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11/28/13 - Fenway earned his Rally Excellent title with three outstanding scores in the high 90's! He is now qualified to join us at the AKC Companion Events Extravaganza in March 2014! Great job Pam and Fenway!
11/4/13 - Lots of wins for our dogs lately. At the BCSA National Specialty, Chance won Ex Std and JWW classes, and kept on winning and placing to complete all of the requirements to attend AKC Agility Nationals in March 2014! Kaiden earned QQ # 8 at BC Nationals and just this weekend earned NATCH 3 and VersNATCH3! Tirade had a successful and fun tip to South Africa where his team placed third winning a bronze medal. Dundee completed his Grand Championship. Together with his Herding Championship, he is the first Dual Grand Champion in breed history! Ella was Reserve in Working Sweeps at BC Nationals, picked up her first leg toward her UD and got a Group 2 at the local shows end of September.
7/15/13 - I've been lax on updates lately but here are some important ones. Congratulations to New MACHs Ace owned by Nicole Spicuzza and Skyy owned by Claire D'Andrea! We also have our first Dual Champion! Dundee completed his Herding Championship handled by Susan Rhodes. He is owned by Laura Gilbert. Tirade and owner Tinna Brown have been chosen to represent the USA on AKC's World Team competing in South Africa in September. The rest of the dogs have been doing great at the agility trials with many impressive Q's and class wins by Chance, Fenway, Kaiden and Cayenne. Ella is done with maternity leave and returned to the conformation ring to pick up two group placings. She also got the first leg toward her UD. I am so proud of all of these dogs!
3/30/13 - Congratulations to our newest Agility Champion, Ch MACH Tartan Bay Spice It Up and owner/handler Amanda Prince! Cayenne got her 20th QQ today with two first placements. Way to go girls, we are so very proud of you!!
3/24/13 - Another QQ for Chance with placings. Good boy!
3/18/13 - Congratulations to Tartan Bay kids for a great showing at AKC's Companion Events Extravaganza in Tulsa OK. At the Agility National, Tirade got clean runs in T2B and Hybrid rounds. Billy went three clean and went to the final round in 19th place out of almost 400 dogs in his 20" class! Also, Chance's daughter Kenzie turned in some clean runs and his son Damon had a great Obedience National, ending up 7th place among all of the dogs entered. At other trials this weekend, Kaiden finished his VersNATCH 2 and was 10 for 12 earning Qs in: Touch n Go, Weavers, 3 Regular, Chances, 2 Jumpers, and 2 Tunnelers. Fenway got back to back Elite Regular Q's with a 1st and a 2nd place at the NADAC Extreme Games Challenge. Then on Sunday he earned his second Rally Advanced B Q! Good boys! I also want to congratulate Judy Luce and New Conformation Champion Aujoy's Razzle Dazzle VER HSAs AX OAJ MXF, a Feisty daughter that I co-bred with Mary Elizabeth Simpson. She got her last major at the York shows this past weekend. Razzle also is a HIT winner on the herding field.
3/9/13 - Double Q and Double Blue for Tirade!
3/3/13 - Agility fun! Ace got QQ #18 and Smudge got QQ #10. Big class wins for Skyy and Chance's daughter Kenzie. Ella got her first T2B Q with a first placing and Chance has 3 T2B Q's, two of them first placings. Kaiden got Q's in Fast and T2B. Good job all!
2/17/13 - Great AKC agility weekend for our pups! Billy picked up 2 QQ's and Kaiden also got his 6th and 7th QQs. A QQ for Tirade too! Smudge, Skyy and Chance also earned Q's this weekend. Congratulations all!
2/3/13 - Congratulations to Skyy and Claire for picking up QQ's # 16 and 17 this weekend with placings including a First. Kaiden made NADAC's Top 20 lists. He is number 16 in Tunnelers and number 11 in Weavers. Way to go!
1/27/13 - Fenway earned his AXJ title this weekend along with a Q in Open Fast! Great job!
1/21/13 - At Nutmeg BC Club's agility trials, Chance made his debut in the preferred class with a QQ and two first placings. Billy also earned QQs and Smudge earned a Q with a second placing. Kaiden also trialed and earned Q's in Ex JWW and FAST.
1/20/13 - Today I was surprised at Nutmeg Border Collie Club's agility trial to receive AKC's Outstanding Sportsmanship Award. I was nominated for this by wonderful agility friends and owners of Tartan Bay Border Collies for work with the Nutmeg Club's fundraising efforts. I got a medal which I will display here in my home but the best part of this award was the lovely speech prepared for its presentation, the kind words within and the company in which it was delivered. I love my dog family and I will not forget this day. Thank you.
1/4/13 - Happy New Year! Our new pup has her own webpage now. Meet Bijou!
12/29/12 - QQ# 19 for Cayenne!
12/23/12 - Cayenne earned QQ's #16 and 17. Good job!
12 /16/12 - Kaiden got 2 Regular, 2 Tunnelers, Chances, 2 Weavers, and 2 Touch N Go Q's at the NADAC trial. Good boy!
12/9/12 - Congratulations to Michelle Foster and Billy for completing MACH 2 at Nutmeg Border Collie Club's agility trial! Q's also this weekend for Smudge, Chance, Kaiden and a second leg toward AXJ for Fenway. Well done!
11/11/12 - NATCH2 Kaiden! And he completed the title with a first placing. Congratulations to Lorrie and Kaiden on this great achievement!
9/16/12 - So proud today of Dundee and owner Laura Gilbert! Dundee completed his HXAd title on Saturday and on Sunday he was High In Trial from Excellent Sheep A class with a 95 score to earn a 4 point major toward his Herding Championship! Dundee was handled by Susan Rhodes. Congratulations to them!!!We also had some great reports from the agility rings this weekend in three different venues! At USDAA trials, Billy Q'd in steeplechase, 2 jumpers, standard, 2 gamblers, and got his first super q in snooker. His niece Kenzie, (sired by Chance and bred by Betsy Scapicchio) went to AKC trials and got her 6th QQ today, winning a competitive Ex Std class, placing in JWW and qualifying for AKC Agility Nationals! Kenzie is handled by Kathleen Oswald. Kaiden went to NADAC trials where he got 2 Regular, 2 Chances, and one Touch N Go Q's. He is very close to NATCH 2. We are also proud of Feisty's daughters. Eva (Aujoy's Dream a Big Dream) got her first Open Std leg with a first placing. Sister Izzy (Ch. Aujoy's End Of The Innocence)got two Ex Std Q's this weekend and she now has 5 QQ's. Great job!!!
8/26/12 - Ember won Winners for a 5 point major at Nutmeg Border Collie Club's specialty in Springfield MA! She just needs one point now to complete her Championship. Smudge earned QQ# 7! Chance earned a Q in Ex JWW. Kaiden went to NADAC trials where he got 10 Qs: 2 Weavers, 2 Jumpers, 2 Chances, 2 Regular, and 2 Tunnelers. He got 2 new titles: Superior Elite Weavers and Superior Elite Chances, which earns him his Elite Triple Superior Award.
8/5/12 - Billy earned QQ #12 toward MACH2. Ace got QQ #16! Fantastic to watch Chance x Chloe daughter Kenzie win first place in a very competitive Ex Std class and second place in JWW. At the NADAC trials, Fenway earned his first 2 Elite Regular Q's on back-to-back runs—both with 1st placements and in his first time in the Elite class! On the same day, he earned his Open Jumpers and his Open Weavers titles—both with 1st placements.
