WINDMILL AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD'S
The wins and great moments that make all the hard work
Jan. 10, 2015- Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket) USDAA-Morgan Hill, CA
Jan 9-11, 2015-Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden)Carolina Piedmont Agility USDAA trial - Raleigh NC
Jan 18th-Nicole Watts and Dervish
(Dare x Eiffel) USDAA Agility Santa Rosa, CA.
Jan 15th-Sara McAulay and Joyo
(Bella x Naishe)Odor Recognition Tests: Novato CA
Jan 18th-Sara McAulay and Joyo
(Bella x Naishe) USDAA Agility Santa Rosa, CA.
Jan 25-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket). Copper Handled by Bonnie Griep. ASCA Agility, Ham Lake, Mn GS-O 2nd Leg & Title, 2nd Place
1/31 -2/1/15-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella X Naishe)AKC Agility, Santa Rosa CA. Joyo earned his NF, NJ titles with 2nd in both jumpers (.2 sec and .5 sec out of first), and 1st in Sunday FAST -- 77 points, pretty good! Click here to see his novice run
February 7 and 8, 2015-Aimee
Kincaid and Shooter (Zoom x Better) AKC obedience, Myakka City,
FL. Shooter earned 3rd place Novice B score 194 for his first Novice
obedience leg on 2/7/15.
February 15, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket) USDAA agility, Turlock, CA. Marci writes: Dixie earned her USDAA SPJ title today with a 6.5something yps run.She also got a PII gamblers Q. Both Qs were 1st places.
February 13-15, 2015-Nicole Watts with Jinn and Dervish USDAA agility, Turlock, CA. Nicole writes: they both were such sweethearts and they try so hard, and to have them each Q 3/3 (including a much needed gamble Q with Dervish!) was such a nice gift, but also I just felt like Dervish was really there, 100 percent. She managed every set of poles and was such a great teammate. Jinn got 2 Q-1sts and a Q-2nd; Dervish got a Q-3rd in Standard with me working contacts and holding the table, and there were only a few dogs that Qed in the whole class. And both ran their half of pairs perfectly.
February 15, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella X Naishe)AKC Agility, Santa Rosa CA. Sara writes: Joyo finished his Novice Standard title at the Puli Club AKC trial in Santa Rosa. Saturday, first place, open JWW and open FAST, 2nd place Nov Standard. Sunday, 2nd place Open FAST
February 21, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket) PASA (ASCA)agility, San Martin, CA. Dixie earned her GS-E title with a 2nd place and she earned one standard leg with a 2nd Place.
February 21-22, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella X Naishe) PASA(ASCA) agility, San Martin,CA. Sara writes: Joyo had a super-exciting and totally brag-worthy ASCA day at the PASA trial in San Martin. He went 6 for 6, with 4 firsts, 2 seconds, in the Open division. Babydog bobbles here and there were more than made up for by perfect start lines, perfect contacts and not a bar down all day. Sunday, on the other hand ... What was that I said about perfect contacts yesterday?? This morning he blew every single one. Spent a lot of time lying down looking not at all contrite while I scowled at him. All this messing around caused us to run out of time in the gamble -- but he did it correctly , including a send to the weaves. I was super happy about that part! In the end Joyo earned two new titles-GS - O and JS-O. See Joyo's Saturday open jumpers. Later Sara found out Joyo was HIT open. Good job!!!
February 21-22, 2015 -Nicole
Watts with Jinn
and Dervish PASA(ASCA) agility, San
Martin, CA.. Nicole writes: ATCH Dervish. Never did
I imagine the girlie would get the 4 gamble Qs this weekend that she
needed to finish her ASCA championship, but ... she did, finishing it
off this morning with a first place gamble run. She was running heart
and soul and as good as she could give this weekend, and Qed 11/12 runs
and was runner up for High In Trial. See Dervish's ATCH
February 28-March 1st, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie
(Zoom x Cricket)VAST (Turlock) CPE
Feb 28-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom
& Cricket). ASCA Obedience. Hugo, Mn.
Feb 28-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom &
Cricket). ASCA Obedience. Hugo, Mn.
