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About Cullivoe Shelties

I started in shelties 32 years ago, when I received my first
sheltie as a gift.  I fell in love with the beauty, fun and
intelligence of the breed. I began showing when I was in college,
and loved showing and competing.  I didn’t have much time or
money to campaign a dog, but I attended the local shows as often
as I could.  In 1987, I purchased my first show bitch, a CH.
Legacy Midnight Hour daughter, putting minor points on her, but
her show career was cut short by pyometra.   In 1991, I took a
three year hiatus when my husband and I had twin boys. In 1995,
I finished my first sheltie.  While the boys were young, we only
had a few carefully planned litters.  After a few heartbreaking
setbacks in our breeding program, I took some time to
thoughtfully rebuild.   The year 2000 was a real turning point for
me when we had to say goodbye to our first champion, and
welcomed what would eventually become GCH. Cullivoe Ocean of
Blue, who produced BISS GCH Cullivoe Black Forest “Forrest” in
2003.  Forrest garnered 65 Best of Breeds, all owner handled, 7
of which were specialty BOBs, was nationally ranked in the top
10, and was invited to Eukanuba. My son, Brad, began showing in
2000 and later exhibiting in Junior Showmanship in mid 2001,
where he honed his skills as a handler. He qualified for Eukanuba
and other secondary competitions many times.  Always nationally
ranked, he and Fuji were a fantastic team. He aged out of Junior
Show in 2009. These past few years, we have finished two dogs,
and had a class placement with Reyland at the national in 2014.  I
continue to only have a few well-planned litters per year, as I
love judging, and am focusing more of my energies there right
now. I was listed in 2014 as a nominee to judge the 2017 ASSA