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December 10, 2008: New
Canadian Champion Laureate Jivara.
Cocoa sweeps the points at Credit Valley to finish her title from the junior
puppy bitch class. Thank you Allison Foley for your care and handling
of our sweet puppy!
December 10, 2008:
Candid pictures of Storm playing in the snow on her
December 8, 2008:
Cocoa goes to the Brantford show and picks
up 3 x RWB and back to back Best Puppy in Groups. She was
expertly handled by Allison Foley.
November 30, 2008: New
photos of Cocoa on the hopefuls page.
November 21, 2008: New
American Championship for "Lilly". It is now
MBIS/BISS/BPIS/BPISS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven
Pop'n Up At Talisker. Congratulations to her dedicated
owner/handler Sharon Ayers (Talisker. Lilly was co-bred by Karen and
Bob Henley, Shelhaven Shelties.
November 16, 2008:
Laureate Jivara (Cocoa) goes to her first
dog show and wins 4 points and a Puppy Group. We are really proud of
this girl and how she handled herself.
November 7, 2008: New
photo of Bunny (Poodle) on her page.
(6 months) and Bunny (14 weeks) enjoying Indian Summer.
Run Bunny Run!
November 4, 2008: Some
snapshots from a lovely walk on a beautiful fall day...
October 29, 2008:
New photos on our puppies page.
October 14, 2008:
We learn from owner/trainer
that Sweep once again is on the NADAC TOP TEN LIST
for 2008! This is an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations
October 4, 2008:
New page for our newest addition!
September 14, 2008:
Congratulations to JoAnn and Terry Pavey (Whitegates Shelties) on winning
Best of Breed from the Veterans class with
BIS/BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Fifth Avenue at the Detroit Specialty!
What a wonderful win under noted breed specialist Mrs. Barbara Linden.
August 30, 2008: We just
received the show photo of Am/Can Ch. Laureate
Givalia winning Group 2nd under judge Mark Houston-McMillan June 29th.
"Gigi" is the ROMC maker for her dam, BISS Am/Can Ch.
Laureate Gabrielle, ROMC, shown by Kim and is owned by Tray Pittman and
July 18, 2008: It is now
Ch. Laureate LaPerla. "Bridgit"
wins BW for five more points at the Kars show under noted judge Joe Tacker
to finish! "Bridgit" is our 75th Canadian Champion, 117th overall
July 13, 2008: New
Canadian Champion. Am/Can Ch. Laureate Givalia finishes under breeder
judge Judi Byrne at the Association Canine Charlevoisienne show. "Gigi" finishing makes her dam,
Am/Can Ch. Laureate Gabrielle a ROMC! Thank you so much to Tray
Pittman and Paul Flores for all you have done to make this possible!
We also showed our
lovely Bridgit (Laureate LaPerla), pictured left en route to a Group 2nd and
her third Best Puppy in Group.
"Roughing it, or is it ruffing it?" with
Bridgit and Gigi at Le Manoir Richelieu!
June 29, 2008: Am. Ch
Laureate Givalia (owned by Tray Pittman and Paul Flores) wins Breed over
five Specials and on to Group 2nd under breeder judge Mark
Houston-McMillan. "Gigi" is up to 9
May 26, 2008: New
American Champion! It is now Am. Ch Laureate Givalia. "Gigi" was
handled to her last major by Jessica Starbuck. "Gigi" is the seventh
American Champion for her sire, Ch. Laureate Landslide,
ROMC and the third American Champion for her dam,
BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Gabrielle.
owners Tray Pittman and Paul Flores (PaRay Shelties).
We hear "Lilly" has now
23 Best in Show wins to her credit, now tied for the all-time record!
"Lilly" is formally known as
BIS/BISS/BPIS/BPISS Ch. Shelhaven Pop'n Up At Talisker and is owned and
handled to her wins by Sharon Ayers (Talisker
Shelties). We are proud co-breeders along with Karen and Bob
Henley, Shelhaven Shelties.
May 25, 2008: Laureate LaPerla wins back to back Bests of
Breed over Specials and two Group Thirds to bring her to ten points her first
weekend out! Bridgit is pictured from ringside on the right.
Thanks James for this snapshot.
