Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gia's Holiday Weekend!

Gia is five months old now. Gia on the rock was taken at the Vista House lookout point, Columbia River Gorge. Anglea and Gia are pictured in front of the Multnomah Falls. Gia is doing very well. She is very smart and loving. Angela can't wait to get out there and show her. Gia is an avid outdoors girl..she loves to go hiking so taking scenic pics are becoming a hobby for Angela. Gia looks so beautiful with all the Pacific Northwest scenery behind her. We can look forward to many more pics of Gia and Angela's summer adventures!

Tiger Finishes With 4 Majors!

Mr. Woods finished his championship on Monday with his fourth major of the week-end. Tiger is co-ownerd by Barbara Lee, Terry Miller and Gina Klang.
His show history is as follows -
3/29/09 Kern County KC, WD/BW/OS, first point, judge: Arlene A. Czech, Mom (Barbara)handling.
Handled by Dottie Adkins at the following:
5/21/09 Briard Club of America Specialty. WD/BW, 5 pt. major, judge: Dani Canino
5/22/09 Los Encinos KC. WD/BW, 4 pt major, judge: Lawrence E. Stanbridge
5/24/09 San Fernando KC, WD/BW, 3 pt major, judge Judy A. Harrington
5/25/09 San Fernando Valley KC, WD, 4 pt major, Dorothy N. Collier
Now he is: Ch. Chercher Deja Vu Mon Amie Divot

Monday, May 25, 2009

Briard Takes 5th Place at AKC Herding Trial

On Monday May 25, Ch. Bijou All Flash No Cash "Tessa" earned her first leg toward her advanced C-course title under judge Linda Rorem with a 5th place! At the advanced level the distance for the course is between 780 and 880 linear yards and contains 7 elements:

  1. Exit from pen
  2. Narrow road
  3. Bridge
  4. Pause/Traffic
  5. Wide graze/Narrow graze
  6. Placement before the flock
  7. Pen.

The AKC C-Course reflects a tending shepherd’s day and, as such, is the preferred course for many Briarders wishing to compete in herding trials. Until now, however, the opportunity to train and trial in the boundary/tending style, has been limited. This was the 1st time C-course was available at a trial held at PackLeader Farm. The All Breed Herding Club of Western Washington is sponsoring another trail at PackLeader in August that will also offer the C-course. Judges: Ron Fischer, Terry Kenney, Carol Lucero, Craig Watson. For those wishing to brush up on their C-course skills before August, the Pacific Northwest Herding Club is sponsoring a match at Brigands Hide Out on Sunday, July 5. Judges: Ron Fischer for Course C and B ducks) and Bridgette Tuerler for HT/PT, Course A sheep & ducks. For more information contact Nancy Ward.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mt. Baker Kennel Club Results

On Saturday, May 16, four Briards were entered at the Mount Baker Kennel Club shows held in Lynden WA showing to judge Patricia Mowbray-Morgan. CH Cachet Deja Vu Andantino RA "Andre" took Best of Breed (BOB), Nightwind's Definitely Maybe "Tia" took Best of Winners (BOW)/Best of Opposite (BOS). Andre was owner-handled by Sonia Thompson. Briardale's Camille Lebec "Elle", Tia and Heartsong’s Durango "Ranger" were all handled by Hannah Spencer. Hannah did most of Elle’s and now Ranger's training and is a freshman at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Briard Medical Trust Raffle

The Briard Medical Trust is currently selling raffle tickets for this beautiful quilt made and donated by Karen MacDonald. The quilt fits a queen size bed. I have not seen the quilt in person yet and I am told the colors are much brighter than they appear in the photo. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25. The winning ticket will be pulled at the Regional Specialty in Canfield Ohio in August. (Need not be present to win.) Please contact Gabrielle LaRoche if you would like to purchase tickets and support the Briard Medical Trust. The Briard Medical Trust (BMT) was established by the Briard Club of America (BCA) in 2005. It was organized under the IRS code as the Briard Club of America Health and Education Trust, a separate 501(c)(3) organization to allow for tax deductible donations, and to serve the medical and health needs of Briards, their owners, breeders, and all who love them.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tessa Gets Ready for a Herding Trial

Above Tessa tends the graze at Brigand's Hide Out, Battle Ground, WA, May 15, 2009. Below Tessa is practacing on the new C-course at Pack Leader Farm, Gig Harbor, WA, May 10, 2009.
Tessa is entered at the AKC herding trial at Pack Leader Farm over Memorial Day Weekend. Nash and Gabrielle will be stock handling for Herding Tested (HT) and Pre-trial Tested (PT). Visting Briarder from Texas, Julie Reconnu, will be scribing for the C-course judges.