Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Another couple of years has passed. I read what I wrote in 2015 and unfortunately I have to repeat a comment. Again I was told by a judge that they just can't get past the erect ear. So much for judging the dog?
2016 passed very quickly. I think that seems to be connected to the older I get the faster time flies. It was a good year though as I finished the championship title on Sadie (Annacott Andali Such a Surprise) the first week-end at the dog shows. That same week-end Casey (Annacott Animato Catch U Later) picked up her first points towards her title. The next week-end out she finished her title in grand style by picking up a Best Puppy in Group under breeder judge Olga Gagne.
Later on in 2016 Anya (Ch. Annacott Animato All In Love) produced a lovely litter of 4 boys. We kept Gambler, (Annacott Animato Dusky Gambler) - a little phalene. He really is a joyful fellow. He picked up a BOW award at his first week-end out which was in June 2017. Now we just have to finish that title. We will see how that goes. He will be shown under select judges. I did finish Cowboy that first week-end out - Animato Annacott Lone Star. He showed like a dream. Such a handsome wee man.
The next thing on the agenda is the arrival of Faith puppies.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
A banner year for the dogs this year.
The U.S. National in Oklahoma was especially successful. Sadie (Annacott Andali Such a Surprise) placed every day she was entered. She started out on Monday and Tuesday by going 3rd both days in very strong puppy classes. She made the final cut in sweeps on Wednesday. She followed this up by winning the drop-eared class on Thursday and finally on Friday going best phalene in show. Quite a feat for such a young dog. Sadie is owned by me and bred by Cheryl Maas, Andi Meloon and myself.
Cocoa (Can. Gr Ch/Am. Gr. Ch. Animato DevineChoklat) also had a few great wins over the course of the National week. She was not entered every day as this was over a week of shows and we felt some rest was needed during this time. She finished up by going Select Bitch at the National - such excitement from all sides of the ring to see this lovely phalene do so well. Louann was over the moon as this little girl has such a huge part of her heart. Cocoa is owned and bred by Louann and me.
I did manage a couple of week-ends at Canadian dog shows and finished Ch. Annacott Animato All In Love (Anya) and Ch. Annacott Animato All Dressed Up (Aiden) as well as put most of the points on Sadie. I was a bit dismayed by comments from 2 judges while I had Sadie on the lead - to be told they prefer the ears up is really unacceptable. I must admit though, even though I have suspected this about some judges, it has never been stated openly to me before this year. To me it felt like a step backwards. I had been involved with the mentoring at the U.S. National and never felt this attitude from any of the judges. Aiden finished up #18 - not bad for a little dog who only appeared in the ring 3 times.
At the end of August, Louann and I welcomed 5 puppies from Ch. Annacott Animato Faith, sired by Marion Fords, Danny (Akai's Joy To The World ). There were 4 girls and 1 boy. So it was a busy time as there was one very small girl who needed supplemented for a few weeks and Chance who needed a bit of help for about 5 weeks. Chance/Gizmo and Chatter/Coco are now in their new homes and absolutley adored by their new owners. I have three girls with me - Christy, Chelsea and Casey.
At the end of November, Louann and I welcomed 3 puppies from Animato Annacott Hope, sired by Louann's Red ( Animato Andali Polo Red Intense) . There are 2 boys and 1 girl. Louann is looking at Texas for the theme for names. Hope and Faith are litter sisters.
This is quite a few phalene puppies to show so we will be looking for judges who will consider a phalene when handing out the winners ribbon!!!
Dave and I managed a couple of weeks in the Nova Scotia in September and were fortunate to have lovely warm fall days to enjoy the music festival and other activities. We hope to get back some day.
Dave and I arrived at our home inTexas at the end of November and it took me a few weeks to get going because of an infection but finally managed out to do some shopping the day before Scott and Steven arrived!! Talk about close timing. We do look forward to 2016 and as yet have not planned on what trips we want to do but no doubt will manage to get some travel in.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
It has been awhile since I have been on here but here goes. Louann and I went ahead and put Harmony in a Co-ownership and bred her to Am/Can. Ch. Lorah's Life Is For Livin' - a very nice typey little dog who has been siring some lovely puppies. My husband was scared of this particular little girl having puppies as he anticipated 5 puppies. Well, he was close - we got 6 puppies - 2 tri-colours and 4 red sable and white. What a fabulous litter. The red and white puppies are like peas in a pod - how to decide which to keep??? A rather pleasant conundrum. We will see when they hit the show ring which ones the judges like.
