Monday, May 25, 2015

Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, IL Monday May 24, 2015

HAVANESE
Regular Classes:
Patches - WINNERS DOG & BEST of WINNERS
ZEUS - BEST of BREED   
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Beverly Capstick  

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST of BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Larry Mackai
Group Judge Fay Dorval Haupt

AFGHAN HOUND

TAZI - WINNERS DOG & BEST OF BREED
(over a specials dog!!! for his 1st point)
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Joan Lester

Boy do I wish that the spectators (exhibitors, handlers, other judges, and the public) had a vote.  Tazi would have won the breed every day, Varias and Zeus would have won their groups.  They all showed fabulously this weekend.  Thank you to all of the judges for their recognition, and to Grace Freeman for her help with the Havanese. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Illinois Valley Kennel Club of Peoria, Sunday, May 24, 2015

HAVANESE

SIZZLE - 4 to 6 month Puppy - Best of Breed and a GROUP 1
Thank You Judge Debbie Campbell-Freeman 
and THANKS Grace Freeman (no relation) and 'the Lowchen Lady' who helped show him today.  Sorry, I can't remember your name and forgot to ask Dave again!

Regular Classes:
BEST OF EVERYTHING…AGAIN!!!!  WOO HOO!!!
Patches - WINNERS DOG & BEST of WINNERS
Taylor - WINNERS BITCH  and BEST of OPPOSITE
ZEUS - BEST of BREED  &  GROUP 3
Thank You Breed& Group Judge Debbie Campbell-Freeman  


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST of BREED
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Rita Biddle


AFGHAN HOUND
TAZI - WINNERS DOG & BEST OF BREED
(over a specials dog!!! for his 1st point)
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Claire (Kitty) Steidel 
Group Judge Beverly Capstick

Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa, Stillwater, OK Sunday May 24, 2015

HAVANESE
ALBERT - CH That's Prince Albert Smudge - WINNERS DOG & BEST OF WINNERS - MAJOR - NEW CHAMPION!!!
Congratulations to Owner PAULA FLY and her handler-grand daughter HANNAH

THANK YOU JUDGE FRED BASSETT


Happy Birthday !!!

Happy 1st Birthday to Taffy & MJ !!!

Littermates out of Meg & Mason, they turned 1 on May 14.
http://havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=32701&id2=34844

Taffy - GCH That's Pullin' At Your Heartstrings
MJ - That's How To Get Away With Murder

MJ
That's How To Get Away With Murder

MJ
That's How To Get Away With Murder
Taffy & Dave
GCH That's Pullin' At Your Heartstrings

Taffy
GCH That's Pullin' At Your Heartstrings
Earning her 2nd Group Placement and Grand Championship
at 1 year and 3 days old!
Pictured with Dr. Roger Pritchard & Judge Janice Pardue







































































Saturday, May 23, 2015

Best of Everything - Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Specialty - Sunday May 17, 2015

'Best of Everything' photo from the Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Specialty last Sunday.  Judge Janice Pardue.  Just realized that we should have had Taffy's Group 3 Ribbon in there too. Of course, then we could have had Mike's group 1 ribbon too!  Thanks for everyone's help.  
Left to right:
Judge Janice Pardue
David Scheiris & Taffy - BOB & G3 - CH That's Pullin' At Your Heart Strings - I have to count, but I think that win made her a Grand Champion as well. 
Christina Armstrong & Patches - WD & BOW 5 pt Major - Bejewel That's Shabby Chic 
Darlene Scheiris & Zeus - BOS - BISS AM GCH CAN GCH Mendota's Adorabull Greek Legend
Mike Armstrong & Taylor - WB - That's Shake It Off At Mendota
Darlene Licastro & Milo - RWD - That's Just the Way I Roll




Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, IL Saturday May 23, 2015

HAVANESE

SIZZLE - 4 to 6 month Puppy - Best of Breed and a GROUP 1
Thank You Judge Carolyn Taylor 
and THANKS Grace Freeman and 'the Lowchen Lady' who helped show him today.  Sorry, I can't remember your name and forgot to ask Dave again!

