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Tess' Place

Summer 2009 at 11.5 years old
Photo by P. Kalbaugh

UOCH, ARCH, URO2 Canami's Working Girl UD, TD, NA, Can. CD

January 16, 1998 - November 18, 2013

Welcome to Tess' home on the web!

Tess was bred by Erin Schaefer of Canami Shelties, Alexandria Bay, NY. "Canami" is pronounced "Can-A-Me" and means "Canadian Friend". You can see Tess' sire and dam on her puppy pics page.

View Tess' pedigree with links to photos of her relatives.

Tess loves obedience, tracking and agility but her favorite thing is to go for her daily run on the trails in and around our hometown of Juneau, Alaska.

This site is dedicated to Tess--a great dog and a wonderful partner.

Latest News!

January 16, 1998 - November 18, 2013

RIP Tess
Tess passed away peacfully yesterday. There will never be another dog like her for me. She was my pet, partner and best friend for almost 16 years and she leaves a huge hole in my heart. She will always be the Best In My World!

CKCoJ's Obedience/Rally Trials
Juneau, AK
August 27-29, 2010

Tess' Retirement
Tess finished her URO2 Rally title with a HIT under Lisa Barnard at CKCoJ's summer trials. You had a great career, Tess! Thanks so much for your partnership. I will miss you in the ring.

CKCoJ's 2010 NADAC Agility Trial
Juneau, AK
July 17, 2010

Photos by John Sivertsen

Still Running Tunnelers at 12.5!
Tess ran in Tunnelers at our local NADAC agility trials. You can see how much she still loves it! Photos by John Sivertsen.

Cook Inlet Kennel Club
Palmer, AK
August 09, 2009

Photo by Hammer

AKC UD at age 11.5!
Tess finished her AKC UD from the Utility A class under Earl Vaughn at the Cook Inlet Kennel Club trials in Palmer! This was Tess' retirement party although she may still show in our local trials and in UKC Rally Obedience! AKC Utility legs were earned under Ronnie Bizer (181), Alvin Eng (185) and Earl Vaughn (188).

Capital Kennel Club of Juneau
Juneau, AK
July 19, 2009

Photo by J. Sivertson

HIT at Age 11!
Tess racked up another HIT from the Utility B class under Lisa Barnard at our local UKC Trials! Still competing at age 11, she looks and moves like a younger dog - a tribute to her breeders at Canami.

AK Herding Group Club/Rottie Club Trials
Chugiak, AK
May 2009

Photos by Cathy Laux

Photos by Cathy Laux

First AKC UD Leg!
Tess earned her first AKC utility leg from the Utility A class under Ronnie Bizer at the Rottweiler Club of AK in Chugiak, AK!

April 21, 2009

Tess' Great Niece Comes to Stay!
I flew back east to pick up a 12 week old puppy but Abbey (formerly known as "Pru") stole my heart with her fun loving personality!

Dog Obedience Training Club of Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
October 4, 2008

Tess finished her AKC CDX under Patricia Maynard with a score of 186 and second place. Way to go Tess!

Cook Inlet Kennel Club
Palmer, AK
August 2 & 3, 2008

Tess Earns Two CDX Legs!

First place in Open A
score: 194.5

Second place Open A
score of 191.5

Woofer's UKC Obedience Trials
Whitehorse, Yukon
April 13, 2008

Tess Q's Again!
Tess Q'd again in Utility B with a score of 191 and second place under Cindy Leung! Way to go Tess!

CKCoJ UKC Obedience Trials
Juneau, AK
March 22, 2008

Tess Goes HIT!
Tess earned another unexpected High in Trial at age 10 from the Utility B class with a score of 194 under Arlene Courtney! Way to go Tess!

Woofer's UKC Obedience Trials
Whitehorse, Yukon
November 18, 2007

Tess Goes HIT!
Tess earned an unexpected High in Trial at (almost) age 10 from the Utility B class with a score of 194.5 under Tami Marks! Way to go Tess!

CKCoJ's UKC Obedience Trials
Juneau, AK
March 6 & 7, 2004

New United Obedience Champion!
Tess earned the final 13 points to finish her UOCH title under Lisa Barnard and Cindy Leung at CKCoJ's UKC Obedience Trials from the Utility B and Open B classes. She also earned a High in Trial, a High Combined and a High Aggregate award during the weekend.

AKC Agility Trials
Puyallup, WA
January 11 & 12, 2004

A New Title! NA!
Tess finished her Novice Standard Agility title under Lisa Miller and got her first AKC Jumpers (JWW) leg too!

APDT Rally-O Top Twenty for 2003
December 2003

Tess Places 9th for the Year in APDT Rally-O Standings!
Competing in only 6 trials, on one weekend, Tess had four qualifying runs in Level 1 and two qualifying runs in Level 2 under Kim and Mark Donnell from Texas. Nice courses and a fun weekend! [Photo by Kim & Mark Donnell]

Tess gets a new puppy!
March 17, 2003

BPIG Weathermans Wiz Kid R2, TN-O, NGC, NJC

[BPIS Am/Can/Int Ch. Weathermans The Wizard OA, OAJ x Weathermans As The Snow Flys CD, NA, NAJ, PT]

Frosty came to live with us on St. Patrick's Day! Frosty was bred by Gail Dickson & Sharon Ryley of Weathermans Shelties in Spokane, WA. Check out Frosty's Place on the web!

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Originally Posted 5-4-98
Updated 02-07-2004

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P. Kalbaugh