2016 OSDS Top Team Winners                                

OPEN                    CHAMPION                                       RESERVE 

                                Lynn Johnston & "Jesse"           Joe Haynes & "Keally"

                         

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PRO-NOVICE    CHAMPION                                    RESERVE 

 Maggi McClure & "Buster"            Trudy Viklund & "Newt"

                         

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NOVICE                  CHAMPION                                        RESERVE 

   Renee Carle & "Lilly"                         Tim Browne & " Nell "

                         

 


 

                            2015 OSDS Top Team Winners                                

OPEN                    CHAMPION                                       RESERVE 

                   Patrick Shannahan & "Vangie"           Noelle Williams & "Lad"

                         

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PRO-NOVICE    CHAMPION                                    RESERVE 

 Patrick Shannahan & "Rye"            Maggie McClure& "Buster"

                         

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NOVICE                  CHAMPION                                        RESERVE 

   Renee Carle & "Lilly"                        Diana Craine & "Ben"

                         

 


 

2014 Top Team Winners

 Open

We had a tie for the Top Team for the first time in History!

Top Team:  Noelle Williams & Lad   AND   Patrick Shannahan & Vangie

            

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Pro Novice

Top Team:  Jennifer Coleman & Mac

Reserve:  Francis Chai & Mink

 



2013 -  Bill Orr & Sly

Open
1. Bill Orr Sly, 2. Lynn Johnston Jesse, 3. Patrick Shannahan Riggs, 4. Lynn Johnston Anna, 5. Noelle Williams Lad, 6. Lavon Calzacorta Tess, 7. Jo Ferguson Gage, 8. Dianne Deal Zorro, 9. Bob Hickman Mojo, 10. Maggi McClure Rob

PN
1. Karen Child Doug, 2. Patrick Shannahan Abby, 3. Karen Child Cam, 4. Shane Harley Cassie, 5. Jennifer Coleman Mac, 6. Chris Sonderstorm Playa, 7. Karen Child Ben, 8. Patrick Shannahan Flo, 9. Jeanne Boudrieau Secret, 10. Lisa Lujan Sage

NN
1. Sue Foster Dot, 2. Norm Rivers Nova


2012-Patrick Shannahan & Riggs

Open
1. Patric Shannahan & Riggs, 2. Patric Shannahan & Andi, 3. Lavon Calzacorta & Tess, 4. Francis Chai & Chime, 5. Lavon Calzacorta & Gus, 6. Karen Child & Rock, 7. Dianne Deal & Zorro, 8. Rob Miller & Rex, 9. Bob Hickman & Mojo, 10. Donna Donahue & Kate

Pro-Novice
1. Bob Hickman & Ryder, 2. Noelle Williams & Copper, 3. Patrick Shannahan & Abby, 4. Diane Pagel & Rainey, 5. Bill Orr & Roy, 6. B Bob Stephens & RMS Tim, 7. Lora Withnell & Bella, 8. Patrick Shannahan & Grace, 9. Diane Deal & Petal, 10. Jeanne Boudrieau & Moses

Novice-Novice
1. Paul Foster & Ben, 2. Susan Risner & Nevi, 3. Jill Schreiber & Jack, 4. Karen Combs & Fleet, 5. Sue Foster & Dot


2011-Rob Miller & Rex

Open
1. Rob Miller & Rex, 2. Patric Shannahan & Riggs, 3. Rob Miller & Jen, 4. Nancy Stephens & RMS Ike, 5. Bill Orr & Boon, 6. Maggi McClure & Kep, 7. Bob Dias & Rock, 8. Noelle Williams & Nap, 9. Lynn Johnston & Anna, 10. Francis Chai & Chime

Pro-Novice
1. Bob Hickman & Ryder, 2. Becki Maloney & Kirby, 3. Jo Ferguson & Gaga, 4. Judy Norris & Glee, 5. Karen Kombs & Buddy, 6. Nora Limbo & Joe, 7. Noelle Williams & Max, 8. Lorin Dewees & Hannah, 9. Lee Lumb & Jeb, 10. Hope Harris & Tgr

Novice-Novice
1. Mary Ann Lindsay & Hemp, 2. Christie True & Shep, 3. Janet Thorpe & Rainey


