Thursday, December 29, 2011

Betsy finishes 2011 as #2 Breed and All Breed

Congratulations Vandra Huber, Ch. McVan's Be Bop Baby was #2 breed and all breed as well as a Top 20 Terrier (unofficial number). SHe finished out with 18 Group 1s, 2 BIS, 7 BISS! Not bad for a part timer!

We had a great year, finishing the year out with 3 Top 5 dogs in my household at different times, to include the wire, Jonjo, and Frankie with the help fo Jeanice Barton in Texas!

We didn't finish as many dogs this year, as we were flying around most of the year, but we managed to finish and show a few westies:

Lila owned by Tom Ward (finished with nearly all majors, only shown in about a total of one months time, including some great wins, our first time out she was WB/BOS over the specials for a 5 point major.

We helped put some GCH points on Bessie, Fred Askins other Westie, along with a few group placements assisted by madeline Aroney, Group 2 and 3 in Virginia.

We assisted in puttng some points on Angus, son of Jenny that I showed, where Madeline took over as his handler this year and got his first major under Frank Sabella, a very special win for all...congrats Jeff and Lori Waite.

We also managed to become new friends with Deb and Ida, owners of "Justin" the Westie. OUr first time out was at the National Dog Show where he garnered Best of Breed and a Group 3 under Mr. Bob Black, and then on to Best of Breed the following day, a great starter weekend, and then ended the year with an Award of Excellence at Eukanuba. The wins pulled Justin into the Top Ten Westies! Congrats!

With the assistance of Hiroshi at Devon, he piloted Jo Hubbs Wire, Ellie to Best of Winners under Terry Stacey for a 5 point major! :)Ellie had previously the weekend before picked up a few points at the Michigan circuit as well, so congrats to Jo!

We also picked up a few Corgis to take care of for Hiroshi and Madeline Aroney singled out Sheeba, while Angie has a few points of her own.

Next year we will continue Betsy's campaign as we can, concentrating on specialties once again. I will be catching up on my overseas travel next year, I've been looking forward to Austria for a while now, those who know me know that its one of my favorite countries! And I look forward to going back to Japan in April! :)

Specials Dogs to look for:

Betsy the Scotty
Justin the Westie

on deck in the classes:

George the Wire
Super the Wire
Angus the Scottie
Melody the Scottie


Monday, October 31, 2011

Best in Show #2 for Betsy

We flew to Puerto Rico where Betsy garnered 3 Group 1s and a Best in Show under Kent Delaney, Groups were Marlene Mortera, Jon Cole and David Kirkland.

Betsy kept quiet in October mostly, but we did manage Best of Opposite at Hatboro I, Select Bitch at Hatboro II, and Select Bitch at the National at Montgomery in tough competition. Betsy continues to maintain the #2 position in both breed and all breeds!! And is still a Top 20 Terrier!

Thank you all for the support!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Busy Summer!

So here is a quick wrap up of what has gone on for July and August:

Betsy had a hell of a month of June and July, she won the Rotating weekend specialty, STCC over a field of around 60+ scotties on that Friday, as well as Select Bitch at the rotating and the Great Western Terrier Show. We then went on to win the Dallas Specialty, the Houston Specialty, and most recently the Michigan Specialty, bring her total number of specialties to 7!!! She has over 12 group 1s now, including the Best in SHow and several group placements.

Along the way, we also finished Max's Sister's championship recently, she was Winners Bitch the same day at the STCC California Specialty, this was her debut and got her a 5 point major. She then went on to Winners Bitch/BOW at the Houston Specialty as well as a move up special she went Select Bitch at the Michigan Specialty with my mom piloting her.
I've attached a picture of Maikosan after taking points in Greenville, SC, this gave her another major towards her points.

Jonjo also tagged along at a few shows, the wire fox terrier and accumulated some more breed points to keep him in the Top 5.

We also brought out Super, Specials Wire Super Star who also got a 3 point major and a few singles towards his championship, all in one weekend. He has only bee shown a few times.

