The New York series of Shows in February were a marvelous showing of KBPride puppies, their debut in the Big Apple! The Progressive Dog show BOB title went to Ernie, Jolainey Touch of Evan, bred by Debbie Coole. KBPride Rattlebridge Fergus was right on Ernie’s heels with the Winners Dog title.
Meadowlands Specialty Show was also a sweet showing for KBPride in that Fergus, KBPride Rattlebridge Fergus, dazzled Judge Joan Scott who granted him the Best in Sweepstakes title. What an honor! Thank you Judge Scott! Judge Luc Boileau awarded our darling little Chloe, KBPride LaPerle, the Select Bitch title and our young boy, KBPride Scottish Warrior’s Wise Lion, aka Zazu, the title of Best of Opposite Sex Puppy. We thank both Joan Scott and Luc Boileau for appreciating the qualities of our home bred fuzzy children.
The highlight of the Big Apple experience was, of course, Westminster. What an honor it has been to be at Westminster each year since 2013. In 2013, our Kingsley, GCH CH We-Syng Royal Etiquette, then rated #1 Cavalier all systems, made his cuts but did not place. In 2014, our gorgeous boy, Kinvaar Make Pretend, then ranked #4 Cavalier all systems, received an Award of Merit. In 2015, glamor girl Gabby, Wandris Buttons and Bows, was awarded the coveted Best of Opposite Sex Award. Last year, our home bred girl, Olivia aka KBPride Etiquettes Royal Maiden, made her cuts. This year, our two entries, Ernie (Jolainey Touch of Evan bred by Debbie Coole) and our home bred girl, Chloe, KBPride La Perle, both received ribbons! What an honor! We are so grateful to Judge Elizabeth Sweigart who awarded our sweet Ernie an Award of Merit and our beautiful Chloe the title of Select Bitch. I am so pleased that I was able to be there to witness these wins!
You’ll notice that in all of the previous text, the emphasis is on the dogs. While my very patient husband, Tom, and I rear these sweet cuddle bugs together, we could not achieve the success in the ring without our more than competent and professional handlers, Laura King and Robin Novack. These women are absolutely the best. They keep our ‘children’ healthy and happy, while teaching them ring presence and confidence. It takes a Village to bring out the best in the best that KBPride has to offer. We are grateful to share our experiences with our team members and also our puppy owners, who enjoy the best love and affection available on the planet from these affectionate and beautiful puppies.