Our dogs are registered with the Canadian Kennel Club or the Australian Shepherd Club of America or both.
Finn, McCoy and Miranda are all show-bred Australian Shepherds.
Emmett and Tommy are working-bred Australian Shepherds.
I chose Australian Shepherds because of my first dog Shasta who I was told was an “Austrian Shepherd”. Because I didn’t believe there was such a breed, I did some research, found Australian Shepherd, and then looked for the appropriate breeder.
When I choose the Kuvasz, I researched for over a year before I decided on a different breed. I picked the Kuvasz because the coat wasn’t as heavy as the Great Pyrenees, and they seemed as bit more active, which I feel they are.
March 12, 2001 – April 8, 2017
TDCH Sheep’s Kin Born To Fly
CD/CD CDI RX RPT DDX BDF BDD HIC
McCoy is my first purebred dog. McCoy excelled at every sport he tried although he was not able to continue past Companion Dog Intermediate (CDI) because of the mild dysplasia in his left hip which prevented him form doing the long sit exercise. McCoy qualified in the first three freestyle canine disc trials that he attempted all with first place scores.
Registered Name: Sheep’s Kin Born To Fly
Specialty: Frisbee (Everything really!)
McCoy was the first dog in western Canada to finish his Basic Disc Freestyle with the Canadian Disc Dog Association.
McCoy has never failed any trial (test) he has been entered in.
This picture actually is McCoy to a T. Born in 2001, he always has that happy smile on his face. He has trouble keeping clean and so his nickname is McScruff or junk yard dog. He was my introduction into dog sports with canine disc and obedience.McCoy is very mild mannered and very seldom puts up any protest such as if we happen to have a client’s dog around or occasionally a puppy. McCoy loves everyone.
March 30, 2001 – July 10, 2016
Finn is McCoy’s 1st cousin. They couldn’t be less alike, these two. Finn is a physically slow dog and very loyal to one person – me.
She loved to jump and move stock in her more active days and played disc because I “asked” her to. Actually, she turned out to be more accurate than the boys who loved to play! Finn is quite guardy but loves to get pets from people.
TDCH Ch Sheep’s Kin Feature Presntation
CD/CD RA RPT DD BDD ETD HIC
Finn loved to do Rally-O and Regular “Obedience”. She also loved agility but had trouble with a back leg due to a slip, so had to give up trialing.
She also did canine disc but it was not her favourite pastime although she is more accurate, and sometimes speedy than the boys we have who love disc.
FInn is retired.
Registered Name: Ch. Sheep’s Kin Feature Presntation
Born: March 30, 2001 – July 10, 2016
Special Talent: Jumping, Agility
Finn was a Novice Merit Dog in the Australian Shepherd Club of America for high score in 2011.
April 1, 2005 – Feb 4, 2016
AJ is a Kuvasz (b. 2005). Training her is what started my adventures into training dog. AJ has a great sense of humour and loves to keep watch over the family. She is also a bit accident prone.
Brantwood’s Anna Joya ETD.
Birthdate: April 1st, 2005
AJ is the world’s first “trick” Kuvasz being the first Kuvasz to have earned her Expert Trick Dog title from “The Do More With Your Dog Association”.
By training AJ for dog sports, I hope to demonstrate that ALL breeds of dog can achieve titles and learn when using the clicker to train, which they can.
Using force or “traditional” methods prevented many breeds of dog from being used as “obedience” or trial dogs simply because they did not take well to being pressured, manhandled, or forced to do something and therefore deemed “stubborn”
You can convince ANY breed of dog to do something if there is something in it for them.
Nov. 4 2008 – June 17 2016
Miranda (b. 2008) is a blue merle Aussie. She is the daughter of my Eli who left us in 2012. Miranda is the most interesting dog I have ever known. She has such a different personality from any dog I have ever had or known and she keeps up laughing and entertained.
Ch Kinring’s Gunsmoke & Lace RPT DD ETD
Registered Name: Ch. Kinring’s Gunsmoke & Lace
Born: Nov. 4, 2008
Titles Miranda has achieved: RPT DD NTD ITD ATD ETD
Special talents: Answers to the names: Beany, Weirdo, No, Bad Dog, Stop It, Pandy, Mandy, Randy, Miranda.
Will carry ANYTHING in her mouth that she decides is good enough to pick up!
Daughter of Ch. Kinring’s Watch Him Fly
PCD CD RN RN-MCL ATD RPT BDD DDX HIC: Eli
Tommy came to us when a breeding kennel was being reduced. He also came to us with a fear of vehicles. He is now able to come with us on rides and soon vacations. He and I are currently working on several training projects.
Cattle Master of High Hope PCD RN ATD
Born: September 2006
Registered Name: Cattle Master of High Hope
Titles: Pre-Companion Dog (CKC)
Novice Trick Dog, Intermediate Trick Dog, Advanced Trick Dog,
Rally-O Novice (CKC)
Special Talent: Cuddling
Tommy is a working bred Australian Shepherd.
Emmett is large for an Aussie. He is from a working background and loves to run and to learn new things. We got him as a rescue from someone who wanted a good home for him.
TDCH Allum’s Energy Boy RPT BDD DDX
Emmett was born in Saskatchewan and came to us as a sort of a rescue although he is registered with ASCA. Emmett is extremely food and toy motivated.
ACSA Registered Name: Allum’s Energy Boy
Born: May 31, 2008
Special Talent: Disc Dog
Emmett has won several placements in Novice Single Disc competition and a first in Novice Freestyle Disc through the CDDA.
Ch. Kinring’s Watch Him Fly
PCD CD RN RPT DDX BDD RN-MCL ATD HIC
Sept. 7, 2003 – June 15, 2012
Eli was the first dog I raised and trained without corrections. He was a very confident and happy dog, and often goofy. He could jump unbelievably high. My beautiful Eli.
Registered Name: Kinring’s Watch Him Fly
In his first Rally-O trial he earned a first place with a score of 99/100.