So Betsy is now #2 Scottish Terrier, not far behind #1, and #2 in All Breed points, as well as getting her #15 spot Terrier in the country through August 31st. Not bad for a part timer! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Betsy is on a Roll!!!

Since coming back from Kansas we went to Alaska back to Fairbanks where I was born and raised for the 3 day cluster of Tanana Valley Kennel Club where Betsy picked up 3 Group 1s under Edd Bivin, Denny Mounce and Robert Shreve.

We then took a weekend off and then went out to Washington State for the WSSTC Specialty where Clay Coady gave Betsy Best in SPecialty Show Best of Breed!

The following day will be a day I'll never forget! Ch. McVan's Be Bop Baby went on from Best of Breed by Charlotte McGowan, to Group 1 under Charlotte Patterson, and then on to Best in Show under Judge Dana P. Cline at Puyallup Dog Fanciers KC!

On Sunday Betsy again went on to Group 1 under Al Ferrugio making this her 7th consecutive Group 1 win the past 3 weekends out!

Go Betsy!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Betsy takes on HASTC

Betsy has been doing great since the last update, including a few more Group 1s to her merit, including some big Best of Breeds, a trip to Northern Cal Terrier where she was Best of Breed both days at the Terrier shows including a Group 4! She then went on later to Michigan Terrier where she was Back to Back Group 2s and finished on Sunday with a Group 1. Recently she was Best of Breed in tough competition at Trenton Kennel Club on Sunday and then had a weekend off while Jonjo went to Central States and got an Award of Merit. Then Betsy took on Kansas and the HASTC Specialty where Betsy was BISS and then Back to Back Group 1s with the following Sunflower KC All Breed shows.

Now we are off to Alaska!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Betsy is off to a Great Start!

GCH. Ch. McVan's Be Bop Baby "Betsy"

Just in the past month, Betsy has sored to #2 Scottie in breed rankings and a Top 5 scottie in All Breed! So far her record:

1 Group 1
2 Group 2s
1 Group 3
1 Group 4

Congrats to Victor, Jerson and Vandra!

Also Ch. Purston's Imperial Prince, Wire Fox has done well, capturing several breed wins and 2 Group 3s over the past few weeks. Congrats to his owner/breeders Michael and Mary Collings.

We've also managed to get 2 majors on our newest class bitch, Ayrshire's Autumn Treasure "Kellie" owned by Cliff and Judy Hewitt. She has also managed a few singles for a total of 8 points so far.

Will keep you posted!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Westminster Kennel Club 2011

Can't complain we had good results!

The Westie Danny, GCH. Glennhaven's Danny Boy O' Donnybrook received an Award of Merit to the breed winner, who was beautifully presented as well by friend Chrystal Murray of Canada, she works really hard also and was awesome to see her get a Group 4, I was the first to hug her when she got out of the ring. ;)

Also the Wire Jonjo, Ch. Purston Imperial Prince made his WKC debut at just over 2 years old going Best of Opposite in a good field of Wires, congratulations to his owners Michael and Mary Collings.

We will now have fun showing Betsy, Ch. McVan's Be Bop Baby and Jonjo through the year of 2011.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

January 2011 recap!

Danny is off to a heck of a start for the year! So far he has collected over 300 All Breed points in just 3 weeks of showing!

Betsy has dominated in the scottie ring starting out with 8 consecutive Best of Breed wins between SC, NY, and Florida! Betsy will be the one to watch in 2011 with me, she's my new scottie special!

her brother Frankie has managed to enter the ring a few times, going BOS to his sister!

Jonjo, the wire started off with two Best of Breed Wins at NY over a nice entry of wires, giving him most of the points he needed for his GCH, he then went to SC where he picked up the last two points going Best of Breed and completed his GCH!

Danny so far has picked up a G2, G3 and G4 for the year, as well as multiple breed wins! Now we are gearing up for the Garden with 4 dogs competing.

Till next time!