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After an 18-month wait, we have our own puppies at Deep River! To learn more, please go to our Available Collies page.
NEW GRAND CHAMPION:
GCH KINGS VALLEY THE MAN IN BLACK (JOHNNY)
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!
Ann S. in PA says that after this past weekend’s shows, her Stirling is only 6 points away from his GCH.
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.
Cindy S. took Dart to two trials Aug. 10 and earned two Q’s in Novice Standard 24″
Our Charlie earns his first Advanced AKC herding title – HXAd. Thanks Claire!
Brock, Oz and their border collie friend, Rye, sorting sheep on Katy & Rich H.’s MT ranch.
Anna gets her 2nd Q in Utility and another first place! Congratulations Deb K. and Anna!
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. 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.
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
Bandit – Rally
First birthday party for Oz. Rye wants the blue hat, Brock wants no hat & Oz is just fine with hot pink!
Caryn G.’s Maggie, Deep River’s Bru Maquire CD, TDI, HIT enjoying life (our beloved old girl, Wiggy’s daughter)
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!
A Little Duck Herding Humor
Random Kitty Humor
Mari’s 6-Month Birthday Photo Shoot – Includes 3 Wardrobe Changes!