Maureen and Hellbender winning on the Florida Sweet Sunshine Circuit, Feb. 2012
has taken a break from Agility Competitions to focus on Stock Dog
Trials. She has been taking lessons for the past four years while traveling
around the country learning about herding sheep.
no plans to ever offer herding lessons, but will help talented dogs and
handlers get started when time allows. If your dog has what it takes,
you will need to seek instruction from the farms listed below.
Lizard received the "Most Promising Young Dog Award" during the Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trial, Lexington, KY, May 20, 2007 and went on to competed in the 2007 U. S Bordercollie Handlers National Finals Nursery Trial held in Gettysburg, PA in September.
Following in Lizard's footsteps, Newt was given a special award at the 2008 Bluegrass Classic. Newt met the qualifications to run in the 2008 National Nursery Finals, in Sturgess, SD and qualified and competed in the 2009 finals held Sept. 2009 in Oregon.
Hellbender qualified for the 2010 Nursery National Finals but did not attend due to Maureen's cancer treatments. However, she won a big Nursery class at the 2011 Bluegrass Classic in May. Hellbender qualified and ran in the final round in the Nursery 2011 Finals in Carbondale, CO September 2011. This is best Maureen has done despite still undergoing cancer treatments.
Hellbender continues the Bluegrass tradition by winning the 2012 "Best Gather" award for her first Open run. 2013 Bender brings home a first from Table Top SDT, Colorado Springs, CO.
Hellbender's pup, Eft, is following in her kennel mates footsteps by qualifying for the 2013 & 2014 National Nursery Finals. Eft has her sights set for the 2014 Nursery Finals to be held in Carbondale, Co.
Newt and Maureen complete their first competiton pen, Nov. 2008. Pro Novice, 9 months old.