Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Hunter OFA

X-rays to OFA done today. I have never done elbows before, but the vet thinks they look great.
Hips look like they will pass! Now we just wait and see what they decide to rate them. Momma Beatrys and papa Kolby are both Good, so lets hope there is a positive trend there!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy 2nd B-Day

From this 9 week old puppy I just had to have... To this hilarious, cute, and witty four month old puppy who stole my heart...To this 6 month and four day old Best Of Breed winner
To my first all-by-myself American Champion...
To the superdog who received his HCTs (AHBA) Herding instinct test ...
To the Canadian Championship with group placing...
To the biggest recognition I have EVER won... Best Of Breed
over a lot of nice dogs at the
2009 NWCF Supported Entry at Richland, WA (Saturday)...
To the International Championship that gave him three titles...

This dog has done it all for me.
Happy Birthday, Hunter!
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure, HCTs
CERF clear, Fluff free, PRA tested clear
OFA hips and elbows on the way!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Looking for...

Maybe if I just put this out there, someone will have an idea for me or know the perfect bitch to do this with...

I am looking for a breeding age black/white cardigan bitch to breed to Toby - Ch. Dunes Fade To Blaque. He is listed on this site and you can click on his picture to get to his webpage. Toby is a very nice boy who has been used once. I would like to get a puppy (for me) out of him sooner than later. He is out of Ch. Yardican Devon Druid and Aurigan Miss Goodnite, ROMB. He is OFA Good, CERF, PRA Clear, etc.

If anyone has any ideas for me, please let me know. I would be happy to answer questions. yolanda@dune.aurigan.com

Man, sometimes I wish we didn't have color restrictions...*sigh* (please dont blast me for that comment, I obey CWCCA ethics).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spoiling the dog

Jesse and I dont allow the dogs on the couch - but we did bring Bella up for some snuggles. :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend pics

Jesse showing LE in open class Sunday
Aurigan Mantle Eye Of The Tiger aka "Jake" yawning for his new mom and dad!
Aurigan Dunes Bentley aka "Bentley"
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue aka "Bella"

Whidbey Is Show Results

Saturday under Judge Lester Mapes
Caleb - WD/BOW for 3 pts!
Simon - RWD
Sally - WB for 3 pts!
Bella - RWB
Dash - BOS
Secret BOB and Group 4

Sunday under Judge Richard Lewis
Caleb WD for 1 pt!
Simon RWD
Phantom - WB/BOW for 3 pts!
Nichelle - RWB
Dash - BOS
Secret - BOB ??Group??

I dont have my book, and so I dont want to get names/owners wrong so I will just do call names ;)

I am having a heck of a time getting the pictures to load. We got pics of Bella, her brother Bentley, Caleb and Jake (formerly Brutus). I will get them on here eventually.

Must give props to Bella and Bentley's littermate Maxsim - Aurigan Dunes Dancing With The Stars who is owned by Mandy and Cindy Bossi for his wins this weekend in NC. He now has 4 points!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ever Had A Week

Have you ever had a week where you just wished you would have stayed in bed? Here are just some tidbits of what happened this week:

