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2020 Rose City Classic

Kayla Phillips

I love kicking the year off at one of my favorite shows on the west coast, the Rose City Classic! It’s in Portland, Oregon, typically the third week of January. This is a huge four day show with over 3,000 dogs and public attendance is very high. This show gets news time and featured on AKC.TV, as well as visited by children on their school field trips! It’s great to see the community come together for a show and for the dogs to be so nicely displayed for viewers.

This year we had a nice entry of some lovely Beaucerons from puppies to mature adults, both colors, and both ear styles were represented. We had multiple kennels, both domestic and foreign, represented. All the judges commented on their amazing temperaments, and how hard breeders have worked to improve the breed in the last 10 years!

Overall it is was a great weekend filled with Beaucerons, friends, and fun times! We hope to see everyone back next year and more Beaucerons competing in conformation, rally, and agility! I will be working hard to make this a supported entry for next year.

Rose City Classic Beaucerons: (left to right) Alissa and Patrón, Maile and Sidone, Kayla and Ki, Phenix, and Scout.

Thursday Conformation Entry:

Judged by: Mr Christopher Tilghman Neale

Puppy Dogs 9 Mos & Under 12 Mos.
(1/W) 5 SVAJONE’S PRINCE SIDON. DN577169/03. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-CH Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Maile Hirano Kayla Phillips.

Puppy Bitches 6 Mos & Under 9 Mos.
(1) 20 PRAEDA DU JOIE DE VIE ADVENTURE. DN576724/07. 04/21/2019. BREEDER: Angie Robertson Dawn Johnson. By CH Japper du Dragon Noir-GCH Monet Happy des Monts du Lac CGCA CGCU. OWNER: Dr. Kim Rioux Angie Robertson.

Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitches
(1/W/BW) 6 SVAJONE’S PAINT YOUR PALLET BLUE AND GREY. DN577169/04. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais garden des chutes. OWNER: Maryann Sullivan/ Kayla Phillips. (3 Pt Major)

Open Bitches
(1/RW) 14 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. BREEDER: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. OWNER: Carly Fryer.

(2) 18 ALAUNA OF GABRETA FOREST (CZECH REPUBLIC) CGC. DN471733/01. 04/18/2016. BREEDER: Dr. Villiam Stancik. By Ame Magnanime Cyrano Puissant-Arwen Enyhed. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Angie Robertson & Milan Hecimov.

Best of Breed Competition
(B) 9 GCH LORD LEKOR DU CHATEAU ROCHER. DN426424/02. 03/04/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By DJack Du Mont Des Croisettes-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup. OWNER: Susan Almatrood & Adell Almatrood. (5 Pt Major)

(BOBOH )10 CH OCTAVIA BLEUE GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN560486/01. 10/07/2018. Bitch. BREEDER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczeurolapa-GCH Jezabella Noire du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. (5 OH Pts)

12 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. OWNER: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

(SEL) 16 GCH MYSTIQUE DE SOLEIL MINUIT CGC. DN464310/03. 07/02/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Joe Ciorra Jan Ciorra. By Ch Ch De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA-Gatekeeper Xena CGC. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Lan Hecimovich. (5 Pt Major)

(OS) 22 GCHG CH MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER TT RATN CA RN CGC. DN456023/06. 01/26/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By GCHG CH De Jolie Du Chateau Rocher TT SAR CGCA-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup BH CA. OWNER: Karen Muller. (5 Pt Major)


Friday Conformation Entry:

Judged by: Jean-Louis Blais

Puppy Dogs 9 Mos & Under 12 Mos.

(1/W/BW) 5 SVAJONE’S PRINCE SIDON. DN577169/03. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-CH Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Maile Hirano Kayla Phillips. (3 Pt Major)

Puppy Bitches 6 Mos & Under 9 Mos.

