In Loving Memory

Highfields Winter Weather

"Badger"

3/6/1999 to 4/1/2011

By BIS/BISS Ch. Shadow Hills Air Force One (Boomer)
Out of Highfields Natures Showcase (Aspen).

It is with great sorrow that I report that on 4/1/2011 Badger went to the Rainbow Bridge after a brief  but debilitating illness. Badger was very special to me as I was to him. He bravely faced the challenges of his final illness and trusted me to help him, which I did as best I could. He is now in a "better place"

Rest well my special boy. You are loved and missed and certainly not forgotton.

 

Badger is a nice moving, moderate 15 3/4" blue merle with correct head planes and stop, a beautiful outline and untouched, natural ears.  I have recently added some pictures (at the bottom of the page) that give credibility to these claims.

Badger started his show career by going Winners dog at the SSC of SouthEast Florida Specialty  for 4 points. Many thanks to Gina Grosso for her always expert presentation, and Judge Rick Thompson for this exciting win, which is shown at the bottom of this page. In limited showing  Badger has 10 points. Due to personal circumstances,  Badger was retired from the show ring before he could finish.

He is:

CHIC Certified

OFA Excellent SS-9621E

Thyroid - Normal - OFA SS-TH81

Eyes Normal - CERF SS-4679 

vWD Clear - GeneSearch #5911

MDR1 - Gene Mutation - Normal/Normal

Badger is currently the sire of  three Champions and three others with points, which are listed below.  He does still have several other promising show prospects waiting in the wings for their time to be shown. These however are the last of his offspring as he had to have emergency surgery in October 2009 to remove a Calcium Oxalate stone that was totally obstructing his urethra and preventing any urine from passing. To remove the stone he had to be neutered.

We are very proud of Badgers' two sons out of Vankrols Showcase Signature, a Ch Golden Hylites the Phantom daughter:

CH Vankrols Grand Horizon (Sky)   ...  owned by Bob Henry and co-breeder Linda Vanderlaan and finished at age 2 with three majors.

Highfields Wayward Wind CD  (Spats)   ...    pointed - owned  by me and co-bred by Linda Vanderlaan and myself

And Badgers daughter out of JusDandy My Fair Lady:

CH JusDandy Twila Devine (Twila)    ...     owned by Claudia Frank of JusDandy Shelties and Border Collies and co-bred by  Joanne Killeen and Claudia Frank.. Twila is OFA Excellent and finished her Championship with two 5 point Specialty majors!. She can be seen on my Puppy page along with the rest of her multi talented littermates. She is the Dam of two Champions so far, which can be seen on my puppy page.

Not to be outdone by Twila's accomplishments are her littermates in the performance venues (listed alphabetically by call name):

CT Lochinvar Night Moves GN, UD, RN  (Seger ) ...  one of only 4 tracking Champions in the history of the breed. He was also the 35th TDX in breed history. These amazing feats were accomplished by the hard work, love and determination of his owner, Linda Baschnagel of Smithville, Mo. In Obedience and Rally he also has his AKC Graduate Novice and Companion Dog Excellent and Rally Novice titles and is training for Utility,

MACH4 JusDandy Category Three  OF  (Trey...  a star in the Agility Ring - owned, loved  and trained by Charles and Melody Magin of Westminster, Md

MACH, UACH, UCDX JusDandy Will O the Wisp  CDX, MXF, RE, HSAs  (Whisper) ...  This multitalented boy is owned, loved and trained by his co-breeder, Joanne Killeen of Tampa, Fl. In 2011 he finished his MACH making this a 4 Champion litter. He and Joanne are working in Utility and as of August 2014, Whisper has 2 legs towards his UD!

More pointed Badger offspring, out of Vankrol's Tin Lizzy is:

Vankrols Midnight Blue - also called (Sky)  ...  7 points- bred by Linda Vanderlaan and Elizabeth Rines (now Harris) and owned and shown by John Gorbas and Gerry Lapagia.

And out of Vankrol Taegan (Rosie):

CH Highfields Winter Landscape (Caper)    ...     owned by me and co-bred by Linda Vanderlaan and myself. Finished with a 4 point specialty major under noted judge Charlotte Clem McGowan, owner handled from the bred by class.

In addition to the above, out of  "Facet" (Highfields Almost Winter, a Badger daughter and full sister to Caper),  sired by BISS CH Cameo Dreamchaser (multiple Champion producer):

CH Highfields Remember When (Denim)   ...   Bred by me and owned by myself and Ellen Brown Ragland .

 

Please visit my puppy page or their individual pages to see pictures of the above offspring

Updated April 2016

 

BADGER

7 weeks - Look how cute!

Waiting at Ringside

Show Win

Show Win

Badger and Kathy Dziegel

Specialty Reserve - Barbara Wright

 

BADGER and GINA

     

8 months old with Gina

Specialty Major - Judge Rick Thompson

 

Casual Show Shots      Photo Credits to Pix 'n Pages 2006

Casual Profile Shot

In the Ring with Cathy Smith

Gaiting  with Cathy

Sidegait

 

 

 

 

 

 

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