Regular Classes:
Patches - RWD
Taylor - Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite
ZEUS - BEST of BREED
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Carolyn Taylor


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST of BREED
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Beverly Capstick
Group Judge Deborah Wilkins


AFGHAN HOUND
TAZI - WINNERS DOG
Thank You Breed & Group Judge William Potter

Mid-Continent Kennel Club of Tulsa, Stillwater, OK Saturday May 23, 2015

WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!

HAVANESE
ALBERT - That's Prince Albert Smudge - WINNERS DOG & BEST OF WINNERS - 5 POINT MAJOR !!!
Congratulations to Owner PAULA FLY and her handler-grand daughter HANNAH

HOLLY - That's The Original Parti Girl Eh - WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF OPPOSITE (over a specials) !!!  
THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to JANE CHAVEZ for showing her for us!!!

THANK YOU JUDGE EUGENE BLAKE

BOTH KIDS ARE AT THE DREADED 14 POINT MARK.  
FINGERS CROSSED FOR TOMORROW. 

Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, IL Friday May 22, 2015

HAVANESE
Patches - RWD
ZEUS - BEST of BREED - made the cut in Group

Thank You Breed Judge Janie Bousek
Group Judge John Davidson


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST of BREED

Thank You Judge Deborah Wilkins
Group Judge Deborah Wilkins


AFGHAN HOUND
TAZI - WINNERS DOG

Thank You Judge Rita Biddle
Group Judge Rita Biddle

Congratulations to our dear friend Robert "Bobby" Alexander on his BEST in SHOW with his Lhasa Apso!!!!  Judge Janie Bousek

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club, Oklahoma City, OK Sunday May 17, 2015

HAVANESE

MILO - 1st in 6 - 9 Puppy, Reserve Winners Dog 
        Congrats to Darlene Licastro!!!
PATCHES - 1st in BBE, WINNERS DOG, BEST OF WINNERS, 5 POINT MAJOR !!!
ALBERT - 1st in OPEN 
       Congrats to Paula Fly & Hannah
TAYLOR - 1st in BBE, WINNERS BITCH
ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3 
(a nice 1st Birthday Gift for her!)
 WOO HOO!!!!

THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE JANICE PARDUE
Taffy 
CH THAT'S PULLIN' AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS
Breeder, Owner, Handled by David Scheiris

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Central Oklahoma Toy Dog Club, Oklahoma City, OK Saturday May 16, 2015

HAVANESE

MILO - 1st in 6 - 9 Puppy, Reserve Winners Dog 
        Congrats to Darlene Licastro!!!
PATCHES - 1st in BBE
ALBERT - 2nd in OPEN 
       Congrats to Paula Fly
TAYLOR - 1st in BBE
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
ZEUS - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 1 - BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW !!!!
ZEUS
BISS AM GCH CAN GCH MENDOTA'S ADORABULL GREEK LEGEND
Thank You Judge Mrs. Donnell Richards
 WOO HOO!!!!
BISS AM GCH CAN GCH MENDOTA'S ADORABULL GREEK LEGEND

THANK YOU BREED JUDGE MR. TED EUBANK
AND GROUP JUDGE MRS. DONNELL RICHARDS

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS - Topeka, KS Monday, May 11, 2015

HAVANESE
SELENA - BEST OF BREED
ZEUS - SELECT
TAFFY - SELECT - 
            Thanks to D2 - Darlene Licastro for showing Taffy for us.
PATCHES - 1st in BBE / Reserve Winners Dog
TUX That's Tuckaluckadingdog@Mendota Eh - 2nd in BBE
TAYLOR That's Shake It Off at Mendota - 2nd in BBE 
HOLLY - That's The Original Parti Girl Eh - 1st & Reserve Winners Bitch 
            Thanks to Jane Chavez for showing Holly for us.
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Rodney Merry

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER 
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Robert Shreve
Group Judge Charles Olvis

AFGHAN HOUND 
TAZI - 1st 
Thank You Judge Charles Olvis

Salina Kennel Club, Topeka, KS Sunday May 10, 2015

HAVANESE
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3
Taffy
CH That's Pullin at Your Heart Strings
Thank you Judge Diane Malefant
Breeder Owner Handled by David Scheiris
Topeka, KS May 10, 2015

