Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Puppies, puppies, puppies!

Puppies are here!!

On July 19 between the early hours of 2:30 am and 6:00 am, Polly (Am/Can Ch. Osiris Lady In Red) gave birth to 7 beautiful healthy babies.

6 boys, 1 girl.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Puppies Expected!

It is confirmed.. Polly (Am/Can Ch. Osiris Lady In Red) is pregnant! Sire of the litter is the wonderful, Int/Am/Can Ch. XO EZ JC "Mellon".

We are very excited for what this combination will produce.

Puppies due middle of July. :)


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Erie Shores Weekend

On June 3rd-6th, the Erie Shores Kennel Club hosted their show again this year. We packed up our van on Wednesday night and heading down to Caledonia with our whole gang.

We had 2 dogs entered this year- Mellon (Am/Can/Int Ch XO Ez JC) and Lola (Osiris She's A Showgirl). Mellon had won the breed all 4 days and at the Sighthound Specialty show. Thank you to judges, Federico Fernandez (Dom. Rep) , Ray Filborn (USA), Lesley Hiltz (AUS), Robert Dawson & Elliott Weiss (USA). Saturday, under judge Lesley Hiltz, was especially exciting because Mellon had placed 2nd in a huge Hound group!

Lola too had a successful weekend, picking up 3 more points towards her Championship. She now has a total 6 points.

Lori Evans of XO Pharaohs, joined us this weekend with Mooi (XO Ethos JC) who also picked up 4 points towards her Canadian Championship!! Mooi is now with us in Canada for the summer to finish off her Championship. We are happy to have her join our home.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Top Canadian Show Dogs 2009

Well it is Official! Osiris Pharaohs has been exhibiting and breeding Canada's top Pharaohs yet again for 2009.

#1 Pharaoh Hound in Canada was: Am/Can Ch. XO's Invincible JC "Brodie"
#2 Pharaoh Hound in Canada was: Ch. Osiris Making Headlines "Sushi"
#4 Pharaoh Hound in Canada was: Osiris She's A Showgirl "Lola"

We have not heard from the co-owners of another Osiris girl, Ch. Osiris Saturday Night Diva "Harlow", but we assume from unofficial standings that she was # 3 Pharaoh Hound in Canada!
Way to go guys and gals! We are very proud.

Ch. XO's Invincible JC
#1 Pharaoh Hound in Canada 2007, 2008, 2009

CRUFTS 2010- a little late!

I know it has been a while since I last blogged- but life had been a little hectic with school.
What to say about Crufts...

Cruft’s was an amazing, yet interesting trip. My mother, myself and mentor Cheryl Pike all attended to this trip. Our fun adventure started off with a little joke to all three of us- our pilots name was Hashish. Our 7 hour flight to Brussels, Belgium was going smooth until I had a sudden case of food poisoning in the last hour of the flight! The aircraft had no “sick bags” in front of the seat, so it was up to me to make the best of what I was dealing with. Thankfully, I have a wonderful Mother who put up with all my sickness on her. When we arrived in Belgium, it was a relief- just because there were washrooms for me to go to! After the security check, I needed to lay down. Every 10 minutes I needed to run to the restroom to be sick. I was in so much pain, and at that point I just wanted to go home. If anyone else has had a bad case of food poisoning, they would know exactly how I felt. I could not eat, or drink or else I immediately would be sick. My last scene of sickness was on the flight to Birmingham from Belgium. The flight crew was notified about my sickness and gave us many bags and even motion sickness drugs. They were great! The following two days were for resting and healing for the big competition on the Sunday.

Cruft’s is like no other dog show I have seen. There was so many dog activities, shows, and shopping! The majority of our time there was spent shopping, but I was able to watch some breeds of choice. On Saturday night after the Groups were done, all the Juniors competing in the IJH competition were gathered in the Best In Show Arena to have a rehearsal for Sunday’s BIS parade and final judging. Sunday was a busy day! At 8 am we walked over to Hall 5 in the event centre to meet with our main dog that we will be showing. Nobody knew which breed they were getting since we were told to chose 2 different breeds. I was lucky enough to be provided with a beautiful Dandie Dinmont Terrier named Sparky. Sparky and I bonded quickly and showed like a dream. The reason why I had chosen a Dandie Dinmont Terrier was because I wanted to show a rare breed, and my original breed. I wanted my last Junior Handling competition to be with the same breed that I competed with my first competition with. My switch breed was a 9 year old Weimaraner.