*Tried to make dinner yesterday and it just all went horribly wrong. (Under cooked chicken and bad cheese) So wrong we threw it out. Gross.
*Bella ate some of the carpet in the living room. The living room in the house we are trying to sell. Awesome.
*Job situation is deteriorating. And that is all I will say about that! Blah.
*Burned hashbrowns at breakfast.(Not sure how I managed that). Gross.
*I had to get my H1N1 shot. Glad to have it, but not so glad to actually get a shot. Ouch.
*The dogs proceeded to kill all the stuffed animals that were won in Canada (a week ago) and pull all the guts out and left them all over the newly cleaned house. Super.
*The boxes I got to pack with are too square for a lot of the stuff I need to pack. Geez.
*Discovered that the sausage patties and the chicken breasts were freezer burned. Gross.
*We have no milk, butter, katchup, bread, paper, any fruit or veggies, lunch supplies, etc. Need to go to the store, but don't feel like spending the money. Lame.
*Went to go play with Hunter and I bent down as he came up under my jaw and cracked my teeth together. Hit so hard it made my eyes water. He has a big hard head. Ouch.
*A house we wanted doesnt have doors and corners wide enough for our large furniture. Blah.
*I hate doing the dog's nails. And they hate having their nails done. It's a mutual hatred that leaves me upset everytime I do it. And today was the day. Tear.
*Jesse is trying to sell the TVs - and has had several people interested. Today, someone came over and then left without the TV because they didnt understand what 'rear-projection' meant. Lame.
*One of the dogs drank water too fast and puked water/slime all over the floor. Gross.
*The laboratory just got an inspection. We did great and the lab bought the employees sub sandwiches. Which was a very nice idea. However, I am kinda sandwich picky and had to discard a bunch of the yucko veggies. And then I got to the soggy bread... I dont do soggy bread. Gross.
*I have started coughing again. Blah.
*My great-grandmother in Minnesota passed away this morning. WORST.

Now, I know that a lot of these things are pretty trivial and dumb, but it just seemed to all add up. And Grandma passing was not a good way to end the day. I will really really miss her.
Hope everyone else's week was better. I need puppy breath. Anyone care to send some my way?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Canada Results cont

Saturday -
Am Ch. Wellshire Lucky Star was WB/BOW/BOB -owned by Paula and Eric Weller
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure was BOS
Int Ch. Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition was RWB
Am Ch. Wellshire Luck of The Draw was WD - owned by Paula and Eric Weller
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue was Best Puppy

Sunday -
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure was BOB
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Mantle Out Of Thin Air was BOS
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue was WB and Best Puppy
Am Ch. Wellshire Luck Of The Draw was RWD

Merry Samhain and Happy Halloween to all.
See everyone at Monroe, WA for the Whidbey Isl. KC show.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Canada Results thus far

Canada Results:

Thursday Herding Specialty -
Am/Int Ch. Aurigan Mantle Out Of Thin Air was WB/BOW/BOB for 2 points and a NEW Canadian CH. title to add to her name! Congrats Dayl and Beatrys!
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure was BOS
Aurigan MP Primary Attraction was RWB
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue was Best Puppy

Friday -
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure was BOB
Aurigan MP Primary Attraction was WB/BOW/BOS for 2 points
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue was RWB and Best Puppy

More to come...

BTW - I can FINALLY walk again without hurting from the incision sites. No issues so far. I even picked the dogs up and put them on the table! Getting better!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Show, Procedure, Show!

Ridgefield, WA - Vancouver KC show this weekend. 5-7-0-1 and 4-7-0-1 are the counts there. I am taking Bella and LE, Dayl is taking Phantom.

Then the dreaded-but-needed heart procedure is this coming Monday...

After that we have the fabulous Canada show with AWESOME counts for Cardis!
Thursday Herding Specialty - 0-3-1-0 Judge David Strachan
Friday - Junior Puppy Sweeptakes (All Breed) - 28 jr females Judge Suzanne Staines
Friday - Regular CKC show 1-4-1-0 Judge Jean Fournier
Saturday -Regular CKC show 3-7-1-0 Judge Ramon Podesta
Sunday - Regular CKC show 3-7-1-0 Judge James Frederickson

Dayl's Beatrys only needs 2 points to finish her CKC Ch. title.
Might be awhile before I post again. Things are getting crazy hectic here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Good Weekend

New title!
Am/Can/Int Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure, HCTs!!!
Hunter was awarded four V-1a awards at the International show in Vancouver, WA this weekend. LE already has her Int Ch. title so her and Bella just went to root Hunter on.
Show 1 Judge Rosemary Leist - V-1a and BOB - missed group... well actually I was never called into the ring by the steward. So I thought they were on Bred by Ex group... like she said...I was standing about 10 feet from the ring. Apparently that was too far...
Show 2 Judge David Krogh - V-1a and BOB. Made group and was pulled to 4th, but they only reward to 3rd.
Show 3 Judge Honey Glendinning - V-1a, BOB and Group 3! New Ch.!
Show 4 Judge Richard Samide - V-1a, BOB and Group 3!
Website for the IABCA shows is www.iabca.com if anyone wants to check that out.
Very nice comments from the judges. Other than me missing my first group ring, and the camera not wanting to focus in the barn, it all went well.
Soooo, we are off to Vancouver again next weekend for regular AKC show. ;)
Everyone have a good week!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beatrys x Morgan Boys 14 wks

Updated pictures of the boys at Aurigan. They just turned 14 weeks.

