Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season .....
Tara, Dragonsmir Celtic Design, gets into the Christmas spirit
Thanks to her dad Steve for the great photo!
with her Great Grandfather, Jake, who recently celebrated his 10th Birthday
- yeah - over hear mum ......
& Ziggy strike a pose .....
Jake takes a break from herding next door's ride-on mower
while Charlotte "helps"
with the gardening .....
Connie relaxing in Canberra @ Nanny's with her daughter Nellie &
the rest of the Clanheath kids after strutting her stuff @ the ACT Ladies
for the great shot Jean!
had to share this one, left is Velvet @ about 6 weeks and right is Snoopy @
Ziggy & Velvet do it in monochrome .....
Clanheath Perfect Gem UD AD JD
done to "cousin" Gem who, with the help of her dad Wayne,
just picked up her final pass for UD!
& Storm Babies
and her babies are thriving at "Nanny's" in Canberra ......
At home on the Coast .....
Ziggy shows off some skills that he
conveniently forgets he owns when he's anywhere near
a show ring and then gets in on the act on mum's bed the minute she's
home from hospital
Bowie trades his herding
gear for more Formal Attire to address all the ladies out there .....
Image compliments of Bowie's dad Tim
Northern Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Club
Ausbred of breed in both shows and RuBOB
in PM show for Ziggy
Western Circuit -
The kids do to it tough camping @ Condo but Ziggy still managed to pick up 2
x Reserves :)
Collies - Finn & Gemma Puppies
The "Highland Fling" babies are now 5 weeks old - here's a few shots taken
of them yesterday
Look out for Girl 1 (left) and Boy 3 (right) in the
show ring over the next couple of months
The other two handsome young men will be working on a career in the
Challenge for Ziggy & Reserve/RuBOB for Velvet on Saturday
Reserve & RuBOB for Velvet on Saturday & BOB for Ziggy on Sunday
ACT Combined Clubs
2 x Reserve & R/up BOB for Ziggy and 1st 9-12 Sweepies (Sat) & Reserve
(Sun) for Velvet
Guardian Border Collies -
Ziggy & Lucky Babies
Great to have another chance to see them - pix taken at 5 weeks
Look out for Knight (above left) and Cleo (above right) around a show
ring near you in the near future!
Early morning duck watch
Connie, Velvet & Ziggy practice herding in/around the dam before we head
back down the country ...
Lake Macquarie ABKC
I'm told conditions were
a little kinder where I
ended up! Reserve Challenges for
Ziggy & Velvet,
who both won their class in breed while Connie got to have some fun with her friend Shaylee
Introducing Dragonsmir Celtic Way PT
Well done Tim & Bowie!!!
Yass & District Kennel Club
Thanks to Mark for taking over my kids after my knee malfunction on
and everyone that
kindly offered to handle for me on Sunday especially Toni who handled
her new best friend Connie all weekend
Shot of Ziggy
compliments Tim Lumley
Queens Birthday Weekend - Canberra
Challenge & Reserve for Ziggy who also managed to land the front cover of
Dogs NSW June Journal
and became a daddy for the first time!
Well done to Tim & Bee for Baby of Breed at her first show and to
Mark & the Cherrylea Team who had some great wins. Thanks also to
Mark for helping out on Monday.
Shot of Velvet compliments Jean, Roughstock
Junee Weekend - Relaxing at home on the Coast
Everyone enjoys being home especially when there's been lots of rain and
there's a dam to play in!
Cowra & District KC
BOB & RuBOB for Ziggy and a 16pt Bitch Challenge for Velvet!
Temora & District KC
in Group & 3rd 6-12 Sweepies for Velvet, RuBOB for Ziggy
and Baby in Group for Suzie at her second weekend of shows!
Penny take out Minor in Show!
does her bit for Motor Neuron week posing with her first place sash
held in place with a MND Cornflower Pin. The Cornflower is the MND symbol of hope.
& Suzie enjoyed success at their first weekend of shows with Teddy winning
Baby in Group!
