July 31, 2011
I've been bad about updating, but will make an effort to catch up soon. Reiver (LittleMan X Myst) had a beautiful litter on June 15, 2011. Three boys and three girls. One girl and two boys are still available and pictures are up.
Fury (Coh X Cameo) passed away on July 6, 2011 in a tragic accident. He will be sorely missed.
February 27, 2010
Reiver (LittleMan X Myst) had her puppies today. Four boys and two girls. Mom and pups are doing well. I will post pictures soon.
Trevor (LittleMan X Myst) finished his CD title with a 193 and 3rd place. He then went on to get two bumper legs - both with 196 1/2, which earned him another 2nd place and a 3rd place. Congratulations, Trevor & Bonnie!
February 4, 2010
Trevor (LittleMan X Myst) went to his first obedience trials this past weekend and kicked butt! He won first place in Novice B two days in a row with scores of 195 both days. Congratulations, Trevor & Bonnie!
Robber (Cap X Paige) got his first HXAs leg at the BCCofGLA's herding trials in Southern California last weekend. Congratulations, Terry & Robber!
January 7, 2010
Sorry it's been a long time since I've updated. Jack (Cap X Sheena), Mac (Cap X Sheena), Blitz (Joey X Darcy), Winney (Porter X Darcy) and Risky (Joey X Darcy) all earned new titles since last May. When I get a chance I will go back through my emails in order to itemize their achievements, but in the meantime, Congratulations to All!
Ch BonniDune's Blue Genes CGC HIC is now back home in Indiana. "Levi" is a beautiful blue boy from my 2004 Duncan X Hazie litter. His beloved owner, Syl Truitt, sent him home because she has some health issues that preclude her from being able to keep up with this little blue ball of fire. While I am quite sad that Syl is not feeling well, I am absolutely thrilled to have Levi back home.
Reiver (LittleMan X Myst) has been bred to Brayden (Ch Winpara Dragonfire RN). If she's pregnant, the pups will be due at the beginning of March.
Uherdit Border Collies has a new litter of puppies sired by Cap! Click here for more information.
May 21, 2009
Chloe (Porter X Darcy) earned her ASCA Started Sheep title. She is now BonniDune Class Act Chloe STDs. Congratulations, Linda and Chloe!
Cedar (Cap X Sheena) earned her ASCA Started Sheep title. Cedar got a 3rd place and a 1st place and also won Most Promising Young Dog! She is now BonniDune Norwegian Wood STDs. Congratulations, Ellie and Cedar!
May 5, 2009
Fly (Bandit X Darcy) finished her AKC Advanced Rally title. She is now BonniDune's Wanna Fly By Dawn RA CGC HIC RL1X RL2. Congratulations, Casey and Fly!
Risky (Joey X Darcy) went to his second weekend of AKC Herding Trials. He finished his Herding Started A Course title, making him BonniDune Risky Business CDX RN HT HSAs. He also got his firt leg toward his Herding Started B Course title. Risky won the Combined A & B Course High In Trial award this weekend!!! Congratulations, Kolter and Risky!
Reiver (LittleMan X Myst) picked up her first two points toward her Championship. Congratulations, Tamara, Tim and Reiver. And thanks to Emily Fish for her handling skills.
Lark (Wizaland Lark O BonniDune) earned her first two Championship points. Thanks to Amanda Butt for her handling skills.
March 22, 2009
Risky (Joey X Darcy) went to his first AKC Herding Trial this past weekend. He not only earned his Herding Tested title, he also got two legs toward his Herding Started with TWO (2) HIGH IN TRIAL Awards!!! He is now BonniDune Risky Business CDX RN HT. Congratulations, Kolter and Risky!
January 27, 2009
Reiver (LittleMan X Myst) is now with her new co-owners, Tim & Tamara Robinson, in Oregon. In addition to being a beloved family member, Tim and Reiver plan to do obedience and agility. Reiver is also being campaigned in conformation by Emily Fish.
Cameo (Duncan X Hazie) earned her AKC Herding Intermediate Title and along with her third leg she also won High Scoring Border Collie Champion of Record. Cameo was being trialed by Terry Kenney of T.A.S.K. Farms in Southern California. She is now Ch BonniDune Wedgwood HSAs HIAs HRD-Is. Cameo will now be going back home to Minnesota to continue her agility training with Deb. Congratulations, Cameo & Deb!
Gracie (Coh X Cameo) finished her Championship, making her Ch Wedgewood Sweet Sinsation. She was shown by Emily Fish. Gracie also took first place in the 12-18 month class at the BCSA Regional Specialty the day after the National. Congratulations, Gracie, Ardell, Ken & Deb!
Pete (Porter X Darcy) earned his International Championship, his HRD-1 title and several points toward his AKC Championship (including a major). He is now Int Ch Hamilton's Impressive Repeat JHD HRD-1. Congratulations, Pete & Claire!
November 5, 2008
I have a lot of news since it's been so long since I've updated. First, my sad news. My beloved Darcy passed away. She was not been feeling well the day I took my dogs to the kennel for boarding while I was at the National. So, I took Darcy to the vet instead of the kennel and she died sometime during the night of October 18, 2008. The necropsy failed to identify a cause of death. She is greatly missed.
Mac (Cap X Sheena) earned his Herding Tested title at the National. He is now BonniDune The Mighty Mac HT. Congratulations, Mac and Trisha!
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) won the Champion class in the Performance Titled Match at the National. He also finished is MXF agility title. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
Fury (Coh X Cameo) passed his Herding Instinct Certification test at the National. Fury will be spending time training in tracking and herding while he matures.
