Updates History

March 2009

Congratulations to owner Simone Rudolph...Mimi is now Ch Echowyn Remember Me!
Mimi finished with a 5 pt specialty major. We're very proud of this lovely biblack girl with the big side gait and wonderful temperament.

December 2008

2008 was a challenging year but I have much to be thankful for...especially my family and friends. I've lost several of my most treasured pets, but I am blessed to have had them in my life. Remember that every day is a gift, and a hug can't be wasted.

Time has has been in short supply this year so catching up the dog news...Mimi has finally put away her summer duds, and is ready to go out seeking that final major. This fall, Mimi, Tux and Cher all picked up points in their very limited outings. Emma was bred to Ch Kandisweet Crestar Phoenix and had a lovely litter of 3. I will be growing out a blue girls from that litter and there is a tri girl available to a pet home.

December 2008

2008 has been a challenging year but I have much to be thankful for...especially my family and friends. I've lost several of my most treasured pets, but I am blessed to have had them in my life. Remember that every day is a gift, and a hug can't be wasted.

Time has has been in short supply this year so catching up the dog news...Mimi has finally put away her summer duds, and is ready to go out seeking that final major. This fall, Mimi, Tux and Cher all picked up points in their very limited outings. Emma was bred to Ch Kandisweet Crestar Phoenix and had a lovely litter of 3. I will be growing out a blue girls from that litter and there is a tri girl available to a pet home.

July 2008

I love my senior dogs, we have a special bond, we have history and the serenity of no expectations...all the dreams have been chased. I wouldn't miss the time or the love they have given me.  This year has taken its toll as one by one, my old friends have left.  July 2nd, Ch Whisper  passed away at 14. On July 4th, much to our shock. Sarah unexpectedly passed away also.  Too many good-byes.

The world craves balance, so for happier news, we'd like to congratulate new Can Ch Glamoor Center Ice. Heidi is the second puppy from her litter to finish her Canadian championship. A third littermate, Cory (Glamoor No Reservations) recently won at the CSSA Regional Specialty in Thunder Bay and is lacking just 1 point for her title. Both puppies are bred/owned by Simone Rudolph.

June 2008

This has been a tough year here at Echowyn. We have lost another one of our sweet seniors. Echowyn Face Value has left us at the age of 15.  Our condolences to Tim Brezeale on the loss of Winston at age 14.

We are proud of the Aspen kids in Canada. Cynder finished in fine fashion totally owner handled by junior Jade Unrau. They have had success as a specials team with 2 Group 1sts and a BPIG to their credit. The litter sister, Hiedi, needs 1 point to complete her Canadian CH and has also included a Group 1st to her credit. Another litter sister is just starting her career. Congratulations to their breeder Simone Rudolph. Aspen is now home in NC. Thank-you to Simone for taking great care of Aspen during his stay with you.

I have a 9 month old tri girl available from the Simon-Trouble litter.

May 2008

Happy belated news from the ASSA National specialty. Mimi, Can Ch Echowyn Remember Me was 3rd in the competitive Open Black Class. Mimi has stayed stateside to work on her Am CH.  She has picked up 5 points with two BOB over specials so far.....

April 2008

Another sheltie star graces the heavens. We mourn the loss of our matriarch Fallon, Echowyn Soft Focus.

February 2008

Congratulations to Sheri Blake and Junior, Windy Creek's This Buds For You (a Gracie son) and To Terry Jennings and Jack, Clearsky The Prestige (a Tux son) on their majors at the Tidewater Shetland Sheepdog Club specialties! Our own Cher, Echowyn Star Mystique picked up her first 2 pts in Greenville, SC under judge George Marquis.
A new sheltie star graces the heavens. Good-bye to my sweet Brooke, Ch Echowyn Soft Serenade.

January 2008  Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to the new year. Simon, Player and Cher will be out at select shows this spring. I'm waiting for Tux to coat back up and hopefully be back in the ring late this spring. Tux has some pretty puppies just coming of age that will be seen at specialties over the next several months. Aspen is still in Manitoba with Simone Rudolph. He has a new litter at Cassbar. Congratulations go out to Sherri Monahan, Charlene Jones and Sheila Monks. Their blue Megan daughter sired by Ch Shield Crest He's No Rookie picked up her first points and several major reserves out with Sheila this winter. Way to go Alex! (Shield Crest I have the Look).