7/24/12 - We wish the best of luck to Tinna Brown and Tirade as they fly to Sweden to compete in the European Open Agility Competition! Go USA!!
7/22/12 - Kaiden had a fun weekend earning Q's in Chances, Regular, Touch N Go, Weavers, and Jumpers. He got 4 first places and earned his Superior Elite Jumpers title (S-EJC). Tirade earned the last QQ he needed for World Team Tryouts and the first toward his MACH 2. Billy checked in with his 11th QQ toward his MACH 2.
6/17/12 - Congratulations to Tinna Brown and new MACH Tirade!! Brother Ace is not far behind. he picked up his 14th QQ this weekend too. Cole had a successful herding weekend earning two qualifying legs in Ranch Large Flock 2 level. He got third place Saturday and first place on Sunday. Way to go!!
6/10/12 - Ella finished her AXJ title with a first placement! Chance earned a Q on the same JWW course. Kaiden got a bunch of Q's at the NADAC trials but I think the most fun of the weekend was getting to visit Antique Archaeology (home base of the TV show American Pickers!).
6/3/12 - Chance is really proud of his daughters. Cindy Schmidt and Kim got her HSAs and we got to watch Diane Goodspeed and Kenzie win her Ex Std JWW class today. Congratulations!
5/28/12 - New Agility Champion! Congratulations to Tinna Brown and ADCH Tirade! At the AKC trials, Kaiden earned his first QQ and QQQ and went 7 for 9 in 3 days. He earned 62 MACH points on 4 runs (2 JWW and 2 Std) and got a 1st place, 10 points, in T2B on Monday and was the fastest dog in the whole T2B class!! He also got 2 (9 point) T2B Qs on Saturday and Sunday! Cole went to herding trials and got a leg and a third place on Saturday in the herding intermediate A sheep class. Well done!
4/15/12 - I am so proud of Kris Thompson and Cole. They completed Herding Started titles this weekend on both sheep and ducks along with class placements. Such a versatile dog, Cole is titled in obedience, rally, herding, conformation and agility. Congratulations!
4/8/12 - New Titles! Kaiden earned his Versatility NATCH at the NADAC trials this weekend! He also got 7 out of 11 Qs-- 2 Regular, Jumpers, Chances, Touch N Go, Tunnelers, and Weavers, with 3 1st place finishes (Reg, Jump, and Weavers). Fenway earned his OA title with a first placing. Tirade got his 18th QQ. Smudge and Billy also earned Q's this weekend. Congratulations to all!
4/1/12 - Ace got QQ #11. Kaiden won 2nd place in Ex FAST, 5th place JWW and a 1st place JWW. Skyy earned a Q in Ex JWW. Fenway went to USDAA trials and earned Q's in Gamblers and Pairs. Congratulations!
2/26/12 - New Titles! Ella won first place in Ex A to complete her AX title. Cole completed his Rally Advanced title and got a bumper leg to boot. He also won his Open obedience class and got the 2nd leg toward his CDX. Lots of QQ's this weekend. Tirade got QQ # 17, Skyy got QQ # 13 and Ace got QQ # 8. Cayenne went 4/4 and got
2/24/12 - We are excited to announce an upcoming litter! Puppy news here.
2/12/12 - Cole went to AHBA herding trials and earned two legs in ducks to complete his HTD-1 ducks title. Tirade got 2 Ex Std Q's at the agility trials. We're happy to hear that Billy is now qualified for the 2013 AKC Agility Nationals! Congratulations all!
2/5/12 - At the NADAC agility trials, Fenway won 5 first placings. 2 Tunnelers, 2 Weavers and 1 Touch N Go runs. Kaiden also got 5 Q's including Chances, Touch N Go and Weavers. At the AKC trials, Tirade got QQ # 15 while Skyy and Ace also earned Q's. Billy checked in from the trials in FL. He now has 7 QQ's toward his next MACH. Chance would like to share some news about his kids too. Last weekend, Damon (OTCH Breakout Run Free Damon UDX) traveled to TN for the AKC NOI Qualifier. He qualified in all 6 classes winning 4 firsts and a second placing. Look for him at the NOI in December 2012! I got to watch his brother Rev (Breakout Rev Em Up UD) not only finish his UD on Saturday, he won the class and picked up his first 20 OTCH points. Way to go boys!!!
1/29/12 - Fenway earned his OAJ today with a second placing! He also got his 2nd leg in Open Std on Friday. Welcome to Excellent Pam!
12/30/11 - Chance has his first OTCH baby! Congratulations to Damon, OTCH Breakout's Run Free Damon, owner Lorna Mc Ginlay and breeder Betsy Scappichio for this wonderful achievement!
12/18/11 - So proud to announce a new Agility Champion!! Kaiden completed his NATCH today. He earned 12 Qs out of 15 runs, got 5 1st places, got 3 new titles: Elite Hoopers, Outstanding Elite Weavers, and Outstanding Elite Touch N Go, had a perfect day on Saturday (6Qs in 6 runs) and earned a Perfect Day award.
12/5/11 - Skyy checked in with a first place win in ExB Std. We also have a new title! Luna earned her AXJ with a class win, then earned an MX leg the same day. Smudge earned QQ#3 and Billy earned QQ#21! Congratulations!!
11/13/11 - Its a great weekend for QQ's! Tirade got #'s 13 and 14, Skyy got #10 and Cayenne is now at #6! Cayenne also completed her MXJ. Chance got two Q's in Ex Std. Great news also from the herding arena, Dundee got his first 3 points toward his Herding Championship. Congratulations all!
11/6/11 - Congratulations to Michelle Foster and MACH Billy! We also have a new Herding Excellent title. Dundee got the third leg for his HXAs title. He did it in 3 shows, earning a 2nd placing and two 4th placings. This qualifies his dam, Devon, for ROMX status as a producer with BCSA.
10/30/11 - I came home with three blue ribbons from Nutmeg Border Collie Club's agility trials. Ella got one each in Ex JWW and Ex Std and Chance got one in Ex Std. Tirade won Ex Std on Saturday and he won Ex JWW on Sunday. Kaiden had a Fast Q, a 2nd place in Time to Beat and a first placing in Ex JWW. Ace Q'd in Ex JWW with a second placing. Skyy won first place in Ex Std. Dundee earned his 2nd HXA sheep leg. Feisty's daughter Jade completed her Novice JWW title. Great job everyone!
10/16/11 - Congratulations to Lorrie and Kaiden on a successful NADAC National! Kaiden got 2 6th place Standard runs, an 8th place Standard run and a 7th place Team run. Kaiden's Team earned a 1st place in Round 3! He also just missed out on overall 3rd place by less than a point. So proud of you both! Feisty brought home a blue ribbon for her 2nd leg toward her AXJ. Chance got QQ #3!
10/9/11 - Nicole and Ace went 4 for 4 this weekend earning 2 more QQ's and two blue ribbons! Luna got a Q in Ex Std and a 3rd placing. Fenway is on his way in Obedience, earning his first Q in Novice A.
10/2/11 - This weekend brought a whole bunch of NADAC Elite Q's for Kaiden. Chance Q'd in Ex Std. Feisty's kids had a great weekend! Jade earned legs in Novice Std and JWW, Eva earned her NAJ and Razzle got her Herding Started title with HIGH IN TRIAL - her second time winning HIT. Well done!
