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"Billie"

Mikatura's Saddle Ridge DNA-CP STDs x Mikatura's Tuff E Nuff DNA-VP

DOB 11 April 2006
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Billie qualified in the top twenty in the world Open Merit for 2009/2010 season!

#16 Open Trial Dog Ducks & #16 Open Trial Dog - Sheep!


May 2009...Billie received the "Pepsi" award for best stockmanship at the CKC trial - a prize is awarded each day, we won the first day.
It is awarded by a committee made up of the the Judge (Steve Waltenburg) and the Stockhandlers!

Updates:

She got lots of High in Trial awards this year, and at the trials sponsored by the ASC of BC this year she won a beautiful buckle - High Combined Aussie for the weekend!  She also won High Combined for Sunday - Striker won it for Saturday, but overall Bill won the weekend!
 

  August 23, 2010 Bill had a very successful weekend at Packleader Farms in Gig Harbor WA. She got both her Course A sheep and duck titles, PLUS she got her first leg on Course B Sheep - with a 2nd place finish out of 8 dogs! We had never attempted this one before! Out of 9 runs she q'd 7 times, with 2 firsts, a second, a third and 3 fourth place finishes, so each q' in the ribbons! The Judges were Dana MacKenzie, Marti Parrish, Cathy Medoica and Ron Fischer.   Billie won high score aussie twice over the three days (Striker won the other one), and on Sunday she won High in Trial with a 97.5 on arena sheep.  There was tending there as well, so that was pretty neat. Overall about 50 dogs entered. Sheep had between 13 - 15 dogs and ducks were about 9 dogs each day - so though we were in started the calibre of competitor was pretty high - I was really pleased with her, especially the B course! It was a huge field, lots of trees, lots of dips. It required a free standing pen and a settle, she did it all beautifully. 
 

 

July 2010

Saturday, July 10:  BillieDawn Barker q'on her very first advanced sheep run! and she q'd on advanced ducks. I was thrilled. The advanced group had some pretty hot border collies, Lynn's Striker and Lynn's Chaser, Dave Barries Fyre and Marti's Parrish's Spin dog (aussie). She did so well. took her inside flanks like no-bodies business! I loved our sheep run, it was so satisfying! I still can't believe I am running advanced Jeni!! Her duck run was the same, she was so gentle with those ducks and we had splitters, but she held it together got them regrouped and away we went!

Sunday, July 11:  Bill, she was a star today! She won High combined for the day, and high combined for the weekend, she got her advanced sheep title, and her open cattle title, and one leg on advanced ducks.  The ducks were not happy today, none of them wanted to leave that back wall...Bill and I were unable to pen the ducks. She worked them very well though, we had a splitter and she worked her little heart out trying to keep them together. She is very gentle with the ducks, can get right up close and just nose them forward.
 

 

May 2009

Saturday:

HIT in arena sheep, arena cattle and stock dog sheep (Intermediate); therefore High combined for the day, earning her HI (herding Intermediate title)
Judge Steve Waltenburg

Sunday:

HIT for stockdog sheep Intermediate; NQ'd on arena sheep advanced; (we never ran cattle)

Monday:

HIT stockdog sheep Intermediate (earning her SDI); 2nd place arena sheep advanced - so she has 1 leg out of 3 on her advanced!!

Overall there were about 57 dogs entered, so I am pretty happy with my little red merle!
 

 

July 12 - 13, 2008

ASCA trials held in Laidlaw, BC, July 2008...Billie had a great weekend, finishing all three of her ASCA started titles and winning MOST PROMISING STARTED AUSSIE!  Billie's great weekend included all but one first place wins...and even her other run was a second place!! What an awesome pair Nancy & Billie are!

Billie also too Altered Reserved Winners Bitch under Judge Marteen Walters!

 

May 18 - 20, 2008

 Lovely Billie had a "little" brag to share today or so her owner Nancy said...at the CKC trials held in Laidlaw BC, she had a rather wonderful day...

Arena cattle - score of 91 and HIGH IN TRIAL!  Judge Linda Bell
Ranch dog - score of 92.5 and another HIGH IN TRIAL!  
Judge Linda Bell
Arena sheep - score of 89 and RESERVE HIGH IN TRIAL! 

   

And  May 19th was a repeat...

