Saturday, January 31, 2015

Conyers KC of Georgia, Atlanta, GA Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Better Day at the Dog Show:

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 1st/Winners - MAJOR !!!! NEW CHAMPION
New AKC Champion That's La Belle Epoque
"Baby Belle"
AM CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill x AM GCH CAN CH That's So Adorabull - Just Spank Me

 http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=35806
"Baby Belle"
At 8 weeks

Selena - BEST OF BREED & 
THANK YOU BREED JUDGE DENNIS MCCOY 
'Selena'
MBINS BISS AM GCH CAN GCH That's Adorabull's Dreaming of You
Judges Ekarat Sangkunakup and Maribel Sy 


Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - zippo :(  
It's been a different dog for BOB every day, maybe tomorrow will be his day!  Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed.
Judge Jay Richardson

Friday, January 30, 2015

Sawnee Mountain KC, Atlanta, GA Friday, January 30, 2015

A partially stinky day at the dog show :(

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 2nd in BBE - 
C'mon Connie Bannit - Baby Belle only needs 2 points to finish!! 
Selena - BEST of BREED
Judge Randy Garren  

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Nada :(
Judge Donna Buxton

Another Example Of Why Handlers Get A Bad Rap

Well, I guess it's just like anything thing else, you have the good handlers and the ones that make the rest of them look bad, for one reason or another.  Sometimes they are in both categories, it just depends who you ask.  But I think this latest stunt just put Handler X onto my 'Naughty' list.

Hander 'X' has been showing for Owner 'A' for several years.  She has good dogs.  X has won at multiple National Specialties & Eukanuba with her dogs.  My husband actually referred her to him when she was looking for a handler in her area of the country.  Owner A has contracted with X to show her bitch this year and he has been doing so.  Last weekend or so a really 'bad' handler, let's call her 'YYY' (because that is what most people thought when they would see her, for one reason or another) was suspended from the AKC.  The reason at this point is not the issue, but it was a big suspension, which generally means that is wasn't a first offense.  YYY was handling a decent dog for Owner B.  Since that YYY is suspended, she cannot go to shows.  I do not know who approached who, (or is it whom?) but now Handler X is showing the dog for Owner B.  Did X approach B because he heard about the suspension and saw more $$$.  Did Owner B approach Handler X because she didn't know better and knew that he showed that breed?  Did B have an ulterior motive to lure X away from A to better her chances in the ring?  Who knows?  That is not the point right now.

But now X has dumped A as a client and taken on the dog from B.  How much notice?  Last weekend, the day A was supposed to bring her bitch to X, so that he would have her to bring to this weekend's show that started yesterday.  He just dumped her and left her high and dry.  No transportation to the show for her dog, no handler for her dog.

THIS IS JUST NOT RIGHT.   If it were the other way around, and A wanted a new handler, she would have to give notice to X, or be liable for the handling fees for the shows already contracted.  At the very least X should have transported A's bitch to the show and found another handler to take the bitch in the ring, if that is what A wanted.

When X was asked why the bitch was not in the ring, his response was 'She is being bred.'  After discussions with Owner A, the bitch is entered and was to be shown by X, at this show.  She is NOT in season.  X said that she was 'flagging' while on the Florida Circuit.  This handler has bred dogs for over 20 years, he knows that means that she was ready to be bred.  X knew that A wanted to breed her, but it would appear that he knew she was in season but wasn't willing to give up the money or the ring exposure and send her home.  Owner A would still have been responsible for the handling fees for the shows that were contracted, whether the bitch was shown or not, if she brought her home for breeding.  Now, Owner A did not only probably miss a chance to breed her bitch, but has been left out in the cold by a handler to whom she has been dedicated for at least 4 or 5 years (by my count, but it could be longer).

When handlers do crap like this, it makes the rest of them look bad.  At the very least, X should have had an in depth conversation with A, and come to a mutual agreement about what is fair.  X should have tried to get her another handler.  What about X's wife?  Or is she already showing another special in that breed?  They regularly take dogs in direct competition with each other.  At least A's bitch would be in the ring.  Are they now at least reimbursing A for her entries?  The money isn't the point, it's about what is professional, and what is right and fair to all parties.

SORRY FOLKS, but it looks like our handling contract will be getting a little longer, to add more protection for the client.  Just like our puppy contracts, I can tell you stories about most of the paragraphs, and who got screwed by whom, prompting us to add another protection to the contract, for us and the purchasers.

