2006 BCCA National Specialty

Northwest Bearded Collie Club of Puget Sound

Into The Woods

The Resort at the Mountain, Mount Hood

Welches, Oregon

11th Annual BCCA Agility Trial

September 15th, 2006

Agility Judges: Gillian Crawford - Standard Agility and Kera Holm - Jumpers With Weaves


"I truly feel that the Beardie teams have improved over the last few years - there were a lot of fantastic runs to watch. How much more fun can you have judging in persistent rain with wet Beardies? Beardie folks have that special dedication and humor that it takes to trial in this type of weather. It makes you WANT to be out there with them. O.K., maybe out there with an umbrella.

I believe the National's greatest moment was when we were able to hand the High in Trial to Jack Buhite on the last day. This was for BOTH Standard and JWW! The runs were superb and that team always has you holding your breath as they race around the course. There were also a lot of other gorgeous awards handed out to a very deserving group.

A huge thank you to the wonderful group of Beardie folks and their pups. I left feeling that it had been an excellent Nationals event and that everyone had a lot of fun and enjoyed themselves immensely."

Judge Kera Holm

Agility Chair: Betty Winfield

Agility Committee: Kathie Raisler, Maggie Riechman, Debra Thomas, and Carl Widell

Key Ring Crew: Jack Buhite, Tammy Domico, Jana Dozet, and Sharon Prassa

Betty Winfield

Congratulations once again to everyone....and thanks so much for the superb volunteers that made it possible to offer two days of agility at the National."

Betty Winfield, Agility Chair

"Jack and I are finally home after a delightful stay with longtime Scottish dancing friends on the MacKenzie River, near Eugene, Oregon. We are still flying high from our nearly 12 year old Caper's HIT for both Standard and JWW at the nationals. This has been Caper's best year EVER and we were really hoping for at least a double Q and maybe a placement against such wonderful Beardies!

I was happy to see ALL of the BADsters in competition and to welcome new members, Debbie and Glenn Alexander and Lucie Campbell-Gracie and her Junior Handler daughter, Anna.

It was a thrill to see Leslie Dawson-North running so many of her Beardies, including Chase, who was in recovery from chemotherapy and back in Novice Preferred. I was also thrilled to see Star back to her old self, also running in Novice Preferred until she regains all of her strength. Both were in fine form! Of course we were all hoping for Patti's Spice to get her MACH, but as can happen in high pressured situations, Patti had a senior moment on the course. We are hoping that Patti will be sending us the good news SOON!

Zoom had the fabulous runs I was expecting from this youngster and Jeff has every reason to be proud at such excellent performance at the beginning of Zoom's agility career- already a MACH, the Denia Award, 2nd in the AKC Invitational, and two HITs at the Regional!

It was fun pairing Caper and Zoom for the "Zoom, Zoom, Zoom" relay! A youngster and an oldster took the banner together, something like last year's pairing of Caper with Miller and Dru! We sent Jeff home with the banner this year and hope that he has a place large enough to display it.

Our BAD dinner was tons of fun and we really enjoyed sharing it with Kera and Ann, both such wonderfully personable and fun judges, not to mention their courses, which all enjoyed. As a surprise, each person received an iced beardie cookie in their favorite beardie color. I'll send out more about the dinner and awards later.

Congratulations to Sarah Halsey and Wizard for winning the highest AKC and BCCA Awards again this year. Wizzie showed his stuff with three fabulous runs this week.

Many thanks, too, to Betty Winfield, to the agility committee, and the agility ring crew for such a fun and expeditious trial!

I know this post is about agility but I also want to thank Mary Lott for an exceptional herding trial. We had so much fun at a very beautiful spot. The theme was Scottish! If I'd known, I might have brought Jack's kilt for Ceilidh's trial runs and his dress kilt for the Awards Banquet. We were very happy that Ceilidh earned her PT on her second birthday. We gave her treats that night and bits of roast beef during the week." -- Libby

Betty Winfield, Agility Chair

" Hi Libby, I'm glad you made it home safely. Thanks for the nice words...it was so-o-o much and I really enjoyed seeing BADsters from around the country. It was a 'jolt of reality' to leave the Resort--it seemed like the rest of the world just didn't exist because the days and nights were so busy with Beardie stuff. The BAD dinner was lots of fun...and the cookies are/were just too cute. Thanks for making all the arrangements."

