Scout, owned by Sheri Purcell of Ontario is a female black and tan kelpie. Sheri has a history of owning nice dogs. She was the first owner of Alta-Pete Penny (border collie) , who is now owned by Marianna Schreeder and is a multiple USBCHA open trial winner. Sheri's first kelpie, Wylie, (Scout's mother) is also a very nice bitch who has beaten border collies in competition and has proven to be a very useful dog. Wylie, also trained by Scott, is out of the famous Ledgerock kelpie kennels who's dogs are closely related to and hand picked by Chris Stapelton, a multiple National kelpie champion in Australia.
Scout gathering sheep at Alta-Pete Farm
Scout's father, Toby, was also a successful trial dog, with Andrea DeKennedy of Ontario, winning a USBCHA Open Ranch trial at Fosterfields and placing 5th in Open Ranch at the Bluegrass. He also won multiple AHBA trials and achieved his AHBA championship before being sold to Gina MacDonald. Toby's dam was bred by Jan Wesen from Australian lines and she competed in USBCHA Open trials in Oregon. Toby's father is CLK Crow, who was also very competitive.
Scout has alot of the style of her father and the sensibility of her mother. Scott will be trialing her in Nursery classes this year and her first time to the post will be in April at the Plumb Lucky trial in Missouri.