‘CWCCA Nationals’ Category

  1. The Cardigan National Specialty

    April 30, 2014 by myeye

    There is so much to report — not counting the awful weather at the end of the show.  The capsule:

    Chase – did not qualify in herding nor in agility (BADDOG!).  He won the herding-titled conformation class and was second in the Stud Dog Class with Lowri and Copper

    Copper – earned her HT — looking every bit like a herding dog — and made the final cut in the 12-15 month bitch class

    Flutter – earned 3rd place in a near sweep of the 6-9 puppy girl class (Gimme was 1st, Reserve Winners Bitch, and Best Puppy, as well as Best in Sweepstakes, Flutter was 3rd, and Fable was 4th)

    Salsa made the cut in 6-9 puppy sweeps

    Storybook (fka “Kimber) – earned her HT and was 4th in the 9-12 month puppy bitch class

    Here are a few photos — it will take me a while to look at all the photos so I can share the best

    Flutter - 3rd 6-9 puppy 4-24-14 HT Award Edited 4-24-14 M litter 1st 3rd 4th 6-9 puppy girls 4-24-14

  2. 2013 National Specialty

    April 10, 2013 by myeye

    A great  still photo of Chase’s winning duck run with Ellen Gerwin.  This photo is by Pam Day:

    Here’s a blurry shot of him coming at us from the Megan with Jessica Viera (very glamorous).  Taken by NWJohn:

    He enjoyed himself.

    Here is a photo of Chase’s first “wife” — Watson’s and Holmes’ mother Phoebe.  She was Best Opposite Sex in the Veteran Sweeps at 11 years of age!  She is Ch Windshyre Stormy Weather ROMb.

  3. Chase’s Started Duck Run RHIT Cardigan (ducks)

    April 5, 2013 by myeye

    Thanks to Cindy Traylor who arranged for this video.  This is the only good thing Chase did at the Herding Trials (other than breeding the lovely Lilly).  But — we’ll take a duck leg, first in the class, and Reserve High in Trial Cardigan on Ducks.  Chase sent home two big rosettes, a plushy crate pad and two glasses etched with a Cardigan Herding Ducks and “Tucson 2013”.  Very cool!  Thanks to his pilot Ellen Gerwin.  To work with Chase she clearly has the patience of a saint.

  4. Saturday Sheep

    March 17, 2013 by myeye

    We’re down to a couple of weekends before the National Specialty Herding Trials.  Chase knows what he knows.  If he keeps his brain with him, he can certainly qualify in Advanced Sheep.  We haven’t done as much duck work, but are still hopeful that he will pick up a couple of duck legs.  Yesterday was cloudy, slight wind, pleasant temperature.  Chase had to be reminded that a “good” herding dog makes a wide outrun on his lift and fetch.  Some days he tries the shortest route.  Tsk! Tsk!

    Start at the cone

    Coming at me on the outrun

    Speed thrills

    The lift: easy does it

    The fetch

    See you in the future if not in the pasture:)

    In Dory news:  She is a black mound in the middle of the kitchen floor.  Poor Dorito is so big.  She doesn’t want to race around the yard or leap into my lap — though she likes to be in my lap, spilling over onto the couch.  She’s moved into the whelping room where she can build a nest and go out into her private dog yard.  We’ll x-ray next Saturday and get a pretty good puppy count.  I am so very excited!

    In show news:  Yesterday in Louisville (Evansville Kennel Club) the pretty Chase/Scout daughter “Ginger” (CH Mockingbird Wyncrest’s I Believe in Magic) was Best of Breed (over 9 other Champions) for a 5-point Grand Champion Major.  She was beautifully handled by her owner Kathy Metcalfe.  Congratulations to them both — and to Scout’s owner/litter breeder Janet Suber.  Ginger’s mom was Select to her daughter.  I’d say it was a very good day!

  5. A Taste of Herding February 24th

    March 2, 2013 by myeye

    These are a little late.  I hope you enjoy watching the Chaseman work his stock.

    There is nowhere he’s rather be — even in below freezing weather.  Four weeks til trial time!