2016-First show of the Year at Halifax Kennel Club we took one of our just 7 mth old puppies to her first set of shows. She thrilled us by taking WB and BP 3 out of 4 shows, a BPIG as well as going all the way to BOB, a Group 3 and BPIS she is Bannerstone Highcroft Spirit a repeat breeding between Brisco and Treasure will post picture on Young Hopefuls when it arrives. She now needs only 3 pts to obtain her Can Ch God Willing. Special thank you to Judge Heather Latchford for the Group placement and BPIS and the sense of humor with our very animated youngster handled by Good Friend Beth Rutherford and also by Lisa Dahr both Ladies did a fantastic job which we so appreciate.
2015-We are hoping for a repeat of this breeding in July but at this moment only God knows as xray has not been done yet
The Collie Community in the Maritimes pulled together and hosted a booster under CCC at Cobequid Dog Shows with Jim Fredricksen judging and everyone was happy we were blessed with Grandpoints on Liam and in two weekends he earned his Grand Championship and due to his BIS is eligible for Grand Excellent but again another who needs to change his wardrobe.
We watched our puppies grow until 4 mths due to new regulations to cross the border and then took two of the blue girls to the USA and new owners. The first to finish was Highcroft Bannerstone SeaShore aka "Ocean" at 10 mths handled/coowned by Leslie Jeszewski with Dr Bill Brokken. The second girl was here at home with us a tri Bannerstone Highcroft SeaShine aka "Sara Jane" who also finished at 10 mths both girls had group placements and Puppy in Group wins and Specialty wins for Ocean. A third blue girl Bannerstone's SeaMist aka "Sailor" is pointed at StoneHaven Collies and the fourth girl hitting the show ring ran out of time and is waiting on wardrobe change. She is blue and is Bannerstone Highcroft SeaSmoke pictured on Young Hopefuls page.
2014-July 6th, 2014 Highcroft Rockwood Shared Treasure aka "Treasure" presented us with 5 girls 3 blue and 2 tri sired by Brisco we feel very blessed.
April 25th Bannerstone's SaltWater Taffee aka "Seven" showed she could count to 8 and presented us with a beautiful healthy litter of 4 sables and 4 tris details on litter page. Sire is Am major ptd Can Ch Eastleigh Night Circus. First litter for both so will really enjoy watching them grow and develop.
At the FCI shows in Truro Can Ch Bannerstone Feoras ImpishDebut CGN, RN under the leadership of her co owner Jerrica Farrell received her FCI Championship and leg towards Elite with 4 Excellents. Also Cormic Can Ch Bannerstone's Golden Nimbus received his Versatility title.
April off to CCA with Brisco and he picks up a Class placement again behind the beautiful blue who went on to be WD. We were thrilled with the lovely comments and compliments received on our boy in search of those last pts.
Feb Collie Club of CT Brisco repeats his win of WD and picks up another 4 pt major. Just minors needed now.
The same weekend at Halifax Kennel Club Liam picks up a Group 3rd and 4th.
2013-Lunenburg Kennel Club we were not in attendance but Jerrica Coady Farrell of Feoras Collies let us know that she put a CGN on Cormic and Echo way to go Jerrica!
Tantramar Kennel Club Shows on Saturday in the am show Liam again took a Group 1 and BPIG and in the afternoon Show he took his 3rd Group 1st and BPIG and went all the way to BIS and BPIS this honor was bestowed on us by Joan Beech and his second Group 1st by her husband Mel Beech we are extremely grateful for this recognition. So the young lad at 8mths finished with 3 Group 1sts, 4 BPIG, 2 BPIS and a BIS what a thrill for us.
Dartmouth Kennel Club shows saw Liam take WD/BOW for his major and first points and BPIG his second show saw Liam take BOB, Group 1st, BPIG and BPIS for a 5 point day.
Cobequid shows were a learning experience for Liam at all breed level he was a trooper and potential crowd pleaser as he is animated.
Liam started his show career in March at the Collie Club of Me Specialty at 6 mths to the day he loved it and was in consideration for RWD to his sire.