March 2015-Carolyn Piecha and Hook (Zoom x Jemma) Germany. Caro writes: Hook finished his RNX Title after there starts in march :) I wish you all the best from Munich.
Mar 7-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket). Copper Handled by Jodi Ebert. ASCA Agility. Ham Lake, Mn RS-O 3rd leg & Title, 1st place
March 7-8, 2015-Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden)Hog Dog Productions USDAA trial in Millersville, MD.
Paiva ran in the
Team Jumpers - 3rd place and Q
Top Individual dog overall - she earned more points than any other
March 14, 2015 -Nicole Watts with Jinn USDAA Bayteam agility. Nicole writes: Jinn says being almost 11 years old ain't slowed him down yet smile emoticon He can still give those whippersnapper border collies a run for their money. First place performance Grand Prix 16" division in Saturday's Bay Team USDAA trial, giving him a "bye" into round 2 of the USDAA performance grand prix regionals.
March 28,29, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella X Naishe) PASA(ASCA) agility, Turlock ,CA. Joyo won Saturday's Elite jumpers (20+), running clean @ 6.7 yps!! He also earned the last leg of his Open Regular title. RS-O. In addition earned his JS-E . Onward!
March 28,29, 2015-Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden)Mid-Atlantic MADness USDAA - Millersville, MD. Paiva
was Q/4th in Masters Challenge Biathlon Standard, Q/2nd in Masters
Apr 4-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket).
AKC Rally. Hugo, Mn.
Apr 12, 2015-Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Zoom & Cricket). Copper, handled by Jodi Ebert. ASCA Agility. Ham Lake, Mn. JS-E 2nd leg & Title, 3rd place.
April 13 2015-Nicole Watts and Dervish (Dare x Eiffel) USDAA - ADCH Dervish! Dervy gave me an early birthday present and got that last gamblers Q she needed to finish off her USDAA championship. Did it with a Q-2nd in a big class, too. Two championships in 2 months!! Here is the video and the happy-run-around-the-ring celebration after
April 17/18/19, 2015 -Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden) Mid-Atlantic Agility Showcase USDAA - Palmyra, PA. Qs
in Snooker, Team Snooker, Jumpers, Team "All Rise!" (all three
April 18-19, 2015-Sara Henderson White and Raven(George x Dell) Lawrence, KS. AKC Agility. Sara writes: we did our first AKC trial last sat-sun and she got 2 QQs (and 1st place in each) in JWW and Std.
April 25, 2015- Anne Graumann, CA (Naishi x Bella) AKC agility-CA. Anne writes: Whiskey finished off his AKC Novice Standard title with a 2nd place at City of Industry today. Good boy! In Novice Jumpers he had a lovely 17.10 second run. It was probably our best run to date, just a knocked bar made it an NQ.
April 25, 2015- Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Cricket
X Zoom) AKC Rally. South St. Paul, Mn.
April 26, 2015-Lorena Proia and Juno (Zoom x Mattie) AKC agility-NH. Lorena writes: So proud of Juju! She finally got her last Excellent leg to give her her title. She did it in style with a first place! She Q'd and placed in every run but her last Jumpers because of a stupid mistake I made. Otherwise she was focused, fast and smooooth despite me. Love this girl!!
May 8-10, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike)Spring Turnout, Frenchtown MT. Working trial. Do-I won both a.m and p.m cattle on Sunday, to finish Her WTCH. She was high combined cattle for Sunday and High Combined non WTCH for the trial. She also placed 1st in a.m. sheep and 2nd in p.m sheep.
May 9, 2014-Nicole Watts with Jinn and Dervish-AKC agility, CA.We went today to our first AKC trial in almost a year, for a couple of runs with each dog. Jinn (running in the preferred division) got two Q-1sts and his first-ever Double Q! Dervish got her second Open JWW Q with a lovely run except for one mess-up near the start that was due to my bad handling decision, but since they forgive you one refusal in Open, we got the Q. She had a gorgeous Excellent standard run-- her first time in Excellent -- but ticked the 2nd to last bar, a triple . But she did the most beauteous weaves ever, and did the most perfect d/w with an off-course tunnel entrance staring at her just feet away. Here is inn's Masters Standard run-- I had fun on the four jump lead out!!
