Sunday, September 21, 2014

Does YOUR Handler Have Confidence in YOUR Dog?

Well, it happened again today.  

Breeds have been changed to protect the 'not so innocent.'

Handler tells Judge, "Oh, thank you so much for the breed win in Bichons and Maltese.  I am sorry I can't show my Poodle to you today, the one you gave the breed and a group placement to last week, but my assistant Susie will have him in the ring for you"  Handler proceeds to wave at Susie, Susie waves back while holding the Poodle, Judge smiles and waves back.  Handler walks off your Poodle and goes off to show another breed.  The only other Poodle in the ring is owner handled.  Handler saw, and beat, the other dog yesterday, under different judge.  

This judge could have avoided this by walking away and not even acknowledging the comment or at very least, made it look more appropriate and not looked at, or waved to, the assistant outside the ring.  The judge should have been insulted by these comments as well.  The Handler assumed that she could sway the judge, but it also implies that the judge does not have the ability to pick the best dog, therefore she should tell him which one it is.   Now those people who witnessed the interaction, will always believe that the judge was swayed by the Handler's comments, and that maybe he did not choose the best dog.
As a judge, would you want that reputation? 

Should the owner-handler take this as a compliment that the Handler saw your dog as such heavy competition that she had to pull a stunt like this?

What it comes down to is this:
1.     Your Group Placing Poodle is evidently lower on the totem pole than the other dog. 
2.     Your handler doesn't have enough confidence in the quality of your Poodle or her assistant to just let them win on their own. 
3.     Your handler has to try to undercut the competition instead of winning on the merits of the dog and how well she has prepared him for the ring that day.

My questions for you are:
1.     Why do you continue to hire this handler?  
2.     Is winning that much more important than integrity?  
3.     If you are an 'absentee owner' are you even aware that your handler is doing sh*t like this? 
4.     Or did you hire them because they pull these stunts?
5.     If you knew that a judge was so far in somebody's pocket (or up their ...) would you enter to them again?

When I got started in showing with my Bichon, my first handler Lynette Spitzer (mentored by Tammy Roth), was super-ethical, she still is.  That's why I hired her.  She was honest with me, and about my dog.  I learned a lot from her, and will always consider her a friend.  I brought my dog home because I was spending more time and money going to the shows to see my girl compete, than on anything else.  I took what Lynette taught me, went home and started grooming and showing Geneva by myself.  Hopefully I have done her proud.  I still remember those days, and I don't let Dave forget them either.  Every owner needs to be informed (because there is a pecking order) and every dog deserves the best care you can possible give them. 

But, back to the 'good old days:'
As I entered and attended more shows, I later learned that the handlers that I had interviewed, and did not hire, were the ones that pulled stunts exactly like described here.  I learned that I did not like them as people, and I did not like the way they treated the dogs, or their clients.  The more I won with my dogs, the worse they got.  I worked full time so could only go to shows close to home, so saw them at almost every show that I attended.  Kind of flattering, but at the same time very depressing.  

Even after some of those handlers killed dogs (due to neglect or irresponsibility) people continued to hire them, 'because they win.'  Really, people?  Where are your priorities?  If they do it to one dog, who's to say that your's isn't next.  

I'm not saying that I don't want to win every time I step in the ring, because I DO.  I just want to win because we have the best dogs.  When we lose, we don't like it, but if it's to a dog that we wouldn't mind taking home, then OK, I guess.  Or if the judge is consistent and you can see where he/she was coming from, then you make a mental note and only show that type to them.  

But if it's to a stunt like this, or to just plain bad dogs, then that judge is off of our list of acceptable judges.

The AKC, breed clubs, and judges wonder why numbers are down.  They act like the "Owner-Hander Series" and the "Baby Puppy" shows will bring people in, but it's not enough.  If the AKC doesn't remind judges, that this sport is for everyone, not just handlers, we will continue to lose people.  

