SSRRC REGIONAL SPECIALTY and

ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

December 15 - 16, 2017

The Bindura girls did great at the Specialty and Royal Canin

Rooney showed Thursday at the Central FL Kennel Club and was Select bitch in a lovely competitve group of Specials.  She made the cut in the Breed ring at the Specialty and at Royal Canin.  We are excited for this young girl's future.

Bindi showed at the SSRRC Specialty and was 2nd in the Veteran Sweeps and 3rd in the Regular Sweeps.  What matters more is that she had fun!

Meera showed only at Royal Canin and in a large Open bitch class, she was awarded 3rd place.

 

MS GULFPORT KENNEL CLUB

December 10 - 11, 2017

 Incredible week end.

On Saturday. Matt and Rooney were Owner Handled Best of Breed and then went on to win a Group One.  On Sunday, Matt and Rooney were Best Owner Handled in Show!  

 

SSRRC AKC Coursing

October 14 & 15, 2017

 

Meera was Best of Breed BOTH days at the SSRRC AKC Lure Coursing event in Weirsdale, FL.  

 

AND, Rooney (pictured below)  earned her Junior Courser title that same week end.  Sister Harper earned her JC, too

 

2017 NATIONAL SPECIALTY

Portland, OR

September 16-23, 2017

 

We had great fun driving across the country to Portland, OR.  Meera had a fantastic time at the Lure Coursing and placed 3rd in the Field Champion class..  SHe also made a big cut in the Open Bitch class and made it down to 10 in a class of 26.  So proud of her.  Rooney showed well, but did not make a cut.  She had fun on the beaches of California, Oregon, in the Redwoods and in the mountains of Idaho.  

 

 

CAROLINA  AFGHAN HOUND CLUB AKC COURSING

June 10 & 11, 2017

 

Meera was Best of Breed both days running on the hills of "Big Pretty"  This will put her back in the #1 spot for AKC coursing for Ridgebacks

 

GREATER VALLEY FORGE RR CLUB AKC COURSING
SOMERSET, NJ
APRIL 15 & 16, 2017

We made it to Somerset, NJ after a 14 hour drive up from Perry.  Meera was 3rd in the Field Champions on Saturday and on Sunday, she stunned us all and won Best of Breed!! She also had an awesome Best in Field run!

Meera is currently the #1 AKC Ridgeback in Lure Coursing and another brag is that she is the fastest Ridgeback recorded at the FAST CAT going 28.10 mph.  A lor of power in that small package,

PERRY, GA Shows April 12, 13 and 14
 
We spent 3 days in Perry where Rooney earned her Grand Champion title at just over 10 months old.  We believe she is among the youngest GCH Ridgebacks - if not the youngest - to attain this title.  In Perry, Rooney was handled by good friend, Cassandra Carpenter because Matt could not make the shows.

On Wednesday, Rooney was Best of Opposite sex over some pretty darn nice bitches, including some that are  ranked in the Top 20 of the breed.  On Thursday, she was Select, again, over nice bitch competition.  On Friday, she was pulled with 2 other bitches, our of 7 Special bitches in the ring, and was considered for placement, but came up short.  Not to worry.  She made her mark.

We left Perry and headed north to Somerset New Jersey where Meera has some brags of her own.


RUSSET HITS THE RING RUNNING

Great news from Edison, NJ. Russet (pink/yellow), Bindura's Song of Ice and Fire at Regal, was Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite over a special to earn a 4 point major in her debut week end.
Russet is owned by Gail James and handled by Mingus's owner, Christen Fleming.
Way to go, team! 



DAVIE, FL
March 25 & 26

Two shows in one day on Saturday!

Meera is Winners Bitch at the Davie pm show for 2 points. Expertly handled by Cassandra Carpenter. 

Rooney goes Best of Breed down in Davie at the Saturday am show and the Sunday show. 



A BIG TEXAS WEEK END
March 5 & 5

 
Matt and I traveled to Florence, Texas to judge for the Alamo Area Whippet Club's coursing week end.  In the process, on Saturday, Meera was Best of Breed in a field of 12 Ridgebacks. Meera also earned her MC (Master Courser) title.  

 
ROONEY IS A NEW AKC CHAMPION
 
At the tender age of 8 months and 2 weeks, Rooney earned her AKC Championship by going WB/BOW at the Lakeland show on Saturday under hound breeder, Pat Trotter.  This was Rooney's 5th major and she finished with all majors.  The next day, she was BOS/BOBOH for her first 4 Grand Champion points under Hound breeder, Patti Neale.  On MOnday, she added 2 more GCH points.  

NEWS FROM THE FIELD!

MEERA IS A NEW ASFA FIELD CHAMPION


Meera entered the realm of being a Field champion both in AKC and ASFA.  
BooBoo (Rollin x Bindi) ran her heart out at the SSRRC CAT and FAST CAT tests in Lakeland. Boo earned her CA title and is on her way to her BCAT title. So incredibly proud of this girl and the amazing job her dads are doing. 
What a Fabulous Brooksville
January 12 to January 21, 2017
 
For the first time ever, we entered all of the days at Brooksville for the Winter Circuit.  10 shows in 14 days.  Rooney walked away with 3 more majors and now sits 1 point from her AKC conformation Championship.  Meera only showed 2 of the days and met her new handler, Cassandra Carpenter.  She was in the ribbons the first day and the next day won her competitive Open class and went RWB!!  


Rooney with her 2nd, third and 4th major
 And Meera's stash

ROONEY STARTS HER SHOW CAREER WITH A BANG!!!
 
Rooney started off her first show week-end with a great result.  At the SSRRC Regional Specialty, she was Best of Opposite in Puppy Sweeps. The next day, December 17, 2016, Rooney was Winners Bitch for a 5 point major at the AKC National Championship.