Patti Bott, Lexus, Spice, Stix

"Jeff and Jack deserve incredible applause for their HIT's on Thursday and Friday. We ran in very soggy weather, many times it was really raining...very strange coming from Southern California. We are almost all willing to pay Libby NOT to publish any pictures due to the lovely rain drenched appearance of the competitors. The dogs loved it!! An awesome National!!!!!!!!! --

Dick & Cindy Nellipowitz

"Congrats to you both. Libby, you looked great out there in RN! Way to go. It was great to see and visit with you both. Jack, you guys still have it. It was a pleasure to watch the teamwork!!!" --

"Had a blast doing agility, in spite of the continual rain. Rachel did not fare as well in this venue, I'm afraid, as she did in herding (finished her championship) due to the place oozing energy only Beards can exude. Mix that with some wet weather, and I'd say you have one setting for some "over the top" runs :-) It was wonderful watching Jeff and Jack with their boys (consummate competitors in my book) as well as so many other competitors who did rally to the course and environmental challenges. It was also nice seeing Jana's Star run again, and I am inspired by the more 'mature' competitors like Iris Berry and Carl Widell. It was also great having the behind the scenes expertise and cheerleading from Karen Barrett and Ann Chadoha - you gals are the best ! And of course, I cannot leave out Libby, whom without, these trials would not be possible. Thanks for a great time!" Until we all meet again, Elaine & Rach Robinson


"I have to second Rachel's remarks!! It was great to see all the great runs, and a big Congratulations to Jeff & Zoom and Jack & Caper. I was especially pleased to have my friend, Jana running with her "Star"!! Also, it was great to see both Patti & Spice and Kim & Grendel again and of course Iris with her Tag. You guys are all great! Thanks to Ann and Karen for all the great "cheerleading"! It was greatly appreciated. Also, a big Thank You to Kera and Gillian for fun courses!" -- Pam Harris


"DITTO ! Oh yeah; thanks Pam because I forgot about Patti, whom I rarely see, and Kim, who came so far to be here; both her girls are great fun, and it was nice to meet her fiance Jeff (I think we have another one that's caught the Beardie bug :-) I did regret not being able to make the agility dinner (a first for me) but I was entertaining a friend who came to visit from out of town. And yep - hard to beat those judges....and they really liked the Beardies !" -- E & R


" I just wanted to send a separate Congratulations to Pat Coreris and Chipper. At 12 1/2 Chipper is known for "discussing" everything with Pat. She always takes it in stride and consistently qualifies. It was great to see them not only in Agility and Rally, but as a Veteran in the conformation ring. As a breeder, I couldn't be more proud! At the same time she has her 10 month old, Roger obtaining his RN. She is amazing!" -- Pam


"I couldn't agree more, Pam; another trooper team I forgot to mention, although I did get the opportunity to talk with Pat awhile - what a neat dogmom and agility competitor." -- Elaine

Kim, Grendel, Delilah and Bronte

"I thought the specialty was absolutely wonderful. Everything was so well run and put together. I am really impressed with the club.
Libby you did a wonderful job with the BAD dinner. Everyone LOVED their cookies. My 13 year old really enjoyed hers.....
Agility was a blast. I was a little worried about running Grendel in the rain. She LOVED it. She also loved hanging out with her really cool sister, Spice. I love that dog! It was great hanging out with everyone again. It was wonderful to see Spice run. I will always be in awe of Patti and Spice. They are such a great team. Jeff and Zoom were wonderful and did such a great job. But one of the best things was to see Jana out there running Star. Star is one of the coolest dogs ever. I am so glad to see her out there again.
Jeff (fiancé) had a great time. He took Delilah to her agility class tonight and had a lot of fun. I agree. He is a convert. Grendel has enjoyed manipulating him to get what she wants. Which was blueberry scones at the specialty!
Hope everyone made it home safely. What a fun time! Cheers!"

Patti Bott, Lexus, we called her the German beardie. Spice and Stix

" I've attended many Nationals, Bedlington, Standard Schnauzer and Beardie. I've got to say that this was by far the best I've ever attended. I don't think there is anything that could have been improved upon. All right, I would have held off on the rain for a few days, but...

The breeders need to pat themselves on the back for maintaining the integrity of the breed. There were dogs that did herding, obedience, Rally, agility and then stepped into the breed ring. It seems that we are only limited on the amount of time we have to train, not the lack of talent by the dogs to do the jobs they were developed to do.

There were so many herding Beardies that just knocked your socks off watching them work!! The ranch was wonderful, Mary Lott and one of her boys worked the sheep for the Instinct test and got about 18 dogs through the test. How nice to see the sheep being changed by a Beardie instead of another herding breed. It was awesome!

The regular obedience and the Rally rings were filled with working Beardies. Once again watching some of the finely trained obedience dogs takes your breath away. Mary Lott working both her boys as a brace in obedience was mind boggling. I can't even walk all my dogs on lead from the room to the car. A huge entry in Novice Rally was wonderful to see as well as the excellent Rally dogs. What fun to see Joanna's Flash work Rally, obedience and agility all at the same show.

Libby, of course, outdid herself on the BAD dinner. She really is the"baddest" of the BAD. Kim mentioned the cookies...brown and black Beardies at each place setting. I didn't share mine with the dogs! The seminar on conditioning our performance dogs before the dinner gave us terrific information.

