KARANA ABBA II
Karana Abba II Reg: 48312 Tattoo: KH6J Born 9/1/06 (Boanong Buster x Karana Zap)
Abba II is proving over & over again what a great dog he is as well as a great Sire.We competed in the Ultimate Stock Dog Championship on the weekend of 22nd,23rd & 24th May 2015 at Taralga with Karana Abba II & his Son Karana Tige II we were limited to 2 dogs per competitor & the task for the weekend was to work a yard trial & a 3 sheep trial & a cattle trial & all scores were totalled up to find an eventual winner. Abba came 2nd over all & Tige came equal 3rd with another son of Abba Karana Jed worked by Greg Walton another son of Abba Karana Max again worked by Greg Walton came 8th, so we had 3 of the top 4 were Karana bred dogs & 4 of the top 8 were Karana Dogs Abba & his 3 sons proving Abba's ability as a Sire. Tige won the cattle section with a score of 97.
Abba II is a very good all round dog, the type of dog everyone would love to own full of good quality work and will keep on trying when things get tough or the day is getting a bit long, a great dog he is out of Karana Zap II & by Boanong Buster owned by Michael Johnston and I believe Buster was one of the best Kelpies ever bred. As is Abba II
Abba II Won N S W Yard Dog of the year for 2013
12th November 2016 Karana Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Queanbeyan show with Karana Tige II ( Abba's son ) coming 3rd. This is Abba's 11th Win in Open Yard Trials for 2016 & he is now nearly 11 years old.
6th November 2016 Karana Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Windellima 98+91, Karana Rambo came 2nd Karana Max of Greg Walton's came 3rd & Karana Tige came 4th an all Karana Final !!
22nd October 2016 Abba II Won the Forbes Yard Trial,
25th September Abba II got into the top 20 in the 3 sheep trial at Henty Field Day but struck bad sheep in his next round & because of his age I retired him rather than knock him about.He was the only Kelpie to get into the top 20
17th September 2016 Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Eugowra & 3 of his sons were in the final, Karana Jed equal 2nd with Karana Rambo,Karana Max 4th & Karana Tige 5th.
28th August 2016 Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog ChampionshipTrial at Wentworth
9th April 2016 Abba came 3rd in the Yass Yard Dog Championship
26th March 2016 Abba Won the Open Yard Trial at Hay his son Tige came 4th
12th March 2016 Abba Won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Coonabarabran with his son Tige 2nd Ripper 3rd & Rambo 4th
28th February 2016 Abba Won the A C T Yard Dog Championship & Rambo came Equal 2nd
21st February 2016 Abba II Won the Open Yard Trial at Gunning his grandson Wonder worked by Matt Sherwood came 2nd & his son Tige came 3rd & Karana Rambo came 4th
7th February 2016 Abba II Won the Open Yard Trial at Nimmitabel scoring 98 out of 100
24th January 2016 Abba II Won the Taralga Yard Dog Championship
5th October 2015 Abba came 2nd in the Open Yard Trial at Moorongla
4th October Abba & his Son Tige won the Progeny point score at Boorowa Yard Dog Championship
24th May 2015 Abba came 2nd in the Ultimate Stock Dog Championship at Taralga ( yard,3 sheep & cattle trial combined scores from each event Abba scoring 80 in the 3 sheep 94 in the yard & 92 in the cattle.
9th May 2015 Abba came 2nd in the Open Yard Dog Championship at Wellington
3rd May 2015 Abba came 2nd in the NSW Utility Championship at Eugowra ( his son Tige won the Novice )
18th April 2015 Abba came 2nd in the National Kelpie Utility Championship hosted on a big sheep station called "Connorville" at Ross in Tasmania.2 points behind our (Karana Ripper II Won). The sheep were very runny & difficult to handle & the scores were low the cover & hold of our dogs came through in the end with Ripper Winning by 2 points & Abba 10 points in front of 3rd placed dog.
11th April 2015 Abba came 7th in the Australian Championship Yard Dog Trial at Ross in Tasmania.
14th March 2015 Abba came 4th in the Brendan Regent Yard Dog Championship at Yass (his son Tige won it)
8th March 2015 Abba came 5th in the Monaro Yard Dog Championship at Dalgety
7th March 2015 Abba came 3rd in the Open Yard Trial at Boorowa
22nd February 2015 Abba II Won the Open Yard Trial at Gunning on very tough sheep winning by 24 Points proving just how good he really is, scores 93 + 91 = 184 His son Tige came equal second scoring 81 + 79 = 160
21st February 2015 Abba II Won the Open Area Championship at Gundagaiscoring 96+94
8th February 2015 Abba II Came Equal 3rd in the New South Wales Yard Dog Championship at Jindabyne
25 January 2015 Abba II came equal First with Karana Rambo in the Taralga Yard Dog Championship
5th October 2014 Abba II came 2nd in the Boorowa Yard Dog Championship
24th September 2014 Abba II scored a 91 in the first round of the 3 sheep trial at the Henty Field Day the highest score for the first round but in the top 20 he struck one sheep in his 3 that was crazy & he failed to progress to the top 7.
