Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season .....
At home on the Coast
with Jake, her Great Gandfather, who recently celebrated his 10th Birthday ....
& Ziggy strike a pose .....
and then do it again in monochrome!
Northern Collie & Shetland Sheepdog Club
official photographic duties but
AusBred of Breed in both shows
& RuBOB in the PM
Western Circuit -
Star of the camp so far is Karen & Barry's Cooper
Junior in Group's, a Junior in Show and his "Ch" @ 13months!
held up his end with Reserve Challenge Saturday & Sunday
Here's a couple more pix from the weekend .....
Collies - Finn & Gemma Puppies
The "Highland Fling" babies are now 5 weeks old - here's a few shots taken
of them yesterday
Look out for Girl 1 (left) and Boy 3 (right) in the
show ring over the next couple of months
The other two handsome young men will be working on a career in the
BOB for Willow, Challenge for Ziggy & Reserve/RuBOB for Velvet on
BOB for Sonny (above) & Reserve for Willow on Sunday
Apologies to everyone else wanting pix but the weather just didn't play
the game on Sunday ...
Reserve & RuBOB for Velvet on Saturday & BOB for Ziggy on Sunday
Well done also to Jacqui & Willow with Challenge Bitch Sunday after
months out of the ring!
Pix below show BIS & RuBIS, Baby IS, Puppy IS & Junior IS on Saturday
ACT Combined Clubs
2 x Reserve & R/up BOB for Ziggy and 1st 9-12 Sweepies (Sat) & Reserve
(Sun) for Velvet
Happy 1st Birthday to Cooper who celebrated with BOB & Junior in Group!
A Knight's Tail
There was once a dashing young knight called Finn, previously known to
the show world as Walker,
who had designs on his foster sister who really was a perfect gem!
Here's the result of what someone
aptly called their Highland Fling!!!! Four lovely pups
photographed at just under 4 weeks
And yes I did try to nick one but got caught on the way out .....
Many hours were spent playing with friends & family whilst photographing
this litter of 5 week old pups
Other pix show Zac, Ziggy's dad, Motty & Abby all of whom were
determined to get in on the act! Due to a change
is circumstances the little girl on the right is available to a forever
home for more info contact
Guardian Border Collies - Ziggy & Lucky Babies
Great to have another chance to see them, pictures at 5 weeks ......
Early morning duck watch
Connie, Velvet & Ziggy practice herding in/around the dam before we head
back down the country ...
Lake Macquarie ABKC
official photographic duties but I'm told conditions were a little kinder where I
Reserve Challenges for Ziggy & Velvet while Connie got to have some fun with Shaylee.
Trish dropped in with her new baby "Chance"
Kimlise Antaeus SirChancealot
"Chance" will be making his show debut in the not too distant future ...
else do you do on a wet weekend when you're not entered anywhere?
a dog show and get drowned taking photos for friends .....
done to Leanne and Blade on his Grand & especially well done Tim & Bowie
Introducing Dragonsmir Celtic Way PT!!!
Yass & District Kennel Club
Freezing but great backgrounds for photos ...
Thanks to Mark for taking over my kids after my knee malfunction on
Pix below show BIG & RuBIG Sunday
Queens Birthday Weekend - Canberra
Challenge & Reserve for Ziggy who also managed to land the front cover of
Dogs NSW June Journal
Well done to Mark & the Cherrylea team who had some great wins on the
weekend and thanks for helping with
Ziggy on Monday.
also to Tim & Bee, Clanheath Latest Scandel,
for Baby of Breed at her first
Feature photos: Silver, Ziggy, Bee, Possum & oops (Peter's new
Junee Weekend - relaxing at home on the Coast
Everyone enjoys being home especially when there's been lots of rain and
there's a dam to play in!
be back down for Canberra & Yass if anyone needs pix .....
Cowra & District KC
official photographic duties but a successful weekend of showing with
BOB & RuBOB for Ziggy and a 16pt Bitch Challenge for Velvet!
Temora & District KC
in Group & 3rd 6-12 Sweepies for Velvet, BOB for Sonny, RuBOB for Ziggy
& Lacey & Baby in Group for Suzie at her second weekend of shows!
sheets available in the next couple of days
Penny take out Minor in Show & Debra & Jazz take out Baby in Show!
does her bit for Motor Neuron week posing with her first place sash
held in place with a MND Cornflower Pin. The Cornflower is the MND symbol of hope.
& Suzie enjoyed success at their first weekend of shows with Teddy winning
Baby in Group!