Can Ch Echowyn American Idol - SimonEchowyn Almost Famous - PlayerEchowyn Star Mystique - CherCh Echowyn Color Bi Moonlight - MeganA/C Ch Skyward Echowyn Mystique - SimoneEchowyn Night On The Town - TuxEchowyn Avalanche - Aspen

December 2007
All of us at Echowyn wish you happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming new year!

If you have a sheltie that you have gotten from us, we'd love to hear from you!

The pups are all nestled snug in their beds. Dreams of biscuits and bones dance in their heads. The rustle of wrapping, shreds of ribbons and bows, means some nosey critter has taken a peek at the trove. * I hope you and yours find all your dreams under the tree this year.
We have puppies available from the Simon-Trouble litter.

September 2007 
Happy belated birthday to two of my sweet senior citizens; Fallon turned 16 in July and  Face turned 15 this month. We have a new litter here sired by Simon out of Trouble (litter sister to Tux). Simon also has a new litter at Laurendel.
Player is home from Canada, leaving behind 2 litters at Glamoor. Aspen is now proven and will remain in Canada through the fall.

Late May 2007 
Aspen added two titles to his name this month!  He is now Am/Can Ch Echowyn Avalanche. Many thanks to Nick Joines & Joel McCarty of the Sunway Presentation team for both of Aspen's majors.  Two weeks later, Aspen completed his Canadian title in 3 straight shows  with two Group 1sts and a Group 2nd handled by Simone Rudolph (Glamoor, Reg).  Simon picked up his first AKC points last month.  **Flash** Player is now AKC pointed., winning 2 days in Fargo, ND with Simone.  Updated pages for Aspen, Rascal, Player , Simon and Tux-Simone litter

April 2007 
Check out the Puppy Gallery for pictures of our two litters.
Aspen is out on the circuit with Sunway Presentation looking for that final major then he will be off to Canada to get his Canadian championship. Tux has a third litter on the ground, bred by Vickie Bentley and Terry Jennings. You can watch them grow up on the Memories Shelties web pages. Simon has 3 puppies growing up at Skyehaven. We got out the camera and decided Rascal needed some updated photos

March 2007
We welcome home
Simon, Can Ch Echowyn American Idol and announce new Canadian Champion Echowyn Almost Famous. Thank you Simone Rudolph for your care and great presentation of my boys! Player will remain in Canada through the spring. We also welcome two litters sired by Tux.

Happy 2007!
I hope that everyone has a year of health and happy times with friends and family... of all species.

I'm looking forward to the return of Simon (Can Ch Echowyn American Idol) from Canada this January and we'll be sending Player ( Echowyn Almost Famous) up to Manitoba to work on his Canadian championship with friend Simone Rudolph. Tux (Echowyn Night On The Town) and Aspen (Echowyn Avalanche) will be hitting the shows this spring, with select appearances by Simon and Cher .
Megan (Ch Echowyn Color by Moonlight) and Simone (Am/Can Ch Skyward Echowyn Mystique) are expecting litters in February.

December 2006: No news to report this month. We have some exciting litters planned this Spring, so check back in a month or two. If you have a sheltie that you have gotten from us, we'd love to hear from you!

Sept 2006: 
Happy Birthday Face!  Where does the time go? Mr. Face, aka Echowyn Face Value, is 14 years young.
July 2006: 
Happy Birthday Fallon!  Our lovely lady Echowyn Soft Focus (pts) turns 15 this month. Fallon is the grand dam of Echowyn and my heart dog.

June 2006:   Finally! I've put up individual pages for the Musashi-Simone littermates. Its been very busy this year and this site has been sorely neglected. Simon is now Canadian Champion Echowyn American Idol. He is currently visiting at Glamoor in Manitoba. He will be with Simone Rudolph until sometime this fall. Aspen was WD both days at Moore Co KC this month, and Player was RWD one day.  

Feb 2006:   I've been so busy that I am way behind on updates:   Megan had a litter Dec 23rd of three girls by Ch Shield Crest He's No Rookie.  Four of Simone's summer litter will be debuting at specialties this month.