May 9, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)passed
May 16/17, 2015 -Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden) - Artful Dodgers USDAA - Millersville, MD. I was trial
secretary so definitely not playing my best game but Paiva still managed
May 17, 2015- Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Cricket X Zoom) ASCA Obedience. Burnsville, Mn. Beginner Novice (BN). Bonus leg, score 198. 1st Place.
May 17- Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Cricket X
Zoom) ASCA Obedience. Burnsville, Mn.
May 23, 2015- Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Cricket
X Zoom) AKC Rally. St. Peter, Mn.
May 23, 2015 -Nicole Watts with Jinn and Dervish AKC agility-Dixon, CA. Dervish went 3/3 today with 3 Q-1sts, and she finished her AKC Open JWW title and got her first Excellent Standard Q and also got an Open FAST Q. Jinn had a lovely Masters JWW run too, with a Q-1st, but I made him knock a bar on standard. Click here for Dervish's excellent standard run
May 24, 2015- Kristin Backstrom & Copper (Cricket
X Zoom) AKC Rally. St. Peter, Mn.
May 23/24, 2015 -Sally Josselyn and Pai
(Dare x Hayden) - HogDog Productions USDAA - Millersville, MD. Paiva
earned Qs in Pairs, Snooker (both days, 1 Super Q), Jumpers, and Masters
May 23-24,2015-Rick Lowry and Joy (Zoom x Shiloh).COAST stockdog trial, King City, CA.Joy earned her advanced sheep and duck titles.
May 30/31, 2015 -Sally Josselyn and Pai (Dare x Hayden) Flexible Flyers USDAA, Barto PA - Paiva was fabulous, plain and simple Smile. Out of 9 runs, she was clean on 8 of them (including another win in Masters Snooker and her 50th Super Q for which I've come up with a new fictitious title "Super Q Platinum" Laughing). Unfortunately, she had 5 faults in Masters Challenge Biathlon Standard and with 10 or so dogs going double clear, the cutoff score for qualifying in the Biathlon Tournament was quite low. Paiva missed it by a meager 1.72 seconds. Normally 5 faults on the combined courses would still mean a Q but not this time! Lesson learned - pay more attention to the scores of your competitors so you know if you need to push for speed!
May 30, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella
x Naishe) Sara writes: Green grass. Pleasant weather. Nice folks and
their amazing dogs. A weekend of USDAA agility at the Evergreen Valley
College campus in San Jose -- practically my back yard!
May 30/31, 2015-Cathy Kenny and Lily
(Eiffel x Dare)TX. Cathy writes: This past weekend I took ( still mostly
bald ) Lily to New Mexico. She never got last place in her class, and
came home with 2 RWB! One from SBJ Clarissa Shank and another from BJ
Lindy Patrick. Both were to 5 pt majors.
June 5, 2015- Gina Larson and Dani (George x Dell)ASCA conformation, Boise ASC. Dani was RWB under senior breeder Judge, Rhonda Silveria.
June 6, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)AKC
agility, San Jose, CA
June 13,2015-Greg 7 Crystal Porter and West
(Eiffel x Dare) MA. Not all brags are about competition. Crystal writes:
June 12, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike) .TVASC Payette ID. ASCA stockdog trial. Do-I is first in cattle and HIT cattle.
June 13/14, 2015-Aimee Kincaid and Shooter(Zoom x Better) VENICE Kennel Club, Tampa Florida Saturday June 13, Shooter (Coolibah's Straight Shooter, CD, BN, RN.)) took 3rd place in Novice B with a 190.5. Sunday he took 2nd place in Novice B with a 190.5. Both days he did a real nice job with just some green dog mistakes.
June 21, 2015 -Nicole Watts with Jinn-Redwood Dog Sports Center ASCA trial in Eugene, OR. Nicole writes: Jinn needed 1.5 more regular Qs to finish his ATCH V-- first time in his life that he did NOT need Gamble Qs to finish! He did some lovely work and finished the ATCH V,
June 20/21, 2015-Aimee Kincaid and Shooter(Zoom x
Better)Savannah obedience trial, Saturday June 20, 2nd place Novice
B with a 192.5. Still had a couple green dog things that will clean
up with experience. So today, he qualified to enter the AKC CLASSIC
in Orlando in December.