We have been showing Cocoa - aka Animato Annacott DivineChocolat - and what a star she is. She finished her Canadian title her second week-end at the shows. Along the way she got 2 Best Puppy in Group and 1 Best Puppy in Show wins. Louann loves to be on the end of the lead of this little girl. I think she is the first phalene to get a Best Puppy in Show win. Before she came out at the Canadian shows, she had a little trip south of the border to the U.S. National. Her very first show and her very first time in the ring she stood 2nd in a class of 22 puppies in the sweepstakes. She followed this up by winning the phalene match and going third in a class of 10 open drop ear females. The youngest in the ring!!! She was just over 6 months old. She is another Cindy daughter - Am. Ch.Marimar's Willow, a daughter of Ch. Apsara's Cossack Dancer.
I took Cos (Apsara's Cossack Dancer) through to Winnipeg to the Canadian National and what a time he had. It was his first time in the ring for a very long time. He followed in Halo's footsteps. Cos went BOS in Sweepstakes at the All Breed Show, Best Veteran at the Toy Dog Specialty and Best Veteran in Sweepstakes at the National. He was a very proud fellow and strutted his stuff, with lots of animation. Thank you to all the judges who had so many nice things to say about this fellow. He is leaving his mark as Cocoa and some other very nice young dogs either pointed or just about to enter the show ring are his grand-kids!!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We have enjoyed our time in Canada and are now getting things in order before we head down south again. I do have a trip to Scotland lined up for October and when I get back Dave and I will get on our way to Texas!!
Two little girls (Ch. Annacott Whimsical Vision and Ch.Annacott Alines Xia) managed to obtain their Canadian titles - I was quite pleased as we were unable to get to many shows because of family commitments. Also, another half sister to these two girls - Annacott OrahDee Zareena went BOW and BOS at her first show for a three point win.
In the wings getting ready is a little phalene puppy called Faith which is bred and co-owned with Louann Hansen.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
We are now back in Texas for another winter and enjoying our grand-son who is now 17 months old. Christmas should be exciting this year with a toddler to keep things interesting.
Xia did get into the ring at 6 months old and is now pointed and well on her way to her title. The judges have been very complimentary about this puppy. At the National she won her class and was pulled out for consideration for winners bitch. Thank you to everyone who enjoys this puppy as much as we do.
The Society puppy, Lindy Lou, is growing up - quite a cutie. Just hope she makes enough size to get into the ring.
The other news that is exciting is our Halo (Ch. Austrene Once Upon a Vision) came along to the National to support the stud dog class. I entered him in the Toy Dog Specialty where he went BOB over some of the top winning dogs from both sides of the border. He had not been in a ring for quite a number of years so to go over more than 20 specials and then on to a group 4th and Best Veteran in Show - well, we just hit cloud seven!! Amazingly he is #10 in Canada after a couple of shows. He is a special dog - thank you Marion Sloan for such a boy. He is leaving his mark on my dogs as he has some really pretty, dainty puppies.
We are looking forward to attending some Houston area shows - get the young dogs out again!!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Yes, I got the message loud clear - time to up-date my news.
Dave and I purchased our property in Texas in the Spring of 2010 so we could spend the time with our grand-son. We try to be down there for most of the winter. Being a "granny" is great fun.
2010 was a very quiet year at the dog shows as I just took in a couple of shows and showed Casper (Ch. Baysamme Annacott Casper) and most times in the ring Casper took a group placement. He ended up in the top 20 after a couple of week-ends - not bad for a little dog.
2011 has been very exciting. I finsihed titles on Ch. Annacott Alines Kalani and Alines Xeddicus as well as almost completing title requirements on my young female, Annacott Whimsical Vision. I managed this in 4 week-ends of dog shows. And just to make things really exciting, the little tri-colour Annaclott Alines Xia has now turned six months and is ready for the show ring. She should be a lot of fun to show as she has ATTITUDE!!!!
