Check out some new pictures that I’ve added to the Photo Galleries!
Updated photos of some of our puppies as they continue to mature with their families as well as some shots of my dogs :).
The above photo was taken this summer when I had my dogs in town for a walk while my son was at football practice.
We took a long walk to Tim Hortons and I stayed outside and waited while my daughter and son went in to get some treats. A few minutes went by and a lady came out with 4 bottles of water and some empty chili containers for the dogs. She commented on how wonderful they were and she couldn’t help but buy them a drink. Such kindness from a stranger and the dogs showed their appreciation by slobbering all over her and giving her kisses as they drank. The extra bottle is in my front pocket :). Here I am talking to a lady on her front step and there is a cat in her front yard…as you can see, the dogs are not too worried about it! Socialization is so important to create balance.
Wheat City Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend…
We saved the best for last in today’s show!
Arie – Best of Breed Breeder/Owner/Handed for 3 points towards his Grand Ch.
Beckett – Winners Female for 2 points – she now has 5 points with two majors! Breeder/Owner/Handled. Thank you for Donna for taking her in after for Best of Opposite.
A big thank you to Judge Ray Smith for todays wins….he had nothing but compliments for Ms. Beckett…Arie on the other hand had another agenda for today besides the dog show!
Arie also won select for the other 3 shows
Ravyn went winners reserve in show 3
Beckett went winners reserve in show 2 (only showing her in 1, 2, and 4th show).
Also a big thank you for Carolyne for standing in wait with Arie in case she was needed in the ring and for showing him in show 2 as well as thank you to the other judges for the rest of the wins this weekend.
Ravyn and Beckett have already found the puddle….some much for clean dogs!
Elhart’s Beauregard – “Rio”
Kicking it up this weekend while staying over! This guy loves to run!
Dam: Can Ch. Pointed Holterbren Lacey Bleu Fleisher OFA H/E
Sire German Import: V8 Figo von Buchhorn SchH2 Kkl1, A1 “normal” hips/elbows
Grand Sire: (VA5(HOLLAND) Djenges Kahn vom Sante’s Home SCHH 3 Kkl1
Elhart’s Beckett von Burg is now Ch. Pointed with 3 points from show 3 and 4 this weekend at Crocus Obedience & Kennel Club!
Thank you to Judges Gail Forsythe & Alan Bennett for these wins. Also a big thank you to Carolyne for taking in Beckett for Best of Winners!
Beckett is from our first of two breedings with Ch. Pointed Holterbren Lacey Bleu Fleisher OFA H/E x V8 Figo von Buchhorn SchH2 Kkl1, a normal H/E
Elhart’s Baron vom Heuterheim entered in 2 shows goes Winners Reserve both shows.
Gorgeous head piece on this boy.
Becket’s full brother and owner/breeder/handled.
And finally Can. Ch. Elhart’s As Good As It Gets OFA H/E “Arie” goes Best of Opposite 5 shows and Select for 1 to rack up some more points towards his grand championship.
I was trying to get a formal picture but he decided he deserved a well needed nap. I attempted to lay down beside him but he put me in a headlock or a hug…not sure which one lol!
Thank you so much to Carolyne for taking in my boy for 4 shows as I was busy handling either Beckett or Baron, she does a great job with Arie!
Arie is a Cassie x Wall Street son.
What a weekend for Arie as he finished up his Can. Championship and is now Can. Ch. Elharts As Good As It Gets OFA H/E!!
After moving up to specials the next day, he won Select, and then for the final show of the weekend he took Best of Breed in a very competitive class. I’m so proud of this guy for only showing 2 times this year.
Thank you to Judges Val Gervais, Carol Graham, and Anna Hewson for these wins. What a great way to end 2014!
Our little girl turned some heads this last Thursday in the Sanction match! This was a fun match, no points, just out for the experience and lots of fun!
Her first time in the ring at 5 1/2 months old and the picture says it all. Ravyn showed beautifully!
Elhart’s Ravyn vom Asintay
Dam Import: Kaira vom Funken Spiel IPO1 Kkl1a A1 normal H/E
(Xarto vom Funken Spiel IPO 2,ZW 85, ED NORMAL Kkl1 x Yamaha vom Funken Spiel IPO1 Kkl 1 A1 normal H/E)
Sire: V20&VA1(HR,SER,MK,GER) Tyson Fixfrutta IPO2 Kkl1 A1 normal H/E
(2X VA1 Vegas du Haut Mansard SCHH3 Kkl 1 x 3X SG1 SIMBA von PANONIANSEE IPO1 ED-NORMAL(SV) Kkl1 )
“Where is Beckett???” I asked myself while washing windows this morning…..
I look out to the field, to the left, to the right, on the deck…no Beckett. I look down because Cassie is always beside me and this is what I found! Out of 11 acres of field to frolic in, they are keeping watch under the ladder! This is truly a great example of what German Shepherds are all about. Showing and looking pretty is less than 1% of their life. This is the rest, being with their humans .
Left to right – Beckett with her mom Cassie —