We are so very
excited to announce that our beautiful Shade, has just
honored her sire, Gonta by becoming his 10th
Champion at 15 months, and earning him his Register of Merit
status. Our dreams and goals for Shade are many, but they
will be on hold for this youngster as she matures into what we
believe will be an unstoppable force in beauty, correct type, and
movement. She will of course be working on her obedience title
during this time and we hope to compete with her at the 2005
National. We of course as breeders consider ourselves extremely
fortunate to have bred owned and handled such an incredible example
of our breed. She is a good will Ambassador for the breed with the
young and old and everyone in between. Oh, and did I mention that
she also likes all breeds of dogs!
I must have done something right in my life time to have received
such a gift! Shade, you are that Gift, and I will never take
that for granted!
At the tender age
of 6 months 1 week our "Shade" has got that "Winning Feeling"
Best In Sweepstakes-
(Breeder/Judge Sylvia Thomas)
Best of Breed for a 5 pt. major & Best In Show Puppy- (Breeder/Judge
Puppy Working Group 1- (Judge Harvey Prather)
Thank you to all of these fine
judges, and for all the wonderful and supportive old and new friends
Shade is everything I love about her grand-sire
Rifle, her sire Gonta,
and her dam Annie, and more
more more! Her beauty is undeniable... she is as black as her
grand-sire, Rifle. This is the second time we have ever produced
this black on black color, with no other undercoat color any where,
except of course white markings! Her coat is incredible like her
grand-sire's... very thick and profuse, almost triple coated!
Her temperament is that of her wonderfully sweet dam, Annie! I want
to publicly thank two wonderful people, Russ and Shirley Atchison,
because without them this breeding would have never taken place and
we would not have our beautiful, "Shade"! Keep an eye out for
this girl, because she is going to knock your socks off!