Friday, January 09, 2015

Introducing Ch. Foxfair The Astronomer


Ch. Foxfair The Astronomer, Finishes His Championship 

At 75th Annual Rubber City Kennel Club Show


 New Champion Ch. Foxfair The Astronomer, finished his Championship by going BOB over a special at the Rubber City Kennel Club show in Tallmadge, Ohio. Shown by his co-breeder and co-owner Jeanne Buente, Galaxy went WD, BOW and BOB. He then competed in the Non Sporting Group for the first time.
The breed judge was Luc Beaulieu, well known all round judge from Canada.

Galaxy will continue to compete in agility and will make occassional appearances in the conformation ring until "he grows up a little". Galaxy is sired by Ch. Foxfair Essex and his dam is Ch. Foxfair Silent Screen Star, "Lillian" he is the first American Champion for his sire and dam.

Galaxy also has a Canadian Champion littermate, Can. Ch. Foxfair Shoot for the Stars, "Bilbo". He has a major pointed litter brother, Foxfair Motzart,  owned by Ann Miller and Jane West, and another litter brother in agility and conformation training, Foxfair Cara Screen Play, "Player", co-owned with Lynn Warren, Heather Myers and Debbie Lynch.







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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Galaxy" Foxfair The Astronomer, and Jeanne Buente, Galaxy's First Weekend Competing in Agility



 GALAXY AND JEANNE COMPETE IN AGILITY 

FIRST WEEKEND OUT THEY QUALIFY IN JW

 

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"Kip" aka Foxfair Counterpoint On His Way to Another Agility Title!


 "KIP"
Foxfair Counterpoint, AXP, MJP, NFP

Here is picture of "Kip", also known as Foxfair Counterpoint, taking a bar jump on his way to earning another agility title. Kip is sired by Am. Can. Ch. Vandaban Wessex, "Hardy". Kip is owned, handled and loved by John R. Samuel of Harrisburg, Pa. We are hoping they will soon be visiting our wonderful agility venue in Youngstown, Ohio so we can see him and his family.


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Foxfair the Astronomer and Jeanne Buente, Winners Dog and Best of Winners, Keeshond Club of America, 2014!

 

RINGSIDE PHOTO, FOXFAIR THE ASTRONOMER, KCA 2014, PHOTO CREDIT,           GINA MARSH

LITTER BROTHERS - FOXFAIR THE ASTRONOMER AND JEANNE BUENTE, AND FOXFAIR CARA SCREEN PLAY, CO-OWNED BY HEATHER MYERS AND DEBBIE LYNCH, SHOWN BY SUE KITE, IN THE WINNERS DOG CLASS AT KCA 2014

  

 KCA WINNERS DOG AND BEST OF WINNERS
FOXFAIR THE ASTRONOMER AND JEANNE BUENTE
JUDGE, MARCY ZINGLER, PRESENTER, KCA PRESIDENT, CAROLYN SCHALDECKER

GALAXY AND JEANNE WIN WD AND BOW AT KCA!

Winning anything at a National Specialty, where the best dogs in the breed from across the country meet to compete, is always a thrill. But to win Winners Dog and Best of Winners - is especially exciting. Interestingly, the last time Jeanne and I did this was when we won Winners Dog with Galaxy's, sire's grandfather, Ch. Foxfair Excalibur, "Andy", in 2001, in Kansas City, Mo. These puppies carry on many of his characteristics, beautiful definition of color, balance, sound movement and wonderful temperament.

Both Galaxy and Player have completed their initial agility training and promise to be very exciting agility competitors. Galaxy competed for the first time last weekend,  December 27 and 28th. He earned his first leg on his Jumpers with Weaves title at this event.



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Rafa Relaxing At Home and Thinking About Becoming An AKC Star Puppy!!