Aline Viau and I have applied for a R.O.M.C. on Alines Patreece of Annacott as she is the dam of 7 champions, with another puppy pointed. This puppy should finish her title easily as she already has a Best Puppy in Group win. In fact, Patci has producedf 5 puppy in group winners. Patci was line-bred to breed on and she certainly did that producing some lovely dogs including Am.Can Ch. Annacott Society Girl. In her final litter she produced a phalene female - so hopefully this puppy can be successfully incorporated into the phalene programme.
For those of you who have asked me for the last few years if Am/Can Ch Annacott Society Girl has had puppies - well the answer to that question is YES. I finally have a Society puppy - a very promising red and white girl. This is a long awaited puppy. I am thrilled with this.
The other big news is my purchase of the phalene - Am Ch. Marimars Willow - sired by my Ch. Apsaras Cossack Dancer. So really looking forward to producing some nice phalene puppies and getting back in the ring with a "moth" at the end of the lead.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This year has been fairly quiet as I have not bred any litters. I did see a little dog that I quite fancied and managed to share ownership of him with his breeder Samme Bradsahw. This little dog is called Baysamme Annacott Casper and has been fun. Casper and I headed off to the U.S. National Specialty without any training classes or attending any shows as there was neither of these things available here in Grand Forks. The little dog made quite an impression as he made the cuts in both the sweepstakes and regular classes. A few weeks later we went to the Canadian National and that was more experience under our belts. Then the big outing down to the Regional specialty in Enumclaw. Casper by this time was hitting his stride and did really well including winning best in sweepstakes on Sunday. Now I felt it was about time to try a regular all breed show, so off we went and Casper went Best of Winners all days for 6 points. He is quite a the little showy guy and carries himself really well showing off his really nice length of neck.
This year as it was so quiet on the dog front I decided to try for an American championship on my Ch. Annacott Society Girl. She went doen to the States in the middle of April and picked up her first 4 point major the first week-end in the ring and by the middle of May, Society had attained her championship. Along the way she picked up 3 - 4 point majors. This was in region 8 the toughest region where you have to beat 25 bitches to get that 4 points. What a trouper. She had not been on a lead for a few years and stepped in the ring again as if she had never left off her winning ways.
Dave and I did manage a fabulous trip to Scotalnd and Ireland this summer. We spend some days in Glasgow doing the party routine and meeting up with friends. Then we went over to Ireland, to our home on Lough Rea, and had a great time with friends on their boat, lying out on the deck sunning and barbecueing with friends and family, visiting Limerick and then the last few days in Dublin. Dublin is one of my favorite cities and what is Dublin without visiting a few pubs, seeing a Sheridan play and a little boat ride down the Liffey!! Our son, Scott, came over too - so we certainly had time for a few chats on our walks!!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
It has been three years since I up-dated this, so please bear with me and hopefully have some fun as I share some of my experiences over the last three years.
At the beginning of 2006 there were two litters born - the first a phalene litter. The sire was Akai's I Think I'm Not and the dam Ch. Annacott Genevieve which produced two female puppies - Rebel and Rumour. The next litter was sired by Ch. Austrene Once Upon A Vision out of Ch. Alines Patreese By Annacott and there were two males and a female, Simon, Smudgie and Society. Four of these puppies obtained their titles, Ch. Rumour Has it, Ch. Anncott Society Girl, Ch Anncott Show Stopper and Ch. Annacott Steal the Show. What fun they were!!
At the beginning of 2007 - surprise - an unexpected litter and from that litter came little Christie, Ch. Annacott Uptown Girl. She may be a small little girl but she showed like a dream and won many hearts. Since that time the breeding has taken a hiatus so that we can do other things.
2008 was a very big year for us. We sold our place in DeWinton and moved out to lovely riverside place in beautiful British Columbia. The really big thing was our daughter's wedding in November 2008!! It was in Galveston, Texas and we were so pleased that so many people flew in from all over the globe!!!
