Valubal Tumbleweed Expresion


Merlot is a dream come true. He was special, right from the day he was born and exhibits wonderful traits from both his sire and dam. His temperament is typical Valubal and Tumbleweed - very easy going, extremely confident in the show ring, a delight to travel with, and just enough "puppy" to keep us on my toes!!

Merlot began his show career at exactly 6 months of age by winning 6 points, a group 4th and Best Puppy in Show his first weekend out. On Merlot's second show weekend at 8 months of age, he finished his Canadian championship. Merlot was shown from May to November, 2008 when he turned one year old. He collected more wins than any other sheepdog puppy I have shown:
33 Best Puppy in Group
10 Best Puppy in Show
3 Group firsts
8 Group 2nds
8 Group 3rds
6 Group 4ths

Additionally, Merlot was Winners Dog and Best Puppy in Specialty at BOTH the American and Canadian National specialties. He also won the Old English Sheepdog Club of America Annual Match.

In November, right after his first birthday, Merlot was awarded Best Bred by Exhibitor in Show in Brandon, Manitoba. That was a very exciting win for me. Merlot finished his puppy year as #4 Old English Sheepdog in Canada.
Merlot is enjoying his retirement with Brendan, Christa, their son Noah and his sheepdog buddy Geno in Regina.

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