Brisco went out for a day to Cobequid Dog Show in Truro and picked up a BOB and a Group 2nd.
Brisco attended the Collie Club of Maine Specialty and was graciously awarded WD/BOW for his second major from Judge Janet Hitt which we were thrilled to receive!
Bannerstone Rosepoint Envision made his first trip to USA since his debut at CCA 2012 at the CT Specialties in Feb. We were thrilled on Saturday under Sally Futh who braved the weather to fill in for Anne Cross as she honored us with WD, BOW, BOV, and BOB for a 5 point major. The next day he received RWD under Krista Hansen who also stood in for Linda Robbins-we thanks these judges and the kind folk at the Snowbound shows. Brisco was beautifully presented by Paul Capobianco and Steve Barger.
2012-2013NBKC Sunday show saw our Temperance attend her second show and she finished her Can Ch with a Group 4th in her summer pj's we very pleased to finally call her Ch Bannerstone's Temperance.
Can Ch Bannerstone Rosepoint Envision made his debut as a Special in Canada at Dartmouth Kennel Club on the weekend and took a Group 2nd under Mr James Reynolds breeder/owner handled, our English Cocker Brasswinds In Like Flynn picked up his major and is halfway to his Championship shown by Allison Foley so a great weekend!
Can Ch Bannerstone Rosepoint Envision made his US debut at the CCA held in Oaks PA and took 2nd in his class to the Open Blue merle dog who went on to be WD we were thrilled by the wonderful reception his received.
In Like Flynn our English Cocker made his show debut at Cobequid Dog Club in
March and after the excitement wore off the first day managed to get his first
point going WD/BOS and all the way to BPIG thanks to Leading Edge Dog Show
Company for helping us as we were attending Carrie & Phil's fabulous Wedding so
a great weekend had by all.
2011-2012 Bannerstone's Temperance made her show debut at the Island Dog show this weekend-October 28-30th,2011. She won BOB for 3 of the 4 shows and WB/BOS for the fourth as well as picked up a Group 4th and came home with 9 pts and we are so grateful and thankful to the Judges as Tempie is out of coat so won on her own virtues for sure. Next wardrobe will see her looking for that last point. Shown by Brian all 4 shows the day after he got out of hospital- a loyal owner handler :)
Megan second appearance at NBKC was under Judge Jim Frederiksen who we thank for bestowing a Group 2nd and a very special gift from the CCSSA for its booster. We are very grateful to all for your compliments and the Maritime Rep for CCSSA Sherry Arsenault for such lovely prizes. Pictures will be up as soon as they arrive.
We attended NBKC shows in August with Can Ch Highcroft Mischief A Foot aka Megan in her summer wardrobe and under Judge Aldon Garland she picked up a Group 3 for which we are very gratefful.
We are pleased to welcome a new addition from Highcroft Collies and thank Don & Leslie for our lively little tri girl Poppy. It will be fun to watch her grow and her first week she managed at 12 weeks to win a Best In Match and a Reserve Best in Match two weeks later than the ganglies hit so we will now continue handling classes as all comes back together for her with maturity.
2010-2011 Bannerstone's Frontpage Blues also picked up WB and another set of points at Moncton Dog Show the final one of the season so she will be back out when she coats up for her final pts.
In between these two littermates visits to the ring their brother Rosept Bannerstone Encore finished his Am. Ch and came home to us in the Fall to hopefully coat up enough for the shows in 2011 in Canada. Huge thank you to co breeder Amy Gau for her delivery of Corey to Winnipeg Manitoba for the flight home with a Cat Judge friend-animal folk are terrific.
Bannerstone Rosepoint Envision took WD/BOW/BOB one day in Truro at the Fall shows and then on to the shows in Prince Edward Island whereby he lost his heart to a friend's gorgeous little sable girl and announced to the world from the ring. He did manage to get it together enough the second day to earn WD/BOS to his new found love and on the third day earned BOB and a Group 3rd to round out his four weekend Championship. He has been proven in the whelping box at Seawhisper where a stellar litter of tri and blue roughs was born July 17th 2010. These pups will make their debut this Spring at the shows.