Dave has been a handler for 30 years, but even at my prodding doesn't schmooze with the judges near as much as I see other handlers doing.  It makes him uncomfortable, because he doesn't want people making comments about him, like I have made here.  When it comes down to it, he's only going to show a good dog, so feels that his conditioning, training, and presentation should be what shines through to the judge.  

(Yeah, I know the ads, the ads!  It doesn't always help but when you have a top dog, it doesn't hurt to brag!)

I have set this to accept comments, if anyone wants to put your 2 cents worth in.  

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mississippi State Kennel Club, Sunday September 14, 2014 Jackson, MS

HAVANESE
Jewels - 1st/ Reserve
Moriah - 1st 
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Porter - Select Dog 
Selena - BEST of BREED & GROUP 4 

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mrs. Terry Carter


BICHONS
Nurple - Select
Thank You Breed Judge Raymond Filburn

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Greenville Kennel Club, Saturday September 13, 2014, Jackson, MS

HAVANESE
JEWELS - 1st / WINNERS BITCH / BEST of WINNERS
Moriah - 1st 
PORTER - SELECT DOG
ZEUS - BEST of OPPOSITE
Selena - BEST of BREED & GROUP 3 

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mrs. Terry Carter 

BICHONS
NURPLE - Select
Thank You Judge Mr. Raymond Filburn

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mississippi State Kennel Club, Friday September 11, 2014 Jackson, MS

HAVANESE
Jewels - 1st/ Reserve
Moriah - 1st 
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Porter - Select Dog 
Selena - BEST of BREED & GROUP 4 

Thank You Breed Judge Dr. Michael Woods
Thank You Group Judge Charlotte Patterson

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST of BREED
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Charlotte Patterson

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greenville Kennel Club, Thursday September 11, 2014, Jackson, MS

HAVANESE
The Boys:
No boys!  What's up with that!?!  OK, Porter finished last weekend, Ted left the country, and that's leaves Dave with no class dogs. :(  What will he do?

The Girls:
BONNIE - That's Clyde's Femme Fatale - 1st
MORIAH WOODS - That's The Colours of the Wind - BeBe x Bugs -1st  rwb
JEWELS FRAIZER - Wincroft N Angelheart's Diamond in the Rough - 1st

The Specials:
ZEUS - Best of Opposite
SELENA - BEST of BREED &  GROUP 1
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE CHARLOTTE PATTERSON 
& GROUP JUDGE DR. MICHAEL WOODS
Selena Waiting for BIS
PLATINUM GRAND CHAMPION
MBINS BISS AM GCH CAN GCH THAT'S ADORABULL'S DREAMING OF YOU


BICHON FRISE
NURPLE - BEST of BREED & GROUP 3
THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE DR. MICHAEL WOODS

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Maury County Kennel Club, Sunday, September 7, 2014 Franklin, TN

HAVANESE
New Champion PORTER - Moved up to BOB - nuttin :(
Baby Belle - Reserve
Zeus - nuttin, nada, zippo
SELENA - BEST of BREED 
Thank You Judge Charles Trotter

BICHONS
Nurple - Select
Thank You Judge Robert Stein

CHINESE CRESTEDS
Our Boy HUEY - 1st in BBE - WD/BOB - GROUP 4
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Gloria Geringer

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT

A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT TODAY:
SELENA, Shown by David Scheiris was awarded BEST OF BREED today at the Maury County Kennel Club Show in Franklin, TN. Judge Charles Trotter. So, what's the accomplishment you ask? By my count, SELENA is now the FIRST and ONLY Female HAVANESE to reach the PLATINUM LEVEL GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP. According to AKC on 8/27 she had 775 GCH pts. According to Infodog, she earned 6 pts from 8/29 through 09/01, putting her at 781. By my count she picked up 19 points this weekend in Franklin. Total 800 !!!! - Posted by Darlene Scheiris

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday To Boo & Desi's 3rd All Champion Litter:
Cera
CH That's No Special Effects Required
Judge Polly Smith
New Champion with David & Pat Foose


Cera - CH That's No Special Effects Required
         Named after 'Cera' the little girl Triceratops Dinosaur in the the "Land Before Time" movies, because she was a feisty, all about herself puppy, with a loving disposition.  Owner Handled by Patricia & David Foose.



