Highlights of 2015:
RaineDance Australian Shepherds draws a nice patronage at PSR with Megan Sims
for RD Herding Camp in late April. We experienced the magic of her insight
into dog behavior (AND human behavior) and many teams came away with a
determined passion for the work our breed was created for.
*ASCA/AKC Ch Tom finishes his AKC Championship with 5
Major wins, and completes his ASCA Started Sheep title with Megan Sims in AZ.
*UKC A-BIS/UKC/ASCA A-Ch Hudson
still competing is a wide range of sports, finishing all 3 Open ASCA Agility
titles, his Started ASCA Duck title, his AKC Utility title, and he earns
Reserve High in Trial on AKC Sheep, finishing his Started Sheep and Duck
titles w/Megan Sims in AZ.
*ATCh-C ATCH III Cisco
At almost 11, 6th
place at the AAC Regionals, and follows with 10th place at the Nationals!
take prestigious wins with Best of Winners at the USASA Regional Specialty in
Feb and Reserve Winners at the USASA Regional Specialty in October, and Third
Place in Open Blue at the ASCA National Specialty in Tennessee.
*CKC Ch Cruz
finishes his ASCA Open Agility titles, his AAC Advanced titles and takes 2
ASCA Major wins in Conformation
*UKC BIS UKC Ch ASCA ATCH IV
earns ASCA Veteran High in Trial (Agility) and starts his ASCA herding titles
w/Started Ducks and Sheep STDds
Max pick up 13 titles between
them, across 4 different sports.
* Rem picks up 2 more ASCA
Altered Majors including a Best of Breed
*ASCA Ch Charlotte finishes her
ASCA Championship with 4 Major wins and begins her herding career with 3
*Kate completes 4 herding titles and earns
High in Trial and High Combined from AKC Started Sheep. She is ranked #7 in
Started Sheep for the year by USASA
*CKC Ch Chloe
completes 6 new titles in multiple sports.
Highlights of 2014:
RaineDance Australian Shepherds becomes ASCA Hall of Fame kennel #136 and CH
Merry is HOF Dam #434
BIS UKC Ch ASCA ATCH IV
earns ASCA ATCH
IV and rocks the ASCA Natl's in Texas. The first RD dog to qualify in MVA, he
also placed #10 in the Agility Finals and qualified on both stock. He
completed all 3 AKC Excellent agility titles and his AHBA Jr Herding Dog
*UKC A-BIS/UKC/ASCA A-Ch Hudson still shines as truly a jack of all trades. He finished 8 titles including
5 herding titles, 2 agility titles and one obedience title.
*ATCh-C ATCH III Cisco At almost 10, completes his 4th Agility CH, takes High in Trial and 4th
place at the AAC Regionals.
*CKC Ch Cruz
finishes 5 agility titles and takes a ribbon in 3 out of 5 ASCA conformation
shows, winning his first ASCA major win.
*ASCA Ch Tom
takes 2 majors to finish his ASCA CH. Also showing in AKC in earnest and
takes his 1st major at the USASA Specialty.
begins his show career and earns multiple wins in both ASCA and AKC, handled
by Moira Cornell.
AKC MBIS BISS ROMXII Silver GCH
ASCA/INTL CH RaineDance Written In Stone CD PT AX AXJ RSO JSO GSO DNA-VP "Baron"
February 10, 2003 ~ October 4, 2014
There are no words for my loss.
continues her herding streak with her
handler/trainer Megan Sims of PSR. Earning 7 new herding titles including High
in Trial. Leaving her 3 Qs from her ASCA WTCH.
*CKC Ch Chloe
completes 7 new titles in multiple venues. 4 Rally, 1 Obedience w/High in
Trial, and 2 agility.
multiple ASCA BOBPs and goes right on to win an ASCA major reserve and BOW for
AKC ROMXII CH/ ASCA
HOF #434 CH/INTL
CH RaineDance Merry Mischief PT OA AXJ RSO JSE GSN DNA-VP "Merry"
February 10, 2003 ~ November 8, 2014
My baby girl.