Everyone who doesn't get exactly what they think they should, tends to remember things from their prospective.  Clients do need to remember that this is how the Handlers make their living.  This is not their 'weekend away for a dog show.'  When an appointment is scheduled you need to be there or we could be with another client.  But that also works both ways.  If they tell you to be there at 2 and they aren't ready for you, well, I guess it's like going to the doctor, you just hope they are late for a really good reason, but now had better give you all of the attention that you deserve!  We have some fabulous clients that understand the heirarchy, the stress, and the schedule  They are a joy to be around.  On the other hand, many clients that we have had in the past don't take this seriously.  Of course they want to win, but will not listen to instructions (don't walk the white dog in the dirt, or on the black parking lot, this is how to brush them, etc) or think that when given a time to arrive to have their dog groomed, is just a suggestion and really means 'sometime that day.'  When Dave has 10 dogs to groom for the next day and your time to be there is 2:00 and you don't show up until 7, and the dog is not even dematted, you get what you get.  He already has his evening planned out until the building closes and again from the time it opens the next day.

It is a handler's responsibility to present the dog to the best of his/her ability, but it is the client's responsibility to make sure that the dog is not totally trashed when they show up.  Giving a dog a bath, means that you must also blow it dry properly.  If you can't do that, it makes the handler's job that much harder, and takes more time.  Many clients don't want to leave the dog with the handler, however doing so allows the handler to bond with the dog, tweak the grooming bit by bit throughout the weekend, and if the dog needs another bath, it's the handler's fault not the owners.

I could go on, but will probably have to do that in another post.
BIG HUGS TO ALL THE GREAT CLIENTS WE HAVE!!!!
Little Hugs to all of the less that stellar clients we have had, as we definitely learned something from you. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Griffin Georgia Kennel Club, Atlanta, GA Thursday January 29, 2015

Stinky day at the dog show :(

Havanese:
Baby Belle - 2nd in BBE
Selena - Best of Opposite
Judge Desmond Murphy 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Nuttin' honey :(
Judge Audrey Lycan

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Greater Gainesville Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Sunday January 25, 2015

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY  TIM !!!!!

Havanese:
Moriah - 3rd in 12 -18 mo (left her in to hold the major today & Baby Belle thanks her!)
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/ Winners Bitch/ MAJOR !!!  (This is her 3rd major!)
Selena -Best of Opposite  :(  
Thank You Judge Mr. Rodney Herner
Good luck to Darby in Group!

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - BEST of BREED
Thank You Judge Jacqueline Rayner 

Bichon Frise:

Nurple - BEST of BREED & GROUP 4
Thank You Breed and Group Judge Mrs. Christie Martinez

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Greater Gainesville Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Saturday January 24, 2015

Well, the scheduling gods were not good to Dave again today.  Nurple did not get shown, and trying to make the other two rings was crazy.

Havanese:
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 2nd in BBE 
Selena Select
ZEUSBEST of BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Joy Brewster 
Group Judge Jacqueline Rayner

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select 
Thank You Breed Judge Christie Smith

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - not shown today - ring conflict
Judge Rodney Herner 

Is it wrong?

OK, I am feeling kind of happy about something, but also feel kind of bad that I am happy:  

I am glad that the dog of someone who threatened us, and has been taking 'indirect' digs at Dave, on Facebook for the last two+ weeks, lost the every day for last two weeks.  I am glad that the dog the handler came off of, to show this particular dog, won every day.  I feel vindicated for that absentee owner.  

I feel that by taking the high road and not replying to any of those posts, GOD got 'em!  

Yeah, I feel bad that I feel glad. 

IS IT WRONG???

meow… :)


Friday, January 23, 2015

Lake Eustis Kennel Club, Ocala, FL Friday, January 23, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo/ Winners Bitch / Best of Winners / MAJOR  -  NEW CHAMPION !!!!
CH THAT'S THE COLOURS OF THE WIND 
a BeBe x Bugs baby! 
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE Bitch
Selena - Best of Opposite
Thank You Judge Pamela Peat

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - BEST OF BREED & GROUP 4 
- NEW GRAND CHAMPION
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. Jim Briley & Group Judge Thomson Stanfield 

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - not shown today 
Judge Steve Keating

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lake Eustis KC, Ocala, FL Thursday, January 22, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/ Winners Bitch/ MAJOR !!!  (This is her 2nd major!)
Selena - nuttin, nada, zippo, zilch :( 
Thank You Judge MrJim Briley

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Judge Mr. Thomson Stanfield, Jr. 