So we will be entering 2009 in a week or so and I have no plans for more litters as we plan to do a fair bit of travelling. Hopefully we get back to our place in Ireland and possibly a trip to Australia!! We will see how it goes.
Saturday, December 31, 2005
Friends have been telling me it is two years since I worked on this page so I guess that means I have two years worth of « happenings » going on to report!!!!
In 2004 I managed a few shows and finished six dogs to their titles. The litter sister and brother, Keeley and Kahlua finished their title in great style. They are sired by Ch. Animato Annacott Nakiska (Kiska) out of Ch. Annacott Devil in Disguise (Angel). Then Ch. Annacott Devil in Disguise was mated with Ch. Apsaras Cossack Dancer and this litter produced Am./Can. Ch. Annacott Maestro. This is Cos’s first puppy and it sure augured well for the future. Ch. Annacott Maestro is co-owned with Samme Bradshaw.
Another dog to finish his title in a couple of shows was Ch. Austrene Once Upon a Vision (Halo), the young fellow bred by Marion Sloan in Ireland. What a good-looking boy he has turned out to be and he is siring lovely puppies.
Ch. Animato Creole Belle, co-bred and co-owned with Louann Hansen, also finished her title in great fashion.
The year 2005 started off well and even though I only managed a couple of week-ends at the dog shows and a day or two here and there, again there were six dogs that finished their titles.
The first two to finish were litter sisters Legacy and Limerick. They are sired by Ch. Animato Annacott Nakiska and are out of Ch. Annacott Gabriella. Limerick is co-owned with Rich and Sue Muchowski. Legacy is co-owned with Janene Burwash. They finished the same week-end. Then I put out Minifee Doctor Evil (Sasha), a lovely typey, sound little phalene. Sasha group placed from the classes and finished his title with a 5 point win by going Best of Winners at the Regional Specialty. With nothing to show and it just the beginning of the summer, I started out Sasha’s mother Annacott Genevieve. Because of an accident in the summer of 2004 she had needed some time to recover from her injuries and grow back the coat and fringes which had all been shaved off. Anyway, after a couple of week-ends she had also gained her championship and finished her title by going Best of Breed over the specials!!
I was now out of dogs to show so Patci (Alines Patreece By Annacott) arrived to be shown. Well, two week-ends later and the first day at Cranbrook where she went Best of Winners for 4 points – she also was champion!!! Patci is co-owned and co-bred with Aline Cavner.
The last dog to finish was Ch. Annacott Maestro. Maestro went down with a friend to the States and 5 shows and 4 majors later – he was an American champion. This was quite a feat for the little showman.
For the future we have some outstanding Ch. Apsara Cossack Dancer puppies in both the U.S. and Canada. Also, hopefully Maestro leaves some lovely show puppies down South as well as the nice puppies sired by him in Canada!!! There is also some lovely Halo (Ch. Austrene Once Upon A Vision) puppies that should be entering the show ring next year!!! So maybe this coming year I will have enough dogs to keep me busy!!!
Saturday, January 3, 2004
We did have some fun with dogs in 2003 even though we managed only a few shows. At the Canadian National, held in Calgary on July 31st, we were quite successful. I had a out a young phalène who had just turned a year old, named Annacott Indigo, who went Best in Sweepstakes and made the cut for Best in Breed. I had a 7 month old red sable and white male, Annacott Kahlua, out who went Reserve Winners dog. Also Annacott Jiminy Cricket won his puppy sweepstakes class.
Another dog to be mentioned is Ch. Annacott Jitterbug, who went out for one week-end and managed to get his championship title that week-end.
I was through in Abbotsford, British Columbia judging some sweepstakes when I saw a beautiful papillon competing in the next ring. Well, needless to say I am now the very proud co-owner of this dog. He is Ch. Aspara Cossack Dancer and finished his championship at 7 months old. He went BOW in Abbotsford and then went out one more week-end and went back to back BOW for 2 - 4 point wins to complete his championship. He is a beautiful red sable and white and I hope to have lots of fun with him in the future.
