We thank Linda and Barb Griffith of Belmar Shellties for allowing this beautiful boy to come to Laurelen. He gets prettier with every year he matures. Ricky has
superb movement and exceptional structure, which he is passing on to his offspring. He has several in the show ring at the present time, from limited breedings . Ricky has four finished CH, Two major pointed , including specialty wins, and one BISS.. and offspring with several points. All three of his kids that were entered in the Nationals in 2003, made the cut in huge classes. In 2005 , Ricky sons both made cuts, and in 2006, his CH son, Brett, made it to the final cut in BOB class. We are very proud of Ricky's success as a sire. He has a couple of litters of young puppies right now, that show great prospect, also. In November 2004, one of the thrills of the show ring occured! Ricky was taken to his Championship by our granddaughter, Lauren, who was 12 years old. Lauren had handled him to his first major just two and a half months before that! We had gotten quite discouraged after many broken majors, and then, much to our surprise Ricky's special time had come, and his handler did a superb job! He finished with a four point major, and we are very proud of both of them!
News Flash.... Ricky's son , Brett, WON a large quality packed stud dog class at the 2009 ASSA National..
The producing capability carries on another generation!
2011: Ricky now has a multi Specialty winning Grandson, (Sired by Brett) winning a class of 16 CH's two days in a row. The genes for producing continues.........
Pictures by Jessica Starbuck
All testing completed clear/normal
Lauren and Ricky /Major points
Ricky is now the sire of 6 CH's ,2 singled out, and several with singles, all in limited breedings One CH is a BISS. And two are National Class winners.
Sire of SIX CH's.....and others singled out. National class winners.. (one..One CH is a BISS) He still has enough young ones out, that we hope for that ROM. That is our goal and dream.