I decided to let Delyla try her paw at herding and we headed out to the trial in VA this past weekend. Delyla was to try for her HCT, I really thought she would go after the woolies full force but she showed much restraint. On the first day the judge tapped her livestock paddle on the ground and Delyla thought she had done "wrong" and totally quit working for us. The second day, with a bit of help from Susan, judge and farm owner, Delyla was able to get her first leg on the HCT.
The big surprise was Miss Jessa! Marti said we could put her in with the sheep and she "turned on" almost right away. She did not chase hard but would stand, observe, and seemingly herd. Who would have guessed this laid back girl would love woolies. She kept trying to get back in the pen after her turn was over. Fortunately for her, Lady needed a little help with the sheep so Jessa was allowed to go back in and assist. Together they made a great herding team. Jessa is too young to get an HCT title but did pass her HIT, herding instinct, oh say, three times over...
I came home and started looking for a herding opportunity nearby. It looked pretty glum, nothing closer than 90 minutes. But tucked away, I found an individual less than 25 minutes from us that is going to take us on! She has a variety of stock and we are looking forward to a new learning opportunity. Will keep everyone posted!
Rhonda & Crew
(puppies anticipated summer 2010)
GVx2 NSx2 brCH Beloved Zoey’s Legacy of Frack, CGC, TT, TD
sire: P,B&Ts New Beginnings-Sierra, CGC
dam: GV NS abrCH Beloved Zodiac's Magic of CJ's, CGC, TDI, TTI, HCT
hips: PennHip PH (L) 0.22 (R) 0.22
elbows: OFA Normal SLH-EL152M27-PI
heart: OFA Normal SLH-CA193/34M/C-PI
thyroid: OFA Normal SLH-TH103/24M-PI
eyes: CERF Normal SHS-152 CERF 2008
CHptd Brk Chapels Adolfina-O-Hilandr, CGC
sire: Highlander's Mr Myjestic-O-Zion
dam: bCHptd Highlanders Sunawavi-O-Zion
hips: PennHip (L) 0.46 (R) 0.48
heart: normal (OFA pending)
thyroid: OFA Normal SLH-TH90/14F-PI
Brick Chapel Shilohs is excited to announce the pairing of CHptd Brk Chapls Adofina-O-Hilandr, CGC, "Fina" to GVx2 NSx2 brCH Beloved Zoey’s Legacy of Frack, CGC, TT, TD "Sage".
Fina is a solidly built, smooth brown sable from the old line shilohs. She is very athletic, has great movement, and loves to play ball. She has dedicated herself to being my mother's constant companion, a very loving and loyal family guardian. Fina's progeny all posess her outstanding temperament and carry on the guardian tradition.
Sage is an NAKC/RARITIES Master Supreme Grand Champion and a Registered Pet Therapy dog who volunteers at the Children’s Behavioral Program at Underwood Hospital in Woodbury, NJ. He has beautiful movement, good size, and great boning and he has produced that in his puppies. He’s devoted to his family, athletic, laid back, an incredible Frisbee catcher, best friend, lap dog, and couch potato.
Fina is a true old line Shiloh, Sage is a 2nd generation Boz. The litter will be both smooth and plush consisting of golden or brown sables and possible duals. We expect size, temperament and personality plus from this litter.
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Sydney & Alyssa
Jessa and I made a short trip to town today where she visited with several folks including my best friend and her daughters. She was great with the girls! Sydney played her recorder for her and Jess listened intently. When Sydney finished the song Jessa let out a great big howl!!! We tried to get a repeat performance for video but she just wasn't up to it.
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Follow their progress on the JNL Pocono Shiloh site!
Rhonda & Crew
Watch them grow on the Ridgewood website!
The best part is the little black beauty we will be bringing home from this litter. Orange girl, Jesse, will be joining the BC Crew mid August.
Rhonda & Crew