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AUGUST 2014 NEWS @ DEEP RIVER (Updated 8/4/14)

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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 5 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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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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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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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JULY 2014 (updated 7/30/14)

 

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HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY, CALLIE:

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CH C & J Deep River Nothing Could Be Fina, ROM-P is 15-years-old today, July 30.  Owners – Cheryl T. & Judy W. of C & J Collies in OH.

 

NEW CHAMPION:

CH Deep River Bankside Scandal in Bohemia (Ziva)

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Tim & Dianne’s 12 to 18 sable merle Ziva earned a 4 pt. major 7/5 going WB & BOS over a champion and earned a 3 pt. major 7/6 going WB/BOW to finish. She was handled at these shows in MD by Nick Joines and Joel McCarty. CONGRATULATIONS!

Ziva made her debute as a champion at the Greenville, SC shows and came away with three Best of Opposite Sex wins and a Best of Variety win to earn 3 majors for a total of 11 GCH points!

CH Bella

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Another new champion belongs to Nancy P. in SC.  She finished at the Sat. Hilton Head, SC show 7/19.  She is the 24th champion for her sire, our GCH Deep River’s Bow and Arrow ROM, and the 4th for her dam Spring, co-bred with Nancy.

OTHER CONFORMATION NEWS:

CH Deep River’s Brisco County Jr. & CH Deep River’s Country Song (litter brothers with Joel M. & Ellen R.)  

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Also in MD Tim & Dianne’s Brisco and Ann S.’s Stirling were shown. On Sat. Stirling (second in the photo) won a 5pt. major toward his GCH by going BOV.  On Sun., Brisco earned a 5 pt. major toward his GCH going BOV. Brisco now needs 2 more poins to complete the title, and Stirling is over halfway there!  

AGILITY NEWS:

Deep River’s Lust for Life at Kelwyn BN, RN, AXJ owned by Elizabeth R. in OH earned his Excellent Jumpers title the second weekend in July with two third placements! Congratulations Elizabeth & Karch!

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Deep River’s Cache of Jewels CD, RN, AX, AXJ, OF, MX owned by Anne H. in NY completed her Master Agility Excellent title in June. Congratulations Anne & Julie!

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News from Catherine S. in MD and #6 NATCH Katydid.  See their amazing runs on the videos below.

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Here are two filmed runs from the 2013 NADAC Championships:

Round 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpq9FMO2UEY&list=PLeMDUpV4YpAyh9us5HDbYRVUY63Zu7fxq&feature=share&index=2

Round 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyMzB64VzA&feature=share&list=PLeMDUpV4YpAyh9us5HDbYRVUY63Zu7fxq&index=7

Cindy S. reports that she and Dart in USDAA, he has completed his  Jumpers and Snooker titles, and has one Gamblers Q in P1.  Dart is  Ceilidh’s Deep River D’Artagnan PT, NJP.

Dart RN, PT, NJP

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OBEDIENCE & RALLY NEWS:

Nim BN, RE

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From FL, Shirley C. & Nim finished Rally Excellent & Beginner Novice titles in style. Well maybe a little too rabunctious on the recall where Nim bounced off Shirley into a sit in front!

Tim & Deysi and Cindy & Dart

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Friday 7/11 at the Durham KC Rally Trial, Tim & Deysi made their first appearance in Novice A Rally with a score of 99 and a 2nd place. Three seconds in course run time broke a tie for first.  Cindy & Dart earned their 3rd Q with a 96 for their RN title from Novice B. Tim’s wife Dianne took this very nice photo!

HERDING NEWS:

Claire took our co-owned Charlie Brown to trials over 4th of July wekend in VA. He got a second Q on his HXAd title with 2nd place.

CH Charlie RE, NAP, HSAdsc (Level 3 AHBA titles & Carting Titles)

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CCA SHINING STAR SERVICE COLLIE:

Deep River’s Three Chords and the Truth (Cordell)

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Cordell was a CCA 2014 Shining Star recipient for his work as a Mobility Service Dog for his owner Shiela Henry of Dayton, OR. Shiela has Multiple Sclerosis and allows her to walk with safety and confidence. He is pictured above with his trainer Leslie Rappaport. Good boy, Cordell!

NEW DEEP RIVER REGISTER OF MERIT – PERFORMANCE

CH Deep River Westwood Glamour Girl (Giselle) had enough performance titled offspring to earn her ROM-P.  She is co-owned with Micki E.

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SAD NEWS:

Phoebe – Age 13

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Our CH Deep River Shelana Crystal Charm was WB at the Rochester, MN Collie Club of America national show when she was 2-years-old. We recently lost her to Father Time.  Phoebe lived a long, good life and was loved by many.  She is very much missed!

