What's New With Our Dogs .....
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November 15, 2014 - we finally received confirmation in the form of a lovely certificate that Ruckus is now officially in the RCC Hall of Fame for 2013!!!!
September 13-14, 2014 - CKOC dog show in Cochrane, Alberta ... We went into this weekend with the hopes of finishing Scotia's fourth title for the year! We did that and more. Little girl was on her game, she not only finished her Novice Obedience title with a high in class score of 190, but she followed that up Sunday with another high in class score of 196+ after a run off (my first). She also earned the first leg of her Rally Excellent title with a 96 and a third place ribbon!
August 1-4, 2014 - At the wonderful equestrian facility here in Calgary, Spruce Meadows, we attended the AKC show where we camped there all weekend to take full advantage of the four day show. So we did just that, Scotia finished her Canadian Championship going Winners Bitch and Best of Winners on both Sunday and Monday, she started and finished her Rally Advanced title with a 95 (third in class), a 92 and High in Class score of 97 and in her only novice obedience trial for the weekend, she got the second leg of her CD title with a 190!
We were also entered in the RCC Regional Specialty on Sunday and much to my surprise, Scotia was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch in a competitive group of bitches and she was only one of two tailed class bitches so this was pretty nice.
July15, 2014 - We are so very very pleased to share our Jewel's 12th birthday with her today! My special girl had a good day, shared some burger's with her housemates, and had many many naps :)
May 9-11, 2014 - CKOC show in Cochrane, Alberta, Scotia and I went back to work. She started and finished her Rally Novice title with 2 second place scores of 98 and 94 and a perfect score of 100 for a High in Class score! She worked well given that she was just 8 weeks post whelp. So proud of her!!
And little Leonard made his way to his new home with his 'Gramma' Johnna Glover of Eirian Rottweilers in Ontario. This was a hard one for me with only having to deal with him and Penny in our 'Big Bang Theory' litter, I was very attached to the little guy but he is on to big things now, can't wait to see the updates!!
March 16, 2014 - this was a big day for us on 2 counts: one, Miss Wicca and Barb completed their World Cynosport Rally Level 3 title at Sit Happens! with scores of 205 and 203 for an Award of Excellence as well, and for a bonus leg with a score of 204! This was Wicca's 15th title that she earned less than 3 weeks before her 9th birthday, not only matching her momma Jewel's title count but doing it in half a year sooner than Jewel did. And she is still working towards other titles, I am so very proud of this team!!!
And, I am so very happy to announce the arrival of our first litter in 4.5 years. Scotia welcomed her 2 little babies mid-afternoon on March 16th. 1 boy and 1 girl, both are doing wonderfully. This is also our last docked litter.
2014 is upon us already ....
Here is our annual recap:
2013 I finally was able to start a canine sport I had been wanting to start for many many years. So much so that I had purchased all of the equipment the better part of a decade prior but had never done anything with it.
Thanks to a small group of Newfoundland Dog people wanting to get others hooked on carting as they are, I was able to start classes with Scotia beginning in January. I am very proud to say that not only did we learn carting, we also tested in May and Scotia earned her first working title, her Draft Dog title. We have since upgraded our equipment and are now starting work towards her DDX and possibly even getting Ruckus into further carting training in 2014.
Scotia also earned a couple more points towards her Championship, and at the end of 2013 was sitting on 7. Early in the year she earned her CGN as well, and she earned one leg of her CD title with a High in Class.
That is all for our own personal dog news as Scotia is the only active show/working dog we have currently.
Barb and Wicca however, had a very very busy year in 2013. Wicca turned 8 in April, but has been as active as ever.
In January Wicca earned her CDX title, becoming Jewel's first advanced obedience titled offspring :)
In March she finished her APDT Rally Level 2 title with an Award of Excellence to boot!
In July Wicca finished her Caro Rally Advanced title, earning her CRAMCL, and her 13th title to date!
And finally, in October, Wicca and Barb showed how diverse they were by earning their Draft dog title.
To say I am so very happy for these two is understated, they have made me so proud of the team they have become over the years.
Now onto 2014 ... We have some new and exciting things planned for this year. Please check back for updates!!!