AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIERS
19 Oct 2008- 07 Oct 2016
Ziva was my first show dog. She was handled by her breeder/co-owner, Jennifer Steinle. This is her at seven years old. This girl was so wonderful. I lost her to aggressive lymphoma three weeks from first sign of symptoms. I really miss her.
In 2016, I had the opportunity to use a gorgeous female, CH Emerald Creek's Country Strong of Mossy Oak, bred by Lauren Tool and Jim Campbell. Chiles produced a fantastic litter of ten, five males and five females. I kept a couple females and co-owned some others in show homes. The others went to lovely pet homes. This litter was placed all over the country and in Canada.
2017 was a very busy show year for me. I traveled all over and was able to get four of Chiles's puppies finished by October. Fancy finished in 4 weekends, earning her majors at STCA specialty shows. The first major win was from the 6-9 class in Palm Springs, California and the second one was at the Kentucky Specialty where she finished from the 9-12 class. Even though she earned her Champion title at a very young age, I kept showing her. She earned her Grand Champion title in 3 show "weekends" (8 days total). Seven of those were Best of Breed wins and the 8th one was a Best of Opposite win. And, this was all prior to her first birthday!
Barbara Leatherman and I both showed Navi, a girl we co-own. Navi went Breed from the 6-9 class and then received a GROUP placement the very first day she entered the show ring! Later in the year, Navi finished the same day as Fuego. They went Winners Bitch and Winners Dog/Best of Winners under Judge Terry Berrios. What was an amazing day!
In July, I was also able to go the World Series Dog Show in Houston, Texas and show Lotus, who is co-owned with Jenn Ross. Lotus attained her Champion title in FOUR days! In ONE show week! Lotus was the fastest titled dog in the litter.
Jennifer Steinle, who co-owns Fuego, showed him herself until that last weekend when he earned his title. Fuego was Best Puppy in Show on his first show weekend in the ring. He also went Best in Sweepstakes from the 9-12 class at a STCA specialty in Kentucky. He won his class more than once during the STCA national show in Montgomery County, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania before finishing in style with his sister. Fuego was the #2 AmStaff in the country for 2018 with limited showing and will be attending Westminster 2019. Fuego received an Award of Merit at Westminster!!! Fuego is ranked #3 (2019) in Breed and All-Breed points.
Peaches was shown for most of 2017 by her co-owner, Adrienne Amsberry in Washington and Oregon. Adrienne, completely new to showing, beat two well known handlers in the breed on their very first weekend in the ring. Then, Peaches came to Georgia for a couple of months in the fall, so I could show her. She picked up 6 more points with me and won her class twice, defeating 14 other bred-by bitches, at the STCA National Show in PA. Peaches and I later attended the Houston World Series Show in Texas in 2018 where she finished.
I'm taking a break from the show ring to assist in whelping and raising the next generation beginning in the fall after their second birthday. I have some very exciting plans for these girls.