February 7, 2018
Our boy Daryl has arrived safe and sound from England after a 34 hour journey via Frankfurt which wrecked us all with 2 days of intense worry.
He was happy to be released from his shipping container although a bit frightened by the planes overhead and semi trailers moving in and out of the cargo ramps. As soon as his container was loaded and he was walked a bit he hopped in the van and walked directly to clark in the drivers seat and planted a big ol kiss of appreciation on him. That was it.. He was instantly in clarks heart.
Sadie wants no part of his hanky panky ideas but was delighted to zoomie play a bit with him in the yard this morning. He seems no worse for the wear but seems quite exhausted today.
I wont require anything at all of him for a couple days at least until he is rested and better acclimated.
To say that i am in love is an understatement.
He totally owns us.
Photo by Hannie
We started by attending the Monday WC, WCX and WCQ just to watch. It turned out to be a rainy and miserable day but very much worth it to see how amazing the curly does it’s job.
On Wednesday, the day of sweepstakes I showed Gerry Young’s boy Issac who took the 6-9 puppy class and then went on to win Best of Opposite in puppy sweeps. Issac took his class in the regular specialty as well. I also showed a sweet puppy girl for Jennifer Collins who had a litter mate in the same puppy sweeps class. These youngsters are going to do well.
On Wednesday we began the specialty with Sadie in Open bitch where she took 3rd in a very nice and large class. She held her own during the supported entry coming in second and thirds but never out of the ribbons.
Supra pulled a hind leg muscle and we spent the first two days just trying not to be excused. Both days the judges seemed to want to consider her as they had me repeat the down and back twice on both days. I managed to keep her going as Supra and her litter mate Quinn took the Best Brace award for the second year in a row.
With a lot of stretching and massaging Supra’s leg sprain continued to improve and by Saturday she made the cut in an enormous lineup of specials. Sunday she hit the mark taking Select Bitch and NOHS Best of Breed. She continued on the take an Owner Handled Group 3 under the specialty judge David Miller.
The wins were nice but the best part was seeing all the curlies and people. I spent some time doing a few photos of dogs and we got to spend time with old friends and even made some awesome new ones. We are all glad to be home and to have the day to unpack and rest.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all of the people who helped put on such a great event. We look forward to seeing all of you again in Philly next year.
On April 2nd, Ch. Sun Devil Waiting For The Next Surprise gaited into a sporting group 4th placement at the Miami Kennel Club.
At only 15 mos of age Supra is already getting noticed.. she also has 3 group placements in the NOHS since finishing her AKC championship just a month ago.
We are very greatful to the judges who continue to recognize and reward her outstanding quality and adherance to the breed standard.
We are thrilled to announce that Supra – Sun Devil Waiting for the Next Suprise has won her AKC Championship title at 14 months of age.
Supra went into the Tallahassee show circuit this past weekend with 8 points including a 3 point major she earned in Ocala in November. On Saturday Supra took Winners Bitch for a 5 point major followed up by another 4 point major on Sunday to finish with 3 majors. We are very thankful to expert handler Renee Rosamilia for handling her to perfection and to the judges who have recognized and rewarded her outstanding quality. Supra’s litter mate Sun Devil Lock, Shock and Barrel, (Hannible) also won his championship at the same show so it was a double delight for us. Hannible is owned by Grace Kofran, one of the breeders of this outstanding litter. At only 14 months of age there are already 4 champions and another major pointed from that litter. All have finished with 3 majors including 5 point majors in the heaviest of competition.
We could not be more proud of our “Big Oopa”, as we often refer to her. She is a dream to own and live with with the biggest heart you have ever seen. Victor and Supra are both looking forward to polishing up their act and taking it on the road in an effort to earn her Grand Championship title this year as well.
Supra was bred by Jennifer Kofran, Grace Kofran and Corkie Goodall. She is most proudly owned by Victor Hewer and Grace Kofran and she resides here in the house at Tyneside.
Sadie – #17 Curly Coated Retriever in the AKC Owner Handled Series 2016
The American Kennel Club has announced the top 20 Owner Handled Series dogs of each breed. Nyehyrst Sadie of Tyneside has ranked as the #17 Owner handled Curly Coated Retriever for 2016. We are also very proud of her litter mate “Rogue”, Nyehyrst Sailing Close To The Wind, owned by good friend Jen Tews, who finished at #11.
Sadie was shown on a very limited basis this past year. We are surprised and delighted that she has made the top 20.
Thank you to John and Daria Heyn of Nyehyrst kennel for trusting us with this very special little lady.
Sun Devil Waiting For The Next Suprise (Supra) was on a roll at the Ocala Florida Cluster shows. Expertly handled by our good friend and professional handler Renee Rosamilia.
Saturday, Nov 19th Supra takes Winners Bitch from the puppy class receiving 3 points and her first major win.
Sunday, Nov 20th Supra takes winners bitch for a single point.
These wins brought Supra up to 8 points total with one major. Just 7 more points including one major to go. Clark and I are so proud of our “Big Oppa”. We could not love or enjoy her more.
Supra wins her first major at 11 months.
The 2016 Curly Coated Retriever Club of America National Specialty Show held in Nashville TN was a huge success for Tyneside Curlies.
Sadie won her sweepstakes class and Supra was beat only by her sister who went on to take Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweeps.
In the regular classes Supra won the 9 to 12 months class and Sadie came in second in the 12-18 month class.
Victor competed in Brace class with Supra and Quinn and took the win.
This was our first Curly Specialty show so we were very happy with our young girls. At the two all breed shows following the specialty, Supra continued to win her class and Sadie came in second both days, losing to the winners bitch on Sunday. On Saturday Supra’s sister Quinn took winners bitch for a 5 point major and on Sunday her brother Jayson took Winners Dog for his final major to finish his championship. Both litter mates earned their championships in the toughest competition of the year. Two more litter mates are now major pointed as is Supra.
Top left- Sun Devil Waiting For The Next Suprise (Supra), Bottom left Nyehyrst Sadie of Tyneside (Sadie), Bottom Right Supra and sister Quinn.
Sadie was busy and Supra went out to have coffee on the porch as we do every morning. The neighbor across the side street was leaving to go somewhere. In the absence of Sadie, Supra oversaw his every move. Sadie would be very proud of her student.
Fell in Pool the First Day Here
We had waited for over a year and then it was too hot to fly Sadie into South Florida so we waited another week. Finally the call came, she was being shipped that morning. After a flight delay of several hours in Chicago, she arrived at the airport at 2 am. She was scared and confused after a flight delay she had been locked in her crate for 10 hours. We brought our whimpering puppy home, let her piddle and then back into her crate for the remainder of the evening. 3 hours later, at 6 am I heard her stir and lept from the bed to let her out. She piddled again and then began to explore her new environment. She walked directly over the side and into the pool. I grabbed her by the collar and led her to the stairs where she climbed out, shook off and headed for cover. Our poor little baby.
The first post on our new site. Here is Sadie and Supra enjoying a bit of the blazing Florida Sun.