ZEUS - SELECT
SELENA - SELECT - Thanks to D2 - Darlene Licastro for showing Taffy in the breed ring for us.
PATCHES - 1st in BBE  
TUX That's Tuckaluckadingdog@Mendota Eh - 2nd in BBE
TAYLOR - That's Shake It Off at Mendota - 2nd in BBE 
HOLLY - That's The Original Parti Girl Eh - 2nd in Open - Thanks to Jane Chavez for showing Holly for us.
Congrats to Jeanne Woods and HAMMER (Patches' brother) taking Reserve Winners Dog!
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Diane Malenfant


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER 
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed Judge Charles Olvis
Group Judge Robert Shreve

AFGHAN HOUND 
TAZI - 2nd   
Thank You Judge Michael Doherty

NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER 
KISSES DoChara's Kissed By The Sun - 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Winners / Best of Opposite - MAJOR
Thank You Judge Robert Shreve

Sunflower Kennel Club of Olathe, KS - Topeka, KS Saturday May 9, 2015

HAVANESE
SIZZLE - That's Melting Hearts at Petit Ami - 4 to 6 month Beginner Puppy - 1st/Best of Breed/Group 1
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Fatima Crump
Thank You to Jane Chavez for showing him for us.


SELENA - BEST OF BREED
ZEUS - SELECT
TAFFY - SELECT - Thanks to D2 - Darlene Licastro for showing Taffy for us.
PATCHES - 1st in BBE / Reserve Winners Dog
TUX That's Tuckaluckadingdog@Mendota Eh - 2nd in BBE
TAYLOR That's Shake It Off at Mendota - 2nd in BBE 
HOLLY - That's The Original Parti Girl Eh - 2nd in Open - Thanks to Jane Chavez for showing Holly for us.
Thank You Breed Judge Fatima Crump
Group Judge Ann Hearn 

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER 
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Mrs. Shilon Bedford

AFGHAN HOUND 
TAZI - 1st  - HIS FIRST SHOW!!!! 
Thank You Judge Diane Malenfant

NOVA SCOTIA DUCK TOLLING RETRIEVER 
KISSES DoChara's Kissed By The Sun - 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Winners / Best of Opposite - MAJOR
Thank You Judge Charles Olvis
Kisses
DoChara's Kissed By The Sun


Our Bichons had direct conflicts with Havanese every day, well Saturday & Monday.  
So they did not get shown :( since it is our policy to put our own dogs last if there is a conflict with client dogs.  
They were not entered on Sunday.  

A Week Behind…(or a WEAK behind? :)

Well, I guess my surgery went OK.  I left the hospital, and am getting around.  Sore and kind of itchy so I guess I am healing.  Yesterday, I went back for my post-surg check up and they said "Wow, you are hardly bruised at all!"  Didn't know I was supposed to be, but I guess when they go digging around on the inside, you are supposed to bruise badly on the outside.  I was just happy that I didn't have huge goose-egg bruises like last time.  No more gory details. 

Dave rented a scooter for me so I could get around the Topeka show site.  I was still exhausted by the end of the day.  Well, OK, on Saturday I was back in bed by 1:00.  

I am still really tired and sore but getting better every day!

Thank you to everyone for all of their well-wishes.  

I will be putting the results up for the Topeka show later today and tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dog Returned to Owner

There was a story on this morning's news about a young man who was reunited with his 5 month old Rottie puppy who got loose after a car accident yesterday.  Glad for them, that they got the dog back, but it probably would not have happened if the dog had been in a crate. 

I sent the following email to the TV Station:

Your article today about the Rottweiler puppy who was reunited with his owner prompts the email.  

I would like to see community service messages about dogs riding loose in vehicles.  While in a severe accident it is possible for a crate to come open, it is still a much safer way to travel with any pet.  A pet becomes a live projectile on impact, not only increasing the chance of death or injury to the pet, but also to the vehicle occupants.  The pet has a definite probability of escape, and either never being returned to the owner, or death by being hit by another vehicle on the road. There was even an instance where a large dog, who was protecting his trapped owner when the first respoders arrived, was shot by police.  No pet lover wants to see these things happen, yet many think it is 'cruel' to put their dogs in a crate.  

