DOGS AT THE BRIDGE
Creekside Tap 2004-2017
USBCHA Open Trial Winner
Female, Black-Tri (Brindle), 20.5" tall, 40 lbs.
DOB: 01-04-2004; DOD: 12-15-2017
Health Clearances: Hips OFA BCO-6094E24F-PI (Excellent), CERF Clear (December 2009), CEA Normal
Registration: CBCA 3182;
Microchip#: 137965763A; Tattoo: RF102P
Bred by: Fiona Robertson, North Hatley, QC
Sire: Warren Mick's Glen (Berhow's *Nick)
Dam: Imp. Pat CBCA 973; ISDS 241255.
Placed in first Open trial at age 2
2007 Vermont Triple Crown Champion
Qualified for and competed at the 2007 & 2010 USBCHA National Sheepdog Finals
2008 Vermont State Champion
Competed at the 2008 World Sheepdog Trial in Wales
2009 Cascade Farm SDT Open Champion
2009 Vermont Triple Crown Champion
2011 Vermont Triple Crown Champion
NEBCA Fall Foliage Finalist
2012 Merck Forest Open Champion
2013 Winner of finals round at Quechee Scottish Festival Open Sheepdog Trial
Our sweet, amazing Tap left us suddenly in December, 2017, just a few weeks shy of her 14th birthday. She went peacefully, in her sleep with no warning. She remained sound of body and mind until the end, and was hiking up to 10 kms, helping bring in the sheep and generally keeping her kids in line. We are heartbroken and are missing her terribly.
Tap was the second born of the 2004 Pat x Glen litter. She was an interestingly marked, white factored, tri-colored girl, with her tan markings almost brindle in appearance. She was very structurally balanced and had a huge, ground covering stride.
Tap was so much fun to raise, learned all the rules very quickly and enjoyed meeting lots of people, kids, babies, and other breeds of dogs. She was never shy and was a very easy to live with sort of dog. She was trained to the "Ranch" level by Warren Mick and in 2006, Tap and I hit the ProNovice scene with great success. At the end of that first season, she placed in Open, having only really to learn about shedding.
She had a lovely feel for her sheep and paced herself beautifully. A true line dog, she could almost read the course herself with very little adjustment from me. She was so biddable and easy that stepping to the post with her was a pleasure and a privilege. She taught me so much.