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Friday, December 13, 2013


Just to update everyone that saw this Blog and participated in the push to get Lanark Animal Welfare (LAWS) into the 30 finalists ... and big PAWS UP!!!

Now we have to wait till the end of January 2014 for them to deliberate on who will be awarded the funds.
Let's hope SantaPaws has something left in his bag of surprises come the new year.

Thanks again .... find the finalist here ...

Maureen and Michael


Wednesday, December 11, 2013








Many Thanks again ...


Friday, December 6, 2013

2nd Round Of Voting for LAWS thru Aviva - PLS vote

Lanark Animal Welfare needs our support with your daily vote in the Aviva Community Fund for this 2nd round.

Please VOTE DAILY to keep them in the running for funds to help our animals in need.


Give all the paws at LAWS a new, safe home!


Thank you from our Fur Friends.


Shelamo Shelties


Friday, November 29, 2013

Another Obedience Session Finished

Just finished the fall session of a Level 1 and Level 2/3 at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Gardens, Ottawa.  Great two classes with a good number of students!  Here are a few pics of Graduation night; with a special presentation.

We had a young girl that came with her father who was training their dog, and with a few extra dogs we bring, this young girl wanted to participate and learn in her own way too.  So the experienced Harley was one she would work with.  She did as well as any of the adults in ensuring she did the exercises right, and made sure even the experienced Harley didn't make a mistake.

She also helped to leash/show train an up and coming 6 months old of mine, plus helped leash train a young puppy.
 Here is Pei training CC, with Harley looking on.
 Pei Pilgrim receiving her certificate for the Best Youngest Handler
(Harley approved!)
 Proud Pei and Harley
(above 2 photos thanks to Peter Pilgrim)
One of the Graduation requests I make is that each student teach their dog a 'trick', based on the fundamentals of training I teach.
 here's Ozzie doing his 'leave it'
Chico doing his 'dance'
and Ch "Trooper" taking a bow

Thank-you to all my students for doing such a great job with their canine friend, in making them a better family member and neighborhood resident.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

11 wk old BiBlack Male Available

We have a 11 week old BiBlack male available from our recent litter.  He will mature around 14".  He is up-to-date on his shots and is crate trained.  He's got loads of spunk, attitude and a friendly, zest for life.  He would do well in a performance style home, or a very active, knowledgeable sheltie family.  He certainly won't be a couch potato :)
 BIS BISS Gold Gr Ch Serenity's Walk In The Park x Ch Shelamo She's Got Moxi


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Laureate L'Anais - In Memoriam

Another heart breaker in the last few months.

For all those of you that have followed Annie's journey with us after the passing of her owner almost a year ago, it is with a heavy heart that I have to say Annie joined Rod last week as a brighter star in the sky.

She unfortunately had a stroke.

I thank her breeder Kim Aston (Laureate) for being there during this difficult time and for the care & compassion the Mississippi Mills Animal hospital - Mark & Amanda and tech Ellen - who have known Annie from day one, for all they've done.

March 30, 2000 - October 25, 2013

May the reuniting of you two be the best thing ever!

She leaves behind her legacy here, thru her daughter, Shelamo Matta Hari and her daughter Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends sired by our BPIS Am/Cdn Ch Shelamo's Prospector (last two which we have said good-bye to).

MBPIG Ch Shelamo Riding The Wind
MBPIS BPISS Ch Shelamo Flash Forward
Ch Shelamo Deja Vu
BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIC SDGC (and his sons)
MBBPIG Shelamo Be Dazzle


Thursday, October 24, 2013


Lanark Animal Welfare needs our support with your vote in the Aviva Community Fund.

Please VOTE DAILY to keep them in the running for funds to help our animals in need.


Give all the paws at LAWS a new, safe home!


Thank you from our Fur Friends.


Shelamo Shelties


Friday, October 18, 2013

Our All BiBlack Litter Is Growing Up

Our Ch Shelamo She's Got Moxi delivered an all bi-black litter on September 9, 2013.  The sire is BIS MBISS Gold Ch Serenity's Walk In The Park.

