December 2014 - Magnum, Eric, Force, and I wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and New Year!
Nov 30th - Eric wins Best of Opposite for 2 Gch points and OH BOB under judge Hal Biermann.
Nov 29th - Eric wins Select Dog for a Gch point and OH BOB under judge Steve Gladstone. THEN he goes on to win Owner Handled Group 1 under judge Dr. Andrew Kostic!!!! Go Eric Go!!!
Nov 23rd - Eric wins Select Dog at Upper Marlboro KC under judge Richard Hilderman.
Nov 22nd - Eric wins BOS for a Gch pt at Rock Creek KC under judge Mary Ann Alston.
Nov 17th - We headed to the Afghan Hound Club of Greater Columbus Specialty which Force was awarded Best in Sweepstakes under judge Jan Buttler!!! He also won his regular 12-18 month class under judge Reggie Nesbitt. So proud!
Oct 26th - Eric wins Best of Breed at Middleburg KC for a 3 pt Gch major under Betsy Yates!
Oct 25th - Eric wins Best of Breed at Middleburg KC for a 3 pt Gch major and OH BOB under Joseph Smith. He makes the cut in a super competitive hound group under Virginia Lynne. And he tops the day off with an OH Group 2 under William Underwood!!!! Go Eric Go!!!!
Oct 18th - Qualifying period is posted and it's official!!! Gch Kasban Sura Bell Bottom Blues "Eric" is #1 Afghan, #14 Hound, and #45 All Breed for 2014 AKC NOHS!!!
Oct 5th - Judged my first Afghan Hound Sweepstakes and Junior Showmanship assignment at Lehigh Valley Afghan Hound Club Specialty in Frenchtown, NJ! Congrats to the winners!!!
BiSweeps: Winterberry's Coming At You Like a Dark Horse
BoSweeps: Winterberry's Perfect Storm
Best Junior: Sierra Jones
Sept 26th - After almost two months off, Force shows at the Potomac Afghan Hound Specialty, He wins 3rd in 12-18 Sweeps class under Handler Marcelos Vargo. And he wins 1st in 12-18 class under Breeder Judge Rachel Irvin.
Sept 13th - Eric wins OH BOB under Marjorie Martorella at Lehigh Valley KC. That allowed him to finish the 2014 OH qualifying period with 460 points!
Sept 12th - Eric wins Select Dog for a Gch point under Barbara Alderman at Pocono KC.
Aug 24th - Eric finishes his Grand Championship by going Best of Breed for his 3rd major under Joan Goldstein!!!!! Could not be more proud of Eric and all he has accomplished this summer!
Aug 23rd - in the AM, judged Junior Showmanship at Mid Susquehanna KC. Had a lovely entry of 9 and Best Junior awarded to my Open Senior with an English Springer Spaniel. In the PM, Eric won Select Dog under judge Richard Reynolds.
Aug 17th - Eric wins Select Dog and OH/BOB at St. Clairsville KC under judge Joe Walton. He wins an OH Group 3 under James Reynolds in a very competitive Hound group! That brings his total points up to 450! Go Eric!
Aug 16th - Eric wins Select Dog and OH/BOB at St. Clairsville KC under judge James Reynolds.
Aug 9th - Eric wins Best of Breed and OH/BOB at Penn Ridge KC for 2 Gch points under judge Michael Loller. He then goes on to win a very nice OH Group 4 under judge Alfred Ferruggiaro!
Aug 3rd - Eric wins Best of Opposite for 2 Gch points under Chuck Trotter. And he wins an OH Group 3 under Bob Indeglia!
Aug 2nd - Force did an amazing job and won Best of Breed over 15 Afghans including 4 specials for a 4 point major!!!! Eric won Select Dog for a 3 pt Gch major under Houston Clark. He then went on to win an OH Group 4 under Chuck Trotter! Go boys go!!!!
Aug 1st - Eric wins Best of Breed and OHBOB for a 4 pt Gch major; Force wins Best of Winners for 2 points under judge Toddie Clark!
July 31st - Force wins WD (1 pt) and Eric wins Select Dog (1 pt) plus Owner Handled BOB under Loraine Boutwell.
July 30th - Force wins WD for a point. Plus, Eric wins Select Dog (1 pt), Owner Handled BOB, and a OH Group 4 all under judge Jon Cole.
July 28th - Eric wins Best of Opposite and OH BOB under judge Allen Brown. He goes on to win OH Group 1 under Wayne Boyd!!!! That puts him up to 350 OH points so far for the qualifying year!!!
