- January 17th and 18th, 2009 Central Iowa Kennel Club
Great way to start the year. Ellie went Winners Bitch on Sunday for her third Major. She now needs only a couple points to finish. She was Reserve on Saturday to a Bitch brought down by George Huddle.
Magic looked beautiful, but Liz had Vegas looking very well, he went BOB both days and had Group placements. Ellie was held out, waiting for the National
- April 4th
"Sunshine" Ch Justa Lil Sunshine comes to visit! We hope to see the first puppies out of Magic in a couple months!. Practice run. Fall litter planned.
- April 11th Ottumwa Kennel Club
- April 18th and 19th. Waterloo Kennel Club
Good show. Liz came and went BOB both days, although I could see it was a tough decision for the judge on Sunday. George also came down and we had a good time with him and Gretchen. Cinder placed third both days in her class. She looked good.
- April 24th and 25th Marshalltown Kennel Club
Nice shows. Magic went BOB both days (#21 and 22). Cinder was BOS both days. Linda Shedd came and we got to see Z and Zoey in Rally. Fun
- May 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Praieland Regional Specialty. SSCA National Specialty. Greater Pittsburgh Regional Specialty. (See Pictures!)
Great three days of Specialties. This was actually a five show weekend, but we only showed three days. Ellie and Magic we showed at all three Specialties. We showed Cinder on Sunday only. Luis also showed on Saturday in Juniors. So it was a pretty busy weekend. Dogs all showed very well even though we didn't bring home any prizes to show for it. Great dogs and huge entries. We met up with old friends and made some new. Wonderful weekend!!!
- June 20th and 21st. Hawkeye Kennel Club, Iowa City.
Saturday was nothing Special. Odd judging. But Sunday was Wonderful! Cinder placed in her class. Ellie won her class, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex for her fourth Major and finishing her Championship. (See picture of new Champion). Not to be out done, Magic won Best of Breed over two Group winning Specials and wen on to his first Group placement ... a Group 4. (See Group picture). Great day in the sweltering heat!
- July 11th and 12th. Kishwaukee Kennel Club
Long drive but worth the trip. Magic did awesome. He went BOB both days and looked beautiful in the group ring. Cinder did well as well. She went BOS both days and I think Roger Hartinger was looking her over closely on Sunday for the Breed. (See picture of Cinder)
- August 29th and 30th. Tri City/ Cedar Rapids Kennel Club.
Great day on Saturday for Cinder. She won her class and went on to Winners bitch over an entry of 6 to get a 3 point Major. We were very proud of how she showed! (See Major picture). She should have won on Sunday too .... but that's a dog show!
- September 5th and 6th. Des Moines Kennel Club
- September 12th and 13th. Rochester Kennel Club.
We pulled entries for Saturday because of a judging change. But Cinder did well again on Sunday by going Reserve Winners again.
- October 10th and 11th. Mason City Kennel Club.
Keeping Cinder in front of the judges for exposure and she does well again. Going Winners Bitch and BOS both days for a couple more points. She needs but one Major to finish.
- October 17. Sunshine (Ch Justa Lil Sunshine) comes to visit!
We actually went to pick her up on our annual Fall trip. We met with Cathy and her husband in 'Apple country' of Wisconsin. They gave us a beautiful and tasty tour of the country side. Sunshine had a productive visit to meet up with Magic. There should be a litter of puppies around Christmas time! See the litter page for these exciting pups!
- October 31. Cinder visits Von Link Kennels to be bred
We took Cinder up to be bred to her Grandfather, Can & Am Ch Wow-wows Oh Yes (Odin). Cecelia is a friend from way back and it was nice to spend a bit of time with her. Cinder and Odin had a productive meeting and there should be a litter of beautiful linebred pups shortly after New years! See the litter page for these exciting pups!
- December 1st Magic goes up to visit Katie (Ch Von Hoedl's Katie)
We let George Huddle borrow Magic for a few days to breed to his Katie. George is a good SS friend form the Mineapolis area. This breeding should produce some very special puppies. We are excited to see what this combination will produce. See the litter page these exciting pups!
- December 28th Magic/Sunshine pup arrives
One healthy, beautiful pup comes into the world. Cathy will keep this special girl. We hope to see them in the show ring soon!!!
- December 28th. Cinders pups are born. Yes the same night.
One sleepless night delivering eight beautiful puppies. Six boys and two girls. Pups and mother are doing fine. We will have thousands of pictures so go to the puppy page and look. We are still looking for a few good homes for these special pups!