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Select 
Judge Elliot Weiss (thanks for making sure Ellen made it into the ring, calling her by name, when she didn't respond to the ring stewards multiple calls.  I look forward to the same courtesy for Dave the next time he gets talking and doesn't hear the steward call his armband number. )

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pasco Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Sunday January 18, 2015


Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE/Reserve
Selena - Best of Opposite 
Thank You Judge Jason Hoke

Congratulations to Darby, GCH Qbin's Strictly Confidential at Enginuity, on the Breed Win today.  What a handsome boy.  Great mover, beautiful coat.  (Of course I still wish Selena would have beat him! :)  Good Luck in Group.   update:  Group 3!

By my count, Selena is #1 Havanese in the US so far this year.  Yeah, I know, it's only January 18, but HEY, #1 is #1 !!! 

Woo Hoo!!! Way to Go Selena and Dave.   
10 Shows, 7 Breed Wins, 3 Group Placements!!!  

Hey Dave:  Need to up the percentage on those Group placements!  (just sayin')

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Thank You Judge Mrs. Joan Alselm
So proud of young Varias!  Just finishing his CH weeks ago, he is only 2 points away from his GRAND Championship!

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - BEST of BREED 
Thank You Judge Dr. Robert Indeglia

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Clearwater KC, Brooksville, FL Saturday January 17, 2015


Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE
Selena - Best of Breed 
Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Thank You Judge Pete Dawkins

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Select 
Thank You Judge Gloria Geringer 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tampa Bay Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Friday January 16, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 3rd in BBE :(
Selena - BEST of BREED 
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mr. Dennis McCoy

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Nuttin, Nada, Zippo
Judge Dr. Steve Keating 

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Select 
Thank You Breed Judge Marjorie Underwood

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inverness Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Thursday, January 15, 2015

Better Day!

Havanese:
Moriah - 1st in 12 -18 mo
Baby Belle - That's La Belle Epoque - 1st in BBE
major didn't hold anyway today :( , and that is all Moriah needs to finish
Selena - BEST of BREED & GROUP 3
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Select
Judge Mr. James E. Noe

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - BEST of BREED 
Thank You Breed Judge Mr. John P. Wade
Thank You Group Judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer

Manatee Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Wednesday January 14, 2015

BICHON FRISES
NURPLE - GCH Chilleykings That's a Little Twisted - Select
Thank You Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman

Just glad we were NOT showing 'Mr. Perfect' in the classes this week:
video


BLACK RUSSIAN TERRIERS
VARIAS - CH THAT'S WHAT'S IN A NAME - Select 
Thank You Judge Dr. Michael Woods


HAVANESE
BOY DID I SCREW THIS UP !!!!
I entered Selena in the Open Class.
I told Dave to just pull her, since it was a double edged sword.  If the judge gives her the breed, it takes points away from the other bitches (two of which were ours) and from the Winners Dog if they would have given the dog Best of Winners.  BUT, the JUDGE was GLENDA DAWKINS, and we have done well under her in the past and she knows who Selena is.  The other side of the sword is that if she loses, it is a Multiple National Specialty Winner losing to a class dog.  The last thing I said to him was "Do whatever you feel is best at the time."
So, he went for it.  "Can't win if you don't play!"

Mrs. Dawkins avoided eye contact with Dave and gave him 2nd in the Open Class and Reserve.
THAT SUCKED!!!
I GUESS SHE REALLY DOESN'T LIKE SELENA.  
How is that even possible?  
SELENA IS FABULOUS!!!

MORIAH - THAT'S THE COLOURS OF THE WIND - 2nd

Judge Glenda Dawkins


Monday, January 12, 2015

Pasco Kennel Club, Brooksville, FL Monday, January 12, 2015

Havanese:
Moriah - 2nd
Selena - Best of Breed & GROUP 2
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Ms. Pamela Bruce 

Black Russian Terriers:
Varias - Best of Breed & made the cut in group
Thank You Breed & Group Judge Mr. Chuck Winslow

Bichon Frise:
Nurple - Not shown today.  
He didn't like the rain and wet grass!  
Judge Jon Cole

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tina X Roché Havanese Puppies Available !!!!

