We tried to warn his  unsuspecting co-owner what AWESOME potential we see in this young man.  He has  been the stand-out Personality in the Spirit litter from the beginning... 

*Best of Breeds from classes 

*multiple puppy group, and adult-group placements, including Best Puppy In Group at Edmonton 2003.  

Quick to credential both ends of his name, :) Karin and Cal earned Obedience ranking, his Canadian CD and two legs towards his CDX
In his stay with Karin, they worked hard to train through Utility!

Cal's namesake and grandfather, 
CH Caralon's Yud B Our Robin, CDX 
at 10 weeks...
Cal with his new famous native 
Canadian housemate, BISS, BPIS Morgen


Cal's American debut... a short 5 days after stepping off the plane from Karin..

His next show out, Cal won his first AKC major, by going WD / BOW under Mr. Charles Trotter in Lincoln NE.

Cal has three AKC  BOBs from the BBE under herding breeder judges Teddy McDowell, Harlowe Jahelka, and Beth Lachnitt.

Cal and I stepped into BredBy at the 2005 PWCCA National with breed friends, idols & icons.  He was my first national specialty exhibit-- and we even got a look and a smile from judge Diane Dickinson as she made her placements.  THAT made my heart flutter!   Anne Bowes made my national with kind comment after the class.

His next show out, Mar.'06 Columbia, MO--the four point major in dogs was awarded  by Mr. Paul Thomann, to finish Cal here in the states.


Every Outing with Cal is a "Performance"...


Completes American CD in July 2005,
three consecutive shows with a 189.5, 192 + 4th placement, and 192.  Judges and spectators alike cheer on his body-slamming recalls and mid-air celebrations of a job well done.
3 trials in a row-- RN 
with placements!

3 trials in a row-- RA 
with placements!

3 trials in a row-- RE
with placements!

His first American CDX leg came in at 193.5 for third place and a Front and Finish Honorable Mention in Des Moines, IA, with Karin able to look on--visiting the weekend prior to the St Louis National.  He was a phenomenal worker, with a spirit that simply would not be missed or overlooked.  He made sure.

Cal and the Long Sit were mortal enemies... he would be winning Open B easily before laying down at the last 10 sec. of the sit... despite any classes, proofing, and BEGGING we'd do.   One of Cal's final acts on earth was proofing that damn stay for the Wichita weekend.   I was certain we were going to nail it and within the same month he'd finish his CH and his CDX. 
 Instead, a siren right over our outdoor training location plus a man rushing home to his basement changed my perseverance into ultimate sorrow.  Cal was struck by the car and could not be put back together again.  Karin and I made the tearful decision together by phone to let Cal go to the Bridge, with his cheese, his blankey, in my lap.  I can only pray that you would never have to see your partner struck, broken in body and spirit, and hold them while they let go.  Cal is buried at the farm, in a place of honor, next to his phenomenal predecessor and cousin Coda.  

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