Along the same line, people do not consider that all of the things that hit their windshields, while driving, will also hit their dog in face/head/neck when allowing their dog their dogs to ride with their head sticking out of a window.  The reason 'but they like it' - until their dog is injured or killed.  

And on a final note:  WARMER TEMPERATURES.  I have already seen dogs left in cars.  People think that leaving a dog in a car on a 70 degree day, in the sun, with the windows cracked is sufficient.  The temperatures can rise dramatically, in a short period of time, in a closed vehicle.  I call the police, and everyone should.  I would like to see every business, every city, and every public parking lot have signs warning of the dangers of this behavior, as well as stating that they call police.  

Let's save some lives. 
Sincerely, 
Darlene Scheiris 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Why do I continue to be surprised?

I guess part of me still believes in the inherent goodness of people.  
I still find it amazing that we are the bad guys yet again.  
But I guess I should not be surprised. 

What is the saying?  "No good deed goes unpunished."
Story of our life.

Maybe we just shouldn't help people out when they need it, only after they hire us.  At almost every show we help people out, free of charge, with grooming, handling advice, etc. with no expectation that they will hire us.  They are owner-handlers and seem to enjoy it.  Good for them.  That's how we started. 

But then they decide to hire us. 

OK, great.  They sign a handling contract, receive and sign a fee schedule.  They come to the show, but not when they are scheduled to arrive.  They show up 4 1/2 hours later, still need to check into a hotel, and the dogs have not yet been bathed.  Dave had a dozen dogs to get ready for the next day.  They had an appointment - not a suggested date of arrival.  They want to bathe their own Bichons.  Fine, but they had better be dried properly, or the grooming will not be as perfect as it could be.  This means no mats, dry to the skin AND the ability to get a fine toothed comb through them from the skin out.  Did this happen?  NOPE!  Not even after Dave gave them detailed instruction, multiple times, on how it should properly be done.  Did they leave the dogs with Dave so he could keep them clean for the weekend, and tweak the grooming on them every evening?  NOPE!  Did they walk them all over the building, the parking lot, the hotel, and wherever else they went?  YEP!  Did the dogs need multiple baths?  YEP!  Dave even had to re-bathe after they came in with the dogs improperly dried. 

All was well and Dave was FABULOUS, according to their facebook posts.  One of the owners even contracted with Dave to show at shows the following month.  When I sent out the billing, and charged them for the extra work (show grooming does NOT mean dematting!) they had a fit.  As we explained to them, had they left the dogs with Dave, there would not have been a boarding fee or any extra grooming charges.  

Then a few days before the next set of shows, we get an email that she has hired another handler.  Well, that's all good and fine, but you contracted with us.  We turned down another dog for that spot, and by the contract that you signed, you must notify us considerably earlier than that if you don't want to pay us.  Hotels have a cancellation policy, and handlers do to.

Both owners sent us emails stating an amount that they 'should' pay.  The one who went on to hire another handler, showed up with TWO CHECKS, one for the amount she wanted  to pay, and one for the amount of her revised bill.  She presented them to Dave, handed him the smaller of the two, and said "If you know what's good for you, you'll take this one."  Again, WTF ?!?!?!  I told Dave that if he really knew what was good for him he would take the other one, and he did.  Smart Husband. 

Then all the facebook posts went to how great the new handler was.  Although he didn't put any points on the dog, and Dave did. 

When we called the breeder, who we considered a friend, just to keep her up to speed with what was going on, the response was "Well, there are two sides to every story."  We even tried to contact the lady who usually helps one of them groom, since that owner spent all weekend, dropping the f-bomb and complaining about how long it took her friend to groom and what a bad job she does.  That 'friend' didn't care either.  Yes, there are two sides to every story, but neither gave us the courtesy to listen to our side.  Then Dave's efficiency at grooming went from an asset to a liability, because she couldn't believe he only spent 'X' number of minutes grooming her dog, and still charged her! 

