Hawaiian KC - September 2013

Puppy boy Wells, aka Winterset Hy-Verta Thyme Traveler, picked up his points during the HKC weekend by taking a 3 pt. major! He was also RWD on the other two days. Go Wells!

Judging in 2013

I had a wonderful time in 2013 judging several shows around the country. We went to San Jose, CA for the Santa Clara Valley KC, Carmel, CA for Del Monte KC, Macungie, PA for the Interstate SSC, Honolulu, HI for the SSC of Hawaii and finally to Palmer, AK for the SSC of Anchorage. The clubs were great and the hospitality wonderful. That along with some beautiful Shelties made a great year.

American Shetland Sheepdog Association National Specialty in Albany, Oregon - April 2013

We returned to the great facility in Albany, Oregon for the Nationals this year.

Early in the week, Ch. Winterset Hy-Verta's High Country BN CD, "Micah", competed with Pam Strametz in Obedience Novice B and received a Qualifying Score. Then Ch. Daval Uncensored BN CD recieved a 4th place, also in Novice B.

But the highlight of our week was watching the Razz Man, Ch. Winterset Hy-Verta's Razzle Dazzle CD HT OA OAJ and ASSA Versatility winner go in for the 12 years and over Veteran Dog class with the light of his life, Pam. At 14 years of age Razz continued on to the final cut in the Best of Breed ring. Exhibiting his great showmanship and enthusiasm to the crowd, Razz now is bowing out of the National Spotlight. Many may remember Razz as the Sheltie who drove the little red car through the grooming room to check out the girls and entertain the crowd.

Santa Clara Valley Kennel Club - 2/18/2013

Flew into "Sunny California" to judge Shelties in San Jose. We had a wonderful day judging some lovely dogs. Thank you to the exhibitors for a nice entry. On my fly out day returning to Hawaii the hills around the Santa Clara Valley were dusted with snow and the temps were a might chilly. But still left for the airport in my "rubba slippas".

Winterset and Hy-Verta welcome.....

Winterset Hy-Verta It's A Wonderful Life, "Bailey". Bailey, a Christmas puppy, is growing up with Pam Strametz in California. She is sired by our boy Ch. Winterset Hy-Verta High Country CD BN, "Micah", and is out of Adohr's Foxy Lady Aleigh, a daughter of BIS BISS GCh. Winterset Hy-Verta A Crowd Roars, "Taylor".

Also growing up is Winterset HyVerta Thyme Traveler, "Wells". Wells is growing up here in Hawaii. He is sired by BIS BISS GCh. "Taylor" and is out of Ch. Winterset Hy-Verta Glimmer N' Glow, "Glitter". Wells combines many of our favorite dogs of past and present. It is exciting to see them growing up. 2/25

Ch. True and Ch. Gwen also welcome.....

Six kids born in early February. Gwen is currently taking time out with her two boys and four girls. 2/25