2010-Patrick Shannahan & Riggs

Open
1. Patrick Shannahan & Riggs, 2. Bill Orr & Boone, 3. Lavon Calzacorta & Tess, 4. Rob Miller & Rex, 5. Ken Johnson & Joe, 6. Lynn Johnston & Anna, 7. Rob Miller & Rex, 8. Karen Child & Rock, 9. Lavon Calzacorta & Gus, 10. Mike Meredith & Gus

Pro-Novice
1. Geri Byrne & Dan, 2. Don Helsley & Tag, 3. Becki Maloney & Kirby, 4. Patrick Shannahan & Tater, 5. Maggi McClure & Gwen, 6. Dave Imas & Cap, 7. Jeanne Boudrieau & Rocky, 8. Dianne Deal & Annia, 9. Karen Child & Mollie, 10. Karen Mohney & Maverick

Novice-Novice
1. Jeanne Boudreau & Moses, 2. Nora Linbo & Lucy, 3. Karen Combs & Skye, 4. Carol Hibbard & Liberty


2009-Patrick Shannahan & Riggs

Open
1. Patrick Shannahan & Riggs, 2. Bill Orr & Boone, 3. Francis Chai & Belle, 4. Karen Child & Jim, 5. Haley Howard & Ross, 6. Elizabeth Baker & Rye, 7. Maggi McClure & Kep, 8. Karen Child & Rock, 9. Sandy Johnson & Chime, 10. Francis Chai & Chime

Pro-Novice
1. Karen Mohney & Grit, 2. Lorri Schubert & Quill, 3. Ken Johnson & Joe, 4. Diane Deal & Annie, 5. Karen Child & Molly, 6. Angie Untisz & Butch, 7. Noelle Williams & Lad, 8. Bobbie Anderson & Tater, 9. Lora Withnell & Sally, 10. Patrick Shannahan & Axel

Novice-Novice
1. Shilah Olson & Jayden, 2. Jorgen Presson & Merdx, 3. Kent Bradley & Crook, 4. Karen Combs & Skye, 5. Karen Combs & Tex, 6. Julie Roeter & Jade, 7. Dan Williams & Lad

1. Marty Rowley & Duster, 2. Lana Rowley & Blue, 3. Angie Untisz & Dodge

 


2008-Lavon Calzacorta & Tess

Open
1. Lavon Calzacorta & Tess, 2. Francis Chai & Belle, 3. Bill Orr & Boone, 4. Noelle Williams & Gael, 5. Patrick Shannahan & Riggs, 6. Elizabeth Baker & Rye, 7. Bob Stephens & Jess, 8. Karen Child & Jim, 9. Noelle Williams & Nap, 10. Rob Miller & Rex

Pro-Novice
1. Lorri Schubert & Quill, 2. Bob Stephens & Pete, 3. Lee Lumb & Nan, 4. Karen Mohney & Grit, 5. Jo Ferguson & Jill, 6. Jeannie Helsley & Cole, 7. Karen Child & Rock, 8. Bob Stephens & Tim, 9. Cheryl Munson & Jet, 10. Hoe Haynes & Coon

Novice-Novice
1. Nora Linbo & Nick, 2. Dave Imas & Bodie, 3. Dick Vanhorn & Mya, 4. Mary Ann Lindsay & Hemp, 5. Amanda Jones & Tuff, 6. Dan Williams & Lad, 7. Rhonda Kline & Trey, 8. Bob Hickman & Tess, 9. Sharon Traux & Redman, 10. Sue Foster & Ben

Cattledog
1. Jeremy Morrison & Smoke, 2. Martin Rowley & Duster, 3. Lana Rowley & Kell, 4. Shane Harley & Willie, 5. Shane Harley & Jackie

 


2007-Bob Stephens & Pat

Open
1. Bob Stephens & Pat, 2. Noelle Williams & Gael, 3. Francis Chai & Belle, 4. Patrick Shannahan & Riggs, 5. Ken Johnson & Hap

Pro-Novice
1. Karen Child & Rock, 2. Elissa Thau & Riof, 3. Karen Child & Tess, 4. Lee Lumb & Chica, 5. Cheryl Munson & Jett

Novice-Novice
1. Bob Hickman & Tess, 2. Sue Foster & Taff, 3. Mary Ann Lindsey & Chick

Cattledog
1. Marty Rowley & Duster, 2. Lana Rowley & Blue, 3. Angie Untisz & Dodge


2006-Ken Johnson & Hap

Hap’s career was marked by his numerous successes on the trial field. He was Double-Lift Champion at the dusty and difficult Sprague River SDT in 2006 and was twice Overall Open Champion at the ever challenging Fire Ridge Vineyard SDT. Three times he was a finalist at the Western States Regional Sheepdog Championship, placing 7th in 2002 at Sun Valley, 7th at Elma, Washington in 2004 and 3rd at Bonanza, Oregon in 2005.

