September 2017: It is with great pleasure that I announce that Linda Minazzi and Jacob completed his MACH. he is now MACH: Lockehill Cowboy Casanova MX MXS MXJ MJB NF CGC Am I proud...you bet!
The shelties all celebrated his big win with a group photo. On the table from left to right is Megan, her mother Jolene, and her grandmother Lovey.
In the grass from left is Emily (Lockehill Emily My Love NA OAJ), Holly (Lockehill Hollywood Cowgirl NA NAJ AXP MJP NFP CGC) and MACH Jacob
Jacob & Jolene are littermates from Lovey's first litter by Ch Prairie Chosen Legaxy. Holly and Megan are litter sisters and daughters of Jolene and Ch Macdega Allegiance. Emily is Jolene's daughter by Chateau Kismet Carry On Atwater.
Jacob is the second MACH for his dam Lovey.
September 5, 2017
Lockehill Summer's Song NAJ, NF "Caitlyn"
Caitlyn competed this past weekend at Red Dirt in Oklahoma. Three Q's, three first place and her Novice title in Fast. She is my speed demon. I'm trying to keep up. First competition since March. Had to have surgery and this was our first trial back. Such a good girl!
Caitlyn is Serena's litter sister and a full sibling to my new litter.
March 11, 2017:
MACH5 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte MXS MJC
Ellie is now a MACH5 WOW!!!
She and Chris have made a solid team and now at ten years old, she has started to work toward a PACH.
Her cousin "Aedan", Lockehill Aedan Kristofer Bronte will be a MACH soon and then there is "Ayra Rose" Lockehill Ayra Rose Bronte, the little upstart coming in the wings.
Looks like another Lockehill threesome headed for the stratosphere
Lockehill Summer's Song NAJ "Caitlyn"
October 2. 2016: Pat writes " Caitlyn is making us proud! 3rd competition and she brings home her novice jumpers title. "
July 3, 2016 : Pat Knutson sent these photos of Caitlyn (Serena's litter sister) after she took first place in her first competition. She got her first Q and first place in Noveice Jumpers.
Looks like the new kid on the block is going to be a great competitor....well done Pat and Caitlyn.
November 16, 2015 Chris writes: "Ellie and Aedan have been representing Lockehill Kennels well. Aedan is getting faster and improving with every trial. He is now in Masters Jumpers and Standard. In fact, he only needs 3 more qualifying runs in both to get his Masters titles. Ellie is also getting faster as she ages. She only needs 9 more double Q's to get her MACH 5, plus Ellie has qualified for the AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa OK. This past weekend Ellie and Aedan competed in a USDAA trial. It's been 3 years since Ellie last competed in USDAA and it was Aedan's first time. They each did very well. Even though Aedan got only 1 Q,and first place, he ran very well and only had slight issues (dropped first bar, missing dogwalk contact) that prevented more. What was really impressive is that he, and Ellie, mainly competed in the tournament classes and Aedan held his own. Ellie had a really good trial. She came away with a 2nd place in Steeplechase, a 3rd in Grand Prix, and qualified in the Biathlon. She was the only 14' dog that qualified."
October 12-18, 2015
Lockehill Hollywood Cowgirl, OAP OJP CGC "Holly" with JR Minazzi and Lockehill Cowboy Casanova, MX MXJ CGC "Jacob" with Linda Minazzi
Jacob ran October 15-18 (only masters class ran Thursday the 15th). He got a qualifying run (and 2nd place) in masters standard on Thursday earning him a bronze title. On Saturday he got a qualifying run in masters jumpers. Earned a total of 20 points towards his MACH.
October 11, 2015
Lockehill Celtic Fire OA OAJ OF "Sigheag"
USDAA: SPR, NADAC-O-NJC NAC
Photo of Sidheag running like a happy girl.
Robert Stewart writes: "She's getting there, a bit slower than I'd like, but, it's the old adage, slow and steady wins the race. If she does make it to MACH, it will in many respects mean more to me than all the accomplishment of the other dogs in my life. To that end once she gets AX and AXJ, we're dropping into preferred, since realistically, it might take a while. and that 8" jump height may well be our friend in the long haul. Yes, I do get frustrated, but try to never let her know it. and celebrate every victory and step forward!"
