2017 - Starting the New Year off right!

All of the years I have been showing dogs I had never ventured down to the January shows in Palm Springs, so this year I decided to make the trip with my good friend. The grounds, the weather and the atmosphere of the show was fantastic! The trip was made even better by some great results for our kennel!

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Friday, January 6, 2017
Southern California Sporting Dogs Association Specialty show

Luna- Saudades’ Garden Party was Winners Bitch for a 5 point major towards her Championship
Maestro’son
Rowdy- CH Wind Dancer’s Fortune Hunter SH WCX was Select Dog for his first Grand Championship major!

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Kennel Club of PalmSprings

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- Saudades’ I Walk The Line went Winners Dog for his first point with his owner Susan Liby
Favor
- *CH* Almanza The Bitch Is Back, co-owned with Kerry Forni, was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Opposite Sex to finish her Championship
Luna - Reserve Winners Bitch
Rowdy - Best of Breed and another 5 point Grand Champion major

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Kennel Club of Palm Springs

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- Saudades’ I Walk The Line went Winners Dog for another point
Luna- *CH* Saudades’ Garden Party was Winners Bitch/Best of Winners for a 5-point major to finish her Championship
Falafel - CH Saudades’ Funny In Farsi was Best of Opposite Sex for her 3rd GCH major
Rowdy- Best of Breed and histhird 5-point Grand Champion major and the first recipient of the Bob Winningham Memorial Trophy (shown above)

Meanwhile in Minnesota...

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Land O Lakes Kennel Club

Jameson - Saudades’ Irish Mist was Reserve Winners Dog
Juice - Saudades’ Juicy Fruit was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners
Gisele - Saudades’ Going Away Party for Shannara Reserve Winners Bitch
Maestro’s daughter
Sami - Shannara’s Esperanza was Best of Opposite Sex

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Land O Lakes Kennel Club

Jameson- Saudades’ Irish Mist was Reserve Winners Dog
Jenny - Saudades’ Imagine That! was Winners Bitch for her first point
Sami- Shannara’s Esperanza was Best of Opposite Sex

So we ended the weekend with 19 points (3 5-point majors), 5 GCH majors, 1 Select Dog, 1 Select Bitch, 1 Best of Opposite Sex and single points on 3 of our puppies. Made the drive home much easier. Pleased as punch!

More photos to follow!



Keli Martin 2018