Saturday, August 29, 2009


This post is for the people who may be trying to reach me regarding puppy availability. We do not have a litter planned in 2009. The next Ebbtide litter planned is Spring/Summer 2010. You can write me at if you have questions. You'll need to replace AT with @ (prevents spamming here) in the email address. These plans are tentative and could, realistically, mean puppies off to their new homes in Summer or even fall 2010.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fun At The Santa Rosa AKC Cluster Shows

Above: Judi and Beau in the Open Blue class on Friday

Five siblings from the "Wish" Litter (HOF CH Tri-Ivory Make A Big Wish x Ch Ebbtide Fern) congregated at last weekend's 4 days of AKC shows in Santa Rosa. Since this is our local show (hosted by Mensona KC and Lake County KC), we HAD to attend. I knew 3 of the group had been seriously out of coat this summer, so I informed the owners it was their call on how many days to enter: But that we should at least go one or two days to get them back in the swing of a little training, support our local show, have an excuse to bathe and groom our dogs, kill some time, eat cake, etc.
In other words: No big expectations to win much. And, our motto, as always: Have a good time!
So here's what happened: (hmm, short version or long version??) I showed all classes, except those listed otherwise. And, yes, I can still run today...sorta

THURSDAY: Judge Daniel Fleitas - with Ann handling both dogs:
EBBTIDE AS YOU WISH, "Cali" Bred By Exhibitor 2nd Place (out of 2)...we had some training to do...we did it AFTER I showed her...slow down!
EBBTIDE HANDFUL OF WISHES "Emmy" American Bred First Place.

Above: Lesson # 1: Beau sees his mom taking his picture. Mom learns to leave the immediate area. He manages to get back on track and wins 2nd (out of 4) in Bred By Exhibitor (BBX) on Saturday. Yay!
And there is a reason I cropped my head off this pic.

Above: JJ is a good boy in BBX on Friday! And wins First Place !
FRIDAY: Conformation: Judge Connie Redhead
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Reserve Winners Dog
Open Blue Merle 2nd Place Judi Scherrer handling
Above: Judi and Beau trotting quite nicely

American Bred First Place, Reserve Winners Bitch Judi Scherrer handling
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Winners Bitch 2 points !!

Above: Cali, far right, in the Best of Breed class on Friday. Watching Ann ;-) Good girl, Cali. Thinking she will stay at my side as we trot this time.

Novice A Obedience First Place

Saturday: Judge Edeltraud Laurin
Bred By Exhibibtor 2nd Place
Open Blue Merle 2nd Place Suzanne Deghi handling
Bred By Exhibitor First Place, Reserve Winners Bitch
** BEST OF BREED Bred By Exhibitor **
****HERDING GROUP Bred By Exhibitor FIRST PLACE ! ****
Above: Cali and Ann doing their thing in BBX on Friday: First Place

Sunday: Judge Patricia Gellerman
Open Blue Merle First Place, Reserve Winner Dog

Our photographer liked this photo! Hmmm, a Reserve ribbon...

Photo credits: All by Cathy Baird, Beau's owner. Thanks, Cathy!
Above: Judi just wrote and said I was to add this photo - Me and Cali with our Best of Breed Bred By Exhibitor ribbon, just as we came out of the ring. Cathy loves to take her version of win photos as we leave the ring. Thank goodness we have an Official Ebbtide Photographer ;-))

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Here's To An Old Dog, Eh?

Congratulations are in order for a special senior dog-citizen:

CANADIAN CH SILVERWOOD'S VICTORY LANE, "Tory", age 12 (13 in October!), wins BIG in her home country, Canada! Shown above with owner-handler Ann McPhee of Salt Springs Island, BC, winning Best Veteran In Sweepstakes! AND she won the only Award of Merit! How cool is that?!?! Tory is bred and co-owned by Marge Stovall, Silverwoods Aussies, WA. Thanks to CKC judge Michael Hill for this sterling win.

Here's Tory loving every minute back in the ring:

You rock, Tory!

Tory is a daughter of our late, CH EBBTIDE I'LL REMAIN CD, "Remy", seen below winning an AWARD OF MERIT at the USASA NATIONAL SPECIALTY in Vallejo, CA in April 1995:

Remy still holds a very dear place in our hearts. This kind, charismatic, honest, elegant, biddable, sound, extremely handsome dog was thoroughly enjoyed and loved by all who knew him in his lifetime: March 1991-October 2005. Remy came by his attributes honestly: His mother was the incredibly talented, vivacious, multiple Premier CH Nationals bitch, High In Trial Obedience winner CH EBBTIDE A BEE IN YOUR BONNET CD, "Gatsbee". His sire, and Remy was from just his second litter, the legendary HOF CH MY MAIN MAN OF HEATHERHILL.

Where does the time go?