August 28, 2008
Bud (Bandit X Darcy) finished his Herding Championship to become an AKC Dual Champion. He is now DC BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe. Bud is currently working toward his ASCA WTCh and his AHBA HTCh titles. Congratulations to Sue, Ed and Bud!
Melody earned her first ASCA Started Cattle leg with a First Place win! Congratulations, Bob & Melody!
July 28, 2008
Fury (Coh X Cameo) finished his Championship this weekend with back-to-back majors in Wisconsin. He is now Ch BonniDune Autumn Thunder. Congratulations to Carol & Fury!
June 25, 2008
Wedgewood Sweet Sinsation (Coh X Cameo) won back-to-back-to-back (that's 3!) majors in Montana. "Gracie" now has 11 points and 3 majors! Congratulations to Ardell, Ken, Deb, Emily and Gracie!
Cameo (Duncan X Hazie) finished her AKC Herding Started title in Gardnerville, Nevada. She is now Ch BonniDune Wedgwood HSAs. Congratulations to Deb and Cameo, and thanks to Terry Kenney for his handling skills!
Kennelley's Robber From BonniDune (Cap X Paige) picked up his first two Herding Started legs in Gardnerville, Nevada. "Robber" is less than a year old, and did well at his debut. Congratulations, Terry and Robber!
DC BonniDune Front Paige News HXAsd AOM (Bandit X Darcy) ran Advanced on Geese in Gardnerville, Nevada and won High in Trial! Congratulations, Terry and Paige!
Ch BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe HXAs (Bandit X Darcy) won his first Herding Championship points this past weekend in Gardnerville, Nevada. We're hoping that he will be a Dual Champion soon. Congratulations to Sue, Ed and Bud!
June 14, 2008
Hamilton's Impressive Repeat (Porter X Darcy) earned his JHD herding title. Congratulations, Claire and Pete!
June 12, 2008
Ch BonniDune's Blue Genes (Duncan X Hazie) won Best of Breed in Lakeland, Florida this past Saturday. The Groups were filmed by ESPN and are supposed to be televised sometime in August. This show was Levi's first time out as a Special, and he beat some quality competition. Congratulations to Levi & Syl!
Jetela Anastasia (Stewart X Priscilla) won a 3-point major in Ashville, NC on Sunday. This is Stassie's second major, so she should be finished soon. Congratulations to Pamela and Stassie!
June 2, 2008
I didn't get a chance to update last week, so I have to start out with the big news from Memorial Day weekend. Blitz (Joey X Darcy) finished his Championship with 4 days in a row of winning Winners Dog/Best of Winners. He even took it farther and went Best of Breed the last two days. This makes him officially
Ch BonniDune Bombs Away RA HSAsd HSBs MX AXJ XF NAC TN-N TG-N WN-N CL3-R CL3-H CL3-S CL3-F
He's got so many titles his name takes up a line by itself! Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
Ch BonniDune Wedgwood (Duncan X Hazie) earned her first two Herding Started legs out in California this past weekend. "Cameo" even won Reserve High in Trial on Sunday! She is being trialed by Terry Kenney. Congratulations to Cameo & Deb, and thanks to Terry.
BonniDune Autumn Thunder (Coh X Cameo) made his show debut this weekend. "Fury" went to Longmont, Colorado where he won Reserve Winners Dog both days. Congratulations, Fury & Carol.
Wedgewood Sweet Sinsation (Coh X Cameo) is doing well in her show career. "Gracie" is Fury's littermate. Gracie won Reserve Winners Bitch at her first shows - and then won Reserve Winners Bitch at the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles Specialty. She picked up her first two points this past weekend in Yakima. Congratulations to Gracie, Deb, Ardell & Emily.
May 20, 2008
Melody strutted her stuff this past weekend and earned two titles in one day. She finished her Rally Excellent title with a first place and then went on to earn the final leg of her obedience Companion Dog title with a tie for second. It had been a long day, and she lost the runoff, but still got her title with a third place! Melody is now Glentress Chain Of Love CD RE PT STDsd JHD CGC. Congratulations to Melody and Bob!!!
May 16, 2008
Ch BonniDune's Pipe Down Mr McBeeVee TD was killed by a motorcycle on April 24th. "Do" had already earned his Championship and a tracking title. He was training in obedience and had just started on sheep. He was a dog who was game for anything.... That was a very sad day for me and for Do's co-owner, Carol Clark.
Gingerbell Quattro X Quattro (Duncan X Sophie) won Best of Breed at the Italian Border Collie Club Annual Show under respected Breeder-Judge Pat Wilkinson of Altricia Border Collies. "Vale" is scheduled to make her debut in Obedience and Agility soon, so she is a versatile girl. Congratulations, Vale, Elisabetta & Michela!
February 24, 2008
Levi (Duncan X Haze) finished his championship today in Chicago, Illinois. He is now Ch BonniDune's Blue Genes. Levi earned five points, including one major, when he was still young. He came out again as an adult and finished in three weekends. His first weekend out he took Winners Dog and Best of Winners both days, picking up a total of three points. He then went to Greenville where he won Reserve the first day and a five-point major the third day. He then traveled to Chicago, where he won Reserve on Saturday and then a three-point major on Sunday. He finished with 16 points and 3 majors. Congratulations, Syl and Levi!
December 16, 2007
My computer crashed in early October and I was unable to update my website for a few months. But life went on, and now I have a ton of pages that need to be updated!
On the puppy front, there is still one male puppy available from the LittleMan X Myst litter. Hopefully I will find a home for him soon, as he is a great little pup. I am co-owning a girl from that litter with Terry Kenney. Click here to see more about her.
