Best of Breed - Westminster 2009

"CH.Uscar des Ombres Valeureux, FCI T.T.

AKC American Champion, International Championship of Beauty, Mexican Championship, FCI Temperament Test Certificate

OFA Hips-Elbows-Cardiac Certified & CERF Eyes Certified

SIRE:  Oscar du Sentier des Savannes, French Import Ring II & DAM:  Pesky des Ombres Valeureux


See More Leo Pictures at:  December 2010 Eukanuba Invitational Highlights



The #1 Beauceron!
#1 Group placements in the USA!
Leo lives with Harrison Forbes and Family in Nashville, TN

Watch For Leo on Animal Planet - Oklahoma and Houston Shows. See Eukanuba Championship Photos and watch Leo on  YouTube (Award of Merit).  Next Stop Westminster February 2009!


Mary Anne Morrison, Laughing Dog Ranch, Durango, CO and Debbie Skinner (breeder), Aguanga, CA

Leo lives with Harrison Forbes and family in Tennessee
Watch Leo & Harrison on Fox News:


Westminster Breed Video- Watch Leo & Perry Payson                  Westminster Herding Group Video-Watch Leo & Perry Payson

Westminster Group Photos 2009


Leo is a Multiple "Best in Breed" winner, Multiple Group placements including a Group 1 in Oklahoma City this year!  Leo is the 2nd Ever Beauceron to receive a Group 1 in AKC and he's in good company as the 1st dog was "Turbo" Champion of France who was brought over to the USA to be campaigned for a few months!  Misc. Best in Show winning dog! In just 2 months of showing back with his breeder he finished his AKC (finished Jan 26, 2008), International and Mexican Championships and FCI.TT  (finished Jan 13, 2008)!

 5 year old male Beauceron (DOB November 25, 2003).  Leo is an excellent quality male with good structure, great attitude. 

Leo is available at stud to approved females and is a proven stud dog.  Females must have health clearances, solid, stable temperament and be of breeding quality to be considered.

Health Clearances:   OFA "Good" Hips DN08513401 & OFA Elbows Certified DN08513401 & Eyes Certified with CERF BEA-120/2005--18 & OFA Cardiac Certified BEU-CA26/54M/P-VPI.


Below Photos are all Group Placement Wins Meaning he went Best of Breed and then placed in the top 4 of all the Herding Breeds Competition!



Left Photo:  I'm showing Leo for a Group 3 win at the AKC Yuma AKC Show, November 30, 2007 with Judge, Mr. Ambrosio.


Group 3 at AKC Yuma Show, November 30, 2007 with Judge, Mr. Ambrosio; handled by Debbie Skinner.

Best of Breed and Group 2 Placement both days!  January 12 & 13, 2008 International/Mexican Dog Show in Tijuana, Mexico; handled by Debbie Skinner.

Best of Breed at the "Mission Circuit" Pomona, May 23, 24, 25 winning over the Westminster winner.  Leo is exclusively handled by Perry Payson.

Group 3 at AKC Terre Haute Kennel Club, April 19, 2008 handled by Perry Payson

Group 3 at Northeast Oklahoma April 2008, Judge Mr. Lester Mapes and handled by Perry Payson

Group 4 at the Denver AKC Show, May 31 & Group 3 on June 1st in Denver and handled by Perry Payson.................



 1st Photo: photo taken at left in February 2007:  Craig Cameron, Leo and me.  Location: Hemet, California during a Craig Cameron horse clinic.  Craig is a world renown horse clinician and has the popular TV show "Ride Smart" on RFD as well as the creator and host of the Extreme Cowboy Race.  2nd Photo Ron Skinner and "Leo" on Cahuilla Mountain trail in Anza, CA.  Elevation at top is 6500'.  We start the ride at Tripp Flats Ranger Station at about 3000' - February 12, 2008.  This ride was a scouting trip for Redshank Unit (Back Country Horsemen) as part of my duties as the Trails Development & Maintenance Coordinator.



Palm Springs AKC Show -January 5, 2008 - I'm Showing Leo in Breed.  He earned his second 3 point major under Judge Mrs. Terry M. DePietro.


"Leo" Winning BEST OF BREED" at Santa Barbara AKC Show, August 2007!  Handled in the Breed Ring and Group Competition by Teri Meredyth.  Best in Show Miscellaneous July 2006 Bahia Sur AKC Show.  "Leo" wins again!  "Best in Show" Miscellaneous at the AKC Mt. Palamar Show. 

Photo of Leo at 1 year of age "looking pretty" Leo at 1 year old having just started him in some foundation bite-work.  It's all a game to "Leo"!  He loves to retrieve too. Leo wins "Best of Show" Miscellaneous Class on both Saturday and Sunday during the Mission Circuit at the LA Fairplex, June 2005! Leo at 2 years old being shown by Debbie Pluss.  He has started his conformation showing with a bang!  Watch for us at more AKC and ARBA Shows.  Already 1/2 way to his ARBA Championship with very limited showing.



"Cleo" Sibling of Uscar with Natural Ears.  Photo Taken at 13 months old.

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