Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blue Run's Noel Deck the Halls: Daniel

This is Daniel taking Winners Dog in Raleigh on
Labor Day. He is only 8 months old and we are
so proud of his first win. Daniel is owned by
Steven and Melissa Himes and me!
Daniel and sister Joy are attending the PWD
Specialty in Warwick, Rhode Island where they
will compete in Futurity and Breeders Cup as
well as Puppy Sweeps and conformation classes.
Half sister Amber is also competing. Joy and
Daniel's dad, Jack, is competing for stud dog of
the year. We think he's a shoo in. (P.S. Jack won both Stud dog of the Year and Best of Title Holders. Woo Woo!!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blue Run's Right on Red bred this fall

This is Red (below). She is a spirited girl who is very agile. Red is an enthusiastic therapy dog who is very popular with patients. She has a date to meet Dickens, BISS CH Ebb Tide's Poetry In Motion (at right). You can see he was aptly named. He is a tight curly black boy who is currently the # 3 PWD in the USA.

Like her sister Honey Bear, Red has all the right markers to suggest her pups will have good health with a 1.5 fold decrease in the likelihood of producing puppies with Addison's Disease.
Red is an Irish marked wavy. Some of the puppies may get her flashy markings but most will probably have less white. Red has more drive than my other dogs and I anticipate her offspring will excel in agility and water work. Dickens is also very clever so this could be a group of very bright and challenging puppies. The anticipated whelp date is December 9, 2008.

PS. Nine beautiful puppies arrived on schedule. There are 6 girls and 3 boys
and all are wavy with white paws and chests. No curlies! We must not carry
that gene as Dickens is a tight curly and we expected some curly puppies.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Amber's First Win

This is a photo of Blue Run's She's a Caution on the occasion of her first win where she went best bitch and best of opposite sex. Amber was inexperienced in the show ring but got this win on her second weekend showing. She now stands still for the judge's inspection and shows with proper Porty attitude, tail up and wagging. We're very proud of our little girl and are looking forward to more wins this summer when she returns to the show ring. She is awfully cute, don't you think?
She is the first of the Valentine litter to put her paw in the ring.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blue Run's She's a Caution, call name Amber

The first puppy from the Valentine litter is out on the show circuit as of this month.
Amber is an Irish marked wavy girl who has been training as a therapy dog since
December. She also participated in a George Alston Seminar in Troy, New York in
April where we practiced our ring presentation.
Like most dogs when they first start showing, Amber isn't too sure she likes the judges examining her with no introduction. If they were to first give her a tummy rub, she would follow them anywhere! But, that's not how it goes in the show ring.
Amber has already been in the ribbons on her first weekend showing but we don't expect any real wins (points) until she learns to stand quietly for the judges inspection. She is spending a whole month away from home with her handlers Jo Ann Charnic and Adam Thistle getting the show gig down pat. We really miss her.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008