Nov 2005:   We're enjoying watching the youngsters playing in the leaves. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. News from the shows: Rascal picked up his second major in Virginia Beach and the last single in Fayetteville to FINISH and our Rascal son "Tux" (Echowyn Night On The Town) was Best In Sweeps at his first weekend of shows.  Megan has a Christmas litter due by Ch Shield Crest He's No Rookie.  New photos of Simone's litter have been posted.

Oct 2005:   Not much news to report. I am still growing out several of Simone's litter. I couldn't be more pleased with these puppies. I haven't had much success in getting updated photos, but I'm ever hopeful that I will soon! Rascal picked up another win over Labor day. We haven't been to shows as everyone is out of coat this fall.

Aug 2005:   Announcing new Champion Echowyn Color Bi Moonlight. Megan finished in grand style with a Group 2 from the classes. Rascal picked up 2 more points bringing his total to 10, and Aspen also picked up 2 more points the same weekend. I have finally posted photos of Simone's litter. They are darling....take a look!

July 2005:   Simone is nursing a beautiful litter of 7 sired by Am/Jpn Ch PopStar SS of Northern Farm. Megan has minored out and is looking for that final major. I've posted her newest win photos.
Happy 14th birthday to
Fallon - the grand dame of Echowyn Shelties.

June 2005:   Aspen picked up his first 2 points at the Moore Co shows and even got to play in the Group one day. Megan is in the North East being shown by Sheila Monks and Charlene Jones. She's added 2 more points bringing her up to 11.

May 2005:  We had a wonderful time at the National visiting with old friends, seeing all the beautiful dogs, and showing our own. Echowyn dogs made me proud. Aspen placed 3rd in his Futurity class and made the cut in the regular classes. Megan & Simone also made cuts in their classes. New photos of Emma's litter have been posted.

April 2005:  We have gone to Collinsville to see all of our sheltie friends until the 25th! We will be having a sheltie good time!
On the Tarheel circuit in Raleigh in March, Rascal picked up 2pts under Donna Buxton.  All thoughts are on the National specialty  in Collinsville, IL . I  have posted photos
of Emma's litter in the Puppy Gallery.

Feb 2005:  Simone has added a Canadian CH to her titles making her Am/Can Ch Skyward Echowyn Mystique Thanks goes to Simone Rudolph for handling her to this title. Aspen was RWD at the CVSSC specialty. Emma's litter is here! She whelped a lovely litter of 6 healthy babies. I hope to have photos posted in the Puppy Gallery soon.

Jan 2005:  Happy New Year to all. May your year be filled with majors and promising puppies! Here at Echowyn we are looking forward to the start of the spring shows in February. Aspen will be attending select specialties and all breed shows up until the ASSA National. We are also eagerly awaiting litters out of Emma (Ch Echowyn Color Me Softly) and Eden (Ch Echowyn Soft Colors), due in February.
I have
an 8 month old male looking for a companion home.

Nov 2004:  Echowyn Avalanche makes his debut. Simone has left for Canada until April where she will be working on her Canadian title.
I have t
wo  dogs looking for companion homes. (a 6 month blue merle male & 11 month sable female)

Oct 2004 Announcing Champion #3 for 2004! Simone, is now New CH Skyward Echowyn Mystique. Simone picked up her final major at SSCOT under Kim Shive.  Megan picked up 3 singles in September out in the pacific northwest with handler Maria Gardela. Megan then moved on to the southwest and took a BOB for 2 pts with handler Sue Healy.

June 2004: Photos have been posted in the Puppy Gallery of our new litters. New photos of Casper & Hazel.

May 2004 Updated: Break out the champagne for real this time! Emma finished at the Moore County show with a 3rd major under breeder judge Linda More. May has been a month of ups & downers for us. Emma finished, and then she wasn't, and now she IS! And, we shed many tears as we said good-bye to Sabrina this month as she left us for the Bridge.

May 2004 Updated: Oops! Put away the champagne! Well, our excitement was short lived, a mistake in counting dogs means Emma still needs a single to finish. Hopefully, she'll be able to pick up that last single soon. Eden has a beautiful blue male by Ch Apple Acres Expedition. Recently finished, Brooke has a litter of 7 by Echowyn Boys Night Out (major ptd). Watch for photos to be posted in the Puppy Gallery soon

May 2004: May has began with another new CHAMPION. Emma finished her championship on the first day of May under Houston Clarke. Echowyn Moulin Rouge (Diva) won her first 3 Canadian points with her co-owner Trisha Dowling.

