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Ch. Chelsea's Stolen Heart Blues, ME
          Nathan
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                     Ch. Chelsea's Stolen Heart Blues, ME, Call name, "Nathan" 
                            Whelped August 5, 1990, Breeder: Linda Freeman
         Sire: CH Sayles Affair of The Heart, Dam: CH Chelsea's Kind Hearted Blues 


                  
The Grey Panther Strikes Again!!   Wins High Honor 

      On June 16, 2002, Ch. Chelsea's Stolen Heart Blues, "Nathan," earned a Master Earthdog title. Nathan is owned and was bred by Linda Freeman, and is co-owned and trained by Sandy Martin. 
      Earning a Master Earthdog title was a very special accomplishment because Nathan was the first Bedlington to earn this title, proving that our fluffy little Bedlingtons are actually terriers. 

     Amazingly, Nathan was almost 12 years old the day he earned his title, proving that 
you can teach an old dog new tricks.  Furthermore, Nathan had finished his Championship with three five-point majors, proving that show dogs can also be performance dogs!
     Linda and Sandy learned a lot about the Bedlington Terrier training Nathan and watching him work rats.  Most evident was the fact that instinct is not enough.  A dog 
must be trainable, willing to learn and work as your partner.  A dog must be intelligent and able to solve problems based on your training.  And lastly, a dog must be healthy, fit and sound.  Sandy plans to continue working Nathan until age finally retires him from competition.  In a world where dogs are bred to show and dogs are bred for working, 
isn't it wonderful to see a dog bred to the standard!

Nathan, shown above being held by his trainer:  
Sandy Martin, is the FIRST Master Earth Dog [ME] in the breed to win this honor, 
and we are very proud of him.  Nathan was eleven [11] years and ten [10] months 
old the day he earned his title on June 16, 2002.

       Nathan, shown above being held by his trainer:  Sandy Martin, is the FIRST 
Master Earth Dog [ME] in the breed to win this honor, and we are very proud of him.  Nathan was eleven [11] years and ten [10] months old the day he earned 
his title on June 16, 2002.