Today Dove was shown at the Laural Highlands Kennel Club in New Castle, PA by Nick Joines. I had to work, so my friend, Helen Smith, drove her to the show. Today was day 1 of 5 days of shows. I am SO HAPPY that she did it the first day and now she can come back home and sit on the couch!!
The BIGGEST part of the excitement for me is that this now completes 7 CONSECUTIVE GENERATIONS of Champion GIRLS.... and counting! Dove is the mother of GCh. Acadia Presence of Mind, Ch. Acadia Prince of Peace, Ch. Acadia Peaceful Garden.
Yes, you read that right! It snowed a FEW inches!! on May 17th. Manny is doing really well and having a wonderful time with Peggy Crawford in Alaska.
Sunday WIT placed 2nd (score of 96) in a large Excellent Level class to win the FINAL 3 POINTS!!! of the HERDING CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!
He really did this title with Style! WIT was High in Trial on Sheep at the ASSA National in Tucson (2010) from the Excellent Level, and Reserve High in Trial on Ducks at that same National, also from the Excellent level. He won a major and a 1st place by beating many top border collies. He completed the title with a final major.
WIT is an amazing herding dog- and anyone who saw him work knew it, but the title make it "offical". I couldn't be any prouder of WIT, Morene Brown, and Sue Bradley for all they did to accomplish this goal.
WIT is 9 years old and is the FIRST Acadia bred herding champion!!!!