Monday, April 9, 2012


Scott's second nursery dog this year is our Bliss.
Scott's Bliss
Bliss is a Canadian bred bitch who was born on St. Patrick's Day 2010 and has a pretty fancy pedigree. We are hoping she lives up to it.
Her father is Scott's Don, the 2009 Canadian and US  Nursery Champion, and the 2011  Canadian Champion.  Don is a son of Eileen Stineman's three time USBCHA National Champion, Star.
Bliss' mother is George Stambulic's Kate who was the 2009 Alberta Open Champion.
Bliss' dam, George Stambulic's Kate - photo by Penny Caster
 Kate's mother is George's Gyp who was 5th in the 2006 USBCHA National Finals and was rookie of the year.  Kate's father is Scott's Pleat who was the 2004 USBCHA National Champion.  Pleat is also the only dog to win the top 4 trials in the US - The Nationals, The Bluegrass, Meeker, and Soldier Hollow.
Scott and Pleat
 Pleat goes back to Scott's Dan (who won over 50 open trials) and Dodie Green's ABCA Hall of Fame dog, Soot.
Bliss, although keen to work, was late maturing and Scott was not originally planning to run her in the nursery classes.  He started her this past Fall but then put her away to grow up some before he continued her training. A few months later he tried her again and changed his mind about her.
Bliss in training this winter
 He decided to put her back into training and although she was a couple of months behind the rest of the dogs in our kennel, she caught up very quickly and will be ready to trial this spring.  We are also looking forward to seeing her two littermates trial this year, George Stambulic's Nan and Lisa Wright's Ben.
 Bliss' first trial will be the Happy Hollow Sheepdog trial in Missouri on April, 28-29.

1 comment:

Doniene said...

Jenny, I am so excited to follow all these dogs!!! How fun. Thanks for sharing!