KARMA MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
(formerly Miniature Australian Shepherds)



Patchwork’s
Ripley Believe It Or Not CGC, MHIC, PJC,
CRNCL, CRAMCL, CRNT, CRECL, CRV,CRAT, CRB, CRS

DOB March 2, 2008
Black Tri Male
Eyes certified annually
Hips OFA Fair
Height 17 inches
PRA-PRCD: Negative
MDR1:Negative
NAMASCUSA # D08LP3497

Thank you Linda Perry Patchwork Farms Miniature Australian Shepherds



Well, "Believe It Or Not" has really proved to be the perfect name for our beautiful black tri male. He was born March 2, 2008 out of Ch Patchwork' Obadiah + Ch Bluegrass Gemini of Patchwork.

For the 2008 mini-aussie nationals Ripley was 6 months old. We went for the experience. And let us tell you did it ever happen!!.

Prior to the herding instinct test Ripley had never worked any type of livestock. I was glad to see that he really does have herding in his genes. He passed his M HIC title like a true aussie.

Ripley earned 3 first place ribbons in the Rally Obedience trial. This gave him the 3 legs needed to earn his PJC title: Puppy, Junior, Challenged.

Ripley placed 7th in the Aussie Olympics which requires each dog to compete in 3 different activities over the 4 days of the trial: herding, agility, rally obedience and conformation.

To finish off our 2008 season Ripley earned his CRNMCL title, Canadian Rally Novice Magna Cum Laude.

March 29, 2009 Ripley is now a member of St John's Pet Therapy Team. He can now join Cally on our weekly to the 2 long term care facilities.

May 24, 2009 Ripley received his Canadian Rally Obedience Advanced title, Magna Cum Laude, CRAMCL.

November 7th 2009, Ripley completed his CRNT title, Canadian Rally Novice Team. For Rally team you are partnered with another dog and handler. Each team must complete half of the
rally obedience course. For Rally Team Ripley has been working with his sheltie friend Finn for 3 first place runs, Way to go BOYS!!.

April 2010, At the young age of 2 Ripley has now completed his Canadian Rally Excellent title, Cum Laude CRECL. We can now start working on a bronze title.

August 26th 2010, Ripley's first litter with Cally produced 4 beautiful babies: 3 boys and 1 girl. You can check out their daughter Karmas Lil Miss Attitude on the home page soon. The rest of this beautiful litter are on the photo album page.

April 2011, I really can't say enough good things about Ripley. He has spoiled us with his biddability and easy going nature. Ripley's true love is anything that allows him to work near me. For fun we decided to complete our Rally Versatility title. This title tests each dog and handler on how well the dog can heel and work on both sides of the handler which was not a problem for this beautiful boy. He showed his true versatile nature and finished his title Canadian Rally Versatility CRV in 2trials.

June 2011, The boys did it again!!! We had a blast working with Finn and his handler Lora. The performance showed a great deal of enthusiasm and loads of team work. The newest title Canadian Rally Advanced Team CRAT makes 9 working titles for Ripley at only 3 years old.

April 12th, 2012, Easter weekend Ripley and Ruffian welcomed 4 beautiful tri babies into the world: 1 red tri female, 2 red tri males, and 1 black tri male. All pups are eager for whatever future plans their families have for agility, flyball, and therapy work!.

June 2012, Ripley has now completed a huge milestone in his rally obedience career needing 5 qualifying scores of 190 or higher in Advanced, Excellent, Versatility we recieved Our Canadian Rally Bronze Title CRB.

October 2012, After taking the summer off for puppy raising with Ruffian, relaxing, and some traveling Ripley managed another great trip to Kelowna were he recieved his Canadian Rally Silver title CRS. This title entails receiving Another 5 Qualifying scores of 190 or above in Advanced, Excellent, Versatility what a good way to finish off 2012.

Click on the link to watch Ripley in action http://youtube.com/watch?v=SfNX9kAgBA0
 


KARMA MINIATURE AMERICAN SHEPHERDS
WillowBrook Farms - Oliver, BC, Canada _ V0H 1T0 _ (250) 498 - 5526 _ karmaminiamericanshepherds@telus.net