News and Happenings at Slash V

I have neglected to update this page in he past few years due to a computer crash where I lost photos and information that people had sent me, my change in webmasters to my daughter in law, and Shelly’s total re-do of the site which I hope you are enjoying.  I am! I think it will be best if I start with the new present news and then work back, and I will do my best to keep up with anything new.

Hall of Fame Sire

SLASH V SHINING TIDE

(WTCH Slash V Slide Me Six x Slash V Patch Pocket)   Tide went into the Hall of Fame as a Sire in the fall of 2017.  Thanks to all who competed in Stockdog Trials and Agility Trials with Tide sons and daughters.  Another thanks to those of you who have his offspring as farm and ranch dogs, companions, and competition dogs still competing or who have competed but not been counted in this accomplishment.  He has made his mark on the Slash V bloodline and on the breed.  He is now retired, but he and his kids live on here at the Slash V and across the country.

Hall of Fame Dam

SLASH V STAR CHARMER

(Slash V Steel Smoke x Slash V Third Charm) Fall of 2017 brought Star into the spotlight as a Hall of Fame Dam.  Her sons and daughters who earned this for her were sired by both Tide and Titan.  Sadly we lost Star not long before this accomplishment, but as Steve once told me when I was worrying about getting a title …the dogs don’t care.  She was much loved to the end.   Star was Heather Winn’s very special companion and she and Steve’s little red headed Justyn’s first dog. Thanks to those of you who have loved in the past and present the special qualities Star gave to her puppies.

Hall of Fame Sire

SLASH V STEEL SMOKE

(Slash V Skipa Star x Slash V Bittersweet Frosting) May of 2018 and my Heart Dog who I lost just before his 15th birthday. Smokey sired three WTCH’s, a conformation Champion, and an ATCH  (who happens to be Star’s sister).  Many of his daughters were Tide’s mates and put Tide into the Hall of Fame.   So if there was such a thing, Smokey would be a Hall of Fam grandsire! Not only was Smokey my Heart Dog, but so was his mother during her time with me, and his grandmother before her was to me the greatest Aussie I have ever owned. A Smokey daughter shares my home as guardian and much loved companion. This one is personally special to me even though they all have a place in my heart.

WTCH SLASH V SMOKING GUN  "Cutter"

(Slash V Steel Smoke x H Cross Short Round)  May of 2018 was when Cutter finished his WTCH which was the last score that put his sire, Smokey, into the Hall of Fame.  Cutter’s story is on my current dog page, or a short version of it, but he was a reject dog of sorts that I got back when he was going to be given away. My heartfelt thanks to Russ Ford whose efforts to train and trial this strong, out of control, cow dog came full round when Cutter earned his advanced title on cattle..  Thanks to Ray Fryar who took Cutter for two weeks work on sheep, and then he and Russ both trialed him to

his advanced titles on sheep and ducks.  Cutter never saw a duck except in a trial so once trained, he put it all together!  Thanks to them and thanks to Cutter for putting Smokey over the top and into the Hall of Fame!

WTCH SLASH V SHINING REVELATION “Vision”

(Slash V Shining Tide x Slash V Buckeye Charm)   Vision was Erin Arvin’s pick of litter puppy from a very talented group.  She finished her WTCH the same weekend Cutter finished his only in a far different part of the country.  Cutter’s sire, Smokey, is her grandsire and her mother is Star’s sister, Katy.  Keeping it in the family!  Vision also excels in Agility with titles of GS-E JS-E RS-E.  Thanks Erin for loving and training and competing with your Vision and helping Tide into the Hall of Fame.

SLASH V  “Specks”
(Slash V Shining Tide x Slash V Buckeye Charm “Katy”)
Owned and trained by Julie Purcell

SPECKS PASSED HER MISSION READY TEST WITH SEARCH DOG RESOURCES JANUARY 2015!

SLASH V DOGS at 2014 NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Erin Arvin & Vision, Ralph Johnson & Sage, Mike Press & Torch

AND what they accomplished!

