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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our friends and family. I wish everyone the best in 2017.

2016 was a big year here; graduating veterinary school, the decision to retire from breeding Aussies, some very big wins, new acquisitions, and changes. One thing has been constant; these dogs are my world and the love they provide me is unwavering.

The people I meet through these dogs bring so much enrichment to my life; be it new puppy families, repeat puppy families, new dog show friends, veterinary clients, and so on. I get to be connected to so many interesting, fun,  wonderful people through the work that I do and that is a blessing.

For those of you with my babies in your hearts and homes; thank you. Thank you for trusting me to provide you with a lifelong companion. Every puppy born here takes a piece of my heart with them for the rest of their lives; thank you for taking such good care of it.

2017 brings another year of opportunity. I hope to produce more wonderful puppies and I have some exciting litters planned. Taylor will be shown as a special, with Henri going to some shows throughout the year to stay fresh. 2018 will be Henri’s year when Taylor retires to be bred. Tommy will be shown in the pug ring, and Prada will hopefully have her first litter.  And there will be hikes and swims and couch snuggles galore. Life has been good to us here, and I hope it has been good to you.

With all my love and hope for a wonderful 2017,

Maryanne

 

What a wonderful weekend!

What a wonderful weekend!


We had a fabulous, exciting weekend at the Tri-Angle and Lenape Boston Terrier Specialty Shows in Stirling, NJ on 10/29/16 and 10/30/16. I can’t believe all of the wins we had and the success of my dogs. It will certainly be a memory to cherish forever.

At the first Tri-Angle show, under judge Sue Carr, Hattie made her debut and won Winners Bitch for a 4 point specialty major her very first time in the ring. Such an exciting way to start her show career, and she behaved so well.

hattiewbAt the second Tri-Angle show, under judge Rodney Herner, Taylor was reserve winners bitch and Henri won an Award of Merit!

henaomSunday was amazing. In the first Lenape show, under judge Philip Capazzolo, Taylor was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Bred-By Exhibitor, and then went on to win BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW to finish her championship! What a way to finish! Henri won an Award of Merit at this show as well.

taybiss1In the second Lenape show, under judge Sharon Lyons, Taylor went into the ring for the very first time as a special, and repeated her performance with another Best in Specialty Show win! Taylor is now my first multiple best in specialty winning dog, and I could not be prouder.

taybiss2Hanging on the couch, going for hikes, and just being my pets are the most important roles my dogs have in my life. But it sure is nice to have weekends like this one. These dogs showed their hearts out for me, and I think 2017 is going to be a very exciting year.

Some major changes, a new chapter…

Some major changes, a new chapter…

2016 has been a whirlwind and I admit to being horrible at keeping the site updated. So much has happened in many aspects of my life and the kennel. I am officially a DVM, a reality that hasn’t totally sunk in yet, but is the exciting realization of a lifelong dream.

As far the dogs go…I have come to a very bittersweet and difficult decision. I will no longer be breeding Australian Shepherds. There are multiple reasons behind this somewhat shocking choice, and many I don’t want to divulge publicly. I came to the realization that my heart is no longer in the breeding of these amazing dogs. I will always love the Aussies, I will likely always have one Aussie, but the reality for me is that my heart just isn’t there any more. I am not sure if it was the lack of time during vet school that prevented me from giving them 110%, the drive, the docking of tails (which I could never really get on board with), or a cumulation of many factors, but for myself and the breed I have decided that I will no longer be breeding them as it just isn’t the right fit anymore. I will be here for the dogs I have bred until their last day on this planet. I love my puppy owners and the relationships we have formed. This is the ending of an era that is bittersweet. My focus has been on the Bostons for quite some time now, and it is time to officially step back from the Aussies, a decision that has been in the back of my mind for a few years now.

There comes the other news…for those of you that follow me on Facebook, you may have noted some pugs showing up in photos from time to time.  What’s with that? Well, I have always loved pugs. Not like the Bostons, but in a different way. I was lucky enough to start showing some pugs for an awesome breeder in CT a few years ago. I was given the opportunity to co-own a gorgeous little champion girl named Little Star, who became my “token pug” amidst a sea of black and white. I had a lot of fun showing her and per the agreement with her co-owner, she was bred and produced two amazing puppies. Both went on to become champions and I found myself slowly falling for these goofy dogs. I am happy to say that the pugs have filled in the hole the Aussies left, and I have continued to learn and develop an eye for the breed as they have worked their way into the spot as my secondary breed. Sometimes, the universe just evolves in a certain way and we have to let things happen. Donna Soares of Lordship Pugs is the most wonderful mentor and I will continue to work with her in this breed.