May 11, 2015:Ellie is now MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte!
May 11, 2015: MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte, MXC, MJB2 "Ellie"shown on left and Lockehill Aedan Kristofer Bronte AX, AXJ is on the right.
Christ writes: " Now introducing MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte! We had a couple of hiccups along the way but this past weekend Ellie earned her MACH4 title. She actually had a great weekend. Ellie qualified four runs out of four. Earning two 5th places and two 3rd places. Aedan also got a Q on Saturday earning a 2nd place in jumpers.
Ellie is Lovey's daughter and Adean is Carrie's son.
MACH3 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte MXS MJC
Yes that is a smug look on Ellie's face....why not, just completed her MACH3 this weekend.
Chris writes " Well, my little girl did it. Ellie got her MACH 3. When a couple of people asked me how old she was it made me think back on how far we have come. It seems like just yesterday I was introducing Ellie to agility, now she has her third MACH. How time flies. Ellie is well on her way for MACH 4. She has 512 points and 2 double Q's. I have attached a picture of Ellie with her ribbon. I have also attached a picture of Aedan with his littermate, Buddy. He really loves Buddy. Aedan gets Buddy about once a day and carries him around the house."
Lockehill Cowboy Casanova NA, NAJ, OA, OAJ, and owner Linda Minazzi
Ch Prairie Chosen Legaxy x Lockehill Careless Love
Linda and her boy Jacob (left) entered their first AKC Agility event March 17 & 18, 2012 at the Hays County Civic Center. He was entered in two events on Saturday, and two events on Sunday. Saturday he qualified first place in Jumpers, and Sunday he qualified second place in Jumpers and first place in Standard. As you can see Linda is quite please with their first attempt and so am I! Way to go Linda and Jacob. And thank you JR for the great picture of your wife and Jacob. Bet you are proud of them both.
Nov 2, 2012 Jacob (right) placed first, and titled in Jumps with weaves in open class to get his OAJ. On Oct. 13th, Jacob placed first, and titled in Standard in open class to get his OA. He is now in Excellent A class for both Jumpers and standard.... I would say it was a great first year in this game!
MACH 2 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte, "Ellie"
Ch Stonerhaven Samurai x Lockehill Careless Love
Chris sends news on Ellie's 2011 year; " Well, another years has past and our little girl had a great year. Ellie is a healthy happy sheltie who has improve in the Agility ring all year. The result of all our work is her getting her MACH 2 this past weekend. Yes that's right, Ellie's official name is now MACH 2 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte. In addition, she has consistently placed top 5, taking some 1st places along the way. We are very proud of her and are looking forward to this year."
This is fabulous news! When Ellie was a wee baby, she was called "Peanut" because she was so small. She is a litter sister to Sabrina, who is just oversize. Ellie was not able to compete for dinner with her littermates and began to fade. She needed some intensive care so she joined Summer's younger litter at the Hemenway's home and thrived with the younger less agressive pups and with Dan's watchful support. I do not know what I would have done without Dan Hemenway who is the best nurse on the planet!
MACH Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte,"Ellie"
Ch Stonerhaven Samurai x Lockehill Careless Love
Ellie is a small sheltie, perfect for agility. Sondra and Chris Schaible tell me that Ellie is competing in agility and steeplechase and is enjoying the fun. Ellie has her Starters, Gamblers, and Snookers titles in USDAA
October 2009 and Ellie is still knocking them dead, taking many more first place wins. Ellie now has her first 11 points toward her MACH. Way to go Chris and Ellie. It was published June 2010 that Ellie obtained her MXJ title and she is still racking up those DQ,s!
October 2010, Ellie has qualified for the Sheltie Nationals and will be competing there. She is closing in on her MACH and looks to be the first MACH for Lockehill. I am so proud of Sondra and Chris to take their first agility dog all the way.
Ellie and Chris did it! she is now a MACH !
Pandra's Kismet Kate, CD
Katie was trained and ready for Open, my goal was three straight legs when a thougthless instructor Proofed her and she began to refuse for fear of failure. I could never get her confidence back.
Katie flamed the competition in my soul and began my sheltie addiction.
Chosen Legacy of Lockehill, CD
Darn, sure wish I was still that skinny!