Here is a picture of Rafa, owned by Susan Lowery O'Connell, Tallmadge, Ohio. He just graduated from his first puppy class and will be starting in the AKC Star Puppy Class in January. Susan reports that he is doing great and learning all of his lessons very quickly. Rafa is a litter brother to Ollie, Foxfair I Wanna Build a Snowman, and Penny, Foxfair I'm a Snow Fairy. Susan is a teacher and Rafa's name is Foxfair I Want a Snow Day!!
Rafa is also a full brother to Galaxy, Bilbo, Player and Motzart!

We think he is pretty handsome - look out guys!





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Friday, October 10, 2014




 
Pedigree Notes
SGCH Foxfair Rudy Valentino, HOF, BISS

Am. Ch. Keeshee's Lock Stock'N Barrel, ROM x Am. Ch. Foxfair Valentina
b. May 18, 2009, Bred by Debbie Lynch and Jeanne Buente
Owned by Heather Myers and Debbie Lynch

Litter: Rudy was born into a litter of seven, 5 boys and 2 girls. There were three Champions in this litter including Rudy. At eight weeks six puppies were evaluated as show quality. His male litter mate Can. Ch. Foxfair Hufflepuff, aka Chinook, was sold to Tonya Schmolke of Calgary, CN as her first show dog. She finished him owner handled and briefly specialed him winning both BOB and Group placements. His litter sister Am. Ch. Foxfair Silent Screen Star, “Lillian” was RWB at the KCA National Specialty 75th Anniversary Show, where she joined Rudy who was RWD at the same show, she finished her Championship with 3 majors including a specialty major. She has been bred once to GCH Foxfair Essex. They had a litter of seven puppies five males and two females. They are 15 months old. One has a Canadian Championship and two are major pointed, two are also in agility training.

Sire: Am. Ch. Keeshee Lock Stock'N Barrel, ROMX – In breeding coefficient 7.33%
call name: Keillor, Breeders: Susan and Kristen Cullen, DVM

Sire Line: Rudy's pedigree combines three powerful sire lines. The first through his sire Ch. Keeshee Lock Stock'N Barrel and his paternal grandsire, Can. Am. Ch. Keesbrook's Believe Magic, ROMX. This sire line is currently the most successful producer of All Breed Best in Show in Keeshonden in the world and one of the most successful sire lines in current day Keeshonden. Individuals representing this line include Ch. Skyline Unit of Measure, “Cubit”, an all breed Best in Show dog and winner of the KCA National Specialty. Cubit is currently the number 1 Keeshond in United States, a Keillor son Ch. Daimler Caviar Dreams, is also an all breed Best in Show Dog and Multiple Best in Specialty winner, and currently holds the title for most specialties won by a Keeshond, another Keillor son, Ch. Keemont's Skyline Game Boy, “Ferris”, is a winner of multiple Keeshond specialties both in the United States and England, where he also placed in the Group at Crufts. Ferris, in turn has sired multiple winning Keeshonden including the aforementioned “Cubit” in the United States, Ch. Arctic Kees Best Kept Secret in Ireland, and multiple winners and Champions in United States, England, and Europe.

Keillor is known for his outstanding biddable temperament and ability to get along with other dogs. He generously passes this on to his get. He is a short backed dog with refined type and exceptional reach of neck. Keillor's dam is Can. Am. Ch. Keesheee's Sparks a Flying, CHOF, an outstanding show bitch and producer. A feminine bitch with substance, outline, and a well set on arched neck.
Rudy's second sire line comes in through his dam Ch. Foxfair Valentina, who carries
the outstanding producer Ch. Foxfair Eveready, HOF, ROM, CDX, “Evan” on both sides of her dam's pedigree. Evan is a descendant of both Ch. Foxfair Persuasive Friend, ROMX, HOF, BIS and his brother Ch. Foxfair Special Sparkle. These litter brothers when combined in a pedigree have produced a number of exceptional individuals.

The third sire line represented in this pedigree through Rudy's dam's sire Ch. Trumpet's Mr Bojangles, is that of Ch. Windrift's Summertime Blues, HOF, ROMX. A son of the English Import Am. Ch. Keesland Outlaw, this dog has bred on for both Windrift, Trumpet, and other Keeshonden breeders. He is behind many of the top winners today.