You can view ongoing puppy update pics on in our FaceBook album here.  Here are a few select pics you'll see there.

 female @ 4.5 wks

Thanks Giving weekend we started to take them outside on the grass - it was so lovely for them to learn to run and experience new things
 two girls @ 5 wks
 the large boy learning to run
the smaller boy
and he figures how to move!  YIPEE!

It is so neat to see puppy advancement in movement, abilities, and exploration from 5 wks on.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shelamo Man On A Journey CGN RN

We're pleased to Announce!

Judy Flanigan completed "Journey's" Rally Novice with 2 first places and 1 third at the beginning of October.  He also went from his agility class then into the obedience ring to obtain a qualify score for his first leg on his Pre-Novice.  Judy has only had this boy for 8 months!

Shelamo Man On A Journey CGN, RN
(Am/Cdn Ch Apple Acres Expedition ROM/C x Gralochs Blueberry Tart)
 pictured @ 8 months
here he is as a puppy enjoying spring 2012 @ one of his best bud's place -
photo by/with friend, Mary-lou Davidson
This is how "Journey" loves to express his excitement when he sees you!
Down boy, down!!!!!
Oh, this Man just LOVES LIFE!
Born with springs too!

Congrats Judy - he is SUCH a fun dog!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Tribute to "Rocky" on Sheltie Strut

Please come have a look at the lovely "In Memoriam" Tribute many of our sheltie friends contributed to on Sheltie Strut for our beloved

His dam is our great producer Shelamo's Party Pack ROMC (6 Cdn Champions) and is still with us at 15.5 yrs of age.

Thank-you to

Jan & Steve
Mary-lou Davidson
Mary Anne
Judy Flanigan
Pauline & Jack Richardson
Linda Howie
Bonnie & Jim Rector
my mom Olive Hole-Wold

Michael & I really appreciate it.

Rock Man, the side of my bed just isn't the same :(


Monday, September 9, 2013

In Memoriam - BPIS Am/Cdn Shelamo's Prospector

It has taken me a bit to compose this .....
January 30, 2000 - September 1, 2013

It was with a heavy heart that my dear "Rock Man" passed in my arms, at home in the wee hours of September 1, 2013.  Both Mike and my mom were here by his side.

He was born into litter of 6 on January 30, 2000 (3 would become Ch's), and little did we know how full he would make our lives.  From the beginning he was my heart dog, always being by my side, watching my every move, and becoming the face of Shelamo kennels from that point forward.
"Rocky" is on the left
He was our Ambassador for our breed here, taking up residency on any new client's lap without asking questions!

There were so many 1st accomplishments he did for us here @ Shelamo .... so many hearts he touched along the way. 
pictured ringside on his way to Grp 4th and BPIS in Nov 2000
photo with thanks to Lloyd Lambert, Pinnacle Shelties
 "Rocky" finishing his Cdn Championship OKC show November 2000 from the Snr Puppy Class over 3 BIS Specials - what a day!
 After a Canadian wide competition he was chosen for the Purina Campaign of Champions (1 of 20).
He was the April boy for the Purina 2002 Calendar and had his picture on their nationwide Show Booth for many years.
 Purina National Dog Show Booth 2010
"Rocky" winning in 2001 at just over a yr of age, against some top group breeds at the time, under respected judge Charles Bett, many of his group placements in limited showing
Thanks to Dr. Sherry Lee, FLA, for taking him under her wing and putting his American Championship on him in 13 shows in the competitive Easter US shows.
 under respected breed judge, Judith Byrne in 2004
 Winning over many specials from the Veteran Class, Best of Opposite at the DC and SSA Spec 2010, respected breeder judge Barry Hastings
He also won the 1st Helen Lovett Memorial Trophy
At the CSSA National 2010 in Saskatoon
 Being groomed by his adoring friend Mary-Anne
In May 2013 his last outing, he went to an evening of a Girl Guides meeting to teach about dogs
attention never waining 
"Rocky" and I January 2013

 He leaves behind his mother Shelamo's Party Pack ROMC
 (15+ yrs of age)

and to name a few relatives .....

