Murphy will always be my #1 girl and indeed she was my first show dog. I consider her to be one of my foundation bitches.She produced some outstanding babies and many years of Min Pin love.She was shown under 3 AKC Judges & & received her IABKCA International Championship. Murphy was also quite a celebrity in my book. Her photo was used in a couple of Min Pin books. It came about in 1997 when a freelance photographer asked my dog handler if she could take some photos of our dogs while at a dog show in Tucson. She said sure, as long as we can get copies or negatives. She kind of kept her promise & and did send one negative. We had no idea what these people do with pictures, but obviously they sell them to publishers for various products. The next year a new breed book appeared on Min Pins entitled “The New Owner’s Guide to Miniature Pinschers”. The author is Jacqueline O’Neil. To our surprise we found Murphy pictured on page 49 sitting with her dog pal, Dallas. There is a great picture of her litter sister, Reba on page 103.Also a couple of photos, one a full page, of my handlers daughter with one of my little chocolate boys. This is a nicely done book with alot of xlnt photos that represent our king of toys.
THEN to add to our inflated egos, a couple of months later we found this beautiful photo (shown here) of Murphy, featured not only on the cover but also for the month May in a Min Pin Calendar published by Pet Prints. When I found she was in it, I called the publisher to get a copy (well actually,I bought the 7 they had left because it was already May! Even tho’ this was several years ago, I will always think of Murphy as my “calendar girl”! Murphy blessed us with beautiful pups some of which can be found generations back in my pedigrees.Thank you Murphy Brown!! All of my Min Pin kids are raised as pets first. They love traveling with us to the dog shows mostly ’cause they get to sleep with me while we’re traveling!
High Society was Grace Kelly’s favorite movie. She then turned into a Princess. Somehow our Grace got it into her head that she is a Princess. Personally I think she runs things around here like a dictatorship! She bosses everyone……..at least all the other dogs. She was just as bossy in the ring while I was showing her. Fortunately for us both she didn’t drag this championship out too long. I was always prepared for her to try something she shouldn’t. The day she got the points at a show she chomped at the judges flowing skirt as she was walking away after handing us the ribbon. Fortunately the judge didn’t feel or see her antics. I swifty scooped her up and exited the ring!
Grace is about 11″ tall and yeah, we do treat her like a Princess……….
AKA “Ziva” (NCIS?) Yes, my Ziva maintains prime status here! She’s quite the character. Her nickname is Alligator-mouth! When she is protecting her food she lets the others know she may be small, but she’s lethal. Those teeth of hers get their attention. Just don’t mess with her food!! I had a great time showing her. She zipped thru the shows to her Grand Championship in no time! Just cute as a button is she.
Unlike her Mother Grace, Freckles just likes to please- everyone. She tried to get along with everyone both human and canine. She is also rather clever. In the morning everyone is invited (actually forced) outside to the patio for morning business. If I don’t latch the sliding screen door…Freckles knows how to open it and lets everyone in, prematurely! Otherwise she’s a joy to have around even when company comes. She’s pictured here with a dear friend, Moni, who was visiting that day getting her Min Pin fix. Moni is also a great Mom to 2 of my Min Pin kids.
AKA Claire. (Homeland Diva Claire Dames) Claire completed her show career with a bang, being awarded a Group 2 placement in Denver in 2016 and a 5 Pt Major win over specials before she reached her championship. She is out of my Grace and her sire is Auggie.
AKA GYPSY! Gypsy would have finished in no time IF she had wanted to! Occasionally there will be a dog that just doesn’t like the show thing. Gypsy is one of those dogs. Her sister just couldn’t stop showing and showing well. But Gypsy does love being a home girl, annoying the other dogs so they’ll leave her humans alone. She sleeps with us and is just my sweetheart. She has a beautiful dark eye, great conformation and produces very pretty puppies!
AKA Troubles. Because I was showing Bonnie and Bart I just couldn’t add another to my plate….but Troubles was such a pretty baby I did keep her. She’s very nice and probably could have reached her championship with no trouble. She was a Pick of Litter puppy. She is beyond sweet in nature and a beautiful very dark stag in color.