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Welcome to
RaineDance Australian Shepherds 
ASCA Hall of Fame Kennel #136

We are a small kennel located in Santa Rosa about an hour north of San Francisco, California. We are dedicated to the health and promotion of this versatile, happy breed. I have enjoyed the company of dogs my whole life, but truly the Aussie has captured my heart! Please take a look around, and you will find some fine examples of true Aussie spirit. Beautiful, intelligent, responsive, energetic and FULL of personality, Aussies have what it takes to do ANYTHING.

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HUGE Thank you to Team RaineDance  for making us
ASCA Hall of Fame Kennel #136!

Conformation/Agility
"Baron" & me
Agility
"Biscuit" & Linda Clark
Conformation/Obedience
"Hudson" & Julie Joyce
Conformation
"Greta" & Denali Bell
Herding
"Trinket" & Megan Sims
Conformation/Agility
"Merry" & me
Agility
"Bryce" & Alex Chamberlain
Tracking
"Flash" & Linda Ivy
Conformation
"Tom" & me
Herding
"Luna" & Angelyn Scarvaci
Conformation
"Jolie" & me
Agility
"Capri" & Laure' Smith
Agility
"Cisco" & Gerhard Reiger
Conformation
"Pearl" & Cathy/Ken Thormahlen
Conformation
"Sam" & me
       
   Agility
"Apollo" & Laurie Crum
   


Spotlights...in Review
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July 2014 Highlights:

July 2014 
***RaineDance Mint Condition PT HT CGC ***
"Ande"
 

AKC Pre Trial Tested
Herding Tested!

WHOA! In ONE DAY, Ande and his owner/handler Susie Gonover TITLE in both PT and HT!!! Right before his second birthday!!! (3 Qs in one day!)

Can't wait to see this team in action, in person!  I am a very proud 'other' mother !
Ande is littermate to Brach, Ike and Lynyrd
out of GCH Baron & Trinket
 
See Baron's Babies

July 2014 
***UKC Altered Best In Show
UKC/ASCA A-CH RaineDance American Classic
CD GO CDX RA NA NAJ HIC CDX RSN JSN-OP GSN CGC
***
"Hudson"
 
AKC Graduate Open!
Hudson and Julie earn 2 FIRST PLACE Qs to finish their title!
With a score of 195 and 187.5!!!
 
Utility, here they come! Is there nothing these 2 can't do??!!
A-CH Hudson is littermate to CH Tom,  CH Chloe and Porsche
 out of CH Wyndstar's Street Legal & CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies

July 2014 
***RaineDance Knight To Remember CGC***
"Hank"
 
Canine Good Citizen!
Hank earns his first title! This cutie pie is moving to Montana! WAH! :)  I sure will miss his owners Susie and Chris and his 'brother' Ande too!!
 
Cute cute baby dog!!
Hank is littermate to Charlotte,  Kate, Ellie, Duke and Oliver
 out of CH Tom & Capri
 
See Capri's Babies

 

July 2014 
***
RaineDance First Edition   
TDX HIAs HSBs NA OAJ HTDIs HRDIs
TD2 STDs GSN JSO RSN CGC
***
"Flash"
 
Linda and the Flash are out on the agility course again! WOOHOO! LOVE to watch this boy dong agility. And they earned an Excellent Jumpers Q!!
 
Flash and Linda....I miss you! :)
Flash is littermate to CH Sam, Luna and Rem out of
CH Parker & CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies

July 2014 
***CKC CH RaineDance Sports Model
AGN CRN CRNT ADC AGNJ GSN JSN RN CGN CTD***

"Chloe"
 
ASCA Reserve Winners Bitch!
Chloe goes Reserve to a major in WA!  So happy to see Chloe in the ASCA ring! HUGE thanks to her owner Kathy McKenzie and her awesome support team Kristyn Maddox and Jennifer Baldwin!   After the last show, Chloe and Kathy ran over to the Rally Novice ring and got their first ASCA Q! In second place!
 
