December 2013

Those were the last shows for 2013! We cannot wait to see what 2014 brings for Tygrys Kennels! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Dec 8th - Eric wins Select Dog for 2 GCh points and Owner Handled Best of Breed. He's halfway to his Grand Championship title!

Dec 7th - Eric wins Owner Handled Best of Breed at Valley Force Kennel Club. He goes on to win Owner Handled Group 1 in a very large and competitive Hound Group!



November 2013

Nov 24th - Eric wins Select Dog for 2 more GCh points at Upper Marlboro KC

Nov 9th - Eric wins UKC Group 2 at show 1 to finish his UKC Championship!!!! He goes on to win another UKC Group 2 at Show 2. Force wins his 2nd UKC Best Novice Puppy in Show at Show 2. So proud of them both!!!!

Nov 8th - Eric wins UKC Group 2 and Force wins UKC Best Novice Puppy in Show at just 15 weeks!



Nov 2nd - Amber left for her amazing new pet home today. So excited that she will be living with two Afghan males, two cats, a bird, and a wonderful husband and wife. As you can see, she's already living the Diva life she deserves. I wish her all the best in her new chapter of life.



October 2013

Oct 20th - Eric wins Select Dog, Owner Handled BOB, and a OH Group 3 at Upper Potomac Valley KC!!!!! And the icing on the cake, Force arrived at his new home!!!!

Oct 19th - Eric wins Select Dog, Owner Handled BOB, and a OH Group 4 at Upper Potomac Valley KC!!!!!

Oct 18th - Eric wins Select Dog at Laurel Highlands KC.

October 12th - Eric takes Select Dog for 2 more GCh points at Catoctin KC.

Oct 11th - Eric wins Select Dog for a GCh point at Catoctin KC

Oct 10th - 2013 Owner Handled Series results are in and Amber finished #4 Afghan and #1 Afghan Bitch!!!! So proud of the Blond Bombshell!!!



Oct 6th - Eric wins Select Dog at Beaver County KC

Oct 5th - Eric wins Select Dog at Fort Steuben KC


September 2013

Sept 29th - Eric wins Select at Old Dominion KC

Sept 28th - Eric wins Best of Breed at Warrenton KC

Sept 27th - Eric wins Select at Warrenton KC

Sept 14th - Eric wins Best of Opposite at Lehigh Valley KC for 2 GCh points!

Sept 7th - Eric takes Select at Altoona KC

Sept 1st - Eric makes his debut at a day of UKC shows. Show 1 he takes Breed and a Group 3. Show 2 he takes Breed and a Group 2. He's half way to his UKC Championship!


August 2013

Aug 29th - Amber had emergency surgery due to open pyometra requiring an immediate spay. She did wonderfully and is home recovering. I even think she enjoys her new puppy cut.

Aug 25th - Eric wins Best of Breed again for another GCh point. We are getting our rhythm going and he's showing great. He is so much fun!!!!

Aug 24th - Eric wins his first Best of Breed (and OH Best of Breed) at Magic Valley Kennel Club for a GCh point.

Aug 9th - Ch. Kasban Sura Bell Bottom Blues (AKA "Eric") made his official specials debut with me after only knowing me a week. He won Select Dog at Penn Treaty KC for his first GCh. point. This dog is so much fun to show! And once we get our rhythm going, we'll be an amazing team! Looking forward to what the future may hold!

Aug 3rd - A new addition has arrived at Tygrys Kennels! A HUGE thank you to Laura Mauldin and Suzanne Neill for allowing Ch. Kasban Sura Bell Bottom Blues "Eric" to be specialed by me for a time. Beyond excited about his arrival!!!!!! We make our debut next week! Meanwhile, Amber is going to take a break from the show ring for awhile, and has been signed up for Basic Obedience classes starting next month.

  

Aug 1st - Amber wins Select at James River Kennel Club for another Gch point.


July 2013

July 31st - Judged All-Breed Junior Showmanship at James River Kennel Club. Congrats to Chloe Tilford with an English Springer Spaniel for winning Best Junior from my Open Senior class! Amber also wins Select for a Gch point!

