The ACC Supported Golden Gate Kennel Club shows
January 26 & 27th welcomed The American Chesapeake Club supported annual benched Golden Gate Kennel Club shows for us. My cousin Jan Holshevnikoff of Chesany Chesapeakes came down from Idaho with two of her Chesapeakes and stayed with us for a few days! And what a terrific time we had!!!
On Thursday, Jan met her half brother and sister-in-law for the first time and we all had a wonderful evening at my place getting acquainted, then Jeff and Lisa spent most of Saturday at the show with us. To quote my friend “What I really enjoyed was watching Jan getting to know her new brother and visa versa. They were both so thrilled it gave me a warm feeling just taking in their joy. Her brother and his wife are very nice people and I'm glad they found each other.” Jan was adopted and only recently had her birth records unsealed so she could find her family!! This as been quite an exciting ride for both of us as I am Jan’s ‘adopted’ cousin on my side of the family and Jan has kept me in the loop!! I actually met Jeff and Lisa in December at a local Christmas Fair and got to report back to Jan.
It's been a great year for us here at Sandy Oak...Lacey and Ben had another litter of 10 beautiful pups....the photos and videos are still on the website. We encourage anyone with pups from this litter to send their photos in to me and we will post them on a special page on the website for this litter. I kept a lovely bitch pup from the litter who we are calling Molly, registered name is Sandy Oak's Earth Wind & Fire. Annie, aka GrCh. Sandy Oak's Wish Upon A Star RN CGC finished her Grand Championship last month handled by both Catherine Collins, her co-owner, and myself. Also, to anyone who has not yet sent in your pup's AKC registration application to AKC, pleeease do so as there are benefits from AKC available to all who have registered pups including their Companion Animal Recovery program should your pup be lost. Read More...
Lacey's son, Sandy Oak's Oh Henry! was Winners Dog for another point as well. He just needs a few more to finish but no points in dogs tomorrow, so he's not going back! Got 3 bitches eyes CERF'd as well.....all passed ! It was a good day!
Pictured Annie, i.e. Ch. Sandy Oak Wish Upon A Star RN CGC, at the Mensona Kennel Club handled by myself to a Best of Opposite Sex win and a 5 point major towards Annie's Grand Championship title under the esteemed judge, Mrs. Suzanne Dillin at the Mensona Kennel Club show on August 28th! Annie only needs a couple more points to finish her title now.
Another win photo of Sandy Oak's Oh Henry! going Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 3 point major (his first major win) also under Mrs. Suzanne Dillin @ the Mensona Kennel Club show on August 28th and handled by my friend and County-Wide DTC conformation class instructor Jan McCarthy, who stepped in at the last minute to show Henry when Catherine had a ring conflict and couldn't get there in time! Thank you Jan!
My Annie, aka Ch. Sandy Oak Wish Upon A Star RN CGC went Select Bitch yesterday for another 4 point major towards her Grand Ch. title and today went Best Opposite for I think another 4 point major handled by me both days.