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APRIL 2014 NEWS @ DEEP RIVER

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****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 this form or my personal email address to contact me if you are interested in prices and details.  Condition is perfect 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 offerings.

NEWS FROM THE COLLIE CLUB OF AMERICA NATIONAL SHOW:

I was able to attend the national again this year, and I’m so happy I did!  Quite a few Deep River Collies and their owners participated at the national this year in Springfield, MA (April 5-12).  We had no entries in the herding trials which had to be reduced to only ducks as stock due to farm conditions in MA this winter.

However, we had a great showing in the other venues including conformation, agility and obedience! Total entries in all the other venues were around 1,000 Collies with 788 entered in conformation classes!  We had a wonderful time as you can imagine.  Some photos are candids from ringside but some are old photos to be replaced by better show photos as they arrive. 

Agility photos should arrive sooner than conformation & obedience, so I hope to have those up with more individual results soon. Right now I can say that Ann H. showed Julie CD, RN, AX, AXJ OF in Master Jumpers. While Kathy W. showed Eve MX, MXJ, MXP2, MXJP2 who is  working toward her Prefered Mach, she earned Q’s & a 100 at least once in MXP & MXJP. 

Susan C. showed CH Cam OAP, OJP, HSAs and CH Sky RN, OJP, HSAd; I believe both were in Excellent Prefered classes.  Kathy W. showed CH Demanda in NJP earning a 2nd place.  Joan S. showed Tanner RE, NA, NAJ, NJP in NAP with a score of 100 & a first place. Cindy showed Dart to a first in NJP to add to his two Q’s and a 2nd place in Novice Rally.  Cindy also showed Jester, one of her CRC Collies to his last two Q’s in Novice Obedience with a 191 & a 194! 

In conformation, we had some amazing placements and wins. In roughs my girl Tickle, bred & co-owned with Kathy D., was 4th in a class of 20 handled by Dona W.  Vicky S. showed Tickle in Junior Showmanship. Due to bad advice on my part, she made an error that caused the judge to move her to 4th place. Vicky’s sportsmanship amazes me. I told her how sorry I was for messing her up, and she said, “I had a good time, and that’s what’s important, right!” Out of the mouth of babe’s.  She and Tickle looked adorable!

Vicky & Tickle in Juniors 4/12/14

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In smooths Tim & Dianne’s girl Deysi was 3rd in an Open class of 10 handled by Nick J.  Cindy S. had her smooth girl Finesse in Am Bred, with Taylor W. handling, won the class and went on to Reserve Winners (2nd out of 53)!  I believe that according to the new AKC rule instituted in January 2013, Finesse got a 3 point major for this win, so since she only needed 2 points prior to the national, this also finished her championship.

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Finesse – Reserve at the national for a 3rd major to finish!

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In smooth champions, Armani, Astrid & their young son, Hairy,  looked terrific. Armani who earned his Gold level GCH was also in the Top 20 Invitational on Wednesday night because he ranked in the Top 10 smooths in conformation in 2013! 

Armani (candid photo from the national)

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Astrid (candid from the national)

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Hairy (Mom & Dad are pictured above)

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Micki & I are extra proud of our beautiful Chanel for earning the one and only Select Bitch award again this year. There were 87 total smooth champions this year.  It was a tight race between Chanel and the lovely veteran bitch, Ginger, who was the eventual BOV winner.   

Chanel (candid from the national)

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OBEDIENCE & RALLY NEWS:

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 Nim finished her Rally Advanced title last weekend – 3 first placements (scores were okay too . . . 98, 100, 99).  Guess we should practice some Excellent signs!

CONFORMATION NEWS:

Sharon & Fred M. report a wonderful BOV and Herding Group 4 placement in AL on their youngster Sheldon.  In addition, Sharon & Shelly earned an Owner/Handler Group 1 on the same day!

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COLLIE RESCUE OF THE CAROLINA’S:

From Christine S. – “Vicky and Patches ran at the Human Race 2014 and raised over $600 for Collie Rescue of the Carolina’s.  They ran the 5K ( a little over 3 miles) in 40 minutes including a 5 minute stop for Patches to have water.”

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To buy CRC merchandise, see adoptable collies or make a donation, go to www.collierescue.net.

