Solo, Elle and Kathy made a road trip to Goodyear, Arizona to attend a Donna Sims herding clinic in November. Three days of instruction were intense, informative and rewarding as both dogs showed tremendous ability on stock. Elle has found her calling - she is a natural; maintaining the correct distance, moving well both ways around the stock with a bit of finesse. Solo was a bit more of a "sheep bowler" but had high drive and no fear. Excellent results for only the second time on sheep for the pair! Another venue to get excited about!
Solo was High in Trial Open in only his third trial at the WCASA October bash....wow, was that FUN! And his wonderful half sister Elle earned her first title, Novice Jumper!
Solo did it again in December where he was 4 for 4, earning his Novice Gamble title, moved up to Open Gamble, earned a qualifying score AND got 2 qualifying scores in Open Regular! Consistent, fast (one first, 3 seconds) and so much fun!
BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Wizard son Del Sol's Irresistible Magic (Sirus) on attaining his WTCH (Working Trial Champion) in November. This versatile dog, who won Best of Breed at the 2008 Nationals, worked very hard for Dawna Sims to achieve this goal. Now all that's left is his ATCH (Agility Trial Champion) with owner Carol!
Wiz kids/grandkids were MAGIC at the ASCA Nationals in September in Greeley, CO! Results included:
Congratulations to Toby Keith, BISS A-CH Rainyday's How Do You Like Me Now?, a Wiz grandson by Merlin and owned/handled by Danielle Pugh. They won Altered Best of Opposite Sex. That makes 3 years in a row that Wizard relations have won the A-BOB or A-BOS title at the national specialty level! Toby also was a premiere champion at 2 pre-shows.
BISS A-CH Casa Blanca's Sweet Drm'n Zoltie "Zoltie" was the winner of the Altered Confirmation Invitational. She was also Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex in 2 pre-shows and gathered several qualifying scores in agility.
CH. Casa Blanca's Magnum Blast was premiere at 2 pre-shows and earned multiple qualifying scores in agility.
Testimony's In It To Win It, "Swagger" made his show (and leash) debut and walked away with a Best Opposite Sex Puppy! Owned and bred by Jill Ward, this Wizard son has started off his career with a bang! One to watch!
We're back at agility! In August, our first trial in almost a year, Solo got his first Q in Novice Jumpers! Scooter did great in his first runs at the Elite level (mine too) - one or 2 oops per round. Elle thought it was just too hot (107) and the Station fire had us all nervous! Good to be back.
Congratulations to Wizard son CH Casa Blanca's Blue Eyed Bandit who earned his CDX title. Go Rebel!
Solo took a 5-point major under Breeder Judge Kathy Bryan at the WCASA June show and also garnered a RWD award. He is edging closer to his (owner's) champion goal! Thank you Shawna Beaty for your expert handling -
Solo is our new CHAMPION! He took a 5-pt major Winners Dog and Best of Winners under AKC judge Helga Kane. Thanks Shawna for handling Solo!