Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 Litter

Fern and Bodie - The Wedding Photo
 Born July 19, 2012 to our very special AKC/ASCA CH EBBTIDE FERN and by the uber-handsome GRCH/ASCA CH HEARTHSIDE NOTHIN' TO LOSE "Bodie",  we are pleased to present 6 puppies - 2 males (1 blue merle, 1 black tri) and 4 females (1 blue merle, 3 black tris).
Here they are at 4 weeks of age:

Now taking competition/performance home reservations on this litter; possibility of an active, training-centered companion home spot on the list, too. Our goal when choosing this breeding combination was a litter sound in mind and body, with breed type and conformation quality and performance talent in agility, obedience/rally and possibly some decent herding talent. MVA competitors?

Evaluations will be made around 8 weeks of age, entire litter CERF'd between 7-8 weeks.  We don't take reservations by sex/color: We place puppies by temperament and suitability to task they are required to perform.  Bodie is now a Hall of Fame Sire in ASCA, and Fern's first and only litter has produced: An AKC Champion, multiple AKC Group 1 BBX winner,  2 ASCA Champions, AKC/ASCA UD , ASCA Nationals RWD, ASCA Obedience Open Finals winner, Rally titled, Agility titled and Herding Tested offspring, and more competing to come.

Both parents, of course, are 2012 CERF clear, OFA hips (Bodie Excellent, Fern Good) & both OFA elbows Normal. MDR-1 results: Bodie Norma/Normal, Fern Mutant/Normal; Both DNA Hereditary Cataract Clear.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gotcha Earns Her AKC UD

                 HUGE congratulations to Susan Gore and "Gotcha",  
    A-CH Ebbtide Gonna Getcha UD RE GSN JSN RSN 
 for completing their AKC Utility Dog (UD) title! AND doing it in style with THREE FIRST PLACES
   Unless you've trained to a UD degree, it's hard to fully appreciate what it takes to get there...especially if this is your first dog you've trained for obedience competition.  Way to go, owner/trainer/handler Susan and Trish Maddan,  co-owner and #1 Team Gotcha Fan and Supporter! Team Gotcha resides in Concord, California.
  Susan plans to continue showing Gotcha in Open B and Utility towards her OTCH and UDX degrees.  I'm guessing she will reach THAT goal, too!
  Gotcha is the over-achiever from the "G" Litter, out of our very special "Maddie" Ebbtide Madam President CD and by "Baron"  GCH Rainedance Written In Stone CD AX AXJ.  Thanks for making us look good, Gotcha, Susan & Trish!
  The moment she is awarded her First Place ribbon and medal for completing her AKC UD!  
   Love how Gotcha is watching Susan - GOOD girl!  Stay tuned for the official win photo...