Getting to meet so many of the dogs that we recognize on line was fantastic! I had my guy Stix, watch his half brother Max work on course with Molly. I told him some day he might be that good if he would only focus! There is tremendous talent in the upcoming handlers and the dogs. Of course, it does help is you have legs as long as Jeff's to keep up with the speed of Zoom. This breed does not lack talent in any area.

I still find myself smiling over some little thing during the day that comes to mind after spending a week in Oregon. The gas prices were pretty nice-one day we only paid $2.49 a gallon. Such a deal!"

Karen Barratt, Boo, Jet, Budweiser & Miller

"Ditto to Patti's observation. I hope this trend continues. It's a breath of fresh air to see so many breeders competing in the performance arenas. Congratulations to each of you. Hopefully, with this trend, our breed won't succumb to the pressures and politics of the conformation arena as so many others have done and lose sight of its primary reason for existence."

Molly (wondering if we really could drive to MD) and Max (road trip!)

" I can only second and third and fourth what everyone else has said. Agility was fantastic, the courses were definitely designed as beardie courses, our judges were a riot, and it was wonderful to spend the time with everyone, both the beardies and owners we knew and the ones we finally got to meet. I can't wait for the next time we do this again" :-)

Tammy Moody

"I just got back from doing massages at the 2006 Bearded Collie Nationals and wanted to congratulate Jack Buhite and his Beardie, Caper, for taking both HIT Jumpers and Standard today. What a great win! I wasn't present yesterday, but I believe a dog by the name of Zoom took both HIT's. There were many other fantastic runs. Congratulations to all of you. It was wonderful to be around so many great people and dogs. I am now an official Beardie lover, what a wonderful breed and truly lovely group of people."

Sheila Franklin and Cheaney ( a very hairy mutt!) and Bracey Blue (bouncing blue girl!)

"I just read on the Agiledogs list that Jack and Caper took HIT in both Jumpers and Standard on Friday. The woman (who did canine massages at the Specialty) also said that Zoom took both HIT's on Thursday. She also mentioned that she is now 'an official Beardie
lover' and commented on what a wonderful breed they are and what nice people they have. Many, many congratulations to all who ran at the specialty and particularly the HIT folks! I am already looking forward to my first Specialty next year...in Maryland." :-)

Wade, one of the over 70s

"Congrats to Jeff and Jack on their HITs. I too am looking forward to next year with my white beardie, Shadow. I am hoping there is a trial in CT the week before so my grandkids can see me run."

Lori Weinberg

"Congratulations to Jack, Jeff and everyone that competed at the National. I sure wish we could have been there to be a part of it. We'll be there next year for sure!" -- Terry Johnson
"Congratulations Jeff and Jack. It looks like Zoom and Caper had a great showing at the National Specialty. I know it meant a lot to me last year to get the HIT with Rocky."


 High in Trial Standard - Jack Buhite and Caper:

Ch Skyedance Lord A-Leaping, AX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, RE, PT, CGC, VX
Excellent B Preferred - Score of 100 - 4.368 yds per second - 1st/53

 High in JWW - Jack Buhite and Caper:

Ch Skyedance Lord A-Leaping, AX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, RE, PT, CGC, VX
Excellent B Preferred - Score of 100 - 5.095 yds per second - 1st/56

Jack Buhite's and Libby Myers-Buhite's Caper took High in Trial for both Standard and JWW

Standard Classes

56 entered, 53 ran, and 21 qualified

NOVICE A Class Hgt: 20 - 0/2 QUALIFIED

NOVICE B Class Hgt: 20 - 8/11 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 142 Lg. Time: 68

Claire Thomas 1/11 QUALIFIED 100 55.00'/68'

Dash Dawson-North 2/11 QUALIFIED 100 55.42'/68'

Brisk Dawson-North 3/11 QUALIFIED 100 56.76'/68'

Crickett Collings 4/11 QUALIFIED 100 57.32'/68'

Maude Tilson QUALIFIED 100 68.00'/68'

Star Packard QUALIFIED 95 44.66'/68'

Windrose Dark Star

Mollie Raisler QUALIFIED 90 63.62'/68'

Kinlesyn's Mollie Mae McMuggins, NA, NAJ

Summer Rambaud QUALIFIED 85 83.28'/68'

NOVICE B Class Hgt: 24 - 0/2 QUALIFIED

NOVICE P Class Hgt: 16 - 4/4 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 142 Lg. Time: 73

Libbee Ipser 1/4 QUALIFIED 100 63.77'/73'

CH Wigglesworth Make No Mistake, NA, NAJ, NAP

Loop Begler 2/4 QUALIFIED 100 72.06'/73'

Chase Dawson-North 3/4 QUALIFIED 95 46.76'/73'