Cameo and her little girl both went home to Deb Degidio in Minnesota, and the Coh X Cameo boy stayed here at BonniDune. Click here to learn more about him.
"Do" (Stewart X Jane) and "Stewart" both finished their championships the same weekend in December. "Do" was in Arkansas and "Stewart" was in Minnesota. Congratulations, Carol and Do! And, thank you to Deb Degidio for finishing Stewart!
There are a few more titles that were earned while my computer was down, but I will have to sort through a bunch of emails before I can list them!
October 2, 2007
This was quite a busy weekend for me, and I have a lot to report. First, the Cap X Paige puppies all went to their new homes, and the last Cap X Sheena puppy has now gone to his new home. I will be updating the puppy pages in the next few days. Good luck to all the new owners!
Also on the puppy front, on Friday, September 28th, the LittleMan X Myst puppies arrived. They are all black & white, 3 boys and 2 girls. The Coh X Cameo puppies were born via c-section on Saturday, September 29th. There are only two - a boy and a girl. Pictures of all the puppies will be coming soon.
Cap went to his first AKC herding trials and earned his Herding Excellent title with a Second place and two Fifth places. He is now Cap Of Killiebrae HXAs!
While in Kentucky I got to see Cap's newest litter of puppies, out of Ch Majestic Abbracadabbra NA NAJ. Cap and Abby had 7 boys and 1 girl. A few of the boys are still available - for information go to Majestic Border Collies by clicking here.
September 25, 2007
Uherdit War Chief RN (Lachlan X Myst) went to his first shows in Sullivan, Missouri. "Cedric" won Reserve Winners Dog the first day, Winners Dog, Best of Winners & Best of Breed Saturday, and Winners Dog again on Sunday. Cedric is a beautiful example of a smooth-coated Border Collie, and I am quite proud to have co-bred this boy together with Debbie Willoughby. Congratulations, Debbie & Cedric!
Do (Stewart X Jane) picked up another point toward his breed championship in Gray Summit, Missouri. He now has 9 points, including one major. Congratulations, Do & Carol!
Gingerbell Quattro X Quattro (Duncan X Sophie) made her debut at the Border Collie Club of Italy's show. "Vale" won Best Puppy under Breeder-Specialist Judge Bob Tunnicliff. Her littermate, Gingerbell Queen Ruby Tuesday, won 3rd best puppy. Congratulations to Vale & Elisabetta & Michela and to Ruby & Luisa!!
September 17, 2007
Melody went to an AHBA trial this weekend, where she finished her JHD title and earned her first leg in HDAT-I with a fifth place. Congratulations, Bob & Melody!
September 9, 2007
Lace (Stewart X Jane) won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners today to finish her Championship. She is now Ch BonniDune Legacy In Black. Thanks go to Emily Fish for handling our girl. Congratulations, Karen & Lace!
Bud (Bandit X Darcy) went to an AHBA herding trial this weekend. He finished his HRD-II title with a first place and then moved up to start working on his HRD-III title. Bud won his class again, and also won High In Trial! Congratulations, Sue, Ed & Bud!
Four of Sheena's puppies have now left to go to their new homes. One boy is still available. To see pictures, click here.
August 29, 2007
I took a few candid pictures of the puppies and put them up on their pages. The pups had been playing all day, so they are a bit dirty (what can I say, they're puppies - that happens)!
August 28, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) finished his open FAST title (OF) with a first place, and then got his first Excellent FAST leg with a first place as well. He Q'd in Ex. standard with a fouth place and Ex. JWW with a first place for his first double Q towards the MACH! Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
I added Logan, Flower, Belle & Cappy to my Rainbow Bridge page today. Even after all this time I was crying the entire time I worked on it. To see, click here or go to "Meet the Dogs" and then click on "Missed Friends".
August 27, 2007
Cameo had her ultrasound today and she is definitely pregnant! Pups are due September 28, 2007. Myst hasn't had an ultrasound, but co-owner Debbie Willoughby thinks she's pregnant, too.
For more information, click here or go to "Meet the Dogs" and then click on "Upcoming & Past Litters".
August 26, 2007
Bud (Bandit X Darcy) finished his HXAs title on Saturday, making him Ch BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe HXAs HIAsd STDsdc. Sunday he won 2nd place and Reserve High in Trial, earning his first 4 Herding Championship points. Bud is well on his way to becoming another third generation Dual Champion! Congratulations, Bud, Sue & Ed!
August 12, 2007
I've added pictures to my "Extended Family" page. I updated "Ancestors" to reflect some of the new bloodlines that I've brought in. I also added some new pictures of Duncan kids. Babies sired by BonniDune stud dogs are listed under "descendants" on the "Extended Family" page if they were not bred by me. I'm just as proud of them as I am of BonniDune puppies!
Click here or go to "Meet the Dogs" and then click on "Extended Family".
August 7, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) took winners dog on Friday at Marshall for one more breed point, up to 11 now! Saturday he did an agility trial where he won the FAST class. He placed 4th in Excellent Standard and just missed out on first place in the JWW class by one knocked bar. Sunday he got his first Rally Excellent leg with a 4th place. A very good weekend overall. Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
I put up "first meal" pictures of both Sheena's and Paige's puppies.
July 30, 2007
Risky (Joey X Darcy) got his second CDX leg on Sunday. Congratulations, Kolter & Risky!
July 28, 2007
Risky (Joey X Darcy) was ranked the # 4 "Novice A" Border Collie in the country for 2006 by Front & Finish. Risky is now working in Open and got his first CDX leg this weekend. Congratulations, Kolter & Risky!
On the home front, the puppies are doing well. Sheena’s have their eyes open and are starting to climb out of the whelping box. Paige’s are busy eating, sleeping and still working hard to catch up with their ½ sibling/cousins in size!