Contact Dayl!!!
You know what happens to nice puppies that dont go to show homes right???
The breeder kicks everyone's rear with them!
Welllll... it's true! (Ok, sometimes I think I am funny.)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

In other news...

All the 'grand-puppies' at Grandma Karen's in Dayton.
L to R - LE, Callie (English Springer), Bella, Hunter and Velvet New pictures of Bella. It's like we cloned Sally! Minus the excess hair.
Gotta love make-shift tables... I think I need to put a real one on my B-Day list!

In other news, Hunter gets to try for his International title next weekend. Those are busy shows, but I might have to take my new Diana Gabaldon book since I am only showing one dog. Dayl already finished the book, so I am way behind ;)
Hunter is also still doing beginning agility, and is doing pretty good. I am a little bit of a spaz, (like getting Hunter on my right side. I am already left and right challenged. This is torture.) but he is doing fine!
Then I have LE and Bella at Vancouver. So excited to see Riley again! Riley is Hunter's handsome half-brother.
And after that, I am scheduled for a heart procedure in Spokane, WA the day after the Vancouver show. I have the same condition that Kim has. I have AVNRT which is a condition that I have had forever. I have an electrical pathway that gets messed up sometimes and causes extreme tachycardia (fast heartbeats). My heartbeat goes well over 230 beats a minute (normal resting rate is about 70-80), which has caused me to pass out/black out. The heart gets into a rhythm and can't get itself out without chemical help. I am not fond of ER visits... So they are going to put a catheter into my femoral artery and put electrical nodes into my heart, stimulate the heart to get it into the wacked out rhythm, and find out where the messed up pathway is. Next, they will zap the electrical pathway with a laser. This is called radiofrequency ablation. Hopefully this solves the issues I have been having since I can remember. It's a fairly safe procedure as far as heart stuff goes. But, still, it's the biggest procedure I have ever had done. At first I was nervous to go through it, but now the constant fear of another ER visit (stress, cold meds, caffeine, or stimulants of any kind can trigger it) outweighs the doubts and anxiety.
And then our next outing will be CANADA! Yep, I am excited. I think we might even have 3 points in bitches Sat and Sun....

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beatrys x Morgan Boys

Dayl has two male show prospects available!
The dark brindle boy is "Booger" and the red brindle boy is "Brutus"
Pictures taken at 8 weeks old.

Dam is Int/Am Ch. Aurigan Mantle Out Of Thin Air, HCTs
Beatrys is the mother of:
"Hope"(upper), Am/Can Ch. "Hunter" (center), and "Meme"(lower)

The sire is Eng/Am Ch. Kerman Strike Up The Band - and can be seen at http://www.jonkimes.com/Morgan.html

Contact Dayl for more information!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Official Pics - Richland

Some official pictures from Richland Supported Entry Pecan Valley Mustang Sally
(Ch. Pecan Valley Blue Thunder x Ch. Pecan Valley Show Shoes)
Am/Can Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure, HCTs
(Ch. Phi-Vestavia Koltrain x Am/Int Ch. Aurigan Mantle Out Of Thin Air, HCTs)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Richland Kennel Club Results

Richland Kennel Club Results for the Supported Entry:
09-26-09 Judge Mrs. Jacqueline Stacy
Ch. Aurigan Dunes National Treasure - BOB
Pecan Valley Mustang Sally - WB/BOS for a 5 point major!
Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition - RWB
Aurigan MP Primary Attraction - Best In Puppy Sweepstakes under Breeder Judge Emily Fish

