Heart Lake Acadia Le Roi De Coeur, "Charlie", is in South Carolina this weekend being shown by professional handlers, Nick Joines and Joel McCarty. Charlie's father is Ch. Gairloch's King Of Hearts and his mother is Ch. Heart Lake DejaVu. Le Roi De Coeur means in King of Hearts in French. I thought that was clever play on words when I named him.
Charlie has 12pts- 1 major. He needs one more 3pt. major to finish his championship. I co-own Charlie with his breeder, Tina Bjork. This photo was taken by Mike Fine.
The Rincon X Faith litter turns a year old today. I am having so much fun following the successes of this litter. They are all doing so well. Today Linda called to say that she took Xena to a TDAA- Teacup agility trial. Xena has never done a full course and she had 4 runs today. She Qualified in 2 of the 4. This is not an AKC venue (AKC will not allow dogs to compete until they are 15 months old), and one of the courses had to be run "mute'. In other words, the handler can not talk, clap their hands, click, or any other noise- it is ALL body language!!! Xena Qualified! That demonstrates teamwork!
Xena placed first in the 12" standard class. There were 12 dogs in the class (of all ages). This is a huge accomplishment. Linda celebrated with balloons, cake, and 1 happy dog! The next day Xena followed up with more "Q's" (qualifing scores) and a NEW TITLE!!! The picture above is with Linda Hall and judge Courtney Keys.
Finn (pictured right) wanted to have his picture taken with sheep today, but the snow was too deep to even get the sheep out of the barn. Poor Finn- he loves his sheep.
Molly- left, Valerie- right. Pictured at age 8 13 years ago today, Ch. Zion Acadia Town Heroine, CDX, PT, VCX (Tucket) gave birth to MACH4 Acadia Color of Passion, HSAds (Molly) and Acadia Sweet Emotion, PT, AX, AXJ (Valerie). Both Molly and Valerie live in Sunny California with my friend Pam. I talked to Pam last night and she said that Valerie wanted to celebrate by going to agility class. Pam said that Valerie is Peter Pan- she will never grow up! Way to be Valerie!
Both of these girls are in the pedigree of the puppies we are raising right now. The puppies are sired by Acadia Sweet Home Arizona, PT (Rincon) - who is a Valerie grandson on the dam's side of the pedigree, and a Molly great-grandson on the sire's side of the pedigree.
Molly, Valerie- tonight I will raise a glass and say a toast to you, "Here is to longevity and continuing quality!"
What an exciting weekend! On Saturday, Acadia Presence of Mind, "Cassia", was Winners Bitch for a 4 point major at the Blue Ridge Shetland Sheepdog Club specialty show under breeder judge Ellen Worthington. Cassia won her class each show and was pulled for consideration in Winners under breeder judge Sandra MacIntosh Feret. Today Cassia's daughter, Acadia Stage Presence, "Liza", won Runner-Up Best in Sweepstakes and then won a HUGE, QUALITY PACKED class today under breeder judge Rick Thompson.
There were a lot of really, really nice shelties being shown this weekend. The judges kept commenting on the quality- so it was even nicer to be recognized with these wins. A lot of people came up me and told me how lovely the girls were, which of course made me so proud. But Best of All were the wonderful people who helped me make these wins possible. My friend Kristen Bardell, who is not even a "sheltie person", gave up a whole weekend to drive to Virginia to help. Diane Troese and Brenda Fuller, who groomed up Cassia while I was in the ring with Liza- they made Cassia look fabulous! Therese Walters who trimmed Cassia's head last weekend for me in prep for this weekend. Cheryl Pike who showed Cassia in the winners class today when both Cassia and Liza won their classes. Dean and Rita Von Pusch who took FABULOUS pictures of Cassia. Bill and Dawn Phillips who brought New Champion, Glory up from North Carolina so she could come home. Phew! Thank All of You!
Penny reported that Show Low won 1st place in Utility at the Chicagoland Shetland Sheepdog Club this past weekend. This was a really great weekend for the Acadia Shelties! Congratulations Penny and Show Low.