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December 13, 2009: New litter born on the 11th.  Three girls, two boys all doing well.  Check our puppies page for more details.

New American Champion for Ch Laureate Landslide, ROMC!  It is now Am Ch Cathance Campari.  Congratulations to owner Jennifer Hays and breeder Lynda Bernier.  This is "Drew's" eighth American Champion; he also sired 31 Canadian.

November 22, 2009: At the CSSA Booster Ch Laureate PaRay Per Se wins Best of Opposite Sex.  Laureate Epitome (pictured above) was RWB, BP, BPIG and went on to win Best Puppy in Show!

November 21, 2009: New Canadian Champion Laureate PaRay Per Se!  Stormy finishes under judge Butch MacDonald at the CC&SSA Booster winning WB/BW/BOS over a Special.  Reserve WB goes to Laureate Epitome and Laureate Continuum wins WD for 2 more points.

November 20, 2009: Laureate Continuum and Laureate Epitome win WD and WB/BW/BP respectively at the Ottawa Kennel Club show under judge Cec Ringstrom.

Am/Can Ch Laureate Classy L'Image

January 19, 1996 - November 16, 2009

Our condolences to Rick da Silva and family.

November 8, 2009: Laureate Continuum and Laureate Epitome debut at the CNYSSC Specialty at exactly 6 months of age; "Mayer" wins a 4 point major reserve and "Miley" wins BOS in Sweeps and was one of the three pulled for WB!  Can Ch Laureate Jivara wins RWB her first time back in the ring since the National.  Just getting her coat back, she showed she still has all the right moves to be competitive at Specialties.  BPIS Ch Laureate Embelish won both her classes at the Specialty also.  We are very proud of our four youngsters.

September 20, 2009: New Canadian Champion!  It is now BPIS Ch Laureate Embelish!  Little Emma won WB/BOS over Specials and BPIG under Denise Cornelssen, WB/BW/BPIG and Best Puppy in Show under Mark McMillan and WB/BW/BOB over Specials/BPIG under judge Glen Stark to finish!  A great weekend, thanks to all who cheered her on! 

September 4, 2009: New photos of "Mayer" at 17 weeks.

August 17, 2009: New American Champion El Solo Serenity!  Congratulations to owners Shirley Wong (Siara) and Margie Norstrom (El Solo).  "Miata" was co-bred with Margie and is by Am. Ch. Elora Mastequila x Ch. Laureate Eternity.

Once again, congratulations to Pennylynn Woodruff (Ruffleith Shelties) for finishing another Champion! Ch. Ruffleith's Rose In Bloom is the third littermate she has finished from the co-bred litter by BIS/BPIS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven Alaris, ROMC x Ch. Laureate Rachael Ray.  Rosé was owner-handled by Penny from start to finish. 

August 2, 2009: We hear from Leane Lorenzen that there is another Champion for Ch. Laureate Landslide, ROMC.  With Ch. Dynstar Emilina finishing he now has 30 Canadian Champions! 

July 26, 2009: Ch. Laureate Lancome owner/handled by Pennylynn Woodruff (Ruffleith Shelties) wins BOS over several Specials at her last show.  She is now off to her new home with the Bedford's (pictured).  L'Annie was the 29th Champion for her sire, Ch. Laureate Landslide, ROMC.

July 21, 2009: New Champion Laureate Lancome!  Congratulations and THANK YOU to Pennylynn Woodruff for your above and beyond efforts and for getting that last point with "L'Annie". 

We received these great photos in the mail; thanks to Dean Von Pusch for capturing the moment.  Ch Laureate Jivara at ASSA, en route to her second class win.  I LOVE the fact Pete is in the background, camera in hand and spray bottle in the "holster" ready if needed!

July 5, 2009: Congratulations to Pennylynn Woodruff (RuffLeith Shelties) for winning 4 more points with RuffLeith's Rose in Bloom.  She now needs just a single point to be the third to finish from this very successful litter.

July 4, 2009: Our pretty blue girl "Stormy", Laureate Paray Per Se picks up five more points towards her title, winning the points both days entered at the Kawartha KC show.

Laureate Tiramisu, ROMC

January 18, 2000 - June 29, 2009

Our sweet Tira: we'll miss your smile, your pretty eyes, your soft forehead and your tip-toes. 
Mostly, we'll miss you.

June 27, 2009: We are celebrating the 13th Birthday of our most special girl, "LuAnne".

Ch. Autumngold Laureate Alabama

April 4, 1998 - June 23, 2009

We were saddened to learn of the passing of "Mitch".  Our condolences to owner and co-breeder, Saye Clement (Autumngold Shelties).  "Mitch" lives on here through the descendants of his daughters, Laureate Nuance and Laureate Claire De Lune.


June 22, 2009: Congratulations to Pennylynn Woodruff (RuffLeith Shelties) for taking Best of Breed over a Special and on to Group 4th with RuffLeith's Rose in Bloom at the Kingston show on Saturday!  Penny has been on a roll with her three hopefuls from the co-bred litter by BIS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven Alaris, ROMC x Ch. Laureate Rachael Ray.  She has finished two, and now Rosé is well started with this 5 point win.  Meanwhile our hopeful from the litter, Laureate Alinea, has to wait for a new coat before making her debut.

