Stardate..........2011

May 30th
Interstate visitors came today to see their puppy. It is always very pleasing that some people make so much effort with their new additions.

May 25th
Yet another Birthday! Happy Birthday to our 2 Australian Kelpie boys Watersedge Man In Black (Sooty)and Watersedge Back In Black (Jonah), born to Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) and Ch. Tomolga Designer Genes (Noosa).

Sooty is still looking for his forever home. Please contact Watersedge Kennels if you would like to adopt Sooty.

May 21st
2 of our Finnish Lapphund puppies from our gorgeous Swedish import Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) (Markku) and our equally precious Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FIN) (Taru) have left for new homes today.

Watersedge Undercover Girl (pending) (Rihanna) will be representing Watersedge and Janoby Kennels in Melbourne.

Watersedge UR Under Arrest (pending) (Kovu) will be a new addition for Melissa De Matos and Brian Borg of Toujour Kennels in NSW.

Very best wishes for successful show careers for these 2 youngsters!

May 20th
Our Finnish Lapphund litter betweend Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) (Markku) and Ch. Fidelis Haltiatar (imp FIN) (Taru) have all returned normal results in their preliminary ACES (Australian Canine Eye Scheme) eye tests. Can't be better than that!

May 19th
Happy Birthday Georgie Porgie Puddin'n Pie!

Ch. Watersedge Georgie Girl (George) turns 10 today! It only seems like yesterday that she was born and now she is 10!

George is from a litter between Watersedge Prix St. Leger and Watersedge Mustang Sally. Their sire was our gone but never forgotten Grand Ch. Ringbarka Ginger Meggs (Ginger Meggs) and their dams, also gone but not forgotten were Ch. Nellarou Picnic Racer (Nicki) and Ch. Kairouban Waters' Sprite (Hailea) respectively.

These 3 Australian Kelpies along with Ch. Ringbarka Gemma were the foundation of Watersedge Kennels.

May 15th
Another lovely sunny Gold Coast Day.

Again Watersedge Kennels was out in the show ring.

The first show under local judges saw our Australian Kelpies Watersedge Maranoa (Marnie) awarded Challenge Bitch and Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) Runner-Up Best of Breed. Watersedge Destiny's Child took the honour of Best of Breed Finnish Lapphund with Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) (Marrku) Dog Challenge and Runner-Up Best of Breed.

The second show under International judges saw Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) awarded Challenge Dog and Best of Breed and his daughter Watersedge Maranoa awarded Challenge Bitch and Runner-Up Best of Breed. The Finnish Lappund results were also reversed with Markku awarded Challenge Dog and Best of Breed and Watersedge All About Attitude (Kati) Bitch Challenge and Runner-Up Best of Breed.

All in all it has been a successful weekend...

May 14th
The sun was shining on the Gold Coast for the yearly Gold Coast Kennel Club shows.

I really missed my Junior Handlers today but with a knee pumped full of cortisone to enable me to show, we managed....

The first show of the day saw our Australian Kelpie Watersedge Maranoa (Marnie) awarded Best of Breed over her father Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah). Watersedge Destiny's Child (Beyonce) was also successful as the Best of Breed Finnish Lapphund with Watersedge All About Attitude Runner-Up Best of Breed over Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (imp SWE) (Markku).

It was a very proud moment when Beyonce was awarded Runner-Up to Best in Group! and automatically Puppy in Group. Beyonce was ably handled by a very good octogenarian (yes that is right - an 80 something) for this award. Thanks Marg!

Marnie also went on to win Australian Bred in Group.

The second show for the day under International judges saw the fortunes reversed for the Australian Kelpies with Jarrah awarded Challenge Dog and Best of Breed and Marnie Challenge Bitch and Runner-Up to Best of Breed.

Beyonce was awarded Challenge Bitch and Best of Breed with Markku this time Challenge Dog and Runner-Up to Best of Breed as well.

May 1st
A very big thank you to my favourite Junior Handlers for showing my team today.

Our Finnish Lapphund Herding Instinct's Herra Watersedge (Imp SWD) (Markku) is now looking down the barrel of his Australian Championship title, again being awarded Best of Breed today. Not far behind him is Watersedge Destiny's Child (Beyonce).

Our Australian Kelpies were also well represented with Ch. Engleforest Jarrah being awarded the Best of Breed and his daughter Watersedge Maranoa picking up her first Challenge points.

Thanks girls - I owe you big time!