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At the shows, matches, litter and news in general at Zesta:
Grande Prairie AB June 27th - 29th.
Jenn, Tracy and Karen Pipke head off to GP while Laura stays home to recuperate from the Whitehorse trip and to await the arrival of the much anticipated litter from Am/Can. Ch. Willow Cove's Wild Card (Eli) to our exciting little girl Laila - Ch. Zesta Showin' Off while she showed off and surprized us with 5 babies on June 27th. 3 sable males and 2 females which one is a tricolour. Laila and babies are doing great. While it was one exciting weekend as Jenn and Blitz finish his championship and he wins a Best puppy in show. Not to be outdone by his son and Jenn, Havoc is awarded his 3rd Best in Show under judge Maida Puterman and guided to this win by Tracy. What a grand weekend with the excitement of the girls fighting it out for the wins which included Cinder and Taylor over the winners bitch points. Taylor is coming home with 2 points and Cinder with 4. What a great week end. Now it is off to Cold Lake.!!
Whitehorse YT June 18th - 23rd.
Tracy and I (Laura) packed up Havoc to show and Quake for the ride and headed out on a 23 hour drive to enjoy the summer solstice of of the Yukon Territory, we had a blast the drive was incredible, the scenery and the wildlife was awesome and the dog show was fantastic. Havoc came away with 5 Group 1sts, a Group 2, a Best in Show under former breeder judge Morley Thornton and 2 Reserve Best in Shows under judges, Butch MacDonald (past handler of Shelties) and Fred Gordon also a past Sheltie Breeder. Way to go Havoc and Tracy!!
While back at home Zesta A Knights Tale CD completes his CDX with a nice score. Congrats Linda and Anja and Baron qualify in Agility Regional's.
Regina June 13th -15th
Havoc picks up a Group 1st and a Group 4th, Presley makes his debut and comes away with reserve winners.
NACA weekend June 01st - Havoc wins a Group 1st piloted by Tracy! Blitz wins his class. NACA June 2nd Blitz is winners dog for his 2nd set of points and Havoc receives a Group 2nd. What a great weekend!!
NACA weekend May 30th - Havoc wins a Group 1st piloted by Tracy! Blitz wins his class.
May 18th - SSFC Specialty under respected judge Sandra MacIntosh Feret of Heatherland Shelties the following Zesta Shelties received awards and placements:
May 18th - SSFC Trial under respected judge Carol Allinson the following Zesta Shelties received qualifying scores and placements:
May 17th - At the ASSCA National Specialty under respected judge Linda Millman of Rumour Shelties the following Zesta Shelties received placements:
May 15th & 16th - At the CSSA National Specialty under respected judge Nioma Coen of Macdega Shelties the following Zesta Shelties received placements:
May 15th - At the CSSA National Trial under respected judge Diane Lynas of Padlyn Shelties the following Zesta Shelties received qualifying scores and placements:
May 14th - Quake wins his class at the CSSA Sweepstakes at the Sheltie Spectacular under judge Guy Mauldin
May 13th - All of the Zesta team are headed south to the Sheltie Spectacular.
May 09th, 10th and 11th Jenn and Tracy head off to Medicine Hat where Havoc takes the Breed all 3 shows with 2 Group4ths and finishes the weekend with a Group 1st under judge Joan Beech. Nora - Zesta A Star to be Noted goes Best of Winners under judge Cheryl Stuber to put her on the dreaded 9 points. Blitz makes his debut on Sunday the day he turned 6 months and goes Best of Winners & Best Puppy for his first points.
May 04th, Jenn goes off to the Hub City Shows in Saskatoon and Havoc picks up a Group 2 under judge Michael Hill.
April 11th - 21st, We all (newbie Francine, Jenn, Laura and Tracy) load up and head off to Greeley Co for the American Shetland Sheepdog Association-National Show. We had a fantastic time and loved all the great scenery as we racked up 8600kms on 2 vehicles round trip.
It was an exciting week as we start out with the show being evacuated due to an electrical fire in the benching area just as visiting hours are about to commence. The show starts on Wednesday and Quake goes 2nd in his 12-18 month sable/white class with Tracy. Next up was Houston who made both human and Sheltie Mama's proud Mandy by winning the 12-18 month with his breeder/owner/handler Tracy on the lead and in the same class was hairless brother to Quake, Jet who picks up a 4th in class. What a great day and on to the next, Laila makes her debut in the large 12-18 month sable/white class with Jenn and makes the cut as she came in season and is blowing her puppy coat. We squeezed in some shopping and a few good meals so that was great. Finally the highlight of the week was Havoc and Tracy as they kept making the cuts, I thought I was going to have to hang on to Jenn to keep her from rushing the ring as Havoc received an Award of Merit.
We were also having a great day back at home with Clint going reserve winners and Jayne finishing her Championship with Karen Pipke to become Snoops 5th and giving mom her ROMC.
The drive home was quite an event on Sunday with all the snow storms that we hit on the way. However we have all made it home safe and sound.
April 4th at the Red Deer Show - Tracy and Havoc take the Breed and a Group 2.
March 27th - 30th, Jenn flies off to the Oceanside in Mapleridge BC - Havoc wins the group and a Best in Show under respected breeder judge Denise Cornelssen Yeah - Jenn and Havoc! Under judge Edna St. Hilarie he takes the group again.
March 7-9 - Prince Alberta SK Quake goes Best of Opposite and then a Best of Breed and Group 4th while still a puppy!. Jayne picks up 2 sets of points. Way to go Jenn!!
March 1st - 3rd Arizona - Havoc is reserve winners dog for Sat & Sun and then goes Best of Winners to be NEW American Champion on Monday. Thanks Teri for taking such good care of our boy!
February 29th Arizona - Havoc gets his fist major under respected judge James Frederickson going Best of Winners
February 1st -3rd - Calgary Alberta Kennel Club
The first shows of the new year start out fantastic with Havoc taking Best of Opposite. The week end only got better with Saturday and all four kids that Jenn took to the show doing great. First off Zesta Sportin' Attitude - Tyson becomes a new champion the first for the new year by going Winners dog and Best of Winners for 5 points. Then the baby of the group - Jayne, wins a large senior puppy class and goes on to be Best Puppy in Breed. Not to stop there and many thanks to Tracy Campbell Brown who steps in to help Jenn with our open bitch Annie, Annie then goes on to Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex over specials and to her nephew Havoc, Yes Havoc wins the Breed and goes Group 2.
Zesta Take Kerra Business CDX - Kerra received her first Rally-O title a Level 1 APDT title. Kerra and Melani placed second in the first run with a score of 202(out of 210) and we placed third in the afternoon with a score of 201. Kerra is now training for agility.
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