As promised, I took some nicer pictures of Allie’s babies. They are thriving. I don’t think I have ever had a set of puppies put on quite the weight that these guys have. Not that I am complaining at all – I am just amazed at their growth.
Allie has taken to motherhood like she was born to do it. I guess she was. She adores her babies and dotes on them as any new mother should. She watches as I do ENS on them, but never growls or fusses – just makes sure I put them back 🙂
Without further ado, I will introduce them to you. Since they were born on “National Beagle Day” it felt only fitting to name them after the most well known beagles.
*please note that none of these pups are available at this time*
Girl 1 – born at 10.62oz – now 1lb 1.1oz. Will now be named Miss P (because we joke that she should be called “Miss Piggy” as she put on 3oz in the first 36 hours)
Girl 2 – born at 11.46oz – now 1lb 1.4oz. Will now be named Shiloh.
Girl 3 – born at 10.82oz – now 15.9oz. Will now be called Bagel.
Boy 1-born at 12.35oz – now 1lb 2.4oz. Will now be called Snoopy
Boy 2-born at 11.82oz – now 1ob 1.5oz. Will now be called Gromit
We are SO excited to announce that the February statistics of the “Canine Chronical” shows that Nick is the #2 15 inch beagle in the USA (All Breed points) and #3 15 inch beagle in the USA (Breed points). He is also the #15 Hound in the USA.
He has had group wins and placements under judges such as Mr Raymond V. Filburn Jr, Mr Dana P. Cline, Mr James Mitchell, Mr Thomas Kirstein, Mr John P. Wade, Mrs. Linda Hurlebaus, Mr Allen L Odem and Ms. JoAnne Buehler.
We can’t wait to see what the march statistics show, and what the rest of the year has in store for us. This boy certainly makes us feel like all our Christmases have come at once.
So, I have been a huge fan of a kennel in Australia called Karakush for a long time owned by Leigh and Helen Gibson. The consistency in their breeding program, and quality of their dogs is something to aspire to. I used one of their boys “Langrigg The Cake Boss” for my last breeding to Madison and was not disappointed.
A short time ago, a good friend of mine, Chelsea from Van Mar Beagles contacted me. She had been given the opportunity to import and own Puddin’ (Aus CH Karakush The Proof Is In The Puddin’). She is a beautiful adult beagle that Chelsea could have a litter from and therefore bring some of that bloodline into her own kennel. Well, she called to ask if I would be interested in owning her with her. It was a no brainer for me – of course I said YES! I am SO thankful to Chelsea for her generosity for allowing me to co-own Puddin’ and I know she will add something wonderful to both of our programs. Puddin’ is a 1/2 sister to Charity, whom we co-own together, so it seems like a wonderful extension of that for both of us.
Puddin’ arrived via plane. A huge thank you to Gemma and the staff at Pet Carriers International for coordinating a smooth and uneventful trip! Chelsea and her daughter picked Pud up from the airport and they enjoyed a night at a hotel and some time at the beach before heading home. Pud was un-phased by her long trip proving her wonderful temperament. She walked out of her crate, tail wagging and even though she had not spent much time with little kids was happy to make Chelsea’s daughter her new BFF.
I also want to take the time to sincerely thank Leigh and Helen for giving us the opportunity of adding one of their lovely girls to my breeding program. I’ve been a big fan of the Karakush dogs for a long time. I feel like Puddin’ will compliment what I have going on and really accelerate the plans I have moving forward.
As Chelsea said, “I am reminded that is truly takes a village to create a successful breeding program. I am so grateful to all the breeders behind all my dogs and the fact they are so generous to share a piece of their success with me. They have become cherished friends and I will never forget their generosity and willingness to allow a fellow breeder produce good dogs.”. I believe those sentiments wholeheartedly. <3
Nick continues to show us he is a gift wrapped in a little tri package!
This weekend Mike and Karen attended the Ochlocknee River Kennel Club of Florida & Greater Panama City Fanciers Association in Tallahassee Florida.
Nick (CH Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas) blew us away by gaining all of the other requirements he needed to get his GRAND CH (Akc pending) – winning five 5 point majors to finish in 2 weekends as a move up special.
On Friday he went Best of Opposite to Paul Hines and Carol Herr’s lovely girl Noel under judge Mr Allen L Odem. This was an honor as Noel went on to win Reserve Best In Show!
On Saturday we went Best of Breed under judge Mr Dana P. Cline.
On Sunday we went Best of Breed under Dr. Steve Keating. He then went on to win a Hound Group 2 under judge Mr Allen L Odem.
I am so thankful to these judges for finding our boy in a large entry of lovely beagles. I am always thankful to Mike and Karen for their care and handling of our Nick.
I am truly floating on cloud 9 after this weekend. It is the kind of weekend breeders dream of. I loved Nick as a puppy and had some high hopes for him but to see it come true is something else.
There is more to being a group placer than just being “pretty”. They have to be able to stay confident amongst all the other breeds of dogs and not feel intimidated. They need to be able to sit around for hours in their crate waiting for their ring time, and then be “on” when it’s their turn. They need to be okay with all the travel and change of venues as they go from show to show. Some dogs prefer to be homebodies, others thrive on the change. You don’t know if your dog is going to love showing until you start working with them. Nick LOVES it. You just have to watch the videos of him and you can see how much.
Here is how the Strawberry Classic weekend went for Nick (now CH Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas).