Arena Cattle 86.5 - 1st in class.  Judge Linda Bell
Ranch dog started - 90 HIGH IN TRIAL!  Judge Linda Bell
Arena sheep started -  91.5 RESERVE HIGH IN TRIAL!  Judge Ron Fisher

What an amazing two days...good runs, good scores and THREE High Combined awards!!!!

High Combined Cattle
High Combined SDS
High Combined Arena Sheep

May 20th...back we were again for some more fun!  :-)

Ranch dog started - 90.5 HIGH IN TRIAL!  Judge Ron Fisher
Arena Sheep intermediate 75...Judge Ron Fisher

What a FANTASTIC weekend for a "pup" barely 2 years old and her wonderful owner/trainer/handler Nancy!!!!

    
Photos by JS Photography - Jeanine Stannard

     
Billie & Nancy recently hosted a Trudy Viklund clinic in Laidlaw, BC...seems like typical spring weather with Billie trying to watch & hide from the wind & rain at the same time!

Billie is now happy in Chilliwack, BC where she joined Nancy & Ian, & her new best buddy Raleigh (a Shilo Shepherd)...she's having a great time going herding & all sorts of other wonderful things with Nancy & Raleigh!  Billie is now working sheep and going to trials...and in-between manages to keep the whole gang laughing at her antics!


I'm a little Aussie-Possum hiding in the grass!

In May 2008, Billie got a new little buddy...his name is Striker

     

   

Updates:

September 2007 - At just over a year old Billie, along with her wonderful handler Nancy, finished the requirements for her AHBA HRDIs herding title! ...not only that, Billie also got a leg on her HTDIs as well!  HUGE congratulations to this great pair!

September 2006 update ~ Growing rapidly….both mentally and physically, had her on sheep in the round pen yesterday – tons of natural instinct – no surprise there, (I got in trouble – mis-directed her when she was doing the right thing – I sent her the wrong way – she looked at me like I was an idiot, but did what she was told and when things went arye she gave me the I told you so look), however, …..and best of all! she stops when asked Yippeeee!

July 2006 update ~ Nancy is such a cool "Mom"...for Billie's 3 month birthday, Nancy and Lynn Leach (Downriver Farms) let Billie have a little fun with Lynn's sheep...

Nancy said: "just a quick note to let you know we put Billie on Sheep (lambs) on Saturday for the first time..Lynn was great – she had a big old ewe in her arms for Billie to check out – I ran around like a goober tickling sheep and Billie chased me. It was all good. Then this afternoon just as the clinic was shutting down, Billie, me and Lizie (Lynn’s ACD) and a bunch of lambs had some fun…then Lizie left and I pulled a lamb into the middle of the round pen by it’s back leg a couple of times and sure enough Little Miss Bill came into give me hand just as Lynn said she would, after that I sure didn’t need to tickle sheep anymore – she was off and running – a few got away, she went got them brought them back and then away she went again! She had a blast…and it’s all on video! (Gotta work on that recall!)"

August 2006 - "... I had her in her x-pen near Lynn’s house while Lynn and I were working Raleigh for the first time in her big field with all her sheep….just as we are finishing up here comes the little red BEAST streaking across the field as fast as her legs could go, ears pinned back…totally determined to get to us – she was trying to cram her body through the 4 x 4 page wire! She must have climbed out of that X Pen like a monkey – it’s the same one I use for the big guy"

More photos of Billie are below her pedigree!

Mikatura's Tuff E Nuff Ruff Stock Power Stroke DNA-VP STDsd OTDc WTCH Crown Point Crimson Tide PATDcs RTDcs DNA-CP Crown Point Kemo Sabe WTCH CH The Hawk of Las Rocosa CD RDg
CrownPoint Tarcoola Blue RD STDc OTDds
Crown Point KK Khyan WTCH LasRocosa KubliaKhan Crown Pt RDX
CrownPoints Just-a-bear
Deharos Mystic Mistress Cali DNA-CP Deharos Rio Bravo WTCH Las Rocosa Charlie Glass CD RDx
WTCH Windsongs Seasoned Salt RDX
WTCH Zephyrs Black Magic Woman RDX DNA-CP WTCH Las Rocosa Bonny Kyle RDX RD
Windsong's Dark Delight STDc
TuckerCreek Ballad'O SallyRose DNA-VP ATDd OTDs STDc, CKC HS ASCA HOF Can CH WTCH LasRocosa Toms Thunder HA RTDcs HTDIIId HTDIIs HRDIIs CD RN CH Las Rocosa Tom Bull Wolf STDs HOF CH Las Rocosa Little Wolf STDcd
Las Rocosa Tumbleweed of Coppertone
LasRocosa Riata WTCH Las Rocosa Bonny Kyle RDX (HOF
Las Rocosa Four a Blossom STDc
HOFX (CKC) HOF (ASCA) High Plains Pincie Creek Panda OTDsdc HI PetersRanch Dillon Hangin' Tree Spook OTDc STDds DNA-CP
Hangin' Tree Roja
Pincie Creek Bittersweet Babe RD STDcds WTCH Hangin' Tree Blue Bear CD RD PATDcs RTDsc CGC (HOF)
WTCH Slash V Bittersweet Sis STDcds (HOF)

