Acadia's Stage Director wins a major



 Shows have been few and far between, but this weekend Aiden made good use of his chances.  On Saturday he won a 4pt major under esteemed breeder-judge Tom Coen. 

A snow storm was forecasted for Sunday and some of the competitors went home after the show on Saturday.  It wasn't snowing yet- and we have waited Months for a show- so we stayed.  It paid off and Aiden was Winners Dog again for another 2 points.   

It was made even better when his sister, Acadia Light Up The Stage, was Winners Bitch.  Aiden was then Best of Breed and Lolo was Best of Opposite over a special.  Sunday these two won everything there was to win.   

The snow had started to come down and I didn't end up staying for the group.  It snowed about 4 or 5 inches and the drive home was slow- but Oh Wow was the weekend worth it!

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Happy New Year!!! We made it to 2021!!

 Happy New Year to all of you!  We finally made it to 2021.  There is a vaccine for the Corona Virus and hopefully that will be effective and we can finally gather in meaningful ways.   For now, let's all dream, and plan, and BE KIND to one another.  



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New Champion *Ch* Acadia's Life Lock

Lockit finished the championship in the Pandemic era of "no shows".  2020 has been a strange year for all of us.  There hasn't been a lot of good news or things to be excited about, but for me, a new Champion is both Good News, and Exciting!

Lockit is co-owned with Sandra Gardner, the owner of his sire, GCh. Apple Acres Firewall, "Norton".   


 

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In Living Color-

This is the most colorful litter of puppies we have ever had.  Vivienne is a sable merle.  She was bred to a Bi-black.   She had bi-factored sables and bi-factored sable merles.  It is a really pretty group.

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Congratulations to the 5 new title holders

Sheltie Pedigree Lines  is a great service to sheltie breeders.  This site is a historic and current record of sheltie genealogy.  I use it constantly to test out possible stud dogs and the pedigree compatibility with my girls.

One of the services of this site is that they keep track of new title holders.   I enjoy seeing the new title holders. The site has two lists, one for new Champions, and one for new performance titles.  When I just looked, there are 5 Acadia bred shelties on the new performance title holder list.  On this blog I updated Lucy's title to reflect her MACH.  Congratulations to all!!  I am a proud breeder!

Acadia Don't Rain On My Parade, SWN, SCA, SIA, SHDN  (Rain)
(Ch. Acadia Rock Star, HT x Ch. Acadia It's My Treat)
Owned/Loved/Trained by: Phyllis Sanders

Ch. Acadia Independence Day, CD, RAE, BN  (Mason)
(GCh. Barwood Clearsky Fireworks, ROM x GCh. Acadia Serenity)
Owned/Loved/Trained by: Anita Rhawn

Acadia Teagan Rose,CDX, NF, NFP  (Teagan)
(GCh. Solange Surround Sound, ROM, ROMC  x GCh. Acadia Presence of Mind)
Owned/Loved/Trained by: Dr. Amy Scheiner

MACH Acadia's Catch Me If You Can, CDX, RAE, BN, XF, GO, T2B, GN, THDN  (Lucy)
(Ch. Heart Lake Acadia Le Roi De Couer x Ch. Acadia Peace of Mind)
Owned/Loved/Trained by: LeaAnne Thorne

Acadia's Keep It Simple, CGC, TKN  (Muffin)
(Acadia's Stage Director x Acadia Keep It Simple)
Owned/Loved/Trained by: Phillip Meyer & Ann Pomeroy-Meyer

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Acadia's Life Lock- aka- Lockit

This is my cute puppy, Lockit.  Today he was Winners' Dog for his first point.  This picture is of him going Reserve Winners' Dog at a sheltie specialty.  He is 7 months old and doing great at the shows.  I am excited about this young guy. 

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New *MACH* Acadia's Catch Me If You Can, RAE, CDX, XF, GO, T2B, Therapy Dog


Look at that MACH Ribbon!!! 
Congratulations to LeaAnne and Lucy!  Today they completed the AKC Agility Championship which is called the Master Agility Champion (MACH).   LeaAnne writes,
 "Today was an amazing day for Lucy and I! We got our MACH title!
She is now MACH Acadia’s Catch Me If You Can, RAE, CDX, GO, XF, T2B, Therapy Dog.  In order to get your MACH you have to have 750 points and 20 double qualifying runs out of the Master classes. At this level your runs have to be perfect. You get points for speed and have to qualify in both of your Master Standard and Master Jumpers runs on the same day 20 times. The journey has been a long time coming for us and there was a time that I wasn’t sure if we would make it. She moved up to the Master classes when she was 3 years old, but by the time she was 6 we had just 200 points and we were just getting our first Double Q. She has always been a sassy little girl and had a problem with flying off the contact obstacles, which caused her not to get her first Master points out of the Standard class until she was 6. This is the year that we really started to come together as a team. Her best year was as a 7 year old, collecting 250 points and 10 QQ’s.

Overall she finished with 2 first places, which she got today, 1 second place, five 3rd places and nine fourth place finishes in a very tough 12in class. This is my first MACH title, so it is super special! Thanks to Cadie Pruss for breeding such a beautiful, well rounded Sheltie. She has been such a joy to work with and everyone thinks she is the cutest!"
LeaAnne, Lucy and judge Steve Larrison

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