Many exciting moments for us in August beginning with the large Alberta Kennel Club show the long weekend in August. We took Posh, Kizmet & Pseu and all 3 did us proud! Posh competed in pairs in 4 rally trials and earned another 8 Q's. Kizmet competed in conformation in all 5 shows. She went into the weekend with a single point and came out with 9! She was WB all 5 times entered, BOW twice and BOS all 5 times entered - several times over Specials. Over in Hounds, Pseu was BOS at the all breed on Friday, BOS at the FGC Specialty on Sunday and BOB at the all breed on Monday and made the cut in a huge & competitive Group!
Next up was the Edmonton Kennel Club show. Posh earned another 4 Q's in her Rally Queen quest & Pseu was BOS both days he was entered.
Kizmet received her JLPP results in August and we are happy to say she is Normal. Pseu had his heart echo re-done at AKC and we are happy to share that he again passed - this time at 4.5 years of age. This is GOOD news for a Whippet!
We were also saddened by the loss of Gia, Ashemburg's Glacier Ice TT. Gia lived to 12.5 years of age and enjoyed a life full of love and luxury with her family. Our condolences to the McGregor family on their loss. We were also saddened to hear of the passing of the Sire of our "Lady" litter, Tug - BISS BOSS AM GCh. Robban's Invincible CD CGC. We were fortunate to get to spend time with Tug on a couple of occasions down at ARC and are forever grateful to his owner Doreen for sharing her special boy with us. Tug will never be forgotten.
Finally ~ the Whippet FINALLY has his own page on our site! Check him out - Pseu
Posh & I attended Evenlyn Kenny . We were only able to attend Saturday and Sunday, but Posh made the short trip well worth it! Saturday at the all breed show she was awarded WB & BOS for her 1st point under esteemed judge Honey Glendenning. Thank you so much Honey for finding my girl! Anyone who know me knows Posh's story and appreciates how special this is to me! Over on the other side in rally, Posh shone like she can shine and qualified 6 for 6 over two days! She was awarded High Combined Working by the Rocky Mountain Working Herding Club in Sunday's trial under Norma Schaffer. Watch for an exciting CDF ad coming out later this week!
Sadly, we send condolences to the owners of Mason aka V1 Rated AM/CAN Ch. Ashemburg's King of Thieves CGN HIC. Mason has joined his Sire and Dam at the Bridge - taken far too early from suspected cancer. Rest well Ducky.
Late June 2019
Pseu, Posh and I attended the Grande Prairie Kennel Club show and trials in late June. We were only able to make it for Saturday & Sunday due to work commitments What a HUGE thrill it was go be awarded Reserve Best in Show under Hound Specialist Rita Walker! Thank you SO much for finding my boy in an amazing BIS lineup!
May - June 2019
June 8 & 9th - Pseu attended the ALCA Sprinter trials and earned the points needed to complete his Sprinter title, and some points towards his Advanced Sprinter title. He broke 50 km/hr on two runs over the weekend. Looking forward to the next opportunity to run!
We started May off attending the CKOC show in Okotoks, Alberta. Pseu was Select boys days and Kizmet earned her first CKC Championship point going WB the only day she was entered!
Next we headed to Fort St. John, BC with Pseu where he picked up all 6 BOB wins along with a Group 2 and a Group 3!
On June 1st we attended the ALCA Specialty (Alberta Lure Coursing Association) at the NACA show where Pseu won BOB! Love my little white devil! He showed so well on the day! Sincere thanks to Hound breeder Judge Barbara Arndt for finding my boy in a lovely entry of Whippets!
After months and months of planning and work, the 2019 RCC National Specialty is a wrap! I hope it is safe to say that my partner in planning, Gwen Haynes, and I put on a pretty impressive show & I hope all who attended had a great time and enjoyed the fruits of our labour! Planning an event like this really becomes a labour of love. I sincerely hope every attendee had fun, enjoyed the perks, gifts and prizes! While a lot of work, it was a lot of fun putting it all together!
In addition to putting on the National, we also partook in showing and trialling and we are thrilled to share the news on how our dogs fared!
