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2014 NOVEMBER NEWS (updated 11/24/14)

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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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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!
Dart RN, NJP, NA, NAP, PT
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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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OCTOBER NEWS @ DEEP RIVER – 2014 (updated 10/31)

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HERDING NEWS:

Claire took our co-owned Charlie & Bridhe to the Collie Club of America Eastern Regional Herding trials with wonderful results!

Our 10-month-old Bridhe earned her PT on sheep. New photo coming soon.

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Our boy Charlie Brown earned his first AKC Herding CH point at the Friday all-breed trial with 3rd highest scoring out of 9 Advanced dogs with a 90.5.  At the CCA trials, he earned a RHIT with an 87 & a HIT with a 93 from HXAd! New photos coming soon.

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CONFORMATION NEWS

Ellen R. & Diane E. took Bridhe’s sisters Bacardi and Paige to the South Jersey collie specialties and all-breed shows. Barcadi earned 6 more points toward her championship with a 2 pt. all-breed win and a 3 pt. specialty win. Paige came away with reserves. Bridhe and her sisters were born on Halloween so will soon celebrate their first birthdays!

Bacardi (Hendrix/Sugar)

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Paige wins 4 more points in PA, owner handled by Diane E.

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PUPPY PARTY 10/4/14:

Hannah & Vicky

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Marley Looks at Tina – What’s Next?

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Chris & Gerie with Splash

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Rough Puppies Make Great Pillows!

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Places to Go, and People to See

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I’m Cute!

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Janna W. Brought Her Roger/Sage Puppies to Our Party

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PUPPIES IN THEIR NEW HOMES:

Annika at home with co-breeder Pam B.

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Liza & her big brother Monty at home in MD – Karen C.

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Splash at home in IL with Gerie & Chris S.

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Weegie at home with John & Debbie O. in Charlotte, NC

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Zhora on her way home to Maine with her friend Astrid – Kathrine W.

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Apen at home in MN (Joy’s brother Piper is her big brother) – Melissa & Darin M.

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August at home – “There’s something in this box for me!” – Julie E.

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Sophie & big brother Cody – Cindy S.

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Switch is ready to trick or treat – Tami

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 Mattie at home with her collie friend Zoe – Bill & Jane P. 

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Si-Si at home in MD – Linda & Hugh D.  

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FUN PHOTOS:

CH Brisco watches for Halloween pranksters!

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Brock takes a long walk on the ranch in MT

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Cody & Dart help raise funds for Collie Rescue of the Carolina’s

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HALLOWEEN:

From Best in Show Daily – What happens on Halloween when judging is really slow!

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Best Tween Halloween Costume – Vicky S. as Edward Scissorhands!

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Best Baby Halloween Costume – Mari the Lobster 

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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:

Deep River Bankside Merry & Bright UD (Scout/Valerie)

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Deb K. & Anna have very exciting news. Anna finished her UD today 9/30 with a 2nd place!  This feat was accomplished in just a handful of shows!  

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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Sharon M. had a very good weekend at recent shows in Jackson, MS. She and her tri smooth Shelly on Sept. 12 were BOV & Owner Handler Series Group 3. The following day another BOV and Qwner Handler Group 3 and icing on the cake, a Herding Group 3 under judge Raymond Filburn!
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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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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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LURE COURSING:  
Fred M. took Hal lure coursing recently. Obviously Hal got right in there with the sight hounds and proved that Collies can do it all!  
See the successes of Fred’s wife Sharon with Hal’s smooth brother Shelly in the conformation ring!
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FUN PHOTOS:
Armani goes home to HI and En sent this shot from the day he arrived.  He is barking at the beautiful blue Pacific! :-D
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London looking regal at the beach – the Atlantic 
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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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