Wednesday, January 1, 2003
We are looking forward to another year showing some new very promising puppies. This was a busy year for me with litters as for the last few years I have only had one litter a year but in 2002 had three litters!! So now to get them out in the show ring. The sire of all the litters was Ch. Animato Annacott Nakiska. The first litter born on Canada day was produced by Annacott Mhairhi Nan Oran and consisted of two girls and a boy. I hope both females, Indira and Indigo will be shown in 2003. The next babies to appear were produced by Ch. Annacott Gabriella on August 31st. Gabie is my spoiled little pet and I was so pleased when she produced three boys. The boys are Jitterbug (a red sable and white), Jiminy Cricket (a black and white that looks as if he might be a phalène) and the sweet little fella called Jive Talkin (a black and white papillon). Then to finish of the year the lovely tri-colour Ch Annacott Devil in Disguise had two dark chocolate and white pups - a girl and a boy who look very promising at this young age. Angel's puppies were born in December and everyone seems to want to come visiting to see these special little pups. I finished Ch. Alines Keefer at Annacott in November and put a few more points on my little phalène Minifee Brooklyn at Annacott. We did not go to many shows after the pups were born as they managed to keep me busy at home.
Wednesday, August 28, 2002
This year has been quite exciting so far. I had Minifee Brooklyn at Annacott out at the Red Deer Show (the week-end of the Papillon Guild of Alberta's Specialty) and she took Best of Winners and Best of Opposite for a 4 point win. Then I took her down to the U.S. Specialty in Kansas City where she came second in a strong class of 5 phalènes. Just after that she blew her coat during her cycle so was pulled for the rest of the summer but is now looking forward to going back and finishing up her championship.
I managed a week-end away to show Alines Keefer of Annacott and at the first show of the week-end he placed 4th in group from the puppy class. He managed to get 9 points during the week-end. At the same shows Annacott Gabriella picked up 7 points to finish her championship.
Annacott Mhairi Nan Oran (Diva) had three puppies on Canada Day (July 1st). The sire is Ch. Animato Annacott Nakiska. The pups are a red sable and white female, a black and white female and a sable and white male. It looks as if the black and white and sable and white will both be phalènes and the little red sable and white girl will be a papillon.
Thursday, December 27, 2001
This year was quite quiet on the papillon and phalène front as I was busy breaking and training a young Arabian gelding. This is a project that had been postponed for too long as I bred this little guy nine years ago!! Anyway, we had a lot of fun until a very unfortunate accident at the stable where he was boarded put a stop to our progress. This accident happened just before Christmas and I was so looking forward to getting a lot of riding time in during my Christmas break. The good news is that Raja, my horse, is getting better - the bad news is that the nerve damage is permanent. That sure puts a stop to my plans for showing him next year.
As to the papillons it was a slow start as Gabriella took a long time to get her huge ears up! She started in the show ring at the end of the year and is now half way to her title. I have with me just now two beautiful little boy puppies, Kaleb and Keifer, who are 4 1/2 months old. I hope both will be shown next year.
As for the phalènes, it has been a very promising year. I have a lovely little girl Minifee Brooklyn at Annacott who is just about ready for the show ring. She is a little French girl as both her sire and dam were imported from France. She was bred by Edith Bottineau and is co-owned by Edith and me. I also have two very promising puppies who are now 2 weeks old. The little girl is a red sable with black mask and the boy is black and white. The pictures and pedigrees of these new puppies can be seen elsewhere on my web page.
Saturday, September 8, 2001
The year 2000 was very good year for the Annacott papillons. I had two little puppies out for a few shows and they did really well. Ch.Animato Annacott Nakiska (6th generation of Annacott papillons) finished very quickly and went Best of Winners at the Papillon Guild of Alberta Specialty. To follow this up I took out a very young puppy - Ch.Annacott Devil in Disguise (Angel) and she finished in a couple of week-ends and was winners bitch at the Papillon Canada National Specialty. Ch. Annacott Devil in Disguise, Angel, went down to the U.S. National in May and was 4th in her puppy class. At the follow-up Alamo specialty Angel again took 4th place in the 12-18 month class. Two puppies, Annacott Gabriella and Minifee Brooklyn at Annacott, are awaiting their turn in the ring. "Gabie" is a lovely black and white papillon and "Brooklyn" is a tri-colour phalène.