...primarily a working dog
HOF WTCH Choctaw Frisky Inspirator, RTDcs, RD,
HOF WTCH Crown Point Inspirator Bar LW, RDX
HOF WTCH CH Las Rocosa Kublia Khan Crown Pt, RDX
HOF Las Rocosa Lester
Las Rocosa Bengali Tigress, OTDc, STDsd
WTCH Mighty Fine Second Chance, CD
Manchado's Levi
Dakota Blue Cotton Candy
Rossy's Frisky Daisy, ATDsd, OTDc, RTDs
WTCH Cutter's Hill Ace in the Hole, CD, CGC
HOF WTCH Zephyr's Crimson King, RDX
WTCH Powder Kegs Echo Heidi, RDX
Manchado Janie Frisky Rossy, CD, ATDsd, STDc
CH Manchado Mutual Gains
VCH Casa Buena Kameo, CDX, OTDc, ATDsd
HOF WTCH W Lazy J U Betcha, DNA-VP
HOF WTCH Crown Point Red Baron W Lazy J, PATDcs, RTDcs, DNA-VP
HOF WTCH Bar LW Inspired Blue, RTDc, DNA-CP
HOF WTCH Crown Point Inspirator Bar LW, RDX
Bar LW Tequila Sunrise, STDc
HOF Crown Point Fire Starter, DNA-CP
HOF WTCH Las Rocosa Kublia Khan Crown Point, RDX
WTCH Mighty Fine Second Chance, CD
HOF WTCH Lor A Golden Zephyr of J2, DNA-CP
Lor A Yukons Denali
Silverledge Tuxedo Jack
Lor A Native Lady Yukon
Lor A Star Blu Lady Quinn
Lor A Five Star Blu, CD
Lor A Native Lady Jane
Hullabaloo Beau's BluEye Hazel, DNA-VP
Hazel is a calm, attentive puppy with a strong desire to be part of the team and she is intensely focused on stock. Her initial exposures to stock were impressive. She has a quiet way about her, approaching her work with a focused, intense attitude. She appears to be strong on both ends at this point in her training.

6/1/2015: After some pretty serious struggles with Hazel it became quite clear that pushing on her was not doing us much good. So we have gone back to some very important lessons about pressure and release. I think she is responding quite well. The pressure method seems to be the key for Hazel. The better I get at applying it with her, the lighter, wider and calmer she works. We worked on this a few weeks ago at Dana's and she filmed one of our sessions. I am quite pleased with the outcome and since coming home and working on lighter stock, larger groups, older sheep and lambs, in larger areas and small pens, I am very excited about the progress we are now making.

September 2015: Hazel and I attended Cow Camp at Betty Williams' place. I felt I needed help with Hazel on cattle as she is so tight and intense and powerful that I was afraid I might get her killed on my own. So we went, we learned and we came home with LOTS of homework. I was seriously concerned about Hazel's sense of group but once we got her outside the flight zone and working more calmly, her sense of group is really quite nice. When she is in tight she cannot see the forest for the trees. So we work on outs and distance and a calm approach....over and over and over.

Spring 2016: Hazel was gathering sheep in the pasture and came up limping. She managed to step in a gopher hole and fractured her left from leg. So now we rest and let it heal.

Fall 2016: Starting fresh with heifers and lots of pasture work. Hazel is progressing nicely. She is gathering heifers out of the trees and brush on her own, working quietly and with authority in the pasture. We are working hard to get flanks solid and polishing up her drive. She is super strong on heads, has a hard bite and still pushes into the flight zone. She is doing a very competent job of gathering cattle from the pastures.

photo by Magda Gmitrzak
Mike and Melinda May  *  Fredericksburg, Texas  *  830-456-2941  *  e-mail
"It all begins with a dream for the future, and it all happens with what you do today"   ~ Unknown
photos by Hansu Laitala
photos by Magda Gmitrzak
Registered Name: Hullabaloo Beau's Blueye Hazel
Call Name: Hazel
Owned by: Melinda May
Bred by: Melinda May and Dana Mackenzie
(Hullabaloo / Hearthstone)

DOB: 1/15/2011
Color: Blue merle / white trim
Tail: Full
Dentition: Full, scissors
ASCA #E171865
AKC #DN29781801

CERF Clear     AS-EYE83/23F-NOPI (1/28/2013)
OFA Hips: "Fair"     AS-29892F25F-PI
OFA Elbow: "Normal"     AS-EL6131F25-PI
MDR1     normal (clear)
PRA     normal (clear)
CEA     normal (clear)
HSF4     normal (clear)
DM     carrier

COI: 14.34%

Working weight: 50 pounds
Height: 20 1/2 inches

gathering heifers from the brush
Pressure work at Dana's

photo by Magda Gmitrzak