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"Spur"

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

DOB 11 April 2006

Spur lives with Sue McGee and family in Duvall, Washington.

Exciting news!  Click here to see Spur's babies, born February 27, 2013

Spur Q'd again in the ASCA 2010-2011 Merit Awards!
 #3 Advanced Trial Dog - Cattle & #5 Advanced Trial Dog - Ducks

Congratulations to Spur & her wonderful owner/handler Sue!!!

  
Spur Q'd in the ASCA top ten Open Merit for '09/'10 season on all three stock.
#2 Open Trial Dog - Cattle;  #5 Open Trial Dog - Sheep; #5 Open Trial Dog - Ducks

 


Listening carefully to Lynn Leach at a clinic!

  
Spur had a great year!!!  ASCA Awards of Merit on ducks and sheep!!!

Updates: 

September 8, 2010 -

This is our story, but please don't feel like you have to post all of it...I tend to ramble. But I just can't say enough about my Princess Pea. (note from Jeni...I wouldn't dream of cutting out any of this...Sue certainly has a reason to brag!!!)

Our first trial of the season as an advanced dog was going to be in MT. at the WLazyJ. Unfortunately, Spur came up lame with a pulled tendon or ligament. Apparently it poured down on the trial practically all weekend. Since I was planning to tent camp, I wasn't sorry I missed the rain. I was sorry I missed trialing at a new place, and watching awesome dogs work. The vet said six weeks of rest for Spur...like she's going to let that happen!

So the next trial was the Rustler's Roundup put on by the nicest people, (next to the ASC of Idaho Club & ASC of MT) in the world over Labor Day. Spur was just finishing up the last of her medication, and seemed to holding her own. So I decided to give it a go even though our precious training time had been cut to a minimum. I started to get real nervous since neither of us had trialed in almost a year. Not to worry though, because we were just going to see where we were at in our training anyway. It was a 3-day, 5 trial event. Spur came out like blazing saddles on her first cattle run, and took HIT cattle that day against 5 other dogs who were finals qualifiers. She did it again for a second time the next day. It always amazes me how 30 lbs. can move more than one 600 lb steer. Dana wrote on her score sheet that she was very courageous, and would make a good finals dog. Unfortunately, her handler can't handle that kind of pressure.

Spur continued to get two Q's on sheep, so it all came down to ducks. Now I could write a page about Call ducks. If you don't like them don't go to this trial. Carol Gerkin graciously brings her little ducks every year for us to cuss over. In fact, I think 'Cuss Ducks' would be a better name. Boy, if your dog can work them though, you can really walk around with your chest puffed out. Spur needed one more Q from Dana, which she got at the last trial of the second day. Wow, her job was done. A WTCH! A good thing to because we didn't Q on ducks the next day. She won some nice prizes. Black Sheep does a fun thing where each judge chooses a dog that stands out as their favorite for each day. Thank you Wayne Kirby for choosing Spur as your 'Judges Choice' on the second day.

So she got 2 HIT cattle out of the 5 Black Sheep trials...beating out some top notch dogs on those runs. Wayne Kirby wanted to take her home, but he did call a run when he saw some wool stuck to her mouth. Wonder how that got there? She got her WTCH in the first 4 trials, and this was the first time she has been trialed in a year. Talk about stress...for me. On Monday everything went to hell, but we didn't care...she already got her job done. Sue

Sue & WTCH Mikatura's Saddles'N'Spurs RD RTDs

October 2009 - Our 1st ASCA Nationals!  I didn't get in on pre-trials, so I had no idea what Spur would do after being penned up for over a week. Well, first off the little red devil got her first 'thanks' on sheep and ducks. Even after a not-so-good take pen, she came through with the rest of her run on cattle. Although I had to put the screws to her she made all obstacles, four cows through the center, and came in second with a respectable 102 from Wally Butler. Spur also

 

September 2009 - This last year we tested open trials with FEO.  Then I decided to trial at the Rustler's Roundup north of Spokane over Labor Day.  This was a great trial...great people, good food, prizes, and stories. A fun time for all. She got all her open titles in the first two trials.  Her high score on sheep was a 115, and a 113 on ducks and she won her first belt buckle, and some other beautiful prizes. My husband, Fred McGee, took the photos below...thanks Fred for the photos, and making my lucky stock stick out of yellow cedar!

 

Spur was in heat so we were abandoned from the group waiting our turn. It really gave us time to think......she is very serious when it comes time to work.

Then the fun started!


Easy as one.....
 


...Two...

 

 


...Three...my little penning machine!


...Four, shut the door...equals a 120 score. Thank you Judge Bob Blount!

2 October 2008 - Spur doing her first take pen at the Calapooia Classic in Sweet Home, OR. We only entered cattle that weeked. Spur qualified both days cinching her ASCA started title. She came in second out of a large field of 10 started dogs the first day, and 7 the next day.   Spur now has all her ASCA started titles. Between three different trials, Calapooia, Blacksheep, & Lake Bay, she did a total of 20 runs. Eighteen qualified and placed; nine firsts, six seconds, two thirds, and one fourth place. At Lake Bay, our last trial, Spur earned Most Promising. She also received stars on two of her duck runs from Wally Butler.  She had five first places on ducks, three on sheep, and one on cattle (four were 2nd places against border collies).


Spur doing her first take pen at the Calapooia Classic in Sweet Home, OR
                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Shannon Phifer, That'll Do Photography, Dexter, OR

 

March 2008 - I have a small brag to announce. Spur & Gambler earned their RD title today from judge Marti Parrish. Marti said Gambler is a good right hand man, and that Spur is very talented. She was particularly impressed how she worked the new born lambs. Only her fourth time working ewes with new lambs. It's no surprise that she is very good with our granddaughter who is now 7 months old. If she could just get into that diaper...also Marti said Spur was going to be a good cow dog. Come to think of it, I thought her duck work was pretty good too!

January 2007 - Spur was a star student today in our first tracking class. Although I never doubted her ability, she was practically perfect. Even being the youngest dog there she didn't take a back seat to the coon hound or any of the others. We were the only team who had never tracked before...haven't got a clue what I'm doing. Spur had the whole thing figured out & saved my ass. Tracking was recommended by Elsie. I've always wanted to try it anyway. We meet at Jan Wesen's place, then head out into the fields. This time of year, huge flocks of swans winter over in the stubbled corn fields. With snow draping the foothills, and the sun reflecting off the silver wings of the swans in flight, it just doesn't get much better. What a good day.
Sue


                                                                                Photo by Nancy Gaffney

More photos of Spur 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)

She's joined her new Aussie buddy Gambler in pursuit of a great life herding & doing all sorts of other things...

  
keeping the ducks dry...

and posing with best buddy Gambler...
  
spending time on a beautiful fall day out playing in the yard...

having fun herding...
  
or spending a beautiful Snoqualimine day with plenty of swimming!

  
Spur & her sister Billie

  
Raleigh (Shilo Shepherd), Spur & Billie showing off their obedience skills!

 

     
 Meeting up with sister Billie and having some fun!

  
Spur arrived at her new home at a pretty stressful time..her Aussie buddy Gambler had been badly hurt but was slowly recovering.  Spur got to join Gambler at his water therapy treatments and it looks like she enjoyed being a water baby!  The good news is Gambler is doing really well now!

     
Saying howdie to her new family!

 

 
 


 
  

Click here to see photos of Spur and her siblings as pups!

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