Keisha
AM CAN CH That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister
HFC Nationals 2014
Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup








Keisha - AM CAN CH That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister

         Keisha was sort of named by Jane's daughter Jessica, but they called her Ke$ha, after a popular singer.  I didn't like Ke$ha (who has now matured and taken the $ out of her name and is no longer the person she was then) so changed it to Keisha.  Patti stayed with the musical theme and picked her registered name.  Winners Bitch at the HCA Nationals 2011 as a puppy, Winners Bitch and Best of Winners HFC regional and HFC National 2014.
We are looking forward to Keisha X Bugs puppies in a couple of months.


Dave & Keisha
Jane & Oprah
BBE Placements HCA Nationals 2011
Judge James Reynolds
CH Adorabulls That's The Queen of Talk




Oprah - CH Adorabulls That's The Queen of Talk
         Need I say more?  It's all in a name.  Oprah is a beauty with an awesome coat and fabulous personality!  Oprah was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite over specials at multiple specialties, as well.  We look forward to beautiful babies from her soon.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Clarksville Kennel Club, Saturday September 6, 2014 Franklin, TN

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4 
THANK YOU BREED and GROUP JUDGE CHARLES TROTTER

CHINESE CRESTEDS
Our Boy HUEY - WINNERS DOG & BEST OF WINNERS 
THANK YOU JUDGE CHARLES TROTTER

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG - MAJOR - NEW CHAMPION !!!

BABY BELLE - 1st in BBE - Reserver Winners Bitch

SELENA - BEST OF BREED

THANK YOU BREED JUDGE GLORIA GERINGER
Group Judge Charles Trotter

Friday, September 5, 2014

Maury County Kennel Club, Franklin, TN Friday, September 5, 2014

HAVANESE:
PORTER - Winners Dogs & Best of Winners - MAJOR !!!
BABY BELL - Winners Bitch - MAJOR !!!
ZEUS - Select Dog 
SELENA - Best of Opposite 
Thank You Judge Robert Stein 


BICHONS
NURPLE - Select 
Thank You Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Clarksville Kennel Club, Thursday September 4, 2014 - Franklin, TN

HAVANESE
ZEUS - Best of Opposite
SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman

BICHON
NURPLE - Select 
Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cary Kennel Club, Monday, September 01, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - Reserve Winners Dog
PORTER - 1st in BBE
MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS - NEW CHAMPION !!!
ZEUS - Select 
SELENA - Best of Opposite 
BREED & GROUP JUDGE MR. ROBERT HUTTON

The dog that won the breed also got a Group 1 (Robert Hutton) and RBIS (John Wade).  You know if we scissored/razored/trimmed the head piece like that we would get excused, for an 'unauthorized trim'.   The hair on the top of a specials head should be as long as the rest of their coat, or pretty close.  I understand a few shorter hairs, a scratched out part or something, but to have the same short length for years in the same convenient spot, the dog either does not grow the correct coat, or it is trimmed.  For the judges that fall for the 'oh, the puppies were playing with him and ripped it out' I am not sure what to say, except what handler/owner/breeder with a top special, let puppies chew on a dog they are campaigning?  Think about it!  
Yes, he has a cute face, but the handler that did this and was rewarded with her last special, and now with this one.  

That's like an insurance company giving you a discount for getting speeding tickets.  I don't get it. 

