ISIS & ALEX!!!
Not to be outdone by her brother, Tobias.....we can now add beautiful Isis to our list of Champions for the year! Yes ,indeed!! On Sunday, December 11th, she and her mom, Alex Thomas, brought home a Best of Winners win at the Miami dog show, earning that last point needed to complete her championship! Isis has been owner handled the whole way, and we're so very proud of this team!!
She is now CH Kengali Isis Dulcis of Terra Crista!!!
Christmas Comes Early!
CH KENGALI'S DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY, aka TOBIAS!!!
Toby finished in style this weekend at the Beaufort Kennel Club in Savannah, GA. Thanks to Matt Coughlin and Sharon Turner who both handled Toby for us! He is the first from our Sachi/Spirit litter to finish and we're confident his brother, Jethro, and sisters Isis, Mbali and Maile will follow in his footsteps real soon! Sharon also showed our youngster, Diva, Kengali's Matahari Diamond Diva, in her first shows this weekend. She was Reserve Winners three of the days and Winners Bitch one day, earning her first point! Diva apparently has a Fan Club already, so we have great expectations for her to continue showing well in the New Year!
We also had another GREAT coursing weekend! Esme competed in her second weekend of ASFA trials and won the Open class both days and was Best of Breed on Sunday, earning 36 points and two first places towards her Field Champion title.
Ocala Supported Shows, 2011
On Thursday, our young pup, Legend, made his show debut and won Best In Sweepstakes. His parents are our Jami girl and Skipper, CH Westwood's Captain in Command, owned and loved by John and Mary Bernie in California. His brother, Victor, and sister, Khaleesi, also were entered, and while they didn't win, they sure made a great showing! Jethro showed well and was Reserve Winner's Dog, but the star of the day was our Mischa girl who won Winner's Bitch for a 4 point major and now just needs 2 singles to finish!
On Friday, Legend won Best of Opposite in Sweepstakes and I was thrilled that he was also Reserve Winner's dog to a 4 point major!! I'm sure this boy is going to go far!! Next, Jethro won the Best Bred by Exhibitor award! In the girl department, our Tori girl was Reserve Winner's Bitch and Isis won Winner's Bitch for a 4 point major and needs just one more point to finish. She is from our Sachi/Spirit litter, Jethro's sister, and is owned and loved by Alex Thomas and her family.
On Saturday, Legend stayed home....two days was enough for this youngster! In Sweepstakes, Kengali's Mia, owned and loved by Patricia Olivera, won Best of Opposite!! Very proud of both of them, as this was the first show for both of them! I see bright things ahead for them!! In the regular classes, Legend's littermate, Victor, won Best Puppy! He's owned and loved by Alex Thomas and Ray Scott. Today was Jethro's day, tho! Winner's Dog and Best of Winners for a 5 point major! Isis was Reserve Winner's Bitch, as well.
On Sunday, we didn't do any winning, but were glad for our friends whose dogs did win! It was a fantastic weekend that we all enjoyed, celebrating our wins, as well as losses, good food and time well spent with all of our Ridgeback friends!
Up next......Orlando and Eukanuba!!!!
Fall Show Time!
Chyna and Sharon ROCKED!! On Saturday, Chyna won Best of Breed over some really nice specials AND a Group 3! What a team! On Sunday She was Winner's Bitch and Best of Opposite. She now has 9 points and just needs those two majors to finish.
Had another great weekend of coursing! This time out, Chyna and Tori came along for the fun and WOW! Did they ever have a good time! They easily passed their qualifying runs and went on to compete in the trial. We had a huge entry both days and on Sunday, Tori ended up winning Best of Breed and a 5 point major! Chyna came in third place and won 2 points. Looks like we have a couple more fabulous bunny chasers in the family!
On Saturday, our little Charm puppy was entered in the new junior puppy competition for 4 -6 mos old puppies. He won Best of Breed AND a Group One and shows all the signs of being a great little show pup! Will work for food, for sure!
On Sunday, Tori won Best of Winners, adding two more points towards her conformation championship. Very proud of our little girl! Now we need to work on those majors for her, too!
Up in NY on Long Island, Paul and Maile showed and she won on Friday, adding another point to her record! She's really coming in to her own now, maturing nicely and as a team they're getting more polished every show! Now that our circuit is starting here in FL, we have great expectations for this dynamic duo!!!
In VA, Annika and Scott brought Mbali out to a local show, hoping to surprise me with some good news....and they did! Annika showed Mbali herself and put another single on her record on Friday, too! GREAT JOB!!! We'll be getting Mbali down here this month, too, to finish out the year here, and hopefully, her championship, too!
Sharon Turner took Tobi and Chyna up to Nashville this weekend for the shows there with more great success! They both won both days and on Saturday, Chyna was also Best of Breed, beating two specials, one being her cousin, Naiomi! THAT was a surprise...and not part of the plan!
........and back home in FL, I took Tori and Charm to the IABCA International shows. The little man is just 3 1/2 months old, but they have puppy competition at these shows, so I thought, what the heck?! It'll be good experience for him! HAH! He surpassed even my belief in him, not only winning Best of Breed Puppy and Best Bred by Exhibitor Hound puppy...he went on to win TWO Best in Shows! One for best bred by exhibitor puppy and then, overall BIS puppy!! So proud of him! He certainly has that "look at ME" show attitude and struts his stuff, even at this tender age! As the judges all said....I'm going to have a LOT of fun with this boy! By the end of the weekend he earned his National Championship and International Puppy Championship with IABCA. And last...but CERTAINLY not least...our Tori girl outdid herself, as well! She won Best of Breed and two Group Ones, Best Bred By Exhibitor Adult and now has her International Champion title!
I also have to add our wins from LAST weekend, up in Deland! Jethro was Winner's dog and Best of Winners on Sunday, and Tori was Winner's bitch, followed by Chyna taking Reserve. Yep! The fall show season is off and running!!