Bechelle Dusoleil, VCD1, RA, HT, PT, JHDs, HRD1s, HSAds, STDd, CGC
See Bechelle's puppies born in late May 2005.
Bechelle is lean and muscular, attentive and willing, exuberant and sweet.
Ready for anything!
From the AKC Belgian Sheepdog breed standard:
"He is a strong, agile, well muscled animal, alert and full of life. With those he knows well, he is most affectionate and friendly, zealous of their attention, and very possessive."
Bechelle, or "Shelley", loves to play with her dam, her sister, and even in the leaves!
Bechelle loves to herd sheep (and ducks)!
In 2003 Bechelle earned her AKC HT and PT, as well as her AHBA JHDs herding titles.
1 July 06: 2nd place with a score of 82 for her first time on an AKC Started A course.
16 July 06: 5th place with a score of 75 for her second leg on the AKC HSAs course.
30 July 06: 3rd place for her first leg in the AHBA Herding Ranch Dog 1 course.
10 June 07: 4th place for her third and final leg on the AKC HSAs course.
15 June 07: Bechelle earns a 4th HSAs leg with a 3rd place AND her 1st HSA leg on ducks with a 2nd place.
23 June 07: 2nd AKC HSAd leg with a 3rd place.
12 October 08: 3rd AKC HSAd leg with a 1st place!
15 August 09: 2nd HRD1s leg with a 1st place!
10 September 11: 1st STDd leg with a 2nd place!
11 September 11: 2nd STDd leg!
11 September 11: 3rd STDd leg with a 4th place!
See photos of Bechelle herding.
We're working on obedience, too.
14 August 2004: Bechelle earned her first AKC CD leg with prizes for Highest Scoring Belgian Sheepdog AND Highest Scoring Dog with a Herding Title at the trial!
12 & 13 February 2005: Bechelle earned her second and third AKC CD legs to complete her title.
30 September 2006: Bechelle passes her Canine Good Citizen test on her first try.
7 October 2006: Bechelle earns her first Rally Novice B leg with a score of 91.
20 October 2006: Bechelle earns her second Rally Novice B leg with a score of 99 and 1st place!
28 October 2006: Bechelle completes her Rally Novice (RN) title with a score of 100 and 2nd place.
2 December 2007: Bechelle earns her first Rally Advanced leg with a score of 96.
15 August 2008: Bechelle earns her 2nd Rally Advanced leg with a score of 97.
26 October 2008: Bechelle earns her 3rd Rally Advanced leg with a score of 95.
On a whim, Julie entered Bechelle in an agility trial. She did great - earning her 1st NJP leg on 2 August 2008 for 3rd place.
9 November 2008: Bechelle earns her 2nd NJP leg with a 2nd place and score of 93.
15 May 2009: 1st NAP leg with score of 95 and 3rd place.
31 May 2009: 2nd NAP leg with score of 100 and 1st place.
5 June 2009: 3rd NAP leg with score of 95 and 1st place.
6 June 2009: 3rd NAJ leg with score of 100 and 1st place.
Bechelle's favorite dog sport is tracking!
27 February 2005: Bechelle earned her AKC TD at a tracking test in Shelbyville, Kentucky on a track that was 465-yards long with 3 turns and had aged 56 minutes in brisk wind.
See other tracking photos from the test at Shelby Acres Farm.
See Bechelle's health clearances.
Bechelle has a complete scissors bite and is seizure free.
Bechelle just loves to play.
Bechelle loves playing in the snow, too.
This is how she usually looks when she's ready to come inside.
You can certainly tell she has Norwegian blood!
Bechelle has also been called "The Huntress", and is adept at occasionally catching her own dinner.
Smile for the camera!
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