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Flashback to August 19th, 2015


Multi Best in Speciality Show American Grand Champion
Multi Best in Show & Reserve Best In Show Canadian Grand Champion 

Laureate Invincible 

Vinnie is continuing to exceed our every expectation, at only 18 months of age.
After a whirlwind tour in the U.S., he is off to an amazing start in Canada.
In the U.S:Four Specialty Majors to finish his American Championship Best In Futurity at ASSA (U.S.) National Specialty, over 111 Sheltie puppiesSelect Dog at ASSA National, over 140 Sheltie Specials (total entry 746 Shelties) U.S. Grand Championship, with three Bests In Specialty and three Specialty Selects In Canada:In only four weeks as a Special: 5 All Breed Bests in Show2 Reserve Bests in ShowOur sincere appreciation to Judges M. Lanctot, G. Jeavons, M. Hill, S. Gunn, F. van der Spuy and L. More for these incredible awards! Breeder/Owner/Handlers: Kim Aston & Pete Culumovic 


Since this flashback to August 2015, Vinnie was selectively shown as a youngster, winning 13 Bests in Shows in Canada and 15 Bests in Specialty in the US. 
Vinnie’s show career highlights have been his American Shetland Sheepdog Association American National Awards:
2015 – Best in Futurity
2015 – Select Dog
2016 – Select Dog
2017 – Best of Breed, over entry of 640 Shelties

After winning BOB at the ASSA American National, even thought he had just turned 3 years of age, Vinnie was essentially retired, as is customary for ASSA National winners.

We did make a couple of exceptions to that, and brought him out again for Westminster in 2018, where he won Group 4th

We also showed Vinnie once at the CSSA Canadian National, and he won the 2018 Best in Specialty.

We then entered Vinnie in the Stud Dog class at the 2018 ASSA American National, where he won First Place.

We are ecstatic with Vinnie’s producing ability, as in many cases, Shelties do not breed true. 
So far, Vinnie has produced over 50 Champions, including 22 American Champions, numerous National Class Winners and the 2019 ASSA Best Of Winners. For 2019, Vinnie was also the Top Sire of American Specialty Major Winners.

We look forward to continued success in Vinnie’s progeny and showing him on occasion as a Veteran.

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Rob is a long time purebred dog enthusiast. Starting out in obedience sports, his main interests morphed into conformation and breeding. Rob is a breeder and exhibitor of Golden Retrievers under the Conquerer prefix.