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On October 5, 2003, Balmoral's Blue Moon CD, AX, AXJ earned his second MX leg at an agility trial in State College, PA. As icing on the cake, Parker also received third place in the 16" division. Parker and his handler, Candace Heller, are hoping to earn a few more MX legs before their agility season comes to a close in November!

On September 28th at the WCOTC Obedience Trial in Delmont, PA, Solange Lo And Behold ("Spencer") earned his first CD leg. Spencer was trained and handled by Debbie Miller-Gurchak. We are very excited that Spencer's performance career is underway!


On August 9th and 10th, Parker and Candace Heller were burning up the agility rings in Medina, Ohio. On Saturday, Parker earned his second AXJ leg with a first place finish, and on Sunday, he completed his AXJ title with another first place finish. As an added bonus, he also earned his first MX leg on Sunday. His Royal Blue Highness is now officially known as Balmoral's Blue Moon CD, AX, AXJ. Thank you, Candace, for continuing to bring out the best in our blue boy.

On July 25th, 2003 at the Dan Emmett Show in Marion, Ohio, Chet went WD for the major he needed to complete his American Championship. Chet is our first conformation Champion, and we are thrilled that our lovely blue boy now has both his American and Canadian Championships. A huge thank you to Rose Linton for showing Chet to his first three points and to Judy Stachowski for putting both of his majors and the remaining points on him. After a few months of rest and relaxation, Chet will begin training for agility. We look forward to seeing him in the performance ring next. Watch for Chet on the back cover of the next issue of The Southern Sheltie Directory. We love the view from Cloud Nine!!

Parker had a great June and July!! On June 22nd, Parker earned his second CD leg in Berrien Springs, MI, and he completed his CD title on June 27th in Bel Alton, MD. He wasn't finished yet!! On July 20th, he completed his AX title with a second place finish, and as an added bonus, he earned his first AXJ leg (also with a second place finish) that day too. Parker and his handler, Candace Heller, are on a roll!!

On May 11th in Delmont, PA, Balmoral's Blue Moon, OA NAJ completed his Open Jumpers (OAJ) title in style with a first place finish. This is the fourth agility title that Parker has earned in the last ten months. We are very proud of Parker and his handler, Candace Heller.

Kelbren's Blue Flame was WD at the Cincinnati Specialty on May 25th under Gerald Schwartz. In addition to his rosette, he received a lovely ASSA Medallion. Chet was handled to this win by Judy Stachowski.

At the ASSA National in April 2003, Balmoral's Blue Moon NAJ, OA earned two performance legs. On Monday of National week, he earned a CD leg and the next day, he earned an Open Jumpers leg. That was the first time that he had competed in either of those events, so we were thrilled when he qualified in both events. We are very grateful to Candace Heller for handling Parker to both of his wins in Lansing.

In addition to Parker's rosettes, we brought something else home from the National too---a blue merle female named Elsa (Kelbren Come Hither). Elsa is sired by Ch. Shamont Lasting Impression and out of Ch. Kelbren Tresta Tatianna (an Amos Moses daughter). We have high hopes that Elsa will be our foundation bitch. Elsa is fourteen weeks old in the photo below.


Chet needs just one more major to finish! After a month at home, Chet went on the road again with Judy Stachowski, and on March 22nd, Chet was WD/BW under Judge Joe Mecera for his last two minor points. This win brings Chet to thirteen points/one major.

On February 9th, Chet was WD/BW under Judge Houston Clark for a four point major at the Indy Winter Classic! Chet was handled to this thrilling win by Judy Stachowski. To our delight, Judy and Chet have earned eight points in their first two weeks of showing together.

On January 30th in Muncie, IN, Chet entered the ring for the first time with his handler, Judy Stachowski, and he went WD/BW. On February 1st, he was WD in Muncie again for another two points. A great week at the shows was made even more joyous by the arrival of Chet's final OFA rating. Chet's hips prelimed "Good," and his final OFA rating was "Excellent." Needless to say, we're thrilled!!

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