Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jam turns 4!

Photos by Michael Demkiw
Hard to believe that our little purple collared puppy is now four years old! Jam is so special to us in more ways than I can describe. She is our keeper from our very first litter, our first home bred champion bitch and our first registered Delta Therapy dog. Additionally, she is talented, versatile and beautiful whether appearing in high fashion ads or gaiting around the show ring! She also has a sweet and calm temperament but can turn on the drive when necessary.
Jam with Steve Lane, owner/breeder handler of Parker, Jam's sire, who helped finish Jam's championship by putting her two majors on her. Jam will be selectively specialed, while pursuing her Excellent level agility titles and Senior Hunter title. Join us for Jam session!

Jam is Multiple Best of Breed Winner, CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,CD,JH,OA,OAJ,SD,VX

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday to our Rockstars!

The Hendrix litter at 36 days old
Happy 4th Birthday to our first litter - our Jimi Hendrix song theme litter (Parker, GCH HiBourne's It's All About Me, BROM x Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress, CD,RN,OA, OAJ,V, BROM) that produced six amazing rock stars and forged wonderful friendships!
  • " Jam," CH Grayhart's Purple Haze,CD,JH,OA,OAJ ,SD, VX, Delta Therapy Dog, 
  • "Marshall", CH Grayhart's In From the Storm, 
  • "Sky", CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH, TD, NA,NAJ,NSD, NRD,   CGC,VX, 
  • "Monty", Grayhart's Stone Free,JH,CGC, 
  • "Ranger", Grayhart's Midnight Lightening (specialty major pointed)
  • "Mia", Grayhart's American Woman (showgirl in training)
May the good times continue!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts!

Trixie with her 1st place and new title ribbons!
Happy Mother's Day!

We spent Mother's Day at the Nutmeg Portuguese Water Dog Club (PCNUT) Agility trial held at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights, NY.  It was a hot day in the 80's but that didn't deter agility enthusiasts from all over the tri-state area and it was terrific to see many friends and their talented dogs.

We had a successful day and I'm proud to announce that Trixie, CH GraytSky's I'm Not Really A Waitress,CD,RN,OA,OAJ,V BROM, completed her Open Agility Jumpers With Weaves (OAJ) title with a 1st place!!!
Trixie's daughter, Jam, also had a terrific day and in her Excellent A Jumpers with Weaves run qualified with a 2nd place to earn her 2nd Exc A JWW leg.  One more and she'll earn her AKC Agility Excellent Jumpers (AXJ) title.
And one of Trixie's other daughters and Jam's littermate, Sky, CH Grayhart Lightfoot Early Morning Rain,RN,JH,TD,OA,OAJ,VX, also had a fun agility weekend in South Carolina.  Sky made her debut in Open Agility Standard and JWW.  Although she didn't qualify, she made owner/handler Debbie proud by running well, with focus and drive, and received many compliment.  As we all know, agility is a learning process and there are always new skills to teach our dogs as we move up in levels as well as to continue to reinforce obstacles and handler skills.

In the conformation ring, Ranger, Grayhart's Midnight Lightening, Jam & Sky's littermate, competed in a conformation match on Long Island and handled by owner Veronika, earned a Group 3!  Congratulations to Veronika and Ranger!