These ladies did a great job presenting Chloe!
CH Chloe is littermate to ACH Hudson, CH Tom and Rem
 out of HOF CH Wyndstar's Street Legal & HOF CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies
 

July 2014 
***
RaineDance Moonshadow Mischief    
CD HSAs HSBs HRDIs CD OTDds CGC TDI
***
"Luna"
 
AKC Companion Dog!

Luna and her owner/handler Angelyn show off their skills in AKC Obedience this time! THREE back to back
FIRST PLACE Qs! Out of 11 dogs in their class on Sat!
 
Luna says..."Bring it!" :)
Luna is littermate to CH Sam, Flash and Rem out of
CH Parker & CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies

June 2014 
***
AKC CH Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"

AKC Select Bitch!
AKC Select Bitch!
TWICE at a huge show in Ventura! Miss Paige will have her GCH in NO time!! 5pt major and 4pt major!!
Congratulations to her owners Michael & Krystal McGuire!

CH Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire
of Trilogy Aussies.
CH Paige is out of BIS GCH Baron x CH Trilogy's License to Chill
 
See Baron's Babies

 

June 2014 Highlights:

June 2014 
***UKC Best In Show UKC CH ASCA ATCH III
RaineDance Mischief In 3D CA AX AXJ XF HCT  RN CGC
***
"Bryce"
 
ASCA Reserve Winners Dog!
Oh Bryce!!! ONE POINT buddy! That's all you need to finish your ASCA Championship! I can't wait to celebrate! SOOOOOOOO close!
Congratulation Bryce and Alex! Any day now! 
CH Bryce is littermate to Emmit, out of 
MBIS GCH Dreamstreets Season Ticket & HOF CH Emma
 
See Emma's Babies

June 2014 
***RaineDance Sugar Rush***
"Ike"
 

Ike and his owner/handler show for the second time....and come up with FIRST PLACE AKC Jumpers! SWEET!

Congratulations to his owner /handler Scott Black! I am sure we are going to see a lot of you 2 on this page. :)
Ike is littermate to Brach, Lynyrd and Ande,
out of CH Baron & Trinket
 
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 
***
AKC CH Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"

AKC Group 3 on Sunday
Best of Breed
Group 4 on Saturday!
Best of Breed

Paige doesn't waste anytime showing her potential as a special! After finishing her Championship Friday, she moves right on to her first GRAND CH points!

Congratulations to her owners Michael & Krystal McGuire!

CH Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire
of Trilogy Aussies.
CH Paige is out of BIS GCH Baron x CH Trilogy's License to Chill
 
See Baron's Babies



This also completes the requirements for Daddy Baron's AKC Record of Merit Excellent 2 Sire! (ROMX II)

June 2014 
***
AKC CH Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"

AKC Winners Bitch!
Best of Winners!
Best of Opposite Sex!
NEW CHAMPION!

Pretty Paige moves right up to the Best of Breed ring the first day at Lost Coast KC! WOOHOOOO!!! Can't wait to see this girl in the specials ring!

Congratulations to her owners Michael & Krystal McGuire!

Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire
of Trilogy Aussies. CH Paige is out of
BIS GCH Baron x CH Trilogy's License to Chill
 
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 
***BlueSky Written In Sand***
"Maui"
 
Best Puppy in Match!
1st in Puppy Group!
Best of Breed Puppy!
Maui and her owner/breeder Anja Moore, CLEAN up at their show ring deput!  Maui wins Best Puppy in MATCH!!!

HUGE congratulations to her owner/breeder Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies!
Maui is littermate to Prose, Austin and Icy and is bred by
Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 
***
Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"

ASCA Winners Bitch!
Best of Winners!
Best of Opposite Sex!

Lovely Paige cleans up and earns 2 more points! Under the well known AKC Judge Pat Hastings
Congratulations to her owners Michael & Krystal McGuire!

Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire of Trilogy Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 

***
CKC CH RaineDance Cruz'n In First
ADC SGDC GSN JSN CGN
***
"Cruz"
Qualifies for the AAC Nationals!!

June 2014

***
ATCHII ATChC RaineDance Mischief In Frisco LIFETIME***
"Cisco"

AAC 4th Place Regionals!

Cisco and Linda show off their teamwork at the AAC Regionals and bring home 4th place!!! Dear Cisco is almost 10 years old!
 
Way to go Team Canada! WOW!!! And we thought only bisi could do that!!!
ATCHII Cisco is littermate to CH Pearl
out of CH Parker & CH Emma
 

June 2014 
***RaineDance Hard Candy***
"Brach"
 
ASCA Winners Dog!

GULP!! Baby Brach is growing up! SO PROUD!!!
4 point Major win!

HUGE congratulations to his owner Angelyn
and his new handler Moira Hanley-Cornell !

Brach is littermate to Lynyrd, Ike and Ande, out of CH Baron & Trinket
 
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 
***RaineDance Moonshadow Mischief    
HSAs HSBs HRDIs CD OTDsd STDsd CGC TDI
***
"Luna"
 
ASCA Companion Dog
and High Scoring Aussie!!

Luna and her owner/handler Angelyn are in Obedience again! And proving they haven't forgotten ANYthing, with
2 FIRST PLACE wins to finish their novice title !!
 
So great to see this team in action again!!!!
Luna is littermate to CH Sam, Flash and Rem out of
CH Parker & CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies

June 2014 
***CKC CH RaineDance Cruz'n In First ADC SGDC GSN JSN CGN***
"Cruz"
***
ATCHII ATChC RaineDance Mischief In Frisco LIFETIME***
"Cisco"
Cruz and big brother Cisco compete at the AAC Regionals and Q on the first day! Cruz Qs in the Gamble and Cisco in the Gamble and Standard w/placements!
 
Way to go Team Canada! and to their owner/handler Linda Clark!!!
CH Cruz is out of CH Parker & CH Jolie;
ATCHII Cisco is littermate to CH Pearl out of CH Parker & CH Emma

June 2014 
 
***CH Veritas Sexy and I Know It***
 "Wiggle"
 
ASCA Best of Breed!
Best of Opposite Sex!
 
First time out as a special! Wiggle cleans up going BOB!!
 
HUGE Congratulations to her breeder/owner
Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies! 

 Wiggle is littermate to Obi & Josie, and is owned and bred by
 Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies
  
See Baron's Babies

June 2014 
***Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"
 
AKC Best of Winners  
Winners Bitch!
Reserve to Major
Pretty Paige picks up a 3 point major at Woofstock!!!
Bringing her ONE POINT from her Championship!!!
SO CLOSE taking Reserve to another 3pt win!!
HUGE congratulations to her handler/owner and breeders
Michael & Krystal McGuire!!! 

Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire of Trilogy Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 Highlights:


Handler/Megan Sims, Judges/Fiona Hibbard, Chris Caldwell & Mark Westerman
Photo by Leslie Townsend

May 2014 
***RaineDance Season Of Mischief
   HSAds ATDd OTDcs CGC
***
"Trinket"
 
ASCA OPEN Cattle!
Started Cattle!
WHAT? Megan & Trinket 4 for 4 & 2 titles...ON CATTLE?
Trinket trials at a level that is really difficult for her now…she has come so far in such a short time!
(Just 6.5 months of training) ASCA Adv sheep & Std Cattle!
She placed 2nd and 4th in Started Cattle, and 3rd in both Open runs!  AND 1 Q in Advanced Sheep! 
This is incredible! Tink's only been on cattle for ONE MONTH since she blew through all the Open titles in Sheep and Ducks in 2 days of trial. Today she is 4 for 4, finishing both her Started and her OPEN CATTLE titles!  Trinket is VERY smart and an extremely quick study. Add some decent herding instinct and an amazing handler, and voila! I am on the verge of a Working Trial Champion!
Trinket is trained and trialed exclusively by Megan Sims.
She is littermate to Capri, out of
MBIS GCH Dreamstreets Season Ticket & CH Pearl
 
See Pearl's Babies

May 2014 
***UKC Altered Best In Show
UKC/ASCA A-CH RaineDance American Classic
CD CDX RA NA NAJ HIC CDX RSN JSN-OP GSN CGC***

"Hudson"
 
Hudson and Julie are back in AKC Agility,
and Q in 2nd Place Open Agility!
 
