ASCA/AKC CH Hat Creeks No Deposit No Return

Bernie won over 50  Best of Breed and Best Opposite Sex awards in 1998 & 1999

1996 Nationals 1st place 2-4 Puppy Dog
1997 Nationals Pre-Show Winners Dog
1997 Nationals Reserve Winners Dog
1998 Nationals Premier Champion
1997/1998 ASCA #3 dog and #7 overall
1998/1999 ASCA #2 overall
AKC & ASCA champion producer



Bernie won the Veteran Dog 13+ class at the 2009 ASCA Nationals under Erica Peters-Pruiit, as well as, picking up nice class placements at pre-shows in the 10 and up classes under Ernie Hartnagle and Reggi Gravette.

I had so much fun showing Bernie at the Colorado Nationals. He still has that "look at me attitude" and that fabulous, floating side gait at 13 1/2 years old.

Although I didn't own Bernie he has been a very big part of my life over the years.

I sure miss you big guy.

bred and owned by Karen Russell and Kandi Nack

handled by Kathy Usher

ASCA/AKC CH Nik Naks "Believe It Or Not"
12-3-98 - 11-21-2006

Ripley won over 50 Best of Breeds, multiple Best Opposite Sex and multiple Best Veteran awards in his 3 year show career.

Sadly, we lost Ripley suddenly and very unexpectedly after the 2006 National Specialty. He was #5 in the 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 ASCA conformation merit standings, and #13 in the 2005/2006 ASCA conformation merit standings. Ripley qualified twice for the Conformation Invitational at the ASCA National Specialty 2005 in Georgia & 2006 in Wisconsin.


A special thanks go out to all the judges for seeing the fine qualities in our beloved Ripley and turning our dream into a reality.

Especially, thank you Rip-Man for sharing your life with us. It truly was an incredible journey.

owned by Kathy Usher, Kandi Nack and Karen Russell

bred by Karen Russell, Kandi Nack and Richard Pittman

A-CH Nik Naks "Cauz'n A Riot"
6-16-97 - 12-31-2010

Riot has won multiple Intact & Altered Best of Breeds and Best Opposite Sex awards, as well as, Premiering at the 2004 ASCA National Specialty. Riot tied for 8th place in the 2004/2005 ASCA altered conformation merit standings and qualified for the Crystal Jubilee Conformation Invitational at the 2005 National Specialty in Georgia.


  We were so proud of our veteran gentleman with only a year and a half of showing. Riot enjoyed full retirement on my couch.

owned by Kandi Nack, Karen Russell and Kathy Usher

bred by Karen Russell, Kandi Nack and Richard Pittman

ASCA/Int'l/Mex CH Taisho Miss Fourth Of July CD,CGC
7-4-1995 to 4-18-2008
Missy was the little princess with a big smile for everyone she met. She is a multiple Best of Breed & Best Opposite Sex winner, and won multiple premiers at ASCA National Specialty pre-shows.  
  Missy took High In Trial her first time out in Obedience competition and finished her CD title at the 1998 ASCA National Specialty in Colorado.

Missy continued her winning ways as a veteran, winning multiple Best of Breeds in the Altered division.

owned by Kathy Usher    
bred by Lynn Hamon    
Wish Me Luck CGC

2-27-1994 to 9-30-2006

  Heidi was my second Aussie, companion and protector. Together we were introduced to the world of showing dogs. Heidi was shown primarily in Altered classes, in her senior years she often helped build the majors in Altered.

The journey started with Heidi. I have made many new friends world wide with new adventures along the way. Heidi is pictured with Shawna Beaty, it was Heidi's last time in the Altered ring.

Farewell to a grand lady.....

  Photo by Barbara Peters