LOOKING FOR SHOW AND PET HOMES !!!

We haven't done the final evaluation yet, but they all have great potential.

This is a litter to watch and compare/contrast with the Choco x Desi litter.  The Choco x Desi litter is a Roché daughter bred to Desi.  This litter is a Desi daughter bred to Roché .

Sire:  Roché  - MBIS AM GCH CAN CH Adorabull That's Better Than SexDam:  Tina Fey - CH That's Timeless Elegance

Puppy Pedigree:
http://havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=23725&id2=32137


All Boys !!!!
Tina Fey x Roché Puppies

Blaze, Kinky, Sizzle
DOB:  11/25/2014

BLAZE:
BLAZE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

BLAZE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

BLAZE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

BLAZE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014
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KINKY:
KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

KINKY
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014
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SIZZLE:
SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014

SIZZLE
Tina x Roché Boy
DOB:  11/25/2014
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For more information contact Dave or Darlene at Dave@WeShowDogs.com, or 816  -  213  -  8100, 
or Jeanne Woods at mytymo@iland.net





Serena x Bugs Havanese Puppies Available !!!

Looking for companion only homes:

Puppy pedigree:
http://havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=35441&id2=37423
Bugs - CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill
Serena - CH That's A Bewitched Cousin
Sire:  Bugs - CH That's One Nirvana Couldn't Kill 
Group Placing, Awesome movement, gorgeous coat, fabulous conformation!

Dam:  Serena - CH That's A Bewitched Cousin 
Beautiful movement, awesome structure, super coat!


SERENA X BUGS PUPPIES
GIRL SOPHIE, BOYS:  POSSUM, BUDDY
DOB:  11/15/2014
POSSUM:


POSSUM
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

POSSUM
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

POSSUM
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

POSSUM
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014
Sophie:



Sophie
Serena X Bugs Girl
DOB:   11/15/2014

Sophie
Serena X Bugs Girl
DOB:   11/15/2014

Sophie
Serena X Bugs Girl
DOB:   11/15/2014

Sophie
Serena X Bugs Girl
DOB:   11/15/2014

Sophie
Serena X Bugs Girl
DOB:   11/15/2014
BUDDY:
BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014

BUDDY
Serena X Bugs Boy
DOB:   11/15/2014
For more information contact Dave or Darlene at Dave@WeShowDogs.com, or 816  -  213  -  8100, 
or Jeanne Woods at mytymo@iland.net











Chocobeast x Desi Havanese Puppies Available

Looking for Show Homes!!!


A Roché daughter bred to Desi.  
The result - WOW, WOW, WOW !!!

Puppy Pedigree:
http://www.havanesegallery.hu/pair_en.php?id1=37424&id2=37421

Desi - BIS MBINS AM GOLD GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio
Choco - AM CH That's Eh Sweet Chocolate Seduction
Sire:  Desi - BIS MBINS AM Gold GCH CAN CH Gingerbred Yukon Jack Desiderio
Winner of 3 National Specialties, Best in Show, Best of Breed at the AKC/Eukanuba Classic.  Sire of the 2013 HFC National Specialty Winner.  Sire of 2014 HFC Regional and National Specialty Best of Breed Winner, Best of Opposite Winner, and Best of Winners. Sire of multiple all-champion litters. 

Dam:  Choco - AM CH That's Eh Sweet Chocolate Seduction
Roché (MBISS Adorabull That's Better Than Sex) daughter, out of a Specialty winning dam, Choco is our first Chocolate.  She produced some great colors with this, her first litter. 


Milo, Tux, Sable Feather
Desi x Choco Puppies
DOB 11/06/2104



Milo:
'Milo'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Milo'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Milo'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Milo'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Milo'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014


Sable: (You'll have to really talk Dave out of this one!)
'Sable'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Sable'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Sable'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Sable'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Sable'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014


TUX: (Looks like Roche's father, Rio, owned by Kim Marcus)
'Tux'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Tux'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Tux'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

'Tux'
Desi x Choco Boy
DOB 11/06/2014

Feather:  (Isn't she stunning!  She is already spoken for, but we had to share the photo)
'Feather'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Feather'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Feather'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

'Feather'
Desi x Choco Girl
DOB 11/06/2014

For more information contact Dave or Darlene at Dave@WeShowDogs.com, or 816  -  213  -  8100.