Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 CWCCA Nationals, TX

Results from the Aurigan/Dune/Mantle kids:

Megan Competition - Judges Kathy Schwabe, Tom Stewart and Shelley Camm
Am/Can Ch. Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue - Runner Up Best Blue Merle Bitch

Puppy Sweepstakes - Judge Susan Lassila
Dunes Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold - 2nd from 12-15 dog class
Mantle-Aurigan Princess Bride - 1st from 9-12 bitch class

Regular Classes - Judge J. Reynolds
Dunes Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold - 2nd from Bred By dogs
Aurigan Mantle Eye Witness At Kylea - 1st from Am Bred dogs
Westwyn Mantle Yellow Taxi At Round Hound - 4th from 9-12 dogs
Mantle-Aurigan Princess Bride - 1st from 9-12 bitches and RESERVE WINNERS BITCH, and BEST PUPPY!!!
Aurigan Mantle Strikes Again - 4th from Bred By bitches

So excited for Dayl and Pam's litters as well as my own! Every dog that Dayl and I brought won something. It was a very good week.
Pictures will come later. The lighting in the building was very yellow and my camera is no good indoors.
Glad to be home with my kiddos again. We will be taking a break while Token and Hunter re-grow coat. Bella still looks good, so maybe I will take just her :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Seattle Show

Seattle KC Results:
Saturday March 12, 2011
Judge Honey Ann Glendinning
Dunes Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold "Token" - WD for a 4 pt major
Aurigan MP Primary Attraction "Phantom" - WB/BOW for a 4 pt major - finishing her Ch.
Am/Can Ch. Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue "Bella" - BOS for more GCH points

Sunday March 13, 2011
Judge Kenneth Buxton
Dunes Not all Tresure Is Silver And Gold "Token" - WD/BOW for a 3 point major
Aurigan Mantle Strikes Again "Desi" - WB for 2 points
NEW Ch. aurigan MP Primary Attraction "Phantom" - SB for her first GCH points
Am/Can Ch. Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue "Bella" - BOS for more GCH points

Good weekend for the Aurigan/Dune/Fogcatcher crew.

On the home front: we still have snow at the house. Which is putting a serious cramp in my plans for a garden this year. Might end up being a late summer garden...

On to Nationals!!! I am very excited to see old friends and meet new ones this year.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Canada Results

Pot Of Gold show, Cloverdale, BC

02/27/11 Judge Lesley Hiltz

Dunes Not All Treasure Is Silver And Gold - Best Of Breed, Best Of Winners, Best Puppy, Best Puppy In Herding Group and a Herding Group 3 win - 5 points
Aurigan Mantle Strikes Again - Winners Bitch, Best Opposite, Best Bred By Exhibitor - 2 points
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue - Reserve Winners Bitch

02/28/11 Judge Thomas Alexander
Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure - Best Of Breed
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue - Winners Bitch, Best Opposite, Best Bred By Exhibitor - 2 points
Aurigan Mantle Eye Candy - Reserve Winners Bitch
Bella is now a Canadian Champion!
Token is currently ranked #1 Cardigan in Canada, #7 Herding Puppy (tied for)
It was quite a weekend! Now I have to go back to spend my loonies ;)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Portland, OR results:

Saturday under Judge Col B. Purkhiser
Token was 2nd in the 9-12 class -

Sunday under Judge J. Vanek
Bella was Select Bitch for a 5 pt major - Bella is posting in her picture. I think she doesnt like the signs... she pulls back from them. It's really annoying trying to get pics of her. Anyone have any ideas on getting pics of dogs who hate it? Maybe I could coat the sign in liver flavor...

We dont have much going on right now. Just working and getting the rest of our stuff moved into the new house.

For upcoming litter information, contact Dayl Phillip at Aurigan for more information on a 2011 litter.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Serious Catch-Up

I am finally getting back to the blog! Here are some updates, which we are very proud of!

Above: We have a NEW HOME!!! After a very long year of living out of a suitcase, Jesse and I purchased this beautiful home near Wenatchee, WA. We are looking forward to raising our dogs here.

Above: Bella got point number 11 and 12 at the Wenatchee, WA show

Above: We got to see Harley, Hunter's 8 year old grandfather and Hunter together. Harley has been one of my favorite dogs for a long time. I am so happy to have his younger clone in my house!
Harley is Am/Int Ch. Aurigan Thunder Rolls, CD RN CGC - on the left

Above: Bella wins her 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th points in the form of a 5 point major Sunday at Richland, WA by going WB/BOW to earn her Champion status! Thank you to all of her support! We knew she could do it.

Above: Hunter was such a good boy at Richland this year. Even tho he didnt win any ribbons, he was 'pulled' all three days and considered in the final lineup. Friday was the first NWCF Specialty, and Saturday was a Supported Entry. He is now blowing coat, so he wont be seeing a show ring until he finds it again. I was also voted in as a board member to the Northwest Cardigan Fanciers, and trophy chairman for the upcoming year.

Above: Token was 5 1/2 months in the above picture at Richland. Too young to show, but I couldnt resist getting him all cleaned up to take pictures of :)

Above: Token and Jesse at their first show in Canada, over Halloween weekend. Token was WD/Best Puppy for 2 points! It was an awesome weekend for Dune. On Saturday Bella took BOB/BOW/WB for 3 points, Hunter was BOS, and Token was WD/Best Puppy for 2 points!!! On Sunday, Bella was BOB/BOW/WB for another 3 points, and Hunter was BOS. Bella now has 9 points total toward her Canadian championship in two weekends of showing. Not too shabby! She will even be on Canadian TV as she was in the herding group.

Above: Jesse and Token have started taking handling classes in Wenatchee, WA. Very good experience for both dog and handler. I will be taking Bella to the next class to prepare us for campaigning her toward her Grand Championship title. She needs some polishing and I certainly could use some pro handling tips.

Above: SNOW! We had our first snow at our new house Nov 09, 2010. It's Token's first snow too, and all the dogs thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous change in the weather.

Above: The breathtaking view from my deck. We have 2.5 acres, are 700 ft from a river, and have all the USFS land behind the house that I could ask for. I am sure this winter will be a little extreme, but I have plenty of indoor work to do before I really need to get back outside.
So, I guess that brings me up to today. More later!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Two brindle 5 month old girls available!!



Contact Yolanda at for more information!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just Hanging Out

Hunter x LE puppies are 9 1/2 weeks
Double Trouble... just look at those faces... Token and NorthFate and North getting ready for a little nap

Puppies got to go for their first walk on lead today. Very smart puppies. ;)