Monday, February 28, 2011

Judging AKC B match in Yakima Washington

I was invited to judge an AKC sanctioned B match in Yakima Washington again for 2011 which is now the 4th match I have officially judged, slowly but surely on my way to attempt to acquire my AKC judging licence sometime in the future. The match was alot of fun as I was assigned to see the Toy group, Terrier group, Non Sporting group and Jr. Handlers as well, at the end of the morning judging Best In Match.

All the dogs were very nice and well presented by there respective handlers making it pretty difficult to pick the winner at the end of the day. The winner at the end of the day was an Afghan Hound that moved very well with the limited amount of space we had to work with. We had a nice snack at the end of the match and then it was time to leave for home...

Thank You Yakima Valley Kennel Club!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dicksie is readying for her new little sister...

Does this remind you of anyone in your household?

The Ewers are log time local owner or should I say Dicksie is a long time local owners of hte Ewer family... See how she has her owners trained!

They have decided they are ready for a second Westie and have setteled on a puppy from haley's litter, who are doing very well at a week old thank you.

In Cynthia's words.. So, just in case you were unsure how our doggies are treated? Here are a couple of my favorite photos.

Dicksie likes to be a "dog baby". I put her on my lap, rub her belly, and she falls asleep. It is our favorite thing!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Group shot of Haley's puppies.

Just 6 days old...

Growth spurt...

I was almost able to catch one of Haley's puppies on her back... This is a sign of confidence or well... just plain relaxation as the pad under the whelping area is heated. Look how much she has grown from the last picture. She is getting her pigment in and does need a nail trimming this weekend. All the puppies are doing really well. It's not easy sneaking in to get pictures so I do the best I can. I will have more time this weekend for a few group photo's.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ranked #2 in the Nation for all Norwich Terriers in AKC competition.

GCH CH Littlefield Dignpop Dashiell Of Dungeness (M)
Owner: B Litchford/E Jong/L Little
Breeder: M Omansky

Recently in Puyallup Washington and Portland Oregon (biggest AKC conformation event in the NW) Dash and I went BEST OF BREED twice with one Group 2 win, qualifing as Grand Champion for the Eukanuba Invitational In Orlando Florida in December.. which we will be attending.. Dash beat out the top Norwich Terriers in the Nation and receiving a ranking in his breed of number 2 in the Nation! We will be attending a few of the largest shows in the nation this year and hope to compete at teh Westminster Kennel Club show next year.

I want to thank Dash's owner Elaine Jong for trusting in me and believing in us.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Haley and Hammish welcome 4 new puppy girls!

Thanks to Hammish, Haley had four very nice Westie puppies last night without complication. They were very quiet through the night and as you can imagine Haley is happy for the event to be over so she can relax a little. Everyone is feeding very well and seems to be gaining weight.

This picture was taken while Haley was out on a very brief potty break.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Peacock Christmas Day!

Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas!! We had a very enjoyable one and Lexi
was the star of the show opening her gifts, she went CRAZY!!! I think the
energy from the girls helped her out. Lexi, along with the girls were
spoiled to say the least!! Here are a few pictures of Lexi opening her
gifts and the girls trying to help her out!! We are off to Maui for from R
& R and Lexi will be staying with my parents in Summerland and is looking
forward to seeing their dog Sheba. Take care, have a very Happy New Year
and we will send some pics from Maui upon our return!!

Cor, Brent, Ava, Tess and Lexi!

PS hope you received your 2009 and 2010 Christmas cards!!! Better late than
never (and never was pretty close!!!)

Cassie's Christmas winter wonderland...

Dear Uncle Chris – I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and tell you about my very first snow day. We awoke the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to all of this wonderful, cold, and wet white stuff all over the place. Mom & Dad said it was something called ’snow’ and they let me romp and play in it for awhile. I really liked running and stopping very fast to see it fly up and around me. WOW! This white world is nothing unusual for my brother Gavin, but we usually miss it when we’re traveling in warmer climates. You’re a lucky boy, Gavin!

I’m also sending you a picture of me with my absolutely favorite toy, my wubba kong. When the liquid sunshine hits here a little too hard, I can always have fun and get my exercise playing fetch with my wubba. I can even shake it just like it’s a squirrel and usually do just that on each and every return trip. I really am one lucky little Westie.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Sending lots of hugs your way,

Bill & Debbie Whittaker (and Cassie, too!)
RV Having Fun Yet?

Better late than never...?

Hello Chris,
Hope all is well. Wendell sure is a cutie! He's so loveable. Thanks


Meanwhile in Sunny warm Phoenix..

After a day of grooming at my friend Karen Whalen's home Pepper goes home noticeably happier with her family... hehe

Update on Bart...


In week 2 Bart has become much more comfortable with our family and has adjusted well to the house. Here he is chilling on the couch with me.

We take 2-3 walks a day in our neighborhood and I've even hired a dog sitter to care for Bart when I have to be away. (Right now they are in the "getting to know you" stage.)
What a great little pup!
Best wishes for a great Holiday!

A Westie snow day in Kelowna Canada..

Hi Chris,

Remember us, your friends from Kelowna!!! Sorry it has been soooo long,
never a dull moment!! All is well here, the girls are great and enjoying
school and Lexi is enjoying the girls!! We started with snowy weather last
weekend and it has kept going. Today the girls and Lexi were playing in the
back yard and the snow was great for snowman making and for Lexi to collect
in her fur!! We had quite a laugh when her snow balls got so big that
playing fetch was more than she could handle. I have included some pictures
of the girls with Lexi and her "snowballs"!!

Hope all is well in your world!!
Take care!
Corrine, Brent, Ava, Tess and Lexi!