From the AKC Standard:
"The long, untrimmed head furnishings may fall forward over the eyes, naturally and gracefully to either side of the skull, or held in two small braids beginning above the eyes, secured with plain elastic bands."
"In either coat, minimal trimming of the hair at the inside corner of the eye is allowed for hygienic purposes only, not in an attempt to resculpt the planes of the head."
"The hair on the feet and between the pads should be neatly trimmed for the express purpose of a tidy presentation. Any other trimming or sculpting of the coat is to be so severely penalized as to preclude placement."
Since this was a judge from a recent Havanese National Specialty, I would have assumed that he would know that standard a bit better.  
BICHONS
NURPLE - Best of Breed

Nurple did not make it to the Group Ring as the Havanese were in the ring at the same time as the Non Sporting Group and Dave couldn't find anyone to take him in.  Sorry Dr. Simmons, we hope to see you again soon.  

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE DR. DALE SIMMONS

Monday, September 1, 2014

Raleigh Kennel Club, Sunday August 31, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - WINNERS DOG
PORTER - 1st in BBE

MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - SELECT

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MRS. CINDY VOGELS

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MR. ROBERT HUTTON

Durham Kennel Club, Saturday August 30, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - WINNERS DOG
PORTER - Reserve Winners Dog

MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. PEGGY LLOYD

BICHONS
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. DENNY MOUNCE

Alamance Kennel Club, Friday August 29, 2014 Raleigh, NC

HAVANESE
TED - Reserve Winners Dog
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
MYRA - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS

SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 2
Zeus - not shown today

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE MS. DENNY MOUNCE

BICHONS
Nurple - Not shown today
Dave apologized to Judge Peggy Lloyd and explained the situation.
We look forward to showing Nurple to her again soon. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Topeka Kenne Club, Sunday August 24, 2014 Topeka, KS

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
MARLEY - Reserve Winners Dog

SELENA - Best of Opposite

Judge Loraine Boutwell

Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club, Saturday August 23, 2014

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG

SELENA - SELECT
ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
TRULY - BEST OF BREED

Thank You Judge Charles Trotter

Topeka Kennel Club, Friday August 22, 2014 Topeka, KS

HAVANESE
MARLEY - That's Mytymo at Maplehave Eh - WINNERS DOG 

BELLE - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/WINNERS BITCH/BEST OF WINNERS !!! 
      Her first points!

ZEUS - SELECT
SELENA - SELECT
TRULY - BEST OF BREED - Thanks to Bobby Alexander for his help showing Truly!  They looked so cute together!!!

THANK YOU BREED JUDGE MRS. TERRY BERRIOS

Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club, Thursday August 21, 2014 Topeka, KS

CHINESE CRESTEDS
HUEY - Delende 4-Reil You Crack Me Up - 1st in BBE/Winners Dog/Best of Winners!

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
SELENA - BEST OF BREED

Thank You Judge Jordan Chamberlain

MO-KAN Toy Dog Club, Topeka, KS Wednesday August 20, 2013

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS DOG
SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE

Thank You Judge Frank Sabella

Manitoba Canine Association, Sunday, August 17, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - WINNERS MALE 
CH PORTER - Reserve Winners Male

CH KEISHA - Reserve Winners Female

CONGRATULATIONS to our dear friend LINDA ARONSON on finishing her girl today!  By going BOW she got the 3 points that she needed!!!  THANK YOU LINDA for all of your help this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you again soon. 

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
SELENA - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 2 

Thank You Judge Dr. Michael Woods


BICHONS
NURPLE - WINNERS MALE

Thank You Judge Maribel Sy

Prairie Toy Association Specialty, Saturday August 16, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - WINNERS MALE & BEST PUPPY
PORTER - Reserve Winners Male

KEISHA - WINNERS FEMALE & BEST OF WINNERS

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
SELENA - SELECT 

Thank You Judge Michael Hill

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Manitoba Canine Association, Saturday August 16, 2014

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE & BEST OF WINNERS
NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION
KEISHA - WINNERS FEMALE 

SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE

ZEUS    - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3

Thank You Breed Judge Patricia Taylor & Group Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup

HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA NATIONAL SPECIALTY, Saturday, August 16, 2014

