Stardate..........2009

December 28th
Yet another birthday celebration. This time it is Ch. Tomolga Designer Genes (Noosa's) turn. Noosa was the very first Black & Tan Australian Kelpie to make Watersedge her home. Noosa's role is now chief bed warmer.

Happy Birthday Snoops!

Noosa was the first two-tone to title in Qld for many years earlier this decade. She has produced a litter of two-tone puppies just over 12 months ago who are also out competing in various arenas in the dog world - Watersedge Unique Design (Ziggy) has almost acheived his Championship title; Watersedge Designer Label HT PT (Abby) has her preliminary Herding titles (Herding Test/Pre-Trial Test) under her belt and Watersedge Private Collection has also commenced her Herding career with one pass for her HT (Herding Test) title.

There must have been something in the air for all of these birthday celebrations....

December 27th
Watersedge Sno Drift (Toska),  the lovely cream Finnish Lapphund male from our last litter from Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi) and Ch. Janoby All About Aura (Roara), has obtained his first Challenge points tonight. Owned by Sue & Gerard Burnside of Miavig Kennels, he is now on the way to his Australian Championship title at the age of 6 months.

Go Toska!

December 26th
Birthday celebrations are upon us again. Our Australian Kelpie - Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) celebrates his 3rd birthday today. It seems like only yesterday that he was just a little baby.

He has had a great deal of success in the show ring over the last couple of years. With an extended break in the latter part of 2009, we are planning for his return to the show ring when the season kicks off in 2010.

It has also been 2 years since the ransom of our Finnish Lapphund Ch. Watersedge Tru Diamond (IID) (Sylvi).

December 25th

"May we, against all odds, remember the true meaning of Christmas."
Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.
Princesses Chey and Laani celebrating their 8th birthday on Christmas Eve.
 
December 24th
Birthday celebrations for our first special Finnish Lapphund "twins"!
 
Grand Ch. Theldaroy Wild Not Me (Laani) and Ch. Theldaroy Wild Wild Ways (Chey) have turned 8 today. They wish their brothers and sister around the country many happy returns.
 
Laani and Chey have been superb ambassadors for the Finnish Lapphund breed. They are from the second Finnish Lapphund litter to be born in Australia.
 
Watersedge has also had confirmation today that Watersedge Diamantina (Tina) will enjoy the pitter-patter of little Australian Kelpie puppy paws. She is expected to whelp February 1st.
 
The father of this litter, Ch. Engleforest Jarrah (Jarrah) is very pleased with himself! Tina is a lovely black bitch from the late Ch. Kairouban Flashy Black (Flash) and Ch. Watersedge Georgie Girl (George).
 
Photos of Tina coming soon........

December 22nd
The last of Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID) (Elke's) and Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi's) litter has departed for Melbourne today. Watersedge Little Black Dress (Sohvi) will be an addition for the Finnish Lapphunds of Taigakoira Kennels.

"Princess Sohvi" is our Baby Angel II and we wish Steve & Terri MacDonald every success with her. Sohvi will make her debut in the show ring early in 2010 and it is also anticipated that she will try her paw at other dog sports as she grows.

Photos of the past weekend now in the gallery.

December 20th
Our 3 boys from Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID) (Elke's) and Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi's) litter left for their new lives today. Watersedge Dressed For Success (Kosta) has made the trip to Western Australia. Watersedge Black Tie N Tails (Miilo) will be close by in suburban Brisbane. Watersedge Black Tie Affair has moved to the North Coast of New South Wales - just across the road from the beach.

They have all had the good fortune to be adopted by loving families and we wish everyone well with the new addition for their families. What a great Christmas present!

We have also had some wonderful news from interstate. Watersedge Sno Drift (Toska) owned by Sue & Gerard Burnside of Miavig Kennels has won Baby Puppy in Group under an International judge in Sydney. This is the last show where he may be shown in the Baby class.

Congratulations young man and lets hope this is just the start of things to come.

December 19th
The first of our Finnish Lapphund puppies from Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID) (Elke's) and Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi's) litter has left home today. Watersedge Dressed To Impress (Luuka) will be making her way northward to Rockhampton with her new owner on Monday.

Luuka, a lovely Black & Tan girl is destined for the Obedience/Agility arena and Watersedge is also hoping that she may make a debut on the "Show Scene". 

December 12th
In keeping with the Cattle Dog & Kelpie Club of Qld Inc.'s tradition, the annual break up and Christmas party was held this afternoon. It is also a time when acheivements of club members are acknowledged in the form of trophies.

Watersedge Designer Label HT PT (Abby), our Black & Tan Australian Kelpie was the recipient of 2 of these awards to mark her accomplishment for obtaining her 2 preliminary herding titles - HT (Herding Test) and PT (Pre-Trial Test). We are all hoping this is just the beginning for Abby.

6th December
We are experiencing some very hot weather in Queensland at the moment which has subsequently curtailed most of our canine activities! The most we all seem to be able to muster is a dip in the pool.....

However, our last litter of Finnish Lapphund puppies - Grand Ch. Watersedge Alias Aleksi (IID) (Aleksi) x Theldaroy KissMe It's Ezy (IID) (Elke) are growing up and will soon be off to their new homes.

Photos now in the gallery of the puppies at 7 weeks of age.

December 5th
Following on from his 2nd place win in 3-6 months sweepstakes last month, Watersedge Sno Drift (Toska) owned by Gerard & Sue Burnside of Miavig Kennels, has taken 3rd place today at a show in Metropolitan Sydney. Go Toska!