Multiple Canadian Kennel Club Best of Breed Winner!
Call Name: Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee)
Our condolences to Dan and Marianne on the loss of their beloved Ceilidh.
Dan and Marianne missed Ceilidh so much that they
decided another Aussie had to be in their lives...
Most pictures are clickable to see a larger version!
After a lot of agonizing we decided in
early summer 2005 that Ceilidh needed to go to a family who had a need for a
good working boy...
It's turned out to be a wonderful new lease on life for Ceilidh...he goes to
work with Dan (riding around in a great truck), helps with their herd of
Registration: ASCA / CKC / AKC
Ceilidh is a proven producer of titled working Aussies!
Stock Trial Wins:
July 2004 – WASCA/ASCA trials:
July 2003 ~ WASCA/ASCA trials:
2002 ~ WASCA/ASCA trials:
Australian Shepherd Club of Alberta
Australian Shepherd Fanciers of Alberta
Thank you to the judges for seeing the breed standard and working ability beautifully exhibited by this boy!
July 2004 - completed his ASCA started sheep title with a 1st place win, and earned 1 leg on open cattle (a 4th place win with a score of 101...tough competition that day!) Ceilidh still has one leg on started ducks but he did not trial on ducks this year. Thank you to Judges Dana Mackenzie & Robert Blount
July 2003 ~ completed his ASCA Started Cattle title, still one sheep leg
July 2002 ~ 1 leg on each of his ASCA Started Sheep and Started Cattle titles. Thank you to Judges Marlene Davis-Gulliano & Brad Warren.
I often have folks asking me what a big, intact male working dog like Ceilidh is like to live with...they wonder what his temperament is like and is he mean? The following photos were taken February 9, 2003 and I think I'll print them just to carry around with me. You see, we had a lamb in the kitchen that has been rejected by his mother...not only rejected but, before we could get him away, she head butted him pretty badly and he was pretty cold when Foss brought him in. The dogs were all curious and we let them all check him out (they're amazed at this little critter in their kitchen) but these photos show what I found when we finished eating breakfast...our big, bad intact, aggressive when he needs to be, herding dawg had made himself a job. Not only that but he wouldn't let anyone/anything else help him! He didn't move for three hours except to give the lamb a kiss and make sure he's ok. Have I told anyone lately how much I love this dog???
Ceilidh has d pups, with our Molly, who are working and are titled in the trial arena and are doing very well in training for obedience, agility, tracking and the conformation ring. Watching Ceilidh's pups work is a pleasure, he has passed his wonderful working ability and temperament on to his get.
The name "Ceilidh" means a gathering. In Cape Breton, a ceilidh is a gathering in which musicians share their talent playing tunes and dancing and the people in attendance participate by singing, clapping along with the beat of the music and dancing. The atmosphere is very informal with musicians, singers and dancers taking turns at "centre stage". The other aspect that is prevalent in the typical Cape Breton ceilidh is that performers of all ages, from children who are learning their skills to seasoned masters, play together as equals. To me it's the perfect name for our boy, he's going to spend his life being in centre stage (I hope) and will constantly be learning and mastering new skills and teaching me things that I never knew before!
During our 2003 trials Ceilidh developed a limp, we couldn't find anything wrong and as soon as Foss asked him to work he was there, no limp, just wanting to please his best buddy. After the trials were over and we were having a quiet moment Ceilidh gave a little yip and when I went to see why, there he was with the toenail he'd broken right off sticking to his lip. It must have just been hanging on by a hair and pretty sore but he wouldn't let his friend down so he went to work sore paw and all, what an awesome boy he is! Our boy just loves to work and has passed that wonderful instinct on to his pups!
Here is a little information Ceilidh's and , provided by Carol-Ann:
"Daddy Dog" is ASCA CH Las Rocosa Take This Chance, STD-s, who is a dark, red merle. Chancey is incredibly sound - both mentally and physically. He just never puts a foot down wrong! He earned his Championship with three 5-point wins, all under Senior Breeder Judges. He just started trialing in 1999, and earned three qualifying scores in four trials! He will continue in Spring time. Chancey was bred by my sister, Jeanne Joy and he is owned by, and lives with me.
"Mama Dog" is dual Champion, ASCA/CKC CH Touchstone Brassy Executive of Las Rocosa who is a powder blue with blue eyes. Curry-Beth is 5 years old (in 1999) and possess very high drive and breathtaking side movement. She has an incredible amount of natural instinct - only trialed once, so far, but very eager! This was her second litter and she is a very good mama. She earned her Canadian Championship in a two and a half months! She soon will be ready for her CD. Curry-Beth is d by multiple time Champion Phoenix, World/FCI-Int'l/AKC/ASCA/CKC/Lux/ Neth/PR/Mex/IABCA Int'l CH Touchstone Mercury Rising, DNA-CP. Phoenix was in the top 5 CKC Aussies for six consecutive years!
Please come back often and visit to see new pictures of Ceilidh and hear about his mischief and his career in the show ring!
Ceilidh's ASCA Pedigree
Click here for more photos and info of the life and times of Ceilidh also known as Jake...