Gracie was tough enough for any kind of stock but she was also kind and raised her share of bottle-fed lambs. She was a beautiful bitch with a strong head type, colour and substance. She had a tremendous heel bite and was deadly in the chute.
She produced my first litter and was a challenge from back then to train in stockwork but her rare traits as a cow dog have been passed on through her progeny and I look forward to using a Gracie son – Duke or Little Joe in our future breeding plans.
The kids called her the “Licky Dog” as she was fond of children and in her magical clumsy way, mothered them all.
Grace became Hall of Fame Excellent easily with three Canadian Champions, two Canadian Herding Champions, two were Top Herding Dog and Top Agility Dog in Canada, one ASCA Champion and several WTCH offspring including Tracking Dog Champions, Urban Tracking dog Champions, Agility Elite Titled Dogs, 1 Supreme Versatility CH, 2 performance Ch, and many other extraordinary talented pups in all sports. Two of her kids were in stock dog finals and finished in the top ten more than once.
I am grateful to Marie Murphy for this lovely dog who contributed to our breeding program and helped raise the kids.