Herding Dog # 1 - Our Justice's
Mom who we were blessed to have live out her days with us!
Can. Ch. Coultrain's Miss Murphy Brown CD BH HT HS PT JHD HIC CGC TT
August 5, 1994 - May 3, 2005
Sire: Can. Ch. Coultrains Nyte Ryder Dam: Coultrains Sara Von Westwood
Although Murphy was
with us in our home only a short time, we came to love her dearly.
She walked into our home after a very long car ride to Calgary, said
'hello' to all of the dogs, the kids, Darcy, and then looked for the
nearest hand to pet her ..... and that was the way she was everyday, with
everyone she met. She was a beautiful, gentle soul who has made a
huge mark on the hearts of all of those she met.
Every morning we went
for our car ride to Tim Horton's for coffee, she would be more than happy
to come to do all of my errands. Murphy was my 'American Express'
dog - I never left home without her!!!
She was the first dog
Jewel accepted in the whelping room with her puppies, and Murphy slept in
there with me every night after that. Jewel understood Murphy's
wisdom I think!
Justice and his
Mommy, March 2005!! Just a little family resemblance!!!
This page was created
as a sort of dedication to both Murphy and Justice's breeder, Kathy
Cooper, who passed away December 24, 2004 after a lengthy battle with
Cancer. Murphy was our Justice's mother, and both she and Kathy
accomplished a great many things in their years working together.
Murphy was entrusted
to us before Kathy's death by Kathy herself, and we finally brought her to
her forever retirement home here with us in March of 2005 with the
transport help of Jackie Can and Traci Geremia. (thanks guys!!)
So, where do we start
about Murphy's accomplishments in her life? Well, for one thing, she was the first Canadian bred
and owned Rottweiler to hold Canadian herding titles. She was, in
her prime, an active girl, earning many titles as you can see above.
Kathy was very active in herding and obedience and Murphy was right along
there with her.
titles are many. She has her HT (Canadian Herding Tested), HS
(Canadian Competitive Herding Title - Herding Started), PT (American Pre-Trial tested), JHD
(American Herding Breed Association Junior Herding title), and her
HIC (herding instinct certified).
The photo above is of Murphy and
And, to her
credit, before she was retired, she also earned 1 leg of her CKC Intermediate Herding
title and 1 leg of her AHBA Ranch 1. She also finished her third
level of herding with a High in Trial score of 98 out of 100!!!!
To top all of
those accomplishments off, Murphy is also
a Canadian Champion, to which she was handled, like all her other
titles, by Kathy.
Thank you again
Kathy, for allowing another wonderful Coultrain dog to steal our
hearts. You and Murphy are once again, herding sheep and
enjoying your time together! We miss you both!