Highlights of 2013:
*AKC MBIS BISS GCH ASCA CH
At 10+, Baron takes Best of
Breed Veteran and Best of Opposite Sex at the USASA Specialty here in
Santa Rosa, over top winning specials 1/2 his age. Baron's Daughter Veritas Sexy & I Know it
"Wiggle" 4th Place Open RM ASCA Nat'ls
*UKC A-BIS/UKC/ASCA A-Ch
Hudson has another
incredible year. He finished 5 titles including two Championships and 3
finishes his Canadian Championship in lightening speed w/3 Majors,
and starts his agility career w/JSN
*ATCh-C ATCH II
Cisco At 9, is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the
AAC (Agility Assoc of Canada)
*UKC BIS UKC Ch ASCA ATCH III
Bryce earns ASCA ATCH
III and is back in the AKC agility ring
earns an incredible 7 titles in Agility and Herding, both ASCA &
AKC. Titling at the Intermediate level in both
finishes all three of his AKC Open Agility titles
Earns another ASCA Major and an AKC Bred By Exhibitor Group 2
*Ch Merry becomes
a USASA Record of Merit Dam (ROMXI) thanks to her talented offspring
ATCh-C ATCH III
Biscuit earns ASCA Reserve High in Trial from 10+ and 5th in her
class at the AAC Regional Championships
completes her ASCA Open Duck & Sheep titles, with the special honor
of Most Promising Started Aussie
Chloe is a busy girl completing 3 Novice Agility titles (CKC &
ASCA) including CKC High In Trial, 3 Novice Rally titles (CARO & CKC),
and 3 awards in the CKC Breed ring (2 Selects and a BOS)
her first beautiful litter of puppies, sired by our own RD All Terrain
begins her herding career with 3 mos of training with Megan Sims, in
Dewey AZ, ending w/her Started Sheep & Duck titles, and Most Promising
ASCA Nationals 2012!
"Cisco", Flash, "Bryce", "Brach",
"Chloe", "Sam", "Hudson", "Linden" & "Rem"
competed in all venues! Most of the dogs had never been to a
Specialty before, and some competed for the first time in several
venues. We had a great time!
Connie, Linda, Linda, Raine, Alex, Suzel, Robbin & Gwen
Off pottying dogs or running a course (aka not in the picture) : Steve, Gerhard, Bruce, Angelyn, Kathy, Julie, Annette & Dan
Highlights of 2012:
*BIS MBSS GCH
Baron retires at 9 from the show ring,
& sires 3 beautiful litters, including his first here at home.
takes ASCA Best of Breed and starts his Rally career with high scores
finishing his ASCA Rally Novice title completely at the Nationals. Sam also
becomes a certified Therapy Dog.
*ATCH II Ch Bryce earns ASCA ATCH
II including High In Trial from Elite. He also nearly finishes his ASCA CH in
just a few weekends racking up all 3 majors and 10pts. Bryce competes in
multiple venues at the ASCA Nationals, earning 11 Elite Qs and earning the 4th
highest conformation score w/an 81 out of 90.
has an incredible year. He finished 7 titles in 4 venues PLUS 8pts including 2
majors in Altered Conformation. ASCA CD JSN RSN & GSN, AKC CD & RA, AHBA HIC.
Hudson turned 2yrs old in Aug 2012.
*ATCh-C ATCH II Cisco
finishes his ASCA ATCH II
*Flash continues to
compete in AKC Intermediate Herding (Qs every run) & starts his ASCA Agility
pairs up with handler Gwen Jones and takes on agility in earnest. Together
they earn ALL ASCA and AKC Novice Agility titles. They have a phenomenal
showing at the Nationals w/17 agility Qs and 2 Qs in Nov B Obedience
*Baby Brach takes 2nd
Place in 2-4mos Puppy both times shown at the ASCA Nationals
*Ch Merry At 9 years old, Merry takes
ASCA Best in Show from the Veteran class and becomes ROMX-I.
