May 2016. Blu-Ray is UKC Champion now. He has gone to spend a year in Europe. Here is his first show results.
 
17-07-2016 Lokeren ( Belgium)
Specialty Show for Group1 (Sheep Herding breeds)
 & Group 2 (Cattle Dogs)

He won: Best Of Breed with a rating of
Excellent 1, CAC. Only three more needed for
Belgium Championship.

The Judge Mr.
 R. Vanhoenacker has been to and judged Stumpies in Australia
and was very pleased to see our boy. He called
three more judges over and gave a quick seminar right then and there.!


Feb. 2016
Flower is still maturing. Since I was in Australia during the last show, i was determined to show at the latest one in Belton. Flower again went Best of Breed Puppy.  My friend Denyse Adams of Maine took her into groups and then BEST PUPPY IN SHOW! Blu-Ray is now an adult and with Denyse to run the groups.... Blu-Ray went Reserve Best in Show Adult! What a great weekend.
Blu-Ray is maturing slowly but coming up nicely!


August 2015
This is a 4 month young baby we took to a show. She loved it. First time out she took Best Puppy in Show, Best Rare Breed in Show, Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show. She is SilverParks Cactus Flower.



May 2015
SilverParks YuleBe A Blu-Ray is doing his share of winning. A son of Yula and Ray, he LOVES to show, and wants to be out with the cows like you cant believe.! He is just 7 months here.



Jan/Feb. 2015
This January we brought out a new baby to show. Her first show was a good learning experience for 7 month old SilverParks Cactus Cutie. Even though she was tentative and unsure of herself she took a Best Bred By Exhibitor Best in Show. The following weekend she again went to a show and just got better taking a Group1, a Group 3, a Reserve Best Puppy in Show as well as a Best in Show Rare Breed.



Jan 2015
Grandson Jacob again attended shows with us. He showed an Aust Cattle Dog for Mari Villanueva and went Best of Breed all 4 shows with her handsome home bred boy, AKC,UKC,IABCA Champion Rollthdice ChasinHeffers Solo. Then he garnered three Group 3 awards!



Feb 2013
Recently we attended the IABCA
(International All Breed Canine Assoc) show in Hutto Texas. This was a first outing for grandson Jacob McCurry, who grew up hearing stories of his mom, Grace McCurry (Sissi Vance) and his aunt Brandi showing in juniors when they were kids traveling with their mom to AKC shows all over the US. Both Aunt Brandi and his mom were ranked the  # 1 Junior Showmanship in the ACD breed in thier youth.

Since the dogs we were showing that day were also first timers to the ring, I had determined to not 'push' any thing. I just wanted the dogs to relax and enjoy the day full of strangers, touching, petting and treating them. There was no pressure on standing straight, standing still, etc. Jacob who is 11 years young, took "Yula" in the ring and had such a fun time, it was suggested that he might like to show in Junior Showmanship. Junior Showmanship zeros in on the child handler, not the dog. Thus he could display his blooming skills.

Turning a 'green' boy into a ring with a green dog, can either be a lot of fun.....or a total disaster. My good friend Mari Villanueva suggested  that Jacob use 'Shay' her seasoned Aussie, 
Shay loves food and had decided that Jacob was a fun kid. The best part was ...she would 'mind' him. The match was made, and since Jacob had shown a goat in 4-H last year, he did have some idea of how to conduct himself in an arena.   The following is the result.
 
          

 
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