We were so thrilled with winning the Regional, we were almost afraid to show at the National.
It was a full day.  Starting at 8:30 with the HFC Puppy Sweeps, followed by the Breeder Sweeps.
Then there were some really nice veteran's in the Veteran's Sweeps.  That was immediately followed by the conformation competition for Nationals.  When that competition was complete, we went immediately to the Toy-Breed Puppy Sweepstakes for the Prairie Toy Specialty.  When that was over, we headed outside to the Havanese Breed ring for the MCA All-Breed Show.  We then had about 30 minutes to prepare for the Havanese Breed ring for the Prairie Toy Specialty.  After that it was back outside to the Group Ring for the All-Breed show. Whew!!! I'm tired just typing that, and we did it in 90+ degree heat.  The building was hotter than outside as outside we at least had a bit of a breeze.

So our results of the Havanese Fanciers of Canada 2014 National Specialty…
Drumroll please……………
Puppy Sweepstakes - Judge Ben Wasylyshen
PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 2nd in Senior Puppy

Breeder Sweepstakes (Bred-By) Judge Ben Wasylyshen
The Bred-By sweeps was only two classes, males & females. 
I showed Zeus, Dave showed Porter.  For the girls, Dave showed Selena (of course!) and I showed Keisha.

ZEUS - 1st 
PORTER - 3rd

KEISHA - 2nd
SELENA - 1st & BEST IN BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR SWEEPSTATKES

Thank You Judge Ben Wasylyshen
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Conformation - Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup

TED - That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Porter)

PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - WINNERS MALE

TRULY - That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Keisha)

KEISHA - That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister - 1st in BBE, WINNERS FEMALE, BEST OF WINNERS - NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION!!!

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED 
Havanese Fanciers of Canada National Specialty
Saturday, August 16, 2014
East St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada
Judges:  Maribel Sy (HFC Regional Speciatly), Ekarat Sankunakup

Thank You Judge Ekarat Sangkunakup for this wonderful recognition.

All dogs were breeder - owner - handled.

HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA REGIONAL SPECIALTY, Friday August 15, 2014

WOW, WOW, WOW !!!!

IT WAS HOT IN MANITOBA 
and 
OUR KIDS WERE ON FIRE !!!!

TED - That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop - RESERVE WINNERS MALE

PORTER - That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - WINNERS MALE

TRULY - That's Truly Scrumptious at Mendota - 2nd in the BBE class (behind Keisha)

KEISHA - That's Mendota's Sassy Soul Sister - 1st in BBE, WINNERS FEMALE, BEST OF WINNERS - NEW CANADIAN CHAMPION!!!

ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE

SELENA - BEST OF BREED 

Thank You Judge Maribel Sy for this great honor.

All dogs were breeder - owner - handled. 
HAVANESE FANCIERS OF CANADA REGIONAL SPECIALTY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
EAST ST. PAUL, MANITOBA, CANADA
JUDGE MARIBEL SY

Bragging Notes:
Keisha was Winners Bitch at the 2011 Havanese Club of America National Specialty under Judge James Reynolds.

Truly won her class in Puppy Sweeps at the 2014 HCA Nationals, under Judge Elaine Cirimelle.

Zeus was Best Puppy in Show at the 2010 HFC Nationals under Judge Ekaterina Senashenko and Select Dog at the 2013 HFC Nationals under Judge Lee Steeves

Selena was Best of Breed at the 2013 HCA Nationals under Judge Dr. Robert Smith, Best of Opposite at the 2013 HFC Nationals under Judge Lee Steeves, (where her father, Desi, was Best of Breed for his 3rd National Specialty win!)

Desi - BIS MBISS AM GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio is Selena, Zeus, and Keisha's sire.  He is Truly's Grandsire.

Boo - CH That's Right Out of the Box is their dam.  Owned by our fabulous friend Jane Chavez, Boo was bred and co-owned by us, co-bred with Grace Westerson.

Truly is out of the Multiple Group Placing Desi son, Mason - GCH That's the Notorious Defender, owned by Connie Rousch, and Panda - CH That Is Nirvana's Panda, owned by Ruth Francis-Floyd.  All bred or co-bred by us. 

