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Most Versatile Aussie (MVA)

Why is it important?  MVA is the pinnacle of the Australian Shepherd. To qualify in MVA one dog must prove it is versatile. In Aussies, versatility means they are a stock dog. First and foremost the dog must qualify on stock. Also to be versatile, the dog must be able to do something else besides work stock, so the dog must qualify in either Tracking, Obedience, Agility, or Rally. The third part of MVA is an evaluation by a conformation judge. The judge scores the dog on structure and movement. This is also important to the purpose of a dog. Form and function. A dog that can't move or doesn't have correct structure is going to break down in doing it's job.  All these things are done in 1 show. Not necessarily in 1 day, but are completed in 1 show.

ASCA Nationals Bryan, TX Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2017
'Slider' wins 6th place in MVA!!! Earns his started sheep and duck titles. Places 16th in Agility Finals. And wins High Combined in a Rally nationals Pre-Trial.
'Finn' and Debra St. Jacques win the ASCA Rally Finals
'Rio' wins Nationals Premier Bitch. Rio and Alexis win High In Trial Junior in agility Pre-Trial. They also win 4th place in Veterans class.
November '18 Silder earns his AKC CDX in 3 trials.
October '18 Slider wins MVA at Harvest Moon Mania show Westfield, MA. Feisty earns her Started Sheep title. "Finn" and Deb earn their ATCH, Deb's first ever!!

May '18 ATCH!! "Jess" Sunpiper's Mr. Majestic & Steve Conrow earn his ASCA Agility Trial Championship
April '18 Slider gets his RTCH rally trial champion in style going High Combined! And gets his first ODX obedience leg.
September '17 Wikki earns her WTCH and VCH! Our first bred Working Trial Champion and Versatility Champion. Congratulations Helen and Wikki.

August '17 Slider gets his AKC HT & PT on sheep. And gets his ATCH-II the next weekend.

July '17 Slider gets 2 Qs in ASCA Started sheep & ducks. Under the same judge so no title yet.

June '17 "Feisty" is now CKC Ch Sunpiper's True Grit. Finished her CKC Championship with a BOB and Group 3. Followed by 2 BOS awards. Congrats Helen!

March '17 Sunpiper Aussies is awarded ASCA HOF Kennel # 160. So honored and humbled by this award.

NYASA. Slider gets 5 QQ in Rally qualifying him for ASCA Rally finals. High In Trial and High Combined. Rio gets 2 Altered BOB under ASCA breeder judges.

November '16-Quebec; Slider makes a clean sweep of WD & BOW to start and finish his CKC Ch. Also gets 2 BOB & 1 BOS. He also gets his CKC CD in obedience.

October-Harvest Moon; Slider earns his ASCA Agility Trial Championship!!

July-WASCUNY Sparkler- Slider earns his RA & RAX with 2 firsts. A 199 & a perfect 200! He also earns his ASCA CD with a third place.

June-Finn, Sunpiper Beauwood Flyin' Finish earns his RTCH, Rally Trial Champion and is ranked 5th in Rally Finals. Very proud of Finn and Deb St. Jacques for their successes.
May 2015-Slider finished his ASCA CH under Sr. Breeder Judge Deb St. Jacques and the following day finishes his AKC CH will a major under Kenneth  Raynor. Special thanks to Sarah Crepeau for the excellent handling and care of Slider. She put 12 points on him in limited showing in 5 months. And thanks to Laura Liebenow for the final 5 points Sli needed for his ASCA CH so that I could stay home with puppies.

April 2015 Slider takes his 3rd ASCA major under J. Kelsey Jones. 2 points to finish.

March 2015-Whoo Hoo! Slider takes his 2nd AKC major in Syracuse with Sarah Crepeau. 2 points to go!

Slider earns his first 2 ASCA Advanced Rally legs, 1 X leg. And his first 2 Novice Obedience legs. And his ASCA BN.

February 2015- Slider earns his AKC Novice Fast title, and first Open Standard & Jumpers With Weaves Qs.

January 2015 - Slider takes RWD at the AKC USASA Regional Specialty in Novi, MI under Tom Coen out of an entry of 34 dogs! Slider receives an invitation for the 2nd AKC Rally National Competition.

November - Big E AKC Thanksgiving Cluster; Slider takes a 4 point major and BOW under Tom Coen. Expertly shown by Sarah Crepeau. Thank you Sarah and Mr. Coen for that win!! Rio earns her Excellent FAST title and 2 Master's Jumpers legs. 7th place both times beating 130 & 161 dogs!

Slider gets his AKC BN & RN in one weekend. And his 2nd ASCA BN leg.