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FUN PHOTOS:

Flurry at Home in GA

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Wiggy Goes Swimming – Our old girl Wiggy is at Camp Sanderson so that she can go swimming with Christine and Vicky to help her rear muscle mass. She is having trouble with stairs, and we all want her to last as long as possible as she nears age 14. Christine sent a video also. http://youtu.be/VxaAH7JDySA

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Jackson in MN

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Chanel at Home in FL

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Deysi Finds a  Turtle & Is Fascinated!

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Ellen R.’s Grandson Samuel with Bridhe’s Brother Shiraz (7 months)

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Normal MT Sheep Belonging to Katy & Rich H.

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Somewhere There’s a Shepherd Who’s a Poodle Groomer Wannabe!

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Know These Are Also Poodles But – Prefer to to Think They Are Collieflower & Brocollie! 

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New Haircut for Current Junior Handler Vicky S.

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Baby Mari & Future Junior Handler Has Her 1st Cereal

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Mari’s Glamour Shot

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DEEP RIVER NEWS – JUNE 2014 (Updated 6/24)

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RALLY  OBEDIENCE NEWS:

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Shirley and Nim tried out Rally Excellent. Result, two Q’s and two first placements!  (Roger/Gracie)

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AGILITY NEWS:

Deep River’s Lust for Life of Kelwyn. BN, RN, OAJ (Karch)

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Elizabeth R. in OH writes - Karch finished his Open Jumpers Agility Title yesterday with a clean run and second place.  Now onto Excellent JWW tomorrow! I thought I’d add another photo of Karch – relaxing AFTER a hard day of agility! ;-)
“Air Bon”  Bon NA, NAJ, OA belongs to Carolynn R.  (Kip/Swap – Scout daughter)
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Photos by Springfield Photography
New Title for Tanner NA – Joan & Tanner (right) with Friends Ann & Flute
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Celebration Cake – New Titles
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NEW CHAMPION:
CH Deep River’s Beltane RE, TD, PT, JHD (littermate to Karch)
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Susan K. writes from OH that her Beltane finished his championship 6/8/14.  Beltane was owner handled all the way and is currently training for his TDX, HSA, and Novice Agility & Obedience titles!  I believe that Beltane is Scout’s 23rd champion offspring. 

CH Indigo’s Ruby Glen Southern Twist (Penelope) 
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Lauren from LA tagged me on facebook to say that her Deep River Younghaven Alliance (Aaron) daughter won a 4 point major to finish! Our boy Aaron has passed away from old age, but his beautiful offspring like Penelope and Scout carry on for him.
CONFORMATION NEWS:
Nancy P.’s Scout/Spring daughters Shine & Bella earned more points at shows in Western NC 6/14 & 15. Shine now needs 4 minor points and Bella needs only 1 to finish their championships!
Shine w/Dana S.  (Co-owned by Lindy W.)
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Bella w/Ellen R.
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HERDING NEWS:
CH Kitleigh Charlie Brown RE, NAP, HSAdsc, HRDIIIs, HTADIIIds, DD, VA  (photo taken 6/1/14) 
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Claire showed Charlie to his first AHBA herding championship points from Level 3 Arena ducks classes with a RHIT on Sun!  He also earned his first Q toward his Novice Barn Hunt title on Sat.
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NEW SHOW PHOTOS:
CH Deep River’s Mountain Laurel (Tim & Dianne’s Deysi)
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CH Deep River’s She’s So Fine (Cindy’s Finesse)
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Gold GCH Ceilidh’s Deep River Haute Couture (Micki’s & My Chanel) 
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FUN PHOTOS:
Ann’s CH Stirling (Collie-flowers)
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Patty & Steve’s London the Lap Dog
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Elouise & Gaga get the the couch, and make Jody’s smooths lie on the floor.  Those Deep River rough girls usually get their way!
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GaGa Has Some Alone Time (Roger/Gracie)
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Brock & Oz Play with Hoshi & BC Friends on Their MT Ranch 
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Silver BN at Wild Lake & Silver Gone Wild at Wild Lake
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Tanner, Joan & Carl Take a Boat Trip 

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DOG’S BEDTIME PRAYER

Now I lay me down to sleep,

The king-sized bed is soft and deep.

I sleep right in the center groove.

My human beings can hardly move.

I’ve trapped their legs, they’re tucked in tight

And here is where I pass the night. 

No one disturbs me or dares intrude,

‘Til morning comes, and “I want food!”

I sneak up slowly to begin,

And nibble on my human’s chin.

For morning’s here, it’s time to play,

I always seem to get my way.

So thank you Lord, for giving me,

These human beings that I see,

The ones who hug and hold me tight

And share their bed with me at night.

Tim sent an example – Dianne, Deysi, Ziva & Brisco – below

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Cousin Curtis’ & Baby Mari’s Christening
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