2015 in Review

Showing Puppies in 2015

In 2015 it was exciting times for Ian and I.   I had been to Europe to pick up a young boy from the Glor na Gael Kennel in Budapest, Hungary. Eachna was available after a promise to a US breeder fell through. It was after seeing the pictures of this promising young dog, that we jumped at the chance.
We also had two very promising puppies from our “Viking litter” who were out of Tir n’a Noir O’Marksbay (Festus) bred to Heathview Dear Prudence. We kept Heathview Lagertha and Heathview Ragnar Lothbrok from that breeding.
Between March through August, 2015, we showed Mamma Mia Von den Erzminen as a Special and Lagertha and Eachna in the puppy classes at the Battle River Kennel Club Shows, Camrose AB;   IWCC BC Specialty, BC;   Northern Alberta Canine Association, Edmonton, AB;   Lakeland Kennel Club, Cold Lake, AB; and Evelyn Kenny EKKOC in Calgary, AB. We brought out Ragnar at the Alberta Kennel Club and Associated Specialties in Calgary, AB.

Cdn. Ch. Glor na Gael Eachna
Eachna was being shown by our handler, Peggy Mignon and by June he obatained his Canadian Championship points at NACA and was moved to Specials. At EKKOC Eachna was awarded three BPG’s under Sandy Alexander and Yu-Feng Alex Zee and Cheryl Patterson. At the Alberta Sporting Hound Association Specialty, he was awarded Best Puppy in Specialty under Judge Frances H. Colonna, Lansing, KS.

Cdn. Ch. Heathview Lagertha
At the BC IWCC Specialty Lags was awarded 1st in her 6-9 mo. class both in Sweeps under Maria Lubera, Elmhurst Ill and in Specialty under Sorcha Wilde, UK. It was an agonizing decision for Sorchia between Lags and Salish Remy Legacy’s The Ice Man.  She said  the Ice Man took BPS as he was taller. At NACA on June 7, 2015 Doug Johnson awarded Lagertha, BOB, BW, Group 4 and Best Puppy in Group. By July at Cold Lake, Lagertha too, obtained her Canadian Championship points.

Cdn. Ch. Heathivew Ragnar Lothbrok
Rags lives in Edson on a huge acreage with our dear friends Mark and Linda Maris. We brought him out at the AKC and Associated Specialties in August. He quickly obtained his Canadian Championship points in his first 3 shows. He took BW at the Alberta Sporting Hound Association under Frances H. Colonna, KS; and at AKC Show #1, took BW under Virginia Lyns, Show #2 WD under Joanne Sewell and Show #3 qualified for the Purina Classic by being awarded BOS, BW, BP under Allen Pepper. Rags went on being shown by Peggy Mignon to be awarded Best Puppy in Group also under Allen Pepper. It was so exciting to be so close to a BPIS and to qualify for Crufts. Many thanks to Peggy for her excellent handling of this amzing youngster. At the Foothills Gazehound Club Show, Rags was awarded Best Puppy in Specialty under Aldolfo Martinez Noguera.

Grand Ch. Mamma Mia Von den Erzminen
Mamma also was shown over the summer and did very well obtaining points towards her Cdn. Grand Championship.

Ian and I travelled to the US and Canada to the east coast and back between August 13, 2015 to October 3, 2015. We enjoyed visits with family, friends and IW breeders across the country and showed our hounds for the first time in the USA in Topeka, Kansas over August 21, 2015. We had Mamma, Lags and Rags with us and each of them obtained their first US Majors.  We kind of left the US dogs in the dust so to speak but made a great friend.  Thank you for your help and hospitality Kerri.
We attended the IWCC Specialty in PEI and entered in both the Specialty and Regional Specialty. Rags was awarded Best in Sweeps under Judith Ryan and Lags, BOS.  At the Regional Specialty, Gretchen Bernardi awarded Rags Select Dog. It was a truly amazing trip to feel part of the competition and to be recognized for your efforts and dedication to the breed. It truly was a thrill for us both.





About Heathview IW's

We have been breed fanciers and breeders for over 35 years. We feel education, having mentors and being committeed to being protectorates of the breed is our primary goal. Loving them is the easy part.
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