It is now
OTCh Laureate Delicate Crystal, Am
Congratulations to owner/trainer Lynda Morrissey for obtaining
this title in three consecutive trials. This is Champion
number four for her dam, BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Gabrielle.
May 21, 2008: Another Best in Show win for
BIS/BISS/BPIS/BPISS Ch. Shelhaven Pop'n Up At Talisker! This
brings Lilly's total up to 22. Congratulations to owner/handler Sharon Ayers (Talisker
BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Santana, ROMC
October 8, 1993
- April 22, 2008
It is with
incredible sadness that we announce the passing of one of the
breed's finest. "Tanner" was the beloved
once-in-a-lifetime companion of Denise Cornelssen, Miqelon
Shelties. Tanner charmed the judges with his
standard-perfect head and expression, and sound body and
movement and sweet temperament. His first ring appearance
was at the CSSA National in 1994, where he won his class, won
the heart of Denise and then went home with her.
Subsequent CSSA National wins included Best of Breed, twice Best
of Opposite Sex and then at the American Nationals, three Awards
of Merit and in pursuit of his fourth, he "rose to the occasion"
and took the coveted Best of Breed, being the oldest Sheltie to
and thank you Tan-Man.
March 30, 2008: Our last
great walk of winter.
The thaw has begun and soon we'll be walking in
green fields once again!
Little "Bridgit" catching
up to the rest!
March 2008: With all the
snow, Paris can
bounce higher than our six foot fencing!
March 9, 2008: Am Ch. El Solo Infinity wins AOM at the SSC of Hawaii.
Judge Dorothy Christiansen, shown by owner/co-breeder Margorie Norstrom,
El Solo Shelties.
March 9, 2008: El Solo Serenity wins a five point major
WB/BW at the SSC of Hawaii. This brings "Miata" up to 14
points, three majors. She is co-owned by Suk Man Wong and
Marjorie Norstrom and bred by
Norstrom, Kim Aston, Peter Culumovic.
Both Infinity and Serenity are by Am Ch. Elora Mastequila and
out of Can Ch. Laureate Eternity.
February 23, 2008:
"Valerie" has a new page now.
May 22, 1994
- February 22, 2008
February 22, 2008: We
say farewell to Am/Can Ch. Laureate Jammin' Up The Tempo.
"Tempo" was the beloved companion of JoAnne Griffin
(Jammin' Shelties). She was the dam of our top producing Ch.
Laureate Landslide, ROMC as well as Am Ch. Jammin' Consort Coronado
(Mercer). She also produced the amazing performance stars:
MACH Jammin' Up-N-At Em,
OTCH Jammin' Got Rhythm UDX
(co-owned by Tina Mazza and JoAnne Griffin); Jammin' Vertical
Velocity UD, RN (owned by Lori Drouin); Jammin' Tag Dancin' Yer It,
OA, OAJ, CGC; S-OAC, S-OGC, S-OJC, RTD/TDI HCT; Jammin' Dancin' Toon
Trapper, Novice Triple Superior, Open Versatility, OAC, OJC, S-OGC, TN-E,
WV-E, TG-O, S-TN-E, (owned by Greg and Lyn Battaglia).
February 10, 2008: Back to back Best in Show wins for
BIS/BISS/BPIS/BPISS Ch. Shelhaven Pop'n Up At Talisker! This
brings Lilly's total to 21, building on her record of top winning BIS female
in Canada. Congratulations to owner Sharon Ayers (Talisker
January 20, 2008:
Another American Champion offspring for Ch. Laureate
Landslide, ROMC. Congratulations to breeder/owner Jessica Starbuck
for finishing her young dog,
Am. Ch. Jesstar Affirmation. This makes the sixth American Champion
January 19, 2008: We are
proud co-breeders of new American Champion PaRay's Make A Splash!
"Rainy" is by BISS Am/Can Ch. Hannalore Tiger Rag x Laureate Verona
(Louisiana grand-daughter). He is owned by co-breeders Tray Pittman
and Paul Flores, PaRay Shelties.
January 2008: We
have had a LOT of snow this season!
To see a summer view click
The dogs don't
seem to mind!
Valerie, Gage, Paris and
Our most recent advertisement in the
Sheltie International honouring Yvonne DeFreitas,
our beautiful littermates, Mais Oui and
January 1, 2008: Happy