TRIANGLE SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB OF
President: Chuck Dasnoit
Vice-President Kelly Harrison
Secretary: Cathy Whitaker
Treasurer: Lynn Michael
Board Members: Elizabeth Sandling, Bob Jordan, Dianne Hawes
Newsletter Editor: Linda Nicholas,
Membership Chairman: Kristy Pedersen,
This is the official publication of the Triangle Shetland Sheepdog Club of NC, and is
published at least quarterly in the interests of the club members. Articles of interest to
sheltie owners will be accepted for publication; views expressed in the articles are not
necessarily those of the club members or the club itself.
Membership information: Annual dues for an individual are $10.00. Dues are payable to
the Treasurer when submitting an application or in December for the following year.
Meetings: Meetings are held on the second Thursday at 7:00 PM, usually in the homes
of members. Meeting locations, dates, and directions are published in the newsletter for
Advertising is accepted for the publication, at a rate of $5.00 per page. Ads can be sent
to the Editor with the appropriate fee.
Thursday Feb 14, 2008: 7:00 p,m. at the home of Elizabeth Shandling’s house,
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD DECEMBER 13, 2007
Meeting called to order by the President at 8:50 p.m.
Minutes of the November meeting were read. Motion made by Cay to accept them as read, seconded by
Krys, unanimously passed.
President’s Report: Nothing to report
Secretary’s Report: Received notification from AKC that both days of our specialty were approved. Also
received paperwork for 2008 show & rally trials.
Treasurer’s Report: We had a beginning balance in of $5,037.20 with income of $6,299.15 and expenses
of $3,349.29 leaving us with an ending balance of $7,987.06.
Membership: The application for membership from Sandra Hellberg was read for a second time. Sandra
was voted into membership. A membership application was received from John & Teena Davis. Both
talked about their involved with shelties.
2007 Specialty: We had a net profit of $1,103. Chuck, Lynn and Cay thanked everyone for their hard
Objective Evaluation Seminar: Cathy spoke with Julie regarding her fee. We would get the first $500,
Julie would get the next $500 and Julie and the club would split any money after that. The club would be
responsible for covering Julie’s expenses. Cay will get in touch with Ellen Ball to get logistical information
from their seminar.
Cay had an inquiry from a sheltie owner about joining the club. Unfortunately the person lives out of state
(Virginia) and wouldn’t be able to attend the required two meetings to be considered for membership.
Because of the revisions to our constitution, we wouldn’t be able to waive the meeting attendance
required at the time of application.
Specialty Show Site: Shauna made a motion to form a committee to look at other sites for our specialty.
Cay seconded the motion. The members of the committee are Cay, Lynn, Shauna, Stephanie & Krys.
They were asked to report back to the members at the January meeting, February at the latest. Lynn will
also contact APS about a contract for 2008.
Show Photographer: We received an invoice from this year’s photographer after the show for over $200.
The treasurer did not have a copy of a contract with him. We typically pay one night’s lodging plus $50.
It was stressed that we must have a contract in the future.
Frank volunteered to be the show secretary for our 2008 specialty.
Frank asked about representing the club at the January meeting of Tailwaggers to help show support for
the work of the organization. Krys made a motion that was seconded by Stephanie that Frank represent
us at that meeting. It was unanimously passed.
Motion made by Cay, seconded by Linda to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m.
Attending: Krys Messer, Chuck Dasnoit, Shauna Dasnoit, Dianne Hawes, Cay Ireland, Bruce Ireland,
Lynn Michael, Cathy Whitaker, Linda Nicholas, Stephanie Dasnoit, Alison Parr, Elizabeth Sandling and
Guests: Teena Davis, John Davis & Sandra Hellberg
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD JANUARY 10, 2008
Meeting called to order by the President at 8:05 p.m.
Minutes of the December meeting were read. Motion made by Cay to accept them as read, seconded by
Linda, unanimously passed.
President’s Report: Nothing to report.
Secretary’s Report: Nothing to report.
Treasurer’s Report: We had a beginning balance in of $7,987.06 with income from dues of $100 and
expenses of $236.20 leaving us with an ending balance of $7,850.86.
No committee reports.