That's all I can think of for now.  
I hope I didn't leave anyone out. 

Will post the HFC Nationals Results later. 


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Manitoba Canine Association, Friday August 15, 2014 - East St. Paul, MB

HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE
SELENA - BEST OF OPPOSITE
Zeus    - zippo :(
CAO - SELECT 
Thank You Judge Robert Denis

BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Not shown due to conflict with Havanese

Manitoba Canine Association, Thursday August 14, 2014

Well, we finally made it to East Saint Paul, Manitoba (Winnipeg suburb) at 2:30 AM Thursday morning.  Still had 6 Havanese and 1 Bichon to groom.  It's always something when it's the first trip in a new vehicle.  LONG story so will save that for later.

Our phones don't work in Canada and were too far from town to walk to find a Timmy's for wifi, so were incommunicado from Wednesday night through Monday.  Dave's phone stayed in Canada so he was off the grid until afternoon when we stopped to get him a new phone and transfer his service over.

We were hoping that Nurple wouldn't need a bath before the ring.  He still looked great from his Group 1 the Sunday before, and that would save some time.  That was until we stopped to potty dogs along the way and thought "the gravel here looks good."  Famous last words.  We put up the pens, put the dogs out and I no sooner turned my back to scoop some poop and he dug the gravel out and was rolling in the gray dust and muck that was on the plastic groundcover under the river rock!  So much for keeping him clean. - or we could have went with a 'new style' - the silver Bichon!

So 2 hours of sleep and much grooming later:

Updated Results 08/22/2014 11:19 AM 
HAVANESE
PORTER - WINNERS MALE
SELENA - SELECT
Zeus    - nuttin' nada zippo
CAO - CAN GCH That' Better Than Sex Too Eh - SELECT
( MBIS AM GCH CAN CH Adorabull That's Better Than Sex - Roche X BISS Nirvana's Mystic Nutmeg - Meg ) Owner Handled by Lorette Ball
Thank You Judge Evelyn Beilhartz

BICHON FRISE
NURPLE - Winners Male
Thank You Judge Robert Denis

We copied the results off of the tear sheets, so I need to confirm the Selena and Zeus placements, but I think that's how it went.  I know that Porter (Meg x DSL) was Winners Male.

Winnipeg in the summer 90 degrees and HUMID, who knew?
The electric hook-up for the motorhome wasn't cheap and was only 15 amp, so wouldn't even run one of our air conditioners, so we ended up running the generator all day.  It cooled enough most nights to turn it off then, so that helped $$ a bit.

Only one show on Thursday.  2 on Friday.  3 shows, plus 3 sweepstakes on Saturday. 1 show on Sunday.

Time to half-hearted offer to help Dave groom for the Toy Specialty this afternoon.  Wish us luck!  More results to follow!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Kennel Club of Freeborn County, Albert Lea, MN Sunday, August 10, 2014

HAVANESE

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog

BBE:
Myra - 1st/ Reserve Winners Bitch

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
ZEUS - Best of Breed
Selena - Best of Opposite
Truly - Select

Thank You Breed and Group Judge Lesley Hiltz

BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Best of Breed, GROUP 1 !!!!

Thank You Breed Judge  Francine Schwartz and 

Group Judge Edd Bivin

Kennel Club of Freeborn County, Albert Lea, MN Saturday, August 9, 2014

HAVANESE

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog, Best Puppy, BEST PUPPY IN SHOW!!!

BBE:
Myra - 1st/ Reserve Winners Bitch

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Selena - Select
TRULY - Best of Breed

Thank You Breed Judge Kim Hamel, Group Judge Edd Bivin  
and Best in Show Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine


BICHON FRISE
Nurple - Nuttin, Nada, Zilch

Breed Judge Lesley Hiltz and Group Judge Francine Schwartz

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HCA Regional & National Update

Hello all.  
Sorry I haven't written in quite some time.  Between my health issues that you may or may not be aware of, and the allergic reaction that I have had to a new medicine, I have barely looked at a computer in a few weeks.  

