Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,

Connemara's Drummer Boy, CD, CGN, RE, USA RN, HI, SdS, SHDMX,
Little Dog..... Big Attitude

Another Year Comes to a Close

Once again the old year passes and a new year begins; a year of goal-setting and planning.
2015 has been a good year for us at Shadowbar. Every goal we set for our dogs has been met and some extra as well.

Our four beautiful German Shepherds are still with us and although each of them has earned a grand retirement, they still enjoy coming out for some work now and then. 

The two dogs that are still competing in performance events are Drummer, our sheltie  (6) and Castle, our shiba inu (4).

In May, my friend, Shar accompanied Drummer and me to Hope, B.C., where Drummer entered the three day Herding Trials at DownRiver Farms.  We came away after three days of herding with a third place, a second place, a Reserve High in Trial and a High in Trial Award. 
Plus the Highest scoring Shetland Sheepdog three times in a row.  We also finished both our Started Stockdog and Herding Arena titles.  We were stoked!!! 

In late July at the Winchester Ranch herding trials, Drummer finished all his Intermediate Stockdog and Arena titles and also gained a Qualifying score towards his Advanced Title.  He did a great job, receiving 2 Reserve High in Trials as well.

In June, Drummer picked up two Qualifying scores towards his CDX title, leaving him one to go.  And in November, he did just that.  He finished his CDX title with High in Class!! 

In July, Drummer went 3/3 qualifying scores to earn his CKC AgNS title!  It was fun seeing him manage the course with little trouble. 

Castle did well in his NADAC Intro agility and has two legs towards his Nadac regular title.
Drummer has one Intro leg.

This year both the dogs competed in AKC Rally Obedience and WCRL Rally Obedience and their performances were amazing.  Both dogs earned the right to attend the AKC Nationals in Tulsa in 2016 with Castle's score being 398/400 from the Advanced class at the shows in Boise, Idaho, in October. Both dogs earned their American Rally Advanced titles 4/4 tries.  

Also in October, back in Canada, Castle and Drummer entered the Level 2 WCRL classes at Sit Happens! in Calgary, Alberta, coming away with their WCRL-2 titles.  Drummer went on to finish his WCRL-3 title as well.  So proud of their runs.

Drummer and Castle entered the SDDA Nosework trials at Red Deer this year and both completed their Started titles. 

And Castle recently received his first title in Intro BarnHunt.  Definitely his sport.

Scent Hurdle racing with Due South was successful as well.  Castle has his SHDCh and Drummer has his SHDMX title!!  

Our SAWHDA entered the Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade and I took Shaggy Muffin. She was as good as gold and looked fabulous on the float.

To my clients and my friends who train with me, congratulations on your fabulous wins and titles achieved in 2015 and I look forward to seeing you all in 2016.

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