Katie was a dark red tri with great side movement, a pretty down and back and an easygoing temperament. She was the matriarc of our home. Champion producer. Keeper of time. She had effortless, floating side-gait and she had fidget feet when it was time to stand still.
She was the greatest Mama dog and Grandmama; always loved playing with her kids and grandkids and keeping them straight. She loved to play ball and would bark with excitement to go outside and give chase. Her greatest glee was when she got to swim in the pool. Somehow the house seems empty without her here, even though there are still many of us left behind. Be well Katie-bug, we'll see you at the bridge.
Working sheep for her Herding Test title.
Best of Breed - Bred By Exhibitor September 3, 2004
2005 ASCA Nationals Open Red Class
Katie @ 5 months
Best of Winners - November 2003
Katie's 3rd time on sheep!
Stryker ~ Wyndham Hill Back On Track PT NA RS-N JS-N CGC AKC/ASCA RN
11/12/99 - 07/01/13
Stryker was a gorgeous red merle dog with a "can do" attitude. He was proportionately correct for the breed and has a nice easy going side gait. He completed his AKC Novice Agility title in September 2001 with one 1st and two 2nd places in the large 20" jump height class.
He maintained a "have no fear" approach to life, had lightening fast speed and we loved his big "grins" when he came to greet us! He was very easy to get along with, very willing to please and usually anticipated your request before you got to ask. He had a fantastic temperament, was extremely agile and proved to be versatile as he took on herding training too.
Stryker earned his Herding Tested title at the 2003 USASA National Specialty in Davisburg Michgan! We entered another herding trial and Stryker earned his Pre-Trial Tested title 10-02-05! He was such an honest working dog.
We competed for Most Versatile Aussie at the 2005 ASCA Nationals by competing in Conformation, Agility and Stock-sheep. Stryker nearly won the Open Red Merle class at Nationals coming in a close 2nd. Judge Leslie Sorenson stated, "On any given day, this could have gone either way [between the 1st & 2nd place dogs]." It was very intense and exciting! Stryker had great runs in agility at those Nationals too and nearly finished his Jumpers title until he knocked the 3rd to the last jump bar! Oh no! He did finish his Agility RS-N title with a beautiful clean round at nationals. Our sheep run wasn't as pretty! Stryker had a hard time getting the sheep to flock and settle down. Although he did try really hard to keep them together, they were too flighty for him to control.
Stryker was close to finishing his ASCA Altered Champion title. He had some really nice wins over the years, most notibly at the age of 12 winning the winners dog class over Specials. Stryker started competing in AKC Rally and earned his Rally Novice (RN) title at eight years of age. He was a lovely boy and I miss his great big grins. See you at the bridge Handsome.
2nd place Open Red Merle at 2005 ASCA Nationals!
2005 ASCA Nationals Pre-Show - 4th Altered Open Red Merle
He moved beautifully.
2005 ASCA Nationals Agility Trial
Stryker was extremely versatile and loved herding sheep.
ASCA Best of Breed 1st time in Conformation! March 2004
Winners Dog & Best Opposite Sex! January 2005
Sryker earns his AKC RN title!
Cheyenne ~ Windypine Hotline To Heaven CD RS-N NAC AX AXJ CGC
June 20, 1998 - May 9, 2007
"Cheyenne" was a deep Red Tri with an exceptional temperament. She excelled in agility right from the start. When she did a sit on the agility table, she just wiggled with anticipation and excitement! In addition to her titles, she had 1 AKC Masters Jumpers With Weaves qualifying score and earned her first qualifying score toward her AKC CD title her first time out in the ring. She also finished her ASCA CD with a High Scoring Aussie award.
We loved her good looks and easy going attitude. She was very charming and would bat her eyes at you and give you a grin when you spoke to her. She was very mellow and easy to get along with. She was a perfectionist when it came to training and hated to make a mistake. She attended a seminar for herding instinct testing on sheep and did well.
She was showing in ASCA and AKC obedience and agility and was going to begin herding too when we lost her to a mass in her pulmonary artery. She was fine one day and terribly ill the next. After spending a week in ICU at the NC State Veterinary College in an oxygen cage, she came home for a week and half before we had to say goodbye. We're devastated by this loss. Luckily we have her daughters and grand and great granddaughters here with us that all have her same good nature. We'll see you at the bridge sweet girl.
Kelly ~ Manacoo's Midnight Kisses
2003 - 2006
Kelly was owned and loved by Marcia & David Singleton in Texas. She was a dark red tri Aussie that loved to play at the park every day with her "sister" Scout. They would go to the park on their daily walks and would play with all of their other doggie friends. Thanks Sis for giving her such an exceptional home!