July 15th - Amber wins Best of Opposite for a GCh point and Owner Handler Best of Breed at Twin Brooks KC

July 14th - Amber wins Select and Owner Handler Best of Breed at Twin Brooks KC

July 13th - Amber wins Best of Opposite and Owner Handler Best of Breed at Shawnee KC

July 7th - Amber wins Best of Opposite for a GCh point at National Capital KC

July 6th - Amber wins Select at Upper Marlboro KC

July 5th - Amber wins Best of Opposite for a GCh point at Northeastern MD KC


June 2013

June 29th - Amber wins Best of Breed at Chenango Valley KC

June 28th - Amber wins Best of Breed at Del-Otse-Nango KC

June 27th - Amber wins Best of Opposite at Kanadasaga KC

June 15th - Judged Puppy Sweeps, Veteran Sweeps, and Junior Showmanship at the Northeastern Illinois Norwegian Elkhound Association Specialty in Chicago. So honored by an incredible entry! Congrats to all winners! My picks were:

BISweeps puppy: Elvbend's The Tempest owned by Amy & Jody Peterson
BOSweeps puppy: Kamgaard Koolition Forces owned by Dareth Stonebraker & Kathleen Hamilton
BISweeps Veteran: GCh Silhouette's Kaboom owned by Keith & Erin Olsen & Sarah Garrity
BOSweeps Veteran: Ch Charilor Klassic Starke Maia owned by Margaret Kabala & Lori Machacek
Best Junior Handler: Grace Jelinek



May 2013
May 6th - Amber wins OHBOB, BOS, and an Owner Handler Group 2 at Trenton KC!



May 5th - Amber wins Owner Handler Best of Breed at Trenton KC


April 2013
April 28th – first show outdoors for the season and Amber takes Select for another GCh point at Penn Treaty KC in Delaware. That brings her count up to 40!

April 22nd – 26th: Traveled to Longmont, CO for business again. Arrived with it snowing and had 6 inches by morning but warmed up quickly. With more time out there, made time to sightsee a bit. Drove down to Boulder and went up Flagstaff Mountain a ways. Not sure if I was amazed or envious of the people biking up the mountain! Some quick pictures of my outing to share. Next trip, hope to drive over to Rocky Mountain National Park.

        

April 6 - Happy 3rd Birthday Amber!!!! You have made me so proud....cannot wait to see what the future holds!


March 2013
March 30th - Amber wins Select Bitch for a GCh major at the Richmond Afghan Hound Specialty under Breeder judge June Leitch!!!! And Magnum the Akita showed in the Afghan "Senior" fun match. I think he may have had the best time of everyone there!

     

March 25th - 27th - Took a business trip to Longmont, CO which is north of Denver. Felt so weird not having the dogs with me but they stayed home with a great house sitter! The view from the office was amazing! Hope next trip I can spend more time exploring.



March 14th - 17th - We enjoyed four days of Potomac Afghan Hound Club Supported Entries and Specialties. On the 15th, Amber went Select Bitch for a GCh major at the Supported Entry under Bill Shelton.



Mar 2nd - 3rd - attended the Tidewater Afghan Hound Club specialties in Virginia Beach. They are my favorite shows and once again had a GREAT time! Didn't win in the ring, but won some awesome things in the raffle!!!

        

February 2013
Feb 17th - Amber wins Select bitch at Maryland KC for 2 GC points. Time to rest up before her long run of shows and Specialties in March.

Feb 2nd - Happy 7th Birthday Magnum!!! Officially a Veteran, but looking awesome! LOVE you!

    

January 2013
January 27th - Won 10 bottle Pinnacle Vodka backet from Take The Lead raffle!!! And Annie gave us a painting she did to celebrate Amber's GCh. It's beautiful!!!

  

January 26th - Amber wins Select Bitch for GCh major at Richmond Afghan Hound Club Supported Entry under Breeder Judge Patrick Bryne

January 20th - First show of 2013 and Amber wins Best of Opposite for a 3 pt major. She's now Grand Champion CharterOak Amber Moon!!!! Completely Owner Handled!!! Way to go Blond Bombshell!!!



   
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