Myst has been bred to LittleMan and Cameo is going to be bred to Coh this weekend. We’ll know in about 4 weeks if they are pregnant. Thank goodness for co-owners Debbie Willoughby and Deb Degidio - I sure couldn’t do this alone. Some people have asked me why I’m planning to have 4 litters in one year. The answer to that is simple – one of these litters was planned for last year and the other for the year before that! Nature doesn’t always pay attention to even the best laid plans.
July 20, 2007
Cap and Paige's puppies are here! Paige had five big, healthy babies this morning. Four girls and a boy. All are black and white. Click here to see pictures.
July 14, 2007
I keep going back-and-forth whether or not one of Sheena's boys is a tri. Sometimes when I look it appears that he has brown under his tail, but other times I think maybe it's just the light playing tricks. Sigh. Time will tell. Meanwhile, all five pups have gained weight and are doing well.
July 12, 2007
Cap and Sheena's puppies have arrived! Sheena had five healthy babies this morning - 2 girls and 3 boys. Click here to see pictures.
July 1, 2007
Bud (Bandit X Darcy) and Lace (Stewart X Jane) were both at the shows in Redmond, Oregon this weekend.
Lace won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners on Saturday for her third 3-point major. On Sunday she won Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex, bringing her up to a total of 14 points. Congratulations, Lace and Karen!
On Sunday Bud won Winners Dog and Best of Winners. This finished his championship with 15 points, including three majors. He is now Ch BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe HIAsd STDsdc. Congratulations, Bud, Sue and Ed!
June 27, 2007
I just got some new pictures of Bud (Bandit X Darcy) and have updated his page. Check him out here.
June 25, 2007
Cap's TNS and CL DNA results came back (he had already been tested for CEA). I'm happy to report that Cap is Genotype Clear/Normal for CEA, CL & TNS!
June 23, 2007
Just got some great news about Bud (Bandit X Darcy). First of all, he received his OFA results. Hips Excellent, Elbows Normal. Second, he has been hitting the herding trial field again. Bud finished his Intermediate Duck title with a 1st place and a 3rd place. He also finished his Intermediate Sheep title with two 1st places! He is now BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe HIAsd STDsdc. Congratulations, Bud, Ed & Sue!
June 21, 2007
The Advanced Herding Statistics for January 1 through March 31, 2007 are now available. Paige (DC BonniDune Front Paige News) is ranked Number 3 in both sheep and ducks! Congratulations, Paige and Terry!
June 19, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) won Winners Dog and Best of Winners in Traverse City, Michigan this past Saturday. He is now up to 10 points, including both of his majors. Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
Lace (Stewart X Jane) won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners in Gridley, California last Thursday. She now has 9 points, including both majors. Congratulations, Lace & Karen!
June 14, 2007
I just got home from the vet's office where it was confirmed that Paige (DC BonniDune Front Paige News) & Sheena (BonniDune The Future Is Now) are pregnant. The proud papa of both litters is Cap Of Killiebrae!
Paige is visiting BonniDune from her home in California just to have puppies. I had planned her litter to be Cap's first in the United States, and was hoping for a Sheena litter later. Sheena, however, had a different opinion on the matter!
While waiting for Paige to come into season, Sheena decided to beat her 1/2 sister to the punch. I figured that breeding Sheena was the best way to ensure that Paige would come into season. It worked - Paige was ready to breed the following week.
Although a bit apprehensive about having two litters at the same time, I'm very excited about both. Welcome to America, Cap!
June 10, 2007
Lace (Stewart X Jane) won Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex today in Washington for her second major. She now has 8 points and both majors. Congratulations, Lace and Karen!
Littermate Do won Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex today in Missouri for another point. He now has 8 points and one major. Congratulations, Do and Carol!
June 3, 2007
Do (Stewart X Jane) won Winners Dog and Best of Winners today in Longmont, Colorado. He now has 7 points toward his championship, including one major. Congratulations, Do and Carol!
May 30, 2007
An update on the Duncan X Sophie puppies. The two females are darkening as they get older, so now it appears that they are chocolate, not lilac. Also, sadly, one of the male puppies had problems from inhaling birth fluids and did not survive. My heartfelt sympathy goes to all at Gingerbell Border Collies who tried hard to save this baby.
May 21, 2007
Melody earned her ASCA Started duck title this weekend with two 2nd places. Her second run went especially well, and she was just barely edged out of first place. Congratulations, Melody & Bob!
May 17, 2007
Sophie and Duncan's puppies were born yesterday. Sophie had 4 black/white males and 2 lilac females. Congratulations to Gingerbell Border Collies! Click here for information.
May 14, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) went to an agility trial and a show this past weekend. He picked up a First and a Third place in agility, then won Winners Dog/Best of Winners for two more points toward his breed championship. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
Do (Stewart X Jane) went to a 2-day conformation show. He won Best of Breed both days, but unfortunately there weren't any points available. Congratulations, Do and Carol!
May 11, 2007
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) just got her OFA results. Her hips are OFA Good and her elbows are Normal. Congratulations, Terry & Paige!
May 7, 2007
I just heard from Trisha that Blitz (Joey X Darcy) is at it again. He finished his AXJ this weekend with a first place. He also recently finished the advanced level in all his CPE Agility titles. He is now BonniDune Bombs Away RA HSAs AX AXJ NAP NF CL3-R CL3-H CL3-S CL3-F. Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
May 6, 2007
Do (Stewart X Jane) earned his Tracking Dog title in Tulsa, Oklahoma today. He is now BonniDune's Pipe Down Mr McBeevee TD. Congratulations, Carol & Do!
