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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

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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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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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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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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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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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