No doubt they'll make quick work of Open too!!!
A-CH Hudson is littermate to CH Tom,  CH Chloe and Porsche
 out of CH Wyndstar's Street Legal & CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies

May 2014 
***RaineDance Cookies For Everyone RN CGC TDI***
"Lynyrd"
 
Rally Novice!

WOW !!! Lynyrd finished his Novice B Title (3 for 3) and a PERFECT SCORE in First Place! Lynyrd and Annette move right up to Rally Advanced B and Q again Friday and Saturday!!! woohooo!

HUGE congratulations to his owner /handler Annette!
Lynyrd is littermate to Brach, Ike and Ande, out of CH Baron & Trinket
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
***ASCA CH RaineDance All Terrain Tom***
"Tommy"
 
New ASCA Champion!!
Winners Dog!
Best of Winners!
Winners Dog!
Tommy earns TWO 4pt majors to finish his championship! So proud of him, working through the heat and the very long weekend.  
 
Tommy's CH title has also completed the Hall of Fame Dam requirements for his mother, AND for the RaineDance kennel as a whole! WOWZA!! It was a great weekend anyway, but this was more than icing! Huge thanks to all my friends for joining me in celebration!!!
CH Tom is littermate to ACH Hudson, CH Chloe and Rem
 out of HOF CH Wyndstar's Street Legal & HOF CH Merry
 
See Merry's Babies


Photo by Rick Anderson

May 2014 
***RaineDance Cookies For Everyone***
"Lynyrd"
 

Young boy Lynyrd starts his AKC Rally career in true RD form with a FIRST PLACE and a score of 91! Qs in 4th Place w/a score of 81 and makes it 2 for 2!
HUGE congratulations to his owner /handler Annette!
Lynyrd is littermate to Brach, Ike and Ande, out of CH Baron & Trinket
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
***Trilogy's Put It In Writing***
"Paige"
 
ASCA Best of Winners  
Winners Bitch!
Pretty Paige picks up 5 points under Sr Breeder Judge Lynn Cobb-Conn!
HUGE congratulations to her handler/owner and breeders
Michael & Krystal McGuire!!! 

Paige is owned and bred by Krystal and Michael McGuire of Trilogy Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
***BlueSky Written In Heaven At Tuffntndr***
"Austin"
 
Int'l Best Puppy in Group!
Int'l Best Puppy in Group!
Int'l Best Puppy in Group!
Austin wins Best Puppy in Group 3 times...his first time out!

HUGE congratulations to his owner (Tuff n Tender Aussies) and breeder Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies!
Austin is littermate to Prose, Maui and Icy and is bred by
Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
 
***CH Veritas Sexy and I Know It***
 "Wiggle"
 
NEW ASCA CHAMPION!!
ASCA Best of Winners!!
Winners Bitch!
 
Wiggle worked up to this with Reserve to 5pt major...and then took Winners the next day to finish her ASCA Championship with another 5 pt major!  HUGE Congratulations to her breeder/owner/handler
Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies! 

 Wiggle is littermate to Obi & Josie, and is owned and bred by
 Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies
  
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
***Wildeoaks Fire N Ice N BlueSky***
"Icy"
 
ASCA Best of Breed Puppy

Icy wins BOBP the first time out!

HUGE congratulations to his owner (Wildeoak Aussies) and breeder
Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies!