RUCKUS (Tug x Fly) came all the way from Wisconsin and made sure the drive was worthwhile! He started and finished his CKC Rally Novice (RN) title and his CKC Pre-Companion Dog (PCD) title, and earned his first leg towards his CD!! He placed 2nd in the Open Dog class at the Specialty - breeder handled. RUCKUS is owned by Tom & Sandy Jaecks. Thank you so much for bringing him & Fly up for this! RUCKUS is now known as Am CH. Ashemburg's Lady's Knight RE CGC RATI Cdn RN PCD
As FLY (Jake x Uzza) has been living with Tom and Sandy the past year, she also came up for the National and I am so thrilled that she did!! What fun to have her back in the rings with me!! A true gift. FLY won Best Veteran in Sweepstakes from the 9-12 year bitch class! She Q'd in both Advanced & Excellent in the RCC Rally trial. To finish off a fabulous weekend, she won Best Female Veteran in Specialty and went on to an Award of Merit!! FLY is owned by Ashemburg and was breeder owner handled to all her wins this weekend. Such a proud moment to be on the end of her lead! Thank you Lew Olson for appreciating this most special girl! FLY is now known as UKC HIgh in Trial UCDX URO3 Multi V1 OTCH GCH. Ashemburg's Fly By Night Thief AOM RAE RATI CGN HIC TT, RCC Hall of Fame, RCC Versatility Excellent, RCC 2018 Top Producing Bitch.
MERCY (Mason x Reagan) attended as well and was 2nd in her 12-18 month class in Juvenile Sweeps and also 2nd in the 12-18 month class at the National. MERCY is Ashemburg's Sorry Not Sorry and she was owner handled by me at the Specialty.
BOSCO (ET x Shiver) came out of retirement to return to the conformation ring for the first time in 8 years! At almost 9 years young he was awarded Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes. He then won Best Male Veteran, Best Veteran in Specialty and the other Award of Merit at the Nation under breeder judge Lew Olson!! What a huge thrill for us to have both our Veteran entrants win the only 2 AOMs!! I am so incredibly proud of these acknowledgements for our Veterans. So nice to see dogs their age out in the ring and moving out so well. Bosco was breeder/handled in Sweeps and at the Specialty in his class and was then taken in for breed by Trudy Taphorn. Thank you Trudy for taking over Bosco's lead so I could stay on Fly. Bosco is owned by John & Karen Sampogna. BOSCO is officially CH. Ashemburg's Limelight AOM CGN HIC TT.
KIZMET (Petra x Fly) won the Bred By Exhibitor class at the National and we received some lovely comments from the Judge on the quality of the bitches entered in that class. She went on to Reserve Winners Bitch breeder/owner handled by me. Very proud of this achievement for our young up and comer! KIZMET is Ashemburg's Kizz My Frozen Asset SD-A-SP HIC.
POSH (Tug x Fly) completed the final leg of her RAE2 title at the Specialty trial with a 96 in Excellent and a 98 in Advanced. Posh was the #1 Rally Rottweiler in Canada for 2017 & 2018. She also returned to the conformation ring for the first time since she was a year old and did very well after such a long time away from it. POSH is URO2 V1 SD-MACH Ashemburg's Lady B Fly RAE2 RATN CGN HIC TT, RCC Hall of Fame, RCC Versatility.
REESE - was entered in the Specialty as a Special only and unfortunately never made the cut. She was bred by Liz Aldinger and Jane Dyar. REESE is BPISS Multi BPIS CH. Amelyns Trick or Treat v Bernkastel SD-A-SP HIC
Here are some photos from our weekend:
January - April 2019!
Things have been mostly quiet. We have not been doing much so far this year with the dogs. May will be a busy month for us.
Our big news so far in 2019 is that Blue and his owner Sharlene finished his SDDA Championship at the end of April! We are so very proud of them both! Blue is now SD-CH Ashemburg's Perfect CRNCL CRTN!! Massive CONGRATULATIONS!! Here they are celebrating the big moment - just had to share because it is such an amazingly awesome photo!
Ashemburg Reg'd. Rottweilers