His latest "Collies Online" ad!
Currently Grissom is ranked Number 3 in Breed standings (Canine Chronicle). He is actually the top Rough Male in the country through March 31, 2015. His standings are based upon two weekends of shows in Southern California!
Pictured at almost 5 years old. Thanks to Randy Smith for the beautiful ringside shots!!
Pictured on his way to Best of Breed under Robette Johns!!
In 2014, Grissom was only shown 6 times at select California specialities. He won 4 Best of Breeds and two Select Dog awards!
Pictured on his way to Best of Breed under breeder/judge Lee Runnels at the San Diego Collie Club's morning show!!
Pictured with his handler Heather Newcomb at three years old. She has done an amazing job with him. He is not the easiest dog to show as he is always on the look out for the girls! Grissom is a large dog (probably 25 inches) - excelling in head detail! He is all boy and is very sweet in disposition
Grissom returned to the show ring May 10, 2013 at the High Desert Collie Club, for the first time since finishing his championship in the Fall of 2012!
Pictured winning BEST OF BREED under judge Linda Ayers Turner Knorr at the High Desert Collie Club......Beautifully presented by Heather Newcomb! He has had really good luck at these High Desert shows. In 2011, he won the Puppy Sweepstakes and Winners Dog from the puppy class and in 2012 he returned and won WD & BOW for a major!
I didn't plan on keeping a boy from Greta's 2010 litter. I wanted a girl, but there was just no way I was selling this beautiful baby boy to a pet home......... How do you sell a puppy with such a cute little face??!! I have never regretted that decision. Even though he is an out cross, he has certainly helped my own breeding program along and has blended very well with my bitches! It has proven to be one of my most successful outcross breedings to date.
He looked good through all the critical growing periods
Grissom made his show debut in February 2011 at the San Diego Collie Specialty at 8 months old - he won Best In Sweeps!! In just 6 shows as a puppy, he won his first points, two major specialty reserves, numerous Best in Sweeps and Best puppy! Breeder/owner handled!
He returned to the ring at the San Diego Specialty in February 2012, where he went WD & BOW under longtime breeder judge, Bob Futh. He followed up with another WD & BOW for a major at the High Desert Collie Club!! One of his daughters, "Chelsea Twilight Time" (Rihanna), made her debut at those shows and garnered a major reserve and Best Puppy at the morning show and was 1 of 3 pulled for Winners Bitch at the afternoon show!!
Fall of 2012 - just coming back into coat, I entered Grissom on a whim at the Southern Cal/Los Padres Specialties. I was mostly going to the shows in hopes of getting the 1 point needed on his half sister Harlow. In spite of not having a lot of coat, he picked up another 4 point major, (and two major reserves), giving him a total of 14 points with 3 specialty majors!!
At my final set of shows for the season (due to my judging at the Collie National in 2013), Grissom garnered another major reserve at the first show of the Northern California specialties. But the best was yet to come.....on the last and the final day of the weekend, he finished his championship with a 5 point major, going Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Variety....onto Best of Breed from the classes over 20 rough and smooth champions under judge Vivienne Richards! WOW! What a way to finish! Not bad for the yearling male who mostly went along for the ride....while thinking he really still needed another year or two to grow up!
Grissom was owner/breeder handled to his first 7 points, but when I finally realized I could not do justice to this big boy when moving him, I hired a handler.....something I normally don't do. Heather Newcomb handled him the rest of the way (putting 3 specialty majors on him) and she did a beautiful job!
A ringside photo taken at the High Desert Collie show, where the wind was blowing almost 60 mph!
Grissom's "Collies Online" ad - November 17, 2012
Just coming into coat, Grissom is pictured winning BEST OF BREED from the classes under judge Vivienne Richards. Beautifully handled by Heather Newcomb!
Picture taken at the Ventura shows where Grissom won a 4 point major (in addition to 2 major reserves that weekend).