While I was dealing with sick puppies and other problems, dog shows continued. I didn’t have time to go to any shows, but I sent some of my big girls out to a couple of shows.

Some of my collie friends wanted me to enter Annie and Bee in the Abilene shows to boost the entry, so I did. My daughter Caity helped me get them ready to show, and Paula Sanborn took them to the show with her boy, Cajun.

Annie still had some coat, but we have not convinced her that dog shows are fun yet. Annie is a nice girl. We need to practice with her and find the right combination to get her to sparkle at shows.

Tairis Annie Oakley -not yet convinced that dog shows are fun.

Annie is a daughter of Grace, sired by AM Can Ch VanIsle PrairiePine Afirmation

Little Bee is a wild child at 8 months of age, but has taken well to showing, like her mother Willa did.

There were some very nice bitches at the Abilene show, and I expected one of the mature girls to win. To my surprise, it was little Bee that won the first day, shown by Jr Handler Bryson Allen. Bee was winner’s bitch for a 3 point major! I didn’t think lightning would strike twice in one weekend and was very surprised to hear that Bee won again at the Sunday show- this time best of winners for another 3 point major. I thought it was pretty funny to hear that Miss Bee carried the Tairis Collies banner while I was at home dealing with all kinds of problems. Bee is co-owned with Cheryl Kobularcik- who owns Bee’s handsome sire GCH Cherann’s Cherokee On Sacred Ground. Bee’s mother is our sweet girl Willa- GCH Tairis Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This.

Tairis & Cherann’s Prairie SongBee shown by Bryson Allen

Bee going best of winners at Abilene for a major


The next weekend I sent my girl Grace to some Louisiana shows with the Livingston crew. Grace is a Poppy daughter sired by Ch Milas Walk This Way. There were a lot of nice collies there, with entries from OK, KY, NC, TN, TX, LA. etc. I was very happy that Grace won at the Saturday show- going best of winners for a 4 point major. That brings Grace’s point total to 13 points- 3 majors. The Livingston crew had Grace looking and showing very well. I hope Grace can pick up the last 2 points she needs to finish her championship soon.

Grace going best of winners for a 4 point major win in Monroe, LA

Tairis Love Walked In, akaGrace- at home in the backyard.

Arrow also went to the Louisiana shows with co-owner Lea Bertsch, and did great. Arrow is from the litter I co-bred with Lea sired by Ch Milas Tairis Commander’s Stardancer, out of Ch Tairis Perchance To Dream at Scalloway. Arrow is a classic young collie and moves like the wind. She was twice winner’s bitch and finished her championship for Lea. Now Arrow can go by the name Ch Scalloway’s and Tairis Cupid’s Arrow.

Pretty nice show results for our girls starting the late spring shedding process.