Multi-Group Placing, Multi-Regional and National Specialty AOM, BISS Ch.X BorderIsle Charmed By Ewe, HSAs, HIAs, HTAD-1,2s, HRD-1s, STDs, RHIT

Ch. Outburst Watch Me Stalk Ewe X BISS Ch. Tainsh's A Toast to Ewe
Bred by Zane and Marilyn Sullivan & Robert Tainsh, M.D., and exclusively owner-handled in all endeavors.

(OFA #BCO-6076E28F-PI Excellent, #BCO-EL912F28-PI Normal; CERF BCO-3259/2011-45 Clear; Optigen CEA Carrier, Optigen CL Normal, TNS Carrier)

Sadie is a truly exceptional Border Collie, and a terrific companion dog. She is the queen of my heart and our home. Along with striking good looks and superior conformation, she has a fantastic want-to-please, always attentive attitude and is a natural show dog. She is an avid competitor in any event, and is the sort of dog that doesn't merely retrieve the ball or Frisbee, she has to do it with style and flair, and at top speed. She has natural athletic ability with impeccable timing and coordination, and a never quit work ethic.
Sadie is19 ¾" tall and weighs in at a fit 38#. She has the full complement of large teeth and a deep scissor bite. She is an easy keeper and the picture of health since the day I picked her up in Missoula, MT. She is the only female in a litter of 6, and has 3 brothers who were shown to their Championships, finishing easily by 1 yr.

See more photos of Sadie here.

Here are some of Sadie's career highlights:

GCH title spring of 2011

AOM 2010 BCSA National Specialty, Crufts Qualified 2011-2012, thank you to long-time UK breeder-judge Kathie Kinton, Kinnaway Border Collies, Northhamptonshire, for finding a completely uncoated Sadie among the largest entry of Border Collies at any US National.

AOM 2010 BCCGLA Regional Specialty, thank you to long-time breeder-judge Kelly Whiteman of Bonni-Dune Border Collies

BOS 2009 BCCGLA Regional Specialty, thank you to long-time Texas breeder-judge Barbara Palmer of Blue Chip Border Collies

AOM 2008 BCCGLA Regional Specialty, thank you to world-renowned breeder-judge Helena Fitzgerald, Borderfame Kennels, Perth, Australia

BISS 2006 BCCGLA Regional Specialty, thank you to judge Peri Norman

HIAs title with 2nd place & 5th places, Spring Chute Out, and 3rd leg & title at the 2008 BCCGLA Spring trial as well as 2 HSBs legs with 2nd & 5th placements and High Scoring Ch. of Record.

Feb., 2008 Wags for Wishes herding trial
HTAD-2 title with a 1st place

BOB & Herding Group 3, Kachina KC, 10/15/07. Sadie's very first show back from maternity leave resulted in a BOB & Group 3!! Thank you breed and group judge Monica Canestrini for the wonderful placement and the lovely comments!

March 18, 2007, litter whelped to Imp. HC Shep, HXAs, HIBs, HXBd of Rising Sun Farms, 3 males 2 females 

2006 Rankings

#15 Canine Chronicle Breed Ranking

#16 Canine Chronicle All-Breed Ranking

#13 in the 2006 Eukanuba Top 25.

Titles earned:

STDs, HRD-1s, HTAD-1s, HSAs and RHIT

HTAD-1s with a 1st & 2nd placements

HRD-1s with a 1st and 4th placements

HSAs in 3 trials, with a 5th place and a score of 96, a second leg just out of the ribbons with a score of 91, and finished her title with a score of 86, 2nd place, and Reserve High in Trial. WOW! I am very proud of our accomplishments, especially for a green dog and a first-time handler!

BISS  2006 BCCGLA Specialty Show
A huge thank you to Judge Peri Norman and the Border Collie Club of Greater Los Angeles! What a thrill to win BOB at the same Specialty where two years earlier Sadie finished her Ch. Sadie followed her 2006 BCCGLA BISS with BOB & Herding Group 3 the following day at San Gabriel Valley Kennel Club. Many thanks to Breed and Group Judge Wendy Willhauk!

ASCA Started Trial Dog title on sheep.

WB, 5 pts., new Ch., 2004 BCCGLA Specialty. Sadie finished her Ch. undefeated from the 6-9 class, in 5 shows (3 weekends) with 4 straight majors (4,3,3,5), and 2 BOB. Her dam, BISS Ch. Tainsh's A Toast to Ewe (Corky) was a Pedigree Top producer in 2004, with four out of six in Sadie's litter finishing that year.