his 1/2 brother

Shelamo's Main Sail CD RNE
Shelamo Ticket To Success ADC, AGDS, ASDC, MJDC, MSDCS

through his daughter
Ch Shelamo Tyme Descends
her daughters
BPIG Shelamo A Moment Of Tyme (ptd)
Shelamo Tyme For A Mocha
Shelamo Gemstone

MBPIG Ch Shelamo Riding The Wind
MBPIS BPISS Ch Shelamo Flash Forward
Ch Shelamo Deja Vu
(her daughter MBBPIG Shelamo Bedazzle)

Son thru "Tyme"
BPIS Ch Shelamo's Riding The Sky HIC, SDGC
and son
Shelamo Tow The Line ADC, AGDC, ASDC

BPIS Ch Shelamo Changing Winds
1/2 sister
RBIS Ch Shelamo Sugar Shack (4 Ch's)
 her 3 daughters (2 Ch's), 2 Ch sons
MBPIB Ch Shelamo Jumping Jelly Bean 
Great Grand Daughters Thru her
Ch Shelamo Rais'n The Bar 
Shelamo Kenna
"Casino" would have been one of our dogs at the Bridge to welcome him
So this is where we part, My Friend,
And you'll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on; I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
Share one last look, before I grieve.

There are others, that much is true,
But they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
Will remember well all you've taught.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
Take with you this...I loved you best.

-Jim Willis

A tribute will be done in two weeks on Sheltie Strut.

Thank-you to the vets, Mark & Amanda, now at the Mississippi Animal Hospital for being there from the beginning of his life to the end.
You are sadly missed by Mike and I, dear Bud.  There will be a day we can play again.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Point Change by 1 - back to the classes - Now a New Champion!

Once you thought you knew it all, you learn something new.  This year as been the strangest for point errors, omissions, events out of every one's control ... that has made for several people I know going back to figure out their points, or continue on in the classes to gain the 10 points needed for a Canadian Championship.

It happened to us with our girl Shelamo Rais'n The Bar this past summer.  So, at the Cornwall Dog Show this past weekend, back to the classes we went.  On Friday we finished her with a Winners Female/Best of Opposite Sex.  YAH WHOOOO!  I will say this is pending CKC confirmation.
finishing under judge P. Pancel, over a special
the following day, under respected breeder judge Joann Pavey,
Best of Opposite over a Special for her 1st Grand Champion Point
with thanks, photo by Jane Maclaren
Last day, she was Best of Opposite again under judge Thora Brown
on the way home we stopped at Upper Canada Village and took a few pics
(albeit very hot & humid)

(photos taken by ML Davidson)

(Am/Cdn Ch Reinmaur's Firecraker ROMC x Shelamo Seriously Sinful)


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

City Of Ottawa Fall Dog Obedience Classes

Hello to my fur friends living in and around Ottawa!

Have you thought about heading back to class this fall?  Interested in being a better Canine Neighbour?  Seeing some of your furry friends and having some personal time with just you and your 'mom' or 'dad'?

Well it's time to start staring at that owner of yours and getting them to hop to signing up for dog classes!
HELLO???!!!  Are you LISTENING to these brown eyes?

Please, Please, can we go to dog class so I can learn and see my friends?
outside @ Ron Kolbus Lakeside Gardens Centre, Britannia Beach area by the Ottawa River
(north west Ottawa)
inside @ Glen Cairn Community Centre - Kanata
outside @ Glen Cairn Community Center - Kanata

Where you ask?  When, what time?  Here are a couple of options ....

Lakeside Gardens - Fall is September 23 to December 2nd - Level 1 @ 6:45, Level 2 @ 8pm

Glen Cairn - Fall is September 18th to November 27th - Level 1 @ 6pm, Level 2 @ 7:15 pm

Any dog over 4 months that has had their rabies vaccination can attend a Level 1 course.  Students must have completed a Level 1 course at one of these locations to attend the Level 2. (or speak to the course instructor to qualify)

Where to register ?

The City of Ottawa website - - click on Register, and search for dog obedience for the bar code  you require and then follow the on-line requirements.

Or visit any Recreation Centre or Client Services Centre - link here to find locations.

Hope to see many of you out for some fun learning times, and socialization in a new environment!



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