9/18/11 - Cole had a great week at BCSA National Specialty in OR. He earned his first Started leg in ducks, completed his AXJ, earned a rally leg and won first place in the Veteran Dog class. Now that is a versatile dog! Billy earned his 17th QQ. Chance earned a standard Q at the agility trial. I also got to see Chance's daughter Kenzie and Feisty's daughter Eva earn Q's at the trial too. Dundee completed his HIAd title with a second placement, then bumped up to Advanced, qualified and went Reserve High In Trial! He also earned a leg in HXA sheep. Great job everyone!
9/10/11 - Billy earned his 16th QQ this weekend. getting closer!
9/4 11 - 7 Q's this weekend for Kaiden at the NADAC trials including Elite Regular, Elite Chances and he also earned a great 1st place Elite Jumpers Q!
8/19/11 - Cayenne earned QQ #5 and finshed her MX! Great job Amanda and Cay!
8/12/11- Performance Puppies available in VA sired by Dundee. 5 boys and 1 girl born 7/11/2011. Email for more details.
7/25/11 - New Titles! Dundee completed his HIAs with a first placing. Billy earned his AD title. Fenway earned his Novice Fast title and also Q'd in Open Std and Open JWW. Cole completed his AXJ. Kaiden went to NADAC trials and earned 6 Qs (1 Regular, 1 Jumpers, 1 Weavers, 1 Chances, and 2 Tunnelers). He got 5 first place finishes in those Q runs and earned his NADAC 1000 Lifetime Point Award! Cayenne earned QQ #4 and Tirade earned QQ #11! Chance has 2 QQs now. Congratulations everyone!
6/25/11 - Since my last update, the dogs have been busy in lots of events. Ella completed her CDX with two more first placings in Open A. Cole Earned his RLF 1 (Ranch Large Flock) herding title. Dundee earned a leg toward his HIAs with a first placing. At the agility trials, Ember completed her NA and gained legs toward her NAJ. Tirade won Round 1 of Grand Prix (26") at the USDAA SE Regional. He's also picked up QQ # 10 in AKC. Billy now has 13 QQ's and Skyy has 9 QQs. Chance completed his MX title. Cayenne earned QQ #3. Buzz earned his OAJ. Kaiden got his first leg toward his MX and some Ex Fast Q's. Cole won his Ex Std class. Congratulations to all of them!
5/15/11 - What a great performance weekend for TB kids. Cole got 2 legs toward his CDX with placings. Tirade earned QQ #9 with two first placings. Skyy won his Ex Std class on Sat with Ace 2nd place and then Ace won it on Sun. Feisty earned a Q in Ex Std on Friday. Karma won Masters std and Gamblers at the USDAA trial. Ella earned her Novice Fast title! Kaiden was a superstar too. He Q'd in 11 of his 15 runs this weekend, winning 6 first placings and earning 4 new titles in NADAC. 8 kids here, all Devon babies :-) Thank you all of these amazing owners/trainers for your hard work in showing off these talented pups!
5/8/11 - New titles! Ella completed her OAJ title this weekend with a first placing. Karma has earned his MX title. Ace is MX too with 2 Q's in Ex Std B, one third place ribbon. Ember earned her first Q in Novice Std. Chance earned a Q in Ex JWW. We were proud to be represented at AKC World Team Tryouts this weekend by Tirade and Tinna Brown. They turned in two clear rounds. Way to go everyone!
5/1/11 - New titles for Fenway! He came to visit us here at the trials on Long Island and finished both his NA and NAJ titles with two first placements and a second place. Smudge won her Ex JWW class. Cayenne and Amanda had a fabulous weekend too earning another QQ. Kaiden got his first MX leg.
4/24/11 - Feisty completed her CD title with a first placement! Chance earned a Q in Ex Std, placing second. Kaiden went to the NADAC trial earning 6 Qs including Elite Jumpers (1st Pl.), Elite Touch N Go (2nd Pl.), Elite Chances, and Elite Tunnelers!
4/3/11 - Back from AKC Agility Nationals where I got watch Tirade and Skyy run some awesome courses. Meanwhile, other TB kids were finding success at their trials. Cayenne won her Ex B Std class in CA, Cole earned a Rally Advanced leg, Smudge got a Q in Ex B JWW and Ace got a QQ with two first placements!
3/26/11 - Ella earned 2 Novice Fast legs both with first placings. Skyy earned Q's in Ex B JWW (a 1st place and a 2nd place) and Std (3rd place).
3/20/11 - QQ #7 for Skyy with two first placements!
2/13/11 - Ella gains a bumper leg in Novice B obedience, winning the class with a 197.5.
2/10/11 - Congratulations to Kaiden and Lorrie for completing his AXJ and XF titles today with first placements. Well done!
1/23/11 - New titles and blue ribbons! Kaiden completed his AX agility title with a first placing. He also scooped up 2 first placings in Ex Fast and one in Ex A JWW needing just one more Q there for his AXJ. Fenway won first place in his Rally Novice class with a perfect 100 score to complete his RN title. Congratulations!
1/16/11 - Ella went to the Princeton DTC and K9 OTC of Essex obedience trials this weekend. On Saturday, she competed her CD title with a 196 score and third place. Then on Sunday, she earned a bumper leg with a 195-1/2 score and 4th place in the class. Chance's kids did well also. Congratulations to Rev and Betsy for completing his CD with a 199 score (2nd place) on Saturday and then winning the class with a 198 score on Sunday. More congratulations for Lorna and Damon who won the Open A class on Saturday with a 196-1/2 score. Well done!
12/17/10 - Ella went to the Lehigh Valley obedience trial where she earned another leg toward her CD with a 197.5 score. She won first place in Novice B class and High in Trial! Kaiden earned titles in Open Chances, Open Weavers, Novice Touch N Go and Novice Hoopers this weekend with 8 Qs including an Elite Regular, his first Elite jumpers, and his first 2 Elite Tunnelers!
12/11/10 - New titles for Kaiden! He earned 9 Q's this weekend at the NADAC trial! He got 3 Elite Regular, 2 Open Jumpers, 1 Open Chances, 1 Open Tunnelers, 1 Novice Touch n go and 1 Open Weavers. Good boy, K!
11/28/10 - Skyy earned his 6th QQ and is now qualified for 2011 AKC Agility Nationals. Brother Karma also did well, earning an Ex Std Q on Friday and followed this up by winning first place in both his Std and JWW classes on Sunday - there were over 100 dogs entered in these classes! Skyy was 2nd behind him in this huge JWW class. Tirade earned QQ #8 and was in the ribbons all weekend including two blues. Ace earned 2 MX legs. Ella went to the Springfield shows where she was Best of Opposite in conformation to earn another 4 point major toward her grand championship. On Saturday, she switched hats and earned her first leg toward her CD, winning first place in Novice B class with a 195 score. She was tied for High in Trial and won High Scoring Border Collie in Trial.
11/14/10 - Congratulations to Lorrie and Kaiden for a clean sweep on Saturday - First placings in Ex A Std, Ex A JWW and Open Fast (finishes OF). Congrats also to his brother Fenway and Pam. They came home from an ASCA trial this weekend with a whole lot of ribbons, blue ones and green ones.
10/31/10 - Chance congratulates his son Rev (Breakout's Rev Em Up - bred and owned by Betsy Scapicchio) for earning his UKC CD with a perfect 200 score.
10/24/10 - A successful agility weekend at BCSA Nationals. Kaiden earned his Novice Fast title and then won first place in Open Fast the following day. He was also tested on sheep and earned his Herding Instinct Certificate. After that, Kaiden went to NADAC trials for the weekend where he earned he earned Qs in Open Jumpers, Open Regular x2, Open Chances, Open Tunnelers x2, Novice Touch N Go and Open Weavers! Ella met up with her brother at the BC Nat'l and won First Place in her Open JWW class. Back home, Feisty earned her AX, winning First place and Karma earned another QQ with placements!
