|Ch. OTCH Northshield Windfire TDX, PT
Ch. Antrum's All-Try of Northshield UDT x Valentine's Always N Forever CD, HC
Bred and owned by Mr. & Mrs. DF Shields
Whelped October 22, 1979
Fire completed her Championship and Obedience
Trial Championship by 1987 and her TDX in 1986
while competing for her OTCH. Fire was the second
dog of any breed in the AKC to earn the titles of
Champion, OTCH, and TDX -- she was preceded by a
poodle. AKC Agility didn't exist yet.
To date Fire is the only Champion,
OTCH collie with a herding title.
She began herding at the age of 9 1/2 prior to the
AKC's sanctioned herding tests and trials and earned
an AWCA HTDX degree and an ASCA Open Duck
title. When the AKC implemented herding into its
program, Fire earned her PT title on sheep at the age
of 11 1/2 years on April 28, 1991.
She won many all-breed obedience High In Trial
awards and was HIT in obedience at the Collie Club
of America national specialty in 1982. She also placed
5th in Open obedience at the 1984 Gaines
Invitational. At the 1989 CCA national, Fire won HIT in
herding on ducks and was the Most Versatile
Fire also earned the AWCA's VCX title and was
certified as both a Hearing Ear and Pet Therapy Dog.
|Fire won BOS from the veterans class
at the 1988 Southern California Collie Club
specialty under Bobbee Roos,
handled by 10-year-old Amber Shields
|Jan, Fire, and Amber pictured below
celebrating a High In Trial in obedience at
the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills in February
|pictured below winning HIT in obedience
at the 1982 Collie Club of America
|below: Fire assisting with one of Jan's
many training workshops and
|below: litter announcement in the
December 1979 issue of Collie Cues
|below: Fire, Amber, and "Patches"
with homegrown pumpkins