Other results: Twinan Ultimate Strike - WD/BOW Afara Now Or Never - RWD Ch. Mariel's Alice Springs - Best Veteran Ch. Phi-Vestavia Koltrain - Best Opposite In Veteran Sweeps

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wenatchee Show

Wenatchee KC Show Results:
Saturday 09-12-09 Judge Dr. Ruby Hertz
Notzmo Giant Dancer at Stonelight aka Caleb - WD/BOS 1pt
Aurigan MP Primary Attraction aka Phantom - WB/BOW 1pt
Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition aka LE - RWB

Sunday 09-13-09 Judge Anitra Cuneo
Notzmo Simon Sez aka Simon- RWD
Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition aka LE - RWB

Denise Waiting's Ruby was BOB both days GP 3 Saturday, not sure about today.
Kay and Glen Garrity's girl Bella was WB today
Cant remember Denise's boy's name - he went RWD Sat, and WD/BOW/BOS today.

Dayl and I helped show the two Notzmo boys, who were very good for only meeting us once! They can be seen at http://www.wagginthedog.blogspot.com/ . I love showing new dogs. It's challenging and fun. Especially puppies. I was also very happy with LE's performance, even tho she didnt get the big wins. I am just glad she put in a good showing - no 'energizer-bouncing-bunny' routine. It makes a big difference when they are steady and focused.

Another AWESOME part of my weekend was the B-Match...
Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue aka Bella at 4 1/2 months went BOB, and Group 1 under Lorrie Bellah. Its always fun to win prizes, get the puppies some experience, AND get recognition for having a nice puppy. I hope she continues to blossom into all her potential. Her brother Maksim looks to be growing up nicely too. ;)

Hunter is doing well in his agility class. Not sure when he will be ready for actual trials tho.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Grandma's Garden

Jesse and I packed up the dogs and headed to Grandma's house for the weekend. Jesse's mom (aka Grandma) has a fabulous garden in which we took bell, banana and habanero peppers, tomatoes and onions out of for homemade salsa today. Wow, my hands are pruney from the juices!
The dogs had fun scouting out the garden. They discovered a hole under the garage (as seen behind Hunter) that held their attention for awhile. Nothing in there - but it was recently disturbed.
Hunter has started herding lessons! Once he got all the piss and vinegar out of his system, he listened well and got to business. Thanks to Denise Waiting for helping me get with Lisa for lessons!
I am also SO excited about doing the Canadian shows again. I really like the fact that they are smaller shows, and they do the group judging as soon as the group is finished, rather than waiting until most of the breeds are done and doing one group at a time. And, usually, the same judge does the whole group. Therefore, the group judging goes quicker because the judge has seen all of the dogs. I know why that isn't feasible in the US (too many dogs, pro handler schedules, etc), but that is why I like showing in Canada.

Monday, August 17, 2009

My Helpers

All the kids were playing up stairs today while I cleaned and took pics. They were helping by, of course, being in the way. LE is really good at staying out of the way, usually, with the exception of the kitchen. She lays either right under the sink or by the stove which happen to be the two places I seem to be most. Bella and Hunter just go wherever I go. A bit annoying some days...
As I was making my way back up the stairs, they were all waiting for me - AND I had the camera in hand.
Hunter - 20 months old, Bella - 4 months old, LE - 4 years old

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Enumclaw Show Weekend

Congrats to all the winners this weekend at Enumclaw!
I don't have the catalog with me, so I will try to do my best here...