So, if you go to the dentist and they take 15 minutes to clean your teeth one time, and 60 minutes the next, to achieve the same result, does is mean that one job was better than the other?  Or does it mean that one person has top of the line equipment and many more years experience?  Or did you take less care with your teeth before one than the other?  Or was it a combination?  In any case, trying paying them less for one job than the other, and see what result you get from their billing department.

All anyone had to do to confirm our statements was check out the facebook pages of the other people, to see all of the places the dogs had been besides the show site.  And yet, all of those posts were full of praise for Dave. 

We had given both owners a break on things, and still we are getting the short end of the stick.  The only reason I was a flexible as I was with them, was because of our previous relationship with this breeder.  But I guess that loyalty doesn't go both ways, as she recently came up to Dave and told him how disappointed she was at "the way we treated them."  She also threw in som digs at Nurple - My Group Winning Bichon.  (While there is no perfect dog, and she is entitled to her opinion - Them thars fightin words, little missy!)  Oh, yeah, did I say that Nurple has beaten her dog?  Hmmm...

But I digress...

The way we treated them?!?!?!  WTF !?!?!

Handling, for David, is a business.  This is how he makes his living. 
David Scheiris does many favors for people on a regular basis, not expecting anything in return.  Sometimes to my dismay.  Dave enjoys seeing people whom he has helped do well and come out of the ring proud of themselves.  I must admit, I do too!  Then when someone he has helped chooses to hire us and signs a contract, they still expect everything for free. 

FINE!!!  You want someone to de-mat and show groom your dog for free?  There are hundreds of handlers out there.  Let me know if you find one that will do it for you.  Oh yeah, and since they spent hours grooming, they might as well show it for free too, right? 

Good Luck with that.

Makes you wonder if these people call the doctor for something, get a prescription or advice over the phone, then refuse to pay when they go in for their next office visit.  I kinda think not.


Heart of Iowa Kennel Club, Marshalltown, IA Sunday April 26, 2015

Havanese
Patches - 1st / Winners Dog / Best of Winners / Best of Opposite
Selena - Best of Breed 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Dana Cline 
Group Judge Peggy Lloyd 

Bichons
Leilani - 1st / Reserve Winners Bitch
Nurple - Select
Thank You Breed Ms. Denny Mounce 

Black Russian Terrier 
Varias - Best of Breed  
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Dana Cline 
Group Judge Brian Meyer 
Varias
Black Russian Terrier
GCH That's What's In A Name
Breeder - Owner - Handled by David Scheiris


Consistent Judging???

Ya gotta love it when a judge doesn't even give a dog select one week (she did give him BOBOH), then gives it an All-Breed Best in Show the next.  

I understand if a dog really is off their game one week, but this dog is very showy ALL OF THE TIME!  It is a great show dog.  It is just not a great example of the breed.  I have never seen this dog have an off day.  The owner/handler on the other hand is another story.  She gets all pissy at the judges and threatens to call the AKC Rep, when the judge tries to give her dog Best of Opposite when they have given a male Best of Breed.  This dog has been mistaken for a bitch more than once.  

This dog is very showy, has a nice coat, and is groomed well.  BUT...it has a bitchy head - small for the size of the dog (The  head must be in proportion to the body and give the appearance of power and  strength. It is approximately equal to the length of neck and not less than 40%  of the height of the dog at the withers.), medium bone (must have large bones), big floppy hound dog ears ( The ears are medium in size, triangularly shaped, set high, but not above,  the level of the skull.The ear leather is dense, rounded at the  bottom, hanging with the front edge lying against the head and terminating at  approximately mid-cheek.), and a very wet mouth (Lips are thick, fleshy, black, tight and without flews.).  

Makes you wonder what judges are thinking, or in this case, what was said when the owner pulled this judge aside in Perry after the breed was judged.  

Things that make you go "Hmmm."

