December 2012
Dec - Magnum, Amber, and I wish everyone a Very Happy Holidays! We hope 2013 brings everyone all their wishes and more.

November 2012
Nov 23th - 25th - last dog show weekend of the year for us. Amber takes Best of Opposite for 2 GCh points. So close....only 2 more to go!

Nov 11th - Last day of the UKC shows, at show 1, Amber wins Breed and Group 1 for 25 championship points a competition win completing all requirements for her UKC Championship! At show 2, she wins Breed and a Group 4. We had so much fun!!!

Nov 10th - At UKC show 1 of the day, Amber wins Breed and Group 1 for 25 championship points and a competition win. She goes on to win Reserve Best in Show!!!!! At show 2, she wins Breed and Group 1 for another 25 championship points and a competition win.

Nov 9th - Amber and I decided to try something different, United Kennel Club shows. At her first show, she won Breed and a Group 3 for 25 Championship points.

Nov 7th - Results are posted through October 24th for Owner Handler Series including Amber's awesome weekend. She's #1 Afghan, #2 Hound, #7 All-Breed!!!!! Plus she has 21 Grand Champion points! Go Blond Bombshell!!!!

October 2012
October 28th - We braved the heavy winds and dropping temps before Superstorm Sandy arrived with Amber winning Best of Breed.

October 27th - Amber wins Select Bitch

October 21 - Amber wins Best of Opposite for a GCh. point and Owner Handler Breed. And THEN, she wins Owner Handler Hound Group 1!!!! Go Blond Bombshell!!!!

October 20th - Amber wins Best of Opposite for a GCh. point and Owner Handler Breed.

September 2012
Sept 30th - Amber wins Select for another Grand Championship point.

August 2012
Aug 26th - Potomac Afghan Hound club held a fun match and coursing match. Amber and Turbo got to try their turn at coursing. Turbo might need a few more tries to get the hang of it, but Amber was a natural! Now we have something new to try!!! Turbo did spend the day socializing with his Afghan human and dog friends.


Aug 10th - Amber wins Best Owner Handled Afghan at Penn Ridge KC

July 2012
July 14th & 15th - Amber wins breed both days in the summer heat!

July 14th - Turbo takes Puppy Working Group 4 at Shawnee KC fun match. He had so much fun and I couldn't be more proud of him!


 July 7th & 8th - Amber wins Breed both days for 2 more Grand Champion points. That brings her up to 18... almost there!

June 2012
June 20th - Approved to be part of the American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit program. Thank you Marquee, Saber, Keno, and Jazz!

May 2012
May 20th - Amber wins Best of Breed under Joseph Gregory for 3 points making it her 4th Grand Championship major! And she makes the cut in group under Barbara Alderman!

May 19th - Amber wins Best of Breed for the first time as a special for a 3 point major towards her Grand Championship. Thank you judge Barbara Alderman!

May 5th - Amber wins Select Bitch at the Afghan Supported Entry at Bucks KC for a 4 point major towards her Grand Championship!

May 4th - Amber wins Select Bitch at the Northern New Jersey Afghan Specialty for a 4 point major towards her Grand Championship!

April 2012
April 28th - took a little time off from dog shows to enjoy the Richmond NASCAR race with Nicole & Shawn Hollinger and Delaine Walker. Of course "my driver" #18 Kyle Busch won!!!


April 15th – Amber wins Best of Opposite for her first 2 points towards her Grand Championship.

April 14th – Turbo enjoys his first fun match at 14 ½ weeks. He did AWESOME even if he didn’t win best Akita puppy!


April 6th - Happy 2nd Birthday "Blond Bombshell"!!!!

March 2012
March 31st - Amber wins Best of Winners for 4 points by defeating 25 Afghans at the Richmond Afghan Specialty finishing her championship in grand style!

March 30th - Amber wins 2nd in Open at the North Carolina Afghan Specialty.

March 24th - Turbo had his puppy socialization party. Friends, co-workers, children, and doggie friends came over to welcome him to the family. Of course, Amber and Magnum had to crash the party! Great fun had by all!


March 18th - Amber takes Reserve Winners Bitch to a major under Breeder Judge Rita Figg.

March 13th - Gemstone's Turbo Charged has arrived at Tygrys kennels. Turbo is fitting right in with his new family!


March 10th and 11th - Amber places 1st and 4th in Open at the Tidewater Afghan Hound Regional Specialties. She and Magnum also enjoyed their day on the beach during our mini-vacation.


February 2012
Feb 2nd - Happy 6th Birthday Magnum!!!

January 2012
Jan 28th - Amber wins Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 4 pt major!!! Thank you Breeder Judge Jay Hafford for this wonderful win!

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