Brianna (my daughter) decided to take Sirius in the Jrs ring this weekend at the Cavaliers of Puget Sound (COPS) dog shows at Puyallup Kennel Club. She also took him into the Breed ring. Sirius responds so well to her – he watches her intently and just loves her.
To our amazement and thrill, Sirius and Brianna won the first (and only) Award of Merit under esteemed breeder judge Mrs. Cindy Huggins! <3 What a win indeed! <3
I really hope they continue – they could go so far together.
We are thrilled to announce that Paris got a clear MRI Scan this weekend.
It was wonderful news for our breeding program and all of her puppies.
SM/CM are polygenic – this means that the genes can be hidden through multiple generations and pop up unexpectedly. However, we can use this tool as information moving forward in our breeding program and hopefully make the best decisions for healthy pups in the future.
While Alisha and Susan were away getting Paris MRI scanned, we were on puppy duty for Flame and Penny and their puppies. Of course, I had to take them outside for some quick photos. They are 6.5 weeks old and so sweet.
I think a couple of them are still available and so if you are interested in one, please contact Alisha through: https://anyeazi.wixsite.com/lockestarcavaliers
I am so proud that after a reserve win to a major, Miss Allie won her 2nd Major win under Hound specialist Mrs Azalea Alvarez at the Coeur d’Alene dog show this weekend. She was piloted by Emma Adams, a wonderful Jr Handler who will be showing her at some of the hound specialties over the Summer as she tries to qualify for Westminster this year. I am so proud of you both!
I decided to do a final photo shoot with Paris’ puppies also. One has already gone to her forever home (Blen girl #2) and so I wanted to quickly get the rest in the studio before we missed out for the rest.
It sure has been fun to watch these guys grow up. James and Paris did well.
After getting 2 Reserve wins on Friday and Saturday, Allie won winners bitch and Best of Opposite on Sunday under judge Mrs Christie Martinez for her first points and first major. I am very proud of my little girl – this was her first weekend ever going into the ring. She had a steep learning curve, learning what was expected on the table, how to show her bite, and how to stack on the ground. All within a week or so of landing in the USA.
I am very proud of this little girl. She has some growing up to do, but I think she will also be a valuable part of my breeding program moving forward.
I have been wanting a new beagle for a while. A new bloodline that was separate from my own, but a girl whose structure could compliment mine so I could integrate her babies back with mine.
Bory Wood Kennels, run by Ildiko and Levente Koszorus in Romania posted about a litter they had a couple of girls available from. One in particular caught my eye. Her name was Bory Wood Velvet.
We chatted, and somehow it all came together and within 5 weeks, she was on a plane to Washington state. She has integrated into life here well, and will be hitting the showring this Summer.
We have named her “Allie” – in honor of Alyce Gilmore from Bayou Oaks. I have long admired her dogs and the impact her kennel has made on our breed (world wide). She recently passed away from cancer – much too soon – and I wanted Allie to honor her legacy and hopefully make a mark in my kennel the way Alyce did.
I was lucky enough to have a visit by Susan and her sweet cavalier litter today and so I asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I could photograph them. She say “yes” and so of course I did. 🙂 The dam of this litter is my Arrow’s cousin, and the stud is the same dad Journey.
Black and Tan girl 1
Tri Boy 1
Black and tan girl 2
Tri boy 2
Black and tan girl 3
Tri boy 3
Please note that we are a small, family hobby cavalier king Charles spaniel breeder here in Woodinville which is just north of Seattle, Washington. While these puppies might already be sold, we are taking names for future puppies we have planned. We also have a network of other breeders that we are connected to, so if we dont have a puppy for you, we would be happy to connect you to someone else who might have a perfect furry companion for you.