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News from the 2023 BCSA National Specialty


L'Wren & Beau at the BCSA National: Back-to-Back Best Baby Puppy Runner Up

I could not personally attend the Border Collie Society of America 2023 National Specialty, but a few of our friends with our puppies did.  Well done on them!

"Jamie" Solaras Brave Loyal True Jamie McCool

2nd Place in Puppy Sweepstakes 15-18 months

3rd Place in Puppy 15-18 months BCSA Parent Club Specialty

Titled in BCAT and Earned a Leg Towards Rally Novice Title

Owned By Lois Trongard, Handled by Lois and Kim Halcomb

"Beau" Solaras Beau Turn Right on Jones Street

Runner Up Best Baby Puppy - 4-6 Months

BCSA National Specialty and BCSA Parent Club Specialty

Owned and Handled By L'Wren Schoen

CH Solaras-Wochme Curie's Full Spectrum, TKN, RN, BCAT, CGC

Earned her Rally Advanced Title

Scentwork 2- 2nd places and 2 legs toward title

Made the first cut in Best of Breed at the BCSA National

Curie is owned and handled by Amanda Bjorklund


Amanda and Curie in Best of Breed (Amanda in pink) making the first cut.

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Siouxsie for a 4 point major in Perry, GA - Thank you Judge Danelle Brown!

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Apache! for BOW on Friday and Winners Dog on Sunday for a 4 point major at the Honeysuckle Cluster in Lawrenceville, GA. Thank you Judge Redmer!

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Flow - New Champion! - CH Callista Solaras Even Flow - Thank you to Trina and Michael Mattison for your help in earning her AKC Championship!!

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Siouxsie - Solaras Wochme Siouxsie Sioux
BCSA 2022 Sweepstakes 9-12 Months Puppy 2nd Place
BCSA National Specialty Bred By Exhibitor Puppy 1st Place
BCSA Parent Club Specialty Bred By Exhibitor Puppy 2nd Place

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"Curie" - Solaras-Wochme Curie's Full Spectrum 12-18 Months 3rd Border Collie Society of America National Specialty and Parent Club Specialty 3rd Place.
Owned and Loved by Amanda Bjorkman

Other 2022 BCSA National Specialty Achievements for Solaras, Callista and Wochme

Callista Solaras Even Flow - "Flow" 3rd place in a competitive Open Black and White Class
Solaras Wochme Enchant Ewe - "Jorja" 3rd Place Sweepstakes 9-12 Months Puppy
BCSA National Specialty Sweepstakes, 9-12 Months Puppy 3rd Place and
BCSA Parent Club Specialty 9-12 Months 2nd Place
Solaras Wochme Apache! - Apache Sweepstakes 9-12 Month Puppy Dog 2nd Place
BCSA Parent Club Specialty Bred By Exhibitor Puppy 1st Place

What an honor to be asked to be Breeder Judge for the 2019 BCSA Top Twenty !

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Co-Judges included Patricia Ward UK Judge and Matt Perchick, Professional Handler Judge, with Top 20 participants, Kim Stanton and Her Lovely Girl!

Pippa - New Champion !!

CH Solaras-Callista Pippi Longstalkings, PT
Finishes her championship in Atlanta on 2 - 4 point majors over specials.

Brody - GCH Solaras-Callista All Eyes on Ewe NA, CGC


Owned, handled and loved by Chelsea Atwell, completes his Novice Agility and Grand Championship in back-to-back weekends.  


Well Done!!

Juno earns her first leg on her HSAs title.

Pippa earns her PT at Woodsend Farm

New AKC Champion "Zuma"

CH Solaras-Callista Breaking Waves

finishes in Atlanta with 4 major wins.

Good Dog!!

Zephyr aka Solaras-Callista Whirlaway at 4 months.  Wins Puppy Group 4 and Group 3 at the Atlanta 4-6 Months Puppy Show

Juno Earns Her PT at Woodsend Farm

Nike - CH Solaras-Callista Total Eclipse finishes her championship on two four point majors and an OH Group 4! Thank you to Judges Kimberly Meredith-Cavanna & Col Joe Purkhiser!!

Results from the 2015 BCSA National Specialty!

Border collie puppy national specialty winner

Futurity & Maturity

Puppy Dogs 6-9 Months - 3rd Place Solaras-Callista Breaking Waves - Zuma. Congrats to Gay Silva!

Puppy Bitch 6-9 Months - 4th Place Solaras-Callista Pippi Longstalkings - Pippa


BCSA Puppy Sweepstakes

6-9 Months Puppy Dog - 2nd Place - Solaras-Callista Breaking Waves

6-9 Months Puppy Bitch - 3rd Place Solaras-Callista Miami Congrats to Debbie Butt!


BCSA National Specialty

6-9 Months Puppy Bitch - 1st Place Solaras-Callista Pippi Longstalkings - Way to go Pippa!

12-18 Months Bitch - 1st Place Kensington's Velvet Assassin - (Violette is a Scottie daughter!)

American Bred Bitch - 3rd Place Solaras-Callista Stalk Broker - Juno


BCSA Parent Club Specialty

Puppy Dog 6-9 Months - 2nd Place - Solaras-Callista Breaking Waves

Puppy Bitch 6-9 Months - 3rd Place Solaras-Callista Miami

Female Border Collie Puppy Juno American bred

Nike Wins a 3 Point Major in Atlanta!!

The Beaches Litter's (Banker x Reagan) Grandmother, GCH Sportingfields Pieta, aka Gracie, wins Best Opposite Sex at

Westminster 2015!


Congrats to Debbie Butt and Amanda Giles!!

Huge congratulations to Lisa Waldo and Scottie, CH Solaras Scotland Yard at Kensington, on their first weekend out with him as a Special.


Scottie and Lisa earned three 3 point majors towards his grand championship - way to go! What a nice present for his first birthday.



Pixie and Brodie puppies have arrived!  


We have 5 healthy girls and one healthy boy. Pixie is being a great mom! See more puppy photos here

Cash to the Rescue at 4 Months!! 


During the February snow storm, one of Hardy Edwards' prize Hereford cows gave birth to twin bull calfs.  She could only manage to care for one in 5 inches of snow.  So Hardy brought the calf, which was having difficulty breathing, up to the house.


According to Hardy, "Cash brought Super Peanut back to life shortly after birth by licking him from head to toe. The twins were born the Thursday morning with 5 inches of snow and ice and the mama cow just couldn't deal with it all. The legend of Cash begins!"


Pictured: Cash, Little Hardy Edwards and Super Peanut the newly born bull calf.

Scottie, Solaras Scotland Yard at Kensington, is a new champion at just 8 months!  


Huge congratulations to Lisa Waldo and Lenny Brown on this great accomplishment!

Jazz ( a Reagan and Angus puppy) Graduates from Puppy Manners Class!  How Cute is that! Notice only the Border Collie gets to wear the mortar board!

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