Sunday, July 20, 2014

Presley wins her 1st show point!

 After a fabulous two-week vacation on Cape Cod, we returned home Thursday night, unpacked and got ready for a show the next day.  On Friday, Presley was a winner!  Presley, Grayhart's Another Star, from our Wonder litter (Fala x Jam) was Winner's Bitch, Best of Opposite and Best Bred-by-Exhibitor (BBE) at the Putnam Kennel Club under Judge Robert Robinson for her 1st point towards her AKC Championship.  This was owner/breeder handled from the Bred-by-Exhibitor class.  Presley is only 7 1/2 months old and we are thrilled with how she is maturing. She is also the first pointed pup from her litter.  I am so blessed to co-own this lovely girl with friends Bob and Meridith Voltaggio.  They also own our Savi's littermate, Memphis.

We could not stay for an official win photo or for the BBE Groups as we had to leave the show as soon as we were done to drive an hour and a half to New York City for a fashion shoot with Savi.  We did return to the show on Saturday to show, no wins that day, but we did get a win photo with the judge.  That first point is always special.  Below is a shot of Presley taken last week on Ryder Beach in Truro, MA, on Cape Cod.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cape Cod 2014

Savi doing what she loves most!
We just returned from a fantastic two week family vacation in one of our most favorite places in the world, Truro on Cape Cod, MA.  With four dogs in tow, we had an incredible vacation doing many of our favorite activities. We hiked, cycled, whale watched, toured the Dunes, ate amazing seafood and took the dogs on daily run at the beach and in the salt marsh.  Traveling with four dogs takes much preparation and organization but we are experts at taking them with us on our annual family holiday and make it work beautifully.  Stay tuned for more photos of our trip and tips on traveling with your best friend(s).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CeCe goes WB on Long Island!

Happy to report that at last weekend's Riverhead Kennel Club show, CeCe, Grayhart's Almost Famous, (Parker x Savi) from our Fast Times litter, was Winners Bitch for another point towards her AKC show championship.  Thank you to Bonnie Lane, who owns Parker, for showing CeCe as I couldn't make the show.  Then CeCe's momma KellyAnn, took CeCe into the Best of Breed class, a first for Kel and from what she reported fun and nervous at the same time.  CeCe now has four points.  We look forward to getting the official win pic.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New AXJ title for Mia-belle with a 1st place!

A huge congrats to a very special team- Jessica Scharff and her super talented Mia-belle, for earning their AJX (Agility Jumpers Excellent) with a 1st place yesterday! 

This makes Mia, CH Grayhart's Special Request, CDX,RA,JH,OA,AXJ,NSD, RD, VX2 (Zeke x Trixie). Additionally, they Double Q'd on Thursday in Exc Std and JWW with 2 - 2nd places, missing 1st place by a tenth of a second! I am so proud of this team and all they have accomplished with every title owner-handled including a specialty major win. Jessica has worked so hard with Mia, her "A" dog and is fortunate to have amazing mentors in obedience and field with Diane Gallagher of DogTrain and Tracy Hirsch of Airborne Agility for agility.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mica's 1st point

A lovely photo to commemorate Mica's first AKC show point going Winner's Bitch and Best of Winners at the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association show.  

Congratulations again to Debbie Moody, Mica's owner/handler for doing such a wonderful job presenting her.  Mica is Grayhart Lightfoot River of Light, NRD, out of our Fast Times litter (Parker x Savi).  Mica is the second pup out of this litter to be show pointed (CeCe was the first).  Mica is not only on her way to her show championship but is training for agility, tracking and hunt tests.  Another versatile Grayhart pup!