|Winning in Kansas last Spring|
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Max and Mellie were the two pups I kept from the Ch. "Argus"/
Ch. "Holly" litter, whelped in November of 2012. I kept Mellie because she had so many of the things I admired about her mother, and kept Max because he stole my heart at an early age!
Mellie later went to Texas to live with her co-breeder Jana, and has become a very special dog in Jana's life. Jana started showing Mellie as a pup and finished her Championship with a lovely record that included Best of Winners at the North Texas Specialty for a 5-point major. Jana also showed brother "Bert" who had originally gone to a pet/companion home in Texas - Bert was actually the first from the litter to finish.
Max was shown very sparingly, a Specialty Reserve in Chicago at 6 months, 10 points including a Specialty major in Kansas at 11 months, another Specialty Reserve in Indiana at 15 months. We'd hoped to finish him in Kansas (again) in March, but the major broke and he came home with 14 points. Guess that was meant to be, as his next outing was the Chicagoland Specialty where he'd started out as an untrained, incredibly happy puppy the previous year. On Saturday Max was BoW at Chicagoland for his 3rd major and 2nd Specialty win. Good dog Max!
I kept Max as my performance dog, and now that he's finished he'll go "back to school" to get ready for Rally and Obedience. Absolutely love this dog! Although I'll get his CHIC #, I have no plans to breed him, but we'll see what the future holds.
Two other girls from this litter are pointed and in pursuit of their Championships. Good luck, Piper and Britt!
Max and Mellie's mom Holly (who lives in Texas with Jana) will come back to Minnesota this fall or winter, and will have a litter sired by Ch. "Ellsworth". Hope there is a puppy in that litter for me!