   

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DEEP RIVER NEWS – MARCH 2014 (updated 3/30/14)

 

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CONFORMATION NEWS:

Deep River’s Mountain Laurel (Deysi)

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Tim & Dianne’s Roger/Snow daughter was BOV two days in Raleigh over three specials for two more majors March 20 & 21.  Close to finishing, her next show will be the CCA national in April.

Deep River Bankside A Scandal in Bohemia (Ziva)

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Also in Raleigh, Tim & Dianne’s puppy, Ziva, earned 3 additional points, bringing her total to eight toward her CH. (Daniel/Ruby)

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

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The second weekend in March, Chanel earned two BOV’s over beautiful smooth entries at the NY Collie Specialties and one BOB over both varieties. Collie breeder judges were Michelle Esch Brooks & Joe Reno.  These wins gave her well over the 400 points need to earn her Gold GCH! 

Chanel also won two BOV’s and a Herding Group 3 on 3/22 & 23 at all-breed shows in Raleigh.  Co-owners: Micki E. & me

NEW – GCH Deep River Snow Fall at Blackpoint (Crystal)

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En’s Crystal (co-bred & co-owned by Pam B. & me) Earned two BOV’s the first weekend in March for two 5-pt. majors to complete her GCH at the Honolulu KC shows.  (Frost/Ariel)

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Tickle, shown working sheep for the first time above with Claire, went to her first dog show in Concord, NC on Sat. 3/29 where she won WB/BOW/BOS over a special for a 3 pt. major.  Tickle was shown by our friend Taylor W.  She is co-owned with her breeder Kathy D., Vicky S. (who will show her in Juniors at the national) and me.

New Champion Deep River’s Country Song (Stirling)

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Ann S. called to say that Stirling finished his CH at his first show in 2014 going WD, BOW & BOV over specials.  What a great way to finish!  And then … he wins a Select and two more BOV’s to earn 9 points toward his GCH, including a 5 pt. major.  Thanks to Ellen R. for handling Stirling.  (Armani/Gracie)

New Champion Deep River’s Force of Destiny (Bru)

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Peggy M. & Ellen R. tell me that their Scout/Haylee son finished on Fri., 3/14.  Bru is champion # 22 for his sire, Scout. Congratulations!

First  Points – Deep River Bankside Silver Blaze (Silver)

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More good news from Deb K.  Her year old girl, Silver, won her first points, also shown by Ellen R. (Daniel/Ruby) See below for Deb’s obedience news! 

C and J Deep River Shootout at Dublinhill (Wyatt)

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Ellen R. & I co-own 7-month-old smooth tri puppy dog Wyatt who has been to 3 specialty shows, and has earned two RD’s and one WD/BOW for a major in NJ. Wyatt’s breeders are our long time friends Judy W. & Cheryl T. in OH.

OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Deep River Bankside Merry and Bright RE CDX (Anna)

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Proud owner, Deb K., tells breeders Pam B. & me, that her Scout/Valerie daughter, Anna, is the # 1 Collie in Open Obedience!

Brothers – Karch & Beltane (both are littermates to Bru above)

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From Elizabeth:  I just wanted to give you an update on Karch.   I had the pleasure of meeting his littermate Beltane and his Mom Susan at Cleveland All Breed Training Club in Cleveland this weekend.  Susan recently relocated from California – what a small world that we would run into each other at a Cleveland Obedience/Rally show.

Karch now has his first leg in Novice B Obedience, as well as two legs (and two second places) in the new class of Pre-Novice. He also has his Rally Novice Title, as well as his Beginner Novice Obedience  Title.  He has one leg to go for his Agility Novice Jumpers title – hopefully next month.  My understanding is that Beltane also had a great weekend with two perfect scores of 100 each day in Rally. Collie Power!!!

Deep River Dublinhill Ghost Bride CGC

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Claire took Bridhe to a CGC test, and she passed with flying colors at 4 and a half months – our little puppy genius! (Hendrix/Sugar)

DRAFT/CARTING NEWS:

CH Kitleigh Charlie Brown RE, NAP, HSAdsc, HTAD3ds, HRD3s, NDD, DD, VC

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Claire took our co-owned boy Charlie to his first draft/carting event on 3/15/14 and earned his Novice Draft Dog title. Claire’s sheltie Brick also became a NDD.  Today, 3/16/14, Claire moved Charlie up to the next level – all off lead with a 60 lb. weight, and earned his Draft Dog title (DD)!  

