It has been a busy show season , and the Champagne dogs have garnered more than their fair share of accolades !
First to gain her championship was Soleil , CH Champagne Quantum of Solace ( Champagne Totally Bewitched X CH Steinhaus Louis Rukeyser ) who lives on the West coast
Then our little Ellie – CH Champagne Chimera Eleanor Rigby ( USCH Artax Angels Jonquilla X USCH Von Rose Masked Phantom )
Then Wally CH Champagne WmWallace Bravehart ( Champagne Totally Bewitched X CH Steinhaus Louis Rukeyser ) finished his championship
and sister Ruby CH Champagne National Velvet ( Champagne Totally Bewitched X CH Steinhaus Louis Rukeyser ) also finished her championship
And our two new puppies Louis and Sadie also turned heads:
Sadie – Champagne Sexy Sadie
and Louis – Leader Alarm Beskyd ( Newton Artax Angels X Lolitta Alarm Beskyd
are very close to finishing their championship !
Introducing our little Miss Ginger
At 14 months of age our little girl is already turning heads:Ginger AKA ” Champagne Ginger Rogers ( Champagne Totally Bewitched x Ave Concorde Magnifique ) has been attracting notice in the Show ring.
When we attended the Standard Schnauzer Club of Canada Specialty this summer in Winnipeg, Lia came out of retirement to show as a veteran at the specialty. In fact Lia was the oldest dog entered and she caught the eye of the Judge as she entered the ring ! Lia hardly needs me to go in the ring, she would likely get it all done without me 😉 coming back from the diagonal the judge asked me “She has done it all hasn’t she ?” with a big smile! As we took the picture later, I said BIS GChX Dinsdale Champagne Celebration RN, CGN ( and one leg short of her RA title) has had a full career with over 100 group placements, a Best all breed in Show , Rally title; but we might still go for that last leg for her Rally advance, who knows 🙂
Here is Lia posing for her nice win !
Last summer we did a few shows with our latest addition to the family Champagne Ginger Rogers ; Ginger is the daughter of Champagne Totally Bewitched – Sammy and Ave Concorde Magnifique – Sammy !
Little Ginger did not take long to get noticed by the judges – on her first outing she won a Best Baby Puppy in show !
She is growing up to be a nice young girl and we should see more of her in the near future!
This has been the longest wait for some tangible sign of spring. Even Monday a week ago we received a covering layer of snow ;( . But this week it seems to be all behind us ! Lets hope for some continuing nice weather for when the puppies can go outside !
I love how crocuses just announce that spring is officially on !
Well there was not much to show this winter except snow, snow, snow… Now it is spring and as it is melting away we have a new addition to our family !
Sammy – Champagne Totally Bewitched gave birth to four fabulous puppies, 2 boys and 2 girls on April 13th. You can follow the little family on their own page Sammy’s Nursery.