What Hap lacked in natural ability he compensated for with confident determination and a quiet presence that sheep appreciated and respected. Jo Ferguson once remarked to me that “Hap can win one week on the toughest of Range ewes and the next on a farm flock of wild hair sheep”.

He was my first Border Collie and we shared and grew a lot together. It is an honor to know he is recognized by OSDS for his performance on the 2006 trial year.


Open
1. Ken Johnson & Hap, 2. Karen Child & Jen, 3. Haley Howard & Cap

Pro-Novice
1. Lynn Johnston & Anna, 2. Lorri Schubert & Eve, 3. Gayle Cochlan & Meg

Novice-Novice
1. Nora Linbo & Tilly, 2. Bob Hickman & Mojo, 3. Susan Meagher & Skipper

Cattledog
Shane Harley & Willie


2003-2005 No Awards Given


2002-Sandra Milberg & Scott

Open
1. Sandra Milberg & Scott, 2. Karen Child & Kim, 3. Patrick Shannahan & Joy

Pro-Novice
1. Suzy McCallister & Bet, 2. Lavon Calzacorta & Fly, 3. Suzy McCallister & Bell

Novice-Novice
1. Dawn Farmer & Kes, 2. Rebekka Hankins & Tilley, 3. Lavon Calzacorta & Sonny

Cattledog
Liz Hubbard & Hap


2001-Derek Fisher & Heidi

Open
1. Derek Fisher & Heidi, 2. Ginger Zuppan & Gyp, 3. Bill Evens & Bob

Pro-Novice
1. Sue Wessels & Jax, 2. Pat Pedersen & Roy, 3. Donna Donahue & Davy

Novice-Novice
1. Vaden Floch & Kelly, 2. Lavon Calzacorta & Fly, 3. Susan Moore & Bonnie

Cattledog
Shane Harley & Willie


 2000-Al Zuppan & Tux

Open
1. Al Zuppan & Tux, 2. Ginger Zuppan & Gyp, 3. Ginger Zuppan & Gael

Pro-Novice
1. Ken Johnson & Hap, 2. Karen Child & Haig, 3. Rusty Child & Cap

Novice-Novice
1. Nancy Fairchild & Hope, 2. Ray Crabtree & Hoss, 3. Robert Kirlla & Cap

Cattledog
Shane Harley & Gator


1999-Bill Evans & Bob

Open
1. Bill Evens & Bob, 2. Jenny Leando & Kayla, 3.Derek Fisher & Heidi

Pro-Novice
1. Ray Coapman & Sally, 2. Karen Child & Kim, 3. Cindy Baker & Pye

Novice-Novice
1. Mary Homan & Meg, 2. Ray Crabtree & Paige, 3. Christina Clements & Reid

Cattledog
Kathy Rose & Lisa


1998-Bill Evans & Bob

Open
1. Bill Evans & Bob, 2. Karen Child & Tivey, 3. Pat Shannahan & Hannah

Pro-Novice
1. Pat Pedersen & Ross, 2. Gina Perkins & Spot, 3. Elizabeth Anderson & Toss

Novice-Novice
1.Debbi Sutton & Red, 2. Mary Homan & Tuff, 3. Keith DeBeer & Max

Cattledog
1. Tom Blasdell & Dude, 2. Rusty Child & Pete, 3. Gina Perkins & Spot


1997-Patrick Shannahan & Hannah


Open
1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Rusty Child & Heidi, 3. Lorri Schubert & Annie

Pro-Novice
1. Karen Child & Tivey, 2. Derek Fisher & Heidi, 3. Karen Child & Nan

Novice-Novice
1. Melinda Eden & Bess, 2. Dottie Gould & Sweep, 3. Chris Soderstrom

Cattledog
Bernie Miller & Betts


1996-Patrick Shannahan & Hannah


Open
1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Jenny Leando & Kayla, 3. Rusty Child & Heidi

