Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 comes to a close....the puppy edition.

Well, as 2012 comes to a close, thought I would take a look back at an eventful year for all the Cardigans, of course starting with Skyla's puppies.

Jet:  Jet got back in the show ring in March after recovering from parvo.  April was a great month for Jet with winning Reserve Winner's dog at the National Specialty, shown beautifully by one of his favorite people Sherri Hurst.   Jet finished his championship in October and is taking a little break from showing to start working on his Rally Novice in 2013 but will probably start working on his Grand Championship in 2013 too.  Jet is the sweetest  boy and I just love my little man.  

Stevie:  Well, Stevie is Stevie.  Full of herself and always looking to have fun.  She got her last major in March and place 3rd in her class in Sweeps and the Regular classes at Nationals.  Stevie finished her championship in May.  We have continued to work on her show skills and we have made good progress on her Grand Championship and the naughty girl even picked up her first Best of Breed.    I just love that wild child and have such a good time showing her. 

Macy:  Macy had a really good summer and fall in the show ring.  She got her first Best of Breed from the classes and a Group 2, the first and only group placement from Skyla's puppies.  She picked up both majors and finished her Championship too.  A big thanks to Don and Jacque Glenn for showing Sky's pretty girl and giving her such a good home.

Rojo:  Rojo has been a busy boy in 2012.  He has gotten two herding titles from AKC and two more from other herding associations.  He is working on agility and obedience and I see more titles in his future.  Sandy has done a wonderful job with him and I feel so blessed that he has such a great home.  Love Skyla's handsome red boy..:)

Louie (aka Tanner):  Louie has been having a great time with his family in Michigan.  He became a certified therapy dog in Feb and has been doing that plus working on some obedience.   His family adore him and I feel very lucky that my pretty big brindle boy is so happy. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Go Sisters Go....

Since Rojo got his own blog post a couple of months ago, its time for the sisters to get their chance.  (Jet - no I didn't forget you, you get your very own blog post next. )

Stevie and Macy have been very busy sisters the past few months...first Macy.

Macy (Kingsbury Obsidian Pie in the Sky) has been making a big splash back in the conformation ring.  She picked up her first points at Purina Farms in May and in July, she won Best of Breed from the classes and went on to a Group 2 placement.  Macy is the sweet, dark brindle girl that went to live with their daddy Harry P and Jacque/Don.   She has been hanging out with the Kingsbury family and enjoying some growning up time.  Miss Macy has developed into a very pretty young lady.  Her momma Skyla and I couldn't be more proud. 

Sister Stevie (CH Obsidian's Sky's The Limit)  has been making her presence known in the show ring too...but with Stevie is there no other way..:)   At the 2012 CWCCA National Specialty she placed 3rd in her class in Puppy Sweeps and the Regular classes and in May at the Tulsa OK shows got those last two points to finish her championship and even pick up a grand champion point that weekend.  Stevie has started to compete with the big dogs in the specials/BOB ring, even though she still has a lot to learn about being a big girl show dog.  In July, she picked up her first 2 Grand Champion majors and is well on her way to getting that GCH in the front of her name like her momma Skyla and daddy Harry P.   

As a first time Cardigan breeder, I could not be more proud of the two sisters.  They are both pretty in their own way and I am sure will both have a long and successful career in the show ring.

Here are the two sisters when they were babies (about 4 weeks old if I remember correctly)...even then they were adorable  Stevie on the left, Macy on the right:

And here is Macy now in her Group 2 picture with Don Glenn:

And Miss Stevie in her Champion picture:

Gotta love those sisters....:)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rojo....the wonder Cardi!

Skyla's pretty red boy Rojo has had a successful few weeks so we thought it was time that he got a blog post of his own.   Rojo and his owner Sandy have been hard at work at all the many activities he is involved.  He began with Rally last August and soon earned his Rally Novice title.  He has also begun working in Obedience and has earned legs toward his Beginning Novice title with one leg to go.  BUT the crowning achievement so far was that at his first herding trial he earned his HT.   Sandy and Rojo have worked hard to get this far at herding and I am so proud and happy at their success.  

Rojo is a dog that loves to work and Sandy loves to find those activities that they can do together and be successful at.  What a perfect home my baby Rojo has and I am sure this is just the beginning of many titles for this smart, handsome young man and his wonderful mom Sandy.

So here are a few pictures of Rojo doing the herding thing... just love that handsome red boy!  :)

Rojo- head shot-wow what a handsome boy!

 Rojo working those sheep.

Rojo on the go!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy First Birthday to Us!

On 1-27-12, the puppies officially turned a year old.  This has been an exciting year watching them grow up, go to new homes and start all those wonderful Cardi activities.  We had a puppy birthday party that four of the five got to attend and it was great fun for all.  Brother Louie in Michigan also had his own party and looked like he had a good time too.  I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful experience with my first litter of Cardigans and except for the small blip of Jet's terrible illness, it has been a year full of fun and lots of Cardigan barking.  So here is a brief recap of what they are all doing plus birthday pictures.

Stevie:   Stevie is continuing on with her baby show dog thing...though not so much  a baby.  She has 6 points and one major and we hope to continue that work in 2012.  She is also still working on that herding title and we need to get back to practicing with those sheep soon.

Jet:  Jet has been going to conformation class to get back in the swing of being a show dog.  Once he grows some hair, he will be back in the ring working on that championship like his sister Stevie.  He has been going to class and will be doing his first fun match this weekend since he has been sick.  Jet also still working on herding and need to get him out playing with the sheep ASAP.

