Belle

Gender: 
Spayed Female ("altered")
Born: 
Sunday, February 24, 2002
Color: 
Sable & White ("sable")
Markings: 
White-factored ("WF")
White Collar & Face Blaze ("Irish Pattern")
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge: 
Friday, October 21, 2016

Sympatheque's Ms Behav'n Bell CGC TNN NJC NAC CL2-F CL2-H

While working for "The Animal Clinic Inc" in Grand Rapids, there was a man who came in with his two shelties, Morgana & Sheldon.  Both of them were healthy and happy dogs.  I found out that the two of them had produced a litter of puppies and I asked my husband (well, fiancé at the time) if I could go look at them.  I knew I had wanted a female for my next Sheltie, and I really preferred the sables.  I brought our roommate, Mike, along with me in case I decided to bring one home.  I had a hard time deciding between one sable and one tri girl.  I picked the sable, and I already had the name decided on - "Belle" since its means pretty/beautiful in French... Unfortunately, while Belle was growing up and in her "puppyhood" I did not have a digital camera, and therefore, have very few pictures of her during those stages.

With Belle, I learned a lot.  I learned that females can be extremely different temperaments than males and how not to raise a Sheltie, lol.  We babied Belle quite a bit more than we should have, and she destroyed our apartment - eating holes in the walls and eating the molding. . . . This girl has a goat's stomach though, she even ate pop cans through her crate and she rarely gets an upset stomach. 

Just before she turned a year old, we left the apartment and moved back into my parents house for a transition before moving to Lansing in a few months.  It was during this time that Belle had her litter.  We moved her and the litter to Lansing a couple weeks later.
 

Belle and I learned, together, about competition obedience, and I refreshed my agility memories.  She's a natural at agility and has been doing it from about 6 months old; including light agility a week before delivering her six puppies.

Over the years, Belle has made my life whole, she has made it hard, and she has made some things easy.  She is a real love bug and is stabilizing her temperament nicely now that we have stopped coddling her :) She still likes to counter surf and eat pita bread, tortillas, and almost full loaves of bread, though.

I can not imagine where I would be if I had picked the tri color instead of her, and I am glad I have my "Misbehav'n Belle" :)

Below are some of Belle's agility results and her pedigree.  I have begun retiring her from showing in agility for various reasons, but hope to restart her obedience/rally career instead :)

Note: SCT = Standard Course Time, OT = Our Time, YDS = yardage

NADAC 16" Novice Agility Results:

Date Judge Class Leg Title earned SCT
(sec)
OT (sec) Yds? Q? Place?
08/28/05 ? Tunnelers 1 of 3 - 34.67 27.39 130 Q 1
10/01/05 Carol Bevan Tunnelers 2 of 3 - 32.37 29.45 121 Q 3
10/02/05 Carol Bevan Tunnelers 3 of 3 TN-N 36.53 27.86 137 Q 1
10/01/05 Carol Bevan Jumpers 1 of 3 - 35.47 24.68 133 Q 1
10/02/05 Carol Bevan Jumpers 2 of 3 - 35.20 21.48 159 Q 1
10/01/05 Carol Bevan Regular 1 of 3 - 58.80 43.98 147 Q 1
04/09/06 ? Jumpers 3 of 3 NJC 29.87 19.41 ? Q 1
10/15/06 Carol Bevan Regular 2 of 3 - 56.80 43.78 142 Q 1
04/14/07 Robert Coor Tunnelers 4 of 6 - 34.13 28.78 ? Q 1
04/15/07 Robert Coor Regular 3 of 3 NAC 50.40 38.19 126 Q 1
10/14/07 Doug Ricks Jumpers 4 of 6 - 22.67 16.05 85 Q 1
10/14/07 Doug Ricks Tunnelers 5 of 6 - 43.20 36.89 162 Q 1

 

 
Belle at 10years old...  Photograph taken 10-12-12 after coming out of a 4year retirement for 1 run, where she wowed the crowd, beat the competition and earned a 1st place qualifying leg to finish her CL2-H title!
Brag: there is another photo (New Title!) on the news page!