Mikatura's Saddle Ridge DNA-CP STDs

Las Rocosa Lord of The Dance STDsdc CH Las Rocosa Take This Chance STDcsd CH Las Rocosa Hilton of Hilltop Temujin Ready or Not
CH Mistretta's Gabriella Maja ATDd STDcs OTDc
HOF Las Rocosa Katy-Did-It DNA-CP CH Just Jake of Las Rocosa CD  STDcs ATDd
Las Rocosa L'Oreal STDc
ASCA/CKC CH Touchstone Brassy Executive ASCA/CKC/AKC/
World/FCI-Int'l/
lux/Neth/PR/
Mex/IABCA-Int'l
CH Touchstone Mercury Rising, DNA-CP
ASCA/AKC/CKC CH PearTree Blue Moon Detv Agency ASCA/CKC CD
Touchstone Celestial Seasoning
Touchstone Outrageous Fortune CH Blue Isle Peacemaker of Auriga
Touchstone's One For The Money
TuckerCreek Ballad'O SallyRose DNA-VP ATDd OTDs STDc, CKC HS ASCA HOF Can CH WTCH LasRocosa Toms Thunder HA RTDcs HTDIIId HTDIIs HRDIIs CD RN CH Las Rocosa Tom Bull Wolf STDs HOF CH Las Rocosa Little Wolf STDcd
Las Rocosa Tumbleweed of Coppertone
LasRocosa Riata HOF WTCH Las Rocosa Bonny Kyle RDX
Las Rocosa Four a Blossom STDc
HOFX (CKC) HOF (ASCA) High Plains Pincie Creek Panda OTDsdc HI PetersRanch Dillon Hangin' Tree Spook OTDc STDds DNA-CP
Hangin' Tree Roja
Pincie Creek Bittersweet Babe RD STDcds WTCH Hangin' Tree Blue Bear CD RD PATDcs RTDsc CGC (HOF)
WTCH Slash V Bittersweet Sis STDcds (HOF)

     
Come on "Mom", let's get the lead outta these sheep!

  
Nancy...aka "Sheep Shaker"

Billie thinking "OK Mom get out of the way and let me at'em!
"Attention ladies... Move Out!  That's it, now I've got you, just keep movin' and you'll be fine!!"

  
Billie & her sister Spur

  
Raleigh, Spur & Billie showing off their obedience skills!

  
What do you mean "no couch"?  But I'm sooooooo comfortable & it needed decorating some more!


Even British Columbia can be a winter wonderland

  
Billie, Raleigh & Ian sharing a beautiful BC fall day (2006)

  
Baby Billie sharing with her favorite "Grandma" (Nancy's Mom Helen 1926–2007)

 

"I took these photos tonight after both dogs had a very long, fun and patient day at the Hospital with me, they are of course everybody's favorite. Raleigh lay on the floor in front of Mum's chair and Billie climbed all over him, Raleigh gumming her to death - they were great, both playing quite quietly on the floor."
 "Mum of course loved it. Later when we went out for a ride, Billie as usual rode on Mum's lap on the chair, but she is almost getting to big for Mum to hang on to."

Billie & Raleigh, as you can see, are best friends!

    

Billie & Raleigh, playing a great tug-o-war, despite the huge difference in their size, little Billie doesn't quit easily! :-)  And Raleigh, well he's just a gentle giant, what a wonderful playmate he is for this little minx!

  

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