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Ring Patterns: A look back at January 2016

Lochland Shetland Sheepdog Club kicks off January with best turnout
There were three specialty shows held in two states during January: one show in Minnesota at the beginning of the month and two in Texas at the end of the month. Marcia Bittner judged the largest talent pool, surveying 50 shelties -- at a Friday show hosted by Lochland Shetland Sheepdog Club in Minnesota. That number is equal to the largest entries exhibited at this particular show in the previous 10 years and is nine more than the average during that time. The number shown is 7 more than 2015, 19 more than 2014, and 12 more than 2013.

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Judge (initial breed if other than Shelties) Total Shelties
judged
Date State Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties

Judge Bittner, who was approved for the breed in December of 2001, also tallied the largest entry for the month with a total of 53. The average total entry for the month at a show was 47. The average total entry for the previous 10 years at Lochland was 46. Variables that result in a "lost" exhibit -- a sheltie entered but not shown -- were lower than usual at Lochland this year. On the day of the show, exhibitors showed up at an 89 percent rate during the previous 10 years. In 2016, that rate was up 5 percent at 94 percent.


Judge (initial breed if other than Shelties) State Total Entry of Shelties Date Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties

Shelties rule in Obedience

Wow! Shelties earned top awards at the the All-Breed shows in Obedience eight times, which included four High In Trial Awards earned during the month of January. Those shelties succeeded in Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas, where the entry was triple digits.


All Breed Show Sheltie Obed. Award State Date Entry Total Entry Competing

Shelties excelling in the Herding Group
33 Herding Group placements, including one Group 1 was awarded in the month of January to Shelties. The Group 3 was awarded 16 times, Group 4 -- 11 times and Group 2 -- 5 times. The number 332 represents the month's largest number of herding dogs shown at a show in which a sheltie placed -- a fourth-place ribbon at the Dog Fanciers Association of Oregon with Judge Sulie Greendale Paveza. Who were the judges that gave repeat awards? Peggy Beisel McIlwaine (3), Patricia Trotter (2), and James Moses (2).

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Judge (Intial Breed or Country) Total Shown in Herding Group / and placement State Date All Breed Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties

Owner handlers also in the ribbons
Herding Group Judges placed shelties 9 times in the AKC National Owner-Handled Series, including two Group 1s awarded by Judges Charles Trotter and Pat Hastings.

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> Details about the NOHS


Judge (Intial Breed or Country) Award State Date All Breed Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties
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