rankings!  She needs points to finish her PACH, but is within sight of that achievement now!

MATCH NEWS:

Weegie

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Debbie O. and 5-month-old Weegie (Roger/Ruby) went to their first all breed puppy match in Charlotte, NC and earned a Puppy Herding Group 3. This was their first real ring experience! 

 

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2014 DECEMBER NEWS (updated 12/28/14)

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HERDING NEWS:

Claire took our co-owned Charlie Brown to AHBA herding trials in Berryville, VA with wonderful results!  Charlie was entered in 6 trials and was High in Trial at 4 of the 6 with scores in the mid to upper 90’s from Level 3 classes (advanced). He also earned 5 more points toward his HTCH – the AHBA herding championship. I am so proud of both of them!

The Saturday before Christmas, Charlie Q’d at a local AHBA herding trial for his last point on ducks; now he needs only 2 points on Level III sheep, from any class, to earn his AHBA herding championship. 

CH Kitleigh Charlie Brown RE, HSAdsc, HXAd (AHBA Level 3 titles include Arena, Large Flock & Ranch)

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Claire showed our 13-month-old co-owned Bridhe in Level I Arena Dog sheep both days at the local trial where Bridhe earned her first trial level title. Our friend Dana Mc. took the photo below and said she was happy to see our smooth collie running Quality Assurance on the wool of the sheep. If Claire lets Bridhe get too close she gooses or nuzzles the sheep!   8-) 

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Now that she’s a year old and has her PT, we were hoping for a more mature approach to herding.  She’s new to duck herding and hasn’t quite learned that you can put your ducks back in their crates, but you can’t follow them in.  Thankfully, her new collar got snagged on the lip of the crate!

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Cindy S. is preparing both Finesse & Cody for herding trials inthe new year. Here they are looking good at their last herding lesson with Claire!

CH Deep River’s She’s So Fine (RB smooth at the 2014 CCA national)

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Bosheleur Deep River Double Down (Cody)

 

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Brock & Osmond do real life herding on a regular basis on Rich & Katy H.’s MT ranch.

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CONFORMATION NEW:

Tim & Dianne’s Deysi continues her winning ways by taking 2 out of 3 BOV’s in Winston-Salem this month!  Her show photo below from her November Group 3 win arrived recently.

GCH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel

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Tina & Larry P. sent photos of their Rafi/Gracie puppy, Marley, at her first puppy match confirmation competition in TX. Marley was Best Smooth Collie Puppy and Puppy Herding Group 3!  

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OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Deb K. & Silver finished their Beginner Novice title with wonderful performances and first placements!

Deep River Bankside Silver Blaze BN

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FUN PHOTOS:

Tickle with her litter of 5 roughs sired by Roger on Dec. 15, the day they were born.

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August, the tiny puppy among the summer puppie isn’t so tiny anymore!  Every young man needs a pet snake.

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Aspen 4 months & Piper 11 years at home with Melissa & Darin in MN

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Splash snuggles on his favorite blanket in IL.

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Three well mannered Belgian Tervurns and one naughty 5-month-old collie puppy named Liza.  Apparently, she’s forgotten about Santa!

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Speaking of naughty puppies … 11-month-old Cody & 4-month-old Sophie have some fibs to tell Cindy S.  “We have NOT been digging, and we DIDN’T take the cover off the lawn mower! What do you mean, we can’t come in the house?!”

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Our old girl Wiggy enjoys her pink bed.

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Brock relaxes in MT on a pile of beds.

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Stirling in PA with his kitty.

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Brisco practices his down/stay. He & Stirling are littermates.

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A Little Winter Humor

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HOLIDAY PHOTOS:

Brisco/Ziva All Smooth Litter @ 3 Weeks – Tim & Dianne – Tim has his hands full! 

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From Maine – Zhora as one of Santa’s reindeer – she’s nearly too big to fit in Jody’s lap now that she’s 5-months-old! (Roger/Ruby) 

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Si Si celebrates in Maryland with Hugh & Linda D. –  she’s 4 months (Rafi/Gracie)  
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Raven, Si Si’s sister, enjoys the snow with owners Wendi & Chris
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In VA Farleigh was the only boy in this litter.
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Deep River Bankside Merry and Bright, UD BN RN FDCh (Scout/Valerie) From Deb K.
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 Tanner is celebrating Christmas in NH with Joan & Carl S.
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Harley & Bryce visited Santa to be certain they get all of the tight toys & treats!
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Stephanie sent Lacey’s take on one of Santa’s reindeer!
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Mari’s first Christmas – Cousin Curtis’ baby girl
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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2014 NOVEMBER NEWS (updated 11/29/14)

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CATCHING UP WITH END OF OCTOBER NEWS:

Best Collie Costume

Carolyn says that Bon (far right) went to the Halloween party as Lassie.  He’s definitely the most convincing IMHO!