Motor Neuron disease kills one person every day in Australia and has no
for more information go to
Portraits for Ziggy & Lucky, Ausbred of Breed for Ziggy & Leanne and Puppy of Breed for Velvet
Anzac Cluster - Canberra
Winter arrived with a vengeance in Canberra on the weekend but we still
& Ausbred of Breed for Ziggy, handled by Leanne who went on to her
21st Ausbred in Group with Blade,
Aust Ch Kaitler Dark
Phoenix ET, and little Miss Velvet clocked up another
Minor of Breed
BOB for Leanne & Blade at Sydney Royal and the first pass for PT for Tim & Bowie!
At least Charlotte, centre, stayed clean long enough for a photo session
and to wish everyone Happy Easter ....
Reserve Challenge for Ziggy & Leanne and it was nice to see some friend do
Dog Challenge for Gail & Wilson and Puppy in Group for Gossip, and
congratulations & thanks
to Shaylee who got Bitch Challenge with Catch, then handled Blade for Leanne
and came back to handle Connie for me!
Ag Show/ACT Combined
Smudge share and icecream @ Yass while Velvet stacks up in Sweepies @
of Velvet by Tim Lumley
Goulburn Ag Show
Leanne pose with Ziggy after he is awarded Dog Challenge & RuBOB
Can't thank them enough for their help in handling Ziggy to his title
Introducing Australian Champion Clanheath Cause A Riot!
Lakes District CC
clocks up two BOB's with Ziggy, Shaylee
gets a Reserve with Connie while little miss Velvet,
now 7 months, places 2nd and
3rd in 6-12 Sweepies. Once again huge thanks, especially to Leanne,
and also to Shaylee for helping out and handling Ziggy & Connie for me.
2nd Border Collie National - Confirmation & Herding
Velvet stacks/struts her stuff
in Minor Bitch and Bowie poses
awarded the Herding
Encouragement Award. Huge thanks to Mark for giving up his Sunday and
doing such a great job with Ziggy and making the final cut in Intermediate
also to Tim for the shots of Velvet in the ring .....
Canberra Royal - NCKC Australian Breeds Show
We had a great day which was topped off by
Dog Challenge/Inter of Breed for Ziggy &
Minor of Breed
for Velvet at the Australian Breeds Show but we all missed Mark (& his legs)!
Stacked shots courtesy of Tim Lumley
Bowie, now a dad, concentrates on his herding while Minx looks after the pups .....
Photo courtesy of Tim Lumley
Hunter River Ag Show
Connie and her new best friend Ashley were rewarded with Reserve Challenge
home on the coast
While Jake takes the job of "washing" the yoghurt containers very
Velvet & Ziggy think that "bath time" means the dam - sorry kids I meant the Hydrobath!!!
Australia Day down on the farm
Above: Connie tags along with son Bowie and finds out that this herding
thing is right up her alley
Below: Bowie picks up some tips from an expert (photo courtesy of Tim
Lumley, Bowie's dad)
Dragonsmir is happy to sponsor the herding at the 2nd National
Bungendore Ag Show
Well let's just say we had a lot of laughs. Velvet, above centre,
won her class of three but did every thing
but stand on her head while outside the ring we decided to get some new
headshots of Walker. When
we couldn't get his attention we threw his first love, Connie, in the
back of my car with him.
All I can
say is most of the pix had to be censored but we did get his attention!
to Ashley, Shaylee & especially Leanne for their help with Ziggy.
Velvet, now 5 months,
held up her end proving that she's getting the hang of this show thing all
we need now is some coat!
Wyong Shire CC/Gosford City CC/Leeton Griffith
nice way to finish the year even if Ziggy was planning on spending what
was left of it in the dam ...
thanks to Ashley for "giving it a go" with Ziggy on Saturday -
they were rewarded
with a 16 pt Challenge!
Ziggy also managed Reserve Challenge & RuBOB on Sunday despite being
handled by his lame mother .....
Velvet poses with Santa and Reserve Challange & R/up BOB for Ziggy &
Mark on Saturday @ Leeton Griffith