Monday, September 17, 2012

Go Mariah!

What a nice weekend!  All kinds of fun dog show wins for the "kids".  Although I wasn't there to see any of them, I sure enjoyed getting all the good news!

That's Mariah on the right, with her owner/handler Kay.  If you've been reading along for several years you'll recognize Mariah.  She's from the litter Argus sired with a Champion Dal girl from Florida.  I flew down to select Mariah as my stud fee puppy and later sold her to Kay.  What a perfect home that turned out to be!  Mariah will eventually be bred to Kay's wonderful dog Champion "Gibson" and hopefully I get a chance to fly to Arizona and look at THAT litter.

Up in Canada, Argus's daughter Champion "Lucy" was being shown by teenager Grace and they had a wonderful weekend, winning a Group Three and a Group One!  Lucy has been on a roll since getting back in the ring after her pups.   That's Lucy on the right, with her lovely puppy daughter "Jordyn".  Lucy and her pups were also featured in my blog, thanks to wonderful pictures from mom Patti.  It was great fun to mentor the family as they raised their first Dalmatian litter, and did a wonderful job of it too.  Jordyn is already winning as a puppy, and has a Best Puppy In Show to her credit, also handled by Grace of course.  Grace hopes to show Lucy and Jordyn as a brace eventually, and is already working them together.

Closer to home, Champion "Pauli" resumed her Special's career and picked up a Group Two!

And over in Indiana, Argus's son Champion "Oliver" made his Special's debut with two nice Best of Breed wins.  He's going for his Grand Championship and got two of the required majors for that title.  Oliver had a severely broken leg as a puppy and went through months of therapy.  It's amazing that he is even walking on that leg, much less moving soundly enough to be a star.  A success story indeed!  Oliver is one of my favorite Argus kids, from a litter of 5 puppies.  One of his brothers is also a finished Champion, and a sister just started her show career, receiving her first point this weekend too.

Fernly comes back from camp today.  Lots of great pictures to follow.

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