Aoibheann: AmCanGCh Quarrydene's Queen of Diamonds, CGN, RN, RA, JE, RATS. TDCh SD-S. Cairn Terrier Club of Canada Versatility Award.
Quarrydene's Queen of Diamonds
- Sire: AMCAN Ch Quarrydene's Gambling Man
- Dam: Ch Quarrydene's Black Diamond
Aoibheann is a funny, spunky little girl who keeps me hopping! She is a great escape artist and is responsible for many little wings and extensions on the gates around my back yard - but she never tries to leave unless I am outside the gate. She has been a wonderful mom to her two litters but is now retired from breeding.
Aoibheann and I have learned conformation showing together. Despite my lack of experience she took best puppy in sweepstakes and best puppy in specialty at the AKC Summer Classic show in 2010 at just barely 6 months of age. She has also achieved 4 Group 3rds and two Group 4ths and completed her championship in Sept 2011 at the Saskatoon Obedience and Kennel Club Show, handled by Jeannette Hargreaves. In 2013 she achieved her Canadian Grand Championship and in September 2013, she completed her US Championship over two weekends, handled by Catherine McMillan. In October 2013, she also achieved Select Bitch at the Montgomery Country All Terrier Show competing with 90 other Cairn terriers. She returned to the USA for 8 shows in January 2014 and placed in all of them including one group third, completing her American Grand Championship. For more details of her show career, see her page.
Aoibheann was my Karen Pryor Training Academy partner dog and went through the 6 month course with me - with many hours of training and 4 trips to Calgary for weekend workshops (including several wild winter trips). She did me proud at our final assessment and completed her 10 behaviour chain with flair after a rather disastrous and scary "test run".
She is an experienced traveller and has put on many miles with me. She is a great little ambassador for the breed where-ever she goes. Aoibheann is training in Obedience and Rally Obedience and acieved her Rally Novice title with qualifying rounds in her first three trials. She LOVES Barn Hunt and achieved her novice title in her first trial. What could be better for a terrier? For more about her accomplishments see her page.
Ceilidh: Grastar's Forget Me Not, CGN, RN, AGI, AGIJ, ATChC
Ceilidh is Grastar's Forget Me Not, CGN, RN, AGI, AGIJ, ATChC and St John's Ambulance Therapy Dog and Paediatric Therapy Dog.
- Sire: Ch. Grastar's Executive Decisions
- Dam Ch. Grastar Believes in Dreams
She is now the senior dog in my home and keeps everyone in line!
Agility: Ceilidh loves agility - there is nothing she likes more than to play in my agility field. She entered her first competition at 18 months and came within milliseconds of qualifying on her first run...after that it was all downhill for a while while she learned to focus on course. She is a perfectionist who likes to get things right - sometimes at the expense of speed. Her second year in agility was fantastic and she made quick progress, then we had a bit of a setback for a while and had to work through some fear issues. She got back on track and loved agility until she retired. Even now at over 13 years she loves to play on agility equipment. She completed her Agility Association of Canada ATCh in the summer of 2012,the 4th Cairn terrier to achieve this. She has competed at several regional agility championships, qualifying twice with first place finishes in the 10 inch Regular class. We have travelled to Sussex, NB and Ottawa for National Agility Championships in 2008 and 2009. She now competes a few times a year in the veterans class.
Rally Obedience: Ceilidh enjoys training but finds the trialling environment a bit stressful. She did however manage to qualify in her first 4 CKC rally novice events and completed her Rally Novice title at the Alberta Kennel Club show at Spruce Meadows in August 2012.
Therapy Dog: Ceilidh is a qualified St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog and Paediatric Therapy Dog. For a number of years she visited most Monday afternoons at the Royal University Hospital Paediatrics ward showing off her tricks - wave, rollover, play dead, hit the easy button, find the easy button, bow, left and right etc. She adores children and Monday afternoons was always the highlight of her week. She has also worked at autism day camps in Saskatoon and Regina.
What we are up to now: Ceildh is now retired from competition - she enjoys roaming around my acreage near Okotoks and playing with the younger pups in my home.
Doyle: Tarahill's Wish Upon a Star CGN, PCD, RN, RATN, SD-S, TDCh
- Sire: Ch Quarrydene's Danish Outlaw
- Dam: AmCanGCh Quarrydene's Queen of Diamonds
Doyle loved training and was always ready to try something new. He continued to give me his best until 5 days before he died just past his 4th birthday. In his short life he accomplished much and he will always be remembered as my very special 'heart dog'.
Miss Marple: AmCanCh Quarrydene's Diamond Heist CGN, RATM, ETD
- Sire: Hjohoo's Hjo're My American Pie (Frodo)
- Dam: Ch Quarrydene's One Carat Diamond (Clara)