Shepherd's Way
Honey Herding

HTCH Peaslee's Honey, HRD IIIs, RLF IIIs, HTAD IIIsd, HTD IIId, OFD

Honey was out of Brighton's second litter, born in November 2002. She was a beautiful dog --fast, sensitive, and extremely devoted, quite literally an "English Shadow". She was both eager to work livestock and willing to take direction; she was the first English Shepherd recognized as a herding trial champion by AHBA (her son Tupelo was the second), with five advanced level herding titles (HRD IIIs, HTAD IIIsd, RLF IIIs, HTDIIId), as well as an open level Farm Dog title from ASCA. More intense and quick to respond than her pack-mates, handling Honey required clarity and consistency. Given that, she had the ability to be exceptional. She was very talented, she wanted to please, and she had a lot of heart. Although she was a sensitive dog, Honey never quit in the face of adversity.

Honey was a very expressive dog; there was never any secret as to what she was thinking -- which made her a very entertaining companion. Honey felt and responded to her environment with intensity, whether she was chasing a squirrel or rolling in perfume that drifted onto the floor.

Honey retired from breeding after producing two litters -- one by Sandi Thomas' Boston and one by Sarah Budde's Cash. Scroll down for more photos and her pedigree. Links below to a few more pages with information and memories:
Hiking on Dog Mountain in the Columbia river gorge
2009 article about Honey published in the AHBA newsletter

Health:
Hips & eyes: OFA good, PennHIP DI=0.43/0.48, and a normal CERF evaluation (eyes).
DNA Testing - Normal/ Clear for 162 genetic diseases included in the Cornell University research panel
Honey's genetic profile is online here: Embark Genetic Testing
Inbreeding: measured homozygosity based on >200,000 DNA markers = 6%


Pedigree

Sire
Partlow's Buddy II
Sire
Partlow's Rusty
Sire
Partlow's Bozo
Sire
Partlow's Bobby
Dam
Partlow's Pupper
Dam
Partlow's Peachie
Sire
unknown
Dam
unknown
Dam
Brink's Molly
Sire
Martin's Brownie
Sire
Beebe's Buster Butch
Dam
Martin's Miss Abigail
Dam
Martin's Ginger
Sire
Owen's (Butcher's) Sam Odie
Dam
Owen's Ginger of Jericho
Dam
Peaslee's Brighton
Sire
Barker's Jack of All Trades
Sire
Lundgress' Our Royal Lad
Sire
Lane's Last Chance
Dam
Lane's Royal Lady
Dam
Pyke's Chassy
Sire
Butcher's Sam Odie
Dam
Butcher's Foothill Lady
Dam
Barker's Mersey
Sire
Ellerbruch's Boomer
Sire
Ellerbruch's Jake
Dam
Martin's Lucy II
Dam
Ellerbruch's Missy
Sire
Oney's Butch
Dam
Carolina Jazz

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Pictures

Honey Face

Honey Stride Eye

Heading cow

Ducks

Face Snow

barnyard

Pups Angel

ewe flock