10/10/10 - Luna earned a leg toward her AX winning First place. News from Cynosport - Tirade placed 3rd in Euro Standard and also ended up 10th in Gamblers out of a field of 122 dogs in his 26" jump height. Karma had a clean run in Team Std 22".
9/26/10 - Cole earned another Ex JWW leg and a Second placing. Ella won First place in Open Std to earn her OA title, Billy was First place in Ex JWW and Smudge also earned a Q. Tirade earned another QQ with two blue ribbons!
9/17/10 - Nicole and Ace start the weekend off right with a first placing in Ex B JWW - there were 78 dogs in the class!! Yeah! Ella is Bext of Breed on Saturday and Sunday to earn 4 more Gr Ch points.
9/11/10 - Tirade earned his 6th QQ today. This qualifies him to complete at the 2011 AKC Agility Nationals and also gave him the last Q he needed for World Team Tryouts! He's also Q'd for USDAA Nationals in Oct!
8/29/10 - A great weekend at Newtown KC where Nutmeg Border Collie Club supported the entry of border collies on Saturday. Fenway won Best of Winners for a 5 point major to compete his Championship! Ember then won Winners and also got a 5 point major. Ella was Best Opposite and got 5 points toward her Grand Ch. Then on Sunday, Ella won Best of Breed over the boys and got another 5 point major for her Gr. Ch! On the other side of the USA, Cayenne earned her first QQ! Congratulations to all!
7/25/10 - New Title! Karma earned his AX and AXJ. Way to go Terry!
6/27/10 - New Title! Tirade earned his MX along with his 3rd QQ. Billy also QQ'd with placings in both of his classes on Sunday and earned another Ex JWW Q on Saturday. I also saw our grandpup Mia win First Place in her Open Std class on Saturday. At the conformation show, Chance earned a point toward his GrCh. Fenway also showed in conformation and won Best of Winners for 2 points. Congratulations to all!
6/13/10 - New Title! Ace completed his AXJ with a first placing!
6/6/10 - Tirade earned 3rd place in Ex JWW. Smudge earned a Q in Ex Std on Saturday. Ella earned her second Open Std leg with a 4th placing. Chance's daughter PD placed 2nd in the Open Std class. Way to go!
5/31/10 - Kaiden was awesome at his first weekend of AKC trials. He went 6 for 6 to complete his NA and NAJ in three straight trials. He won 3 first placements, two seconds and a third! Ace got a 2nd leg toward his AXJ with a first placing. Tirade earned first place in Ex Std and a 2nd placing in Ex JWW. At the conformation show in NJ, Ember was Best of Winners for two points. Ella won Best of Breed and earned a major towrd her grand championship. Good job!
5/23/10 - Ella went to the conformation shows on Long Island and won a Group 4 on Saturday. Skyy Q'd in Ex Std on Friday and QQ'd on Sunday, winning his Ex Std class. At the NADAC trial, Smudge Q’d 6 out of 9 times finishing her Elite Regular title (1st place), two Elite Jumpers legs (both 1st place), an Open Weavers leg (1st place), and two extra Elite Tunnelers legs (one 1st and one 2nd place). Luna also went 6 for 9 finishing her Novice Regular title (1st place), two Novice Jumpers legs (one 1st and one 2nd place), two Novice Tunnelers legs (both 1st place) and one Novice Weavers leg (2nd place), two Novice Tunnelers legs (both 1st place) and one Novice Weavers leg (2nd place).
5/2/10 - Ella is a new Champion! She won Best of Breed in DE to finish her title on Saturday. She moved up to Best of Breed competition for Sunday and won Best of Breed again and a Group 3! Ace came to the show on Sunday and won Winners for a point toward his championship.
4/24/10 - Tirade wins the Grand Prix at his USDAA trial! Skyy Q'd in Ex Std winning 1st place. Luna earned her first leg in Ex JWW A with a 2nd placing. Ace got another leg MX leg. Fenway won first place in his Novice A Rally class with a score of 98.Congratulations to all!
4/18/10 - Tirade earned first place in Ex JWW to start off the weekend. Skyy had a great weekend too picking up two Q's in Ex Std placing 1st and 2nd and also a 2nd place in Ex JWW. Ace got a leg toward his AXJ with a first placing.
4/11/10 - New Title! Karma won 1st place in his Open JWW class to complete his OAJ title. Billy won his Ex Std class on Saturday. Tirade won Ex Fast class class on Satrurday and then on Sunday earned a triple Q with two firsts and a second placing. Skyy won a second placing in his Ex Std class too.Way to go!
4/4/10 - New title for Kaiden! He was a superstar, earning 3Q's in Novice Std to complete his NAC title. He also got a leg in Hoops and a leg in Chances with a whole lot of ribbons at the NADAC Trial. Another new title for Luna! She completed her OAJ with a 3rd placing. Ace got 3 MX legs with a first and a third placing. Tirade earned first place in Ex JWW and won a first placing in Exc Fast. Good job!
3/28/10 - Skyy won first place in his Ex Std B class on Friday. He QQ'd on Saturday placing on both of his classes. Then on Sunday he won first in Ex Std again. Tirade was 2nd place in Exc Fast. Cole won a first place in Open Std and a fourth in Open JWW. At the conformation show, Feisty's daughter Razzle won her first major going best opposite over the bitch special. Congratulations!
3/20/10 - Ella is a new Champion! She traveled to the shows in Louisville, KY where she was Reserve Winners at the KTBCC specialty. She then won Best of Winners on Saturday to complete her title with a 5 point major. While there, she also ran agility and got the last leg to complete her NAJ! Fenway went to his first Rally trial over the weekend and won first place in his Novice A class with a score of 95.
3/14/10 - New titles! Ace won first place in Open Jumpers to finish his OAJ title. Skyy won first place in his Ex Std A class to complete his AX title and then won first in Exc Fast. He also got his first two MX legs with 2nd and 4th placings. Tirade earned first place in Ex Std and won a first and a second placing in Exc Fast. Cayenne earned her first leg toward her AX title and also an Open Fast leg, both with first place. Kaiden earned his first Q in Novice Tunnelers at the NADAC Trial. At the conformation show on Saturday, Chance, won Best of Breed and Ella won Best of Opposite over the female special earning another point toward her championship. Way to go!
3/7/10 - New title for Cole! He completed his NAJ and also won first place in Open Std. Skyy won first place in his 20" Open Fast class while brother Ace won first in 24" Open Fast and then got 2nd the next day. Tirade earned two Ex JWW legs with placings and also won a first placing in Exc Fast. I also saw a number of placings for our grandpups Mia and Razzle (James x Feisty litter). Good job!
3/4/10 - Kaiden has some updates on his page. Welcome Lorrie to the Tartan Bay family!
3/1/10 - Tirade earned Q's in Ex Std (3rd place) and Ex JWW. Ace won first place in Excellent Fast. Skyy won first place again in his Ex Std A class to complete his AX title. He also got a first placing in Ex A JWW and another one in Open Fast! Cayenne had a blistering fast run in Ex A JWW and brought home a first placing. Billy Q'd in Ex Std on Saturday. I also saw Q's for our grandkids, Kenzie and Razzle. At the conformation show, Ella won Winners and then Best of Opposite over the female special on Saturday and again on Sunday earning another point toward her championship each day. Congratulations!
2/25/10 - Puppy News! See litters page for details.
