Wow, in the last month Tomy (Callicoma Red Hot Tamale) in Canada finished off his Open obedience title, qualified in 6 out of 7 agility runs and qualified in all three searches for his first scentwork title in Started Detection, with special honours!
Today Nina and Gay competed in their first ever Noseworks NW1 trial. They completed 4 elements – Vehicles (3 vehicles) – 2nd place, Interiors – 3rd place, Exteriors and Container Searches – 2nd place. She passed all elements and gained her title, as well as winning the overall Best Partnership Award!!
Spice had two baby boys (by emergency C-section on a Saturday night!!). All are well.
Today we met up with Vixen’s son Woopi and went for a beach walk. I took Vixen and brother Chevy.
I took Vixen and Spice to Brisbane to compete in the new dog sport of Tricks. we entered 3 trials. Spice passed all 3 and got her TK.S title, Vixen passed 2 and we now have to enter another.
Alice had her babies – 7 lovely chocolate balls of fun!
For the third year in a row we won Dogzonline Advance Australian Kelpie Breeder of the Year!!!
Baby Birdie has been to two shows this weekend, winning 2 x Best Baby Puppy In Show and 2 x 1st Place in Baby Sweepstakes! Two weeks ago she went to 5 shows for 5 x Best Baby In Group, 1 x Best Baby in Show, 3 x 1st Place Baby Sweepstakes and 2 x 2nd Place Baby Sweepstakes!!
Vixen has had babies – 2 chocolate boys and a fawn boy, 2 chocolate girls and a fawn girl. All are doing well. And no I was not expecting fawns!
Vixen got her Rally Advanced title in 3 trials with scores of 96, 95 and 92! (and yes she is still dyed – it has to grow out).
Spice has had babies – 7 girls! 1 is black, all the rest are red or chocolate. All are doing well.
Vixen and Marj were used as models for a canine make up artist to practice dyeing red kelpies to look like black and tan dingoes. I was shocked to see my own dogs looking like this!
Bliss got her AD title, making her Callicoma Sheer Bliss AD JD GD
Spice has been mated to the lovely Qdos Zack. Now the waiting begins …….
Nina won the 2018 Heelwork to Music Dog Of the Year in the DWD Club of Qld. This is the second time she has won this – she also won it in 2016.
We have received two fantastic awards – The Dogzonline 2018 Advance Breeder of the year for kelpies, and amazingly – the Dogzonline 2018 Advance Breeder of the Year for working dogs. We also came 4th across all breeds of dog nationally. That means we were the best breeder of kelpies nationally, the best breeder of any working dog breed nationally and the 4th best breeder of all breeds nationally. This is a pointscore, and any time any dog bred by Callicoma gains any title, or has any show wins, they contribute to the award. 23 Callicomas contributed in 2018, across many disciplines – Showing, Obedience, Agility, Rally O, Herding, Dances With Dogs and Endurance. Thanks to everyone that put in all the work to train and compete with your Callicomas.
Pine Rivers Dog Training Club (in Brisbane) Annual Awards night for 2018 was very much a Callicoma affair 🙂 T.Ch Callicoma Rose Robin CCD CD RA TSD got 3 title awards – CD, RN, RA and won Best Obedience dog of the year and Best Rally O dog of the year! Neut Ch Callicoma River Runs Red AAC ADX ADO2 JDM JDO4 SDX SPDX GDX RN FS.S HT was awarded 6 titles – RN, FS.S, ADO2, JDO3, SDX, SPDX, and Neut Ch Callicoma Morning Delight RE CD FS.S HTM.I was awarded her HTM.I title, and Neut Ch HTM Ch Callicoma Black Tango UD RM RAE FS.A was awarded her HTM Championship
Nancy had 5 girls, from a frozen semen artificial insemination using semen from Vickulas Willy Wonka in Sweden.
Today Trick trialled in herding and gained her HSBs title!
Bliss trialled in Newcastle and gained her JD title (at 22 months old) and Scoop trialed in Brisbane and gained her ADX title. Loco also trialled in Brisbane and got some qualis, including her first one in JDM, and Ruby was also at that trial and got an ADO quali. Callicoma was called out at presentation a lot that trial 🙂