ATCh-C ATCH III Biscuit at 9
years old, gets 3rd Place in Veteran Agility Finals at the Nationals, earns
another High In Trial, her ASCA ATCH III, is Altered Winners Bitch for her 2nd
Major and 4pts at the Nationals PreShow and 3rd Place in Altered Open Black at
*Luna earns the very first
Duck title : ASCA STDd. Luna also starts her ASCA agility career & Qs in Nov A
*Chloe finishes her CKC CH including
Best of Breed, earns 3rd Place in Am Bred at the Nationals and starts her
Agility career. She also becomes a Canine Good Neighbor.
*Capri earns all of her ASCA
Open and Elite Agility titles
*Porsche is owner handled to a 5pt
ASCA Reserve Winners Bitch
Highlights of 2011: (AKC , ASCA and AAC achievements only)
By the end of 2011 GCh
almost 9 years old. He finishes 2011 nationally ranked all systems!
#1 Australian Shepherd Dog (All Breed) & #3 over all. This included 44
Breed Wins, 40 Group Placements (22 Group 1s) and 3 Best in Shows. Handled
exclusively in 2011 by Michael McGuire.
#6 in the Breed Standings, #19 Herding Dog, #8 in the National Championship
Standings,  Grand Champion.
(co-owned) finishes his ASCA/AKC CHs with back to back majors in both &
finishes his Int'l Ch
(co-owned) earns ASCA ATCH and his UKC Ch w/Best in Show & 3 Group I's &
ASCA Rally Novice
(co-owned) finishes his ASCA ATCH
Tommy takes an ASCA Best
of Winners over 60 class dogs from 6-9 & Best in Sweeps at the USASA Specialty
Flash (co-owned)finishes 2 Herding titles
complete w/High Combined Aussie! Also earns his first agility title and his
Hudson starts his obedience
career and earns his AKC Rally Novice title
Remington finishes his first
AKC Rally title and Nosework level 1
Apollo earns 4 agility titles
Capri (co-owned) eanrs 4 agility titles
Chloe (co-owned) starts her modeling career and take Best of Breed at the
Herding Specialty in Canada
ATCh-C ATCH II
(owner handled in Canada) earns her ASCA ATCH II and High in Trial!
(co-owned) finishes 3 more Herding titles
Jolie has her first litter of puppies out of the late
great of Mr. P
Highlights of 2010:
At 10 yrs old, Emma takes
Altered Best Of Breed her only weekend out, over top ranked specials and a
very large entry. Emma's kids have accumulated 55 titles, spanning
Conformation, Agility, Herding & Obedience. This brings Emma her ASCA Hall
of Fame and USASA ROMX-I.
At 7 years old, Baron finishes 2010 as # 20 in the AKC Breed Standings
with only 7 weekends out, & finishes his Grand Championship with multiple
Group wins. He also starts training and completes his first Obedience title.
Baron is ranked #2 by USASA in Novice A. Baron's talented daughter A-CH
Ebbtide Gonna Getcha is ranked #1 in Open A, and his son Wild Hearts Romancing
the Stone is #10 in Novice B Jumpers. Baron's kids accumulate 37 titles all
together (Conformation, Agility, Obedience & Rally) and Baron also becomes
a USASA ROMX-I sire.
WINS the AAC Regionals, with over 40 ALL BREED dogs in her class.
(co-owned) shown one time in Altered and wins Best In Show over
the in tact dogs as well.
(co-owned) finishes his ASCA Elite titles and his GOLD AAC Award of
(co-owned) finishes her ASCA Championship!
(co-owned) earns 8 new agility titles & 3 ASCA Major Reserves
(co-owned) racks up 11 more ASCA points, and gets an AKC Best of Breed
over specials. He and
also prove they can handle gunfire and
aggressive strangers, passing the Temperament Test with flying colors.