2008 Specialty: Lynn has contacted APS about using their site with no response. She will contact them
again. She has also spoken with the Durham Kennel Club about using their facilities. DKC has someone
else interested in using the facility on 11/8 and needs a decision as soon as possible. The committee will
go and look at DKC but will make no commitment before the February meeting.
Objective Evaluation Seminar: Cay will be contacting area hotels about holding the seminar at their
facilities. Cay agreed to chair this event for the club, Linda Nicholas volunteered to be co-chair. Cathy
will get in touch with Julie to finalize a date and send her a letter/agreement. Cathy will look at ASSA’s
requirements for obtaining funding for educational seminars.
2007 Title Plaques: Chuck needs title plaque information by our February 14 meeting. Plaques will be
distributed at a later meeting.
Motion made by Krys, seconded by Alison to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 p.m.
Attending: Krys Messer, Chuck Dasnoit, Cay Ireland, Bruce Ireland, Lynn Michael, Cathy Whitaker, Linda
Nicholas, Alison Parr, Barbara Thompson, Barbara Nelson, Kelly Harrison, and Sandra Hellberg
BLUE RIDGE SHETLAND SHEEPDOG CLUB presents a two-day seminar February 16 &
17, 2008, BASIC GENETICS FOR BREEDERS by Kim Schive
Kim Schive of Foxglove Shelties is a prominent breeder, owner-handler and AKC approved judge. She
has bred and owned Register of Merit winners in both sexes. She has taught statistics, experimental
design and other subjects at Harvard, Boston, and Gallaudet Universities and she currently writes about
mathematics and medicine for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kim has also written about
genetics for Shetland Sheepdog magazines.
Do you have questions about genetics and breeding?
• Should I inbreed, linebreed or outcross? What are the potential benefits and risks?
• What breeding strategies can I use to improve structure, temperament or control size?
• Why does that mediocre stud dog consistently sire puppies better than himself while my specialty-
winning bitch has yet to produce a puppy even close to her quality?
• A genetic problem showed up in a dog of my breeding. What do I do now?
This seminar will answer these questions and more. It will provide you with the basic and advanced
genetic concepts every breeder needs and will help you build the solid framework of genetic knowledge
you need to get the breeding results you want. Breeding good dogs is more than a matter of luck. There
are rules, and even your dogs follow them!
Cost: $85 for the two-day seminar
Where: Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Leesburg, VA
(See map and directions below)
When: February 16 &17, 2008
Time: Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Program runs from 10:00 – 4:00 both
days. Refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is requested, as handouts
will be provided for all attendees.
AKC EDUCATION MATCH Saturday February 23
The AKC will hold its second Educational Match in Raleigh on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Dorton Arena
at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. We need you! Would you please encourage and ensure your
club's participation in this event?
The Education Match will welcome and educate new exhibitors by presenting a morning of educational
activities followed by an afternoon AKC-sanctioned match. All clubs that provide significant participation in
assisting with this match and educational activity will be credited for holding an AKC-sanctioned match. It
is also a great opportunity to increase entries for your shows, recruit new members and make new
This event is a major undertaking and will benefit all of the participating clubs. By sharing the tasks
between multiple clubs, you can keep the individual effort to a reasonable level.
If several members participate on behalf of the club, this can count towards one of our required activities.
Best part--it doesn't cost us anything, we don't have set it up, look for a site, drum up support, just show
up and help! We will just need volunteers to show up in categories such as performance, breed, AKC
show preparation, grooming and also they will need people to set up on the Friday before the match. Also
needed are those to clean up, steward, greet, show grooming techniques, etc.
Cathy Jennings has volunteered to organize our efforts. Thanks to those of you who have already
responded. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cathy Jennings directly. Her address is
LINDA CHURCHILL SEMINAR: Sailing Through The Sheltie - March 1, 2008
Check the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Georgia website for details. www.sscgeorgia.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND BRAGS
My 2 yr old, Wistwin Sandyhill's Go 4 Broke NA NAJ NF (Bryce) got 2 first placements at the AKC
Agility Trial in Asheville this past weekend. One from open standard and one from open jumpers
with weaves. Bryce then got his first rally novice leg in Charlotte on 2/2.
Dianne Hawes, Wistwin
I have a flyball brag!
