Basira Von Alpensee, Sira, is a beautiful well structured female with a wonderful temperament. Sira Smiles

Sira keeps us all hopping from early morning until she collapses late at night - one way to stay young. She has been very successful in all her venues:  

 Sira's Pedigree


 Sira in the Show Ring

Sira did very well as a puppy and often took her class.

As she worked through her "teens", she was awarded Winners Bitch (WB) at several shows.

Winners Bitch NRLC

Northeast Regional LCA formatted show - March 2013 (picture)
Winners Bitch under Mrs. Sandra Walker
15 months

Best of Winners (BOW) at AKC show May 2013 (2 points)
Mrs. Thora P. Brown
17 months

Best in UKC Match

Best in Match - Saco, Maine  (picture)

under Beth Phillips-Collins
September 2013
20 months

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Best of Breed - Union, Maine

under Judy Harrington
August 2013
19 months



Reserve Winners Bitch

Reserve Winners Bitch - Matamoras, PA - NRLC Regional

under Marjorie Motorella
October 2013
21 months

First Majors

Milford, NH - Cluster (3 shows)

BOS under Mr. Warner Cespedes; WB under Elliot More (both majors)
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2013
22 months

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Wlimington, MA - Cluster (2 shows)

Reserve Winners Bitch under under Annella Cooper; BOS under Andrew Ritter
Jan 17-18, 2014
2yr 1 mo


Green Mountain Leos - National Specialty 2014

Open Class 1st, 2nd 3rd;Excellent rating from Daniela Pavlovska
April, 2014
2yr 4 mo

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Saco, ME - Cluster

Reserve Winners Bitch under under Paula Hartinger; BOW, BOS under Keke Kahn
June 2014
2yr 6 mo


Springfield, MA - Cluster      NEW CHAMPION

Winners Bitch / Best of Opposite under under James E Tayler; WB, BOW under Mrs. Sulie Greendale-Paveza
Dec 2014
2yr 11 mo

Boxborough, MA - NRLC Regional LCA format specialty

Best of Opposite under Mary Decher (LCA founder)
March 2015
3yr 3 mo

 Scarborough, ME - Casco Bay at Wassamki Springs

Best of Opposite under Virginia Jordan
May 2015
3 yrs 5 mo

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In the UKC ring

Augusta, ME - Acadian Shepherd Shows - July 2014 and 2015 shows

Best of Breed across the board
Finished her Championship


Best of Breed - Group 1 - September 2016 United Dog Sports of Northern NE

Sira in the Rally Ring

Sira qualified in her very first rally trial


Rally RA framed 


Saco, ME Cluster
1st Rally Novice leg under Mr. Harold Doan
June 2014

Union, ME - Cluster
2nd and 3rd Novice legs under Ms. Nanci Hayes
August 2-14, 2014
EARNED RN Title - Rally Novice

Springfield, MA - Cluster
1st and 2nd Advanced legs under Ms. Nanci Hayes
December 6-7, 2014

Portland, ME - Collie Club of Maine
4th place under Michael A Calhoun
Feb 26, 2015
EARNED RA Title - Rally Advanced

Topsham, ME - Casco Bay Kennel Club
3rd place - 1st Excellent leg under Kenneth Kincaid
April 9, 2015

Cumberland, ME - Chickadee Classic
2nd Excellent leg under Gregory Feathers
June 19, 2015

Union, ME - Mid-Coast Kennel Club
3rd Excellent leg under Robin Botelho
September 3, 2015
EARNED RE title - Rally Excellent

South Portland, ME - Collie Club of ME
1st Master leg under Nancy Hayes
March 2018

Topsham, ME - Mid Coast Kennel Club of ME
2nd and 3rd Master legs under Danette Chorney
April 14-15, 2018

Cumberland, ME - Lewiston-Auburn and Penobscot Valley
4th and 6th Masters legs under Stephanie T. Podejko
5th leg under Marilou McCloskey

Topsham, ME - Mid Coast Kennel Club of ME
7th and 8th Masters legs under Robin Botelho
November 10-11, 2018

Portland, ME - Collie Club of Maine
9th Masters leg under Denise Lacroix
February 28, 2019


Wassamki Springs UDSNNE
1st and 2nd Novice A legs under Barbara Burri
September 13-14, 2014

Marshland Obedience Club
Final leg Level 1 - First leg of level 2 under Barbara Burri
May 9, 2015
EARNED  RO1 Title - Rally Level 1

World Cynosport

Lincolnville, ME  Wag It trials
5th, 2nd, 2nd Level 1 legs under Carolyn Ross and Sumac Grant-Johnson

EARNED RL1 Title - Rally Level 1

Saco, ME - Finish Forward Trial
1st place and a Level 2 leg under Barbara Burri
March 14, 2015


 Sira in the Obedience Ring

SillouetteStarted Obedience

1st leg and 1st place Beginner Novice under Gregory Feathers - Cumberland, ME Chickadee Classic - 6/20/2015
2nd leg under Sandra Walker - Union, ME Central Maine Kennel Club - 9/3/2015
3rd leg - 1st place - BN title (Beginner Novice) - Union, ME Mid Coast Kennel Club - 9/3/2015

1st leg and 3rd place Novice (CD) under Russell Hornfisher - Topsham, ME Casco Bay KC - 4/16/2016
2nd leg and 1st place Novice (CD) under Marilou McCloskey - Cumberland, ME Lewiston-Auburn KC - 6/24/2016
3rd leg - 1st place Novice CD title (Companion Dog)  under Teresa Walker - Topsham, ME MidCoast Kennel Club - 4/15/2017 - watch a run here

1st leg and 2nd place Preferred Open (CDX) under Teresa Walker - Topsham, Me MidCoast Kennel Club - 4/16/2017

2nd leg and 1st place Preferred Open (CDX) under Nanci Hayes
Topsham, ME Mid Coast Kennel Club - 11/10.2018

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AKC Trick titles - Novice(TKN), Intermediate (TKI) and Advanced(TKA) under Annette McaNair  Union, ME - Sept 2017
Performer Trick Dog (TKP) Topsham, ME April 14, 2081

1st leg UCD under Donna Blews-Pappas - Saco, ME 11/7/2015

Sira made a step into Agility earning the Agility Course Test 1 under Carolyn Fuhrer - March 18, 2017
November 1, 2017, moved to ACT2.

Sira in Other Events 

Weight Pulling ClinicWeight Pulling  Barn Hunt ClinicBarn Hunt

AKC Canine Good Citizen - Sira passed her Canine Good Citizen evaluation in 2013 and in March 2015, she added the Advanced  CGCA.Sira is also a Therapy Dog - she is certified by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) and has earned her TDIA level award as well as the Leonberger Therapy Award (LTA) and the AKC Therapy Dog (THD) title.  On September 2, 2017, Sira performed well and earned three levels of the AKC Trick Program (TKN,TKI, and TKA). She is now Trick Dog Advanced.

In the Spring of 2015, Sira finished her Versatile Leonberger qualifications - this is very exciting as it comes from her National Breed Club.  We have added the VL to the front of her name.  Fall 2015, she increased her qualifications to Versatile Leonberger Advanced and now carries a VLA. Completing the sequence, Sira now has her Versatile Leonberger Excellent title, VLX



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Sira qualified in her Tracking Certification under Judge Salle Richards October 2016

April 9, 2017 - Under Judge Jane Kline - passed TD, Tracking Dog, in a 7 minute tracking run.

July 29, 2018 - Under Judges Ed Presnall and Debbie Maheu - passed TDU, Tracking Dog Urban in a 15 minuter run.