Rojo:  Rojo has been a very busy boy working on tracking, herding, and Rally/Obedience.  He is going this weekend to try to be certified for Tracking so that he can work on that first leg of his TD. He is such a smart and happy boy and know he is going to have lots of titles very soon.

Louie:  Louie has been a very busy boy in Michigan. He just got certified as a Therapy Dog this week and is also working on Rally and Obedience.  He is a joy to his family that just love him and I couldn't be happier for him.

Macy:  Macy made her dog show debut in January at the Des Moines shows and got Best Puppy and a Puppy Group 4 on her first day as a baby show dog and a major Reserve on the second day.  I am so proud of that baby girl and happy to see her in the ring with Stevie and Jet. 

Louie Birthday picture:

Rojo, Jet and Stevie getting birthday presents:

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry First Christmas..and oh by the way we are 11 Months Old!

The puppies have reached the 11 month mark and its so hard to believe that time has just flown by and they are all looking so grown up.  I remember that this week last year, I got confirmation that Skyla was pregnant and then the work began to be prepared for the arrival of puppies.  So a little update on what they are doing and Christmas pictures from most of them.

Jet-  Jet is making a great recovery from his bout of parvo.  Jet is gaining weight back, running around like his crazy self and seems very close to being 100% again.  He has been taking some time off to get well and just be a puppy.  After the first of the year, I might start slowly getting him back into going to conformation class and starting back at herding.  I feel so blessed that my baby Jet doing so well.

Stevie- Stevie got to make an exciting trip to Orlando with her mother Skyla to attend the Orlando Cluster of shows prior to Eukanuba and then watch her mom make her Eukanuba debut.  Stevie had a successful outing getting Winner's Bitch all three days and picking up a couple more points.  She is growing up to be such a pretty girl...even if she has her own ideas of how to be a show dog.  I am sure 2012 will find her continuing her path toward her Championship and hopefully working on her HT in herding.

Rojo-  Rojo continued his work in Obedience and Rally and is doing very well.  His big accomplishment in the past month was getting his CGC!  He is also continuing his tracking and herding work and hopefully will get certified to start working on his TD very soon.  Skyla and I are always proud of her pretty red boy!

Louie- Louie having a great time with his family in Michigan.  He is still attending obedience classes and may start a Rally class the beginning of the year.  We might have another one of Skyla's puppies with a title before you know it. 

Macy- Macy has been relaxing with her daddy, sisters and grandma Mira and will hopefully make her show debut in 2012.

Rojo with his sister Sophie- way too cute!

Louie with Eric celebrating Christmas.

And last but not least...Jet and Stevie on the official Christmas card of 2011!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

We all made it to 10 months...:)

 Well....we have made to month ten for the puppies.  This has been a month full of very good and very bad 'stuff'.  The very bad was that Jet got very sick with parvo, even though he has been fully vaccinated.  He was very sick but he is a fighter and with the care of my vets, he pulled through.  So Jet is going to spend some time getting better and growing up.  We all feel very blessed that my baby Jet still here and getting better everyday.

The good was that Rojo has started on his obedience career and got his first leg of his Beginner Novice Obedience title and placed 3rd!  That boy going to be a superstar at everything he does.  Skyla and I are very proud of her pretty red boy.

Louie, the big brindle boy in Michigan, has started therapy dog classes and is doing very well.  So hopefully therapy work will be in that beautiful boy's future.

The girls, Stevie and Macy, are just being as pretty as ever.   Stevie getting ready to make the road trip to Florida to show in the All-Breed shows prior to Eukanuba.   Skyla getting to make her first appearance at Eukanuba so the girls are making a little road trip together. Macy growing up and getting prettier everyday and should make her show debut in 2012.

Below are new pictures of the bunch.




Jet and Stevie:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wow...9 Months Old Already!

To celebrate the puppies 9 month birthday today, going to update everyone on their going ons....because you know they are all very busy...:)

Stevie- Well, Stevie is Stevie....full of life and still thinking she is the center of the universe.   She has picked up 4 points and 1 major toward her championship and is continuing on with herding lessons with her brother Jet.  She can be a very sweet girl...when she wants..:)   I just love her and think she is growing up to be a pretty girl.

Jet- Jet is as sweet as can be and loves everyone.   He has also picked up his first major and is starting to get the show dog if he could just settle down enough to keep his big tongue in his mouth.  Jet doing very well at herding and have hopes that maybe next year, we can try for that HT.   He too is growing to be a very handsome boy (but of course I am a little partial to that brindle boy)

Rojo- Rojo is definitely very busy working on rally, obedience, herding and some beginning agility.  He just earned his first title of Rally Novice in October and takes the honor of being the first of Skyla's puppies to earn a title.  He is as sweet and handsome as ever.

Louie (aka Tanner)- Louie having a great time in Michigan with his Pem friend Jet and his family.  He has been doing obedience classes and is going to take a therapy dog class next. 

Macy- Macy is as pretty as ever....and very sweet.  She has spent the past month or so hanging out with her grandma Mira (Harry's mom) who is 15 and being a great friend to her. are some pictures of the puppies.  I don't have updated ones of everyone but will try and post some soon.

Stevie and Jet- barely sitting still and of course...with their giant tongues hanging out..:)

The next two are of Louie- the first with his Halloween costume on and the second one is my favorite of my big brindle boy.