December 2011

Magnum, Amber, and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Check back as we have lots of things planned in 2012!
September 2011

Sep 25th - Oct 1st - Amber shows at Afghan National and two following regional specialties in Ohio. She places 1st in Sweeps and 2nd in 12-18 at the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Columbus. And she places 2nd in 12-18 at the Afghan Hound Club of Southwestern Ohio.

August 2011

August 13th - Amber wins Reserve Winners Bitch at Harrisburg, PA show.

August 5th - Magnum-contest winner "People's Choice" By Artistic Impressions by Terry d. Chacon

June 2011
June 26th - Amber wins Winners Bitch for 1 pt. Thank you judge Joseph Gregory. And a special thanks to Annie Armstrong for showing Amber while Mom is recovering!

June 25th - Amber wins Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 2 pts. Thank you judge Nancy Bodine. And a special thanks to Annie Armstrong for showing Amber while Mom is recovering!

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May 2011
May 7th – judged Sweepstakes and Veteran Sweepstakes at the Garden State Norwegian Elkhound Club supported entry at Bucks County KC. Congrats to Sweeps winner: HORIZON ROCK SOLID owned by Linda Syner & Pam Johnson & Margaret Mott & Sally Simmonds Congrats to Veteran Sweeps winner: CH KAMGAARD KAMEO APPEARANCE owned by Linda Syner & Pam Johnson & Margaret Mott & Sally Simmonds

May 6th – Amber wins 2nd in Sweeps and 1st in Am Bred at the Northern NJ Afghan Hound Club specialty.

April 2011
April 16th - Valor makes his show debut at the Harrisburg KC 4-6 month special attraction class. Showing like a pro, he wins Best Akita Puppy!

April 6th - Happy 1st Birthday Amber!!!!

April 2nd and 3rd - Amber attended the Richmond Afghan Hound specialties. Saturday she took 1st in Sweeps and 2nd in the classes to her sister Honey. Sunday she took 3rd in Sweeps and 3rd in the class again to Honey, who went Best Puppy Both days. And Valor, the Akita puppy, got to participate in a "show dog" training session with 10 Afghan puppies after the judging. They all kept asking him why he looked so different.....hehe.

March 2011
March 19th - Amber placed 1st in her 9-12 Sweeps class at the Potomac Afghan Hound Specialty.

March 11 thru 13 - We attended the Afghan Hound Breeder's Cup and two Regional Specialties in VA Beach, VA. Amber placed 2nd and 3rd in Sweeps both days. Her littersister Blanca won Best in Breeder's Cup and littermate Eli won Best of Opposite in Breeder's Cup. Eli also won WD/BOW at the Regional Saturday to finish his championship! Littersister Honey went Best of Opposite in Sweeps at the Regional Saturday! Congrats to her littermates for doing awesome!!!!


While the Afghans were working hard, the Akitas had a great vacation on the beach and sunbathing.


March 5th - several friends, co-workers, and neighbors came over for a Puppy Socialization party for Valor. The older “kids” crashed the party, Amber at 11 months and Magnum at 5 years. All dogs and humans had a blast!

February 2011
February 20th - After 14 wonderful years, my best friend and "heart" dog, Marquee, passes onto the rainbow bridge. He touched so many lives and will never be forgotten.

Feb 4th - Akita puppy Valor arrives to join the Tygrys Kennel “family”! Thanks to Brian and Frances Williams of Alchemist Akitas for this wonderful puppy!

January 2011
Jan 29th and 30th – Amber wins RWB at Richmond Afghan Hound Club Supported Entries.

Jan 10th - Happy 14th Birthday Marquee!!!!!

Jan 9th - Amber wins Best Puppy in Match over an estimated 50 puppies! And she helps Erika win Best Adult Handler over 10 other ladies! Go girls!!!!

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