Isabelle is co owned with Roland Vencel
This young lady is a the extreme combination of her mom and dad. Boatloads of prey and defense drive. She lives in an apartment, but gets worked and exercised daily. She's not for the faint of heart, and shows plenty of potential in work. She is smaller than her littermate Sadie, in the very fit muscular 66 lb female, but very well put together with a really pretty head. She is with a brand new handler so her training will be stretched over time, and it's a learn as he goes process.
Very serious yet goofy, confident boy, not afraid of anything. He is a very big dog, with super structure, that will bring balance to our program. He is our active guard dog, and we also have started working him in protection. He has a lot of intensity and tends to work more on the civil side with solid nerve, but with a tonne of natural prey drive. Our focus in the next year is to get some control on him and continue to work him in protection, and we will get him on hogs again.
Now NKC Grand Champion after winning Best in Show Standard at NKC Nationals in Alabama under Richard Shook. In April, he won Best Standard Puppy in two shows at the North Carolina Spectacular under Alan Scott & Bob Emmell April 2016. Won Best Standard Adult at just 12 months at Canadian Rumbull ABRA show in May 2016, plus 2 2nds. In 2017 he has earned all 5 legs towards his Grand Champion. He has taken a second (to our other dog Blue) in Irondog, as well as a 1st in ID Triathlon with very minimal training. He has earned his IDTT, DHT & ATAN. As of Feb 2019 he has 2 legs towards his Supreme Grand Champion with NKC.
Skully has taken to being our guard dog and has handled the summer heat with ease. He's a very sociable dog with people, but also extremely confident and protective of our property. He is learning and doing super in PSA training...our biggest challenge will be his obedience, as we started later than ideal, and control is challenging with how intense of a dog he is working. He has proven himself already on raccoons and hogs and is very promising. Also introduced to agility and weight pull at a young age and shows amazing promise if we can just get him to work on our terms not his :) He has sired 2 litters, and they show great promise in both work and show! He is the sire to Isabelle, Sadie & Aurora pictured below. And Sandhill Kennels in South Carolina has a promising littermate male to Aurora, named Darwin.
2019 Show Results
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Co owned with Tracey Hughes, now handled by Marcel Villanueva.
Being trained in Schutzhund. Very promising young female, happy go lucky with super prey drive and athleticism. Very bouncy and social. A wee bit challenging in terms of thinking for herself and giving the bulldog finger to her handler, but already showing excellent potential in both bitework and tracking. She's recently changed handlers within the household, and sometimes that's what it takes to get the most out of her. I'm more than grateful to Tracey Hughes and Marcel Villanueva for the opportunity they are providing her to learn and be her best self.
I can't say enough about this amazing young female. With limited handling, she absolutely rocked her first show with 3 Best in Show Standard Puppy wins to become a Junior CH. She followed suit next show winning Best Standard Female, then a Best in Show, Champion class win and a Best in Breed. Next show she won her CH classes and Best in Breed again. Show 4 in North Carolina, she was fortunate to win a huge and very competitive CH class against some really nice mature males at only 15 months! She's just one CH class win from her Grand at under 1.5 years before she even 'popped'. Judges, competitors and all who met her LOVED her happy personality and structure. She's rock solid, stable, and so well put together. She stood in the Best in Breed Ring amongst mature males with the most beautiful movement and certainly fit in!
Co owned with Todd & Lauren Gagnon's family
Sadie lives in a family home and is a perfect fit for their family of 6. She is a big girl with phenomenol structure. She stands about 24" tall and in fit condition would be about 80 lbs. She has great prey drive and has been tested as a youngster and shows good defense drive also, however her family's goals are to have a super family companion. She can go from chasing critters, to calming down her special children that need extra attention in a flash. Hard to pick this girl apart structurally, and temperament wise she is bang on stable and smart as a whip!
Birthdate: June 16, 2015
PDC-SD, WTE, OBT, ID3 (Ranked), GDT, IDTT, UWP, UAG1, ATAN
PennHIP 0.23/0.38, OFA GOOD (Prelim) OFA Elbows/Cardiac Normal ,
Blue is a very eager to please dog always wanting to be glued to your side. He is a bouncy kinda dog, and will gladly relax at your foot in the house. He will do ANYTHING you ask of him very happily from agility to weightpull to protection training to just being a fun family dog. In just 4.5 months of weekly training after some basic foundation, we were able to trial at a PSA trial and earn his PDC-SD (Protection Dog Certificate - Sleeve Division), which coincidentally was 2.5 weeks after life saving obstruction surgery. We will be pushing forward to train him on suit now and train for his PSA1. In just 3 short weeks we trained him to his UWP (first level of UKC weightpull and he did with ease). We also on a whim entered him in a UKC Agility trial and he had super results in all his legs earning his UAG1. He has a very strong ball & prey drive and is very attentive to Stephanie particularly, however he's also a very social dog that can hop right into the car beside our son after doing bitework.
He has had phenomenol conformation results with highlights earning his Champion and Grand Champion NKC Conformation title in 2017, as well as winning Best in Breed at Carolina Spectacular, Quebec Fall Bull & the Florida NKC Shows, and Best in Show at Grand River Kennel Club October 2016 UKC Show beating over 200 dogs in a variety of breeds and working purposes. Blue has 4/5 wins towards his Supreme Grand Champion as of February 2019.
Blue has now earned his PDC-SD, NWDA OBT & WTE, as well as his Irondog ID3 (Ranked 1st & 2X 2nd), GDT, IDTT, UAG1, UWP and his ATAN .
He has been tested on hogs with a good start. He has sired 2 litters with Masterbully in Quebec & Chestnuts Little Indians Bulldogs in Germany and I really like what I'm seeing so far!