So there you have it. Major changes. A DVM, the ending of a chapter, the start of a new one…oh and the Boston news?

HENRI WON A SPECIALTY! Yes! He did! My very first BISS with a dog I bred, and to do it with this goofy, happy boy made it all the better. He is just two years old and I could not possibly be more excited for his future. I am hoping to campaign him as a special in 2017.  Other news; Taylor Swift continues to be a superstar and has 3 specialty majors and is 2 points from finishing, Hattie is about to make her debut, Gracie has been retired, and we have a few litter plans in the works for the near future. Things are good. Really good.

“And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. ” Max Ehrmann

With so much love,

Maryanne

 

It’s been awhile…

It’s been awhile…

1015941_10100197317101845_8502048540023282771_oI realize I haven’t posted an update in, well, forever! Things have been busy here at Sidestreet. I am finishing up my final year of veterinary school at Tufts, and as of May 2016 (this year!) I will be a DVM. My time on clinical rotations has provided so many experiences that reiterate the importance of ethical breeders producing healthy, sound puppies and just how important this job is.

There have been some exciting wins and changes in the past few months since I’ve posted. New champions, new puppies, new health testing. But at the end of the day, the most important thing that has happened is that the dogs have been here, in my life, in my bed, loved and loving.

Dogs are incredible, aren’t they? They love us completely and whole-heartedly, without reservation or judgment, every moment of every day. To be able to produce a dog that will do that for another person is an honor. It matters. It is what makes me fulfilled.  I am reminded, every day, of the reasons why I do what I do. It’s not to produce the next big winning show dog, though what a thrill that can be. It’s certainly not for money or fame. It’s because there is nothing more rewarding to me than an email from a puppy owner telling me that my puppy has changed their life. It’s for the photos of a child cuddling with that puppy, the family or young couple posing with their new baby and one of my dogs right there with them. That is what I want for my dogs; to be loved, cherished, spoiled, and to contribute to the lives of their people for a decade or more.

I say it time and time again; I loved them first. I dreamt of them before they were even conceived. I held them in my hands when they took their very first breath, cried their first cry. I was the first face they saw when they opened their eyes for the first time, the one who answered their whines when they needed something. I helped them learn to walk, to eat from a bowl, to play with a toy, to be held and loved and spoiled. Before they ever leave, I have told them countless times that I love them, that they are perfect, and that I will always be here. When I hand them over to you to take home, I am giving you a piece of my heart that will always belong to them, and I am trusting you to take care of it. And I want to hear how they are, I want to see the photos, hear the stories, see the videos. I loved them first, and I will love them always. That is why I continue to breed healthy, happy dogs.

2016 will be an exciting year full of many changes! I will become a DVM, there are some gorgeous new puppies entering the world, I have exciting litter plans, and who knows what else the universe will throw our way.

If you’re interested in joining the Sidestreet family and loving one of these awesome dogs, email me or call. There is a waiting list for Boston puppies, and the next litter with availability likely won’t be until late summer/fall. There will hopefully be some fluffy Aussie puppies this spring, and I may have availability in that litter, so please contact me if interested. I always welcome visits and conversations, and I look forward to getting to know you.

 

Summer is here!

Summer is here!

Summer is upon us and there is a lot going on here at Sidestreet. Lots of swimming and play and showing and training. There are no puppies available at this time, but things are in the works for a late fall litter.

Quiz finished his UKC championship in style, with 4 group 1st and one reserve best in show. I am super proud of this boy! He loves to show and is such a delightful dog to have at the end of the lead.

Zap will continue to be shown this summer; he is close to earning his Grand Championship!

Enjoy some photos of the big dogs enjoying some summer fun…

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Boston Terrier Club of America National Specialty Show Wrap-Up

Boston Terrier Club of America National Specialty Show Wrap-Up

We had an amazing week at the BTCA National Specialty Show.

The highlight of the week was Henri (Sidestreet Guardian So and So) winning Winners Dog and Best of Winners at the Host Club Specialty on Tuesday for a 5 point major. This was such a huge win and I am so proud of Henri! He is from the Squash x Harriet litter (his litter name was Acorn) and has exceeded all of my expectations. He also placed second in his class at the National Specialty and placed well in Sweepstakes all week.

Zap was a superstar as usual and made the cut out of a FABULOUS group of specials. I am so proud of this boy and I know he is going places. I am so thankful to Kristine Leonard of Guardian Bostons for sharing this boy with me.

It’s going to take a long time to come down from this one!

Henri wins Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 5 point specialty major!