BUT...A win is a win, and I should be gracious and say "CONGRATULATIONS!"  So..."CONGRATULATIONS!!!"

and that's all you are going to get out of me - this time!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Heart of Iowa Kennel Club, Saturday April 25, 2015

Havanese
Patches - 1st / Winners Dog / Best of Winners / Best of Opposite
Patches
Bejewel That's Shabby Chic
With Judge Edd Bivin
Wichita Kennel Club 2015 

Selena - Best of Breed & Group 4
Thank You Breed Judge Peggy Lloyd 
& Group Judge Mr. Dana Cline

Bichons
Leilani - 1st / Winners Bitch / Best of Opposite
Nurple - Select
Thank You Breed Judge Peggy Lloyd 

Black Russian Terrier 
Varias - Best of Breed
Judge Change:  Thank You Breed Judge Brian Meyer 
Group Judge Mr. Dana Cline

We Have Lost a Dear One



Bongo
CH That's The Heart of the Cuban Beat
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

We have sad news that has taken us a while to make public, as we were waiting for full necropsy results.  Then it took me a while to be able to put it down in writing.

Bongo, CH Thats The Heart of the Cuban Beat, a beautiful Havanese boy that we bred, and co-owned with Carol and George Janes, has passed away.  Bongo was only 5 years old. 

Bongo presented with allergy-like symptom at the beginning of one week.  Unusual for him, Carol took him to the vet, who also thought allergies.  By Saturday, he was not better, and in fact was worse.  He was having difficulty swallowing and his breath was becoming very raspy.  Back to the vet, then off to the emergency/specialty clinic.  After admission, IVs, intubation, and many extensive tests, it was determined that he had a form of strep.  Bongo was put on several antibiotics and other medications.  He had minor improvement, but despite Carol and George doing everything possible, Bong eventually lost his battle, within a week of first symptoms. 


Bongo
CH That's The Heart of the Cuban Beat
2010-2015
Carol and George also have another Havanese:  2 ½ year old Benny, GCH That's The Original Parti Dog at Maple Haven.  The week after losing Bongo, Benny presented with similar allergy-type symptoms, so the vet immediately started him on antibiotics.  Those particular medications were not helping.  The Janes were very proactive, and had a necropsy performed on Bongo and remained in constant contact with several of the vets, including the one performing the necropsy.  When that vet found out that they had a another dog, she was even more determined to find out what happened.  She performed resistance tests (?) on the bacteria and it was determined that Benny was on the wrong antibiotics.  He was switched to ones that should be more effective.  It has been 2 weeks, and Benny is still having a bit of a cough and the occasional sneeze, but continues to improve.  Our prayers go out to Carol, George, and Benny for their loss and continued recovery.  It is scary to think that they could also have lost Benny by now, had they not had the necropsy performed. 

This was NOT THE FLU.  THIS WAS STREP.  It was in Bongo's tissues and progressed rapidly.

While we are heartbroken over the loss of this great little dog, I share this today for two reasons:
1.     When you lose a pet to an unknown or mysterious cause, do a necropsy.   By the Janes agreeing to have on performed on Bongo, they are saving Benny's life. 
2.     This is a nasty infection.  Anyone who has a dog that presents with allergy symptoms, please follow up.  Do not assume anything.  Do not let your vet take it lightly.  Don't let it go. 

YOU ARE YOUR DOG'S ONLY ADVOCATE and can easily be his worst nightmare. 
LET'S TAKE CARE OF OUR 4-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS.

There is no clue as to where Bongo got this infection.  They had not been to any shows recently, no dog parks, or anywhere else that would raise suspicion.  Was this something transmitted from another animal that happened to pass through their yard?  We just don't know.  Based on the necropsy, there is no evidence that it can be passed between humans and dogs.  It does appear to be highly contagious between animals.

Our continued prayers go out to Carol, George, and Benny.  
Bongo & Carol 


I hope that I have these details correct.  At this time, it is too painful to go back and read through all of the emails, lab results, and vet reports.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BICHONS AVAILABLE

These two Bichon males are available as a pair from the Petco Adoption Center in Overland Park, KS.

They are a bonded pair, and very social.  There must be a sad story here for these two wonderful boys to be available at a shelter.   I LOVE the old boys!  They are so sweet,  My Sunny is 15.  It is hard to believe that Harry, Red Dog, Tunia, Buttercup, and Shayna just turned 8.  You would think they are still babies the way they play.  Let's get these boys a new home!!!!