Icy is littermate to Austin, Prose & Maui and is bred by
Anja Moore of BlueSky Aussies
 
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
 
***Veritas Sexy and I Know It***
 "Wiggle"
 
AKC Group Two!!
Best of Breed/
Best of Winners/Winners Bitch!
Group 3 Bred By Exhibitor!
Reserve Winners Bitch
 
Wiggle can't seem to exit a ring without a ribbon!
Today: Group 2, Best of Breed over specials, from Bred By!
Yesterday: Reserve Winners & Group 3 Bred By!!
 
HUGE Congratulations to her breeder/owner/handler
Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies! 

 Wiggle is littermate to Obi & Josie, and is owned and bred by
 Sharon McCully of Veritas Aussies
  
See Baron's Babies

May 2014 
***UKC Best In Show UKC CH ASCA ATCH III
RaineDance Mischief In 3D CA AX AXJ XF HCT  RN CGC
***
"Bryce"
 
AKC Excellent Fast!
BRYCE! On his way to his AKC MACH!
 (And ONE POINT from his ASCA CH)
Bryce and Alex , start countin' those double Qs! :)) 
CH Bryce is littermate to Emmit, out of 
MBIS GCH Dreamstreets Season Ticket & HOF CH Emma
 
See Emma's Babies

May 2014 
***RaineDance Season Of Mischief HSAsd ATDd OTDsd***
"Trinket"
 
AKC Reserve High In Trial Sheep!
AKC Started Sheep!
AKC Started Ducks!
Megan and Trinket are at it again! One week later....1st day....2 more titles and a 4th place on Ducks!!  Day 2: Res HIT and 2 more Qs! WOOHOOO!!
I am getting bruises from pinching myself! You 2 ROCK!!
Trinket is littermate to Capri, out of
MBIS GCH Dreamstreets Season Ticket & CH Pearl
 
See Pearl's Babies


Photo by Leslie Townsend

Highlights of 2013:

The Boys:
*AKC MBIS BISS GCH ASCA CH Baron
At 10+, Baron takes Best of Breed Veteran and Best of Opposite Sex at the USASA Specialty here in Santa Rosa, over top winning specials 1/2 his age. Baron's Daughter Veritas Sexy & I Know it "Wiggle" 4th Place Open RM ASCA Nat'ls
*UKC A-BIS/UKC/ASCA A-Ch Hudson
has another incredible year. He finished 5 titles including two Championships and 3 Obedience titles
*CKC Ch Cruz
finishes his Canadian Championship in lightening speed w/3 Majors, and starts his agility career w/JSN
*ATCh-C ATCH II Cisco
At 9, is awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAC (Agility Assoc of Canada)
*
UKC BIS UKC Ch ASCA ATCH III Bryce earns ASCA ATCH III and is back in the AKC agility ring
*Flash
earns an incredible 7 titles in Agility and Herding, both ASCA & AKC. Titling at the Intermediate level in both
*Remington
finishes all three of his AKC Open Agility titles
*Tom
Earns another ASCA Major and an AKC Bred By Exhibitor Group 2

The Girls:
*Ch Merry 
becomes a USASA Record of Merit Dam (ROMXI) thanks to her talented offspring
ATCh-C ATCH III Biscuit
earns ASCA Reserve High in Trial from 10+ and 5th in her class at the AAC Regional Championships       

*Luna
completes her ASCA Open Duck & Sheep titles, with the special honor of Most Promising Started Aussie
*Ch Chloe
is a busy girl completing 3 Novice Agility titles (CKC & ASCA) including CKC High In Trial, 3 Novice Rally titles (CARO & CKC), and 3 awards in the CKC Breed ring (2 Selects and a BOS)
*Capri 
has her first beautiful litter of puppies, sired by our own RD All Terrain Tom
*Trinket
begins her herding career with 3 mos of training with Megan Sims, in Dewey AZ, ending w/her Started Sheep & Duck titles, and Most Promising Started Aussie

 
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