June 27, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)AKC agility. Marcie writes:master FAST Q 3rd place. Earned her AKC AXJ title June 6th.
June 27, 2015-Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom x
Cricket)AKC agility, Burnsville Mn. AXJ 1st leg with 4nd place and AX
leg with 4th place.
June 27, 2014-Nicole Watts with Dervish-AKC
agility, CA. Nicole writes: Dervish got her first-ever AKC Double Q
June 27 with 2 Q-1sts in AKC Excellent Standard and JWW, even though
it is not an "official" QQ because she is competing in AKC
Excellent not Masters, because she is still working towards her Excellent
titles. She stayed at the start, nailed every contact and the weaves,
and kept every bar up. Whoohooo!! Here is her Excellent JWW run (probably
one of the nicest she's had ever)-
June 29, 2015-Sabine Mosler and July(Zoom x She is the one) ASCA trial-Belgium. Sabine writes: July and I have had another Rally-O start in belgium this weekend. She finished her RNX-titel with one 199/200 points score and HIT Novice on saturday and 195/200 points on sunday (handler error...) an 4th place in Novice B. She has had 4 starts for her RNX.
June 29, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: AKC: Joyo got his OAJ title, and picked up some other Q's. Here is his Open Standard run. The course was almost identical to the one for Masters/Excellent, and I think the weave entry was actually more difficult. The run felt great in the moment, but here in the video I can see him not really sticking his teeter, and leaving before release on the DW. Homework! Still I was (and am) really pleased.
June 30, 2015-Kristin Backstorm and Copper (Zoom x Cricket) - TDI (Therapy Dog Intenational)
July 4-6, 2015-Sara Henderson White and Raven(George x Dell) Lawrence, KS. Sara writes: Raven got her NA today. First title! Had 2 bad jww runs de to me. She got an Open Std leg yesterday and her second Novice JWW leg.
July 11, 2015-Marci Thomas and Dixie (Zoom x Cricket)AKC agility, CA. Marci writes: MASTER Fast Q. 4th place. :). 3rd place in non regular class Wake up and Weave. Had an amazing Master JWW run but caused a knocked bar on triple.
June 10-12, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike) ASC of MT stockdog trial. Do-I earned 7 points for 2016 ASCA nationals including HIT sheep Sunday afternoon.
July 11-12, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) AKC agility. Sara writes: You'd have been proud of him last weekend if you came early Saturday, then went away until late Sunday afternoon :-) He started and ended with absolutely brilliant jumpers runs -- 2nd place Sat, 1st place Sun. In between, though ... lots of reminders that he is still very much a baby dog! I have spoken to him sternly. He gave me a big smile and a kiss, cuz that's who he is. Love him to pieces.
July 18, 2015-Bev Hurst-K9101 Canada-Rowdy (George x Dell). Bev writes: Rowdy had great day. Once he got over the sheep herding in the next ring. His first two rally advance were not . He wanted to play with sheep his 3rd round was a fast 2minutes with a perfect 200 score. In disc he placed 6th out of -a large field. Crump (Zoom x Cricker) was also super boy in disc but a bad throw and a wind gust made the disc go wonky. Back at k9 fest tomorrow for disc n agility.
Aug. 12, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe)PASA ASCA: RS-E title.
Aug. 24, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike)Do-I earns her RTD cattle and sheep at the ASC of MT. Lewiston trial under judge Betty Williams. Do-I was HIT sheep and HIT Aussie Cattle.
Sept. 7, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike) Do-I goes HIT sheep under judge Steve Shope.
Sept. 20, 2015-Gina Larson and Do-I(Zoom x Cody Lookalike) Do-I goes HIT sheep under judge John Knepper.
Sept. 20, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Irish Setter Club AKC: Open Agility title.
Sept 27, 2015-Ginger McMullen and Gemma (Zoom x Better).Ginger writes: Gemma finished her NA agility title today. We are still trying to work with her speed, but she is amazing and trying hard. She qualified each time she ran with a 4th, 1st and 3 rd place. I'm very proud of my girl!
