Monday, September 27, 2010

let's hear it for patrick and riggs!

Before I share anything about the weekend, I need to stop and congratulate Patrick Shannahan of Red Top Kennels of Idaho. Yesterday Patrick (Gibson's breeder) won the National Sheepdog Finals in Virginia with his dog, Riggs (Gibson's father). What an accomplishment! I'm damn proud of the man responsible for breeding my dog and training his Dad. The farms sends much applause!

Gibson has a lot to live up to!


Blogger Heather said...

Wow. No pressure, eh?

September 27, 2010 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Yeah! I hope we hear about you and Gibson doing the same thing one day.

September 27, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wow that's a lot for you & Gibson to live up too!

September 27, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Patsy from Illinois said...

Good boy Riggs! And congrats to Patrick. I know Gibs will be just as good and what happens if they go head to head.
Question Jenna and maybe a stupid one. I noticed Gibson has a tail. Aren't alot of sheepdogs tailless?

September 27, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

All border collies have tails, and all are white (even if just a hair or wo) on the tip. Austrailian shepherds, cattledogs, corgis, and such do not have tails (you're right!) But all border collies have tails.

There's some breed that looks like a border collie, but tail-less and it's another sort of shepherd. I think scottish.

September 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger RabbleRoost said...

I'm pretty sure Australian cattle dogs are born with tails, people just generally dock them to prevent injury from angry cattle. (Right?)

Don't dogs with tails turn better than those without too?

And "Yay Gibson's daddy!" Hope you can beat him one day. ;)
THAT would be quite the accomplishment!

September 27, 2010 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger windhaven farm said...

Our Aussie pup is like liquid lightening running and turning and shes got the little nubby tail. Our Belgian Sheep Dog was super fast with her tail, back in the old days when she was a little younger... she's 14 now, so that's purdy old for her breed. I've seen the Aussies with and without the tail... I think if I had had a choice, would have rather they didn't dock her tail, but we didn't have a choice, as we got her after the fact. Aussie parents talk about the "wiggle butt" syndrome... our little pup wiggles her whole rear like crazy, she is one happy gal. We love herding dogs...

September 27, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger The Beers said...

Some breeds produce both tails and what is called a natural bob-tail, aka tail-less. My breed of English Shepherds do, but tails are by far the most common. Bob-tails are the norm in many Australian Shepherds and the cattle dogs.

September 28, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger The Beers said...

Congrats Patrick and Riggs!! What an accomplishment.

September 28, 2010 at 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I guess that increases Gibson's value even more! Champion lines at work on Cold Antler Farm! He is just one ingredient in the recipe for sucess!

September 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the posting. Riggs and I hope to see Gibson one the top of his game as well.


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