SLASH V SHINING REVELATION STDcsd, GS-E, JS-E, RS-O  “VISION”

(Slash V Shining Tide x Slash V Buckeye Charm “Katy”)

owned, trained, and trialed by Erin Arvin

First place Started Cattle out of 22 Entries

Vision got her Elite Regular title at the Nationals and now has all her Agility Elite.

Third place Started Sheep out of 43 Entries

Vision Placed 28th out of 65+ in Most Versatile Aussie and qualified on Sheep, Cattle, and Ducks in both the pre-trial and the Nationals trial earning her STDscd

ATCH SLASH V SILVER CHARM GS-3-SP “SAGE” 
(Slash V Steel Smoke x Slash V Third Charm “Seeney”) 
Owned by Ralph & Beth Johnson, trained and trialed by Ralph 
NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

SAGE WON BOTH REGULAR ROUNDS of 
NATIONAL FINALS with Q’s

Ninth place in Regular Gamblers at 
NATIONAL FINALS with Q

SAGE NATIONAL SPECIALTY TRIAL PLACINGS First Place and Q in Standard Elite 16” Regular Round 2 Two Second Place wins and Q’s in Standard Elite 16”Gamblers Round 2 and Jumpers Round 1 Two Fourth Place wins and Q’s in Standard Elite 16”Jumpers Round 2 and Regular Round 1

Just for fun, a little shot at the Nationals of Ralph and Sage and Sage’s proud breeder (me) with her half sister, Draki.

SLASH V BULLETPROOF GS-N JS-O-OP “Ketch” 
(Slash V Shining Tide x Slash V Paper Halo)
Owned by Ralph and Beth Johnson, trained and trialed by Beth

National Specialty Trial 
Third place and Q in Std Open 20” 
Third place and Q in Jumpers Rnd 1

New Hope Pre Trial
First place and Q in Std Open 20” 
First place and Q in Jumpers Rnd 1

ATCH IV SLASH V TOO HOT TO HANDLE,  MAD, TM-Bronze “Torch”
(Slash V Shining Tide x Slash V Star Charmer)
Owned by Mike and Holly Press and handled by Mike
NATIONAL FINALS QUALIFIER

In Finals Torch placed 10th in Gambles and 9th in Regular with Q’s

Probably Torch’s greatest accomplishment at this Nationals was his offspring (not bred by Slash V)
His son,”Shiver” ATCH III H&M’s Extreme Anticipation, MaD, TM was a FINALS QUALIFIER and placed
6th Overall in Finals.
He had three first place wins in the Nationals trial.
Torch’s daughter, “Vandal” had three first places in the Nationals trial in Elite 
and this was her first time to compete in Elite.

I love recognizing the Juniors so maybe best of all was Torch’s son, ATCH IV H& M’s Coppa and the young lady who owns and loves him, Juliane Bach.  This pair took first place in all six classes at Nationals!

WTCH Slash V Han Solo

and

ATCH Slash V Too Hot To Handle

at Nationals and at home

 

WTCH SLASH V HAN SOLO, 2011 CHAMPION NATIONAL FINALS CATTLE DOG AND 
NATIONAL FINALS HIGH COMBINED WINNER 
Pictured at Nationals and a shot of him at home with the sheep

ATCH SLASH V TOO HOT TO HANDLE RS-E-OP GS-E-SP JS-E-SP AD DNA-VP
"Torch"
2011 NATIONAL SPECIALTY OVERALL HIGH IN AGILITY TRIAL
Photos from Nationals Trials and check out this video of his Nationals runs!
Torch is the first Agility Trial Champion that we have bred and is owned, trained, and trialed by Mike and Holly Press.  Congratulations to them!  Torch was the 20" Champion at the Canines for a Cure 2010 cancer fundraising trial which raised $30,000 for canine cancer research.   

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Slash V Working Australian Shepherds

Steve Winn & Terry Martin 

slashvaussies@yahoo.com

817-408-0721