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Jennifer & Ron Ewers
Ranchita, California

k9znewe@aol.com

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Sheep ranching and sheep trialing require the partnership efforts of handler and dog. Let me introduce you to my team--retired, current, and up-and-comers! Without these dogs, our lives, both on-the-ranch and on-the-road, would not be nearly as rich and wonderful!

A Few of My Dogs

 

SWEEP

Sweep is …bred by Wilda Bahr of Pine Valley, Ca. (Tommy Wilson’s “Roy” grandson on the Dam side; and Terry Parrish’s “Rhys” grandson on the Sire side.) The best way to describe this phenomenal dog is “BRAVE HEART”. Sweep has been such a biddable dog to train, with more heart than most. When the going gets tough he keeps trying and will never give up. He has so much natural ability it amazes me, and on top of that a natural face bite that is second to none. When new lambs arrive home and we unload; “Sweep” is the dog to show the way. He moves sheep with ease using a medium to loose eye. Sweep started trialing in December of 2002. Sweep has been consistent with high scores throughout the trialing career. Sweep finished the year, 11th in the 2008 National Finals Open Championship.2009 Sweep finished his trialing year and career 3rd. in the first go round at the National Finals in Klamath Falls..He had an unforgettable run and a good way to retire his trialing career. I am certain Sweep will be one of the best dog’s I will have ever owned. I am truly blessed to have been able to train and run a dog of this magnitude. Aside from work Sweep is my best friend. Sweep will be run periodically but for the most part he has been retired to the "ranch work"!! Sweep is turning 13 years old this May 2014.

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Sweep at Soldier Hollow.

photo taken by Haley Howard

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Sweep

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JESSE

Jesse (aka Princess Jessica) has been a good trial dog. Mama to Soot and Gunner and/ 2nd. litter Suede and Lace. She has trialed at the most prestigious trials in the West. She moves sheep with ease, has plenty of eye. She has a sensitive nature and wants to please. She was a born natural worker with lots of heart. Her breeding goes to Alasdair Macrae's Ben and Ken Willards Frecks. She produced beautifully when crossed to Sweep and has had 3 litters. She likes doing ranch work and helping out at class. On the road trialing she sleeps in the bed and wouldn't have it any other way. She is a joy to have around and keeps the pack "in-Line". A natural outrunner, and a good line driver. Jesse has produced some great pups. Jesse had her last litter in August of 2010. We have kept 2 of them.

Ron is now trialing Jesse in Open! Jesse is loving running for dad!

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Ron is now running Jesse, they make a great team!

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K9znewe "SOOT"



Soot was born April 2006 and has been a fantastic all around dog. She is off of my Sweep and Jesse. She is a great combination of both parents. Soot was a born genius with a pleasing attitude. She was an extremely serious pup ready to go early. She has a no quit attitude and tons of heart. She moves sheep with a nice medium eye, very free moving and fast. She has a gorgeous style and sheep like her. Soot has more natural ability to read sheep than I have ever encountered in a dog.. Soot has been an absolute joy to train and a dream to trial. She has plenty of power and her listening skills are unlike many others. Soot is well on her way to being a fantastic dog. I LOVE SOOT!! Soot will be my forever teammate.


photo below by: Cartwheel Photography all rights reserved
http://cartwheelphotography.com

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K9znewe"SOOT"

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SLY



Sly- (aka "bug") born December 31, 2006 has been running Open for 2 years. She is off of my old Zippo lines which was my original breeding 12 years ago. Sly has a great feel for sheep, is a good listener and wonderful to live with. She is a happy girl, exceptionally cute and there is no task too difficult. Whatever there is to be learned whether difficult or easy she is ready and willing. She has done exceptionally well running Open and as she ages she starts to understand the range ewes even more. Sly is a really great listener and always has 100% into whatever she is doing! Sly had her first litter (bred to Sweep) in June of 2013. We kept 4 pups.. they are all keen!

Ron is now running Sly in open; they are becoming a really great team!

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Sly

Sly

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K9znewe "LANE"

Same way bred as Soot, Suede and Poncho (Jesse x Sweep) Lane was originally sold as a pup. 13 months later we had the opportunity to buy Lane back due to some unforeseen circumstances in his original home .In 13 months Lane had never seen a sheep...

Lane went right to work, and has trained up quite quickly. Qualified for the Klamath Falls Nursery finals and did quite well (being it was his 3rd. trial ever) we missed out on the finals by not penning..but overall he was the same dog at the finals as he is at home.

A summer later Lane makes the semi finals at Meeker. He's a lot of dog to handle with a no quit attitude!! I am really enjoying Lane as the 2nd. Open dog on my team!!!

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K9znewe "PONCHO"

Born 8-4-10 By Sweep x Jesse. He was our first pick male.(The third and final mating)

Poncho will be Ron's next open dog. I'm really liking his confidence on the sheep, he has enough eye to keep it together but pliable at the same time!! We are pleased with this guy! He runs a bit more like mother Jesse, showing a tad bit of tension at times. Not as pliable as brother Lane..but nice in his own right. Ron and Poncho are working on getting together for 2014 Open season!

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K9znewe"SUEDE"

Suede is a Jesse x Sweep (A repeat breeding of Gunner and Soot)Born in May 09

Coming along quite nice..very calm. Growing up and starting to relax. Has nice natural flanks, a beautiful face bite, and great pace...easy going boy will be a nice easy dog to work.
Maturing into a nice natural dog with lots of scope, and a good shedding dog...starting to really come into his confidence..I like this dog a lot! He is my main work dog for "dirty jobs" . Moved up to Open in December of 2013. Although my open string is taken up with Soot and Lane..this guy will come in handy when there is a problem with someone else. He's A LOT of dog to handle!

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