Pro-Novice
1. George MacDonald & Wolf, 2. Sue Wessels & Hickory, 3. Terry Folsom & Val

Novice-Novice
1. Steve Berry & Fly, 2. Sue Shaw & Eve, 3. Elissa Thau & Fuschia

Cattledog
Harold Miller & Jack


1995-Al Zuppan & Risk


Open
1. Al Zuppan & Risk, 2. Karen Longmeier & Heidi, 3. Rob Lewis & Lad, 4. Ginger Zuppan & Gael, 5. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah

Pro-Novice
1. Jenny Leando & Kayla, 2. Pat Shannahan & Cap, 3. George MacDonals & Wolf, 4. Rusty Child & Pete, 5. Ray Coapman & Chance

Novice-Novice
1. Jenny Leando & Tex, 2. Rusty Child & Ellie, 3. Sue MacDonald & Jill, 4. Janet Applebee & Callum, 5. Don Couch & Kate


 1994-Patrick Shannahan & Hannah


By Bill Allison , OSDS Fall Issue, 1994

Patrick Shannahan and Hannah were honored as the 1994 OSDS Top Open Team at the Annual meeting November 5, 1994 in Portland Oregon. This has been a banner year for Pat having recently won the U.S.B.C.H.A. National Finals in Kentucky.
With his northwest victories and National Championship, Pat and Hannah have an opportunity to contend for the Purina Top Herding Dog Championship as well. We congratulate Pat and wish he and Hannah the best of luck as they pursue yet another goal at the highest levels of trialling competition.
Lorri Schubert and Rhaq are our Top Pro-Novice team this year and Jenny Leando and Kayla were the Top Novice-Novice team.
Congratulations to all our trial competitors and good luck next year.

Open
1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Al Zuppan & Risk, 3. Rob Lewis & Cap, 4. Karen Longmeier, 5. Al Zuppan & Dot, 6. Cliff Steelman & Raymond, 7. Don Boyd & Nell, 8. Don Boyd & Zig, 9. Lorri Schubert & Annie, 10. Karen Longmeier & Liz

Pro-Novice
1. Lorri Schubert & Rhaq, 2. Rob Lewis & Lad, 3. Karen Longmeier & Chance, 4. Karen Longmeier & Heidi, 5. Dave Murray & Gael

Novice-Novice
1. Jenny Leando & Kayla, 2. Sue MacDonald & Jill, 3. Rusty Child & Boz, 4. Cindy Baker & Meg, 5. Donna Donahue & Duncan


1993-Don Boyd & Nell

 

Open
1. Don Boyd & Nell, 2. Rob Lewis & Peat/Pat Shannahan & Spud, 3. Pat Shannahan & Meg, 4. Rob Lewis & Cap/Pat Shannahan & Hannah, 5. Rob Lewis & Kyle, 6. Al Zuppan & Risk, 7. Kathy Brunetto & Skye, 8. Bob Applebee & Trim, 9. Ellen Skillings & Gen, 10. Mike Hubbard & Greg

Pro-Novice
1. Judy Norris & Zip, 2. Don Boyd & Zig, 3. Karen Longmeier & Heidi, 4. Pat Shannahan & Flash, 5. Don Helsley & Floss, 6. Valerie Stallings & Molly, 7. Lorri Schubert & Annie, 8. Karen Robinson & Freckles/Steve Green & Bob, 9. Lorri Schubert & Rhaq, 10. Bonnie Block & Tess

Novice-Novice
1. Sue Ellen Shaw & Echo, 2. Jim Dupuis & DJ, 3. George MacDonald & Wolf, 4. Mary Hamilton & Jazz, 5. Lyle Tiberghen & Don, 6. Robin Nueffer & Mist, 7. Ken Robinson & Freckles, 8. Sue Ellen Shaw & Hope, 9. Valerie Stallings & Max


1992-Kathy Brunetto & Skye


(Son of Gioia-only second generation winner)
Open
1. Kathy Brunetto & Skye, 2. Don Boyd & Nell, 3. Patrick Shannahan & Tony, 4. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 5. Kathy Brunetto & Gioia, 6. Don Boyd & Jim, 7. Joe Roe & Shep, 8. Patrick Shannahan & Spud, 9. Al Zuppan & True Grit, 10. Joe Roe & Rex

