Performance Shelties from Lockehill

January 15, 2020: We start the new decade with word from Robert Steward that his little princess Sidheag is way up on the top 10 list. He writes "So the preliminary list for the NADAC top 10 has been published. OMG Sidheag is #13 in Chances Sheltie out of a literal ton of shelties! Way to my little princess"


March 15, 2019



Jacob entered his first AKC National Agility Competition on March 15-17, 2019 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He ran a total of 5 courses. The 1 st course on Friday morning was a warmup course in which he had a clean run. This was so that the competitors and their dogs could get a feel for the dirt that was used at the event. Later that day he ran a Premier Standard Course, one of the toughest courses in AKC. Only 14 out of 50 of the dogs in the 12 inch preferred class had a clean run. Jacob was one of these 14 dogs and was the 6 th fastest dog. On Saturday morning Jacob ran the Jumps with Weaves Course and had a clean run. (100 points) taking 17 th place out of 59 dogs. In the afternoon Jacob ran the Standard Course and dropped 1 bar costing him 5 points. On Sunday morning Jacob ran a Hybrid Course which is similar to a Standard Course. He did very well and had a clean run (100 points). He placed 12 th out of 59 dogs. Jacob's Cumulative Score for the weekend put him in 25 th place in his class.

Duane and Linda Minazzi pictured with Jacob right. Duane expertly directed Jacob through all his runs.

Below is Jacob running the course and enjoying every minuter of it. Jacob will be ten years young on September 9, 2019.

Proud of my "Granddog"? You bet!!!





March 3, 2019:

NATCH Lockehill Celtic Fire OA OAJ MXP XF MFP "Sidheag"

(Vogue Happy Camper x Chosen Lockehill Carrie On)

Robert Steward took his lovely little dinamo, Sidheag to Dripping Springs to run at the Austin K9Xpress Agility Club show and was rewarded with his NADAC Championship. His patience and love for this pretty little girl paid off and they are all smiles. I am so proud of this new Lockehill champion.

Left in the photo is Judge James Bell with Robert and NATCH Sidheag.

NADAC is the North American Dog Agility Council




December 2, 2018


Ch Prairie Chosen Legacy x Lockehill Careless Love

Today Jacob got his Preferred Agility Champion (PACH) title. What a wonderful birthday present for Linda (seated) and husband JR Minazzi.

Pictured from left to right standing are Donna Heavner of Rob Cary Kennels Training Facility and Dave and Trish Millmore of Eurodog Training Facility, AKC Judge Mr. Tom Slattery. Seated is Linda and JR Minazzi with their Jacob. Jacob and Jolene (right as pups) were bred by myself and were among my favorites. Eager to please, they are what makes the sheltie so much fun to train and show.




November 19, 2018

Lockehill Summer's Song OA, NA, NAJ, OF , CGC "Caitlyn"

Pat Knutson send word that Caitlyn aka “wild child” seems to be growing up to be a beautiful young lady.  She finally got her open title in standard and now moves to excellent.  Yea!!!   She is super fun.  

Caitlyn is Serena's litter sister and they really look alike. Serena is shown to the far right and she is a wild child also.


August 2018

Lockehill Celtic Fire OA OAJ AXP AJP "Sidheag"

Robert Stewart sends word that his little dianamo Sidheag has a new title. Master Agility Excellent Prefered on July 14, 2018!

Robert writes: "The Little Princess is coming into her own. It's taken a lot of time, and a lot of work, and I am so proud of how far she's come"

Robert has so much patience with Sidheag, she is not the bravest sheltie but she does love Robert and so wants to please him....way to go!


September 2017: It is with great pleasure that I announce that Linda Minazzi and Jacob completed his MACH. he is now MACH: Lockehill Cowboy Casanova MX MXS MXJ MJB NF CGC Am I bet!

The shelties all celebrated his big win with a group photo. On the table from left to right is Megan, her mother Jolene, and her grandmother Lovey.

In the grass from left is Emily (Lockehill Emily My Love NA OAJ), Holly (Lockehill Hollywood Cowgirl NA NAJ AXP MJP NFP CGC) and MACH Jacob

Jacob & Jolene are littermates from Lovey's first litter by Ch Prairie Chosen Legaxy. Holly and Megan are litter sisters and daughters of Jolene and Ch Macdega Allegiance. Emily is Jolene's daughter by Chateau Kismet Carry On Atwater.

