Today's Dogs

 

Cutter has a story behind him.  I sold him as a puppy to someone out of state.  I was contacted by somone concerned who told me that his owner was giving him away.  Long story short, she got him back for me which was a  good thing for the dog.   To say Cutter went to cattle the first time he saw them here is an understatement.  He is a strong silent worker who was totally out of control but doing so many nice things, and other than no control, doing nothing wrong.  He never barks, heels low, and totally comfortable to grip on the head.  I’d say he is easily the kind of dog who would work from before daylight until after dark and never ever quit.  These good things also have not helped making him into a trial dog and who knows what his experiences were in his “former life”. 

Slash V Steel Smoke X H Cross Short Round “Sugar”​

Red Bi Male whelped 9/18/13   20”  OFA AS 34371G40M-NOPI

WTCH Slash V ​Smoking Gun

“Cutter”

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Cutter is, as of June 2018, a Working Trial Champion.  Thanks to Russ for offering to trial him – and give Cutter a very happy life.  Cutter made the transition without blinking an eye so he has a very stable temperament.  He is from Smokey’s next to last litter which makes him a special guy.  He is a littermate brother to my granddaughter’s Slash V Remington Steele.

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Kidd’s Red Ryder STDcs

"Kid"

Red Merle Male whelped 1/13/17 eyes amber

20 1/2"   OFA AS-36859G24M-NOPI      Eyes cleared, Feb. 2019

 
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After several litters of Kid puppies, he is proving to be a very good outcross on my lines.  He now has pups out of several females working on ranches as well as In companion homes. He has an easy going personality, takes training well although he has had very little of that.  I would say he is stronger on the heels than on the heads on cattle but he will grip both, he works silent and has a good sense of group.  His only training has been when my friend Ray Fryar took him for two weeks on sheep and then to a trial where he earned his Started title.  A few months later with no more training, Ray trialed him on cattle and earned his started title on cattle.  Otherwise, he has only done some work in the pasture, pretty much on his own. I have kept two of his daughters out of Bonnet.

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Slash V Double Tap

"Deuce"

Cut’n Loose Ain’t No Bull x H Cross Short Round "Sugar"

 

Blue merle male whelped 2/22/16

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21”  OFA AS-36029E26M – NOPI

Deuce was bred by Slash V but is co-owned with Bob Henderson of H Cross and lives at the H Cross in Canyon, TX (hcrossaussies@gmail.com).  He was my pick to keep back out of Sugar’s 3rdlitter and has turned out to be just what I had hoped when I chose to breed to Bull.  He has been on cattle from a young age and will grip both ends and has the fancy trait of heeling a front leg when it appears to be the best way to get something going where he wants it.  I’ve only seen a few dogs who will do this, Tide being one of them although Tide is not in Deuce’s pedigree.  Kind of cool!  Since I have not seen Deuce in person I am going to photos and reports but am excited by what I am hearing.  Although we are both in Texas, Deuce is 9 – 10 hours from me.  Glad I have good photos of him to share with  you

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Slash V Scottish Bonnet

"Bonnet"

Slash V Shining Tide X Slash V Remington Steele

 

Blue merle female whelped 6/11/17

21”  52#  OFA# AS-27518G24F-NOPI

I borrowed my granddaughter’s Remi to breed to Tide and decided to keep a daughter as he was turning 12.  My “keeper” turned out to be almost a carbon copy of her ¾ sister Selkie except for the color of her eyes.  They even both have a black right front leg.  Bonnet has a unique black marking across her head and on her ears and thus her name.  She is good on cattle and has proven to be a grown up keeper and not just a prospect.  She is from Tide’s last litter and her mom has produced many outstanding dogs by Maverick.  Bonnet is proving to be a great cross with Kid so far and I have kept two of their daughters.
 
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Slash V Mig On My Six 
"Mig”

Slash V Danger Zone X Aggieland’s Texas Hope

Red Tri Female whelped 11/4/15  

20”  OFA AS 35693F26F – NOPI

Mig is a real laid back dog to live with and a little reserved with strangers.  She gets along with other dogs and has that “look you in the eye’ thing that I like about her sire, Maverick.  Her mother, who I leased for the litter she was in, is a hard hitting cow dog, tough on heads and heels.  I like a real correct athletic dog, and she is very well put together.  Mig has had limited exposure to cattle but goes right to them, has a good sense of group.  It seems like she will be a little stronger on heads than heels but time may change that.  Her pedigree has some of my favorite old dogs in it and also some dogs that belonged to others and that I admired.  She has both Smokey and whicket back there but some other outcrosses.  Mig has crossed well with Cutter and has also wormed her way into being a house dog.  Pups are working!

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Slash V Shining Siren “Selkie”

Slash V Shining Tide X Slash V Smoke Thief

Blue Merle Female whelped 2/23/16 blue eyes

19 ½”   OFA AS-35933F25F-NOPI

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Selkie is from the second litter out of Tide and Draki and after seeing how the first litter was turning out I decided to keep a merle female especially since Tide was getting older and Draki is my last Smokey daughter.  She has turned out to be beautiful and has really good conformation, beautiful face (even with the blue eyes I don’t like and so many people love), and is nice on cattle hitting both ends silently which is something very important to me.  She has a very confident personality, comfortable with people.  At this writing she has had puppies by Maverick, Cutter, and Kid and they are working and making great companions.

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Slash V One Sweet Catch

"Savvy"

Hardin’s Tennessee Titan x Slash V Sweet N Whicket

Black Bi Female whelped 7/12/13

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I sold Savvy as a puppy and wished later I had kept her.  She had two litters for the H Cross, and I got her daughter and look like, Tavi..  Due to Savvy starting to roam and Tavi’s obsession to work (and I really don’t have the regular work for a dog), Bob and I made a trade, partly to benefit both Savvy and Tavi and partly for our own benefit.  Later due to Tavi having the same desire to roam, now I have them both!  Bob said a while back something to the effect of, “The highest drive cattle dog I have had is now Terry’s house dog.”  Both true.  Savvy is a very very special part of my life now but show her cattle and she has to heel every one of them, turn them around, and them heel them again and then she comes back when called. I kept a daughter by Maverick out of what is probably her last litter.

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H Cross Twice the Savvy
"Tavi"

Rocking F Ring of Firecash x Slash V One Sweet Catch “Savvy”

Black bi Female whelped July 18, 2017

18” OFA# AS-37721F26F-NOPI

Tavi is pretty much like her mom.  Black, tough, loves to work cattle, another “sweet dog” descended from Sweet N Innocent “Whicket.” A high drive dog working but easy to be around.  I am glad I got her back; she has come from H Cross to Slash V, back to H Cross and back here – to stay. None of that bothered her in the least.  Grips heads, heels, silent, sensible.  She is producing some really keen dogs bred to Deuce and to Kid.

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Slash V Islay Whisky

“Islay” (pronounced Eye-La)

Slash V Danger Zone “Maverick” X Slash V One Sweet Catch “Savvy”

Red Tricolor female whelped 3/7/2019” OFA# AS 41484G25F-U-NOPI

Islay is from the last litter for both Maverick and Savvy, two of my favorite all time dogs and both have produced amazing offspring.  This was the only litter they had together – he was 12 and she was 9.  Three of the daughters are in my family, Islay here, Bonny with my son who owns Maverick and Ripley with one of my granddaughters.  Islay has only been on cattle a few times and sheep once but has all the makings of being a silent strong worker like her parents.  She has great structure, the personality I prefer as easy going when there is nothing to do but ready to go when there is.

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