Pro-Novice
1. Patrick Shannahan & Flash, 2. Joe Roe & Meg, 3. Judy Norris & Zip/Don Helsley & Floss, 4. Don Helsley & Gypsy, 5. Cliff Steelman & Raymond, 6. Denise Shewmaker & Brutis, 7. Bill Allison & Meg, 8. Robin Nueffer & Goose, 9. Bonnie Block & Ruff, 10. Charlotte Quarnberg & Sam

Novice-Novice
1. Sue MacDonald & Beaver, 2. Don Helsley & Ellie, 3. Robin Nueffer & Tiff, 4. Don Helsley & B.C/ Cindy Keirman & Gyro, 6. Lorri Schubert & Candy, 7. George MacDonald & Wolf, 8. Ken Robinson & Freckles, 9. Ken Robinson & Gizmo/Bonnie Block & Tess, 10. Jim Dupuis & DJ


1991-Patrick Shannahan & Hannah


Patrick Shannahan with a lot of skill and some wonderful dogs took first and second place in the OSDS Top Team Awards.
Patrick has been working with sheep since he was ten years old. He was born in Idaho and has lived there most of his life. For a while he moved to Missouri and worked for a breif time in Oregon when a well known breeder was dispersing his flock and needed a shepherd to help him out. Patrick has always raised Hampshires during the 22 years he has worked with sheep.
His interest in dogs came much later. He has a crossbred dog that he used with his sheep. He decided that he wanted to purchase a Border Collie a little over 4 years ago. He visited Betty Maddux and Dr. Roger Schroeder from whom he bought a pup that he named Hannah. He went down one weekend to visit them and start training his pup. While he was there he bought his first dog named Toss. Toss and Patrick were a winning combination at trials.
Three years ago Hannah was introduced to the trial scene by Patrick. They immediately also became a winning combination. For two years while Hannah served her apprentiship, the team kept on winning. In fact, they recorded so many wins that Hannah was the to Pro-Novice dog in 1989 and 1990. This year Hannah moved up with the "big guys" and continued to perform in top form. She and Patrick won the Cowboy Round-Up SDT in Wyoming this year. They place fourth at Buelton and twelfth in the National Handler's Finals.
Patrick said that Hannah was an American bred dog and she had been an easy dog to train and he was looking forward to more and better from her. Congratulations to a CHAMPION COMBINATION!

Open (37 teams competed)
1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Patrick Shannahan & Tony, 3. Bob Applebee & Trim, 4. Alistair MacLean & Kyle, 5. Karen Longmeier & Flint, 6. Don Boyd & Jim, 7. Don Boyd & Liz, 8. Al Zuppan & Risk, 9. Eileen McKay & Lad, 10. Ginger Zuppan & Brook

Pro-Novice (38 teams competed)
1. Kathy Brunetto & Skye, 2. Don Boyd & Nell, 3. Bob Applebee & Rock, 4. Debi Peterson & Roy, 5. Karen Robinson & Bud

Novice-Novice (40 teams competed)
1. Bonnie Block & Ruff, 2. Robin Nueffer & Goose, 3. Bill Allison & Meg, 4. Trent Jorgensen & Peg, 5. Tim Smith & Mick, 6. Lorri Schubert & Annie


1990-Kathy Brunetto & Gioia


Open :1. Kathy Brunetto & Gioia, 2. Bob Applebee & Sis, 3. Kathy Brunetto & Sue-Nan, 4. Patrick Shannahan & Toss, 5. Rob Lewis & Cap

Pro-Novice: 1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Michele Weitz & Taff, 3. Bob Applebee & Bobkat, 4. Kathy Brunetto & Skye, 5. Myrna Martin & Patsy

Novice-Novice: 1. Judy Norris & Zip, 2. Karen Robinson & Bud, 3. Bill Allison & Spank, 4. Nancy Waldron & Jenny, 5. Dale Dietrick & Rita


1989-Alistair MacLean & Kyle

OSDS Newsletter, Winter Edition, 1989
By Rob Lewis

Top Ten Oregon Team (Plus One)
Congratulations to Alistair MacLean and Kyle for heading up the 1988 Top Oregon Team award no matter how you look at it! The objective of the award is to recognize the teams for participation and excellence. Alistair and Kyle were certainly deserving as they participated in 5 out of 6 qualifying trials with an average score of 70. They also competed in several trials which did not qualify.