(1/W) 20 PRAEDA DU JOIE DE VIE ADVENTURE. DN576724/07. 04/21/2019. BREEDER: Angie Robertson Dawn Johnson. By CH Japper du Dragon Noir-GCH Monet Happy des Monts du Lac CGCA CGCU. OWNER: Dr. Kim Rioux Angie Robertson. (3 Pt Major)

Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitches

(1/RW) 6 SVAJONE’S PAINT YOUR PALLET BLUE AND GREY. DN577169/04. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais garden des chutes. OWNER: Maryann Sullivan/ Kayla Phillips.

Open Bitches

(1) 14 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. BREEDER: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. OWNER: Carly Fryer.

(2) 18 ALAUNA OF GABRETA FOREST (CZECH REPUBLIC) CGC. DN471733/01. 04/18/2016. BREEDER: Dr. Villiam Stancik. By Ame Magnanime Cyrano Puissant-Arwen Enyhed. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Angie Robertson & Milan Hecimov.

Best of Breed Competition

(B) 9 GCH LORD LEKOR DU CHATEAU ROCHER. DN426424/02. 03/04/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By DJack Du Mont Des Croisettes-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup. OWNER: Susan Almatrood & Adell Almatrood. (5 pt Major)

(BOBOH) 10 CH OCTAVIA BLEUE GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN560486/01. 10/07/2018. Bitch. BREEDER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczeurolapa-GCH Jezabella Noire du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. (5 OH Pts)

12 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. OWNER: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

(SEL) 16 GCh MYSTIQUE DE SOLEIL MINUIT CGC. DN464310/03. 07/02/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Joe Ciorra Jan Ciorra. By Ch Ch De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA-Gatekeeper Xena CGC. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Lan Hecimovich. (5 Pt Major)

(OS) 22 GCHG CH MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER TT RATN CA RN CGC. DN456023/06. 01/26/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By GCHG CH De Jolie Du Chateau Rocher TT SAR CGCA-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup BH CA. OWNER: Karen Muller. (5 Pt Major)


Saturday Conformation Entry:

Judged By: Mrs Patti Widick Neale

Puppy Dogs 9 Mos & Under 12 Mos.

(2/RW) 5 SVAJONE’S PRINCE SIDON. DN577169/03. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-CH Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Maile Hirano Kayla Phillips.

(A) 7 PIRATE’S LAIR AU GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN575080/03. 03/04/2019. BREEDER: Carol Ann Cossey & Joanna Marie Law & Karla Davis. By GCH Glacier Bleue Souers Jumelles-Lady Rhea Van Horst Du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: rose bednarski/ Jessica Lyn Stover / Kayla Phillips.

(1/W/BW) 11 PICK YOUR POISON DU LA COUR DES REVES. DN577169/05. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla & Sherri Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Alissa Felix & Kayla Phillips. (4 Pt Major)

Puppy Bitches 6 Mos & Under 9 Mos.

(1) 20 PRAEDA DU JOIE DE VIE ADVENTURE. DN576724/07. 04/21/2019. BREEDER: Angie Robertson Dawn Johnson. By CH Japper du Dragon Noir-GCH Monet Happy des Monts du Lac CGCA CGCU. OWNER: Dr. Kim Rioux Angie Robertson.

Twelve To Eighteen Month Bitches

(1) 8 OH LE VRAI AMOUR DE ROI GIVRE. DN557641/05. 11/10/2018. BREEDER: Pamela Frost. By GCH CH Luc Du Chateau Rocher-GCH CH Magie Noir Du Mont Des Croisettes. OWNER: Adina Norris and Thane Norris and Pamela Frost.

Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitches

(1) 6 SVAJONE’S PAINT YOUR PALLET BLUE AND GREY. DN577169/04. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais garden des chutes. OWNER: Maryann Sullivan/ Kayla Phillips.

Open Bitches

(2/RW) 14 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. BREEDER: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. OWNER: Carly Fryer.

(1/W) 18 ALAUNA OF GABRETA FOREST (CZECH REPUBLIC) CGC. DN471733/01. 04/18/2016. BREEDER: Dr. Villiam Stancik. By Ame Magnanime Cyrano Puissant-Arwen Enyhed. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Angie Robertson & Milan Hecimov.

