Dec 18 2011 - Finn takes the 3d Award of Excellence at the AKC/Eukanuba Invitational in Orlando FL!!! under Judge Burton J. Yamada. What an honor for such a young boy! For picture see Finnigan's page
Baby Duncan, our Boots & Finn baby, just turned 2 month this Saturday, and made quite a debut! Duncan traveled down to California to hang with his auntie Mira (Finn's sis) and Teri & Scott Carranza, for a little puppy training, socialization and surfing lessons. They took him to an International show, and boy he did us all proud! Duncan took an SG-1 (very good, highest rating) all four shows, Best Puppy in Breed 3 of the 4 shows, and Group 1/BEST IN SHOW PUPPY on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!! My heart is literally bursting with pride :) We cannot say "thank you" enough to Teri & Scott, two of the most wonderful people we know! we are proud to be part of your doggie family!
Daddy Finn did pretty nicely himself, taking BOB 2 of the 4 days in Idaho over some very nice competition, Select the other two days. What a pair :)
Finn just turned 2 earlier this year (January) ... as of the first of October, in 36 shows this year our Finn has taken BOB 26 times, BOS 3 times and Sel 5 times. Among these shows, at the OKC all-breed show accompanying the SKAMF specialty Finn took a BOS amongst several top-ranking mature competition; and BOS twice at the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Club Specialty (BOB was the lovely veteran bitch Emily from Peace River malamutes) and then BOB at the Sammamish all-breed on Sunday! We are so proud of him, words cannot even express. Way to go Finny!
Finn (GCh. Gryphon's Northern Celtic Moon) earned Gryphon's first group placement, with a Group 4 at the Mt. Bachelor Kennel Club, July 3, 2011 under breeder-judge Sharon Weston. WAY TO GO FINNY!! Click here to see his big fancy picture :)
New Champion! Mojito is now Ch. Gryphon's Caribbean Moonlight Cocktail! Mo came out once this year, to show in Sequim with his little cous Bodhi. He won the first day, so we pulled him so he could show in the "big shows" later in the summer. He placed well at the SKAMF specialty/all-breeds, but didn't quite make it to the top. The next show, though, Mojito came through! with a Winners Dog/Best of Winners and Best Bred-by-Exhibitor! to finish out his Championship! It was extra special as this was the "2-year anniversary" of Mojito going to his true heart-home with Tina Allen & Fred Westfall, our dear friends who picked up Mojito at the Gig Harbor KC (Shelton) shows when Mojito was 8 months old. Tina & Fred were both able to be there, which made it ... particularly awesome :)
Mojito is the 3d of the Amore & Marsh pups (born Jan 2009) to earn their Championships.
New Champion! Our "CA girl" Mira is now Am/Nat'l/Int'l Ch. Gryphon Moon's Star in the Sky! Mira, owned by Teri & Scott Carranza, came up to visit us for the SKAMF specialty, and we were so proud to share in the moment! Mira, handled exclusively by her new-to-showing (though not new to mals) mom Teri, took Winners Bitch at the SKAMF specialty for a major, and then Winners/Best of Winners at the accompanying all-breed show that Sunday! to finish out her AKC Championship with three majors, all on specialty weekends. We could not be more proud of you :)
Mira is the second (and the first girl) of the Amore & Marsh pups (born Jan 2009) to earn their AKC Championship.
Bodhi rocks the specialties! Little Bodhi-man did us proud the two specialty weekends this August! Bodhi, just 7 mos old, started out with a Best of Opposite Sweeps at the SKAMF specialty. The next weekend, Bodhi took back-to-back Winners Dog ribbons at the Mt. Rainier Working Dog Club Specialty, with his first major and Best-Bred-by-Exhibitor win on Saturday and a Best of Winners on Sunday! He now has 8 points already, way to go little man! Bodhi has been exclusively handled out of Bred-by-Exhibitor by his co-momma and co-breeder Tina Robbins of Wencina kennels. Way to go guys! We're so proud of you!
May 18, 2011 Kobo's page is up & running! (Hooch's brother in Japan - see under Gryphon dogs - "Our kids with other kennels/homes"
Finn is now Grand Champion Gryphon's Northern Celtic Moon - finishing out with 5 majors at just 28 months old. We're very proud of our Finny :)
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