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    NW Washington
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    Farming, sheep, gardening, agility, reining
  1. This year the USBCHA National Sheepdog finals are back in Alturas, CA, September 24-29. We have a fun new way to be involved this year by guessing what the cut-off will be for the open class. If you’re interested in making a guess, the donation is $10, of which you could win half the pot back! You don’t need to know anything about herding to to make an educated guess! For more info please see the link below. Thanks for your support! https://www.sheepdogfinals.org/open-point-cut-off
  2. Sorry, didn't mean to post 3 times, Internet connections are trying over here at times, admin, please feel free to delete extra posts ☺
  3. The 2017 World Trial has begun in the Netherlands. Today and tomorrow are the qualifying rounds. 3 fields, each handler gets 1 run. The top 7 from each day and each field will move onto the semi finals on Saturday. There was a parade yesterday and opening ceremonies inviting 30 (I think) countries to the trial. Many of us are individually posting photos, etc. You can also visit the Washington Association of Stockdog Handlers fb page for photos. Here's a link to scores. http://wkschapendrijven.nl/scores/
  4. See this link of Nutrisource that is pulling from Chewy due to the buy-out. Will be interesting to see if other pet food companies follow suite. http://www.nutrisourcepetfoods.com/nutrisource/chewy-com-statement/ Also, PetSmart is associated w/ HSUS, which has close ties to PETA; something to keep in mind if you choose to support them. We've been ordering through Chewy and have been very please with the service and products, however, won't be ordering from them anymore.
  5. This website answers a lot of basic questions. http://www.littlehats.net/
  6. I'm in the PNW and have a wet yard w/ poor drainage. I recently laid down straw and am very happy with the results. I did a 10-15' arc around the front of the house where the dogs come in and it is helping a ton. It acts like a door mat and does a great job wiping their feet off before they come in. Don't get me wrong, there is still mud, but a fraction of what there was prior to the straw. I'll be putting out a second bale around the back door in the next few days. Thought about wood chips, but decided the straw would be easier to pick up once the sun returns and the straw doesn't seem to be getting mixed into the mud as much as I think the chips would have.
  7. Dave Imas is in that area too. He has a great winter one day clinic series going, this Sunday is the Drive Away clinic. http://www.catbirdstockdogs.com/
  8. I tortured the boys two years ago into being a ghost and a magician, didn't last long, they weren't real impressed
  9. Another great resource for hearing lots of different whistles is the video membership with Catbird Video (there is a link listed in the video section of the bc boards). Gives you the opportunity to hear the whistles of many top handlers while they are working their dogs, great to whistle along to as well. Plus you can learn lots about trial handling from the videos.
  10. My dog has a tattoo on his inner thigh with his litter ID from his CBCA papers. It's not easy to read and has been overgrown with hair, so I would not rely on it being a good id system. But I do think tattooing spay scars is a great idea and should always be done.
  11. Please see the below quote from the USBCHA website regarding allowing AKC herding judges to judge the sheepdog finals. If you are concerned about this contact your local board member and voice your concerns. There is a very good discussion on fb in the district one group going on as well. "2016 Judge Nominees: The BOD passed a motion modifying the rule that prohibits AKC judges from judging USBCHA National Finals to state that AKC Confirmation judges are not eligible to judge,but AKC Herding judges who are not Confirmation judges may be nominated. The nominees to judge the 2016 USBCHA National Sheepdog Finals are: Andrew Dickman, Johnny Robinson, Patrick Shannahan, Joyce Geier, Michael Gallagher, Charlie Torre, Ray Edwards, George Northrup and Terry Parrish. Board members of both the USBCHA and the ABCA will vote on the nominees by between February 1 and February 28, 2016. If you have comments, you are welcome to contact a Board member."
  12. The third person on the list has been banned, correct? I'm a little surprised his name isn't * with a comment below stating that or having a link to the list of banned breeders on the page with the list. Might make it a bit more obvious for people to really look into someone, especially someone off the list.
  13. Timber and I are looking forward to round two! This is a great mini-clinic series, I would highly recommend other local trainers in their areas to offer similar one day clinics for local students; this is a great educational opportunity at an affordable price and not as intimidating as some of the bigger clinics can be. Thank you Dave for putting these together! And to Tip for the miles of pasture covered
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