Best of Breed Competition

(B) 9 GCH LORD LEKOR DU CHATEAU ROCHER. DN426424/02. 03/04/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By DJack Du Mont Des Croisettes-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup. OWNER: Susan Almatrood & Adell Almatrood. (5 Pt Major)

(BOBOH) 10 CH OCTAVIA BLEUE GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN560486/01. 10/07/2018. Bitch. BREEDER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczeurolapa-GCH Jezabella Noire du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. (5 OH Pts)

12 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. OWNER: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

(OS) 16 GCh MYSTIQUE DE SOLEIL MINUIT CGC. DN464310/03. 07/02/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Joe Ciorra Jan Ciorra. By Ch Ch De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA-Gatekeeper Xena CGC. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Lan Hecimovich. (5 Pt Major)

(SEL) 22 GCHG CH MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER TT RATN CA RN CGC. DN456023/06. 01/26/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By GCHG CH De Jolie Du Chateau Rocher TT SAR CGCA-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup BH CA. OWNER: Karen Muller. (5 Pt Major)


Sunday Conformation Entry:

Judged By: Sulie Greendale-Paveza

Puppy Dogs 9 Mos & Under 12 Mos.

(2/RW) 5 SVAJONE’S PRINCE SIDON. DN577169/03. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-CH Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Maile Hirano Kayla Phillips.

(A) 7 PIRATE’S LAIR AU GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN575080/03. 03/04/2019. BREEDER: Carol Ann Cossey & Joanna Marie Law & Karla Davis. By GCH Glacier Bleue Souers Jumelles-Lady Rhea Van Horst Du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: Rose Bednarski/ Jessica Lyn Stover / Kayla Phillips.

(1/W/BW/BOBOH) 11 PICK YOUR POISON DU LA COUR DES REVES. DN577169/05. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla & Sherri Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais Gardien Des Chutes. OWNER: Alissa Felix & Kayla Phillips. (4 Pt Major, 5 OH Pts)

Puppy Bitches 6 Mos & Under 9 Mos.

(1) 20 PRAEDA DU JOIE DE VIE ADVENTURE. DN576724/07. 04/21/2019. BREEDER: Angie Robertson Dawn Johnson. By CH Japper du Dragon Noir-GCH Monet Happy des Monts du Lac CGCA CGCU. OWNER: Dr. Kim Rioux Angie Robertson.

Twelve To Eighteen Month Bitches

(1) 8 OH LE VRAI AMOUR DE ROI GIVRE. DN557641/05. 11/10/2018. BREEDER: Pamela Frost. By GCH CH Luc Du Chateau Rocher-GCH CH Magie Noir Du Mont Des Croisettes. OWNER: Adina Norris and Thane Norris and Pamela Frost.

Bred-By-Exhibitor Bitches

(1/W) 6 SVAJONE’S PAINT YOUR PALLET BLUE AND GREY. DN577169/04. 02/08/2019. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips. By Ch Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa-Ch Lykiais garden des chutes. OWNER: Maryann Sullivan/ Kayla Phillips. (4 Pt Major)

Open Bitches

(2) 14 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. BREEDER: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. OWNER: Carly Fryer.

(1/RW) 18 ALAUNA OF GABRETA FOREST (CZECH REPUBLIC) CGC. DN471733/01. 04/18/2016. BREEDER: Dr. Villiam Stancik. By Ame Magnanime Cyrano Puissant-Arwen Enyhed. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Angie Robertson & Milan Hecimov.

Best of Breed Competition

(OS) 9 GCH LORD LEKOR DU CHATEAU ROCHER. DN426424/02. 03/04/2015. Dog. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By DJack Du Mont Des Croisettes-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup. OWNER: Susan Almatrood & Adell Almatrood. (5 Pt Major)

10 CH OCTAVIA BLEUE GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN560486/01. 10/07/2018. Bitch. BREEDER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczeurolapa-GCH Jezabella Noire du Chateau Rocher. OWNER: Joanna M Law Carol Cossey.