For those of you who saw me at Nationals, it was bad then, but you wouldn't recognize me now.  The hives have gotten so bad that I couldn't see out of my right eye yesterday and the doctor's advice:  Well, if it affects your breathing or blisters up, go to the emergency room.  That means that I would probably get admitted to a burn unit.  Let's pray that it doesn't get that bad.  I actually scared a little kid yesterday at the doctor's office (that was kind of fun though!).  This could go on for weeks, after only having taken 3 doses of generic Lipitor!  Hives was not even listed as a possible reaction on the info sheet from the pharmacy.  I only found it when looking online.  I look like I was attacked by a swarm of bees, rolled in poison ivy, then left to bake in a tanning bed for hours.  

But, enough about me.

NOW, for the good, and not so good, stuff… 

HCA REGIONAL, Thursday July 24, 2014, Judge Robert Hutton:

RICHIE - 3rd in the BBE class (with Dave)

ZEUS, SELENA, TRULY:  all entered as specials, and we had a plan that, of course, went all to heck.  Poor Patti Lucas.  She was stuck showing ZEUS who is normally easy, but Truly was in standing heat so he had very few brain cells left, Dave was on SELENA, and I was on TRULY

We all made it to the final cut, but "Alas, poor Yorick..." (oops flash back to Shakespeare in the Park days) none of us walked out with a ribbon. 

HCA NATIONAL SWEEPSTAKES, Friday July 25, 2014, Judge Elaine Cirimelle:
RICHIE - 3rd in 9 - 12 month class (with Darlene)
PORTER - 4th in 9 - 12 month class (with Dave)

TRULY - 1st in 15 - 18 month class (with Dave)

HCA NATIONALS, Male classes, Friday July 25, 2014, Judge Jan Paulk
RICHIE - 2nd in BBE class (with Dave)
PORTER - 2nd in 9 - 12 month class (with Dave)

HCA NATIONALS, BEST OF BREED, Saturday, July 26, 2014, Judge Jan Paulk
SELENA - Select Bitch 


ZEUS, SELENA, TRULY:  all entered as specials, and we had a plan that, of course, went all to heck AGAIN.  Poor Patti Lucas, AGAIN.  She was stuck showing ZEUS, AGAIN, who is normally easy, but Truly was now in standing heat and in the line-up right behind Zeus, so he had ZERO brain cells left, maybe less, if that is possible.  Dave was on SELENA, and I was on TRULY. 

In that quality of an entry to have three specials make the cut, at BOTH SHOWS, we were very proud of our kids.  

Congratulations to all of the winners.  I must say that Ms. Paulk was very consistent with her judging and we were pleased to be in the ribbons.
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All dogs that we exhibited were our breeding:

Richie & Porter - Meg x DSL kids.  
BISS CH Nirvana's Mystick Nutmeg X CH That's Havanney Truckin Along.

ZEUS & SELENA - Boo x Desi kids.
CH Adorabull's That's Deja Boo X  BIS MBISS AM GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio

TRULY - Panda X Mason
CH That is Nirvana's Panda X GCH That's The Notorious Defender


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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Havanese Female Available to Show Home

We have high hopes for this girl.  We have held onto her to show, but just can't keep them all.

Lizzie is a Naughty X Bugs baby, born October 15, 2013
Naughty - AM GCH CAN CH That's So Adorabull - Just Spank Me
               ( Naughty is Selena's littermate - Lizzie reminds us of Selena at this age) 
Bugs - AM CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill

These photos and video were taken today, July 17, 2014

We welcome all serious inquiries.









See her video here:



Meg X Mason Puppy Girls

Meg - BISS AM CH Nirvana's Mystic Nutmeg
Mason - AM GCH That's The Notorious Defender

Girls born on May 14, 2014

Possibly available to Show Homes, or we might keep them…Things that make you go 'Hmmm.'