Star Dozet 4/4 QUALIFIED 95 48.89'/73'

OPEN Class Hgt: 20 0/8 QUALIFIED

OPEN Class Hgt: 24 1/1 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 157 Lg. Time: 64

Quinn Riechman 1/1 QUALIFIED 85 64.75'/64'

OPEN P Class Hgt: 16 1/3 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 157 Lg. Time: 69

Sophie Jamison 1/3 QUALIFIED 100 63.12'/ 69'

EXC A Class Hgt: 20 2/8 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 180 Lg. Time: 63

Grendel Horsley 1/8 QUALIFIED 100 50.46'/63'

Iggy Gracie-Campbell 2/8 QUALIFIED 100 63.67'/63'

EXC A Class Hgt: 24 0/1 QUALIFIED


EXC B Class Hgt: 20 3/11 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 180 Lg. Time: 63

Spice Bott 1/11 QUALIFIED 100 49.10'/63'

Wizard Halsey 2/11 QUALIFIED 100 49.87'/63'

MACH5 Anasazi Secret of the Wizard, CGC

Tag Berry 3/11 QUALIFIED 100 53.18'/63'

Spindrift Risa Up and Over, AX, AXJ, HT

EXC B P Class Hgt: 16 2/2 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 180 Lg. Time: 68

Caper Buhite, Myers-B 1/2 QUALIFIED 100 46.21'/68'

CH Skyedance Lord A-Leaping, AX, MXJ, AXP, AJP, PT, RE, CGC, VX

Chipper Coreris 2/2 QUALIFIED 100 60.70'/68'

Ch MACH Spindrift William Rikker, AXP, AJP, PT, CDX, RE, VX


60 entered, 56 ran, and 19 qualified

NOV A Class Hgt: 20 0/2 QUALIFIED

NOV B Class Hgt: 20 4/15 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 111 Lg. Time: 37

Mollie Raisler 1/15 QUALIFIED 100 24.52'/37'

Claire Thomas 2/15 QUALIFIED 100 33.56'/37'

Maude Tilson 3/15 QUALIFIED 100 34.91'/37'

Brisk Dawson-North 4/15 QUALIFIED 90 33.05'/37'


NOVICE B Class Hgt: 24 1/2 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 111 Lg. Time: 37

Nick Nellipowitz 1/2 QUALIFIED 91 41.27'/37'

NOVICE P Class Hgt: 16 3/4 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 111 Lg. Time: 42

Chase Dawson-North 1/4 QUALIFIED 100 24.96'/42'

Star Dozet 2/4 QUALIFIED 100 27.19'/42'

Loop Begler 3/4 QUALIFIED 86 56.83'/42'

OPEN Class Hgt: 20 0/6 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 125 Lg. Time: 36

OPEN P Class Hgt: 16 1/3 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 125 Lg. Time: 41

Polo Widell 1/3 QUALIFIED 95 33.52'/41'

EXC A Class Hgt: 20" 3/4 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 147 Lg. Time: 39

Sierra Ryder 1/4 QUALIFIED 97 40.92'/39'

Iggy Gracie-Campbell 2/4 QUALIFIED 88 43.37'/39'

Nellie Withrow 3/4 QUALIFIED 88 43.59'/39'

EXC A Class Hgt: 24 0/2 QUALIFIED

EXC A P Class Hgt: 16 0/1 QUALIFIED

EXC B Class Hgt: 20 5/15 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 147 Lg. Time: 39

Zoom Ipser 1/15 QUALIFIED 100 29.36'/39'

Wizard Halsey 2/15 QUALIFIED 100 29.63'/39'

Harper Lott 3/15 QUALIFIED 100 31.53'/39'

Buffy Kinney 4/15 QUALIFIED 100 35.24'/39'

Bogie Jamison QUALIFIED 100 39.73'/39'

EXC B P Class Hgt: 16 2/2 QUALIFIED

Lg. Yards: 147 Lg. Time: 44

Caper Buhite, Myers-B 1/2 QUALIFIED 100 28.85'/44'

Chipper Coreris 2/2 QUALIFIED 100 36.06'/44'


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For those of you who are history buffs, you can find accounts of our nine earlier trials along with scores and pictures at:

National Specialties from 1996 to the present

Highs in Trial from 1996 to the Present


BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2005-Judges Gill Crawford and Kera Holm

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2005-Judge Greg Beck

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2004-Judge Joni Weed

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2003-Judge Edith Allyn

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2002-Judge Kera Holm

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2001-Judge Kathy McCoubrey

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 2000-Judge Jean Munger

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1999-Judge Gillian Crawford

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1998-Judge Donna Gomer

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1997-Judge Nancy Gyes

BCCA National Specialty Agility Trial 1996-Judge Beth Canner


BCCA Annual Reports from 2000 to the present


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