Best of Breed is Above and Beyond
March 26, 2005 -- Ch. Sylvan's Above and Beyond was Judge Adria Weiner's selection for the 2005 Collie Club of America National Specialty Best of Breed. The 5-year-old blue dog, sired by Ch. Sylvan's Ruffian, out of Ch. Sylvan's Sweetest Taboo, was the choice for Rough, Best of Variety from an entry of 80 Specials and a total of 430 roughs. He is a multiple BISS and Herding Group winner and is bred and owned by Connie and Shirley DuBois and Dr. Cindi Bossart. He was handled to the BOB win by Paul Capobianco. The total entry for the show was 673 collies.
Best Opposite Sex to Variety and to Breed went to Ch Seneca's In The Arms Of An Angel. The sable bitch was bred by Tom and Joan Witter and is owned by the breeders and her handler, Connie DuBois. She is sired by Sylvan in Dress Blues, out of Ch. West River's Seneca Breeze. Best of Winners went to the rough bitch, Twin City Wyndlair Anthem. The blue bitch was bred by Carl Williford and is owned by her handlers Matt Stelter and Jennie Duhon. She was sired by 2002 National Specialty Best of Breed Ch. Southland's Bowen Island, out of Ch. Twin City In Living Color.
March 25, 2005 -- Ch. Keepsake Telesis won the Smooth, Veteran 8 to 10 Class under Judge Barbara Ridgway en route to Best of Variety under Judge Adria Weiner. The Multiple BISS and Best In Show winner was the selection from a total of 116 Variety-eligible entrants. The sable dog is bred and owned by his handler Heather and Vicky Newcomb. He is sired by Ch. Kanebriar Keepsake Pioneer, out of Ch. Lisara's Treasured Keepsake.
Best Opposite Sex to Best of Variety went to his daughter, Ch. Society There's Your Trouble, a tri-color bred and owned by Martha Ramer, Tiffany Baggley and her handler, Chelsea Degner. Best of Winners went to the Winners Bitch, Silhouette A Rainbow Tadifor.
Earlier in the day, Twin City Wyndlair Anthem (pictured below) won Rough Winners Bitch from the Puppy, 9 to 12 Month AOAC Class under Judge Phyllis Autrey. The blue bitch was bred by Carl Williford and is owned by her handler Matt Stelter and Jennie Duhon. She was sired by 2002 National Specialty Best of Breed Ch. Southland's Bowen Island, out of Ch. Twin City In Living Color. Reserve went to Don and Leslie Jeszewski's Overland Highcroft Frosting from the Puppy, 6 to 9 AOAC. The blue bitch was bred by Mike and Marcy Fine and sired by Ch. Overland Gathering Storm, out of Ch. Overland Powder Blue. She was handled to the win by Leslie.
March 24, 2005 -- Sequoia's Five-O-One Blues won the Puppy, 9 to 12 AOAC class en route to Rough Winners Dog. Judge Barbara Ridgway selected the Blue Merle, sired by Ch. Impromptu Written On The Wind, out of Ch. Gambit's Lightstorm, from an entry of 115. He is bred and owned by Russell and Catherine Petter. Reserve went to the 6 to 9 AOAC Puppy, Arcadians Impending Storm bred and owned by Anthony and Monica Mileto. The tri dog is sired by Ch. Overland Golden Opportunity, out of Scarborough After The Gold.
In the Smooth Variety, Silhouette A Rainbow Tadifor topped the 9 to 12 Puppy Bitch Class and emerged from a field of 82 to win Smooth Winners Bitch under Judge Phyllis Autrey. The blue bitch, handled by Paul Capobianco, was bred by Debbie Holland and Mary Pickett and is owned by Elena Geldkop and Melanie McMurray. She is sired by Wayside Flying High II, out of Ch. Rainbow's Instant Karma. Reserve went to the Open, Collairine's Unforgettable. The tri bitch was bred by Judith and Peter Park and is owned by Christina and Joann Romero. She is sired by Ch. Edenrock The Dark Command, out of Ch. Highcroft Mirror Image.
March 23, 2005 -- Today at the National Specialty in Oklahoma City, Corjalin's The Whitelighter was awarded Winners Dog from a field of 64 smooth males. The blue merle was shown in the Bred-by class and is owned by breeder and handler Linda Lee and Jaye Athy. He is sired by Ch. Gambit's Trick Of Light, out of Ch. Silverhill Love Notes. Reserve Dog came from the Puppy 6 to 9 Class in the form of Deep River's Bow and Arrow handled by Steve Barger. The sable puppy is owned by breeder Kathy Moll and Nancy Parker. He is sired by Deep River Younghaven Alliance, out of Ch. Deep River's Bare Hugs.
March 22, 2005 -- In Herding, CH Nirvana's Savoy Step Lively was High In Trial, Sheep, "A" Class, with a score of 93.5 to earn the Lois Russell Memorial Trophy. HC Nirvana's Ability was High In Trial, Cattle, with a score of 86 The Futurity Winner was Ohadi Interlude in Blue.
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