Interestingly, Rudy, also traces to another grand old dog in the pedigrees, that of his co-owner Heather Myers. This is Ch. Brynhaven Final Edition, “Bear”, who was key in the pedigrees of many of the very successful Hall of Fame Cara dogs. It fascinating to see in a pedigree like this how the contributions of many dedicated breeders weave together to produce our current day outstanding dogs.

Dam Line: Ch. Foxfair Valentina, Inbreeding co-efficient 5.00%, is sired by Am. Ch. Trumpet's Mr. Bojangles, “Dylan”. Dylan won Best of Breed at the KCA National Specialty, shown by Wade Koistinen. A lovely correct dog, with a beautiful outline, substance and type. He in turn was sired by Am. Can. Ch. Trumpet's Send in the Clowns, HOF, “Asher”, a very successful sire for Trumpet Keeshonden, who has passed on his substance and type for generations. Most of the current Trumpet dogs trace to “Asher”.

Valentina is a 17” Keeshond bitch with a beautiful outline, length of neck and silver color. She is representative of this bitch line in her beautiful type, color and outline.
Valentina's litter sister Ch. Foxfair Impetuous, NAJ, RAE, was RWB at the KCA National Specialty. Her dam, Ch. Foxfair Zarya was also RWB from the Bred by Exhibitor Class at the KCA National Specialty (there is a pattern here).

Zarya is sired by Am. Can. Ch. Designer Foxfair Debonaire, CD, CGC, “Pete” was the winner of the Canadian National Keeshond Specialty, and the Heritage Trail Specialty. His dam is Ch. Windrift's High Society, ROMX, BIS, BISS, “Snootie.”

Snootie is one of the top winning Keeshond bitches of all time. Owned by Rita Jacobs and shown by Joanne Reed. She was the foundation for Designer Keeshonden. She won the KCA National Futurity, the KCA National Specialty, and an All Breed Best in Show, ROMX, and Hall of Fame. To date no other Keeshond bitch has achieved this record.
Snootie is sired by Ch. Foxfair Persuasive Friend, BIS, BISS, ROMX, “Friendly”. Another “Friendly” daughter is the top producing Keeshond bitch of all time, Ch. Jo-Lynn's Flaming Ember, ROMX, owned by Janit Johnson, her record stands today.


Ch. Foxfair Eveready, HOF, ROM, CDX, “Evan” is the sire of “Pete”. Evan is the son of Friendly's litter brother Ch. Foxfair Special Sparkle, “Sparky” was a multiple Group 1 winner. Evan carried a lovely coat of correct texture and color, he was an excellent mover and was known for his outstanding head type which was used in several Keeshond Illustrations, and videos.

Interestingly both Ch. Foxfair Valentina on Rudy's dam side and Ch. Keeshee Sparks A Flying, CHOF on his sire's side trace to Ch. Vaakers Mary Poppins, ROM, the Foxfair foundation bitch, herself, you guessed it, RWB at the KCA National Specialty. She is behind many current day Keeshonden through her sons Ch. Foxfair Persuasive Friend, ROMX, and Ch. Foxfair Special Sparkle and her daughter, Ch. Foxfair Popover Peaches (5 Champions).

Summary: Rudy's pedigree combines some of the key producing sire and dam lines in North America. Some of these lines, particularly through his great grand sire Ch. Keesland Outlaw, and his dam tracing to Ch. Foxfair Persuasive Friend and Ch. Foxfair Special Sparkle represent the best of the Rhinevale and Keesland breeding from England. These combined with some of the best North American and Canadian breeding have led us to the fortunate outcome of Rudy and his litter mates.