FGDCH Wistwin Winter At The Beach ("Sydney") is one of only 32 Shelties to earn the Flyball
Grand Championship, which she has held for several years. My brag is about her standing:
As of the end of 2007, Sydney is the 5th highest pointed Shetland Sheepdog ever (747 Shelties
total) and is ranked #106, All breeds (19,143 dogs total.) She would likely have been ranked
even higher, but has competed very seldom in recent years, due to her agility activities (she is a 3
time World Team member.)
Sydney belongs to Barbara Bicksler, and just earned her 60,000th point on January 20 in
Raleigh, at the age of 10!
New litters at Wistwin:
Litter of sables (2 m, 2 f) by Ch.Topshelf Rydin'High ex Wistwin Antigua.
Litter of sables (1 m, 1 f) by Ch. Willow Cove Time Card ex Wistwin Stylin'.
Litter of sables (3 m, 3 f) by Ch.Dan Dee One From The Heart ex Wistwin Seychelle.
Annie (Wistwin Anthem) received her MXJ Title (Master Excellent Jumper) at the Sanford, NC
agility trial last weekend with her 10th qualifying score in the Excellent B Jumpers with Weaves
Shauna & Chuck Dasnoit, Laurendel
Laurendel's All That "Sophie" has had an exciting fall out showing with Nick & Joel. She now
has a total of 8 points with one four point major and 3 specialty major reserves. Go Team!
Linda Nicholas, Solange:
Aubrey (Ch Mindalyn Fall Colors) took Best Veteran at the Pittsburg specialty under Patty
Skinner, shown by her owner, 13-year old Lindsay Furlong.
Cay Ireland, Ireland:
Connor (now Simcos Highfield Connor Macleod RN aka “Nurse Connor” .) finished his Novice
Rally title at the Winston Salem shows.
Tammy Alden and Polly Brolin, Coastal:
Tanner (BPISS Coastal Wintercreek Island Tan) has picked up five more points with Aleta
Canady for a total of 13 points, both Specialty Majors!! Four of those points were on the tough
Florida circuit!! With only two singles to go, we feel we'll be celebrating very soon!! Watch for
Tanner in Colorado with Aleta Canady!!
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST:
ANTI-DOG LEGISLATION PASSED IN NC
Henderson County - County Board of Commissioners approved a new noise ordinance that will go into
effect Jan. Under the new ordinance, deputies will issue civil citations, impound barking dogs at the
county shelter, and even arrest those responsible for violations. The ordinance says that barking dog will
be impounded at the county animal shelter for the second or subsequent violations until the following
business day for the shelter. The animal must be reclaimed within five days and fees include a reclaim
fee plus an additional fee of $3 per day for each day the animal is at the shelter. Effective 1/01/08
PUPPY PEN PANS
From Dianne: Tony Caldwell in Arkansas will make metal pans for the bottoms of puppy pens, to your
exact dimensions. I got a pan for my 3X3 pen, with a 2" lip, and it cost just $50 including shipping. Cay
and Barbara also got pans from him. The edges are smooth and the weight of the metal is very strong.
His contact information is:
2110 Columbia Road 12
Magnolia, AR 71753
2008 SHELTIE RESCUE QUILT RAFFLE
Tickets are on sale online for the 2008 Sheltie Rescue Quilt. The quilt is a labor of love, hand made by
sheltie owners to benefit Sheltie Rescue. The quilt will be raffled at the 2008 ASSA National in Greeley,
Colorado in April. You do not have to attend to win. Tickets are $1.00 each, and can be ordered at the
Sheltie Rescue Quilt website:
You can also see images of some of the squares for this year's quilt, and past quilts. Don't miss out on a
chance to win this beautiful quilt!! We will be taking
orders through the first week of April!
To any members who have not paid their dues: The end of February is our deadline and if we don't hear
from you, we will assume you are not renewing your membership! Please call or email Lynn if you are not
sure whether you have paid. Her email is email@example.com
Anyone with puppies available or adults looking for homes, please send an email to Krys at
firstname.lastname@example.org (or email@example.com) with a brief note to let her know the basics like
date of birth, color, sex. This is a great help in keeping the info current and available to pass on to
callers or email inquiries. Thanks!
Contact information for Triangle Sheltie Rescue:
Intake Coordinator, Mike Tickle (919) 606-7132 - Adoption Coordinator, Randy Ross (704)
965-5432, web site - www.triangleshelties.com