2/21/10 - Tirade continues his winning ways, picking up his first QQ and a first placing in Ex B JWW. Ace won first place in Open Fast. Skyy won two first placings in his Ex Std A class. Karma won 1st place in his Ex A Std class too. Congratulations to all of them!
2/13/10 - Ella wins Best in Match at the Nutmeg Border Collie Club's specialty match.
2/7/10 - Success at the agility trial in NJ! In Ex Std B, Chance q'd on Saturday and Sunday. Tirade won the 26" class on Saturday. Smudge earned a Q on Saturday. Billy Q'd on Sunday winning 3rd place. Ace q'd in Ex A Std on Saunday to earn his AX title. Congratulations!
2/2/10 - Kaiden is available to the right home. Click on his name for details.
1/23/10 - Ella wins Best in Match at the Long Island Kennel Club's match on Saturday. A big entry and a great win for her! Fenway is Best of Winners at the Annapolis KC show on Sunday earning another 2pts. Way to go!
1/17/10 - Tirade wins the 26" Steeplechase at the Carolina Piedmont USDAA agility trial. Good job! Big congratulations also to Chance's son Damon and owner Lorna McGinlay. They earned 2 legs toward his CD with two first place rosettes and 198 scores on both Saturday and Sunday.
12/19/09 - Another OAJ leg for Cayenne. And another blue ribbon!
12/05/09 - Another new title for Tirade! He won his Ex Std A class completing his AX title. He also won 2nd place in Exc B JWW. Karma won 1st place in his Open JWW class. Cayenne Q'd in Open JWW. Congratulations!
11/30/09 - Cayenne Q'd in Open Std to complete her OA title. Tirade won first placements in both his Ex JWW B class and his Ex A Std classes. He also won a first place in Exc Fast. Skyy won first place in his Open Fast class. Ace won first place in Ex Std A. Congratulations!
11/22/09 - New Titles! Smudge Q'd in Ex B JWW class to complete her MXJ. Feisty completed her OAJ title with a 2nd placing and the following day I had the priviledge of stealing her from Mary to Q in her Ex JWW A class with a 3rd placing. Tirade won his Ex JWW A class completing his AXJ title. He also won first place in Exc Fast. Skyy won a first placing in his Ex JWW A class and also won first in Nov Fast class. Ace and Luna both Q'd in Ex Std A for their first legs and they both won their respective jump heights. Ace also got a blue ribbon in Nov Fast. Karma won 2nd place in his Open JWW class also got a 2nd placing in Open Fast. Ella Q'd in Nov JWW! That's a lot of ribbons. Congratulations to all of them!
11/15/09 - Cole returned to the obedience ring and earned his 3rd leg with a 194 and 3rd place to complete his CD title on Saturday. He got a bumper leg on Sunday with a 4th place ribbon. At the agility trials, Skyy won a first placing in his Nov Fast class. Ace earned a bumper leg in Open Std winning the class. He also got 3rd in Nov Fast. Tirade won his Open Fast class on Friday completing his OF title. He also won first place in Exc A JWW. Karma won 1st place in his Open Std class to complete his OA title and also won his Nov Fast class on Sunday. Fenway earned his CGC title at a match show and also finished second in the herding group there. Great job everyone!
11/8/09 - Lots of Q's for our team at Dream Park! Skyy completed his OAJ with a first placing. Luna and Ace completed their OA titles with placings. Luna also earned another leg toward her OAJ with a 2nd placing. Q's for Chance, Smudge and Tirade in Excellent Std. Tirade's Q also brought him a blue ribbon and his first leg toward AX. Chance's daughter Kim made her debut and Q'd in both of her Novice classes, Std and JWW! Cole earned a 2nd placement in Novice JWW at the trials in WA. Way to go!
10/30/09 - The Tartan Bay family mourns the loss of our friend Tony D'Andrea. We will always remember him.
10/25/09 - 3 blue ribbons for Tirade! He won his Open Fast class and Open Standard class class on Saturday to finish his OA. Then on Sunday he won his Ex A JWW class. Buzz has finished his OA title too. Congratulations!
10/11/09 - What a week! We are back from WI where Devon won Best of Breed at the Border Collie Society of America's Specialty Show! She is 9 years of age! Ella won first in the Bred-By exhibitor class. She also won first place in Nov Std agility to complete her NA title and Q'd in Nov Jww with a 3rd placing. Dundee earned 2nd place in Herding Started B ducks to complete his title as well. Some of our pups competed in local trials. Cole earned his first legs toward his CD obedience title with 3rd and 4th placings. Just one more to go! At USDAA, Tirade won 1st Place 26” Starters Standard, 1st Place 26” Starters Gamblers, Q in Advanced Pairs, 1st place 26” Starters Standard, got his AD, 1st Place 26” Advanced Snooker, 1st Place 26” Advanced Jumpers. Smudge earned 2nd Place PII Jumpers and Luna earned 2nd Place Starters Novice, 2nd Place Starters Jumpers and 4th Place Starters Pairs. Skyy won 2 std Q's with 1st places and a jumpers leg with a 2nd placing. In the AKC trials, Ace won 1st place in Nov JWW to complete his NAJ.
9/28/09 -Lots of blue ribbons at the agility trial! Tirade won 1st placements in Open 24” Std and in Novice 24” Fast. Skyy won first placings in Open 20" JWW class and also Novice 20” Fast. Smudge Q'd in Ex Std. Cayenne won first place in Open Std for her 2nd leg. Ace won first place in his Open Std class on Sunday and also earned his CGC title. Way to go!
9/20/09 -Lots of dogs competing and winning in agility. Tirade wins 1st in Open 24” Jumpers to finish his OAJ, 2nd in Novice 24” Fast, 1st in Open 24” Standard, 1st in Novice 24” Fast. Skyy Q'd in Open Std on Saturday to complete his OA and also won his Open JWW class on Sunday. Smudge Q'd in Ex JWW on Saturday and Q'd in Ex Std on Sunday. Luna Q'd in Open JWW with a 2nd placing. Cole got a leg in Nov Std to complete his NA title. Cayenne won first place in Open Std. Congratulations to all of them!
9/13/09 - Skyy went to USDAA trials and completed his AD title. Ace won first place in Nov Std on Saturday for a bumper leg. Chance Q'd in Ex Std for his 5th MX leg. Ella won first place in Nov Std on Sunday!
9/6/09 - Lots of agility wins! Skyy wins 2nd Place in Nov JWW on Saturday to complete his NAJ and then Q's in Open JWW on Sunday. Ace Q's in Nov Std with a 2nd place to complete his NA. Smudge Q'd in Ex Std to complete her MX title. Luna won first place in her Open Std class. Great job!
8/22/09 - A great weekend in multiple venues! Ella won Best Of Winners for a 4 point major at the Newtown Kennel Club show. Nutmeg Border Collie Club supported the conformation classes for border Collies and offered great prizes. We also had a specialty breed match that evening and saw Fenway win Best in Match! At the USDAA agility trial in PA, Tirade won 1st placements in Starters Gamblers 26”, Starters Std 26” and Starters Snooker 26”. He also got 2nd in Starters Pairs 26”, Skyy made his USDAA debut and won two 1sts in Starters Std, a 1st and a 3rd in Starters Jumpers, 1st in Starters Pairs and 1st in Starters Gamblers! Smudge went to a NADAC trial and won 1st in Open Weavers, 1st in Open Jumpers to complete her OJC title and 2nd place in Elite Tunnelers to complete her TN-E. Feisty competed in obedience on Sunday and earned her second leg toward her CD title with a 192. Congratulations to all!
