Introducing Grit...

DOB: November 21, 2016
What can I say about this boy. From the time he was just a wee puppy in the whelping box, he made it clear we had a connection and that he was here to stay. Laser focus, ready for anything at the drop of a hat, open and kind to all other beings and so much heart. And crazy athletic! Grit was and is everything I'd hoped for from Proof's last litter. There is nothing I've asked of him that he hasn't been willing to do. We started out with strong foundations for sports, mostly flyball and disc and a touch of agility, but I quickly changed gears when he was about a year old and decided to dive headfirst into learning about sheep herding. Grit was sent off to training with Norm Close for four months and returned with a solid understanding of all the basics. On sheep, and like most things he does in life, he mostly works in fast forward, and he was not the easiest dog for me to begin with because my brain didn't compute fast enough to keep up most of the time. Needless to say, we fumbled our way through things and have managed to put a few novice trials under our belt. If we never did anything competitive again, I'd still love this dog more than words can say. He is as loyal and devoted as they come and makes me smile every day. 



ABCA 441205/AKC DN51677601 OFA Excellent, Shoulders normal CEA/DM/CM/IGS/MDR1 normal TNS carrier

Llanfarian Fleet (ISDS 376412)


OFA Good, CEA DNA Carrier, TNS Normal, IGS/SN Carrier

Jim (ISDS 277807) [Irl]


HD-A, CEA DNA Normal

5H Smokin' Gun FMX


CEA DNA Normal by parentage, OFA Excellent, TNS Carrier, IGS Normal ABCA 369729, AKC DN38477701

Hanson Jake ABCA 363627

OFA Good, CEA DNA Normal, TNS Carrier, B/W rough coated

Hanson Zac ABC 301792

Chris & Terry Hanson BC, Canada

Mik CBCA 3845

Jo Ann Zoerb AB, Cananda

Gyp CBCA 5614

Ian Zoerb AB, Canada

Hanson Teak CBCA 6275

CBCA 6275 Chris Hanson BC, Canada

Tuck CBCA 116635

Arlene Wiffen Vernon, BC

RKM Ellie AIBC 190311

Desmond Arens BC, Canada

@Imp Astra Style ISDS 277219/ ABCA 333914

ISDS 277219 & ABCA 333914 Joyce Heibertshausen B/W/T rough coat DNA Normal for CEA Hips OFA Good

Imp Cap ISDS 266571

Kelly Whiteman Indiana B/W/T rough DNA Normal for cea/cl & tns BVA 3:7

Dolwen Chips ISDS 194883

Miss J.P. Beale B/W/T rough 94/96 Int Driving Ch

Jill ISDS 245915

  1. Topley R Henderson Scotland

Astra Bute ISDS 248719

Rough b/w tri DOB 30/12/1999 Miss JP Beale

##Sweep ISDS 180949

R Henderson Scotland

Eryri Nan ISDS 214305

Miss JP Beale