Here is a link to the Petco site.

It even includes a short video:
Link is: http://www.petango.com/webservices/adoptablesearch/wsAdoptableAnimalDetails.aspx?id=25343936&css=http%3A%2F%2Fsms.petpoint.com%2FWebServices%2Fadoptablesearch%2Fcss%2Fstyles.css&PopUp=true


Followup on STUPID PEOPLE.

This puppy was out of the last litter of the end of a line.  We would never have sold her, but it wasn't entirely our litter, so wasn't our call.  These people had her spayed less than a week before turning her into the shelter.  They supposedly turned her in because she had intestinal parasites and a slimy stool.  They were treating her with enemas and some other holistic treatments.  

ANYONE EVER HEARD OF GIVING A DOG AN ENEMA FOR INTESTINAL PARASITES???

Now don't get me wrong, I have no problem with holistic treatments, but with all of the health testing that the Humane Society did, there was no evidence of any health problem, whatsoever, with this puppy.  

CALL YOUR BREEDERS!  CALL THE PARENT CLUB!!!  DO NOT PUT YOUR DOG INTO A SHELTER.  IF SOMEONE BRINGS A LIVING BEING INTO THIS WORLD, AND PLACES IT WITH SOMEONE ELSE, THEY SHOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE THEM BACK AT ANY TIME.   

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DOG MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THAT IN WRITING. 

I am just sick about this.  How do you know who to trust?  I guess putting scary things in a contract, kind of like putting locks on doors, they just keep honest people honest.  Stupid people, or people who's goal is to do something against the contract, I guess will always find a way to hurt the dog.  
I HATE THIS.

Friday, April 17, 2015

OMG!!! STUPID, STUPID, STUPID PEOPLE !!!

And people don't understand why I hate breeding dogs… 

An hour ago, we got a call from a Humane Society in Arizona.  They had a puppy whose microchip was indirectly registered to us.  We co-bred the litter and provided the microchips and had a record of it.  

Within two days of placing this puppy, our co-breeder had second thoughts and tried to buy her back.  The new owners refused as they 'were so much in love that they could not part with her.'  

Well, after no contact for over 6 months with either us or our co-breeder, the call came today:  
They had turned this Havanese puppy in to the local shelter!!!  STUPID.  For one thing - any of us would have taken her back.  For another thing, our contract says that there is a $$$$ penalty if that puppy ends up in a rescue or shelter situation.  AND THE CO-BREEDER WANTED HER and they knew that!!!  

Kelley and Duncan White paid a lot of money for that puppy, and then did this.  Those people do not deserve a dog - EVER!!!

THANK GOD FOR MICROCHIPS!!!  

I hate this.  I hate to think about what would have happened if they could not have reached us.  I HATE dealing with people that are this stupid, selfish, or whatever the situation is.  If they could not get ahold of the co-breeder (who lived 10 miles from them), we would have been on a plane in a heartbeat to get this pup back.  Thank goodness that the shelter did due diligence, scanned the microchip and followed through.  We reached our co-breeder and she is on her way to pick up this little girl, who has already been over vaccinated with every vaccine the shelter could think of.

MICROCHIPS AND CO-OWNERSHIPS - Even on your pet puppies are a good SAFETY NET.   

It tells people that you care about what happens to lives that you bring into the world. 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Just got these photos from friends Roseanne & Brad Bunger.
After Roseanne won Best of Breed from the classes on Sunday April 5, 2015 at the Wichita Show, under Judge Norm Patton, Dave had the opportunity to show him in Group.

Love to see that man in the ring.  Dog's not bad either!

"McKay"
TOLLCHESTER'S ALL FIRE'D UP
Presented by David Scheiris
04/05/2015

"McKay"
TOLLCHESTER'S ALL FIRE'D UP
Presented by David Scheiris
04/05/2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Bartlesville Kennel Club, Grove, OK Sunday April 12, 2015

HAVANESE
PATCHES - 1st / Winners Dog
TAFFY - BEST OF BREED
ZEUS - BEST OF OPPOSITE
THANK YOU JUDGE GLORIA GERINGER

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER

VARIAS - BEST of BREED & GROUP 3 
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE & GROUP JUDGE DR. ROBERT SMITH 

BICHONS

CHEETO - 1st / Winners Dog  
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED
THANK YOU JUDGE CAROL JEAN NELSON 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Innocent until proven Guilty????

