BasqueLaine Blackwater Special
Red, CG1 12/16/01 - 6/23/04
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Bert and Angela Pos of the Netherlands (kennel Of Dark Brightness) on the sudden and tragic loss of their beloved
"Sharif" BasqueLaine Blackwater Special
Red. Sharif just recently earned his CG1 obedience diploma with Angela.
He was close to finishing his Dutch championship. Sharif leaves the offspring of one litter, the Z litter of Dark Brightness, and may have another litter on the way.
Our thoughts are with Bert and Angela during this very difficult time.
Nothing can fill the void they are feeling right now.
Welcome New Canadian Import
BasqueLaine is pleased to announce the arrival of a new
puppy from Maximum Belgians in Vancouver, Canada. Maximum
BasqueLaine Gallivant "Giuseppe"
is from the Maximum G Litter (born 4/7/04) out of Marissa and Toivo's
daughter "Jo", BasqueLaine-N-Maximum Tres
Jolie HIC, by Laura's handsome boy "Blaze",
Maximum Everlasting Flame, a littermate to our
"Dusty". Giuseppe lives with Whitney Tamborski and is
co-owned by BasqueLaine. His registered name is yet to be
determined. We're really excited about this Toivo/Marissa grandbaby
and look forward to watching him grow up. Click here to see photos of
USDAA Regional Finals, Irving
On June 19th/20th Rusty Pearson and the amazing "Maxwell"
competed in the USDAA Regional Finals held in Irving, Texas where they had
a very consistent and successful weekend. With the top dogs from all
over the Southwest region competing, it was tough going for placement
ribbons. The good news is Rusty and Maxwell's Team, Rocket Paws,
took 11th place (there were 45 teams) and qualified for the National
Championships to be held in Arizona in November! Maxwell pulled his
own weight on the team earning 3rd place in Masters Standard as well as
earning qualifying scores in all team events but one. After the team
events had come to an end, Maxwell competed in the Steeplechase Finals
which they had qualified for on Saturday. Once again, Maxwell was
the only non Border Collie to make the final round in their division
(26" class). Maxwell gave it all he had and ran flawlessly
until the last jump, where he jumped just a bit late causing a bar to come
down. Unfortunately, the dropped bar cost them a 5 second time
penalty which dropped them from 2nd to 4th place. The only dog/owner
who beat their time was the 2004 World Champion, Marcus Topps and his BC
AX Agility Title for Maxwell
On June 12th/13th Rusty Pearson and his Rocket Terv "Maxwell"
earned their AX title in Hutto, TX with another 1st place finish. They
then went on to capture 1st place in Jumpers (Exc B) with a really smooth run
on a really tight and twisty course. Maxwell is now more formally known
as UAGII BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Agent AX AXJ EAC OJC
OGC TN-O HIC SS
WETT CGC TD. Rusty has his eye on earning Maxwell's AKC Masters
titles by the end of the year. We wish them the best of luck!
3 Point Major for Toivo
Woohoo! In only his second show our Dutch import "Toivo"
Typical Toivo of Dark Brightness PT goes Winners Dog and Best of Winners
for a 3-point major. The show was Bryn Mawr KC in Ludwigs Corner, PA on
6/12/04 and the judge was Marjorie Tuff. Toivo is expertly piloted by
co-owner Kathy Madden. Thanks, Kathy, you're the greatest. ;-)
NADAC Agility -- Maxwell
On June 5th/6th Rusty and "Maxwell"
competed in a NADAC agility trial in Hutto, TX where they had some beautiful
runs, finishing off their Elite Agility Certification (EAC) and earning
another Tunnelers leg. They had the fastest run of all dogs in Tunnelers
and the fastest Jumpers run of all Elite dogs as well -- both runs about 2
seconds faster than any other dog. Maxwell is now more formally known as
UAGII BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Agent OA AXJ EAC OJC
OGC TN-O HIC SS
WETT CGC TDI. Way to go Rusty and Maxwell the Rocket Terv!
AKC Agility -- Maxwell
On May 29th/30th Rusty Pearson and "Maxwell"
competed at an AKC agility trial in Tulsa, OK. They came home with
a first place in Excellent A Standard (11 seconds ahead of 2nd place and 16
seconds under Standard Course Time) and two 2nd place ribbons in Excellent B
Jumpers with Weaves. They also earned 30 MACH points on their 2 Jumpers
runs. That makes 3 MXJ legs so far!