8/16/09 - A new title for Cayenne! She won first place in Nov Std to complete her NA. Tirade went to USDAA trials. He won first in his 26" Jumpers and Gambler's classes and also won 2nd place in the Pairs Relay. Cole also played agility this weekend earning his 2nd Novice Std leg. Congratulations!
8/8/09 - The kids played agility this weekend with positive results. I got the news that Cayenne Q'd in her Nov JWW run to earn her NAJ title with a 2nd place. Tirade made his USDAA debut and won his Jumpers class! Skyy Q'd in Nov Std with a third placing and also the next day placing first to complete his NA title. Check out the new video on his webpage. Great job everyone!
8/7/09 - Today is a day off at Tartan Bay. See the pictures here.
7/26/09 - We enjoyed a day of trail hiking on Saturday. On Sunday, Chance kicked the mud off his boots and won Best of Breed at the dog show in PA. Ella won Winners and Best Opposite earning another point toward her championship.
7/18/09 - Chance celebrates his fifth birthday by winning Best of Breed at the dog show on Saturday. Happy Birthday to Chance and all of his brothers and sisters!
7/12/09 - Ember showed on Saturday and won Winners, earning another point at toward her championship. Chance was Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday. At the agility trial, Billy earned another leg toward his MX title.
7/5/09 - Fenway wins Best of Winners on Saturday for one point and again on Sunday for two more points toward his championship at the shows in MD. Karma went to agility trials in VA and Q'd in Nov JWW to complete his NAJ title. He also earned two Open Std legs and two blue first place ribbons! Great job!
6/28/09 - At the agility trials this weekend, Smudge earned a leg in Exc B Std with a 3rd place. Luna earned two legs in Nov B Std, both with 1st place, to earn her NA title and got her final leg in Nov B JWW also with a first place to finish her NAJ. Billy Q'd in Exc A JWW also with a first placing. Fenway is Best of Winners at the show in MD to earn another point toward his championship.
6/21/09 - Tartan Bay dogs went to the agility trials on Staten Island. The all-breed show came to the same grounds on Sunday so we got to play in both venues. Ember won Winners, earning her first point at her first dog show. Chance was Best of Breed and went on to a Group 4. Over on the agility field, Tirade earned his last Nov Std leg with a 2nd placing to complete his NA. Luna earned a leg in Nov Std and a leg in Nov JWW, both with a 2nd placing. Smudge also Q'd in Ex B JWW with a 4th placing. Congratulations!
6/14/09 - Tirade earned his second Nov Std leg with a first placing! Billy Q'd in Exc A JWW also with a first placing. Chance Q'd in Exc B Std with a third placing. Check out his run here. The Youtube channel now features hi-definition video.
6/7/09 - Skyy had his first run in Nov Std and Q'd with a clean run and first place. See the video here. Feisty earned her first leg toward her CD title with a 196 and first place! One more result from Memorial Day weekend - Dundee went to herding trials and earned a leg toward his AKC HSBs and also qualified in AHBA Intermediate Course A. Great job!
5/31/09 - We have a New Champion! Cayenne was Best of Winners today at the conformation show in Pasadena, earning a third major to complete her title. Back east, her siblings were running agility with the following results: Tirade earned his first Nov Std leg with a third placing. Skyy had one Nov JWW run and won the class with a yps of 6.55. Karma Q'd in Nov Std with a first place to complete his NA title and also won his Novice FAST class. Luna made her AKC debut and Q'd in Nov JWW with a 2nd placing. Congratulations!
5/25/09 - What a busy weekend for the dogs. I had the pleasure of watching Cayenne Q in her Nov Std run in California. She got 3rd place. Later in the weekend, she also Q'd in Nov JWW and won 1st place so now she has two legs in each class. Back here on the east coast, Tirade earned his first Open JWW leg with a first placing! Skyy made his debut and Q'd in Nov JWW with a 2nd placing. Check out the video on his webpage. Billy Q'd in Exc Std. Karma was a big star this weekend. He made his AKC debut and Q'd 4 for 4 runs with two 1st placings and a 2nd. Chance showed only on Monday and was best of breed. Great job everyone!
5/17/09 - At the NADAC trial this weekend, Smudge captured her 2nd Elite Standard leg with a 1st place and her 2nd Elite Tunnelers leg with a 3rd place. She was accompanied to the trial on Sunday by Luna who made her agility debut. Luna got her first Novice Standard leg with a 2nd place and her first Novice Jumpers leg. Great job girls! Kaiden went to the conformation show on Sunday and though he was the only class dog there, he did win 2nd in the Bred-By Exhibitor Group. Ace has a new video, you can check it out here.
5/11/09 - Karma ran in a USDAA trial this weekend, bringing home Q's in Gamblers (3rd place), Std, Snooker (2nd place) and JWW (1st place!). Way to go Terry and Karma!
5/10/09 - Chance Q'd in Ex Std on Saturday with a 4th placing. Smudge Q'd in Ex Std on Sunday for her 8th MX leg and also placed 4th. At the trials in DE, Ace and Nicole earned a 2nd leg in Nov Std winning first place!
5/3/09 - Our junior handlers had a great agility weekend! Ace and Nicole had their first showing in Nov Std and won first place. On the west coast, Cayenne had her first trials, shown by Amanda and they also won first place in their Nov Std class. On Sunday, Cayenne went to the conformation show and won Best of Breed for one more point toward her conformation championship. Great job!!!!
4/26/09 - Chance won Best of Breed in RI on Saturday. Feisty's daughter Razzle went to her first shows this weekend and won Winners on Saturday and Sunday for her first two points. Congratulations!
4/20/09 - Ember now has her own webpage.
3/30/09 - A great weekend for Ace and his owner Nicole. They earned two Nov JWW legs with a 1st and 2nd placing. Way to go! This will be a team to watch.
3/25/09 - Cole has earned BCSA's Versatility Award. Way to go Cole and Kris!
3/22/09 - Tartan Bay dogs went to the SOJAC agility trials. Billy Q'd in both Exc A JWW and Ex B Std classes on Friday and got another Q in Exc Std on Saturday with a 4th placing. Smudge Q'd in Ex Std on Saturday for her 7th MX leg. Tirade earned his NAJ title on Sunday with a first placing! Great job everyone!
3/8/09 - We went to the TBAC agility trials and had a great weekend. Smudge Q'd in Ex JWW on Saturday for her 5th MXJ leg. She then earned her first QQ on Sunday. Chance Q'd in Ex JWW on Saturday and also Q'd in Ex Std on Sunday. Tirade earned his 2nd NAJ leg on Saturday with a first placing. Cole also went to his first agility trials and earned his first leg in Novice Std with a 2nd placing. Great job!
3/1/09 - Chance won Best of Breed and went on to a Group 3 at the KC of Northern NJ show. Good boy Chance!
2/22/09 - Cayenne won Winners and Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday to earn two more points toward her championship Great job!
2/15/09 - Cole went to AHBA herding trials this weekend and got a leg on sheep to complete his HTDI title and also a leg on HTD ducks. Great job Kris and Cole! Cayenne had fun at an agility show and go, getting ready for her trials, New pictures are on her page.
1/25/09 - Tirade begins his agility career with a leg in Novice JWW and 2nd place. Ella made a successful return to the conformation ring, winning best of breed over a special for her second point toward her championship.
1/20/09 - An invitation arrived in the mail for Devon to come to Crufts 2009 dog show in England. We'll sit this one out, but we're still thrilled to be invited to the world's most prestigious dog show!
