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MBISS Am/Can Ch Laureate Insignia wins Best of Breed twice and
Best of Opposite Sex at the Central NY SSC

Since winning Best of Winners at the 2019 ASSA (American National) from the junior puppy class, and Award of Merit at the 2021 ASSA, Phelps has been shown at 9 American SPecialties as a Champion, and has won 6 Bests in Specialty, 2 Best of Opposite and 1 Select.

Thank you judges Bernadette Biasi and Mary Benedict for awarding Phelps BISS and Liz Bianchi for BOS this weekend in beautiful entries of 40, 44 and 50 Shelties at the CNYSSC Specialties. Thank you CNYSSC for putting on a great show!

After winning her class at the ASSA American National, Polly finished her American Championship in two weekends, with 4 Specialty Majors and 2 Specialty Major Reserves she is now Am/Can Ch Laureate Unapologetic, co-bred with Anne Brazeau, and is the 37th American Champion for her sire MNBIS MBISS MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Invincible, ROM, ROMC, and is the 3rd American Champion for her dam Can Ch Velvetfog Laureate Solo Act.

Thank you judges Judy Kelsey, Sue Christie, Ellen Worthington, Lyn Leninger, Brenda Miramon, Bernie Biasi and Liz Bianchi. Thanks Sydney Robinson for showing her at the National and Debbie Miller and Sharon Trombetta for taking her back in for BOW.

Fabulous weekend for the kiddos at the 4 Virginia Specialties!

Laureate Unapologetic (by Vinnie out of JP daughter, co-bred with Anne Brazeau) wins 3 Specialty Majors (5-pt (26 bitches), 4-pt, 4-pt) and one 5-pt RWB.BISS Am/Can GCH Laureate Magnified wins Best In Specialty,  twice BOS and 1 Select!Laureate Sun Kissed (Opus daughter) wins a Specialty Major Reserve from the junior puppy class!Thank you sheltie breeder-judges Brenda Miramon, Lyn Leninger, Ellen Worthington and Sue Christie.

Congratulations to Donald and Debbie Miller, Holly Hatcher, Jen Milani and Julie Blasi on their Opus and Vinnie kids doing so well, winning their classes and more. Congrats also to Karen Linkletter and Lyn Krivanek on Claire’s 3 BISS wins, and to all the other winners.Special thanks to Debbie Miller for taking Sunny and Polly back in and winning Best Of Winners 3 times, and to Michelle Ricci for the Major RWB on Sunny. Thank you to the Blue Ridge and Central VA specialty club volunteers for putting on a great show.


New Canadian Champion Laureate Sunkissed  “Sunny” finished at 7 1/2 months of age! Wins included Best Of Winners at the CSSA Regional Specialty  Thank you judges Jo Ann Pavey, Barb Heal (twice) and Steve Dainard!

Thanks Sydney Robinson for the fabulous presentation, and Karen Linkletter for the great help with her photos today.

Sunny is 13 1/2” of sass and is by Am/Can Ch Laureate Opus One, ASSA AOM, out of Can Ch Laureate Brightside


Sept 25, 2022: We are deeply honored to have won the 1st Bagaduce Memorial Challenge Trophy, by winning Best In Specialty at the Tristate Shetland Sheepdog Club. The trophy was awarded to us by its donor, esteemed Sheltie breeder-judge Mrs. Barbara M. Kenealy, who chose MBISS Am/Can Ch Laureate Insignia, ASSA BOW, AOM as her Best In Specialty winner.

Thanks Sydney, Karen and Cadie for helping to get “Phelps” ring ready. Thanks Cadie and Karen for your enthusiasm and friendship this weekend. Thank you to the Tristate volunteers for putting on a great show!

Can Ch. Laureate Titanium, pictured at 8 1/2 months of age. "Titan" is by Am/Can Ch. Mystic Suntime Anything For You, out of Laureate Swedish Berry, and is co-bred with Anne Brazeau.