March/April 2004:  We're waaaay behind on updates. March = majors, and Emma acquired both of hers at shows in New York with Nick & Joel. That leaves her just 2 points to finish. April began with a new CHAMPION, Brooke is now CH Echowyn Soft Serenade. Brooke won her final major in Charlotte under Mrs.  Polly Smith, handled by Nick Joines. Pass the champagne! Eden is due latter this month with a litter by Ch Apple Acres Expedition.

February 2004:  Our luck at the shows continues this month. Rascal finally breaks his Reserve record in a big way taking a 5 pt major under judge Randy Sheets at the SSC of Spartanburg specialty. Brooke was RWB at the same show, and Rascal and Emma shared major reserves the next day. Emma has picked up Rascal's reserve habit, being awarded a major reserve under Nioma Coen in Tallahassee. In other news, we have 2 lovely sable puppies here sired by Barwood Santiago and I now have pictures of Eddie (Echowyn Share The Moment) who is co-owned with Joyce Woolridge.

January 2004:  Happy New Year! January has kicked off the year right with wins for both Rascal & Emma in Charleston. Rascal was WD and Emma went all the way with WB/BW/BOB on Saturday & WB/BW/BOS on Sunday handled by Jane Hammett.

July 2003:  Have a safe and happy Fourth Of July. Celebrate and be Thankful for freedoms we have and those that have sacrificed so much that we may have and keep them. Brooke whelped a litter of 3 on July 6th.

June 2003:  June has been another wet month, so the shelties and I are a bit stir crazy. We attended the Moore County and Asheville shows this month. Emma picked up her first 2 points under Guy Jeavons, and Casper picked up his first point under Marjorie Tuff. Megan garnered a major reserve in Mississippi while traveling with Sunway. Brooke is expecting a blue litter in July by Jane Hammett's double merle, Shadow Hill's Polaris.

May 2003:  New Photos  of Simone's litter by Rio. The days here have been busy beyond belief since returning from the National. We had a great time seeing all of our long distance friends and the breed's finest.  I had quite a thrill when I won the grand prize at the ASSA raffle...the Virginia Perry Gardiner Studios pendant. Emma made the cut in her class at the National. I have new photos of  Megan, Emma, and Bella that I hope to post soon.

April 2003:  Photos are up of Simone's litter by Rio. We're getting prepared for the ASSA National Specialty. Megan, Emma, Casper & Brooke will be making the trip to Lansing, MI this year.

March 2003: Finally!! Photos of Eden's puppies by Duncan are up. Come see!
Luck O' the Irish to Ye!  I think we're going to float away! And its not from green beer.  Ice & rain have kept things pretty soupy around here. I'll be soooo happy to see a string of dry days (not to mention dry dogs!!). We have puppies available and a really pretty blue girl that we're growing up from the the Eden -Duncan litter. New photos of Hammie grown up.

February 2003: Happy Valentine Day! Yea! Shows are starting up again for us. I'll be taking Megan, the biblack Eden-Armani puppy to a few specialties as well as looking for that final major for Brooke. Simone will be sitting out the Spring while she nurtures a litter of puppies by Ch Shadow Hills Rio Grande (3 boys & a girl!). Eden's puppies by Ch Genesk Darkfall are growing up so pretty. This has been a really fun litter. There will be a couple puppies available from this litter. I also have two young adults on the Available page. Someday, I will get enough time to to get photos up of the puppies!

January 2003: Happy New Year to all! We've started the New Year off on a happy note. On Christmas day, not one, but TWO shelties were lost from their adopted families. With the help of Triangle Sheltie Rescue both are now safe at home. Sherri Mains found Zack caught in a creek bed after he had been lost for 3 days. Pepper kept us worried for 10 days until sightings let us know she had settled into the woods near a busy mall about 5 miles from home. Again, with the help of TSR volunteers and their trap, Pepper was caught in the trap and returned home on the 5th. My deepest thanks go out to everyone who participated in the search effort. Also, I still need to post photos of Eden's beautiful babies...hopefully, I'll find time soon!