Jacob is the second MACH for his dam Lovey.




September 5, 2017

Lockehill Summer's Song NAJ, NF "Caitlyn"

Weeeerrr Back!

Caitlyn competed this past weekend at Red Dirt in Oklahoma.  Three Q's, three first place and her Novice title in Fast.  She is my speed demon. I'm trying to keep up.  First competition since March.  Had to have surgery and this was our first trial back.  Such a good girl!

Caitlyn is Serena's litter sister and a full sibling to my new litter.


March 11, 2017:

MACH5 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte MXS MJC

Ellie is now a MACH5 WOW!!!

She and Chris have made a solid team and now at ten years old, she has started to work toward a PACH.

Her cousin "Aedan", Lockehill Aedan Kristofer Bronte will be a MACH soon and then there is "Ayra Rose" Lockehill Ayra Rose Bronte, the little upstart coming in the wings.

Looks like another Lockehill threesome headed for the stratosphere

UPDATE: Ellie won her PACH in 2018 and at eleven years old, she is now retired. Ellie shared the same mother as Jacob and Jolene above.


Lockehill Summer's Song NAJ "Caitlyn"

October 2. 2016: Pat writes " Caitlyn is making us proud!   3rd competition and she brings home her novice jumpers title. "


July 3, 2016 : Pat Knutson sent these photos of Caitlyn (Serena's litter sister) after she took first place in her first competition. She got her first Q and first place in Noveice Jumpers.

Looks like the new kid on the block is going to be a great competitor....well done Pat and Caitlyn.


November 16, 2015 Chris writes: "Ellie and Aedan have been representing Lockehill Kennels well. Aedan is getting faster and improving with every trial. He is now in Masters Jumpers and Standard. In fact, he only needs 3 more qualifying runs in both to get his Masters titles.  Ellie is also getting faster as she ages. She only needs 9 more double Q's to get her MACH 5, plus Ellie has qualified for the AKC Agility Nationals in Tulsa OK. This past weekend Ellie and Aedan competed in a USDAA trial. It's been 3 years since Ellie last competed in USDAA and it was Aedan's first time. They each did very well. Even though Aedan got only 1 Q,and first place, he ran very well and only had slight issues (dropped first bar, missing dogwalk contact) that prevented more. What was really impressive is that he, and Ellie, mainly competed in the tournament classes and Aedan held his own. Ellie had a really good trial. She came away with a 2nd place in Steeplechase, a 3rd in Grand Prix, and qualified in the Biathlon. She was the only 14' dog that qualified."

October 12-18, 2015

Lockehill Hollywood Cowgirl, OAP OJP CGC "Holly" with JR Minazzi and Lockehill Cowboy Casanova, MX MXJ CGC "Jacob" with Linda Minazzi

Jacob ran October 15-18 (only masters class ran Thursday the 15th).  He got a qualifying run (and 2nd place) in masters standard on Thursday earning him a bronze title.  On Saturday he got a qualifying run in masters jumpers.  Earned a total of 20 points towards his MACH.

Holly ran October 16-18.  On Friday she got a qualifying run in preferred open standard (2nd place) and a qualifying run in preferred open jumpers (1st place).  She ran the jumpers course in about half the allotted time (21.71 seconds on a 41 second course time running at 5.389 yards per second).  On Saturday she got a qualifying run in preferred open standard (1st place) and her preferred open standard title.  On Sunday she got a qualifying run in preferred open jumpers (1st place) and her preferred open jumpers title.  She will be running the same courses as Jacob from here on out, but in the preferred class.

October 11, 2015

Lockehill Celtic Fire OA OAJ OF "Sigheag"


Photo of Sidheag running like a happy girl. Robert Stewart writes: "She's getting there, a bit slower than I'd like, but, it's the old adage, slow and steady wins the race. If she does make it to MACH, it will in many respects mean more to me than all the accomplishment of the other dogs in my life. To that end once she gets AX and AXJ, we're dropping into preferred, since realistically, it might take a while. and that 8" jump height may well be our friend in the long haul. Yes, I do get frustrated, but try to never let her know it. and celebrate every victory and step forward!"