Someone sent me the following link, to a TV news story, about an AKC Judge.  Thought it was interesting.  Top of the line leather goods with designer names are not bought New - or factory seconds from China.  They have their own outlet stores in which to sell them, if they even admit that there is a 'factory second.'  

Has she never seen any of those TV Magazine shows about designer knock-offs?

But we need to remember that this is America, and she is innocent, until proven guilty.  (lol)


http://m.wpbf.com/news/woman-charged-with-selling-designer-knockoffs/32298140?utm_campaign=WPBF%2025%20News%20-%20wpbf25news&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_source=Social

FORT PIERCE, Fla. —A Fort Pierce businesswoman is in hot water, accused of selling fake products.
Janet Fay Birdsall, 46, of Fort Pierce, was released Thursday on bond.
Birdsall is accused of selling counterfeit products at her Orange Avenue store, Bling it.
Detectives executed a search warrant on Thursday and found dozens of items believed to be counterfeit.
WPBF 25 reporter Angela Rozier tried to speak with her Friday. "I need you to leave. OK? I need you to leave please," Birdsall said.
Independent experts helped officials determine that items said to be Michael Kors, Coach, Tory Burch, Gucci, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels and Sanrio were fake.
"She was marking the products as second-hand manufactures defective products when in essence they were actually counterfeit products," Lt. Brian Hester, with the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office, said.
"She said it came right out of the factory so that's the story. I was annoyed. I felt like I got hoodwinked pretty good," Jennifer Gulluni, a victim, said.
Birdsall was charged with possession of counterfeit merchandise over $2,500. (it was actually over $24,000.00)
"She appeared to be a honest person but if she's selling fake bags and telling us they are real, then I got a problem with that," said customer Brenda Williams.

Bartlesville Kennel Club, Saturday April 11, 2015

HAVANESE
PATCHES - 1st / Winners Dog
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
ZEUS - BEST OF BREED
THANK YOU JUDGE POLLY SMITH  

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER

VARIAS - BEST of BREED & GROUP 2 
THANK YOU 
BREED JUDGE POLLY SMITH 
& GROUP JUDGE JAMES FREDERIKSEN

BICHONS

CHEETO - 1st / Winners Dog  
NURPLE - BEST OF BREED
THANK YOU JUDGE JAMES FREDERIKSEN 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMMY !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister, Tammy!  

She had better still be in he 20s or she has passed me up!  (well, on some days)


Northeast Oklahoma Kennel Club, Grove, OK Friday April 10, 2015

I wanted Dave to show Leilani, our Bichon, in the fun match last night.   We have only had her back for a short time and she needs the practice. 

Leilani did not get shown in the match. 

Dave ended up judging the match instead!

They are good people and really do put on a nice show and always try to find someone knowledgable to judge their matches.  When it comes to breed standards, he's your man!
Glad he could help out the club.  

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We do need to get the City of Grove to put lights on the back of the building though.  

Someone fell over / onto some of our SeaBreeze expens the other night and squshed them dead :(

Friday, April 10, 2015

Northeast Oklahoma KC, Grove, OK Friday April 10, 2015

HAVANESE
PATCHES - 1st / Winners Dog
TAFFY - BEST OF OPPOSITE
ZEUS - BEST OF BREED
THANK YOU JUDGE JAMES FREDERIKSEN

BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIER
VARIAS - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 3 
THANK YOU BREED & GROUP JUDGE JAMES NOE

BICHONS
CHEETO - 1st / Winners Dog/ BEST OF BREED 
NURPLE - Select
THANK YOU JUDGE POLLY SMITH

Major ring conflicts today.  Moved the Bichons so they wouldn't conflict, but they did anyway!  Had another handler help out with Bichons and she went on the Cheeto, the class dog, and her assistant was on the special, Nurple!  With all of the girls in season, both were squirrelly, but Cheeto, not as much.  Crap!