December 2002: Happy Holidays to all! Our hope here at Echowyn is that the holidays bring that something special to bring you lasting happiness & joy through out the new year.
Eden gave us the gift of a beautiful litter of puppies by CH Glenesk Darkfall on Dec 8th. We have 4 boys and 1 girl. I'll post photos soon.

November 2002: Fall weather and rain has finally come to North Carolina, and now it seems like it will never stop. Kaela, owned by Sandra Dupree is now MACH Echowyn Nina Ricci! Congrats Sandy! We had a beautiful weekend for the Triangle Shetland Sheepdog Club specialties, and also enjoyed a lovely entry. The puppies have made their debut at the local specialties and have been well received. New photos of Casper are available.

October 2002: The links page has been updated . We can't wait to show off the Eden babies that will be turning 6 months old in a couple of weeks. Brooke is hitting the shows looking for that final major and is being bred to the handsome double merle Shadow Hills Polaris. Eden is off for a romantic rendezvous with Ch Genesk Darkfall.

June 2002:  New photos of Eden's litter by Armani has been posted to the Puppy Gallery. All the dogs are throwing off their winter clothes and trying on their summer wardrobe. Lots of hair EVERYWHERE except on the dogs! We have puppies and adult dogs available.

April showers bring May flowers...and wet dogs!

May 2002: All the dogs are throwing off their winter clothes and trying on their summer wardrobe. Lots of hair EVERYWHERE except on the dogs! We have puppies and adult dogs available.

April 2002: Levi-Brooke litter photos are finally up! Eden had a pretty litter of 5 by Armani. I'm in process of updating the Links page. Simone has picked up another single point, and I've updated the photos on her page.  You have to check out our little surprise. We do have available puppies and adults. We sure are looking forward to things slowing down for the summer months ahead...

March 2002: Well......Nothing yet! I have lots of edits to make to the web pages. I haven't had much chance the last two months, but have plans for LOTS of new links, puppy pictures,  update to the Ear Training instructions, and some brags! Here's a preview: Simone placed in her class at the 2002 National and Kizzy made the cut in her class! Brooke's litter by Levi is gorgeous and Eden is expecting by Armani! Check back soon! Happy St. Patty's Day! Luck of the Irish to you!

January 2002: Snow Day!  See photos of the winter storm and 2 new photos in Just 4 Fun.

January 2002: Welcome to the New Year. May 2002 be the year that you finally make those special dreams happen. We have some exciting plans - More on those later! Winter has finally come to North Carolina. The dogs are happy and frisky in the cooler weather.  Six month pictures of the Sting/Cybil puppies are posted; see Kizzy & Breezy now! Santa brought me a new scanner, so I will fix some of the old photos and finally update the Puppy Gallery with puppy photos of the older dogs.

Happy Holidays!  - Clan Duncan Image
December 2001: Almost Christmas! I've been busy shopping and the girls have been busy growing new coats. All the shelties want for Christmas is some winter weather (you'd think we live in Florida! Its been unseasonally warm this fall). Have a very Happy Holiday Season, and may Santa bring you LOTS of dog biscuits.

November 2001: Whew! Its almost December. Since last update, Simone has picked up 4 pts (1 major! & a single). Brooke has garnered yet another major reserve (boo hoo!) Updates on the Available page, Links, Sheltie Info, and new puppy pics coming soon!
Sabrina, the unhappy witch!
October 2001: Sheltie news is slim! We're impatiently waiting for our girls to grow their winter coats. Fall weather has been teasing us, here one day and gone the next. All the shelties want Fall to come stay and play a while! Updates on the
Links page, the Sheltie Info page, and updates to the Puppy Gallery

September 2001: Lots of plans, so little time! New pictures of Cybil's babies in the Gallery. Two updated photos of Pepper on her page. Check back. I hope to add more stuff soon!

July 2001: Check out the *NEW*Puppy Gallery, Pepper's page, and note the new email address.  The link page has been reorganized. AND! I've posted a thumbnail pedigree for a number of my dogs. Check it out!
May 2001:We survived the pollen season and ... hair, hair, everywhere! 
March 2001:Puppy photos...  Tabitha was lost and is found! Simone places at the ASSA Nat'l.