Kimberlite Shepherds at Work and Play

 

This page is dedicated to the fantastic people who love their Kimberlite German Shepherds and make us proud every day!

Kimberlite's Etta James, also known as Ziva, earned her Rally Novice and Rally Advanced titles while still a puppy!  Congrats and Kudos to her owner and trainer Marty Kaplan!  AOE Chewie x DAE Abby, sister to Nina Simone and Dizzy Gillespie

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Kimberlite's Twist 'N Shout CD RE PT HSAs NAP NJP TC OFA H&E (Abby) earned her Novice Preferred Jumpers title in March 2013, adding to the remarkable string of titles after her name.  Abby is sired by AOE Sel. Ch. Mechanical Bull of Edan out of DAE Ch. Jerrwen's Southern Sky PT TC and is owned, trained and loved by Joye Evans.

 Abby is from our Summer 2007 litter.

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Kimberlite's Rock Island Line CD RE PT HSAs (Kovie) finished his Herding Started title on Oct. 8, 2011 at the Dogwood Rottie Trial.  A few weeks earlier he finished his Rally Advanced and now he's continued his winning ways by completing his Rally Excellent title in three straight trials.  Kovie is a bright boy who does well in all the venues he's tried.  He is sired by Ch. Mar Haven's Man In Black PT out of our Melana's Lovin' Scoopful RA.  He is owned, loved and trained by Ren Burnette.
 
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Kimberlite's Field of Diamonds CGC is Kovie's sister.  Hunter's main job is to be the constant companion of her owner, Anne Ballard though she has also had fun at learning tricks and enjoyed her first and only exposure to sheep.

Kovie, Hunter and my own Ch. Rose and Katy are from our June 2008 "Johnny Cash" litter.

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Kimberlite's Time Bandit TC is sired by Ch. Mar Haven's Last Cowboy Song PT HSAs (GV Army son) out of my precious Ch. Jerrwen's Southern Sky PT ("Sparkle"). "Jonathan" made his show debut at 6 months, earning Best Puppy and Best Opposite Puppy, and has 4 points towards his AKC Championship.   However his true calling may be as a Therapy Dog.  Congratulations to Jon's new owners, George and Alice Carnahan who are spoiling him like crazy!

Jonathan is from our August 2008 "Deadliest Catch" litter

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Ren Burnette is also the proud owner/trainer of Kimberlite's Ice Age RN, titled at 9 months old.  Icy is training in obedience, rally and herding.  She is sired by Inflight's Total Eclipse PT HSAs out of Melana's Lovin' Scoopful RA.
 
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Kimberlite's Cold Case RN is Icy's littermate.  "Dharma" is owned, trained and loved by Lisa Bacevic and is also in training for herding and conformation.  Lisa and Dharma are now competing in agility!

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Kimberlite's Cold War TC is another littermate, owned by Lillie Crowe and Phoenix Crowe.  "Russia" earned Best Adult in Match in March 2013 as well as being partner to Phoenix to earn Best Junior Handler.  Thanks to judge Pauline Moon.  Then in their first real show, Phoenix and Russia go all the way to Best of Breed and Amateur Owner Handler Group 4 at Atlanta KC on April 13, 2013 for their first point.  Thanks to judge Houston Clark.  We hope for a better photo soon.  Phoenix also won her Junior Showmanship class - Wow!
 

Icy, Dharma and Russia are from my January 2010 "Cold Freeze" litter.

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AKC CHAMPION Int Ch. Kimberlites Nighthawk Invasion of Windsong RN PT CA CGC and his owner CJ Lancaster-Bellinger started their roll in September 2011 with his CGC.  Then he earned his first herding title Oct 2011  with only limited training.  Then CJ found out about the latest AKC title opportunity for dogs, Coursing Ability Test.  So in November he qualified for his CA in a single weekend, the 6th GSD to earn this.  In December he earned two of three legs for a Rally Novice title with two 2nd places and he finished his RN in January 2012 with a first place win!  He started his conformation career with handler Lenny Brown who piloted him to 11 points/one major; and finished with two more majors handled by Joann Corbin.  What a great team - thank you, CJ, for all you do with Vader!  Vader is sired by Inflight's Total Eclipse PT HSAs out of Ch. Jerrwen's Southern Sky PT.  


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Kimberlites Arabian Night Princess HT PT CAA TT CGC is Vader's littermate.  She is co-owned by Lillie Crowe and Kimberly Benkiser.  Princess completed her second Herding title (PT) in late 2012.  Previously she earned 3rd place at the National in the first ever Long Coat competition.  Princess earned her Herding Tested and Coursing Ability (CA) titles in 2012. She also has two legs towards her RN title.  Princess completed her Coursing Ability Advanced (CAA) title this April.  Lillie's family also owns Kimberlite's Cold War TC, sister to Icy and Dharma above.

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Another littermate is Canadian Champion Kimberlite's Hot Summer Night, owned by Marie-France Brochu in Canada.  Logan completed his championship August 4, 2012 owner-handled.  Go Logan!  We hope to see Logan competing in the US as well as Specialing in Canada.

Vader, Princess and Logan are from my May 2010 "Night" litter.

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Finally - while titles are great and demonstrate the great relationship between a person and a dog - 

There is no better honor for a dog than being a best buddy to a family.

This is Major and his Best Friends Forever, Charlie and Max.

I don't think Major still fits on that chair!

 

Major is Abby's brother and lives with the Waldron family in Arizona.  The Waldrons loved Major so much that when they were ready for a second dog they chose Kimberlite's Holiday on Ice ("Gretchen") to come into their lives.  Gretchen is sister to Icy, Dharma, Onyx and Russia.  How cool that Charlie and Max are growing up with the love of German Shepherd dogs.  May they always be Best Friends Forever! 

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