Saturday, 18 May 2013


Well i was on the road again, off we went to ASSA Nationals with 3 dogs on the flight to Abbotsford, BC  I then met my friend Rod Oishi and we drove from BC to Albany, Oregon for the week's events!

This is the beautiful grounds where the show is held, gorgeous blooms and all we had was Sun the entire week!
 The grooming area where we spend our entire week!
 This is towards the Ring
 Get off my ass and help you say?
 Rod did up Selena really nice!
 Cathy & Shea looking amazing in the ring together!  
Lyric all done up for the big show!
We also celebrated one very special guys' birthday, Happy Birthday Rod!

No one placed in their classes but we had a blast and took home so much good information. Everyone got a great look and many fellow breeders telling you your doing the right thing is icing on the cake!  I dont think you can truly breed a breed like ours unless you are always learning, and taking steps to improve like visiting the American Shetland Sheepdog Association's National Speciality.  Such a great time, and laughs to be had by all, we wont forget, and wait for next years National counting down the days.

Then off i drove with the big ole Motorhome a weekend after i got back, to Medicine Hat, AB, Gloria Beaudin & Judy Armitt were on board for the fun.  The Finnish Lapphund Nationals are there, and i also would finally get our "Gossip" back, Am/Can Ch. Sugarok Hot Topic.
We have to congratulate Gossip's kids for doing so well, her son winning the first Select Dog and her Daughter winning Best of Opposite!  Gossip then won the Brood bitch class, with those two kids.   Gossip's litter was co bred with Gloria Beaudin of Shadagrace Lapphunds, who also cleaned up that weekend!
Now be nice, we were in the ring for at least 8 hours between All breed and National, all of us looked like we needed a rest!  LOL Well maybe not Gail.  ;)

This is Am/Can Ch. Sugarok Hot Topic and her kids BPIS Ch. Shadagrace Cassbar Hot Thyme & BPIS Ch. Shadagrace Cassbar Rawhide

We did bring along "Frankie" BPIG Ch. Cassbar's Badda Bing to the Alberta show, i couldnt go Sheltie less!  Frakie ended up taking a Group 3rd on the Sunday, we only entered her 2 days so that was a nice win.

In the meantime, same weekend, Claudia Proctor is showing our dogs at the Mid Canada Dog shows, here in MB, she was showing our "Rush" Ch. Anamchara Animal House who won another group and picked up some amazing wins.   She also showed our "Kenshe" kid  Tika who finished off the weekend sitting on 9 points! One more to go!
Here she is a few months ago getting her first points
Amaley Cassbar Orange Pekoe (9 points)
Sire Am Ch. Rosmoor Protocol Dam Ch. Cassbar's Iced Latte  Owned by Doug & Julie Robson

1 comment:

  1. Such a pity that so much dog politics can get in the way of 'pure' dog appreciation! All this info sounds a little familiar to some of what I have read about Schipperkes and the national shows that occur here. Both my dogs are tail-less, (not born that way!) because of the 'standard', I asked if my first dog, just a couple of weeks old then, if they would leave her tail insitu, but apparently they took it on day 3 of her life. Such a shame! Now of course this is illegal and Schipperkes are allowed to keep their tails, and such cute little tails they are! The Border Collie is such a gracious and stunning looking animal. Great post!!! Looking for large dog breeds for families Wondering what large dog breeds are good with kids or would be good for apartments Find out here A complete list of large dog breeds