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Charlie testing The Sheltinator™, an innovative new mobile collie compactor. It works!  When either Claire or I open a crate, Charlie assumes we mean for him to jump in no matter what, even when it’s a sheltie crate. Here he is trying out Claire’s invention!
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Revan baby sits Heidi’s Borzoi Puppies!
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CONFORMATION NEWS:
New Grand Champion – Tim & Dianne have had their blue smooth girl, Deysi (Roger/Snow) out with Nick & Joel for a couple of weekends this month with outstanding success, including a collie specialty BOS, an all-breed BOV & Herding Group 3, and 3 Selects at the Knoxville, TN shows, giving her two 5 pt. majors, one 4 pt. major and a 2pt. win!  
Next she was entered in two shows in Concord, NC and earned two Herding Group 4’s in a strong Group.
She finished her GCH yesterday (11-221) in AL with two Selects, one all-breed & one specialty in a field of  9 to 10 champions earning two more majors. Her GCH took only 4 weekends to complete!
GCH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel – candid by Dianne at ringside in Concord
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 Another New Grand Champion – Fred & Sharon M. sent more wonderful news from the AL shows.  Fred emailed to say, We now have GCH Deep River Black Ice. He finished his Grand at Cahaba Valley Kennel Club in Montgomery , AL. Owner Handled by Sharon B. Melnick for all points.  Sheldon and Sharon started the CH points at the Birmingham Shows in 2013 for his first Major points and finished his CH. last year at the same Cahaba Valley Kennel Club show. This year he got his first Grand Point at the Birmingham Shows and Got his last 3 points with BOS for his Grand at the same show this year. Side note, the Judge that gave him his first Major in Birmingham in 2013 finished his GCH with a 3 point major in Montgomery Judge B.Capstick.

Sheldon is our first GCH and Sharon’s first Collie. He got Select 2 times and BOS 2 times out of the 5 Shows in Montgomery including a BOS at the Specialty on Saturday. It was a good weekend. 
Sharon/Sheldon also was the 1st place Owner Handler Smooth Collie for 2014.  Sharon will be going to FL next month for a try at the Owner Handler Championship.
GCH Deep River Black Ice (Sheldon)
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FLYBALL NEWS:
Deb K. and Anna earned her Flyball Championship!  It’s easy to see that Anna truly loves this sport.
Deep River Bankside Merry and Bright UD, FDC (Scout/Valerie)
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OBEDIENCE NEWS:
Sandee H. and Harley (Mister/Wiggy) earned his RN at the Concord, NC shows on Saturday and celebrated below. We were all proud of this team, even Harley’s mom, our 14-year-old Wiggy!
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CH Bo-Dandy’s Isawig CD, RE, HSAdsc, HIAd below with a message to her son.
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Elizabeth R. reports that her boy Karch (Scout/Haylee) earned his Canine Good Citizen and his Canine Good Citizen Community this month.  Below, Elizabeth and Karch visit a Junior High School on the school’s Career Day.
Deep River’s Lust for Life of Kelwyn. BN, RN, AXJ, CGCA (Karch)
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AGILITY NEWS:
Cindy & Dart finished Dart’s NA & NAJ at 24″ last month! Sorry about the belated congratulations!
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NEWS FROM OUR SUMMER PUPPY OWNERS:
Terasa’s boy Noah at the beach (Scout/Tori).
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Wendi sent a photo of Raven with Chris fresh out of her crate after shipping to CA
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Raven’s brother Farleigh & his best friend!
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 Another littermate to Raven & Farleigh – SiSi (Linda & Hugh D.)
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Two fun videos!
The first is from Catherine C. of Roxie’s first puppy class (Scout/Tori).  The second is from Wendi G. of Raven (Rafi/Gracie) getting to know her new friends in her new home in the Sierra Nevada’s. 
Here is Roxanne at her very first puppy class.  I am amazed at Roxi’s focus on me and her embracing new objects activities:  http://youtu.be/94CoZg4StD4
First run with both our smooth, Georgia, and our border collie collie mix, Skye, out near the river, yesterday:  Look at her go…  I’ll send more soon. The light wasn’t very good; too bright.  Anyhow, hello from the Eastern Sierra mountains.  Can’t figure out how to get this one so that it’s viewable. I’ll include it once I find out! :-( 
Gerie & Chris photographed one of Splash’s favorite things, sitting on Chris’ tractor to survey his domain! 
Splash (Roger/Ruby)
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Karen C. owns Splash’s litter sister Liza who has her own blog!  This is Liza’s report on her first herding lesson.

Liza’s Blog: I am compelled to write my blog before Sunday because I had such a great day. Mom told me that Monty and I were going to see something called sheepies today. I THOUGHT I knew what they were because I THOUGHT I had seen them before, called sheep instead. But I was excited to go see what these sheepies were. Unfortunately I had to ride in the car to do it.

Why, oh why, do I have to ride in the car to do everything. Mom gave me a dramamine and then at the start of the trip she stopped and got some wonderful treats called Gingersnaps. YUM! YUM! She gave some to me right away even thought I was drooling something terrible. I think they helped.

Anyway, we got to where these sheepies are and yep, just as I thought, sheep. I watched Monty play with them first. He looked like he did a pretty good job but I knew I could do better. So, after Monty finished, I got to go in.

There were THOUSANDS of them! More than I had ever seen before. I was a little apprehensive at first so the nice man, mom told me his name was Monroe, picked me up and walked with me into the middle of all of them. Sheep to the left, sheep to the right, they were all around us.

Then he put me down and I ran all the way around all of them, stopped and stared, then barked at them to try to get them to move (they didn’t). It was so much fun I can’t wait to do it again.

So, 2 wonderful things today. Sheepies and Gingersnaps (which I got more of for the trip home).

Later, Liza

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In ME, Kathy & Jody’s Zhora, littermate to Liza & Splash

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 FUN PHOTOS:
Paris’ Birthday – Also Kate’s, Al’s, Stone’s and the rest of the Rocky/Willa litter born in 2004.
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Liza & Monty
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 Silver & Anna share a chair!
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Rye & Brock Work Their Sheep in MT 
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Osmond in MT
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Aaron’s Daughter Penelope (Scout’s half sister)
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Thanksgiving Humor!
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