Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This is Electra last week practicing her long down, with two of her training buddies, Cooper and Tazer.
Nothing much to report here. This is a pic of Bebe and Electra, donning Halloween collars. Bebe is entered this coming Sat/Sun at the San Luis Obispo KC shows in breed and Beg. Nov. B. Darcy is entered Sat/Sun in breed and Sun in Beg. Nov. B. He has two Beg. Nov. B legs so just needs one for his BN title. Oliver and Gidget, with Amy, will be going with us to the SLOKC shows. Next shows will probably be one or two days in Costa Mesa the second week of December. Electra's sister, Amber, had her agility debut a couple of weeks ago, and earned several Novice legs. Way to go, Amber. Electra and Amber have new half-sibs in Florida, one or two may be heading this way to their new homes soon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Titles Aplenty!

We had a fun weekend in Pomona, at the Pembroke Specialty and the Mission Circuit dog shows. Mr. Darcy is now Ch. Rincon Marauder's Map RN, he added his Rally Novice title on Monday, with three successful attempts. Gidget is now Highgrove Surf's Up at Rincon CD HT NA NAJ RA, she and Amy added 4 (yes, four) titles this weekend. First were her two agility titles, Novice Agility and Novice Jumpers. Then she earned her CD (nov. Obedience) and her RA (rally advanced) on Monday, with three successful attempts as well. Gidget is not even 18 months old! Oliver is working on his UDX, but didn't Q in Utility this weekend so no progress on that front, but he did have three successful Open obedience tries. I got to show Snow, a Parson Russell Terrier on Sun/Mon and we got the major on Sun. for 3 points, which was very fun. I'm so proud of all the Rincon dogs.
This pic was taken at our obedience class, Darcy and his cohorts practicing their long sit.

Monday, April 16, 2012

What a Weekend!

Mom and I spent the weekend watching Pems and Cardis herd sheep and geese at the annual Pembroke/Cardigan Herding Trials in Lake View Terrace. We picked up Amy, Oliver and Gidget on the way. Amy had Gidget entered at her first herding trial, and Oliver was entered in started geese and started sheep. Oliver (and Amy) made us very proud when he earned High in Trial both days with his sheep runs. He also earned a leg on geese both days as well as his Herding Started A course sheep title. (HSAs) Gidget earned her HT title, and had fun making the sheep move.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cross Your Fingers and Toes!

We bred Decker on Saturday, to a dog named Ziggy so, fingers crossed, we'll have puppies on April 20th, or thereabouts! Ziggy is a brindle as well, and a handsome lad. This pic is Decker, looking not thrilled that I asked her to pose with a Christmas collar last year!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Oliver VC

Below is an email that I just received, from the PWCCA yahoo group. To say that Mom and I are proud of Amy and Oliver is an understatement!!! Each one of those titles represents a great deal of time and effort on both Amy and Oliver's parts. Oliver is a very fun dog, he truly loves Amy (and his chicken rewards), and it's such a joy to watch the two of them work together. We've seen them herding, doing agility, rally and obedience, and I know that Amy is not done yet. She and Oliver are going to the AKC agility Nationals in Reno at the end of March. At the beginning of March they'll be herding again, trying for the Herding Started title. And she finds time to train Oliver's sister, Gidget, as well, so I'm sure we'll be hearing fun things there in the future!!!


"Congratulations go to Amy and Oliver for being the first Versatile Corgi for 2012!

2012 – Rincon Oliver Twist UD RAE PT NA MXP2 MJP2 OFP THD VC “Oliver”

(Ch Pinemeade Shine On RN x Ch Rincon Know It All)

Breeders: Kathy Dolge & Barbara Calderwood

Owner: Amy Balchum"

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A New Champion!

Mom and I had a fun day on Friday at the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of SoCal Specialties. At the morning specialty, judged by breeder judge, Deborah Anthony, Bebe was Winners Bitch for a 4 pt. major to finish her championship. It was very exciting and we got a cute pillow to commemorate the event. I'll post her win pic when I get it, can't wait to see how it turned out.