Stock Dog Showcase

STORY BY JOCELYN DYE

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Nigel Watkins, U.K., and Drift in the shedding circle. Photo by Kristi Oikawa

The 2015 Canadian Border Collie Association Championships were held at the Bar U Ranch, just south of Longview, Alberta, on Aug. 27-30. This events hosts the top Canadian registered dogs and their handlers. This year’s just was Serge Van Der Zweep of the Netherlands. It was a large and tough field of competition with 21 Nursery dogs and 62 Open. This event rotates from east to west each year. The 2016 Championships will be held in Ontario.

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Ross, owned by Randy Dye, Alberta. Photo by Kristi Oikawa.

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Gord Lazzarotto, B.C., and Drift circle the post. Photo by Kristi Oikawa

The 2015 CBCA Nursery Champion was Scott Glen of Alberta and Dave. The Reserve Champion in this division was Bev Lambert of Ontario and River. The 2015 CBCA Open Champion was Nigel Watkins of the U.K. and Drift, while Reserve Champion went to Scott Glen with Alice.

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Scott Glen, AB, and Alice circle the post. Photo by Kristi Oikawa

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Amanda Milliken, ON, and Dorey work on penning. Photo by Kristi Oikawa

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Double Lift Finalists- back row, L-R: Chris Scmaltz, set out. Serge Van Der Zweep, judge and wife Ellen, Naomi Shields, set out. Front row, L-R: Scott Glen, AB; Bev Lambert, ON; Amanda Milliken, ON; Chris Jobe, AB; Nigel Watkins, U.K.; Norm Sommers, SK; Randy Dye, AB. Photo by Val Dye.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had Scott Glen incorrectly listed as the CBCA Nursery Reserve Champion, and Bev Lambert as Champion. We apologize for this error.