May 5, 2007
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but I was looking at the AKC website today and discovered that wunderkind Blitz (Joey X Darcy) now has his RA title. Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
Levi (Duncan X Haze) won Best Opposite Sex in Zolfo Springs, Florida on April 21, 2007. Congratulations, Levi & Syl!
Some sad news, DC WTCh HTCh Kennelley's Bandit was given rest earlier this week. My sincere sympathy goes out to Terry Kenney, who has lost his best friend and helpmate. Thank you, Terry, for letting me breed Darcy to Bandit back in 2003. He lives on through his puppies, including the lovely Paige. If everything goes as planned, Paige will bring a new Bandit grandpup with her when she comes home.
April 11, 2007
Duncan is going to be a daddy again, and this time his puppies will be born in Italy! Check out the upcoming litter at Gingerbell Border Collies here. (You have to scroll down the page a little bit.)
April 9, 2007
Cap (ISDS 266571) just crossed the pond and is now in residence at BonniDune! Cap was the 2007 Westmorland League Nursery Champion with owner/handler Derek Scrimgeour. For more information, click here or go to "Meet the Dogs."
I've changed some of my plans for upcoming litters, so be sure to check them out here.
March 12, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) won a 3-point major in Auburn, Indiana on Saturday. Blitz now has 7 points, including both his majors. Congratulations, Blitz & Trisha!
Lace (Stewart X Jane) went to her very first shows in Seattle, Washington and won a 3-point major on Sunday. Congratulations, Karen & Lace! And thank you to Emily Fish, who handled Lace.
March 4, 2007
I am very thrilled to announce that BonniDune now has its first home-bred Dual Champion, DC BonniDune Front Paige News HXAsd AOM.
“Paige” finished her Herding Championship Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles’s herding trial. It is fitting that Paige finish this accomplishment at this trial, since she won Winners Bitch and a 5-point major at the club’s conformation show last May. Paige also won an Award of Merit at the BCCofGLA’s specialty in May of 2005 from the Herding Titled Bitch class.
In addition to her outstanding specialty wins, Paige won a Herding Group 2 her first weekend as a special. In the herding venue she is a multiple High in Trial winner, and finished her Herding Championship with 3 majors.
Paige is a third-generation Dual Champion. Her paternal granddam, DC Darkwind Stormin Kennelly, was the first Border Collie to be awarded the Dual Champion title. Her sire, DC Kenelly’s Bandit, is also a Dual Champion, as is her maternal grandsire, my own DC Majestic Outlander CDX.
To say that I am proud is quite an understatement. Congratulations to Paige and her owner/trainer/handler, Terry Kenney!
February 25, 2007
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) earned 3 more Herding Championship points, and her third major! Congratulations, Terry and Paige!
February 21, 2007
I've been working on the website some, but it is currently still in transition. Ch Wildblue Silver Haze now has a page in the "Close Friends" section. Ch Wildair Back In Black's page has also been moved to that area, since she is now back with her breeder/owner, Bonnie Harris.
The Stewart X Jane puppies that BonniDune co-owns, Do and Lace, have new pages available from "Meet the Dogs". Unfortunately neither page has pictures yet, but that should be remedied soon.
BonniDune will be adding a new dog to the family in the next month or two. I am very excited about this new addition, and will post details when he arrives.
February 19, 2007
At the tender age of 6 months and 1 week, BonniDune's Pipe Down Mr McBeevee (Stewart X Jane) went to his first shows at the Rocky Mountain Cluster. The first day "Do" went Reserve and also won Best Puppy in Breed. On Saturday, at his second show, Do won Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 4-point major. Do ended the Cluster with Winners Dog again, bringing home a total of 6 points. Congratulations, Do and Carol!
While in Colorado, Do also got hooked up to a sled with some Siberian Husky pals and went mushing. He did great, showing again that he's more than willing to "Do" whatever Carol asks!
February 16, 2007
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) and Trisha are at it again. Blitz has now earned his AX title and his NF title. NF is the first level in the new AKC "Agility Fast" program and it's no surprise that Blitz is doing well in any competition with the word "Fast" in it!. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha! Additionally, Blitz's AX title qualifies Joey to be a BCSA ROMX sire. Congratulations, Joey & Joyce!
Cameo (Duncan X Hazie) had her ultrasound and she is not pregnant. Needless to say we are all very disappointed.
January 18, 2007
Cameo (Duncan X Hazie) has been bred to BIS Aust/Fin/Est/Am Ch Nahrof The Cohort TD HSAs AOM AOE. She'll go for an ultrasound in about 4 weeks to see if puppies are on the way.
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) now has four points towards his breed championship. He won WD/BOW for a 3-point major while on vacation in Florida. More good news for Blitz - his hips scored OFA Good. Congratulations, Trisha & Blitz.
January 4, 2007
Duncan's Best Veteran In Sweeps picture is now on his page. Click here or go to "Meet the Dogs".
I also updated my special events section. I added more pictures from Lexington and created a new page for my 2006 trip to England. Click here or go to "Meet the Dogs".
December 4, 2006
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) finished her AKC breed Championship in Yuma, Arizona with a Best of Breed over a Special. She is now Ch BonniDune Front Paige News HXAs. She moved up out of the classes the next three days, winning an additional two Best of Breeds. She then put icing on the cake by winning a Group 2!!! Congratulations to Paige and Terry!
Ch BonniDune Blue Jay (Duncan X Hazie) received an OFA Hip Score of Good. Jay is following in his daddy Duncan's pawprints and is currently busy training in both obedience and herding.
