Well, it has been a hot and humid summer here in Nova Scotia so we have been doing our best to stay cool, which for the aussies means lots and lots of playtime and swimming in the pond!!  They love to go for a swim in the nice cool water after a run in the field.  They LOVE the summertime!!! 

Quarry's puppy career came to an end at the South Shore Kennel Club show the first weekend in June.  He ended his puppy career with a group 4th, two more puppy group wins and one last best puppy in show win!!!!  We couldn't be happier with this boy and are very thankful to Lisa Wensley for signing Quarry over to us so that he can stay with us here at Novacoast:)  These wins put Quarry at #6 australian shepherd in Canada and #1 australian shepherd puppy in Canada...as of right now he is at #8 aussie and still is at #1 aussie puppy. 

Ruger also got the last 2 points that he needed at the South Shore Kennel Club show to finish his Canadian championship!!!  So he is now CKC AKC Ch Thornapple Locked N Loaded.  Ruger went to the Evangeline Kennel Club show the end of June and went best of breed in 3 out of the 4 shows.  Lexa was also at this show and picked up two 2 point wins for being best of opposite sex.  Lexa looked stunning in the showring, she has always LOVED going to the shows!!  Little Trio made her debut this weekend and was best of breed puppy in all 4 shows and was also reserve winners bitch in one of the shows.  She did a great job for her very first time in the ring. 

From the 23rd to 25th of July we travelled to Fredericton, New Brunswick for their outdoor show.  Quarry was best of breed in all 3 shows...Saturday and Sunday were the largest aussie entries of the year so we were very proud of Quarry.  He also picked up a group 4th.  Lexa picked up 5 points...a 2 point win for best of opposite on Friday and a 3 point win for best of opposite over specials on Saturday!!  That little girl really knows how to strut her stuff and is such a pretty mover.  Trio was best of breed puppy all 3 days and was also reserve winners bitch on Sunday.  She is growing up into such a beautiful young girl! 

We are always very proud of our aussies whether they win or lose!!!  It's all about having fun with your dog and we definitely have fun with ours:)