HERDING FUN:

Deep River Dublinhill Ghost Bride (Bridhe – born on Halloween)

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Four-month-old Bridhe introduces herself -”I think I’m a sheep dog!”

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“Yeap, you’re definately a sheep!”

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“Yeap, I’m a sheep dog!” ;-)

FUN PHOTOS & GOOD REPORTS:

Revan CGC

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Owner Heidi M. entered this “very good boy” photo in a recent AKC photo!  Revan really IS distraction proof!

Bridhe & Her Lamb

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Claire sent this wonderful photo of our co-owned puppy, Deep River Dublinhill Ghost Bride. The photo is one of many great ones taken by our Belgian Teruven friend, Dana M. 

Hildi

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Jan B. tell Peggy M. & me:  I am so excited about our Hildi girl. She is so eager to learn.  I have her entered in  Beginner I class, but that is pretty much just for impulse control.  Our club had an obedience/rally trial this weekend and on Saturday I took her into the building.   Although I  obviously, had her on a short lead, she play bowed every dog she saw.  It was as if she thought I had arranged a huge playdate for  her and she didn’t understand why she couldn’t play with everyone.  She knows, I believe, pretty much what will be covered in the class, so primarily for her to learn to control herself in the presence of other dogs…not all other dogs appreciate a “Miss Hospitality”…lol. 

Rudy, Anna’s Brother, Relaxes at Home in CO – From Michael & Constance

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Best Friends (Scout/Faith son)

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Al’s & Giselle’s Offspring in LA

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Old Collie, Young Friend (Phoebe with Vicky)

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

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From Dory S. in FL – A Little Lassie Humor for the iPhone Age

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FEBRUARY NEWS @ DEEP RIVER (Updated Feb. 26)

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SHOW NEWS:

Silver GCh Ceilidh Deep River Haute Couture (Chanel)

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Chanel & Dona W. took a trip to Atlanta the first weekend in Feb. where They earned 2 all-breed BOV’s and a Group 3. In addition, they were BOV smooth and on to BOB (Best in Specialty Show) at the Collie Club of GA under judges Roxanne Heit & Tom Coen.  In OK, Chanel was BOV at 5 specialties and BOv & BISS.  At the Central VA specialties, Chanel was BOS to BOB both days.  Micki & I are very happy!

Pine Cone Lindy’s Mountain Moonshine, (new photo coming soon) Nancy P.’s Scout/Spring daughter, earned 2 additional points in Atlanta.

Ellen R. took our 6-month-old tri smooth puppy, Wyatt, aka C & J Deep River Shootout at Dublinhill, to the Central VA specialties. He was RD to the major. Most importantly, he had a blast! Thanks to our friends Judy & Cheryl for letting us own him. Hope to have a new photo soon.

OBEDIENCE NEWS:

Anna CDX

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Deb K. writes that Anna was the Number One Collie in AKC Open Obedience.  When weather permits, she’s busy training for her UD. (Scout/Valerie)

CARTING:

Charlie with His Cart & His Friend Trout

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Parallel Parking!

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Claire has been working with Charlie so that he can do some carting.

HERDING:

Oz, Brock & Their BC Friend in MT

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From Katy H. - Day 1 of shearing and all the boys were atwitter. Now they are just exhausted!

Bridhe Visits Claire and Is Introduced to Farm Animals.

Sheep look like fun!

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That’s a BIG sheep. Better let him know who’s boss!

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After visiting Claire for only two days, Bridhe  believes she is a smooth sheltie! ;-)

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Our girl Tickle visits sheep for the first time (co-owned with Kathy D.)

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FUN PHOTOS:

Chase in MD

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Oz & Rich in MT

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Beltane in OH

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Diane in GA

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Dior in GA

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Lily & Haylee in GA

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Revan

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Deysi

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Wyatt

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Snow is fun!!! But so is relaxing in the house!

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Patches & Vicky

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Ziva

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Brisco

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Russell & Maddie in SC

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Paige in PA (show puppy in training)

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Paige’s Brother, Lennon

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Human puppies – uh – babies can be very cute also. Below is my new second cousin, cousin Curtis’ baby girl, Marianna Michele!  Looks like a junior handler to me.  She’s dressed up to go home from the hospital. Curtis calls this photo “Jazz Hands.” 

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