Shepherd's Way

Peaslee's Howell the Good (aka Howie), HTAD IIIs, HRD IIIs, HTD IId, HTD Is, JHDsg, ORT bca, CGC

Howie is from Belle's third litter, sired by Summer & Travis Banks' Cody, born in April 2014.

Howie combines strong working drive with a clear head and biddability. As a pup, I watched the easy-going, adaptable Howie lead the puppy pack when I took his litter on field trips. New environments, new people, sheep, ducks, chickens -- he greeted all with interest and unwavering (but not heedless) confidence. Howie tagged along to sheep camp in July, a scent detection workshop in August, a Larry Painter (herding) clinic in September... nothing fazed him. He has continued to demonstrate intelligence, enthusiasm for work, and a steady temperament in training and has earned started, intermediate & advanced titles on three different herding trial courses as well as a "canine good citizen" certification and beginning Nosework titles (ORT on all three scents).

Howie is registered with UKC. His sire, Cody, was from Robert Cook, who bred working English Shepherds in Ohio for over 30 years. Cody's mother, Annie, is credited with saving Mr. Cook's life late one night, after he was knocked to the ground by an aggressive bull. Many of Mr. Cook's dogs were registered with IESR. Unfortunately, it is not possible to retrieve those records so there are gaps in Howie's registered pedigree.

Health testing:

Hips - OFA Good and PennHIP DI = 0.32 / 0.35, no degenerative joint disease
DNA tests - Normal/clear for PRA-prcd, CEA, MDR-1, and DM (degenerative myelopathy)
Coat color genetics - Ay at, B B, D D, E e, K k, S S - (ie, does not carry brown, dilute, or piebald alleles; does carry sable/fawn allele)


Herding Titles:

HTAD III - sheep ~ Herding Trial Arena Dog III, is an advanced title on an arena course consisting of take pen/ gather, fetch, drive, obstacles, hold, sort, repen

HRD III - sheep ~ Herding Ranch Dog II, is an advanced title on a ranch course including gather, drive, pen work, obstacles, a sort and controlled movement.

HTD I - sheep ~ Herding Trial Dog I, is a started title on the trial course consisting of an outrun, lift, fetch, panel obstacles & pen

JHD - sheep and goats ~ Junior Herd Dog is a pre-trial class for dogs just starting out; video of Howie's first test -- he's an enthusiastic boy!




Pedigree

Sire
Banks' Cody Boy
OFA good
Sire
Biberstine's Shep

Sire
Shininger's Buddy
Sire
Wilson's Humma Buddy Allen
Dam
Shininger's Vickey
Dam
Bucher's Mindy
Sire
Shininger's Brandy
Dam
Shininger's Bailey
Dam
Cook's Annie
owned by Robert Cook, Paulding, OH
Sire

Sire

Dam

Dam

Sire

Dam

Dam
Peaslee's Sunshine Daydream
OFA good/ PennHIP 0.37/ 0.45
Sire
Jarratt's Dallas
OFA fair
Sire
Jennifer's (Jarratt's) Russell
OFA good
Sire
Jennifer's Nipper
Dam
Jarratt's Tonda
Dam
Stegall's China Doll
Sire
Stegall's Golden Reveille
Dam
Godwin's Crystal Bell
Dam
Peaslee's Penelope Ravenpaw
OFA excellent/ PennHIP 0.33/ 0.38
Sire
It'za Demost Happy Fella
PennHIP 0.22/ 0.30
Sire
Kaschak's Brandy
Dam
It'za High Sheriff Naomi Mohns (OFA good)
Dam
Peaslee's Brighton
OFA fair/ PennHIP 0.43/ 0.48
Sire
Barker's Jack of all Trades
Dam
Barker's Mersey

This pedigree page was built for free at SitStay.com



Pictures

December 2016


April 2017 (3 years old)

January 2017 - Snow Walk


Aril 2016 - 2nd Birthday






And, a quieter moment (curled up under my desk)


Proud Puppy... earned "Ming" award for High Combined started dog in 2016 St Paddy's ranch dog trial (3 day event)


Howie at one year


9 months


Howie's first Halloween


First Grade Graduation


Crazy Puppy Ears