Darwyn Welsh Terrier Website

Monday, May 28, 2012

Zorro -- Darwyn's newest champion!


Champion Darwyn Don Diego de la Vega
Multiple Group Winner!

Those of you on Facebook already know Zorro - but for others, this blog will just introduce him ... someday I will do up his own webpage.  He certainly deserves it!
For now - here's the coles notes on this young boy...
Zorro is Darwyn's 24th Champion & 11th Group Winner!  WOW! ...
- 14 months old (just starting to be put into coat and furnishings)

- Sire is MONTY (Am Grand Ch & Can Ch Darwyn Bruhil's Flying Circus), who doesn't yet have his own web page (but will - I promise!) ... Monty was Select Dog at the Welsh Terrier Club of America National Specialty at Montgomery 2011 (handled by Wood Wornall), multiple group placements in the US, and his last show was at the AKC National (Eukanuba) where I (Larisa) handled him to an Award of Excellence and Best Bred by.  Before going to Woody, Monty got a number of Group Wins in Canada (owner-breeder handled) - but he's best known for finishing his Championship at Canada's largest show (Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers) by winning the Terrier Group (twice!) and a Reserve Best in Show!!!!

- Dam is DORA.  Dora was also shown at Montgomery 2011 where she got two Winners Bitch 5-point majors, including the day of the National Specialty!

Zorro finished his Canadian Championship with his 2nd Group Win over 2 weekends!  Aaron Andriash showed Zorro to these wins - I just wish that I had been able to watch!  One Group Win was awarded by Mr. Leslie Rogers a few weeks ago.  Zorro's new champion Group Win was just a few days ago at the Vancouver Island Dog Fanciers Association (VIDFA).  The judge was Dr. Richard Meen.  Both are very well known and respected judges.  Dr. Meen is notably seen at Montgomery County every year.

Michael and I are very honoured by these awards.  Thank you!

To see Zorro in action, below is a video that Michael and I took earlier this month when we were looking closer at him (really done for our own evaluation :).  I'm glad that we decided to see if he liked the inside of a dog show ring -- apparantely Zorro is very happy to be there with Aaron!
Click here for the video with music (not viewable in some countries)

Click here for the video without music (boring, but viewable everywhere including mobile devices!)

Zorro will only be shown sparingly - as, of course, our main focus this year is JOE!  And, sice Joe is one of Canada's top 10 dogs amongst all breeds (again for 2012 just as he was for 2011!!!) and the #1 Terrier in Canada (!!!!!), it doesn't make sense for us to special multiple boys against each other.  So - Zorro will be back - not sure when, but he will be!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Setting the Right Pace in Stressful Moments

I regularly read Emma's blog - she has Welsh Terrier Miles (a male) and does a lot with him!  I think the link below is an interesting read with some great tips on working with your new puppy or dog!
Click here to read the blog article by Emma!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lighthouse Park Adventure with 9 week old puppies!

Michael and I had an adventure today at one of my favorite places in Vancouver - Lighthouse Park!  We decided to take a couple of our 9.5 week old puppies with us.  Click here to read more about this and see a few pictures!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gracie gets to play with an Airedale!

Gracie (Ch Darwyn's Say Goodnight Gracie), who is co-owned with my friend Sheryl MacKay (host of the CBC radio program North by Northwest) went to see her groomer the other day (Elaine Hu).  Before any serious grooming started - fun was had by all!  And by all, we mean Gracie, Airedale Jaffa and everyone that gets to watch this video!

Gracie is a "Parker" daughter that was born in Oklahoma!  Parker got out of quarantine a few days ago and has settled in very well with his new family in Sydney Australia.  Parker will be selectively shown in Australia by Sonya Cornick.  We wish them a lot of fun and hope the Aussie's like them!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Parker has arrived in Australia!

Parker (BIS/BISS Am & Can Ch. Darwyn's Webslinger) has arrived safe and sound in Australia!  He is now co-owned with a wonderful friend, Mrs. Sonya Cornick of Sydney in Australia.  Michael and I hope to visit this beautiful country sometime over the next couple of years.  If you want to follow them, I have created a webpage and I will try to keep it updated (click here).
Big hugs to my Montgomery Best of Breed winning boy!  I hope you have fun in both the show ring and playing on the beaches!
Click here to get some more pictures and story about Parker with Sonya Down Under!