The judge for the IJH competition was Mr. Ove Germundsson from Sweden. Although I did not make the Top 8, I showed my heart out and had fun. I made many new friends from all over the world, who I probably will see again in the future. The experience was definitely a dream come true.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Canada's Top Junior Handler

Well it has been a while since I last blogged. College began in September and therefore the dog shows have been slowing down for me. On October 17th 2009, I turned 18- which means I am now aged out of competing in Junior Handling. It has been an amazing 6 years showing in Juniors. With many ups and downs of course, but the knowledge I have gained from handlers, breeders and mentors is endless and I will be forever grateful.
On October 11th 2009, I had won my Regional/Zone Junior Finals (Zone 4A) showing my puppy Lola, Osiris She's A Showgirl. In Best Overall all the juniors were required to switch breeds, a Scottish Terrier was my switch breed. It was great to win my Zone Finals again for the second year in a row. The judges had nothing but wonderful comments towards me- especially how I handled the Scottie on the switch! Thank you judges, David Swartwood, Edgar Rojas, Shirley Bell & Ward Bailey.

The path did not stop there. On December 5th 2009, I competed at the Canadian Junior Handling Nationals competition. The winner of this competition competes at Crufts the following year to represent Canada at the World Finals. It is every junior handlers dream to win the Nationals. This year I had won Best Overall showing Brodie, Am/Can Ch. XO's Invincible. There was 14 competitors all across Canada that were the top in their province/zone. It was an incredible win!!! I never thought I would win Nationals showing my own Pharaoh Hound- it just doesn't happen! We were required to switch breeds at this competition as well, a Shetland Sheepdog was my switch breed. We were also required to answer questions about dog shows and canine anatomy. Thank you judges, Graeme Burdon, Lori-Ann Fischer, Pat Blenkey & Irene Latchford for this unforgettable win!

Now it is off to Crufts in 2010. What a wonderful way to end a Junior Handling career- representing your country at the World Junior Finals.
* None of this would be possible without the guidance and mentorship of Cheryl Pike, MacLaren Shelties ( Thank you Cheryl for everything.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Cape Breton

My mom and I flew out to Saint John, New Brunswick last Thursday and stayed with our good friends, the Kearleys. We left for our 6 hour drive early Friday morning to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Sushi (BPISS MBPIG Ch. Osiris Making Headlines) won Best Puppy In Group all 4 shows. Thank you to judges, Paula & Roger Hartinger, Maida Puterman & Jackie Rusby. Despite Sushi not feeling well, she took the flight and everything else quite well! Sushi was handled by myself and by Terri-Lee Foley Cossar.

I had shown in Junior Handling both days. First day I showed a Shetland Sheepdog handled by Todd & Allison Foley named Alex (MBIS Am/Can Ch. Shelhaven Alaris) and the second day I showed an English Setter named Jagger (Am/Can Ch. Wingset's Jumpin' Jack Flash) owned by Tory Harvey! I had such a great time showing both dogs. I was also able to show Jagger in the breed and group on the last day. He is such a great dog!

We had such a great time in Nova Scotia. Met many new people and made many new friendships. Thanks so much to Terri Lee, for taking Sushi in the ring! She did a fabulous job as always.

Im sure I will be back soon. It is just to beautiful.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A New Champion!

At the New Brunswick Kennel Club dog shows this weekend, Miss Harlow (BPIS MBPIG Osiris Saturday Night Diva) picked up a Group 3rd and two more Best Puppy In Groups!! Winning the Group 3rd had also finished her Canadian Championship! Thank you to Canadian judge, Heather Logan for awarding her this much deserving win. Also, thank you to judge Vincent O'Brien from Ireland for awarding Harlow her 7th Best Puppy In Group.

Harlow has been making us very proud out on the East Coast. Thank you to handler, Terri-Lee Foley Cossar for guiding her to these wins.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

We are moving!!

Well we are finally moving to a bigger property! Our family had been wanting to move for quite some time now, and we are so glad to be moving this week.

We are moving to the beautiful countryside of Uxbridge, Ontario on 25 acres of land. About an hour from downtown Toronto, and very close to the GTA.

Home of Osiris Hounds

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Another exciting weekend!

Well, none of my own dogs here showed at a show this weekend. They all needed a well deserved break! However, represting Osiris Pharaoh Hounds... Harlow (BPIS MBPIG Osiris Saturday Night Diva) showed for 2 out of 3 days at the Fredricton Kennel Club in New Brunswick.

On Saturday, July 25th, under judge Rita Walker (CAN), Harlow did us proud by winning a Group 2nd and Best Puppy In Group!! Woohoo.
Today, July 26th, under judge Denys Janssen (South Am.), Harlow won a GROUP 1st!!!! She also automatically won Best Puppy In Group! Way to go Miss Harlow.

Thank you to handler, Terri Lee Foley-Cossar for guiding Harlow to these wins.

We are very pleased with what Harlow is achieving in the show ring and wish for many more wins to come. She is now up to 7 points towards her Canadian Championship.