July 27th - Eric wins Best of Opposite for 1 Gch point and OH BOB under judge Larry Sinclair. He goes on to win OH Group 4 under Jean Boyd.
July 26th - On Force's last day in puppy class, he wins his 9-12 class, Best Puppy and a Puppy Hound Group 1 under Breeder judge Avery Gaudin!!!!
July 13th - Eric wins Best of Breed and OH Best of Breed at Shawnee KC!
July 12th - Eric wins Best of Breed, OH Best of Breed, and OH Group 4 at Shawnee KC!
July 6th - Force wins Best of Winners and Best Puppy under judge Steven Herman at National Capital KC. He goes on to win Puppy Hound Group 1!!!! So proud!!!!
June 8th - Eric wins Best of Breed under Sharol Way at Skyline KC.
June 7th - Eric wins Best of Breed for 2 Gch points and Owner Handled Best of Breed under Catherine Bell at Skyline KC. She goes on to cut Eric in a very competitive regular group and gives him a group 2 in the Owner Handled group!!!! He's on FIRE!!!!
May 26th - Eric wins Select Dog for a Gch point and Owner Handled BOB under judge Shelley Hennessey. He finished the weekend out with an Owner Handled Group 4 under judge Karin Ashe. What a weekend!!!!
May 25th - Force takes 2nd in 9-12 puppy class and Eric wins Owner Handled BOB under judge Karin Ashe. Then Eric wins Owner Handled Group 1 under judge Shelley Hennessey!!!!! Go Eric!!!
May 24th - Force wins Winners Dog for 2 pts and Best Puppy plus Eric wins Owner Handled BOB under judge Nancy Bodine. Force goes on to win a Puppy Group 2 and Eric wins an Owner Handled Group 2!!!
May 23rd - Eric wins Select Dog and Owner Handled BOB under judge Nikki Riggsbee. And goes on to win an Owner Handled Group 3 under judge Alfred Ferruggiaro!
May 18th - As if it couldn't get better!!! Eric wins BOB, OHBOB, Owner Handled Group 2, and an All Breed Group 4 under judge Keke Kahn!!!! BEYOND words proud of Eric and all that he is accomplishing!
May 17th - What a day!!! Eric takes BOB, OHBOB, and Owner Handled Group 1 under judge James White!!! And in the evening Force wins Best Puppy in Match!!!!
May 5th - Eric wins Select Dog for a Gch point, Owner Handled Breed, and goes on to win an Owner Handled Group 3. Nice finish to a long weekend!!!
May 4th - Force wins 3rd in his 9-12 class at Trenton KC.
May 3rd - Force takes 3rd in his 9-12 class at Bucks KC.
May 2nd - Force wins 1st in the 9-12 class at Breeder's Cup under MaryAnn Giordano. She goes on to place him as Runner-Up dog to Best of Breeder's Cup!!!!! At NNJ specialty in the afternoon, Force wins his 9-12 puppy class. And Eric makes the cut in Breed in the company of many top specials. Could not be prouder of my boys!!!!
May 1st - Force wins 3rd in Sweeps and 2nd in Regular classes at the Central NJ Hound Show.
April 20th - Eric wins Select Dog and Owner Handled Best of Breed at Baltimore KC.
Mar 29th - Force takes 2nd in a really nice class of 6-9 puppies at the Richmond Afghan Hound Specialty.
Mar 16th - Potomac Afghan Supported Entry Forces wins 2nd in his 6-9 class. Eric enjoyed the weekend off. :)
Mar 15th - Potomac Afghan Specialty Force wins 3rd in Sweeps class, and then wins 1st place in his 6-9 class. He had so much fun and showed wonderfully! Such a proud Momma!!!
Mar 2nd - At day 2 of the Tidewater Afghan Hound Specialty Force takes 3rd in Sweepstakes. And Eric wins an Award of Merit over a lot of great dogs!
Mar 1st - At the Tidewater Afghan Hound Specialty Force takes 4th in Sweepstakes and 4th in 6-9 puppy class.
Feb 23rd - Force takes Best Afghan Puppy and Puppy Group 3 at the Catoctin KC Fun Match! So proud of my baby boy and looking forward to his AKC debut next weekend!
Jan 20th - became an independent Distributor for Ruffhide chew toys! They are amazing and the dogs just love them! So excited!
Jan 8th - Force enjoyed his first AKC show with the 4-6 month competition! We didn't win but he showed like a dream with his tail wagging the whole time! So proud!
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