New NADAC Agility Titles for Merlin
Congratulations to Marti & Ray Wiseman and their boy "Merlin"
for earning their NGC (NADAC novice gamblers certificate) and OAC (NADAC open agility
certificate) titles in late May. Way to go guys! Merlin is now
more formally known as BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Passage PD1 NGC OAC OJC TN-N CGC TDI.
Herding News -- New PT Title for
We are very pleased to report our Dutch import Toivo
had a successful weekend at his first ever herding event at the Burlington
County KC Trial in Shamong NJ. He earned back to back PT legs for
his title, and was so good the judge the first day commented that Toi had
the nicest PT run he had seen in many years. Sunday's judge was very
impressed with his calm working style. Trainer/Handler/Co-owner Kathy
Madden says she was truly thrilled with Toivo's performance and couldn't
have asked for a more willing, obedient partner in the arena. We can't
wait for their next event in July, when they move up to trial and attempt
to earn their first HS legs. Toivo is now more formally known as Typical
Toivo of Dark Brightness PT. Way to go Kathy and Toivo, and
thanks, Kathy, for everything!
Spies'N Heroes Agility News
Marti & Ray Wiseman and "Merlin"
competed in a NADAC trial in Columbus, Ohio May 1st and 2nd. Marti
and Ray shared handling duties with Merlin running 6 for 8 in qualifying
runs -- garnering four first places and one fourth place. On
Saturday Merlin finished his Novice Standard title (first place and fourth
place), picked up his first Novice Gamblers leg (first place) and his
first Open Jumpers leg (first place). On Sunday, despite having
flooded show grounds, COLD weather, and blowing rain, Merlin picked up his
first Open Standard leg. On their last run of the day Merlin
galloped through a jumpers course that was in places 2 to 3 inches under
water. Didn't bother Merlin a whit, and he brought home a qualifying
ribbon (for his Open Jumpers title!) and a first place. Now we can
add NAC and OJC to the end of Merlin's name! Merlin is more formally
known as BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Passage PD1 NAC
OJC TN-N CGC TDI. Way to go Marti, Ray, and Merlin!
Rusty Pearson and "Maxwell"
(littermate to Merlin) competed at a USDAA trial May 1st, and a NADAC
trial May 2nd. On Saturday (in Greenville Texas) Maxwell went 3 for
4 in qualifying runs, with a first place in Starters (by over 12 seconds),
a first place in Gamblers, and second place in Pairs Relay. On
Sunday (in Mansfield Texas) Maxwell went 2 for 4 in qualifying runs,
including having the fastest time of all Elite dogs in his Regular run,
and a first place in Elite Tunnelers. Maxwell is more formally known
as UAGII BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Agent OA AXJ OAC OJC
OGC TN-O HIC SS
WETT CGC TDI. Next stop, the Malinois Nationals AKC Agility Trial in
Myrtle Springs TX. Good Luck Rusty and Maxwell!
Congratulations Angela &
Congratulations to Angela Pos-Gelauf and her Terv boy "Sharif"
on a successful weekend April 24th/25th in both obedience and conformation
somewhere in the Netherlands. In conformation Sharif was awarded CAC/CACIB,
BOB, and 6th in the Herding Group. He needs just one more CAC to become a
Dutch Champion. In obedience Sharif completed the final requirements
for his first level Dutch Obedience Diploma (CG1). Sharif is now
more formally known as BasqueLaine-Blackwater
Special Red CG1.
New NADAC Titles for Maxwell
Rusty Pearson and his Terv boy "Maxwell" had
a successful weekend April 24th/25th at a NADAC trial in Wichita, Kansas
going 8 for 11 in qualifying runs including 5 first places, 2 second
places, and a third place. In the process they also completed 3 more
NADAC titles: Open Regular (OAC), Open Jumpers (OJC), and Open Tunnelers (TN-O).
Way to go Rusty and Maxwell the Rocket Terv!
A New Agility Title for Merlin
Marti & Ray Wiseman and their Terv boy "Merlin"
had a nice weekend in the performance classes at a USDAA trial in
Pittsburgh on April 17th/18th. On Saturday Ray ran Merlin in
P1 Standard, Gamblers and Snooker with happy success -- taking a fourth
place in Standard, also qualifying in Gamblers and Snooker taking second
and first place ribbons respectively. On Sunday Marti ran Merlin
earning three qualifying ribbons -- Standard (second place), Gamblers
(first place) and Jumpers (first place). The end result was that
Merlin earned his PD1 title! Way to go Marti, Ray & Mr.
Merlin. Merlin is more formally known as BasqueLaine-Montage
Secret Passage PD1 NJC TN-N CGC TDI.
