The look of JumpinW dogs changed with the purchase of a couple smooth-coated Border Collies : "Gael" - by Suzy Applegate's powerful dog "Tug" and out of C. Jones "Katie" , in 2003 and and "Nap" -by Amanda Millikin's imported Internation Champion "Star" and her "Grace", in 2005. Deer Park is high desert and long-awned grasses such as ventenata and cheat grass get matted into rough-coated dog fur. The smooth coated dogs quickly shed seeds, burrs and mud. Both Gael and Nap were competitive, winning many Nursery and then Open trials over the years. Both won Double Lift Championship at various pacific northwest trials. Both qualifed in USBCHA points for the USBCHA Open Finals, and Gael ranked 2nd overall in the Oregon Sheepdog Society for USBCHA points accumulated during 2007. Nap also worked well on cattle, winning a first place in his first cattle dog trial at the Hindman Memorial Cattledog Trial, Rancher Class, in 2008 and a 3rd place in his first Open division at the Central Washington CDT.
In 2009, Noelle and Nap were invited to compete in the Soldier Hollow Classic in Utah.
The projeny of Gael and Nap have also trialled well, especially JumpinW Lad, born in 2005. Lad was a late-bloomer but surprised all of us with his strong, smooth style, and with a short amount of time left he qualified for the Nursery Finals. He placed 19th overall at the 2008 USBCHA Nursery Finals in South Dakota. With his ground-eating gallop and wide outrunning, Lad was a challenge to "keep in the park" in open-land venues, but his strong desire to please helped the team to do well in Open trials. In 2010, Lad and Noelle placed in the top 20 in the Open prelimbinaries and earned a spot in the semifinal round of the USBCHA National Finals in Virginia. In Carbondale, CO, Noelle and Lad placed in the top 30 in the 150 qualifying round to go on the semifinal round at the USBCHA National Open Finals in 2011. And in 2012, Lad earned running spots in 6 separate Double Lift trials in the pacific northwest and won 5 of them, including the Lacamas Valley Championship....which earned the team an invitation to the Soldier Hollow Classic in Utah in 2013. At the 2013 USBCHA National Championship in Virginia, Lad took 3rd out of the 150 dog qualifying round. He won and placed in many open trial that year, so by the end of 2013, he was 9th in the USBCHA point system.
Jumpin W Dusty - a 2010 Gael X Nap pup with a lot of work in her. Qualifying for the USBCHA Nursery Finals in 2012 and started her open trialing career in 2013. Dusty is medium eyed with a lot of push. She has a wonderful temperament and deals very well with pressure. She won her first Open trial in 2013 at a difficult course at High Meadows SDT in Idaho.
Willowtwist Zak - a keen and talented dog out of Hope Harris' Tigr and Loren Holmes' Leo- a cattledog trial winner. Qualified for the USBCHA Nursery Finals in both 2012 and 2013. Zak has a lot of power and flanks freely. He has great courage and an appropriate nose grip on fighters.
JumpinW Copper -a 2008 red and white smooth coated bitch out of Gael and Loren Holme's "Leo". A nursery trial winner during the 2011 season and moving on to open level in 2012, earning her first USBCHA qualifying points. She is a quiet on her sheep and biddable. Very sweet temperament.
JumpinW Fly - a 2006 Gael X Nap bitch that is a compact powerhouse. Started her training on cattle because she was too rough on sheep. Trialed in Nursery and then into open in 2009. She easily moves heavy stock.