6th September 2014 Abba II came equal 2nd in the Open Yard at Forbes
31st August Abba came equal 2nd in the Open Yard Trial at Wentworth ( Rambo Won it )
19th July 2014 Abba II came 2ND in the Nyngan Utility Trial ( Ripper Won it & Sami came 4th)
9th June 2014 Abba Won the Upper Horton Open Championship Yard Dog Trial
24th May 2014 Abba Won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Dubbo Show & Sami came 2nd
29 / March / 2014 Abba II came Equal First in the National Kelpie Championship & lost the run of & finished 2nd
16/March/ 2014 Abba II came equal 2nd in the Yass Yard Dog Championship ( Sami Won)
23 /Feb / 2014 Abba II came equal 2nd in the ACT Open Yard Dog Championship
16 / Feb / 2014 Abba II came 3rd in the Open yard dog trial at Gunning
15 /Feb / 2014 Abba II Won the Open 3 sheep trial at Gundagai his 2nd open 3 sheep win
8 /Dec / 2013 Abba II Came 3rd in the Victorian Utility Championship at Alexandra
13 / Oct / 2013 Abba II Came 3rd in the Victorian Yard Dog Championship at Boort Victoria
13-Oct-2013- Abba II Won the Open Yard Trial at Boort in Victoria
19-Sept-2013- Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog Championship at Henty Field Day
14-Sept-2013- Abba II 2nd in the open Yard Trial at Eugowra
7-Sept-2013- Abba II Won the Open Yard Trial at Forbes
28-Jul-2013- Abba II Came 2nd in the Open Utility Trial at Cumnock
21-Jul-2013- Abba II Won the Open Utility Trial at Nyngan
28-Apr-2013- Abba II Came 3rd in the National Kelpie Utility Championship at Allora Qld
14- Apr-2013 – Abba II Won the Open Yard Dog Championship at Bathurst
23-Mar-2013 - Abba II 2nd Open Yard Dog Championship at Wagga
17-Mar-2013 - Abba II 2nd Open Championship Yard Trial at Yass
18-Oct-2012 - Karana Abba Won the Aust National Field Day Pedigree NSW Utility Championship at Orange
29-Jul-2012 - Karana Abba II 2nd in Open Yard Trial at Melrose South Aust.
9-Apr-12 - Won Victorian Open Utility
9-Apr-12 - Won Victorian State Championship Utility Trial.
18-Feb-12 - Won Gundagai Open Yard
20-Oct-11 - Abba won the NSW Utility Championship held at the National Field Day Orange NSW. This latest win puts Abba II into a class of his own having won the National Kelpie Utility Championship in April 2011 and the NSW Yard Dog Championship in August 2011 and the NSW Utility Championship in October 2011. No other dog has ever won these 3 titles in the one year.
27-Sept-11 - Abba won the Open Yard Trial at Young.
24-Sept-11 - Abba came 2nd in the Open Yard Trial at Canowindra.
20-Aug-11- Abba won the NSW Yard Dog Championship at Ganmain.
10-Apr-11 - Karana ABBA II won the NKFTC at Euroa in Victoria and Karana Sami came 2nd place. We won the breeder's trophy, highest individual score Trophy, Best Field Work Trophy and the National Kelpie Field Trial Championship Winners Trophy.
14-Mar-11- Abba won the Open Utility Trial at Lindenow VIC.
21-Oct-10 - Abba came equal 3rd with Karana Rambo in the NSW Utility Championship.
18-Sep-10 - Abba won the Open Yard Dog Trial at Eugowra scoring 98+98=196.
28-Aug-10 - Abba won the Open 3 sheep Trial at Wentworth against some of the best 3 sheep trial workers in Australia and their Border Collie dogs.
27-Mar-10 - Abba came 4th place in the Southern NSW Yard dog Championship at Wagga Wagga.
14-Nov-09 - Abba won the National Kelpie Championship at Westbury in Tasmania. Abba's Sire Boanong Buster won the Australian Yard Dog Championship at Westbury in Tasmania in 2009, the week before Abba II won the National Kelpie for the first time.
22-Oct-09 - Abba won the New South Wales Utility Championship at Orange National Field Day.
29-Aug-09 - Abba won the Novice and the Improver 3 sheep trial at Wentworth.
23-Aug-09 - Abba came 2nd place in the Open Yard Trial at Ganmain.
02-Aug-09 - Abba came 3rd place in the Improver Class 3 sheep Trial at Nyngan.
23-Oct-08 - Abba came 2nd place in the NSW Utility Championship at the Orange National Field Day.
06-Sep-08 - Abba won the Novice Yard Trial at the Forbes Show.
06-Sep-08 - Abba won the Open Yard Trial at the Forbes Show Trial Scoring 94+97=191.
30-Aug-08 - Abba won the Novice “Classic” at Wentworth which is the combined first round scores of the Novice 3 sheep and the Novice Yard, demonstrating his all round ability.
30-Aug-08 - Abba won the Novice Yard Trial at Wentworth.
29-Aug-08 - Abba came 2nd place in the Novice 3 sheep at Wentworth, Rambo won it.
18-Jul-08 - Abba came 2nd place in the Novice Class Yard Trial at Mudgee Field Day.
23-Feb-08 - Abba came 4th place in the ACT Novice Yard Trial.
13-May-07 - Abba won the Maiden at the Armidale Yard Dog Trial.