G A L L E R Y 1
BISS CH. Kismet Cheysuli Wild Blu Yond'r, CD
It all began for me with Pilot. I'd fallen in love with his mother, Ruth, while traveling with Debby Burnett of Kismet Cardigans, and I decided I wanted a blue boy when Ruth was bred. Well, I got one! He did well for me in obedience and conformation, winning a CD, BOB at a specialty, and placing in Group multiple times.
From Pilot came Denny, a blue girl who went on to give me a lovely blue boy, Cloudy, a specialty Award of Merit winner and multiple Group placer. In his turn, Cloudy gave me Ribbon, the blue girl on the front page.
The photO is of Pilot when he won the Southern California Specialty in 1993, and yes, we're standing on a slope!
(CH. Bearwood's Kodachrome Qwest X Ch. Kismet A Little Ruthless CD)
Ch. Cheysuli's Liquid Silver
Ribbon established her beauty and personality when she was only two weeks old. Even at that age, her charisma was undeniable. And when her eyes turned out to be a gorgeous melting brown (any mix of blue and brown is permissible in blue merles), I was done for. She was my keeper.
She went on to do very well for me in the show ring with some pretty big wins at our National Specialties, as noted in the caption below her photo on the front page. She was an "up on her toes" girl, always asking for the win, and with physical beauty and lovely movement, she was often awarded that win. She won her first Group placement at less than a year, and placed in Group multiple times.
In the whelping box, she gave me a stunning blue boy, and also a tri girl who went on to be the foundation bitch for Debbie and Jim Berry of Sunshine Cardigans. In fact, that Ribbon daughter, Caitlin, gave me Cassie, also pictured on the front page.
(CH. Cheysuli's Silver Lining X Ch. Dwysan's Blackberry Cobbler)
BIS BISS C.I.B Nordic & FI & SE & DK CH. FiW-09-10 NordicW-09 HeW-10
Cheysuli's Tri To Remember
Kennedy was born in a litter of four, but one was lost. I had promised a tri boy to Taija Dahlstrom of Finland who had waited three years for me to breed Kennedy's mother, Panda. While countless people told me I should have kept this boy (and still do), I honored my promise. At 16 weeks he went off to Finland.
In European show rings, even as a puppy, Kennedy immediately established himself as serious competition. He gained his Finnish championship as soon as he was eligible (FCI rules are very different from the AKC's; in addition to other points, they must win a major after the age of 2 before they can gain a championship) and went on to rack up European specialty wins, multiple Group placements and wins, and a Best In Show.
(CH. Cheysuli's Peekaboo Blue X Ch. Trudytales About Last Night ROMS)
But for all the winning he did, he has been truly outstanding as a stud dog. Bitches throughout Europe were bred to him, and went on to produce babies who themselves turned out beautifully and were rewarded in the show rings. His offspring have won European specialties, Bests In Show, and Group placements. Many of them are themselves producing lovely offspring. Kennedy turned out to be a breeder's dream: prepotent for his stellar qualities, including breed type and kind temperament.