Motor Neuron disease kills one person every day in Australia and has no
for more information go to
Portraits for Ziggy & Lucky, Ausbred of Breed for Ziggy & Leanne (centre)
and Puppy of Breed for Velvet (below)
Anzac Cluster - Canberra
Winter arrived with a vengeance in Canberra on the weekend so no
official photos but
Reserve Challenges for
Ziggy handled by Leanne and she also clocked up BOB's for Blade,
Aust Ch Kaitler Dark Phoenix ET,
21st Ausbred in Group!
official photographic duties but an excuse to get together with friends
Thanks to Leanne for helping out and handling Ziggy & Velvet, to Rebecca for
and to Kelly, Kerodan BC's, & friends for taking the time to let me
photograph their girls
The shots below are of Gail & Paul Revell's Gossip who was Opposite Puppy in
BOB for Leanne & Blade at Sydney Royal and the first pass for PT for Tim & Bowie!
At least Charlotte, centre, stayed clean long enough for a photo session
and to wish everyone Happy Easter ....
Reserve Challenge for Ziggy & Leanne and it was nice to see some friend do
Dog Challenge for Gail & Wilson and Puppy in Group for Gossip, and
congratulations & thanks
to Shaylee who got Bitch Challenge with Catch, then handled Blade for Leanne
and came back to handle Connie for me!
Ag Show/ACT Combined
Smudge share and icecream @ Yass while Velvet stacks up in Sweepies @
Proof sheets out in the next couple of days ....
of Velvet by Tim Lumley
Introducing the latest Clanheath Kids ....
& Remi babies, now 6 weeks, have their first official photo shoot at Bowning
Goulburn Ag Show
No official photographic duties but one, albeit rushed, that I
Leanne pose with Ziggy after he is awarded Dog Challenge & RuBOB
Can't thank them enough for their help in handling Ziggy to his title
Introducing Australian Champion Clanheath Cause A Riot!
Lakes District CC
clocks up two BOBs with Ziggy, a Challenge and a Reserve with Lucky and
gets a Reserve with Connie while little miss Velvet, now 7 months, places 2nd and
3rd in 6-12 Sweepies!
Border Collie National
sheets available in the next few days & lots more pix coming
Above pix are of three of my favorite Veterans, Grand Champions Roxi,
Bailey & Paddy
Roxi's Grandsons, Ziggy with Mark below & Sonny, both made the final cut in
Great Granddaughter (who is also Paddy's Granddaughter) Velvet
is caught on camera by Tim Lumley in Minor Bitch
Some times you really don't realize how many images are taken at this kind
my apologies but it may take a bit longer than usual to cull the photos &
produce proof sheets!
Canberra Royal - NCKC Australian Breeds Show
Again no official photographic duties but we had a great day which was
topped off by
of Breed for Ziggy
Minor of Breed for
Velvet at the Australian Breeds
but we all missed Mark (and
his legs)! Well done to Jacqui for BOB with
at the same show
& Reserve Challenge/Open Bitch at Canberra Royal
Stacked shots courtesy of Tim Lumley
Bowie, now a dad, concentrates on his herding while Minx looks after the pups .....
Photo courtesy of Tim Lumley
Hunter River Ag Show
official photographic duties but Reserve Challenge for
home on the coast
While Jake takes the job of "washing" the yoghurt containers very
Velvet & Ziggy think that "bath time" means the dam - sorry kids I meant the Hydrobath!!!
Rain, Puppies & "Paper" Roses
Rebecca of Ancrum Border Collies bought her kids up the coast along for an
photo shoot before they head off to their new homes on the weekend
Armidale/Bega Valley Weekend
Couldn't get a baby sitter for the non show kids so found myself at home
the noisy neighbors partying in the tree above my dog runs
Australia Day on the Farm
Connie tags along with son Bowie and finds out that this herding thing
is right up her alley!
Bungendore Ag Show
Well let's just say we had a lot of laughs. Velvet, above centre,
won her class of three but did every thing
but stand on her head while outside the ring we decided to get some new
headshots of Walker. When
we couldn't get his attention we threw his first love, Connie, in the
back of my car with him.
All I can
say is most of the pix had to be censored but we did get his attention!
Special thanks to Rebel, Blade & Catch (below left to right) for sharing
their owners to help handle
Velvet, now 5 months, gets the hang of this show thing all we need now is
Proof sheets from the weekend will be available over the next couple of days
Yippee we're home and there's water in the dam!!!!
some forgot tell Ziggy that he wasn't finished for the year .....
Shire CC/Gosford City CC
thanks to Ashley for "giving it a go" with Ziggy on Saturday -
they were rewarded with a 15pt Challenge!
Ziggy also managed Reserve Challenge & RuBOB on Sunday despite being handled by his lame mother