Quiz x Flea Puppies are here!

Quiz x Flea Puppies are here!

Four beautiful puppies born very early in the morning on April 04, 2015. 1 blue boy, 1 blue girl, 1 black tri girl, and 1 black tri boy.  Everyone is healthy and strong and Flea is being her perfect self. Can’t wait to see how they grow!

 


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Spring 2015 Australian Shepherd Litter Announcement

Spring 2015 Australian Shepherd Litter Announcement

Very exciting news here at Sidestreet! Flea has been confirmed in whelp to Quiz (ASCA Ch Paradox Pop Quiz), with puppies due around April 1. This litter will be black tri and blue merle only, with lovely, smart temperaments and biddability.  Please contact me if interested in a puppy from this litter.

Pedigree (click to open)

Pedigree for Quiz x Flea 2015 Litter
Australian Shepherd

Variety:
Color:
Birth Date:
Registration Number:
Additional notes:

Sire
ASCA Ch Paradox Pop Quiz RN CGC “Quiz” 08/02/2010 Blue merle OFA Hips Excellent, HSF4 Clear, MDR M/N, CERF Clear annuallyBreeder: Alison Smith
Sire
BISS AKC Gch/HOF ASCA Ch Hearthside Nothin’ To Lose RN CGC CD “Bodie”
Sire
AKC/ASCA Ch Rainyday’s Desperado
Sire
AKC/ASCA CH Written And Directed By Timaru
Dam
AKC/ASCA CH Rainyday LifeInTheFastLane AKC/ASCA CD OA OAJ RS-E EAC GS-N NGC JS-O OJC TN-N TG-N
Dam
AKC/ASCA Ch Hearthside Say Goodnite Gracie
Sire
HOF ASCA/AKC CH Arboretums Ilex Montana ROMX I ROM-C ROM-P II
Dam
AKC/ASCA CH Hearthside Surfin’in The Sun
Dam
Paradox Party Manners”Kit”
Sire
BISS AKC/ASCA/CAN Ch ATCH-OP NATCH2 Paradox Pandemonium AKC CDX, ASCA CD, RAE, MX, MXJ, RS-E-SP, GS-E-SP, JS-E-SP, S-EAC, S-EGC, S-EJC, O-TN-E, TG-E, WV-E, CGC, DNA-CP, ROMXI “Andy”
Sire
Ch Heatherhill My Waterloo DNA-CP
Dam
Ch Paradox Persuasion
Dam
AKC/ASCA Ch Paradox Ferris Wheel “Ferris”
Sire
Ch Northbays Ringside Rumor
Dam
Ch Paradox Pinwheel
Dam
Paradox Pajama Party RN CGC “Flea” 12/20/2009 Red tri OFA Hips Good, HSF4 Clear, MDR1 M/M, CERF Clear Annually Breeder: Alison Smith
Sire
AKC GCh/ASCA Ch Bayshore Stonehaven Cat Burglar “Prowler”
Sire
Ch Rosemere Dragonfly of Bayshore “Fly”
Sire
Ch. Bayshore’s National Enquirer
Dam
Ch. Rosemere Tidal Wave
Dam
Ch Bayshore’s On the Catwalk “Prada”
Sire
HOF Ch. Bayshore Propwash Balderdash ROMXIII
Dam
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Ch Paradox Panache “Kala”
Sire
HOF AKC/ASCA/CKC Ch Paradox Propaganda “Nash”
Sire
AKC/ASCA Ch Heatherhill You Talk too Much
Dam
ASCA Ch Paradox Propwash Then Again
Dam
Paradox Presto Change-O “Presto”
Sire
Ch Propwash Proof Positive ROM
Dam
Ch Paradox Pinwheel
 

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2015!

Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2015!

2014 was pretty great, with two lovely litters (Punch x Flea and Squash x Harriet), finishing championships on multiple dogs (Squash and Zap), and lots of fun with the dogs. 2015 will be even better! I’m planning a few litters, Squash will be showing at Westminster and working towards finishing his Grand Champion title, as will Zap. Olive will be hitting the show ring again, and Quiz will be back in the AKC ring. Piper, the labrador, will be working towards her championship as well.

Most of all, there will be hikes, swimming, adventures with our new Sacco Dog Cart, dog shows, and fun with the expanding Sidestreet family.  Come visit, hike, and spend time with us!

Happy New Year!

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Win Photos from November

Win Photos from November

We had a fun time at the shows in November! Zap finished his championship in style:

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And Gracie was Winners Bitch two days in a row to pick up some more points…her first time back in the ring since puppies.

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