Friday night at the B-Match, Miss Bella (Aurigan Dunes Celestine Blue) got a Group 2! Dayl said she looked like a bowl of jello running around the ring. She has A LOT of skin to grow into. I was very happy with her performance - even tho she cant hold still to save her life... ;)

Saturday Results
LE (Kennebec Dunes Limited Edition) went 2nd in Open
Phantom (Aurigan MP Primary Attraction) went 1st in 12-18mo bitch and RWB
Brecca (Rememberance Brecca) went 4th in Open
Savannah (Wofrun White Lightning) was WB/BOS for a 3pt major which finished her.
Dash (Coedwig's Cracker Jack) was 1st/WD/BOW for a 3pt major also.
Lincoln (Ch. Pawcific Signed Sealed Delivered) was BOB

Sunday Results under Judge R. Frost
Phantom went 1st in 12-18 mo and RWB
Brecca went 3rd in Open
LE was on some concoction of speed and/or caffeine and therefore was not given a ribbon. She was such a spaz! A happy, effervescent, over-the-top, adrenaline-took-over-her-body-and-mind spaz... (Just kidding about the speed or caffeine... that was a joke!)
Mirage was 1st/WB/BOW for a 3 pt major which finished her too!
Ruby was BOB
Lincoln was BOS

Hunter went for the CERF clinic and is all normal there. Another health clearance down! He did get to participate during grooming time too, since he seemed left out and bored...

Onto Wenatchee in a month. Good luck to all at Redmond next weekend.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Lazy Sunday NappingThis little girl sleeps as hard as she plays
Oh sweet cold tile, how we love thee!
LE in her red brindle camo outfit... I cant believe she blends in with the floor and cupboards...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Upcoming Shows

I know of at least four girls in our region need a major to finish, and a whole lot more need a major or two just because... I only have LE showing right now (and maybe Hunter) but I thought that I might post my potential show schedule in case the NW wants to try to build any majors at upcoming shows (like we just tried to do for Enumclaw - not sure if we were successful or not).

Aug 15,16 - Enumclaw, WA: Judges Cathy H. Daugherty and Robert Stein
Sept 12,13 - Wenatchee, WA: Judges Dr. Ruby Hertz and Dr. Sam Burke Jr.
Sept 19,20 - Shelton, WA: Judges Linda Riedel, Terry B. Carter
Sept 26 - Richland, WA: Judge ?
Oct 10,11 - Cloverdale, BC: Judges Limoges, Haverstock, Paterson, Mincey
Oct 24,25 - Ridgefield, WA: Judges ?
Oct 29,30,31,Nov 1 - Abbotsford, BC: Judges? Herding group specialty
Nov 7,8 - Salem, OR: Judges ?

I would love to do St Helens this year, but as of right now I have another thing going on. We will most likely have majors at Richland. Dayl and I are taking 3 or 4 to Wenatchee. And yes, I know the BC shows dont count for AKC, but I LOVE showing in Canada. ;)

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We got in at 2am, but all of us are finally home! Bella is already bug hunting - Good dog!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


A realization hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.
My mother has been gone for 10 years today.

I just felt like writing about her today, though I am not exactly sure where to start or what to say...

Some people may wonder how Dayl Phillip and I got connected. Well, my mother, Yvette, and Dayl were best friends in high school. They bonded over horses and therefore, I have known Dayl basically my whole life. I have very fond memories of my mom, Dayl and I all sitting in Dayl's computer room looking up Haflinger horse pedigrees, or riding through Dayl's cherry orchards on the horses, or driving the three hours just to see the new foals.

My dad loathed our trips to Dayls. Because we would end up bringing an animal home with us! My mom and I (and my brother for that matter) seemed to get into a lot of 'trouble' with Dayl... The last animal my mom brought home was a Cardigan puppy. Just a week or so before the car accident that took her life. Dayl had her first litter of Cardigans and I had previously said that I wanted to get out of showing horses and into showing dogs. I was so excited when my mom brought Auri home.

Auri ended up being my life preserver. My heart dog. I could go on and on about how special that girl is to me.

Dayl and I wonder out loud sometimes how many dogs my mom would have had... wonder if she would have gotten into dog showing/breeding or if she would have stuck to the horses... wonder what her 'kennel' name would have been... if she would have liked this puppy or that puppy... what stud dog she would have used with whichever bitch...

But, we know that she would have had fun. The dogs are such a large part of my life. I would have loved to share my passion for this breed with her. She loved animals. And she had a way with animals. I will always say that she was one of the most patient, kind, and generous people I have ever known.

Thursday, July 9, 2009