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2014 was a thrill for GCH Margaux's Va Voom
What a year! It was topped by winning the National -- Best of Breed at the American Bouvier des Flandres Club was an accomplishment like none other! So few females have won the national and Harley is now one of that elite group. To top it all off, Harley won the NE Illinois Bouvier des Flandres Club Regional Specialty the following day as well. We are so proud of her . . . Presented beautifully by Doug Carlson, Harley won a Best In Show, two Reserve Best in Shows, two specialties, was awarded Best Opposite Sex at Westminster and Eukanuba. She participated in the breed's Top Twenty formal event. She accumulated 25 Group One's and a total of 67 group placements, making her the #1 Bouvier bitch both Breed and All-Breed. At the end of 2015 she was the #1 Bouvier for the 2015 Top Twenty competition. WOW!
MORE BIG NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL
Little Ranger Makes Us Proud . . . . . 5 Qualifiers for the Top 20
. . . . . Top Agility Dog honored at the Performance Top 20
Our little five month old boy out of Carrie and Sailor won the 4-6 Puppy Extravaganza at the American Bouvier des Flandres Club National. He gaited around the ring like a real pro. At this age, good things can come in small packages! Hats off to Mom and Dad for producing this lovely boy.
This year a new record was set with five Margaux Bouviers qualifying for the Top Twenty competition. Way to go -- Decker, Beorn, Blade, Sailor and -- of course -- Harley! This was a lovely honor for any breeder and I am grateful for the very best owners.
Not to be outdone, Cathy Mason worked hard all year and qualified for the Performance Top 20 with the top agility dog, Margaux's K.O. Kid MX MXJ OF CGC. Cathy is working hard on her double ques and that MACH title. How proud I am of all their accomplishments.
Nicole Laver also won the Intermediate Dog class in the 2015 Futurity with Django, Margaux's Gunslinger. He also garnered second place in the 12-15 month dog class as well as second place in the NIBdFC Regional the next day.
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Ranger moving alone
Ranger wins 4-6 Puppy Class
Harley Top 20
Sailor Top 20
Beorn Top 20
Decker Top 20
Brutus -- our Top 20 Performance Dog
Django wins placement in Futurity
Jean and Paul Petersen's Kendal and Jackson both proved their skill on the herding field earning their intermediate title on ducks. Jean was the trainer and handler. Gunner continued his therapy work with David Yasutake and started making friends at the Chicago Public Library and at Lurie Children's Hospital. With over 100 visits, Gunner has the TDA (Therapy Dog Advanced) title. Harley became Silver Level GCH Margaux's Va Voom. Finishing Champion titles were Margaux's You Can't Tell Me No (Peaches), Margaux's Afternoon Delight (Lilly), Margaux's Stiletto and A Smile (Stella), Margaux's Annie Get Your Gun (Anne), and Margaux's Gunslinger (Django). What nice accomplishments to round out 2014!
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Jackson - HSAds HIAd
CH Margaux’s Zinfandel HSAd HIAd
CH Margaux's You Can't Tell Me No
CH Margaux's Afternoon Delight - Lilly
CH Margaux's Stiletto and A Smile
CH Margaux's Annie Get Your Gun
CH Margaux's Gunslinger - Django
Gunner visiting Lurie Hospital