CPE Agility 16" Results:

Date Club Judge level Class Leg Title SCT OT Faults/Pts earned NQ/Q Placement
08/13/06 GRAC Mandy Moller 2 Jumpers 1 of 2 -- 36 19.49 0 faults Q 1
08/13/06 GRAC Mandy Moller 2 Colors 1 of 2 cialis buy online india -- 31 24.56 5 faults Q 2
08/11/07 GRAC Art Malott 2 Jackpot 1 of 2 -- 43 36.72 78 points Q 1
08/11/07 GRAC Art Malott 2 Full House 1 of 2 -- 35 35.58 26 points Q 1
10/07/07 Taking The Lead Jackie Oricko 2 Wildcard 1 of 2 -- 72 24.66 0 faults Q 1
10/07/07 Taking The Lead Jackie Oricko 2 Full House 2 of 2 -- 35 37.66 30 points Q 1
11/18/07 JbsWCA Marissa Calhoun 2 Jackpot 2 of 2 -- 48 45.13 48 points Q 1
11/18/07 JbsWCA Marissa Calhoun 2 Wildcard 2 of 2 -- 41 19.01 0 faults Q 1
11/18/07 JbsWCA Marissa Calhoun 2 Jumpers 2 of 2 CL2 – F 28 20.32 0 faults Q 1
01/19/08 CSRC MI Marissa Calhoun 3 Jumpers 1 of 3 -- 38 29.49 0 faults Q 2
01/19/08 CSRC MI Marissa Calhoun 3 Jumpers 2 of 3 -- 38 25.99 0 faults Q 1
01/19/08 CSRC MI Marissa Calhoun 3 Wildcard 1 of 3 -- 36 29.86 0 faults Q 1
01/19/08 CSRC MI Marissa Calhoun 3 Jackpot 1 of 3 -- 48 47.28 54 points Q 1
10/12/12 CSRC? Dexter MI B Dean 2 Colors 2 of 2 CL2 – H 48 15.57 0 faults Q 1

 

PEDIGREE:

Sir Sheldon Of

East Town GR

DL43613303 (10-99)
Sable & White

Lord Shepfield
D952732 (11-90)
Sable & White

Kid Galihad
WE685528 (12-82)
Sable & White

Golden Voyager WE164920 (6-79)

Moribrook's Sweet Taffy WD828296 (6-79)

Cristina Of Chrissa Bonsai
WE625923 (12-82)
Blue Merle, White, & Tan

Ceaser Of Chrissa Bonsai WD274168 (7-76)

Trick's Blue Lady WE115317 (4-79)

Misty Marvel of Quincy
D921251 (11-90)
Sable & White

Budward Buddy Boy D702149
(10-89)
Sable & White

Baird Farm's Country Classic D184644 (4-86)

Baird Farm's Abbie D53516 (6-88)

Bessie Babes
D635430 (10-89)
Black, White, & Tan

Proverty's Just Dandy CDX WE608813 (8-83)

Proverty Small'N Windy Cloud CD D515937 (8-87)

Lady Morgana

of Stockbridge

DL73073702 (10-99)
Sable & White

McKenzie Big Chance
DL68522701 (05-98)
Black, White and Tan

KM Tyler Andrew Schwedler
DL59473906 (07-97)
Sable & White

Spruce Medo Solo Performance DL51510801 (10-95)

Spruce Meadow's Bonami DL44138401 (4-94)

KM's Shasta In The Clouds
DL63409304 (07-97)
Sable & White

Royal Dream Boy DL56957907 (7-96)

Lady Gabriel VI DL50093705 (11-95)

She Ra Dawn McKenize
DL34537102 (05-93)
Sable & White

Baird Farm's Duo Dynamic Tye
D845144 (01-91)
Sable & White

Rhinestone Cow Boy Ladie James (8-87)

Alanlee's Muffy Of Baird Farm D268026 (2-86)

Baird Farm's Dorol Gal Tasha
D633645 (01-91)
Sable & White

CAN CH Sheldon Baird Farm Jake WE140352 (3-80)

Baird Farm's Precious Jewel D380424 (1-88)