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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

Sometimes it's just like winning the lottery!


What a way to end the year!  Congratulations to Terry and Nancy Culley and Briarlea Mister Norbu MX MXJ for being high scoring Bouvier team at the AKC Eukanuba Invitational!
Huge congratulations to Jane Stanley and Riley on their AKC Companion Dog title; earned in three straight shows with two placements over Thanksgiving weekend, Riley's now officially Briarlea Sir Riley Bear CGC RE CD
Congratulations to Beth Leabsch and Tulie on their first Advanced Rally leg with a 92/100 and a 4th place win!  Beth and Tulie finish their title in Tucson, AZ in November!  Onward Briarlea Tularosa Jewel RA
Nancy Culley from Belen, N.M. writes that Zonnetje daughter Briarlea North Star Dixie (aka Riker) burns through the agility courses to get her first two legs in AKC Jumpers!
Lark qualifies in ASCA Open Ducks to finish her ASCA Open Duck title on  November 12!
At the Nationals in Fredricksburg, MD ~ Jane and Briarlea Sir Riley Bear get his first leg in agility with a score of 97 and first place!
Stella enters a Tracking Dog test and passes, running a fast and accurate track!  Yippee!!!  Stella TD!!
Una passes the first leg of her French Ringsport 1 with a score of 173.6/200 under Mexican judge Pepe Camerara.
Stella, at the tender age of 6 months certifies for the AKC TD..  This means she is eligible to enter AKC Tracking Dog Tests for a title.  Stella is Nick and Lark's daughter.
Pam Harder brings good news home from the Fall GRSC trial where Cutter did her proud by earning the second leg on his P.T. herding title!  Briarlea Smurf Cutter CGC TDI CD PT.
 A big celebration for Lark as she goes High in Trial at an ASCA Ranch Dog Trial under judge Roy Sage with a score of 95/100 pts.  She also finished her Started Cattle title on Saturday and got Open legs in cattle and ducks...to garner "high combined" other breed honors.

Labor Day weekend Lark goes to Canada and earns the CKC Intermediate Herding Title.

A note from Guy and Joyce Dobbert that Briarlea Boojie has earned her CGC!  This is a Toby x Ro youngster living out in beautiful Buena Vista Colorado.  Always a wonderful thing to hear that folks are enjoying their dogs and that they are the good citizens we hope all bouviers prove to be!
Nancy Scott writes that Briarlea Cheyene Charmed One (Piper) qualified for her first leg in Rally with a score of 98 for a third place win on August 13! After her debut, she followed up with a 91 in her next trial! And, finishing her Rally Novice title on September 17 with a 96!  Piper, a sister to Lark, is the beauty in the family!
An update from Judy McPheeters tells us that Briarlea Abbey and Briarlea Willow have both received their Open Agility titles!  Abbey is in the Excellent Preferred JWW and Willow is in Excellent Standard.  These are Judy's first competition dogs and she's doing a great job with them!
Rytar (Briarlea Bu V A Rytar) gets a leg on his HT and Cutter (Briarlea Smurf Cutter) a leg on his PT at the GRSC Spring Trial~ Good Going, Pam!
Nick graduates from obedience class with a first place and a pre-novice score of 154/155.
Lark qualifies at the Pine County Corn Classic Aussie Trial to earn her Started Sheep title on June 16 and earns one leg of her cattle title on June 17.
Lark goes High Combined Score with qualifying scores in two different classes of stock (ducks and sheep) at the Outback Aussie Club trial June 10-11.  She earned her Started Duck title and one leg of her Started Sheep title.
Congratulations to Rocket and Lynn Beihl on earning their Tracking Dog title in May at the Marshfield KC's first tracking test!
Congratulations to Briarlea Cutter and Pam Harder for the first leg on their AKC Rally Title...scoring 96/100 to earn fourth place, followed by a 95 and an 83 to finish their Rally Novice Title Memorial Day weekend!
Congratulations to Nancy Eilks and Ch. Briarlea Boomerang to Blackstone for finishing their AKC championship on May 7!  Boomer is a big, natural-eared dog proving that dog shows aren't all about ears!  Boomer was returned to us when his owners could not keep him where he had been placed as a 'companion' puppy.
Congratulations to Pam Harder and Briarlea Rytar who, at the tender age of 9 months earned his AHBA Herding Capability Test under judge Bob Vest!
Congratulations to Jane Stanley and Briarlea Sir Riley Bear for a first place win and their first leg of Rally Excellent title following it with two more qualifying legs the next two days of a three day trial to finish their title!  Big congratulations for not only qualifying but placing each day!
Congratulations to Nancy and Terry Culley for Briarlea Ensign Ro Laren and her Novice Standard and Jumpers titles!
Congratulations to Briarlea Abbey and Briarlea Willow with Judy McPheeters for continuing on in agility and winning Open and Jumpers titles!
Congratulations go to Beth Leabch and Briarlea Tularosa Jewel for earning their AKC Rally Novice title in Colorado!  This Zonnetje daughter is the first of the year to finish a title! 


Congratulations to Nancy Eilks and Boomer (Briarlea Boomerang to Blackstone) for picking up WD points the first weekend of January at the St. Paul, MN show!  (General x Jesse) and then winning a 5 point major in March!  One more major and this big boy is finished!
And to Betsy Hadac's Stryker (Briarlea Common Virtue) on his debut, going first place for the blue from the puppy class at this same show!  (Toby x Ro)