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Congratulations Mr Kenji Shigi on Diamond's latest wins!

MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Insignia wins two more Best in Specialty Show! Thank you judges Bernadette Biasi and Mary Benedict.

New American Champion Laureate Unapologetic! "Polly" finished her next weekend out with her fourth Specialty major. She is the 37th American Champion for her sire "Vinnie" and the 3rd for her dam "Solo". She was co-bred by Anne Brazeau, Velvetfog Shelties. Shown to her title by Pete.

Nov 1, 2022: Pete goes down to the Virginia Specialties and the very sound and elegant Can Ch Laureate Unapologetic wins 3 Specialty majors and a major reserve for 13 points!

Am/Can GCh Laureate Magnified wins Best in Specialty Show! Thank you judge Brenda Miramon. He was also BOS x 2 and Select.

The very charming Can Ch Laureate Sunkissed wins RWB under judge Lyn Leninger.


MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Insignia wins Best in Specialty Show

 under judge Barbara Keneley!

New Canadian Champion Laureate Sunkissed! (Opus x Brightside)

New Canadian Champion Laureate Frangipane! (Macadamia x Reimagine)


Aug 26 2022: New Canadian Champion Laureate Titanium!

Aug 14 2022: Laureate Lavania wins a 4 point major bringing her total to 11 points both majors. Thank you handler Cadie Pruss!

Aug 1, 2022: We are back from a whirlwind trip to Calgary and the glorious Spruce Meadows.

Thank you Karen Linkletter for being such an wonderful host!

Thank you Hanna Campbell for grooming up Vinnie so beautifully.

Thank you everyone who helped provide supplies and to the host club and all who worked hard on putting on this show

Lastly, thank you to the judges for awarding our 8 1/2 year old boy Best of Breed in top competition!


CSSA Regional Specialty, judge Mr Hector Hector




CSSA National Specialty, Judge Mrs Amy Massey



This is Vinnie's third National win, second consecutive Canadian.

July 28, 2022:  New Canadian Champion Laureate Moira Rose! "Moira" finished in two days undefeated in the classes. Thank you Sydney for your expert presentation and loving care of our sweet girl.

July 15/22:New Canadian Champion Laureate Looking Glass!

Laureate Titanium wins BPIG at the UK Breeds Specialty under breeder judge Irene Latchford. He is now up to 8 points.

Laureate Frangipane (Fancy) is up to 7 points at the Lombardy Circuit.


July 10, 2022: New Canadian Champion Laureate Simplicity! Maia finishes with a Best Puppy in Show win.Thank you Sydney for your wonderful presentation!

Diamond continues to win big...two Best in Show wins and a Reserve Best in Show bringing her up to #7 All Breed! Top Herding Group and Top Sheltie.

July 9, 2022: New American Championship for RBIS/BPIS Can Ch Laureate Meiomi! Thank you Cadie Pruss for your expert handling of our special girl. MeMe is the fourth to finish in her litter and 9th American Champion for her dam, Am/Can Ch Laureate Red Red Wine ROM/ROMC and the 35th for her sire MNBIS/MBISS/MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Invincible ROM/ROMC/COH

June 2022: Diamond and Sydney continue to shine in the ring and are now ranked #1 in Herding Group, #10 All Breed.

Diamond BOS Westminster KC. Congratulations to owner Mr Kenji Shigi

At Western NY SSC, our girls won 3 US Specialty majors

Can Ch Laureate Lavania (5 point major)

Laureate Looking Glass (5 point major)

Can Ch Laureate Bernadette (4 point major)

Thank you judges and thanks to Elim Cheng and Anne Brazeau for your grooming and handling!

May 2022: New Canadian Champion Laureate Lavania!

New Canadian Champion title for Am Ch Laureate Marilyn Merlot!

April 27, 2022: BEST IN SHOW for Diamond! Thank you judge Robert Whitney and handler Sydney Robinson!

April 24, 2022: MeMe (RBIS/BPIS Ch Laureate Meiomi) wins a major in Springfield MA! We are hoping she will be American Champion #4 in her litter.

April 2, 2022: Two American Champions!

In Syracuse NY, Phred wins Group 1st and then WD, BW the following day to complete his American Championship. He's now known as Am/Can Ch Velvetfog Laureate Freestyle. Co-owned and co-bred by Anne Brazeau, Velvetfog Shelties.

Can Ch Laureate Hopscotch picks up her last points for her American title under judge Jim Reynolds. Thank you Sydney Robinson for your presentation this weekend and Pete for handling her to ten points and both majors.

March 2022

Laureate at the American Shetland Sheepdog Association
National Specialty

We are honoured to receive the award for both Top Sire and Top Dam for 2021 from the ASSA!

This isn't an easy achievement in a regular year, let alone one where the border was closed. Thank you all who finished Vinnie's offpring and thank you Pete and Sydney for your hard work and dedication!

MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Diamond Is Forever

Owned by Kenji Shigi

What a thrill to be able to participate with two girls in this year's Top Twenty showcase. Thank you fellow breeders/exhibitors for voting Diamond Runner-Up People's Choice winner! Thank you Sydney Robinson for your beautiful presentation.

MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Overture AOM

Award of Merit for "Sonia" in an antry of over 120 Sheltie Specials!

Loved to see her perform so well in the big ring. Thank you fellow Shelie enthusiasts for the lovely ringside comments.

Thank you judge Jane Howard

Can Ch Velvetfog Laureate Freestyle

1st Open Sable Dog and Reserve Winners Dog!

"Phred" is co-bred and co-owned by Anne Brazeau

He is by MBISS Am/Can Ch Laureate Insignia AOM x Ch Velvetfog Laureate Solo Act

Thank you judge Rick Thompson for this honor.

BPIS Can Ch Laureate Ingenue

1st Open Sable female

"Ashley" is co-bred by Crystal and Phil Wendling. Sired by MBIS/MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Invincible ROM/ROMC x Am/Can Ch Lynphil Girl On Fire

Can Ch Shelhaven Afire
"Kindle" placed 3rd in Open sable female
She is by Am/Can Ch Shelhaven Ignite ROMC x Ch Shelhaven Top Sider (Vinnie daughter) Thank you co-owner Michelle Rogowski and handler Jenna Cruthers.

Can Ch Laureate Bernadette
4th Open Blue female
"Bernadette" is sired by Can Ch Velvetfog Huckleberry Finn x Laureate Burlesque

Laureate Moira Rose

1st Novice female

"Moira" is sired by MBIS/MBISS Am/Can Ch Laureate Who Knew ROM/ROMC x BPIS Can Ch Laureate Ingenue

Can Ch Laureate Unapologetic

1st 12-18 month sable and white female

"Polly" is sired by MBIS/MBISS Am/Can Ch Laureate Invincible ROM/ROMC x Ch Velvetfog Laureate Solo Act. She is co-bred by Anne Brazeau

Laureate Looking Glass  (Alice)

2nd 6-9 month sable and white female
Sired by Am/Can Ch Laureate Magnified AOM x Can Ch Laureate Siena

Thank you judge Judy Kelsey for the girls class placements!

Laureate Looking Glass

Runner-Up Best In Futurity

Thank you judge Bella Thompson and handler Sydney Robinson

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