(co-owned) finishes his ASCA AND his AKC Tracking title the first time
out, at just one year of age. He also completes his AKC Pre-Trial Herding
(co-owned) has been a busy girl. Achieving her Therapy dog and Canine
Good Citizen certificates and beginning her AHBA and AKC Herding careers in
earnest. She qualified in every run including a Reserve High In Trial from
Starts her herding career,
finishing her HT
has her last batch of gorgeous pups and begins her AKC Herding career.
makes his debut in the conformation ring and gets an ASCA Best of
Opposite Sex Puppy.
Highlights of 2009:
Emma's kids, from all 3 litters,
continue to tear up the agility ring (Biscuit, Bryce, Cisco, Bailey, Baron,
Apollo) earn 15 agility titles including Biscuit's AAC Lifetime Award of
Baron's kids from 3 litters (Gotcha,
Jade, Zayvee, Howdy, Tug) earn 14 titles: 2 Championships, 6 agility titles, 2
Rally titles & 4 obedience titles!
has a gorgeous litter of 7, out of our
late great Parker P. They have hit the ground running and already have 2 CGCs
and 1 HT between them. Collectively they are training in ALL venues!
conformation, agility, herding, tracking, rally and obedience
Biscuit (owned by Linda and Gerhard in
Canada) earns her AAC Lifetime Award of Excellence!
(co-owned) AKC Best of Breed and Herding Group 2 over 74 dogs
takes an AKC 5 point major (& BOW) w/supported entry of 35 girls
(co-owned) earns 6 new agility titles & 3 ASCA Reserves
(co-owned) earns 4 more agility titles & and racks up 11 more ASCA points
w/one major to go
(co-owned) has her first and only litter of 5 beautiful puppies!
Melodys Park It In First PT CGC DNA-VP "Parker"
April 8, 2001 ~ July 7, 2009
Sleep well, my prince. You will be with me always.
Highlights of 2008:
finishes her International Championship
in style, going BIS Veteran 3 times & finishes her AKC Excellent agility
(owner handled in Canada) Cisco
is ranked #1 Aussie and #5 All Breed in the AAC! And Bisi is #1 (Preferred)
Aussie and #7 All Breed Preferred for 2008! Bisi finishes her Open ASCA
Agility titles and Cisco finishes his Novice ASCA Agility titles and starts
is Premier Champion at the National
Specialty Pre Show & finishes 4 more agility titles
finishes 5 more agility titles
(co-owned) & Greta
(co-owned) start their conformation careers
w/ 2 Major wins, 4 Major Reserves, 2 Minor wins and 3 Minor Reserves between
them! (ASCA & AKC)
Highlights of 2007:
finishes her AKC Championship and has her last litter
finishes her ASCA Championship!
is the first RaineDance dog to finish an agility Championship!
W/Silver Award of Merit. She finishes the year at #2 Aussie and #9 All Breed in Canada for 2007
(co-owned & owner handled in Canada) earns his
Agility Trial Championship too!
And he too finishes the year as #5 Aussie in Canada by the Agility Association of Canada for 2007
has her first litter, becomes a triple Champion and earns both herding Certificates
earn their first herding Certificates
Highlights of 2006:
sires his first litters, becomes a TRIPLE CH and a Therapy Dog. He earns his first SEVEN agility
and is ranked #30 in
(co-owned) starts his Agility career
and earns his first THREE titles and is ranked #8 Aussie in Canada by the AAC
(co-owned) earns all of her AKC conformation Majors
and earns her first title
starts her AGILITY career and finishes her first title
starts his HERDING career
Highlights of 2005:
finishes his AKC CH going Group One from the classes and is ranked #23 in ASCA
earns her fist NINE agility titles and ranked #7 JWW Novice B (USASA)
gets BEST IN SHOW Bred By Exhibitor (AKC) and finishes her AKC
(co-owned) earns all of her ASCA conformation Majors in
her first year.
becomes a triple CH and is the proud sire of 3 more litters