Scott's second nursery dog for this year is PR Bracken.
Louanne Twa's PR Bracken
Bracken is owned by Louanne Twa of Phantom Ridge Border Collies in High River Alberta and is out of her blue merle bitch, Corriedhu Isla. Isla is a import from Scotland and is a daughter of Bobby Dalziel's Spot.
Bracken's Dam, Louanne Twa's Corriedhu Isla
Bracken's sire is Alba Hope owned by Lisa Wright of Athabasca, Alberta. Hope was bred by Alasdair MacRae and is a grandson of his USBCHA National Champion, and International Champion, Nan and USBCHA National Champion, Ben.
Lisa Wright's Hope- father of Bracken
Training Bracken has been kind of a family affair for Scott who is also training her litter brother, Craig for Louanne. I am also training another littermate, Syn for nursery (who will be profiled later). Craig will be returning to Louanne in March and she will be getting him ready to run in the spring nursery trials.
Bracken moving heavy sheep in a snow storm in Alberta
Scott will be running Bracken until around July, and then the plan is for her to return to Louanne (hopefully qualified for the Nationals) for her to team up with and be ready for the Finals in Colorado.
Louanne with Craig, Scott with Bracken, and I with Syn will be meeting up at the Bluegrass and plan on having a throw down on the nursery field. May the best dog win!