Rudy's has produced one litter from Ch. Nightwind Foxfair Trillium, “April” a daughter of Am. Can. Ch. Foxfair Excalibur. It was her last litter of three puppies. We retained one puppy for show, the specialty winning Ch. Foxfair Virginia Dare, “Ginny”. The night Ginny was born Joan Dean and Virginia Marsh were at the house visiting from England. Joan and Gina stayed up and helped whelp the litter. Ginny is Gina's namesake. She finished her Championship by winning Best of Opposite over multiple bitch specials at the 2013, Buckeye Keeshond Club Specialty show. A chip off the block really in both attitude and accomplishment!
Rudy recently produced a singleton son with GCH Keenorth All About You Haiti, HOF, BISS, this was from a single breeding following their meeting at Westminster. Their male puppy is 2 weeks old and a repeat breeding is planned. Haiti was the number one Keeshond show bitch in the US for 2013, she is breeder owner handled by Elizabeth Fortino.


















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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lillian x Essex Puppies 7 wks and the Advenutre of the Orange Cup!



Boy and Girl Play Chase and Tug with Orange Cup


 Down the ground and wrestling for the Cup!



He stole it away!


 Teasing his sister - she gets it back!



Little girl running around the tree


Sitting still with nothing to do - he has it now!


 Okay Mom where is the next toy!



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Picutres of Tali at the farm on Pekin Road.


 These are pics of my arabian mare Truliors, (Gwalior PASB, x Truly Fair AHC). Her sire Gwalior was Reserve National Champion Arabian Stallion and Reserve National Champion Park Horse. He was imported from the Michalow Arabian Stud in Poland by Lasma Farms. In first career he was a race horse in Poland, a show horse in the United States and then a Stallion for Locust Farms in Ohio. This is where Tali was born. Her dam was of Crabbett breeding and so she was from the famous Polish x Crabbett cross.

She was my trial horse and companion for many years, a Christmas gift from my husband she died at the age of 27 very suddenly from an aneurysm. Sound and healthy, kind and willing the best horse anyone could have. She could babysit a child and turn around and charge up a hill at top speed. I miss her every day.





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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tikva on 9/11 - Keeshond Therapy Dog






Can never get though this day without tears. Thinking about being in NY, watching the towers go down, and not being able to conceive of the human tragedy. Renting the car to drive home taking a car full of AKC delegates with me. A bright beautiful fall day, no planes in the sky and people going quietly about their day - they knew but hadn't seen what happened. My son on the phone with me wanting to know what he could do. Buy dog food, order pizza for those in the car.. Getting home and working with the veterinarians at the site for days to get them help and equipment, follow up medical care for the dogs.And then one bright day when they said the therapy dogs were there - one of them a Keeshond, Tikva, and Dr. Otto saying, "It is the first time I have seen anyone at the site smile." Of course they would - who else could have done that?

 Later when I was President of KCA, our board approved funds for her to make one last trip to NYC, to be honored as one of the few surviving dogs that worked on the site. She was only two years old when she went with her owner Cindy Ehlers to the site, but she did her job as well as any seasoned dog. She continued her therapy work when she returned home to Washington State. She passed away this year and will be remembered forever by those she touched and honored by the Keeshond community.




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Monday, September 01, 2014

Lillian Puppies First Day Outside at 5 Weeks


Big adventures today! We went outside for the first time! There were new toys, sticks, leaves, grass, moss and a really big tree. Lots to see and do, and hear, like birds, and smell. Wow this was all very fun, then we sacked out and got a ride back into the house!



                                                   Stalking the twigs and caterpillars


                                                    Pushing the toys around


                                                         Calling for Momma!

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Lillian x Essex Puppies at Five Weeks


 Five weeks is a fun age for puppies. They are just starting to eat well. They get a formula of instant rice baby cereal, a small bit of Karo syrup, evaporated milk mixed with warm water! Yummm. The puppies get this 3 times a day, with fresh water, and of course mom. Gradually we add some puppy food to the mix but if you add too much too soon they won't eat it. They are also starting to play with their toys and with each other. A little more coordinated now they can start chasing each other. Ryan plays with them in the evening. He lays down and lets them crawl all over him and nibble on his ears, hands, etc. They are doing great with their paper training and are almost 100 percent.

Next week they can go outside on the deck for a new adventure!





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