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Ring Patterns: A look back at September 2016

Shelties draw largest entries in "Wolverine State"
There were 9 specialty shows held in 4 states during September: Maine, Iowa, Michigan and Virginia. The Michigan Specialties -- Shetland Sheepdog Club of Greater Detroit -- pulled the largest entries of the month with 45 entries for Yvonne DeFreitas and 51 entries for Jackie Parisek. Of the 9 specialties held this month, more than half were hosted by an all-breed club.

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Judge (initial breed if other than Shelties) or Country Total Entries Total Competitors State Specialty Show Date Approved to Judge Shelties

Eight is great for shelties in Obedience
September brought several top obedience awards for shelties. There were three Highest Scoring in Regular Classes, four Highest Combined Score in OB and UA/UB and one Highest Scoring Dog in Preferred Classes. These awards were earned in Oregon, North Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Washington and New York.

Herding Group placements way up in September
There were 45 Herding Group placements awarded in September, including 8 Group 1 awards under judges; Sharon Derrick (from Canada) Jim Frederiksen (Collies) Col. Joe B.Purkhiser (Collies) Ekarat Sangkunakup (from Thailand), Carolyn Herbel (German Shepherds), Dr. D D Simmons (Whippets),Thomas Kilcullen (Collies) Walter Sommerfelt (Vizslas).

The number 131 represents the month's largest Group in which a sheltie placed -- and this group total happened twice with a Group 3 in Arizona under Ken Buxton (St. Bernards) and a Group 4 under Lesley Hiltz (Beagles) in Missouri.

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Another strong month for National owner-handled shelties
Herding Group judges placed shelties 23 times (same number as August) in the American Kennel Club National Owner-Handled Series, including 4 Group 1 awards under judges Raymond Filburn, Jr., Roger Hartinger, Patricia Trotter and Minna-Liisa Koltes.

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