Co-Owners: Ed Miley & Sue Van Buren
In loving memory . . . Blue was born in the Starlight litter (Cosmo x. Ashley repeat) during an ice storm on February 1, 2002, and he journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge on March 30, 2015. "Blue was an incredible, once in a lifetime dog. His intelligence, strength and athletic prowess earned him both his Junior and Senior Hunt titles. It was a pleasure to watch him working a field. Running with fluid grace. He was poetry in motion. Although stubborn during training at times, once he learned something, it was his forever. A champion in the ring as well as the field, he took his conformation title with two, back-to-back, 5 point majors. His beautiful luxurious coat and athletic structure made him a standout. Blue had personality plus with a sweet, gentle nature. A fierce competitor during play. He always had to win the prize, usually a bumper, no matter the cost. He had great heart! Blue was loved and is missed by his family who raised him Ed, Kathy and Eric; and by his breeder and co-owner Sue, who had the privilege of taking Blue to various events. Blue sired 3 litters that carried on his great traits. Blue will be Forever in our Hearts and Minds."
Blue is a wonderfully talented boy that lives with Ed Miley of S. Wales, NY. Ed has competed with Blue for most of his working titles.
Sue whelped and loved Blue and was going to keep him herself. Blue is always a joy to be with . . . now as her co-owned boy.
Blue at 7.5 weeks old
Sue does all of Blue’s show titles. Blue has his American Championship (AKC), and is pointed in Canada (CKC) along with the National Canine Association (NCA).
Blue as a puppy
Canadian Best Puppy In Breed and Reserve Winners Dog
2003 FCRSA National Specialty in PA
NCA Group Placement
With NCA Group Ribbons
Blue enjoys group walks with Ed and his friends and their dogs when he isn’t training or competing in Field, Obedience, or Show events. Blue is well socialized and lives with Ed, Kathy, Eric (Ed’s son), Holly a Flat-Coat and multiple cats too.
It was wonderful to take Blue to the 2005 FCRSA National in GA – he won 2nd place in Bred-By-Exhibitor. Coming home Sue attended a show in NC where Blue finished his Championship with a 3 pt major. Entered for 2 days Blue entered the following day as a “Specials” and won BOB.
Best of Breed coming home from the 2005 Specialty
Blue and Sue received an AKC medallion for earning all of his CH points from the Bred By Exhibitor class, which qualified them for the Eukanuba Invitational held in Florida in Jan. 2006. Unfortunately Sue had an operation and was unable to attend. However, Blue’s niece won BOS, “CH Shalyn’s Not Just A Pretty Face”.
Sherri Lilley and Shayla, CH Shalyn's Not Just A Pretty Face (Dino x. Reggae, Ashley's daughter from the TLC Survivor Litter)
Blue sired 2 litters in 2005 and one in 2006. Sirius’ Elvis themed "F" litter in Maine, produced 5 black and 4 liver pups! A breeding done at the GA Specialty produced Wiley Creek’s Georgia themed litter (in Oregon) of 8 black pups. And the Sirius repeat litter, the Galaxy theme "G" litter, produced 2 black and 2 liver pups.
The Sirius "Elvis" Litter (Blue x. Gracie), Born March 29, 2005, Bred by Renee Decker, Sirius Kennels (3 Boys and 6 Girls)
The Wiley Creek "Georgia" Litter (Blue x. Spirit), Born June 5, 2005, Bred By Judy and Floren DeWaard, Wiley Creek Kennels (4 Boys and 4 Girls)
The Sirius "Galaxy" Repeat Litter (Blue x. Gracie), Born June 4, 2006, Bred by Renee Decker, Sirius Kennels (2 Boys and 2 Girls)