Serious Inquiries Only

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Eagle, CO Sunday, July 13, 2013

HAVANESE

It was a whirlwind of BRAIDED Havanese:
Every Havanese shown today was braided!  We had fun with Judge Bivin and the babies.

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Winners Dog, 4 POINT MAJOR!!!
Ted - 2nd (I thought he was going to give it to Ted, being shown by D2 (dave's other darlene:)

BBE:
Richie - 1st

Open:
Midas - 2nd
Whiskey - not shown

It was great to meet Jennifer Shockey and her family as well as Phylis Bozarth and her boy.  We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

And the GIRL:
Myra - 1st/ Winners Bitch/Best of Winners - 4 POINT MAJOR !!!

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - not entered
Selena - Best of Breed - GROUP 2

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Edd Bivin  


BICHON FRISE

Nurple - Best of Breed - made the cut in group

Breed and Group Judge Edd Bivin

Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Eagle, CO Saturday, July 12, 2014

HAVANESE

It was a whirlwind of Havanese:

Puppy Class:
Porter - 1st, Reserve
Ted - 2nd

BBE:
Richie - 1st

Open:
Midas - 3rd
Whiskey - 4th

Congratulations to Jennifer Shockey and Javi on their win!

And the GIRL:
Myra - 1st/ Winners Bitch/Best of Winners - 5 POINT MAJOR !!!

The Sibling Rivalry Specials:
Zeus - Best of Opposite
Selena - Best of Breed - GROUP 2

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Bonnie Linnell Clarke  


BICHON FRISE

Nurple - Best of Breed

Judge Arley Hussin


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sedalia Kennel Club, Sedalia, MO July 6, 2014

HAVANESE

TED - (Naughty X Bugs) That's A Real Lady Killer @ Evertop 1st/Reserve

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled 2nd

 and THE SIBLING RIVALRY....

SELENA - (Boo X Desi)  BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You - Best of Opposite  


ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - BEST of BREED


Thank You Breed Denys Janssen
Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED, Group 1 !!!

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt 
Thank You Group Judge Sandy Wheat
Best in Show Judge Ms. Denys Janssen

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Jefferson City Kennel Club, Sedalia, MO Saturday July 5, 2014

HAVANESE

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled 1st/Winners

MORIAH - (BeBe X Bugs) That's The Colours of the Wind  1st
                    Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ROCKY - (BeBe X Benson) That's The Eye of the Tiger - Select Dog
                  Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - Best of Opposite

SELENA - (Boo X Desi)  
BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
           BEST of BREED, GROUP 4  

Thank You Breed Judge James Frederiksen
Thank You Breed Judge Sandy Wheat


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED 

Thank You Breed & Group Judge Denys Janssen

Jefferson City Kennel Club, Sedelia, MO Friday July 4, 2014

HAVANESE

PORTER - (Meg X DSL) That's All That Glitters @ Bejeweled - 1st/Reserve

MORIAH - (BeBe X Bugs) That's The Colours of the Wind - 1st/Winners
                    CONGRATULATIONS !!! Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ROCKY - (BeBe X Benson) That's The Eye of the Tiger - Select Dog
                  Owner Handled by Jeanne Woods!

ZEUS -  (Boo X Desi)  AM GCH CAN CH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend - Best of Opposite

SELENA(Boo X Desi)  
BISS AM GCH CAN CH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
           BEST of BREED, GROUP 3 - wheeeeee!

Thank You Breed Judge David Swartwood
Thank You Breed Judge James Frederiksen


BICHON FRISE

NURPLE - (Sparkle X Mr. Mushnick)  
GCH Chilleykings That's A Little Twisted 
             BEST of BREED, GROUP 2 - Woo Hoo!

Thank You Breed Judge Sandy Wheat
Thank You Group Judge Thomas Nesbitt

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

DARLENE SEZ:

THOSE WHO GO FORTH ON THE FIFTH WITH A 

FOURTH, MAY NOT LIVE TO GO FORTH ON THE FIFTH. 

HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY!!!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

WISHING YOU ALL MANY BEAUTIFUL FIREWORKS!!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!