November 8, 2001 bred by Neal Simms of Simrell's & Patricia D. Willis of Windfall's Shetland Sheepdogs.
July 3, 2002 transferred to Amatras Shetland Sheepdogs.
October 6, 2002 Sanford, Florida, Pat Hastings, an AKC judge and prominent. author of the Puppy Puzzle and other fine books written on correct structure, demonstrated Joanie as an outstanding specimen of the sheltie breed!
August 25, 2002 CERF tested & registered.
March 19, 2006 transferred to Randall Ridge Shelties.
Ch. Lochlyn Las Vegas ex Windfall's Waiting To Exhale. Joanie is linebred on CanCh Fourwinds After The Fire (A/C Ch Banchory High Born, ROM/ROMC) and Ch Banchory Formal Notice, ROM/ROMC.
In January 2005, while Miss Joanie was in the care of another human, a flexi-lead fell to the ground, struck the pavement and bounced erratically as it retracted back into the reel hitting her squarely in the face.
Frightened and startled, she darted into the vast 5,259 acre Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park. We were kept abreast of sightings by park officials (and there were several) so we know she was not in captivity during this time (nearly an entire year). She eluded capture from all (even those trained & experienced in the capture of wild animals).
I have always bragged about my Windfall's lineage being the basis of longevity I seek and desire for my founding lines. After all, the average expected lifetime of this family ranges between 15 and 20 years. I could only hope her heritage would keep her strong until we could find her and bring her home.
And finally, on November 18, 2005, Joanie was captured and returned home. To my sheer amazement (and that of my veterinarian) she did not have any internal or external parasites (save one tick); no roundworm; hookworm or whipworm; no heartworm; and no fleas!
Her pedigree affords her structure undeniably built to its maximum potential: fit muscle, strong bone and brass and a harsh coat to withstand the elements. This, coupled with braven intelligence made survival possible for this domestic dog.
As for statements I have made about my Windfall's lineage--a line strong, hearty & healthy and living to its full potential for many years--may I finally rest my case!