Sept. 27-28, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo
(Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: PASA ASCA: Saturday I was hammered
by allergies; could barely walk, let alone run. Fortunately Nicole Watts
was willing to run Joyo for me in the 2 Regular classes, for the wild
boyo's only Q's of the day. It was a real pleasure to watch her handle
him. Thanks, Nicole!
Oct. 2-4, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe)Sara writes: NNASC ASCA, Carson City: Road trip! We love this trial. Joyo got his 10th post-title Elite Jumpers Q, for his JS-E OP!
Oct. 2015 Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom x Cricket) - AKC Rally Advanced legs with title (RA). Placements were all 1st places with scores that ranged from 90-100.
Oct. 8, 2015 Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom x Cricket)-ASCA MASC Obedience trial in Burnsville Mn. 2 legs of ASCA Novice obedience title. 1st leg score 195.5 with a 4th place, 2nd leg score of 197.5 with a 3rd place. Copper was High Scoring Aussie at that second trial.
10/24/2015-Sally Josselyn and Pai (Dare x Hayden). Sally writes: Dark N Stormy" places 5th out of 201 teams at Cynosport !"
Nov., 2015 Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom x Cricket) -AKC Rally Excellent legs with title (RE). Placements were all first places and scores ranged from 89-100.
Nov. 2, 2015-Sabine Mosler/Stormbringer Aussies,Germany-July (Zoom x Jenna) Sabine writes: July has had a great obedience weekend. Saturday she was 2nd in O1 (V 2) and has qualified for the next class, sunday she was 1st in O1 (SG 1). Great little lady smile emoticon. I'm very happy with that, because we have had really little training!
Nov. 8, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: SMART USDAA: Finally got the elusive 3rd Starters Standard for his AD title. Also picked up his Starters Snooker title.
Nov. 11, 2015-Sara Henderson and Raven(George x Dell). Sara writes:Raven has both her AKC NA and NAJ now. Not bad for only having done 3 competitions.
Nov. 29, 2015 Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom x Cricket)- AKC Obedience and Rally Trial. St. Paul Mn. Copper had 3 classes to show in, but he was a trouper. 1st leg for Beginner Novice with a score of 198 and a 1st place. And also a Rally Advanced Excellent leg (his first RAE leg). Advanced score was 96 with a 4th place and Excellent score was 98 with a 2nd place.
December....from Kristin Backstrom with Copper (Zoom
X Cricket). Kristin writes: I love my dog! He worked so fine for his
1st BN leg in November that someone wrote to a mutual friend of ours
and gushed over his performance. He was absolutely awesome (IMO), and
I think he was fabulous this whole year in everything that he did for
me. It takes a special dog that is willing to work with a handicapped
Dec. 6 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) and Susan Laurson and Oliver (George x Dell). Sara writes: Did you know that Joyo and Oliver paired up at the BayTeam trial and won Advanced Pairs on Saturday? Go Windmill!
Dec. 6-7, 2015-Sara McAulay and Joyo (Bella x Naishe) Sara writes: BayTeam USDAA: Went 5 for 8, 6 first places (no 22" qualifiers in Saturday's Advanced Snooker). He had been completely wild at the ASCA trial 2 weeks earlier, causing me to do some serious thinking about changes I needed to make. So far, so good! I was able to stay in contact with him MUCH better, and he turned in some lovely runs. Finished his AJ title, and moves up to Masters next time. <nail-bite time!>
Dec. 16, 2015-Ginger McMullen and Gemma (Zoom x Better). Ginger writes: "I had the pleasure of working with Loretta Mueller yesterday. What a great day and an incredible instructor. She told me that Gemma has some of the fastest ground speed that she has seen. No wonder I struggle to keep up with her!" See her video
2015-Aimee Kincaid and Shooter (Zoom x Better) Aimee
writes: Coolibah's Straight Shooter, RN, BN, PCD, CD
Kristin Backstrom and Copper (Zoom X Cricket)-Achievements
noted in 2015
AND THAT IS A WRAP FOR 2015