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What a Weekend at the Golden Gate Kennel Club Show

The ACC Supported Golden Gate Kennel Club shows

January 26 & 27
th 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.


WELCOME 2013 !! ....or is it welcomed.

WELCOME 2013 !! ....or is it welcomed....guess we’ll have to wait and see what 2013 brings!!

Last year was a pretty good year! I got my puppy Robbie who is turning out to be everything I had hoped for....he’s growing up into a big beautiful boy who at 6 months of age is now 50 pounds. Catherine is working him in the conformation classes along with Molly and we are all going to the ACC supported Golden Gate Kennel Club shows at the Cow Palace on the 26th and 27th of this month. Robbie, Molly and I had a great trip to Idaho to Jan’s So What Ranch and on to the the ACC Field Trial Specialty in Cascade, Idaho with some sightseeing along the way! Beautiful country! Molly earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title and her AKC Rally Novice (RN) - no, she is not a Canine Registered Nurse Happy - and Robbie finished his puppy class and earned his AKC Puppy Star designation.

We are continuing with ongoing obedience and conformation classes for Robbie and Molly and will see where that goes this year.

After having to spay Annie aka GrCh. Sandy Oak Wish Upon A Star RN CGC, we placed her with Derrick Dodson and his family. They also have Martha, Molly’s litter sister and had Fire, the grandmother until her untimely loss last year. Derrick also maintains my website! Derrick, a huge thank you Happy)!

Ch. Sandy Oak’s Oh Henry! should be back in the ring this year as a specials and working towards his Grand Championship. He’s had 2 great seasons hunting for Greg in the meantime. I saw him in October and he is gorgeous! He will make his debut at the Golden Gate Kennel Club shows at the end of this month!

Also at Golden Gate will be another one of our Ben daughters out of Chesany’s SandyOak Dare To Dream (“Dedee&rdquoWinking. Della, aka Chesany’s SandyOak Special Delivery is coming with Jan along with her uncle, Dedee’s litter brother, Chesany’s Field Marshall!

And, unfortunately Thanksgiving week found me diagnosed with a nasty case of Shingles that I still have and am trying to learn to live with! If you are over 50 and didn’t get your Shingles vaccination, please do so immediately. I had been planning on going in that week to get the shot and instead was diagnosed with it.

And so to all, best wishes for a very happy new year!

Kathy and the Sandy Oak gang

Out with a bang.. goodbye 2011!! Hello 2012!

Well, here we are again, the year is almost over, and Christmas will be here before we know it. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving....I know we did!

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...

A Good Day in Dixon

It was a good day for us at the Dixon show today....Annie, aka Ch. Sandy Oak Wish Upon A Star RN CGC was Best Opp for another Grand Ch. point! Only 1 more to go....think good thoughts for tomorrow!

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 Happy! It was a good day!

Oh Henry! take 2

Yesterday, Sandy Oak's Oh Henry! went Winners Dog for a 3 point major at the Redwood Empire Kennel Club show in Petaluma. Today, Henry went Winners Dog again and Best of Winners for his 3rd major beautifully handled both days by co-breeder, Catherine Collins. Henry is owned and loved by Greg and Luann Nealon, and now only needs 4 points to finish his AKC conformation championship! Go Big or Go Home, Oh Henry! went Big and then went home.. Good day.

Winners at Mensona

Congratulations to our winners this weekend at the Mensona shows. I'm proud of my guys....Henry, aka Sandy Oak's Oh Henry! (sired by Ben and out of Lacey) owned by Greg and Luann Nealon was Winners Dog yesterday for one point shown beautifully by Catherine Collins and today went Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 3 point major and shown for the first time by County-Wide member and conformation class Instructor Jan McCarthy when Catherine had conflicts and couldn't show him. Thank you Jan and Catherine.

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.