1/16/09 - Cayenne won Best of Breed from the classes over 3 specials for her 2nd major. Congratulations!
12/28/08 - Billy traveled to the agility trials in FL. Today he won his Exc A Std class to complete his AX title with a blue ribbon. Way to go Billy and Michelle! Luna's page is updated with her new championship photo.
12/10/08 - Cole traveled to CA where he picked up a string of Bests of Breed including Beverly Hills Kennel Club on the competitive Eukanuba weekend. Way to go Kris and Cole!
12/7/08 - Ella went to a fun match and strutted her stuff to win Best In Match! What a good girl!
11/23/08 - Chance gave me a great birthday present - a smoking fast clean run and a Q for his first MXJ leg at the trial in Springfield MA. Good boy Chance!
11/22/08 - Luna is a New Champion! She finished with a bang at the BCSA-supported entry in Springfield MA with back-to-back 5pt majors this weekend! Congratulations to Luna and Ann Marie!
11/2/08 - Little Cayenne won another point toward her championship at the dog show on Saturday. Smudge had a successful weekend earning her 3rd MXJ leg at the AKC trial on Saturday. On Sunday, she went on to a NADAC trial where she finished her Novice Touch and Go title (TG-N) with a second place. She got an Open Jumpers leg with a first place, Elite Tunnelers leg with a second place and an Open Chances leg. Good job girls!
10/18/08 - We had a great time at the Border Collie Society of America's National Specialty! Dundee earned a leg in Herding Started ducks. Devon won first place in her Veteran Sweeps Class and also Best Opposite in Veteran Sweeps. She also showed that she still has what it takes in the breed competition winning an Award of Merit. She then won first place in the Brood Bitch class. Devon is 8 years old now. Ella also met sheep for the first time and earned her Herding Instinct Certification. Check out the video here. I also got good news from the pups at the agility trial. Smudge got her 4th MX leg and Billy won his Ex A Std class on both Saturday and Sunday.
10/12/08 - Smudge had a great weekend at USDAA agility trials this weekend. She earned her third novice standard leg with a first place and PD1 title. She also got her third novice jumpers leg with a first place and PJ1 title. In addition, she earned her first novice gamblers leg with a third place and her first novice snooker leg with a third place.
10/5/08 - A great weekend in the performance venues! Chance ran clean and completes his AXJ title with a first placing. Smudge also showed us a clean run for her 2nd MXJ leg. Cole went to herding trials and won first place in Started ducks and a third place in Started sheep.
9/28/08 - Feisty makes her return to the agility rings following her maternity leave. She won first place in her Open Std class finishing her OA. Congratulations to Feisty and Mary Elizabeth! Chance ran clean in his Ex JWW class winning first place and his 2nd leg toward his title.
8/30/08 - Chance wins best of breed and his kids make their debut. Congratulations to Damon and Kenzie for winning their first points!
8/24/08 - Chance wins best of breed on Saturday and Cole wins best of breed on Sunday. Smudge went to a NADAC trial. In Standard, she was second place for her first leg. In Open Jumpers she was first place for her first leg. Open Tunnelers she had two runs, both first place to earn her title (TN-O). In Novice Weavers she won first place and her third leg to complete her title (WV-N). Novice Chances, she got first place and her third leg for her title (NCC).
8/17/08 - Cole earns 2 more more legs to complete his Rally Novice title. Way to go Kris and Cole!
6/1/08 - Ella went to a match show on Saturday and won Puppy Herding Group 1. Then on Sunday she went to a real dog show and won Best of Winners for her first point towards her championship. Smudge went to agility trials and earned two more legs toward her MX!
5/27/08 - Cole wins 2 more bests of breed over Memorial Day weekend.
5/26/08 - Today is a sad day at Tartan Bay. We had to say goodbye to Chili Pepper who is now at the bridge after a illness. We love you Chili.
5/25/08 - While I was away, Devon stayed with Ann Marie and got to run NADAC agility along with her daughter Smudge. Devon got 2 Novice Standard legs, both with first place, 1st Novice Tunnelers leg - first place, 1st Novice Touch and Go leg - first place. Smudge got 3 Open Standard legs - all first place and Title (OAC), 4th Open Standard leg (bumper) - second place, 1st Open Tunnelers leg - first place, 2nd Novice Chances leg - Pass/Fail course. Thanks Ann Marie! placements
5/22/08 - We're in California! Chance won an Award of Merit at the BCCGLA Specialty Show! Good boy Chance! Cayenne also did well this weekend, placing in both of her classes at the specialty, Reserve Winnners at the all-breed show on Saturday and first in her puppy class on Sunday. Then on Monday she won Winners for a 5 point major! Great results for her first weekend shown and only 8 months old.
5/17/08 - We welcome Feisty's first litter! 5 girls and one boy, mom and pups doing fine! Smudge qualified 5 out of 5 times at the NADAC trial with the following results: Novice Standard - First Place and Title (NAC), Novice Standard - First Place and a bumper leg, Novice Jumpers - First Place and Title (NJC), Novice Weavers - Second Place and 2nd leg Novice Touch and Go - First Place and 2nd leg. Great Job!!
5/10/08 - Chance q'd in Ex A Std this weekend to earn his AX title and also won first place in the class. Smudge q'd for her first MXJ leg with a third placing. Also, check out new show photos of Luna and Fenway.
5/3/08 - Congratulations to Smudge and Ann Marie for earning the last leg for AX - with a first placing! Cole went to AHBA herding trials and earned the first leg toward his HTD1 with a second placing. Go Cole and Kris!
4/26/08 - Fenway wins Best of Winners at the Wilmington KC show for his first point.
4/20/08 - Smudge got her second Exc Std leg with a fast clean run and won first place! Great job Smudge and Ann Marie!
3/30/08 - Cole showed in Rally for the first time earning two legs and a second placing. Good job Cole and Kris!
3/22/08 - Luna went to her first dog show at 6 months and five days and won best of winners for a 3 point major! Ace also went to the show and got two first placements in Junior Showmanship handled beautifully by his owner Nicole.
3/9/08 - A great weekend on both coasts! Billy got two legs to finish his NAJ title with a first and second placing. He also earned a leg toward OA, another first place! Cole won Best of Breed on Saturday and sunday and was shortlisted in the group both days. Great job! Check out the video here.
3/2/08 - Chance kicks off the agility season qualifying in Ex JWW with a second placing. This is his first leg toward AXJ. Wah-Hoo!!
2/4/08 - A new video on Ella's page.
1/27/08 - Fenway went to his first match and won best puppy in breed . Good job Fenway and Pam!
1/26/08 - Ella wins first place in the puppy Herding Group at Long Island Kennel Club's match show. Go Ella!
1/24/08 - Kaiden now has his own page.
1/13/08 - Ace now has his own page.
1/8/08 - Chance welcomes his first litter to the world. 8 lively little babies, 6 girls and 2 boys. Congratulations to Betsy Scapicchio and CH/OTCH Breakout For My Eyes Only UDX OA OAJ.
1/4/08 - Cayenne's page is updated with pictures and a great new video. Turn on your speakers!
12/17/07 - The website has a whole new look! Chance has some new photos on his page too. I've also made pages for some of the pups who have gone home.
11/25/07 - Dundee earned 3 new AHBA herding titles, HTAD1s, HRD1s and HTD1s. I ran Feisty at the Springfield agility trials. She got 2 legs toward her OA and one leg toward ard her OAJ with two third placements and 4th. These classes had 40+ dogs! Awesome job! Cole has a new video on his webpage.
11/18/07 - Cole won Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday. Great job!