October 29, 2006
The BCSA offered Veteran Sweeps this year for the first time and Duncan won Best Veteran in Sweeps! He was totally out of coat, but once he started gaiting around that ring, it didn't matter. At 9 1/2 years old, he still covers ground effortlessly. Thank you to Ronni DeLay, Duncan's breeder, for her outstanding handling of Duncan in the breed ring.
Stewart competed in the Open Dog class at the National and won 4th place on Saturday and 3rd place on Sunday. Thanks again to Ronni for handling my boy.
Fly (Bandit X Darcy) earned her APDT Novice Rally title and even finished her 3rd leg with a 5th place. She is now BonniDune's Wanna Fly By Dawn RN CGC HIC RL1. Congratulations, Fly and Casey!
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) won the Performance Titled Match at the 2006 National. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
Jay (Duncan X Hazie) competed in Novice at the 2006 National and also earned his Herding Instinct Certification. He is already a breed champion, and is now moving into the fun stuff! Congratulations, Linda and Jay!
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) is working toward her AKC Herding Championship and won High In Trial and a 4-point major. She now has 8 points and both majors. She's also closing in on her AKC Breed Championship with 12 points and 3 majors. Congratulations, Paige and Terry!
Bud (Bandit X Darcy) is only two points away from his AKC Breed Championship. Congratulations, Bud, Sue and Ed!
October 4, 2006
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) got his Herding Started A course title and one leg toward his Started B course title at KTBCC's herding trial in Brandenburg, Kentucky. He is now BonniDune Bombs Away RN NA NAP NAJ HSAs CL2-R CL2-H CL2-S CL2-F. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
I added the 2006 Bluegrass Cluster to my Special Events page. Click here or go to "Meet the Dogs".
September 23, 2006
Sheena's hip and elbow scores arrived. Her hips are OFA Good and her elbows are Normal.
September 5, 2006
Stewart earned 6 points at the Bluegrass Classic in Lexington, Kentucky, including his second 3-point major. He now has 11 points and both majors. If we can find some shows nearby it won't be long before he's a Champion.
Jetela Anastasia (Stewart X Priscilla) was also in Lexington and won 4 points. She took Best of Winners one of the days that Stewart was Winners Dog, so hopefully the father-daughter picture will turn out! Congratulations, Stassie and Pamela.
Melody went to an AKC herding trial and earned her Pre-Trial Tested title. She is now Glentress Chain Of Love RN PT STDs CGC. Congratulations, Bob and Melody!
August 15, 2006
BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe HSAs STDsdc (Bandit X Darcy) earned 2 legs in Intermediate Geese and 2 legs in Intermediate Sheep in Pescadero, CA this past weekend. Bud won Second place on both Sheep and Geese Saturday. Sunday he won Second place on Geese and First place on Sheep. His Intermediate Sheep First place earned him High In Trial! In addition to tearing up the herding trial field, Bud is only a few singles short of his conformation championship. Congratulations, Bud, Sue and Ed!
August 8, 2006
Jane had 8 black and white puppies early this morning. 4 boys and 3 girls. Click here for pictures!
August 6, 2006
Jetela Anastasia (Stewart X Priscilla) won a 3 point major out of the Bred-by-Exhibitor class in Roanoke, Virginia today. Stassie is a Duncan granddaughter and is also a half-sister to Jane's upcoming litter. Picture coming soon. Congratulations, Pamela & Stassie!
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) had his hips x-rayed and he is OFA Good. He also earned more agility titles, this time from the Canine Performance Events organization. He is now BonniDune Bombs Away RN NA NAP NAJ PT CL2-R CL2-H CL2-S CL2-F. Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
July 3, 2006
Hazie (dam of the BonniDune/Wildblue co-bred litter in 2004) finished her AKC Championship, making her Ch Wildblue Silver Haze. Hazie is now co-owned by Emily Fish and Deanne Veselka. Congratulations to all!
June 29, 2006
Jane had her ultrasound today and she's got babies! We saw 4 definitely, and a fifth looked to be hiding. Puppies are due August 6, 2006. Inquiries welcome. Click here for more information.
June 26, 2006
Lark's sire, Vinney, won his 3rd CC and took Best of Breed at the Blackpool Championship Show in England. He is now GB Sh Ch Wizaland Livin' Soul JW. Congratulations, Vinney and Sue!
June 4, 2006
Risky (Joey X Darcy) finished his CD with a 2nd place in Novice A. He is now BonniDune Risky Business CD. Risky is trained and shown by 10-year-old Junior Handler, Kolter Freeland. Congratulations, Risky and Kolter!
Lark's sire, Vinney, won his 2nd CC, took Best of Breed, and then went on to win Group 3 at the Southern Counties Championship Show in England. Congratulations, Vinney and Sue!
Jane has been bred to Stewart. I will have an ultrasound done in 4 weeks to see if puppies are on the way! Click here for more information.
May 25, 2006
BonniDune Front Paige News HXAs AOM (Bandit X Darcy) won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles Specialty Show. This was a five point major. Congratulations, Paige and Terry & Shirley, and Sonja, who showed Paige.
May 12, 2006
Fly (Bandit X Darcy) earned her RN title. She is now BonniDune's Wanna Fly By Dawn RN CGC HIC. Not only is this Fly's first title, it is the first time Casey has ever put a title on a dog! Congratulations, Fly and Casey! More good news - Fly is pregnant and puppies are due in June! Ch/MACH2/ADCH Pikkupaimenen Dream Catcher CD ROMX is the proud papa. Click here for pictures and information.
Ch BonniDune Hyland Myst RN (Bandit X Darcy) is also pregnant and her puppies are due in June! Ch Lockeye Lachlan HXAs HIBs CDX is Myst's paramour. Good luck, Debbie and Myst! Click here for more information.
