Tonight there is a new champion on the "Sam-ily Tree" - pending AKC confirmation of course.
I am talking about Associate Horde Member, Conner. Who is also known as Ch Woodrose All Things Considered PT. Conner was bred by Karen Lyons of Woodrose Cardigans. He is by Sam and out of Tess (Ch Merrymoon Noblestar A Little Night Music) and I have had the joy of loving and working with him for the last 2 years or so. It's been a long road to Conner's championship. I was there for his first point, in the spring of 2007, and I'm so damned happy that I could be there for the last points too. He went WD and BOWs for the cross-over points today in Fredericksburg, VA.
I started Conner on his herding training and put an HT on him at the 2008 National. This fall, Karen put the PT on him and is working toward his Started title. I hope to handle Conner at this year's CWCCA National agility trials since Karen has also been training him for agility.
With any luck, Con will be become a full Horde member sometime in the next couple of years. It is my fondest wish that he come live with me and the rest of the gang.
Below is a picture of me, Conner and Moira that was taken a little over a year ago at a herding match. When I get a copy of his win picture from today, I will post that.
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