Monty ~ Manacoo's Lets Make A Deal CD CGC
June 18, 1995 - November 20, 2006
Manacoo's Sweet Amberleah CGC x Ridgebrook's Southern Gentleman CD CGC
Monty was a blue merle dog with a fun loving attitude. He earned his AKC CD and also had been in the ASCA Novice Obedience ring once and earned his first qualifying score toward the ASCA CD title.
Although he was trained in agility too, we never could compete with him. Monty tore his Achilles tendons in both rear legs on separate occasions at the age of 3. Although they were repaired and the vet guaranteed that we would never have any future problems with them, we would never subject him to take the chance.
Monty loved to play Frisbee and ball. In an effort to keep anyone else from getting the ball when he was tired, he would drop it and lay on top of it! He had a wonderful attitude in the obedience ring and was tons of fun. He's was herding tested showed wonderful stock instinct.
Monty was diagnosed with lymphoma in April 2006 just before his 11th birthday. We were lucky enough to enjoy another 7 months of time with him. On a crisp November day, Monty lost his battle with cancer. He will be missed greatly in our household. . . until we meet again Pooh-Pie.
Leah was a great dog! She never competed in the show ring, however, she was trained in obedience, agility and herding too. She competed in 4H events with our son and was a constant companion for all of us. She was the mother of Monty and produced many gorgeous puppies.
At fourteen years old, she kept all of the other Manacoo kids in line. She loved to "herd" the other dogs around in the yard. She is missed terribly by us all. See you at the bridge Sweet Amberleah.
Cowboy was our first sire at Manacoo. He could always be seen with a ball in his mouth no matter what time of day! He was great with the puppies; would let them climb all over him, pulling his ears and hair and loved every minute of it.
In his younger days, Cowboy showed in AKC obedience earning his CD title. He also showed in the breed ring with us as brand new novice exhibitors. I'm sure he could have completed his championship if we had been better at showing him. He was a bit of an "airhead" and had a pretty happy-go-lucky attitude. Goodbye dear friend you are certainly missed around here.
Daisy ~ Fairview's White Collar Worker CD AX OAJ CGC
February 06, 1991 - June 24, 2000
In 1990 we met Aussie breeder Charlotte Orr and shortly after a herding clinic at Charlotte's with Leida Jones, we brought home a six month old small Black Tri bitch that only grew to be 18.25" tall but she had a lot of heart. We named her Daisy May and she was our first dog to compete with at dog shows.
Pam started showing her in obedience after she could no longer compete with her horse. They began training in agility to try to help Daisy be a little more out going. They had so much fun and were prompted by friends to compete in agility too. Soon thereafter, they were both "caught up" in the excitement of the sport. Daisy finished her Open Agility title in high style at the 1996 United States Australian Shepherd Association National Specialty in Ocala, Florida where she earned the High Scoring Aussie in agility award.
In addition to the titles she earned in her lifetime, she also had earned 1 AKC Excellent Agility Jumpers (AXJ) qualifying score and 2 AKC Masters Agility (MX) qualifying scores earning 10 points toward her Master Agility Championship. She also earned 2 Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) qualifying scores with AKC and another CDX qualifying score with World Wide Kennel Club.
Her life was cut short by Cancer soon after we moved to North Carolina. She was a very valuable dog to us in the experiences that she provided. Making possible our long dreamed move to NC and for Pam, a career in dogs. Thanks for all the experience you gave me Daisy May, we'll see you at the bridge.
"Rusty" was a good ole dog! He loved to go horseback riding with Pam and was always at Pam's side when she was at the horse shows. He dabbled a little in sheep herding too. When Pam was single Rusty wouldn't let anyone in the house, he was the household protector! The first time Cary came to pick Pam up on a date, Rusty licked Cary in the face as soon as he came in the door.... Just goes to show you, that you have to trust in your dog! Good boy Rusty we know you're waiting for us at the bridge.
It is with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to our dear friend Ben.
Ben was owned and loved by Ingela and lived nearby in Raleigh, NC. Ben had been showing in conformation and obedience and was doing fantastic! He was a real looker!
He took Winners Dog at the following shows to earn his first Championship points:
Greater Hickory KC - Best of Winners - under Donald Booxbaum - 8/14/05
Lumberton Kennel Club - Winners Dog - under Janet Robinson - 11/19/05
Fayetteville Kennel Club - Winners Dog - under Shirley Uphouse - 11/20/05
Forsyth Kennel Club - Winners Dog - under Lester Mapes - 12/10/05
They were working hard in obedience and earned two nice scores toward the Companion Dog title. Ben and Ingela trained hard for the Open and Utility exercises too so they would be ready for the ring when the time came. We couldn't have asked for a nicer home for Ben! Thank you Ingela!! We'll miss our happy boy.
Durham Kennel Club - 4th Place - Novice B Obedience - Score 192
Durham Kennel Club - Qualify - Novice B Obedience - Score 190.5