Bannerstone's FrontPage Blues aka Paige took BOB at Truro Shows piloted by her devoted owner Natalie Worth.
Meanwhile in California at the Collie Club of America National Brisco's brother Rosept Bannerstone Encore aka Corey won the 12-18 mth class at the National and has one of his majors as well as some minor pts. We were thrilled for Amy Gau and of course for Colm X Holly.
Bannerstone Rosepoint Envision aka Brisco our Colm X Holly blue son was entered only on Sunday of Pictou shows and it was his second time at a show but he definitely loves the whole scene like his Daddy. He took BOB, Group 1 and RBIS under Avery Gaudin who we are most grateful too for the honor.
Along about this time we received a call from CKC telling us that when they told me in October that Megan had 3 pts going back to the show ring they were wrong she only had 2 so we had to finish her for the second time but they would not take away her big wins as she was entered in the classes so her NUMBER 4 Collie in Canada was saved if we went out for one more point. We entered Pictou Kennel Club and prayed she would hold coat. She took BOB and Group 3rd and is now really Can Ch Highcroft Mischief A Foot under Doug Gaudin to whom we are most grateful.
The show season this year has begun with our dear Megan attending the Collie Specialties in New England in Feb. She was shown by one of our own Natasha Holowaty who did a fabulous job and was taken down with our own Beth Rutherford along with Caylea. Caylea picked up a 4 pt major and Megan was pulled for winners and or went second in class to the BOV winner so a wonderful start for her. She then went to ME Specialty with Beth Rutherford and Jill Nickerson and again was in the top 3 both shows in an absolutely beautiful line up of Rough girls. Caylea won her smooth class in ME as well.
2009-2010 The HeartBreak for us is the Hole in our Hearts left by BISS 2003 CCC National Winner Am/Can Ch Bannerstone's Midnite Spectre aka COLM who we lost to stomach cancer at 10 years young. I miss him more everyday as I see his last litter mature with glimpses of himself and his true Collie Temperament and Movement.
A synopsis of the past year saw us have a beautiful litter sired by our Colm out of Am Ch Can Ptd Rosepoint Winterfest aka Holly Jan 28, 2009. These puppies are all in their new homes and Holly's co owner/co breeder Amy Gau taking three of the litter home to Mn. The two boys Amy kept tri Corey and blue Tyler have both been to shows and have started on their minor pts at the tender of age of 6 months. Our blue boy Brisco at his first show in October took back to back BPIG and his first minor points at Cobequid Dog Show. The blue bitch in the litter Paige owned by close friend Natalie Worth took BOB and BPIG in November at Moncton Kennel Club shows. We are very proud of these youngsters and look forward to their future.
In April at Pictou Kennel Club our Colm X Megan son Cormic took a BOB, Group 1 to finish and followed up with Group 2 the next day for insurance so is now Can Ch Bannerstone's Golden Nimbus. Cormic is now co owned with our dear friend Jerrica Coady Farrell who loves this new addition to the family.
Our Highcroft Mischief A Foot aka Megan 3 years to the day of breaking her leg went back to the show ring in Truro and took Breed from the classes and then on to PEI shows where she took BOB all 3 shows she was entered in, over the largest collie classes we had been blessed with all season. She also took Group 2nd and two Group 3rds one at the Maritime Group Seven Specialty and her son Cormic went BOS to her all three shows.
Our co bred litter with Mary Niezgocki of Charizma Collies in Mn also has seen some success in the showring with our own Bannerstone N Charizma O'Rauri aka Rory obtaining a BOB and BPIG at Canning show and Drew Dowling in Alaska picked up his boy's first major as did Mary with her first of two she kept Charizma's Crown Royale aka Dealer so another fine start to a promising litter.
Beth Rutherford has been out with her smooth girl Caylea an Am/Can Ch Seawhisper The Mystic daughter out of Am Ptd Charizma's Summer Breeze and has placed in Group consistently and gone on to a Group 1 and BPIS at Moncton shows. At the Atlantic Top Dog Awards dear Caylea took Group 1 and we were all thrilled.Two other littermates that are rough are awaiting their turn too start with us.