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) earned his NA and NAJ, making him BonniDune Bombs Away NA NAJ NAP PT. One of his JWW course times was 17.41 seconds, which works out to 6.6 yards per second. Wow! Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
April 30, 2006
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) earned a second place in Advanced Sheep yesterday and a first place today, finishing her title in just two weekends of trialing. She is now BonniDune Front Paige News HXAs AOM. Congratulations, Terry and Paige!
April 23, 2006
Mac (Joey X Darcy) won Best of Breed out of the classes today over specials, for a 3 point major. Congratulations, Linda & Mac!
March 29, 2006
Blitz (Joey X Darcy) and Trisha have taken up a new sport - Dock Diving! Blitz went into the competition cold, having never done it before. He ended up with a third place in his division, jumping over 14 feet! I'll bet he made quite a splash with all those Labrador Retreivers!
March 18, 2006
Melody and Myst (Bandit X Darcy) both earned their RN titles at the Kentuckiana Cluster. Melody is now Glentress Chain Of Love RN STDs CGC, and Myst is now Ch BonniDune Hyland Myst RN. Congratulations, Bob & Melody and Debbie & Myst!
Mac (Joey X Darcy) and Levi (Duncan X Hazie) both did well at the Cluster, earning placements in tough competition. Way to go, Mac & Linda and Levi & Syl!
Pete (Porter X Darcy) won the 6-9 month class at his very first show, also at the Cluster. Congratulations, Pete & Claire!
February 25, 2006
Lance (Duncan X Crystal) earned his AKC Championship. He is now Ch Bluechip Crystal Knight. Congratulations, Barbara and Lance!
I went to England to pick up a new puppy - Wizaland Lark O BonniDune. See Lark's page here or from "Meet the Dogs".
January 16, 2006
Paige (Bandit X Darcy) earned her AKC Intermediate herding title with three FIRST places. She is now BonniDune Front Paige News HIAs AOM. Congratulations, Terry and Paige!
January 1, 2006
I ran Duncan in Advanced at the North Georgia AKC herding trial and we managed to get 4th place. We actually worked better the second day, but NQ'd on the 50% rule. It was a fantastic trial with good stock, fair judges and a great facility. Plus I got to see and visit with several friends. Click here for pictures. Thank you to hosts Doyle Ivie and Claire Hamilton at Woods End Farm.
December 9, 2005
Myst had her ultrasound and she isn't pregnant. We will try again next year.
October 28, 2005
I've got quite a bit to report. The Porter X Darcy puppies have started going to their new homes. Click here for pictures and information.
BonniDune dogs did well at the 2005 National Specialty. Blitz (Joey X Darcy) earned his Pretrial Tested title in herding, won Best Opposite Sex in the Performance Titled Match and won Best of Breed in the Puppy Sweepstakes. To top it off, when they got home, Trisha discovered that he had also earned his NAP in agility. He is now BonniDune Bombs Away PT NAP! Congratulations, Blitz and Trisha!
Cameo (Duncan X Hazie) won 2nd place in her class at the 2005 National Specialty Puppy Sweepstakes and then won 2nd place in her regular class on Sunday at the Regional Specialty show. Cameo finished her Championship with back-to-back 3-point majors in Georgia this weekend. She is now Ch BonniDune Wedgwood! Congratulations, Deb and Cameo and thanks to Missy Brown for finishing Cameo's Championship!
Stewart won 3rd place in Open at the 2005 Regional Specialty. This was Stewart's 4th time in the ring.
October 3, 2005
Stewart's hips are OFA Excellent.
August 23, 2005
Darcy had six puppies yesterday - 5 girls and 1 boy! Click here for pictures.
Jay (Duncan X Hazie) finished his Championship. He is now Ch BonniDune Blue Jay. Congratulations, Linda and Jay!
Jay's Championship moved Duncan up from BCSA Noteworthy Sire to BCSA Register of Merit!
August 10, 2005
BonniDune This Bud's For Ewe STDsdc (Bandit X Darcy) began his herding career with style. He won High In Trial his first weekend trialing AKC. He then went to his first ASCA trials and not only qualified and placed both days on ducks, sheep and cattle, he won the award for "Most Promising Other Breed". Congratulations to Bud, Sue and Ed!
Melody qualified for her ASCA Started Sheep title with a second place. She is now officially known as "Glentress Chain Of Love STDs". Congratulations, Bob and Melody!
Duncan, Derry, Darcy, Stewart and Sheena were tested, and they are all CL Genotype NORMAL.
Derry's hips are OFA Excellent.
June 22, 2005
June 19, 2005
BonniDune's Fly By Dawn (Bandit X Darcy) just got her OFA hip rating, and her hips are OFA Good. Congratulations, Casey & Fly!
June 15, 2005
Joey participated in the BCCofGLA Optigen 20/20 Clinic and is CEA Genotype NORMAL. This means that all of the Joey-Darcy puppies are CEA Genotype NORMAL by parentage.
June 1, 2005
Myst had her hips checked and her CEA DNA test done. She has OFA Good hips and she is CEA Genotype NORMAL.
May 27, 2005
Jane finished her Championship today in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She won four majors, several Best Opposite Sexes and two Best of Breeds! She is now Ch Wildair Back In Black!
May 26, 2005
BonniDune Front Paige News HSAs (Bandit x Darcy) won the Bitch with an AKC Herding Title class and then went on to win an Award Of Merit at the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles Regional Specialty. Thank you Breeder-Judge Storey Smith, and congratulations to Terry, Shirley & Paige!
