Sunday, December 28, 2008

Recent wins!

Just got my photos from recent wins, December in Winston-Salem. Beautiful Koda got a 3 point major and handsome Merlin got a 4 point major at AWC supported entry. I am very proud of these two youngsters. Merlin now just needs one more major to finish his championship and Koda is halfway there.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Photo of Koda from recent shows

I think this photo turned out very well so wanted to share. Koda is Sachem Remarque by Sowagla, bred by Paula Miles. She is sired by my Jake, CH Fleetwood Return to Sendr and her dam is the beautiful fawn, CH Sowagla Dynia Galadriel.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shows in Virginia

Recently attended my favorite show in beautiful Leesburg, VA at the Oatlands Plantation. It is always beautiful fall colors at this time of year but the weather can be dicey as it was this time. I did my art booth there and it rained and poured rain on Saturday, but on Sunday the sun came out and it was spectacular. Then I was home for a day and off to VA Beach, VA.
I am happy to report that Pipit, Sowagla Sportingfield Tawny Pipit was WD for his first point at the Potomac Hound Show and Koda, Sachem Remarque by Sowagla ,was WB and BOW. Then on Friday, Koda was WB again for two points.

I've included a photo of the show grounds in Leesburg early Sunday morning with the mist lifting.

Here are also two photos of pups Tomas and Raven. I am having a lot of fun with these two sweeties. Aren't they cute???

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Addendum to birthday post

I meant to say all blue brindle and blue fawn litter.....sorry all you blue fawn kids! Beautiful Buoy pictured here.

Happy second birthday to one of my litters

On 10-14-06, a beautiful litter of all blue brindles was born to Blake and Ellie. Wishing a happy birthday to Callie, Trinket, Ellie, Buoy, Ranier and all the rest.

Here are photos of little Callie's birthday celebration with her wonderful owner, Myra.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More Jake babies!

Friday was a fun, whippet day! Emily Carabello brought her litter to my house, they are 12 weeks old now and I was to choose a stud fee pup. I had seen photos but this was the first time I got to see them in person and get my hands on them. I must say it really is a pretty litter, there were 4 girls and 2 boys. The sire is my Jake, Ch Fleetwood Return to Sendr and dam is UKC Ch Sowagla Moonbeam Daytripper, or Daya. Above are the three we are keeping. Tomas, Raven and Chili.
Here is cute little Tomas.
Tomas stacked, he is staying here at Sowagla.
Raven stacked, also staying here.
Chili stacked. Emily and her friend Melissa will be showing Chili.

There are a couple more pups available from Emily so email me if you want contact information.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Here are my babies

Some candid shots of Pipit and Larkin while on a walk in the country on their co-breeders farm. Everything was so green and lush and the weather beautiful. These two pups are just the sweetest (sometimes) and a handfull (sometimes). They sure look a lot alike don't they? I can't wait to show them. These two are sired by CH Fleetwood Return to Sendr and out of the lovely Australian import Calahorra Primula. I am proud to announce that daddy Jake now has his first Champion offspring. CH Appraxin Queen of the Jungle, or Blair is she is better known by her owners Justin Smithey and Calvin Perry.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Arthur

Arthur, CH Sowagla Myth Maker turned 10 on July 4th. We celebrated with extra goodies and today a photo session. Arthur is several generations of Sowagla breeding with a strong sire line of Champions and is linebred on CH Surrey Hill's Houston ROMX.

I don't have alot of baby pictures of Arthur as I didn't have a good camera at the time, but he was a standout with a lot of presence. He proved himself with that presence in the show ring and gave me some of my most thrilling wins, including an AWC supported entry win, a placement as a youngster at the AWC National, and then the following year went Winners Dog at the 2000 AWC National. He finished with three majors. Then he got a select at the Southern Specialty.

Arthur got to be a race dog for a while after finishing, competing in CWA, NOTRA and WRA. At the 2001 WRA National he received a trophy for High Scoring Bench Champion.

Arthur hasn't been used at stud extensively, but he has produced 6 Champions, more being shown and (hopefully) a litter on the way.

He is definitely King Arthur at home with my bed as his throne, there he takes his toys.... and is good about not unstuffing them, at least when they are new. He likes the ones that make funny noises the best.

Almost every day I let him run loose on the property for his "big circle" where he runs full out around our large garage and then back to the door. He really is a special guy..... Happy Birthday Arthur.

Miss Maya

Older whippets are special and I want to share some thoughts and photos.....

Miss Maya turned 10 in Nov. 2007 and so is the oldest here at Sowagla right now. She was born in Florida before I moved to North Carolina and was co-bred with Carolyn Bowers of Surrey Hill's fame. Her daddy was CH Surrey Hill Rouge of Chelsea and her mom was Lyon's-Surrey Hill's Scarlet from the successful cross of Houston ROMX and Misty's Sure to Tick ROMX. Maya was never real enthusiastic about showing but finished and became CH Sowagla Masquerade. Maya is camera shy and so it has always been difficult to get good photos of her, but she has the most beautiful eyes, so typical and sought after in a whippet, deep dark round liquid pools. Maya is quiet and unassuming and just an all-round good girl. I cherish her.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Photo from Richmond

Want to share photo of Merlin winning the points in Richmond. Had two photos taken, one each day, but this turned out the best. The judge here is Mr. Joe Tacker.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Super weekend in Richmond VA

Had great success in the ring in Richmond this past weekend. Merlin was WD/BOW on both days, adding 4 more points to his total..... now I will need to look for majors. I showed Koda (Sachem Remarque by Sowagla) on Sunday only and she got RWB. Will post photos when I get them.

Other news... Jake x Daisy pup, Winter Wren was picked up by her new owner, Barb Timm of Michigan, at the show. She has now been dubbed Flicker, which is still a bird name, and it fits her well. Here are the two of them before hitting the road.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Little news also

My boy Arthur, CH Sowagla Myth Maker is looking forward to this weekend...... it looks like he will have a lady friend visiting..... more news on his latest tryst to come.
And hopefully I will have some new puppy photos forthcoming as well. The Jake and Daisy babies are already 13 weeks. My how time flies. Jake is CH Fleetwood Return to Sendr and Daisy is Calahorra Primula, an Australian import.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sowagla Appraxin Makin' Magic

Merlin is a sweet and beautiful son of CH Sowagla Myth Maker and CH Sowagla Sportingfld Sunbonnet. I am showing him currently and he has 4 points to date. Here is a photo of my young hopeful going WD & BOW at the hound show in Raleigh last month.

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