2005 News and Titles

"On Competition: It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Citizenship in a Republic, Theodore Roosevelt Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


Beth and Briarlea Tulie around Santa Fe, NM


Thanking all the owners of Bouviers from our little kennel who take the time and effort to work, train and title their dogs!

      Briarlea Ensign Ro Laren earns her first AKC title in December with Terry Culley handling her to Novice Agility titles NA and NAJ!  A great way to end the year! 

      Briarlea Luna de la Luz CGC CD FR brevet adds French Ringsport Brevet to her name as she goes high scoring brevet at 2005 NAWBA.  Una is the first Bouvier I have trained in any protection-based sport.  We are learning a lot!  Top Scoring French Ringsport Bouvier in the U.S.

       Briarlea Bram v. Crestwood and Briarlea Ichiban are judged "Excellent" and "Select" by FCI French judge Mr. Masson at 2005 NAWBA.  Bram's littermate Callie is judged "Very Good."

    Briarlea Lark of High Rolls qualifies in obedience with a 195 and a second place win,a 195.5 and a third place win for her first two Novice legs!  Finishing her title on June 10, Lark shows her consistency with another 195.5 and a first place win !Then... Lark and Heather team up for Lark's CGC on August 28~!  At the ABdFC National Specialty Lark earns her PT herding title and spends Tuesday afternoon working the sheep out of the stock pens.  On October 23 we are awarded the much coveted AKC  Tracking Dog title.  A great year for Lark!  Top #1 Obedience Bouvier in the U.S. (average scores, Novice B)

      Briarlea Tularosa Jewel qualifies in Novice A Rally with a first place win and a score of 98 at the ABdFC Nationals.  This was Tulie and owner Beth's first time in the ring..what a way to start! Top 5 Rally Bouvier in the U.S.

     Briarlea bred "Blackbeard's Jewell Willow NA, NAJ" goes high scoring Bouvier at the ABdFC's Sunday agility trial with a double Q! 

   Briarlea Mister Norbu completes his MX agility title Sept 17/18! and is ranked in the Top 10 agility bouviers in the US. Top 10 Agility Bouvier in the U.S.

    Briarlea Smurf Cutter qualifies in Novice A obedience with owner/handler Pam Harder in her first trial with a 188 and follows that with another qualifying score on September 18!  A good weekend for a great team!  At the ABdFC National Specialty Cutter qualifies again in Novice A with a first place win to finish his CD, he qualifies two days for his HT and tops it off with a TDI.  What a weekend!  ***  Cutter ended 2005 as #1 Bouvier in Front and Finish's Novice A Ratings System.

   Briarlea Luna de la Luz qualifies in Novice B obedience in her first trial with a 193 at the Rochester, MN Kennel Club show on September 17 and follows that win with two more qualifying scores to attain her C.D. on October 8 at the ABdFC National Specialty! Top 10 Obedience Bouvier in the U.S.

      Briarlea Boomerang to Blackstone goes Best of Breed over Special for his first point and continues his winning ways with multiple Best of Breed wins!

      Briarlea Basil earns her AHBA Junior Herding Dog title in Ft. Collins, CO over July 4 weekend!  Congratulations to this great team and especially to handler/trainer Tina Booten!

      Briarlea Murray earns his CGC with owner Chris Goad over Memorial Day weekend!

      Briarlea Rock 'n Robin goes WD for a 3 point major on April 3; this is a Ch. Briarlea Restless Robin CGC x Ch. Joy a Len's Melody O'Briarlea CGC son.     The points add up as this nice young dog continues his limited show career!

   Briarlea Sir Riley Bear earns his first AKC title on Easter Weekend!  Riley got his Rally novice title qualifying in three straight shows to become Briarlea Bouvier's First Rally titled Bouvier!  Great Job, Jane and Riley!     Riley continues to burn up the Rally rings with two first place wins from the "Advanced" class in August!  September 30 Riley finishes his Advanced title with a third place win!!

      Briarlea Roxy v. Bouvier Topline CDX OA OAJ adds agility titles to his name !  Onward, Rocket and Lynn! Top 10 Obedience Bouvier in the U.S.  ***  Rocket ends the year #9 Herding dog and #1 Open A Obedience Bouvier according to Front and Finish's Open A Ratings!