11/4/07 - Smudge got her first Exc Std leg with a beautiful clean run and first place. Great job Smudge and Ann Marie!
10/22/07 - Dundee has returned from the BCSA National Specialty with 2 legs toward his HSAd with a forth placing and he also won the Herding Dog Titled conformation class. Smudge also had some NADAC agility trials earning Std legs with second and first placings, her second Novice Jumpers leg with a first place and her first Novice Pairs leg with a third place.
9/23/07 - What an awesome weekend. On Saturday, Smudge won first place in her Exc JWW class, finishing her AXJ title. This achievement qualifies Devon for BCSA's ROM title. Also on this day, Cole won a group 3 at the Gig Harbor show in WA. On Sunday, Billy made his debut in agility and won first place in his Novice Std class! Way to go!
9/9/07 - Dundee went to AKC herding trials and earned his 3rd leg to complete his HSAs title. He also got a leg on the ducks started B course with a 3rd placing on Saturday and then another bumper leg for started A sheep on Sunday. Congratulations to Dundee and Laura! I had a great time watching him herd.
8/25/07 - Smudge went to NADAC agility trials and Q'd in Novice Touch and Go with 3rd Place, Novice Chances (there are no placements in this class) and Novice Tunnelers with 1st Place to earn her TN-N Title. Good Job Ann Marie and Smudge!
8/19/07 - Cole's on a roll! He won best of breed on Saturday and Sunday at the Olympic KC shows.
8/12/07 - Cole won best of breed on Saturday and Sunday at the Nisqually shows. Congratulations!
7/13/07 - Wow! A Group 2 for Devon today at the Riverhead KC show.
7/11/07 - We just realized that Feisty earned two legs in Rally Novice B class this weekend and that completed her RN title. Congratulations to Feisty and Mary-Elizabeth!
7/1/07 - Cole won best of breed today at the Bell Vernon show. Great job!
6/24/07 - Chance won best of breed today at the Staten Island KC show.
6/22/07 - Tartan Bay has it's own video channel on Youtube. Click here to check it out!
6/3/07 - Cole won best of breed on Saturday and Sunday at the Yakima shows in WA. Way to go!
5/29/07 - What a big weekend for brags! Cole went to breed shows and won best of breed all 4 days shown by owner Kayle. Smudge went to Nadac agility trials and won legs in Std, Jumpers, 2 legs in Tunnelers all first place! She also got a 3rd place in the weavers class. Dundee went to AKC herding trials and earned his first two legs toward his HSAs title. He also got a 4th placing on Saturday. Great job everyone!
5/23/07 - Great news for Cole. His hips are OFA Good and his elbows are normal.
5/13/07 - Feisty had a great weekend at the agility trials. She finished her NA and NAJ titles with 2nd, 3rd and 4th placements. Congratulations to Feisty and Mary-Elizabeth!
5/6/07 - Smudge won her Excellent jumpers class today with a first placing. Way to go!
4/14/07- Dundee wins 2 BOB's this weekend. Good boy Dundee.
3/20/07 - We are happy to announce that Cole has moved to the west coast! His webpage has been updated.
3/11/07 - Chance won Best of Breed today. We also learned that he is genetically normal for TNS.
2/4/07 - Smudge earned her CGC today. Good girl Smudge!
1/31/07 - Unfortunately Devon's xray showed no puppies this time round. We will repeat the breeding at her next season and will also give Feisty her first turn in the whelping box. Details are at our Litters page.
1/21/07 - Great news! The sire of our litter, Brayden, has finished his championship in just 5 shows, winning 3 majors and Best of Breed over specials. Also, Devon and Chance both received clear CERF reports.
12/9/06 - Devon wins a Group 1 in PA! Check out the video on her webpage.
12/7/06 - A new picture on our handling page for Siren, a little Japanese Chin that I showed for my friend Marisa.
11/26/06 - At the Springfield agility trials, I had fun running Feisty and she earned another Novice Std leg. Chance also Q'd in Open JWW with a 4th placing in a huge class of 40+ dogs. Devon also has a new video on her webpage.
10/22/06 - Feisty ran super fast and won her Novice JWW class with a first placing. Chance Q'd in Open Std on Saturday to finish his OA with a 2nd placing . On Sunday he made his debut in Exc A Std and Q'd with a clean run and first place! Not bad for his first time in Excellent!
10/08/06 - We had a great weekend!! Feisty earned her first leg in Rally Novice with a 97 score. At the agility trial, Smudge finished her OA with two second placements. Chance Q'd in Open Std for his 2nd leg and then ran fast and clean in Open JWW and got first place for his first leg there. Congratulations all!
10/01/06 - Smudge won a first place in Open JWW to finish her OAJ. Way to go Smudge and Ann Marie!
9/17/06 - The fall agility season has begun! Smudge earned a leg in Open JWW with first place and a leg in Open std with a 2nd place. Chance got his 2nd and 3rd legs in Novice std, to earn his NA title.
7/17/06 - Buzz has some great new agility shots on his webpage.
7/2/06 - Dundee went to an AHBA trial and earned his JHD herding title this weekend. Good boy Dundee!
6/17/06 - Chance went to the agility trial today. He Q'd in Novice Standard with a first placing.
5/28/06 - Chance won Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday.
5/13/06 - Smudge completed her NAJ title today with a third placement. On to Open!
4/29/06 - Feisty earned her first leg toward her NA today with a first placement!
4/16/06 - This weekend we went to the Harrisburg PA shows where Chance won Best of Breed 3 days in a row. Look for him when the show is televised on Animal Planet on July 10! Smudge went to agility trials where she q'd in both Std and JWW with a first and second placing.
4/1/06 - Chance wins Best of Breed his first time out as a special!
3/26/03 - What a weekend. Daisy won BOB on Saturday over a nice entry. The following day Chance came to the show and won WD, BOW and Best Of Breed over 5 specials to finish his Championship with another 5 point major! Chance is the 8th puppy from Devon and Toby's litter to finish a Ch. No other single border collie litter has yielded as many champions and we are so pleased that all of these puppies finished with great ease and such impressive results. Way to go!
3/20/06 - We had a great weekend in KY. Dundee won a 5pt major and is a new Champion! Chance also won a 5pt major and now needs just a point to become a champion too. We've also had some best of breed winners in the past few weeks, Feisty, Daisy and Billy. Congratulations!
1/27/06 - Our own Devon finished 2005 as the #1 bitch in the USA (breed points) and #4 of all border collies! She is also 2005's Top Producing Bitch with 6 of her puppies finishing their championships.
11/26/05 - Dash won his 4th major today and is a new Champion!
11/13/05 - Smudge has the first leg toward her HT title.
10/30/05 - Cole is a new Champion! He finished his title with 5 major wins.
10/23/05 - Dash has won his second and third majors. He just needs a few more points to complete his championship.
10/16/05 - WOW! Devon wins Best of Breed at the BCSA 2005 Specialty Show and also won the Brood Bitch class on Saturday! Chance won Reserve Winners Dog at the BCSA National Specialty. Cole won first place in the 12-18 month class on Sunday and also placed second in the class on Saturday. He was 4th in his sweeps class. Dundee placed in Open dogs both Saturday and Sunday and Buzz won 2nd place in the sweeps class. Great job!
9/11/05 - Chance won another point toward his championship at Westchester KC.
8/28/05 - Dash won his first points toward his championship this weekend! He won a 3 point major on Saturday and then won 2 more points on Sunday.
8/18/05 - Buzz is a new Champion! He finished his title with 4 majors.