Step aside Border Collies, here
Rusty Pearson and "Maxwell" had an
awesome weekend April 17th/18th in Terrel Texas at their second ever USDAA trial, garnering 5 blue ribbons out of 7
runs! But that's not the best part. On Saturday they signed up to run in the Grand Prix event. This is a Masters level course (19-20 obstacles) where any dog at any level can compete.
Needless to say, since most of the field of entries were Master level dogs and Maxwell is in Starters (Novice), Rusty and Max had their work cut out for them in their attempt to qualify for the Regional Finals.
Among the group competing against Maxwell and Rusty were a Border Collie on the USDAA World team and Rusty's instructor's Border Collie who happens to hold the Clean Run world record for the fastest
weave poles. To put it mildly, they were facing a very high level of talent.
But when the dust settled and the winners were announced, it wasn't a Border Collie taking home the highly coveted
first place award, it was, you guessed it, none other than
Maxwell, BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Agent HIC OA AXJ NAC NJC TN-N OGC SS WETT CGC TDI.
Woohoo Rusty and Maxwell -- you go boys!
Roni's First AKC Point
Congratulations to Bonnie Sue O'Neill and her "Roni" BasqueLaine Ultra
Montage, who was Winners Bitch from puppy class for her first AKC
point the weekend of April 17th/18th in Timonium Maryland. Roni is also owned by Rhonda Barb and Kathy Madden and she's handled by Julie
Fichter. Roni is from our U Tervuren Litter out of "Serah" Hexen House Iserah
sired by "Teva" Am/Can Champion Montage Jazz Festival OA OAJ OAC
March/April 2004 Agility News
Congratulations to a couple of the boys from our Spies'n
Heroes Litter for their agility accomplishments during the months of
March and April, 2004:
"Merlin" and his
owner/handler Marti Wiseman had a great NADAC weekend in early March,
qualifying in 3 of 5 runs on Saturday, and 5 of 6 runs on Sunday.
They earned 5 first place ribbons, 1 second place ribbon, 1 third place
ribbon, and 1 fourth place ribbon, finishing up their Novice Tunnelers
Title (TN-N) and picking up two legs each towards their Touch-N-Go and
Weavers titles. Way to go Marti & Merlin! Merlin is now
more formally known as BasqueLaine-Montage Secret
Passage NJC TN-N CGC TDI.
"Maxwell" and his
owner/handler Rusty Pearson continue to dazzle and awe in multiple agility
In early March Maxwell and Rusty competed at an AKC
trial in McKinney Texas where they earned yet another 1st place ribbon
(their 13th in the AKC venue!) in Excellent A Jumpers with a clean run that beat 2nd place by 8 seconds and the standard course time by a little over 11 seconds.
In mid-March Max and Rusty did their first USDAA trial
where they competed in the Steeplechase local qualifier on Friday
(26" class) turning in the second fastest course time of the day
and earning 5th place, qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Their
Sunday run earned them a 6th place and a spot at the USDAA
Steeplechase Nationals in Arizona in November. Maxwell was the ONLY non Border Collie to make the final round (in
his division) and the only non Masters dog to make it into the finals!
In late March Max and Rusty were back to the AKC venue
in Houston, Texas, where they picked up their AXJ title in their usual
fashion -- yep, that means another blue ribbon! Maxwell shattered the course time by over 15 seconds and beat second place by 12 seconds!
It was back to NADAC in early April (Rendon, Texas)
where Maxwell and Rusty went 4 for 7 over the weekend with all 4 Qs being first places.
Their first run was in Open Tunnelers where Maxwell turned out the 2nd fastest time of the day (yes, he got beat by
Rusty's instructor's Border Collie again). Maxwell covered the course in 19.1 seconds which calculated out to nearly 7.1 yards per second! Is that flying or what?
Maxwell then went on to take first place in Open Gamblers accumulating 43 opening round points and making the gamble with time to spare. Maxwell's 63 points were the most points earned at any level that day!
They also completed their Open title (OGC). Rusty reports that
Maxwell's Open Jumpers run was a sight to see as Maxwell blew the competition away by huge margins while averaging 6.3 yards per second.
Easter weekend Maxwell and Rusty were back to the AKC
venue (Garland Texas) where Maxwell finished up his OA title in style
(yep, another first place) 18 seconds under standard course
time. They also picked up their first MXJ leg with a 3rd place
in a very competitive Excellent B class. Way to go boys!
Maxwell is now more formally known as UAGII
BasqueLaine-Montage Secret Agent OA AXJ NAC NJC TN-N
OGC HIC SS
WETT CGC TDI. Needless to say, we are very proud of Maxwell and
Rusty's agility accomplishments!