12 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. BREEDER: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. OWNER: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

(SEL) 16 GCh MYSTIQUE DE SOLEIL MINUIT CGC. DN464310/03. 07/02/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Joe Ciorra Jan Ciorra. By Ch Ch De Joie Du Chateau Rocher CA-Gatekeeper Xena CGC. OWNER: Derylee Hecimovich Lan Hecimovich.

(B) 22 GCHG CH MAITRISE DU CHATEAU ROCHER TT RATN CA RN CGC. DN456023/06. 01/26/2016. Bitch. BREEDER: Karla Davis. By GCHG CH De Jolie Du Chateau Rocher TT SAR CGCA-Gem De L’Ame Du Loup BH CA. OWNER: Karen Muller.


Saturday Rally Entries:

Rally Novice A Class: (080.0/3) 64 CH LYKIAIS GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN423293/02. 04/07/2015. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Carol Cossey. By Gch Ch Glacier Bleue Souers Jumelles-Gch Ch Fiala Du Chateau Rocher CGC. Owner: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips.

Rally Intermediate Class: (091.0/Q) 81 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. Owner: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

Rally Advanced A Class: (089.0/1) 36 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. Owner: Carly Fryer.


Sunday Rally Entries:

Rally Novice A Class: (098.0/2) 64 CH LYKIAIS GARDIEN DES CHUTES. DN423293/02. 04/07/2015. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Carol Cossey. By Gch Ch Glacier Bleue Souers Jumelles-Gch Ch Fiala Du Chateau Rocher CGC. Owner: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips.

Rally Intermediate Class: (097.0/4) 81 CH SVAJONE’S POUR LA REINE CGC RN. DN577169/02. 02/08/2019. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Kayla Phillips & Sherri Phillips. By CH Sokrates Melodia Szczurolapa CGC-CH Lykiais Gardien des Chutes. Owner: Carly Fryer & Kayla Phillips.

Rally Advanced A Class: (086.0/2) 36 MARIPOSA LE BOULANGER CGCU. DN458396/08. 02/28/2016. Bitch. Beaucerons. Breeder: Deborah Baker. By Hartza de Subeltz Beaucerones-Ch Fredericka du Chateau Rocher CD OA NAJ. Owner: Carly Fryer.

Beaucerons Running Biathlons

Sarah E. Price

Some of the Beauceron participants in the 2019 spring biathlon (l-r): Emmanuel Domingo and Indy, Denise DiLosa and Brie, Brannon Lynch and Drax, Sarah Price and Rose.

In May, over 1,200 people from across the U.S. descended on the Vapor Wake K9 training facility in Anniston, Alabama. They all came to get wet, muddy, and sweaty with their best two- and four-legged friends at the fifth annual U.S. Canine Biathlon. Among the throngs of people, Malinois, GSDs, and Labradors were a small but special group of people, Beaucerons and their owners. I have run the biathlon several times, and as far as I know, only one other Beauceron owner has participated before 2019. In total this year there were at least seven Beaucerons, including a puppy, and Falco who none of us got to meet, unfortunately:

  • Alyesha Carr and Inca (Pennsylvania)
  • Brannon Lynch and Sarah Price with Drax and Rose (Alabama)
  • Denise DiLosa and Brie (Louisiana)
  • Emmanuel Domingo and Indy (Georgia)

Surprisingly, just a year after no one knew what my dog was (other than a “pretty Rottweiler” or a rottie-black lab-GSD), multiple people came up to me to ask, “Is that a Beauceron?” The neatest moments for me this year had nothing to do with the race itself. Walking out of the parking lot first thing in the morning and running into another Beauceron and owner (Emmanuel) and crossing the finish line and hearing “Beauceron!” from the bleachers, which turned out to be Alyesha and her friend Michelle.

Brie giving Denise some encouragement through an obstacle.

The biathlon is advertised as a 5k, and in 2019 included over 80 obstacles. It winds from the start line up and down, over and under, in and out of a multitude of natural and purpose-built obstacles, until you end up back in the start area to finish the race—actually covering between four and five miles. There is a lot of water on the course, which is good because May is pretty warm and humid in Alabama.

