Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another new champion for Thumper

Got word on Sunday afternoon that Thumper son UKC Ch. Milwin Monarch of Dove Creek, or Monarch, completed his AKC championship under judge Dorothy Collier. He had needed only a major for a couple of months and they were not materializing but this weekend it all came together. Congratulations must be made to Lisa Friel, his owner and most of the time his handler, though for this final major he was handled by Becky Lueth.

This gives Thumper, in his 2 litters, 2 ASCA Champions, 2 AKC champions, and a daughter with most of her ASCA points and some AKC points. So grateful to the breeders (Debbie Mills and Valerie Yates)  who bred to him and placed the hopefuls in the homes that pursued their dreams with their puppies.

Thanks to Laurie Shuren for this photo

Thanks to Karen Kollmer for this photo.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

New Champion for Thumper!

I just got the news last evening that Lock CKC Ch/AKC GrCh Ninebark Cops and Robbers is now also an ASCA Champion, going BOB over several specials for a 5 point major last evening at the Outback ASC show in Minnesota. So proud, with Thumper's very limited opportunities as a sire this is gratifying news indeed. Thanks to owners Nancy Temple (owner-handler all the way) and Mike Cavey, as well as co-owner/breeder Valerie Yates.
Lock at a show in Canada a few months back, handled as always by Nancy.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Newsy News

A little update on Inkwell doin's this late spring.

Luster is now AKC/ASCA Ch. Milwin Inkwell Iridescent, having completed his akc championship with Maria Neff in May.
I also had Thumper showing in Obedience competition and at the Oriole DTC shows in May, he earned his final 2 qualifying legs to finish his AKC CD. I also had him at an ASCA trial during May where we earned one leg toward his ASCA CD.  Now we are working on Open training and starting some of the exercises he will have to perform for a Utility title. But for now Thumper is now AKC Gr.CH/ASCA multiple PremierCh/CKC BISS Ch. Inkwell's Tom-tom CD. Whew!

Meanwhile Ribbon's son Sammy (Inkwell's Imagine That, AKC UD, RE) is working toward his UDX with owner Donna Johnson, and Favor ( Inkwell Milwin Token of Affection NA, NAJ) continues to excel in agility with her owner Julie Rigby. Favor has asca agility titles as well but I don't have a current list of them!

I hope to have some interesting news in a few weeks! In meantime the dogs will enjoy their summer while training and playing.