1. Alsitair MacLean & Kyle, 2. Kathy Brunetto and Sue-Nan, 3. Leslie Carter & Jill, 4. Nick Stagg & Bob, 5. Cliff Steelman & Nip, 6. Virgil Brown & Bill, 7. Rob Lewis & Cap, 8. Henry Trussler & Craig, 9. Rob Lewis & Lass, 10. Cliff Steelman & Lass, 11. Leslie Carter & Wink


(First Year for Pro-Novice-Novice)

OSDS Newsletter, Winter Edition, 1990
High Point Report 1989, by Alistair Maclean

Well another year of trialling has come and gone and of course yet another High Point competition for the Open Handlers. It was an enjoyable year, meeting all the old faces and many new ones too. There were twelve trials which counted towards the High Point award with Klamath counting as two one day trials. The scores and results were kept by myself and thank goodness were easy for me to calculate, although I really enjoy doing it, after all my original idea was for this competition to be FUN and I hope all the handlers who took part had just that.
It was great to see Eileen and Laddie, Bob and Sis, Patrick and Toss all making it into the top ten after their first year in the Open class. I am sure they will be right up there again next year.
If any handler has any input for the High Point reward please feel free to call me or any other committee member and give us your ideas.
The 1990 trialling season will soon be with us again and yet another chance for some lucky dog to lift the High Point Award. So as I said earlier, let's have fun and may the best dog and of course handler win!

Open
1. Alistair MacLean & Kyle, 2. Jon Carter & Bru, 3. Kathy Brunetto & Sue-Nan, 4. Leslie Carter & Jill, 5. Kathy Brunetto & Gioia, 6. Cliff Steelman & Nip, 7. Bob Applebee & Sis, 8. Eileen McKay & Laddie, 9. Cliff Steelman & Lass, 10. Patrick Shannahan & Toss

Pro-Novice
1. Patrick Shannahan & Hannah, 2. Michelle Weitz & Taff, 3. Bernie Miller & Belle, 4. Judy Norris & Spot, 5. Bob Applebee & Lace, 6. Myrna Martin & Patsy, 7. Rachel Blake & Jess, 8. Virgil Brown & Mack, 9. Henry Trussler & Wee Jack, 10. Gary Erickson & Bell

Novice-Novice
1. Michelle Weitz & Tucson, 2. Ken Truesdell & Blue, 3. Ken Truesdell & Laddie, 4. George Gregory & Rose, 5. Dale Dietrich & Meg, 6. Judy Norris & Zip, 7. Bernie Miller & Betts, 8. Roberta Ewert & Kim, 9.Chuck Purvis & Beaux, 10.Don Boyd & Rob (Bob)


1988-Alister MacLean & Kyle


1987-Virgil Brown & Patches



Virgil Brown Captures 1987 Top Team Award
by Myna Martin, OSDS Newsletter, Winter Issue, 1988

Virgil Brown and his dog Patches were named the 1987 Top Team in his ninth year of trialling. Virgil lives on a farm outside of Scio with his wife Virginia. They have been married for thirty-six years and have three children: Steven, a son that helps with the family business and two daughters Beth and Shari.
Virgil's farm consists of 170 acres that he owns and another 200 acres that he leases. On the farm he raises 300 ewes which are primarily crossbreds. He is presently crossing his ewes with Coop bucks. He sells feeder lambs, hay and grain that he raises on the farm. In addition to the farm Virgil also runs a packing plant.
Nine years ago Virgil entered his first trial. He entered as a novice and was the only person entered in that catagory. He won. In those days if you won a Novice Trial you automatically were advanced to Open Class division for the next trial. He has been trialling in the catagory ever since.
He got his first Border Collie from Del West. Del West was selling him some ewes for $5.00 a head and offered him his dog Shorty for $5.00 also. Instead Virgil said he would buy one more ewe for $5.00 if he would 'throw in the dog". That's how it was done in the "good ol' days". Shorty then came to live with Virgil and Virginia on their farm. Shorty only lived four more years, but in that time he earned a special place on the farm and is still thought of as Virgil's favorite dog. Virgil only raises Border Collies because he wants a dog that wants to work and has brains. Which pretty well sums up what the Border Collie is all about.
Patches, the other half of the 1987 OSDS Top Team is nine years old. Virgil got her from Ralph Pulfer when she was 5 years old. They entered trials at Scio, Heppner, Turner, Beavercreek, Walla Walla, Athena and Roseburg.
The following are the placing of the top 10 OSDS Teams: 1. Virgil Brown & Patches, 2. Cliff Steelman & Nip, 3. Leslie Carter & Wink, 4. Kathy Brunetto & Sue-Nan, 5. Rob Lewis & Cap, 6. Virgil Brown & Bill, 7. Henry Trussler & Craig, 8. Mike Hubbard & Letta, 9. Alistair MacLean & Kyle, 10. Jon Carter & Bru