April 12, 2005
Jane's sire and dam both DNA tested NORMAL for CEA, making her CEA Genotype NORMAL by parentage.
April 8, 2005
I took advantage of the KTBCC Optigen 20/20 Clinic and had several dogs DNA tested for CEA. Duncan, Derry & Darcy are all CEA Genotype NORMAL. Stewart is CEA Genotype CARRIER, which means that, once he is old enough, he will only be available to NORMAL bitches. Casey also had Fly tested, and she is CEA Genotype NORMAL.
March 16, 2005
I now have a new kitty. His name is Robin and he is a Maine Coon Cat.
February 15, 2005
Darcy had her ultrasound today and unfortunately she isn't pregnant. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed. We will try again later this year.
February 14, 2005
Darcy finished her breed Championship in Indianapolis this past Saturday with a 4-point major. She also went Best Opposite Sex to Duncan, who won Best of Breed! Ch Tainsh New Dawn At BonniDune HSAs STDs ended up with 18 points, 4 majors and 1 Best of Breed.
February 9, 2005
My links page now connects to the new CEA/CH DNA database and the CL information on the Border Collie Club of New South Wales site.
January 18, 2005
Paige went to her first herding trials this weekend. The first day, Paige won her class, and went High In Trial!!! She finished her title in three consecutive days, placing 1st, 4th and 2nd. She is now BonniDune Front Paige News HSAs. Congratulations, Paige and Terry!
January 6, 2005
I've added individual pages for pictures of the Duncan-Haze puppies as they grow up. Click here for more information, or go to Upcoming/Past Litters from "Meet the Dogs".
December 29, 2004
Darcy is in season and will be bred to Porter as soon as she is agreeable. Puppies will be due in March of 2005. Click here for more information.
December 27, 2004
The weather finally cooperated enough for Cameo to go to her new co-owner, Debra DeGidio, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Good luck to Deb and Cameo!
December 10, 2004
Jane arrived today for an extended stay at BonniDune. Click here for more information.
November 26, 2004
Haze has gone back to Colorado, and her puppies have started going to their new homes. Click here to see pictures. Good luck to all!
October 23, 2004
I couldn't attend the National Specialty this year, but Duncan and Stewart went with good friend, Ronni DeLay, who handled both of them in conformation. Stewart won 2nd place (out of 17) on Saturday and 1st place (out of 11) on Sunday. Judge Art Sorkin considered him for Winners Dog, but Stewie's puppy-antics precluded him from serious consideration. Duncan won Veteran Dog and Best Opposite Sex Veteran on Saturday. The judges may not have considered him, but many experienced breeders outside the ring noticed his ground-covering sidegait, and afterwards he received the unofficial "People's Choice Award"!
October 15, 2004
Valor (Duncan-Holly) earned his first leg toward his AKC Pre-Trial Tested title at the BCSA National Specialty. Congratulations again, Kathy!
Melody earned her first leg toward her ASCA Started Sheep title. Congratulations, Bob!
October 7, 2004
Very sad news - Hazie's little black female puppy passed away today. The surviving 7 puppies are all healthy and doing well.
October 2, 2004
Valor (Duncan-Holly) earned his AKC Herding Tested title today. He is now Am/Int'l Ch RiverRun Valor In Blue CD HT. Congratulations, Kathy!
September 28, 2004
Hazie had eight beautiful, healthy puppies yesterday. Click here to see pictures!
The Joey-Darcy puppies have started going to their new homes. Click here for details.
August 29, 2004
BonniDune and Wildblue co-bred a litter and the puppies are due at the end of September. Click here for information.
Stewart won Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 3-point major yesterday in Lexington, Kentucky. Duncan took Best of Breed at the same show and made the final cut of only 6 dogs in an outstanding Herding Group lineup.
Driver finished his Championship in Louisiana yesterday. Congratulations, Barbara!
Jenna (Duncan-Holly) finished her Championship this weekend. She is now Ch RiverRun's What Legends Are Made Of. Congratulations, Kayla and Cathy!
August 14, 2004
I added a new section to the Meet the Dogs page, called "Close Friends". These are Border Collies that have lived at BonniDune in the past, but have moved on to new homes.
July 17, 2004
Myst became BonniDune's first home-bred Champion today, and she's only 15 months old. In limited showing, she won a total of 16 points, including three 4-point majors and one Best of Breed. Big congratulations to Myst's co-owner, Debbie Willoughby, for showing this lovely girl to her Championship!
July 3, 2004
Darcy has six beautiful puppies, sired by DC Lydeardlea Angel In Disguise (Joey). For more information, click "here".
June 27, 2004
Ice (Duncan-Jete) finished her AKC Herding Pretrial Tested title in Williamsport, Indiana. She is now Ch Jetela Majestic Sparks On Ice CD OA NAJ PT. What a versatile girl! Congratulations, Linda.
June 21, 2004
Myst won Best of Breed in Valparaiso, Indiana for another 4-point major! She now has 14 points and 3 majors. Congratulations, Debbie. Driver won a 3-point major in Lafayette, Louisiana and now has 13 points and 2 majors. Congratulations, Barbara.
June 18, 2004
I added a new picture of Driver taking Best of Winners and a 4-point major! Congratulations, Barbara. I also updated my "links" page by adding new friends and correcting those who had changed addresses. Contact me if you would like your website to be included.
June 13, 2004
Derry finished his Championship! He won Best Of Winners for a 3-point major in Fletcher, North Carolina, giving him a total of 17 points and 3 majors. He is now Ch Tainsh BonniDune Red Sky At Nite STDs.
I added a section entitled
"The Border Collie and the Show Ring" to the Breed Information page,
available here or from the Meet the Dogs page.