Happy to report a New Canadian Champion Laureate Titanium, finishing today at SDG under judge Tom Nesbitt. Titan is by Am/Can Ch Mystic Suntime Anything For You out of Laureate Swedish Berry. Congratulations to co-breeder and co-owner Anne Brazeau

July 9

We are thrilled to report a new American Champion. It's now Am/Can Ch Laureate Meiomi. She is the 35th American Champion for her sire, MNBIS MBISS MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Invincible, ROM, ROMC, COH and the 9th American Champion for her dam, Am/Can CH Laureate Red Red Wine, ROM, ROMC. MeMe is also the 4th American Champion in her litter.

Thank you Cadie Pruss for the great job showing MeMe this weekend, putting on her last 8 points, including two more majors! Thank you to this weekend's judges Roberta Davies, James Mitchell and David Bolus, at the Springfield, MA shows.

Aug 1

We are deeply honored for Vinnie’s Best In Show today at the 2022 CSSA National Specialty, in an entry of 109 outstanding Shelties. Thank you breeder-judge Amy Massey for the honor.

Thank you to both today’s CSSA National judge Amy Massey and yesterday’s CSSA Regional judge Hector Hector for the very kind words at tonight’s banquet.

Thank you to all of the CSSA volunteers for your amazing efforts in putting on an exceptional National at Spruce Meadows this year. Special thanks to Karen Linkletter for your wonderful hospitality and to Hanna Campbell for your expert grooming.

The CSSA National occurs every two years, and with the 2020 one having been cancelled, our last National was in 2018, at which Vinnie also won NBIS.

Vinnie is MNBIS MBISS MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Invincible, ROM, ROMC, OFA COH

July 31

We are thrilled that Vinnie won Best In Specialty today at the Canadian Shetland Sheepdog Association Regional Specialty, in a high quality entry of 89 shelties. Thank you breeder-judge Mr. Hector Hector for the honor.

Vinnie is now 8 1/2 years young and this was his first show in 3 years. He is MNBIS MBISS MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Invincible, ROM, ROMC, OFA COH

July 11

Happy to report new Canadian Champion Laureate Simplicity! "Maia" is by Am Ch Laureate Simply Simon out of Am/Can Ch Laureate Meiomi. Thank you judges Richard Paquette, Letitia Bett, Kathrine Grant, Charles Bett and Marilyn O'Neill for awarding her last 8 points to finish her championship at the Sault Ste Marie shows. Special thanks to Marilyn O'Neill for then awarding her Best Puppy In Show! Thanks Sydney for the excellent grooming and handling.

Aug 2

Happy to report new Canadian Champion Laureate Moira Rose. Moira finished in 4 shows, undefeated in the classes. Thank you judges Thora Brown, Allan Brown, Bill Byrne and Judi Byrne. Thanks Sydney for the excellent work.

Moira is by MBISS MBIS Am/Can GCHS Laureate Who Knew, ROM, ROMC out of BPIS Can Ch Laureate Ingenue.

At the ASSA 2021 American National, Moira won her regular and futurity classes and was Runner Up In Futurity. She also won her class at ASSA 2022.

May 8

Happy Mother’s Day to our #1 Mom, Am/Can Ch Laureate Red Red Wine ROM/ROMC. Her youngest daughter is now new Can Ch Laureate Lavania, sired by Can Ch Lynphil Laureate Advantage. Vania finished today in Quebec, thanks Pete for your handling.

April 1

New American Champion!

 One week after winning RWD at the ASSA American National, Phred wins GROUP FIRST from the classes in Syracuse! Thank you judge Charles Olvis. Great work, Sydney!

Phred is Can. Ch. Velvetfog Laureate Freestyle, and is by MBISS Am/Can GCh Laureate Insignia, AOM x Can. Ch. Velvetfog Laureate Solo Act. He is co-bred and co-owned by Anne Brazeau. Congratulations Anne


April 8

New American Champion!

Love this ringside photo of Hops in Syracuse finishing her American Championship. Thank you Sydney Robinson!

Hops is new Am/Can Ch Laureate Hopscotch, by Am/Can Ch Solange Preferred Assets x Can Ch Laureate Reimagine.



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