OFA Cardiac Certifications
We are pleased to report the following BasqueLaine owned
and/or bred dogs recently passed their cardiac exams and received OFA
Tervuren Puppies Born April 1,
We are very excited about our Tervuren "V" litter
born April 1, 2004. We have 4 males, 2 females, all red/fawn in
color. Click here to meet the puppies. Dam is our delightful Swedish import, "Marissa",
Mahagonny's Rites of Passage. Sire is our exciting Dutch import, "Toivo",
Typical Toivo of Dark Brightness. Click here to view the pedigree
cross. This is a repeat breeding of our T
Litter. We expect lovely puppies who enjoy good health and possess
outgoing stable temperaments. These pups should be well suited for
agility, obedience, herding, tracking, pet assisted therapy work, and
more! Pups will be ready to go to their new homes in early to mid June.
This promises to be a truly outstanding litter in
health, structure, type, and temperament. Performance and/or show homes
Puppy Match & CERF Brag!
Congratulations to Bonnie Sue O'Neill and her little Terv
girl "Roni" for winning the herding group at Roni's first puppy
match in early March 2004. Roni is more formally known as
BasqueLaine Ultra Montage. She is owned by Bonnie Sue O'Neill,
Rhonda Barb, and Kathy Madden and was handled by Julie Fichter. More
good news -- Roni also passed her CERF exam at 7 months of age! Roni was
"purple girl" from our "U" Tervuren litter sired by Am/Can Ch
Montage Jazz Festival OA OAJ OAC OGC "Teva" out of our Swedish import
Hexen House Iserah
"Serah". Roni will be making her AKC and UKC show debuts later in the
month of March. We wish the best of luck to Miss Roni and her crew!
Recent photos of Roni coming soon.
Sharif in Obedience
Angela Pos of the Netherlands, kennel Of
Dark Brightness, reports that "Sharif",
BasqueLaine Blackwater Special Red, completed half the requirements
for his first level Dutch obedience diploma in late February. Soon
Sharif will be sporting a Dutch CG1 obedience title after his name. Way to go Angela
Hero Health News
We are pleased to announce that "Hero",
BasqueLaine-N-Maximum Sons of Liberty HT, received his OFA ratings in
February 2004 -- Hips Good, Elbows Normal. His MSU complete thyroid panel
was also normal. Hooray for Hero!
Maxwell's Excellent Agility
Rusty Pearson and his rocket Terv "Maxwell",
UAGII BasqueLaine Montage Secret Agent, NA OAJ NAC NJC TN-N HIC SS
WETT CGC TDI have
been burning up the agility rings in the past few months in both AKC and NADAC
venues picking up a few new titles and turning some heads:
In early December, 2003, Maxwell and Rusty finished up
their AKC Open Jumpers title with a clean run and a 1st place, clocked at 28
seconds with a standard course time (SCT) of 43 seconds! ALL of Max's OAJ
qualifying legs were perfect scores and good for 1st place, well under SCT. The next
day Maxwell picked up his first Excellent Jumpers Q, once again winning
the 1st place ribbon and running well below SCT -- of the
26 dogs entered in Excellent A & B, Maxwell had the second fastest
time, only a half second behind the winner of the 24" Excellent B class, who is working on MACH 2 and happens to be
Rusty's instructor's dog. ;-)
In late January, 2004, Maxwell and Rusty competed at a NADAC
trial where Maxwell had 4 runs good for 4 first places! Max
earned his Novice Gamblers Title with a 1st place run, had a nice Tunneler's
run also good for 1st place, and had two fast Novice
Standard runs both good for 1st place, shattering the course times by 16 and 23
In mid February, 2004, Maxwell and Rusty were back to the
AKC venue. We are pleased to report Maxwell's blue ribbon campaign
continues to be unblemished as Maxwell earned 1st place on his two Open
Standard runs, beating the SCT by 17 and 22 seconds respectively.
That makes a total of 12 first places in Maxwell's young AKC career!
In late February, 2004, Maxwell and Rusty competed at their
second NADAC trial of the season going 6 for 10 in qualifying runs and
having the fastest time on every run but two over the weekend.
Maxwell earned his Novice Regular (NAC), Novice Jumpers (NJC), and Tunnelers (TN-N)
titles and picked up legs towards both his Open Regular and Open Gamblers
titles in addition to a few ribbons -- three 1st places, two 2nd places,
and a 3rd place!
Click here for 2003