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Showing the dogs brings both lows and highs. Here you will find some of our accomplishments in the show ring.

AKC/UKC Ch. Istari Carpe Noctem


Aro has finished his AKC Championship and is working on his Grand Championship now..

AKC/UKC Grand Champion Istari Full Throttle


Crash has 2 UKC Best In Show awards for 2016.

BISS GCh/BIMBS GrCh Istari Midnight Sun

In 2014 Edward earned his Silver level AKC Grand Championship.

U-Ch. Istari Byte Me

Bella finished her UKC championship by earning a Winners Female, Best of Winners on September 1, 2013.

U-Ch. Daedream Centerfold


Barbie won her puppy class at both Mid-Arizona Shetland Sheepdog Specialty shows. So, we decided she might be ready for some practice at the UKC shows. She went to two weekends of UKC shows and suprised us by finishing her UKC championship at 6 months of age. She did so well in fact that she beat our Ch Edward twice for Best of Breed and went on to place 2nd in the herding group. In addition, she also earned one leg towards her Grand Championship. We are thrilled with how the judges are recognizing her quality.

U-Ch. Istari Sinsational


Pictured at 6 1/2 months, Sinner is maturing into a very elegant, balanced and pretty boy. Sinner followed in his brother's paw prints and finished his UKC title at 13 months of age.

U-Ch. Istari Daytona Scooter

Having only been on leash twice before, we decided Scooter needed some ring practice and took him to the Caliente All Breed Canine Assoc. shows (UKC). Imagine our surprise when he earned his championship!

U-Ch. Istari Viva La Diva!

Diva spent her 3rd birthday at the UKC shows. As if a birthday wasn't enough to celebrate, she finished her UKC championship. She was Winners Female, Best of Winners, Best of Breed & Group 2 under Eskie breeder judge Judy Jones and followed up with Winners Female, Best of Breed and Group 1 under judge Debbi Orwen.

U-Ch. Sunnyvale Fright Night

With our Christmas shopping finished, we decided to enter the UKC show December 12 & 13, 2009 - where Boo promptly finished his UKC championship. He was Winners Male under judge Judy Jones and Winners Male, Best of Winners, Best of breed and Group 2 under judges Debbie Orwen and Jim Jones.

U-Ch. Istari Sapphire Mist

Mist finished her UKC championship very quickly in February 2008. She is also half way to her AKC championship.

'PR' Sierra The West Wing

Jed began his AKC show career with a bang. He was Winners Dog and Best of Breed at both Lost Dutchman KC shows February 2009. The judges were Mr. Arley D. Hussin and Mr. Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio. Jed won a second competition win at the UKC show February 15th. Only one more to go for his UKC championship. Jed was Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed at the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association March 1st. This was a major win under judge Mrs. Ruth Zimmerman.

Ch. Shenell Istari Jasmin Legacy

Jamie and Janell

Although it was pouring rain at the Chaparral Kennel Club on Sunday, October 5, 2008, it was a great day for Jamie. Judge Lester Mapes awarded her Winners Bitch, Best of Winners to finish her AKC championship. She was handled by her breeder/coowner, Janell Lowman.

AKC Ch./BIMBS U-Ch. Sunnyvale Christmas Cowboy


Nick finished his UKC championship with 4 competition wins and a Best In Multiple Breed Show from Arlene Grimes. He finished his AKC championship with three majors.

Nick temporarily relinquished his couch potato status for the show ring. He was awarded Best Of Breed by Sheltie breeder-judge Joyce Van Kirk at the Kachina KC all breed show.

U-Ch. Istari White Shoulders


Ava began her UKC career as a youngster in April of 2005. Then we waited until she was mature to bring her back out to the shows. She was Winners Female to finish her championship. Ava's biggest claim to fame, however, is as the dam of our stunning male, "Edward."

AKC Ch. & U-Ch. Istari Deja Voodoo

Voodoo and Wendy Melnick

Voodoo was Winners Bitch under well known judge Keki Kahn for a HUGE 5 point major! That same evening, Judge Joan Czarnyska awarded Voodoo her second major at the American Eskimo Dog Club of America regional specialty show. This finished her AKC championship.

Voodoo was Best of Breed and Non-Sporting Group 1 under judges A. D. Hussin and Dr. Wanda Spediacci; and, was Best of Breed and Group 3 at the Greeley KC Saturday show under judges Carolyn Herbel and Ellen Fetter. She was also Best of Breed and Group 4 at the Buckhorn Valley KC Sunday show under judge Robert Caviness.

Voodoo received an invitation to the prestigious AKC Eukanuba National Championship!

Voodoo finished her UKC championship in 2 weekends of shows. She has now retired to couch potato status.

Sunnyvale Silver Springs

Stevie and Beki Vale

Stevie returned to the show ring after her January litter. Her first weekend out at the Roswell, NM shows she was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Herding Group 3. Stevie was handled by her breeder, coowner, Beki Vale. The judge was Dr. Robert D. Smith. She also was awarded Reserve Winners Bitch by Mrs. Godek at the Sahuaro State KC show.

AKC Ch. & U-Ch. Istari Talk Of The Town

Gossip & Rebecca Porter

Eight year old Gossip came out of retirement and completed her UKC Championship in 4 shows.

Am/Can/U-Ch Shelgrande's Tabloid Talk NJP, NJC-V, NGC-V, TN-N

Rumour and Wendy Melnick

Rumour finished his AKC championship and then completed his UKC championship by winning four back-to-back Best Of Breed awards handled by his co-owner, Beki Vale. In addition to this, he has earned several AKC Best of Breed and Group placements. Thanks to Andra Williams, Rumour has also been trained and competed in NADAC and AKC agility. As you can see, this duo has earned several agility titles together.

U-Ch. Karashome Moonbeam At Istari

Myah was Winners Female under judges Susan Nikkel, Arlene Grimes and Anna Harris to finish her UKC championship.

U-Ch. Istari Blues Clues

Clue and Beki Vale

Clue was Winners Male, Best of Winners and Best of Breed under judge Ron Sacca and earned his second UKC competition win by going was Winners Male and Best of Winners under judge Debbie Orwin. He followed this up by finishing his UKC championship with back-to-back Winners Male, Best of Winners and Best of Breed wins under judges Jim and Judy Jones. Both Beki Vale and Rebecca Porter had a hand in earning this title.

AKC Ch. & U-Ch.Sierra's Athena

Whooptie Doo! Athena was Best Female at the NAEDA National Show! We are thankful that judge, Debbie Mitchell found her worthy of this honor. Athena was Winners Female, Best of Winners under judge Arlene Grimes finish her UKC championship. She followed this up by winning the Champions class under Sandra Drake the next day.

Ch. Istari Kapalani Alpine Lace

Lacey won three back-to-back Best Female awards and a Best Of Winners to complete her UKC championship in one weekend. She did this handled by her co-owner, Vera Riggs. Lacey followed up her UKC wins by earning Winners Bitch and Best Of Breed at all five Coyote Cluster shows in Arizona handled by our daughter, Rebecca.