Parker completed the Novice Agility Jumpers and Novice Fast (agility) and is alrerady only one qualifying score away from his Open titles. I am so proud of Tina and Parker for competing in agility. Parker is the pride and joy of Tina's parents. He is named both for their love of camping, and to honor his dad, GCh. Acadia Prince of Peace, HT, NPJ, VC
Tina takes amazing photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us.
|Parker camping in 2016|
|Parker as a puppy (2013)|
It's official! I have been breeding shelties for 20 years. That's hard for me to believe. My first litter was born 4/6/96 to Tucket. I remember that litter so well. I had chosen the dog, named Chili, with whom I wanted to breed Tucket and was ecstatic when he won Reserve Winners Dog at the ASSA national. He lived in New Mexico (and I in Arizona), but by the time Tucket was ready to breed he was visiting a handler in Wisconsin. I didn't know much about the estrous cycle of dogs and I shipped her to the stud dog way to early.
I doubt that handler, who is still showing shelties, remembers my novice excitement and hosting Tucket for an extended stay. She had 6 puppies- 3 girls and 3 boys. The delivery was a smooth one. Tucket made everything so easy . I tried to go to work the next day, but ended up coming home early just so I could sit and watch them. Fat, healthy, pretty- they were so much fun. I still feel that way about puppies.
Two puppies went back to Connecticut with Tucket's breeder and the other 4 were sold in Arizona. Although I am still good friends with Tucket's breeder, she is no longer breeding dogs. I kept in close contact with 3 of the Arizona owners, and two of them still have an Acadia sheltie (the 3rd now only has a Vizsla). A little belated, but Happy 20th Birthday to Pepper, Pepper (yes- there were 2) and Red Cloud.