The first water obstacle on the course is full of ice! (Rose and Sarah, 2018)

Several sections are run in creek beds, a welcome respite from the sun and heat, although the footing can be a little tricky. The course necessitates a lot of crawling– under fencing, through culverts, pipes, and low-slung covers, and of course through a lot of mud. There is also a lot of going over things: logs, traffic barriers, wire spools, cars, buses, stairs, and this year a ten-foot-tall pyramid of tires. The course primarily skirts around the hilly terrain of the former military base, but about a quarter of a mile from the finish is the aptly named “heartbreak hill” which is at about 1,100 ft AMSL. It is not quite straight up and down, but it certainly feels that way.

Drax heading up heartbreak hill (Spring 2019).

From the top of heartbreak hill, the (welcome) sound of music from the start area drifts up the backside of the mountain, and you know you are close to the end. From the base it is a short run through at least seven more obstacles, including carrying your dog across a log suspended over a pool, before you can cross the finish line. All of this to say, running and completing the biathlon is challenging and exhilarating.

Brannon and Drax emerging a (little too happy) from a mud crawl (Spring 2019).

What makes this event special is accomplishing all of this with your dog. I have to say running it with a Beauceron is the most natural “sport” of everything Rose and I do. We have trained in IGP, scentwork, herding, obedience, and agility. These activities are all fun and provide her with mental and physical outlets (and humble training for me as I awkwardly use the wrong hand, directional, command, or bumble about on two left feet with airplane hands), and we have a good time doing them. But the biathlon is a test of all of our skills and our relationship. The connection you feel as you navigate the course relies on a strong working bond, the one we all seem to have with our Beauces, as well as their crazy athleticism. Very few dog sports allow a handler and dog to complete everything together. Rose is right beside me crawling through mud, patiently waiting patiently when I am too slow getting up and over an A-frame, and pulling me up heartbreak hill. She trusts me when I ask her to jump into a pool of water six feet below us or crawl fifty feet through a dark culvert.

Rose (patiently) waiting for Sarah to army crawl under the fence.

My husband is not an outdoorsy kind of guy, at all, so I was a little apprehensive for his first run. We were in different time corrals, so he finished after me. When I finally found him in the main event area, my worries were assuaged, and I was reminded of how I felt the first time I ran with Rose, the sheer elation of completing the race and how amazing she is at everything I ask of her. He was ecstatic and ready to run again that afternoon; he did come to his senses as the adrenaline wore off. Drax was too young to run in 2018, and the 2019 biathlon was the first time he and Drax competed in an event together. He really got to test their working relationship and reap the satisfaction and joy of all the hours of training, engagement, and socialization he has put into his dog.

Late in the afternoon, Brannon and I caught up with Alyesha, Emmanuel, and Denise to meet each other’s dogs, have a quick chat, and take some photos. There are no Beaucerons in our general area, so this was a rare chance to be reminded of how not-unique our dogs actually are. When you are not frequently around other Beaucerons, you can start to feel as though your dog is the ‘weird’ one for being aloof, or their quirks and idiosyncrasies are just your dogs. Everyone’s pups were beautifully behaved, but like Rose and Drax, they did not care to give more than a passing sniff to not-their-people. Saturday afternoon was probably the densest concentration of exhausted Beaucerons in the Southeast, if not the United States.

Alyesha and Inca.

I think events, like the biathlon, showcase how amazing this breed is and places a reminder of that front and center. I have heard other racers complain that their dogs do not run the course with them, and even act like they would be better off without their owners. As anyone who owns this breed knows, Beaucerons have the endurance, agility, strength, and intelligence that makes something like the U.S. Canine Biathlon look like a stroll in the park. But they also have that unique bond with their person, so they are in the game with you from start to finish and giving you that goofy grin the whole time. I encourage all Beauceron owners to run the U.S. Canine Biathlon, or a similar event if you can. See for yourself how much fun this breed makes getting hot, sweaty, muddy, and sore. I hope to meet more of you and your amazing dogs at the U.S. Canine Biathlon run!

Denise and Brie slogging through tunnels and mud.

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