10-20-2010 I just had to post!

So I missed posting on 10-10-10, but I happen to think today's date is better! 10-20-2010

It's a good thing Lori sent me this really cool picture of Cache (tri in back) and Tryk (sable in front). The legs are exactly the same! What a great picture- perfect timing Lori!
Cache is owned by Morene Brown (owner of WIT, Kiabab and Mike) and Tryk is owned by Lori Grega- both in Tucson, AZ. Cache is from the Rincon x Faith litter and is a littermate to Xena and Finn and Tryk is from the Manny x Glory litter.


New *HX* for U-Ch. U-CD Linden Acadia Stacked Deck, CDX, HIAsd,*HXAd*

Penny had a GREAT fall weekend! She and Show Low completed the Herding Excellent title on the A course with Ducks (HXAd). Penny writes, "Yes, it finally happened. An Accomplishment I never thought I would see-all because of this wonderful, devoted, and talented dog! No matter how many times I mess up, he gives his all every time. And a score good for first place, over some Herding Champions in the class!!"

Show Low is WIT's father.



Acadia Whatever It Takes, HXAsd, AX, AXJ wins a Major towards the Herding Championship

Most of the AKC Championship titles require a dog to defeat other dogs and earn "points" to earn the title. The number of "points" awarded at each trial or show depends on the number of dogs that successfully compete that day at that trial/show. The more dogs defeated in a day, the higher the points. The maximum number of points that can be awarded at any one trial/show is 5.

In order to obtain the Herding Championship, a dog must earn 15 total points, win at least two 1st place wins, and win a major (between 3-5 pts). Remember, majors are a reflection of the number of dogs defeated that day.

WIT placed first, and was also High In Trial, at the ASSA National Specialty Herding trial this past spring. That was his first 1st place win. There were only enough shelties for him to earn 2 pts towards the championship- but it was a necessary 1st place (and- being the National- they were the best shelties from around the country!)

Today WIT competed at an "all breed" (well- all herding breed) Trial and again he placed 1st in the Advanced Class. This time the entry was large enough that he won 4pts towards his Herding Championship. He has now gotten all of the hard parts out of the way and he just needs "points" to get to 15.

Shelties are not known around the Herding circles as being a "power breed" and it can be very difficult for them to win 1st place when competing against Boarder Collies- but WIT has not been told such tales. He IS a powerhouse and he can keep up with the best of them. He will do Whatever It Takes!


Acadia Serenity and __??__ at 10wks

I am keeping two puppies. One is from the Ch. Grandgables The Frat Boy x Acadia Peaceful Garden litter. That puppy's name will be Acadia Serenity, call name "Serena". The other puppy is from the Ch. Grandgables The Frat Boy x Acadia Presence of Mind litter. I would like to use "Presence" in the registared name, but I can't come up with anything I like- and I don't have a call name for her yet.