Looks like a bark with every breath....that means I am having a blast. Sigheag is Carrie's daughter.


May 11, 2015:Ellie is now MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte!

May 11, 2015: MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte, MXC, MJB2 "Ellie"shown on left and Lockehill Aedan Kristofer Bronte AX, AXJ is on the right.

Christ writes: " Now introducing MACH4 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte! We had a couple of hiccups along the way but this past weekend Ellie earned her MACH4 title. She actually had a great weekend. Ellie qualified four runs out of four. Earning two 5th places and two 3rd places. Aedan also got a Q on Saturday earning a 2nd place in jumpers.

Ellie is Lovey's daughter and Adean is Carrie's son.



November 2013:

MACH3 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte MXS MJC

Yes that is a smug look on Ellie's face....why not, just completed her MACH3 this weekend.

Chris writes " Well, my little girl did it.  Ellie got her MACH 3.  When a couple of people asked me how old she was it made me think back on how far we have come.  It seems like just yesterday I was introducing Ellie to agility, now she has her third MACH.  How time flies.  Ellie is well on her way for MACH 4. She has 512 points and 2 double Q's.  I have attached a picture of Ellie with her ribbon.  I have also attached a picture of Aedan with his littermate, Buddy.  He really loves Buddy.  Aedan gets Buddy about once a day and carries him around the house."


MACH 2 Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte, "Ellie"

Ch Stonerhaven Samurai x Lockehill Careless Love

Chris sends news on Ellie's 2011 year; " Well, another years has past and our little girl had a great year. Ellie is a healthy happy sheltie who has improve in the Agility ring all year. The result of all our work is her getting her MACH 2 this past weekend. Yes that's right, Ellie's official name is now MACH 2 Lockehill Lady Elisabeth Bronte.  In addition, she has consistently placed top 5, taking some 1st places along the way.  We are very proud of her and are looking forward to this year."

This is fabulous news! When Ellie was a wee baby, she was called "Peanut" because she was so small. She is a litter sister to Sabrina, who is just oversize. Ellie was not able to compete for dinner with her littermates and began to fade. She needed some intensive care so she joined Summer's younger litter at the Hemenway's home and thrived with the younger less agressive pups and with Dan's watchful support. I do not know what I would have done without Dan Hemenway who is the best nurse on the planet!


MACH Lockehill Lady Elizabeth Bronte,"Ellie"

Ch Stonerhaven Samurai x Lockehill Careless Love

Ellie is a small sheltie, perfect for agility. Sondra and Chris Schaible tell me that Ellie is competing in agility and steeplechase and is enjoying the fun. Ellie has her Starters, Gamblers, and Snookers titles in USDAA

October 2009 and Ellie is still knocking them dead, taking many more first place wins. Ellie now has her first 11 points toward her MACH. Way to go Chris and Ellie. It was published June 2010 that Ellie obtained her MXJ title and she is still racking up those DQ,s!

October 2010, Ellie has qualified for the Sheltie Nationals and will be competing there. She is closing in on her MACH and looks to be the first MACH for Lockehill. I am so proud of Sondra and Chris to take their first agility dog all the way.

Ellie and Chris did it! she is now a MACH !




Now back in the "Olden Days"

Pandra's Kismet Kate, CD
Kismet's State of The Art x Starhaven's Katie BarTDoor

Katie, my first sheltie, when she won her first and second Novice A leg with an entry of 22 each day.  Her next time out she finished her CD with another first of 43 entries in her class.  Those were the days before Agility took off when so many competed in Obedience.

Katie was trained and ready for Open, my goal was three straight legs when a thougthless instructor “Proofed” her and she began to refuse for fear of failure.  I could never get her confidence back. 

Katie flamed the competition in my soul and began my sheltie addiction.



Chosen Legacy of Lockehill, CD

“Chloe” when we finished her CD.  Like her best buddy Katie, Chloe finished her CD in three straight shows.  Chloe was my second sheltie and the first to carry the Lockehill name. She and Katie both wait for me at Rainbow bridge.

Darn, sure wish I was still that skinny!