 1986-Jon Carter & Bru

By Leslie Carter, OSDS Newsletter, Winter Issue 1987

The Oregon Dog of the year and Top Ten Oregon Trial Dogs were recognized at the annual meeting held in Albany, Oregon on November 15, 1986. A wall plaque was awarded to the 1st place winners.
In 1986 there were 11 trials held in Oregon that qualified for the top 10 award. Our members ran 25 dogs over the course of the season. There were only a few rules we had arranged ahead of the season; all trialling members were to be notified of the trial; the trial had to be held in the state of Oregon; and in order for a person to qualify a dog they had to be a member of the Oregon Sheepdog Society prior to the trial. The points were awarded by giving each entrant a doint for each dog they beat and one point to be awarded to last place for participating in the trial.
The Dog of the Year was awarded to Jon Carter's Bru. This is the second year in a row that Bru has won this honor. Bru's first win of the year was our season opener at Heppner, Oregon. His second win was at the prestigious Northwest Champion Sheepdog Trial held in Scio, Oregon. Bru also went on to win at the Jefferson State Open Sheepdog Trial held in Klamath Falls, Oregon for the second year in a row. He won 2nd place at Turner and Beavercreek.
Bru was the first puppy the Carter's ever sold and he has been the only dog that has been returned to them. The original owners couldn't keep him so the Carter's found a home for him at a neighbor of theirs. By the time Bru was a year old it was apparent that he had a lot of potential. Jon asked if he would like to have the dog back to finish for trial work. Jon agreed and after a short time became very fond of the dog and put his best efforts into him. From there it has been one success after another. We would like to congratulate Jon and Bru. At Bru's young age we will surely see more of him in the years to come.
The Top Ten OSDS Trial Dog Award winners this year in order of finish are as follows: 1. Jon Carter & Bru, 2. Rob Lewis & Lass, 3. Leslie Carter & Wink, 4. Virgil Brown & Patches, 5. Jon Carter & Taff, 6. Rob Lewis & Tweed, 7. Rob Lewis & Cap, 8. Ric Rodolph & Trace, 9. Ric Rodolph & Shelley, 10. Cliff Steelman & Lass/Hank Trussler & Craig.
The season certainly had its ups and downs. At Heppner, we were dealt some real nasty weather. The Monmouth Hill Trial on the other hand was held in some of the nicest weather we'd ever seen up here. A new course popped up in Pendleton and we gave it a try only to find the sheep to be very flighty. Then came the big trial in Scio where everything seemed to go so well, and how well we did by placing Oregon dogs in the top 3 places. The most talked about trial of the year was the Les Schwab Hill Trial held in Monmouth. We could say this was the challenge of the season. This was also the last trial held on the hill. Turner came along quietly and it's a good thing after the 2 big trials prior to it.
The Caledonian Games Sheepdog Trial in Athena brought out what was said to be the best crowd of the season in size and enthusiasm. In Klamath Falls the judge was said to be very strict on lines and those with the most control did the best. Beavercreek was a fun trial to be part of. The judge was Scottish and the course had some variation to it. We saw another new trial field in Roseburg held in a nice big field but unfortunately the sheep knew right where they wanted to go and it wasn't through the course.
The last trial of the year was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting in Albany. There were 5 dogs in Open class and those points were the last to be included in the tally for the year.
Congratulations to all of those making the Top 10, good job!