Nick went Winners Dog and Best of Winners on Friday under Mrs Sulie Greendale-Paveza for a 4 point major to finish his CH title with 3 majors and 17 points.
We moved him up to the “Breed” as a champion on Saturday and for his first day as a “Special” he won the Breed (over several specials – one of whom is currently the #1 dog in the USA) under Ms. JoAnne Buehler. Mrs Buehler was also our Hound group judge and we won a Group 3 under her! WOW! There were some beautiful dogs in that ring!
On Sunday Nick won the breed again judge Mr. Raymond V. Filburn Jr. he then went on to win a Hound group 1 under Mr Filburn!! Oh my gosh!! To say I was blown away was an understatement!
I am so thankful to these judges who found that Nick was a quality dog in the lineup of such quality hounds. We have our first Grand CH points and our first points towards All breed and Breed ranking. Something I have never even thought of before. This is all new territory for me. <3 I am excited to see what this new adventure brings.
This link is the hound group where Nick got his group 3 (it was televised that day). He is on at 21:30 if you want to see him.
Rosie (Kazuri’s Everything’s Coming Up Roses) had a wonderful weekend at the Strawberry Classic in Lakeland Florida. She went Reserve Winners Bitch on Friday under Mrs Sulie Greendale-Paveza.
Rosie went on to win Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 4 point major on Saturday under Ms. JoAnne Buehler.
On Sunday she repeated her win for Winners Bitch and Best of Winners and a 3 point major on Sunday under judge Mr. Raymond V. Filburn Jr.
I am so thankful to these judges who found that Rosie was a quality girl in the lineup of 13 inch dogs. She now just needs 3 singles to finish her CH title. Not bad for only 2 weekends of showing 🙂 Good job Rosie Posie.
One of the biggest early show clusters of the year happens in Brooksville Florida. It is 10 days of shows broken into two 5 day clusters. The week before there is a multi day show circuit in Texas and so these shows tend to pull pretty good numbers. Little did we know that with the added stress of COVID cancelling dog shows all over the USA, these shows had record numbers this year 🙂
My co-breeders/co-owners Mike and Karen Kurtzner thought it might be a fun idea to head across to the first cluster of these shows from the 14th – 18th Jan and take Nick (Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas) and Rosie (Kazuri’s Everything’s Coming Up Roses). As luck would have it, Rosie went into season days before the shows started, and so we had to pull her from showing. No one wants an ovulating female driving all the boys wild in the ring or even ringside. 🙂 It was such a bummer, but needed to happen.
With an entry of around 35 beagles total each day, there were 4 and 5 point majors each day in the classes. Wonderful numbers. Nick went “Best Bred By” in dogs each day except for Sunday. The icing on the cake was Nick going Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 5 point major on Saturday under judge Ms. Denny C Mounce. Then on Monday, he repeated his success by doing the same thing, gaining a 4 point major under judge Mrs. Joanne Buehler.
I am very proud of sweet Nick and thankful to Mike and Karen who drove all those miles back and forth to Florida to show our boy. Thank you to the judges who recognized our boy. We appreciate it so much.
Sir is a sweet and loveable boy – the son of one the most famous beagles of all time “BIS BISS Kahootz Chase Manhatten” aka Ben. I had been wanting to do a breeding to Ben for a long time and since he passed away many years ago, I had to convince the owners of the rare semen left for him, to let me use it 🙂 I feel so lucky.
Sir is our keeper boy. I have shown him a couple of times, and while he is a pretty boy, he needs to grow up a little bit. He is a typical young man – easily distracted by the world and everything around him. So, I want him to grow up a little bit and then try again in 2021.
Today I took some photos of him playing in the yard – he was exploring down by the lake and of course went a little too close and fell in – haha! He looked mortified. And then proceeded to find a toy to run around with.
Rosie (Kazuri’s Everything’s Coming Up Roses) and Nick (Kazuri’s All I Want For Christmas) had their debut at the San Mateo and Oakland dog shows this weekend. Due to Covid, all the dog shows around California have been cancelled this year and so we were grateful that these ones went ahead with so much planning and social distancing.
My co-breeders and co-owners Mike and Karen Kurtzner took Rosie and Nick into the ring. We never know how a first weekend will go, especially when they are over a year, but Nick and Rosie took it all in stride and acted like they were old pros.
Rosie showed in 13s, taking Best of Breed Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then Reserve Winners Bitch on the Sunday.
Nick showed in 15s and went Best Dog and Best of Winners each day and then Best of Breed Saturday and Sunday – Saturday was over specials.
While there weren’t big points to be won, I am thrilled at the start these two have made.
A huge thank you to judges Mrs Barabara Dempsey Alderman, Ms Denney C. Mounce, Ms Peggy L Lloyd and Mrs Debbie Campbell-Freeman for recognizing our dogs.
Rosie is Madison x Walter (CH Foxtails Dreaming of the Race TKN x BISS GCH Meadowcrest Just Call Me Sir) and Nick is Vixen x Payton (CH Hailstorms Feeling a little Foxy at Kazuri TKN x CH Malarky In Good Company).
Echo surprised us by winning another major on Saturday, at the Ridgefield dog shows this weekend. She won under judge Ms Mary Lynne Elliott and then was reserve to the major on the Sunday under judge Mr Dianne Kroll.
She now just needs 2 single points to finish her CH title. 🙂 I think we will give Miss Echo the rest of the year off and work on that in the new year.