New portraits of BISS/BIS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Fifth Avenue (pictured at 10 1/2 years of age)

May 24, 2009: Congrats are in order!  First congratulations to Jo Ann and Terry Pavey for winning the DC&SSA Speciatly yesterday under judge Melanie Williams with 10 1/2 year old BISS/BIS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Fifth Avenue ! (pictured above) This is Tiffany's 8th Specialty win and we were delighted to be able to share the moment.  Then today we hear that Pennylynn Woodruff has another new Champion; Ch. Ruffleith's Tinta Rufette.  "Portia" was co-bred by Laureate and is the second from this litter to finish.

BPIG Ch Laureate Jivara wins Best in Sweeps at the DC&SSA Specialty!  Thank you judge Gillian Robertson!

May 11, 2009: Congratulations to Lori Drouin and her boys.  First two UDX legs for Jammin' Vertical Velocity, UD, RN; bringing him to three out of the needed ten for the title.  Then Laureate Due South earned his last two legs to qualify for his US CDX title!  Congratulations Lori!

May 10, 2009:  Congratulations to Pennylynn Woodruff (RuffLeith Shelties) on finishing her first homebred Champion, Ch Ruffleith's Remy Martin! "Remi" is sired by BIS/BPIS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven Alaris x Ch. Laureate Rachael Ray and was co-bred by Laureate.  Soon to finish will be littermate Ruffleith's Tinta Rufette, who is now up to nine points!  Way to go Penny!

ASSA National 2009

Ch. Laureate Jivara: First place Futurity 12-18 month bitches and First place 12-18 month sable and white!

Laureate Paray Per Se: First place Open Blue bitches!


BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Louisiana: First place 12 years and over Veteran bitches and Award of Merit!

We are thrilled that the three girls we brought each won their classes this year.  LuAnne at nearly 13 years of age was a crowd favourite.  Thank you to all the ringside supporters of our special girl!

Many thanks to judges Barbara Aulbach, Glenda Henson and Guy Jeavons.

BPISS BPIG Ch. Laureate French Laundry

July 28, 2006 - April 21, 2009

Our sweetest "Mais Oui" is gone too soon.  Our hearts are broken.


Ch. Laureate Lexus

May 24, 1994 - April 14, 2009

Our beloved Lexus; devoted "stuck like glue" companion, beautiful through and through.

Tears are flowing today, but we celebrate her life and contribution as dam of
BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Louisiana and Laureate Sweet Georgia Brown, HC.

April 12, 2009: RuffLeith's Tinta Rufette goes WB/BW/BOS/BPIB for 5 points.  Her litter sister was RWB.  Owner/handled by co-breeder Pennylynn Woodruff.  These puppies are by BIS/BPIS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven Alaris x Ch. Laureate Rachel Ray.  Congratulations Penny!

April 11, 2009: After starting her Canadian show career with a RWB yesterday, Laureate PaRay Per Se wins her first points today!  We'll have her out to finish shortly.

Photos of our latest hopefuls!

Congratulations to Pennylynn Woodruff (RuffLeith Shelties) for BPIG and RWB with RuffLeith's Tinta Rufette (littermate to Laureate Alinea).  Congrats also to Linda and Pat Loring (Irish Hills Shelties) on winning their first points on "Molly", aka Laureate Fox Hill's Magic! 

We are also pleased with the Ch. Laureate Landslide, ROMC kids winning.  BISS Am Ch. Jesstar Affirmation won BOB at the Jacksonville SSC.  "Mark" is owned by Jessica Starbuck and Rita Von Pusch.  Also two Best of Breed wins and two group placements for Landslide daughter Ch. Starmist Solitaire.  Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Diane Lang Foster (Starmist Shelties).

April 5, 2009: New Canadian Champion!  It is now Ch. Laureate Rachael Ray; congratulations to co-owner Pennylynn Woodruff (Ruffleith Shelties)!  Rayna is Champion number five for her dam, Laureate Tiramisu, which gives her the coveted ROMC title!  She is the 28th Champion for her sire Ch. Laureate Landslide, ROMC and the third in this litter to finish.

At the Tri-State Specialties in Connecticut, Ch. Laureate Jivara (pictured above) wins Best in Sweeps under judge Greg Speeks!  She follows with a 5 point major RWB the following day under judge Sue Christie. 

March 28, 2009: New Canadian Champion.  It is now Ch. Laureate Lutèce!  Thank you breeder-judges Nancy Tibben and Phil Wendling.  "Paris" is the fourth Champion for her dam, Laureate Tiramisu and the 27th for her sire, Ch. Laureate Landslide, ROMC.

March 17, 2009: New face shot of our beautiful 12 1/2 year old "LuAnne".

March 8, 2009: Laureate Rachael Ray picks up a 5 point win in Orangeville.  Congratulations to co-owner Pennylynn Woodruff (Ruffleith).  "Rayna" now has seven points. 

March 7, 2009: At the Potomac Valley Shetland Sheepdog Club, under breeder judge Nancy Tibben, BIS/BISS Am/Can Ch. Laureate Fifth Avenue wins another Specialty Best of Breed!  

A big congratulations to owner/handlers JoAnn and Terry Pavey (Whitegates Shelties)!!! 

(This photo is Tiffany's past Specialty win under judge Barb Linden.)

March 4, 2009: New portraits of Storm.

February 21, 2009: We learn of the passing of the very beautiful "Kix".  Our condolences to Susan Ling.

Ch. Laureate's Texan At Nationview, ROMC

October 8, 1993 -  February 20, 2009

February 15, 2009: New page for "Cocoa".

January 22, 2009: We are back from a great holiday in Australia.

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