1985-Jon Carter & Bru


1985 Dog of the Year
OSDS Newsletter, 1985

The Oregon Dog of the Year and Top Ten Oregon Trial Dogs were named when the Oregon Sheepdog Society held its annual meeting and awards banquet November 23, 1985 in Rickreall, Oregon.
These Awards are based on an aggragate point system over the entire 1985 trial season. This year 24 dogs were entered in a total of 10 open sheepdog trials in Oregon by members of the Oregon Sheepdog Society.
1985 Dog of the Year was won by Jon Carter's Bru. Competing in a total of eight Oregon open trials, Bru won the Jefferson State Trial at Klamath Falls in a strong field of 22 entries and also earned four 2nd placings and one 3rd placing this year.
Bru is a homebred 2 year old rough coated black and white male. He was sired by Omar Falk's Tweed, out of Carter's Jam. Running his first open trial at 18 months of age in Heppner, Bru finished second.
The dogs were well tested through the season on a wide variety of courses, some of which are certainly among the most challenging in the country. Unlike other parts of the country where "special" sheep, kept specifically for sheep dog trials are used, sheep used in our Oregon trials are always commercial ewes or lambs from the immediate area of the trial. The necessitated the dogs proving themselves in working conditions as varied as the terrain of the state of Oregon which varies from temperate coast and valleys to the high desert.
Each of the "Top Ten" dogs will be receiving a certificate suitable for framing. We will also be profiling each of these dogs and their handlers in the newsletter over the next year.

1. Jon Carter & Bru, 2. Rob Lewis & Lass, 3. Rob Lewis & Tweed, 4. Virgil Brown & Patches, 5. Leslie Carter & Wink, 6. Mike Hubbard & Val, 7. Nick Stagg & Meg, 8. Jimmy Harper & Nap, 9. Bonnie Henny & Tess, 10. Cliff Steelman & Nip


1984-Leslie Carter & Wink

From OSDS Newsletter by Jon Carter

The Oregon Sheepdog Society named Leslie Carter's Wink their 1984 Dog of the Year at the annual meeting in November. Points for this title may be earned at any open sheepdog trial in the state of Oregon and are awarded by inverting the finishing order. In a field of 10 dogs, for example, the first place dog would receive 10 points while the last place dog would receive one point. In 1984 there were fourteen open sheepdog trials in Oregon.
Third place went to Jimmy Harper's Laddie, a 5 year old rough-coated black/white dog imported from Scotland as a pup and trained by Jimmy. Laddie's pedigree contains J. Bathgate breeding on both sides. Jimmy ran his first sheepdog trial in California in 1928 and has been in the thick of it ever since. At age 82, Jimmy still insists on training his own dogs and his latest project, young imported Nap, won his first trial at Athena, Oregon this year.
Second place went to last year's winners, Alistair MacLean and his young Kyle. The rough-coated black/white female, bred by Al Zuppan out of his Gem NASDS 29519 by Arthur Allen's Moss Cap, NASDS 20945, was trained by Alistair. Together, Alistair and Kyle shepherd a flock of over 1000 ewes on the Sitton farm in McMinville, Oregon. The one sad note of the annual meeting was when Alistair announced his intention to return to his native Scotland sometime this year. Alistair has contributed greatly to the level of competition here in Oregon and will be sorely missed.
This year's winner was bred by Omar Falk out of his Twink, by his grand old trial dog, Tweed and purchased by the Carters as a seven week old pup. The decision to acquire another Border Collie was made when it became apparent that their small sheep operation, due to poor and non-existent fencing was becoming increasingly dependent on a dog to handle chores. They contacted Omar after attending several local trials being thoroughly impressed by Tweed's power, style and longevity. Tweed was eleven years old when he won his second State Championship Trial. As her husband's dog did not handle especially well for her, Leslie decided to train Wink herself.
Wink is a rough-coated black/white female. She favors her sire Tweed in that she has an ample amount of power. Her gentle manner and biddable nature favors her dam, Twink. Wink's trial season was highlighted by wins at the Dechutes County Fair and 1st Annual Beavercreek Trial. She also had placings of second at Sitton Farm Trial, third at Southeastern Washington Trial and the Applegate Trial Days trials and a fourth at Jefferson State Trial in Klamath Falls. Wink was also the top American entry and 6th overall at the Western Canadian Championship.
The 1984 season was the first year of competing in sheepdog trials for both Leslie and Wink and she credits much of her success to the dog.

1. Leslie Carter & Wink, 2.Alistair McLean & Kyle, 3. Jimmy Harper & Laddie


The Oregon Sheepdog Society Top Team Award

Given in Memory of
Don Baynes, Beverly Cleland, Ray Bowers, Louis Hennies, Ben Wipper, Omar Falk and Matt Hubbard

1983-Alistair MacLean & Kyle