Savannah Sojourn

There's  nothing like a four day getaway to a beautiful city with friends!  Alex, Annie and I headed up to Savannah the end of November for a four day dog show and mini vacation.  We had a wonderful time staying in a cozy little cottage just a few blocks away from Forsyth Park.  We accomplished all we had hoped to at the dog show - Victor was Best of Winners all four days, and Mhaya, Phoebe and Khaleesi all won their first conformation points!  Jethro earned his first Grand Champion points two of the days, as well!  We had plenty of time to explore the area, eat in awesome restaurants and play tourist with the dogs.  As always - they were a hit, wherever we took them!  We certainly look forward to making this trip an annual event!


Introducing our handsome boy, "VICTOR", who is Legend, Khaleesi and Selena's brother!  Victor is certainly living up to his name, too!  He's doing us proud and turning heads right and left in the show ring and just needs one more point to earn his championship!  Victor is an absolute sweetheart and gentleman - loves everybody!  He is co-owned by Ray Scott and Alessandra Thomas and lives with Ray here in Florida.  He has totally lived up to our expectations and we look forward to his continuing adventures!


2012 RRCUS National Specialty

Our National Specialty was held here in sunny Orlando this year from November 8th - 14th.  What a fun filled week full of beautiful dogs!  We started out with our Lure Coursing trial on the 8th...and despite some beautiful previous performances, our Khaleesi girl was a little off that day, so did not win anything...same went for darlin' Diva.  Oh, well!  Some days we win...some days we don't!   On Sunday, the conformation sweepstakes classes were held, along with the very popular Best Ridge contest.  Our little puppy, Mhaya, who is co-owed and shown by Annie Johnson placed 4th in her class which is an awesome placement at a specialty show!  And Diva later came thru for us being a Finalist in the Best Ridge Contest!  On Monday, it was conformation day for the dogs....and I was thrilled beyond words when Legend won the Open Dog class!  VERY special, indeed!  On Tuesday, Annie and Mhaya had a repeat performance placing 4th in the 9-12 puppy bitch class - HUGE placement for both of them!  Then Sharon Turner and her young girl, Sienna (Irie x Strider pup), won the  12-15 puppy bitch class!  Another beautiful team placement!  On Wednesday, the last day, it was Best of Breed competition - around 110 dogs competing for Best of Breed!  I showed Jethro, and as nice as he is, he didn't make any placement, but I got a lot of compliments on him and was very proud of my boy!  It was a girl's day again, tho!!  Both of Liz Mask's girls, Selena and Naiomi, made the first cut and went on to round 2!  Selena didn't go on, but Naiomi did and made it all the way to the final round!  She was STUNNING!  She didn't win any placement, but just to go as far as she did was thrilling...and then some!  So very proud of our pups and their wonderful owners who have done such a great job in raising well trained dogs!!!  HERE'S TO YOU, LADIES!!!!  YOU ROCK!!!!


Our beautiful, talented Khaleesi girl finished her AKC Field Champion title today, also winning Best of Breed....what a way to finish! Our ridgeback club, Sunshine State Rhodesian Ridgeback Club, in conjunction with our parent club, RRCUS, held our first three day AKC field trail up in High Springs, FL.  Despite the threat of Hurricane Sandy...which just gave us some much appreciated cool, BREEZY weather...we had a wonderful turnout and great fun!  Khaleesi looked beautiful today as she ran around the field - she LIVES to course, and today, she brought it home!  A 3 point major, finishing her championship in just three weekends of coursing!  WOW!  So proud of our little Dragon!!