TWO New Champions!!
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 08:29

winston_2nd_major_crop.gifWe had a fabulous time at the BVKC shows in Loveland CO last weekend! **See Below for Additional Brags! Winston, pictured here earning his first major in April, is now Champion Caledonia Go 2 Grnd Hog Day v Ruger!! Sired by DC Maximus and out of CH LK's Caledonia's Lil Lassie, Winston is the second of his litter to finish. He's owned by Carla and Gary Harlan, who were completely supportive and fabulous in allowing me to show their boy who was purchased as their pet. His brother is CH Caledonia's Radar O' Reilly v Ruger, RN TDI, owned by Kathy Schooler in ID. Their sister, Rose, who stayed with her breeders, the Marvins in Kersey CO, is the next to hit the show ring. Of course, we never forget their other brother, Bert, who is the cherished pet of Betsey Perry in MN and the sweetest lil guy you'll ever meet!

Winston finished with three majors, including a 4 pointer to finish under respected breeder-judge Monica Canestrini. He is Maximus' 6th bench CH. Now Winston gets to concentrate on rabbits and perhaps rats!

Baby Evie (Ever After v Ruger JE; CH Guinness x Tania SE ROMX) made her debut in the show ring on Saturday and had a fabulous time! She's not quite ready to show seriously yet, but she had lots of fun, was a rock on the table and I don't think she ever quit wagging her tail! She earned "Best Puppy" under Monica Canestrini.

Kassey Hill's Strauss (Doxikota Strauss' Dirty Denim; Pam Bethke's CH Boot x CH Charm) earned *another* major on Sunday and now he only needs 2 singles to finish his Championship. We are HUGE Strauss fans!!

ryan_1st_major_crop.gifThen, just when I thought it couldn't get any better, our homebred Ryan (DC Maximus x CH Mali) finished on Sunday under respected judge Joan Anselm by going WB/BOW/BOS over a standard special! She, after only 9 shows and just shy of a year of age, is now Champion Delaney v Ruger Thx 2 Doxikota. Incidentally, she was whelped last year between these two shows on Saturday night. Ryan finished with four majors, including one each under respected breeder-judges Lisa Young and Judi Bendt...this picture is from her major at 9 months of age under Lisa Young. We have other pictures coming, but she has finished so quickly, they haven't arrived yet! Her brother, Doogie, owned by Tosha & Steve Cox, will be the next boy in the ring for us. We think we could hear her sisters, Dagen (owned by Chandler Sowden & Leanne Boyd in IN) and Sunshine (owned by Linda Riccio in CO) cheering! Right now, we think we will selectively special Ryan as she grows up. She is halfway to her JE and of course, rabbits are in her future. We couldn't be more pleased with these Maximus kids! Since June of 2007 until now, there have been 7 bench Champions sired by Maximus, and there are several more who are sitting on majors. There are Maximus kids who are field pointed, who have earthdog legs and titles and a kid with a Tracking Dog title and one who has his Rally Novice title along with a Therapy Dogs Intl designation. He also has a baby daughter (Lois Ballard's "Bug") who earned two Rally legs and RWB at her debut in WI last weekend...and she's only 6 months old!!

Special thanks goes to Pam Bethke, without whom the "D" litter wouldn't have existed. She felt terrible for me when I lost FC Squirrel's litter in the spring of 2008 and sent her CH Mali home with me. We initially thought of CH Guinness for Mali, but eventually settled on DC Maximus, giving me my *first* Maximus kids. Loving thanks to all of the fabulous 'pet' homes with our kids who understand what we are trying to do with our breeding program and who recognize that training and showing (in anything) is one of the best possible ways to socialize their puppies! I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you!!

We are so blessed!

**Brags we actually FORGOT (shame, shame on me!):

Diana Kershner, one of "Tucker's" (CH Rumor's Leon's Last Wish v Ruger) owners, reminded me of the following:

Tucker, also a Maximus son, went BOV both days at BVKC and won a Group 4 on Saturday, shown by his fabulous breeder Carol Henning.

Tucker is DC Maximus x Athena, the repeat of the breeding that produced CH Guinness, Topanga (both majors), Monika JE (field pointed), Sisko (field pointed) and Tess.  He is a littermate to Monte and Buckley.

AND, shame on me, I forgot that another Maximus daughter (ex CH Cloe SE), Moonlight's Viva L'Etoile MW, "Star", went reserve to the majors on Saturday and Sunday, as did her half brother, "Emeril", Moonlight's Silver Streak MW both days!!  Emeril is a CH Reilly son out of CH Cloe SE.  Emeril has both his majors and Star is on his heels, that's for certain.

It really was an embarrassment of riches for our little dog family at BVKC last weekend! Tongue out

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K.B.: Congratulations on all the success of your crew and their progeny....
Your dedication to excellence is truly paying dividends in the future of smooth and wire minis in the world!!


July 07, 2008
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