KCA National Specialty
Our club, California Sierra Keeshond Club, put on the National this year in Sacramento. We had a wonderful turn out with numbers and great quality dogs. The Windrift crew was only there in small numbers but we came out with lots of wins. We had Windrift's Bang Bang (6 months old) win his class and go Reserve the first day. He also won his Sweepstakes class. His sister Windrift's All About The Base won her class and was considered for reserve. GCH Windrift's Rock Star won BOS the first show, with Toni Hicks showing. CH Windrift's Jasmine won Select Bitch at both national shows. It was a great show. Lots of great friends and lots of fun!
Introducing new Champion Windrift's Star Jasmine! In her first time out as a special, Jasmine went BOB over the top male in the country. She's only 1-1/2 years old, and the future looks bright for this girl!
Windrift made a big impression at the Keeshond Club of Southern California specialties! We had two new champions that weekend: Windrift's Star Ruby won Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at both specialties to finish in style, and ended the weekend by going Best Opposite Sex over bitch specials on Sunday. Windrift's Ring Of Fire, owned by Richard Hanson, finished on Saturday with Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex, and got Select Bitch on Sunday. And, in his debut performance as a special, Danny son CH Coxswain I Can Make You Dance sailed to Select Dog over experienced specials for his first Grand Champion major!
It's official: Barbie has finished 2014 as KCA's Top Show Bitch for the year! What a great finish to an exciting year!
We're starting off the holiday season with a lot to celebrate! Windrift's Star Dust (at left) finished his championship during the NorCal Keeshond Club specialty weekend by going Winners Dog at every show for FOUR majors! He finishes with a total of five majors. Dusty is the son of GCH Keesbrook 'N Windrift's Spencer and GCH Windrift's Rock Star.
GCH Windrift's Outback Up Front (Barbie) (at right) captured BOS at all four shows. She now has seven BOS in specialties!
And from the Midwest, Windrift's Riding the Melody is now a champion, and his brother CH Windrift's Unchained Melody is now a GCH!
Newcomer Windrift's Star-Spangled Banner (Rocket) made his debut at Prescott AZ with a Best of Breed win! Rocket is owner-handled by Patrick Doyle, who was a familiar face on the dog circuit back East, and is now back tearing it up in Arizona! We'll be hearing more from this pair.
GCH Windrift's Outback Up Front (Barbie) and Toni Hicks traveled to Colorado for the Rocky Mountain Keeshond Club specialties and came away with a Best of Opposite Sex win. Worth the trip!