2011 Czarcrest News Archives
Carol Walker is kind enough to once again share her annual Christmas photo with us. Now, if we could only have some snow.....
Another one of Susan Chapman's dogs has also launched a modeling career. CH Czarcrest's Bonnie Wee Blue Angel RE NA NAJ JE ("Bean") is seen here in Carson's Christmas ad. Bean is owned by Susan Chapman and Michele Czarnecki.
Czarcrest's Hero's Hope RA OA OAJ OF ME EE ("Hope").........coming soon to ltdcommodities.com!
Proud owner Susan Chapman also recently sent the following performance updates:
Obedience and Rally.....CH Czarcrest's Bonnie Wee Blue Angel RE NA NAJ NF JE ("Bean"), owned by Susan Chapman and Michele Czarnecki, placed 2nd out of 12 competitors in Obedience Novice B and 1st place out of 5 competitors in Beginning Obedience at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America Specialty in Kimberton, PA on October 7, 2011. The following day Bean earned her Rally Excellent title, placing 1st in Excellent A.
Rally and Agility.....Czarcrest's Hero's Hope RA OA OAJ OF ME EE ("Hope"), owned by Michele Czarnecki and Susan Chapman, earned her Rally Advanced title, placing 4th in Advanced A class at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America Specialty. Hope also placed 2nd in Excellent Jumpers with Weaves on October 5, 2011 at the National Specialty agility trial in Kimberton.
On November 1, 2011 a special little Westie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. U-AGII U-CDX CH Czarcrest's Charlotte of Halo CDX RA NA NAJ passed in the loving arms of Carol and Gordon Walker. Charlotte was 16 & 1/2. Charlotte was not only a Champion, but an excellent performance dog, as seen by the long list of AKC and UKC titles she and Carol achieved, Charlotte also received a Versatile Dog Award at age 14 from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America.
Our condolences to Carol and Gordon. All of us who knew her will always remember her sweet spirit. She was much loved. Rest in peace, Charlotte.
The West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Illinois held their Howl-o-ween party on Sunday, October 23, 2011 at Dogtopia in Munster, Indiana. Pictured are some of the WHWTCNI members in attendance including a large contingent of Czarcrest Westie owners.
Bob Bassett and an ungroomed GCH CH Czarcrest's Hey Look Me Over! ("Mia"), aka "Mia the Mop", won the prize for "most creative" costume.
Judy Baird's most recent Earthdog qualifiers are seen on October 15, 2011 at the Oakdale Reservoir in Oakdale, California with Master Earthdog judge Mary Bayley. On the left is Tristan of Czarcrest ("Tristan") with his first Intro to Quarry ribbon. CH Czarcrest's Double Latte SE ("Teyah") is on the right receiving her Master Earthdog award. Congratulations to Judy, Tristan and Teyah!
CH Czarcrest's Cure For The Blues CD RN OAP NJP ("Curtis") earned his first leg in Excellent Standard Preferred on October 9, 2011 at Peoria Obedience Training Club's agility trial. Curtis earned a first placement with a score of 100. Congratulations to Curtis and owner trainer Carol Walker!
Photo courtesy of Giordano Photography
CH Czarcrest '06 Karley Davidson ("Karley") and CH Czarcrest's Midsummer's Knight are happy to announce the FAB 5!! This litter of 3 boys and 2 girls arrived on June 21, 2011 and are shown here at 6 weeks old. Thanks to Giordano Photography for this photo. Breeders are Caitlin Giordano and Michele Czarnecki.
Czarcrest Westies announces our 48th Champion. Czarcrest's Double Play JE ("Tag") finished his title at the Waukesha, Wisconsin shows on July 31, 2011. Tag was expertly handled and conditioned by Courtney Kniola.
Special thanks to Judy Baird for all she did to accomplish this goal as well as his Junior Earthdog Title!
Tag is pictured here at the Kettle Moraine show earlier in July.
Photo courtesy of Susan Chapman
Tag with his new owner, Marty Koole.
CH Czarcrest's True Blue ("Trudy") and CH Czarcrest's Midsummer's Knight ("Keegan") are proud parents of two male puppies seen here at 7 weeks old. They are known as "Hunk" and "Chunk".
Susan Chapman sends the following update on her Westies' accomplishments in multiple events on the weekend of the West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Illinois Specialty Show.
CH Czarcrest's Blue Moon VCD1 RAE NA OAJ OJP NF ME ("Blue"), owned by Susan Chapman and Michele Czarnecki, finished his Rally Advanced Excellent title at the Great Lakes All Terrier Club and the North Shore Dog Obedience Club trials held in Grayslake, IL during the Specialty weekend. To earn this title, dog and handler must qualify at ten shows for both the Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent classes. Susan and Blue are shown with their trainer, Shirley Tipsword (right). Blue also passed the Senior Earthdog tests at the Central Iowa Dachshund Club and the Gem City Agility Club in May and June, bringing him closer to the next level of versatility award from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America.
Czarcrest's Hero's Hope RN NA OAJ OF ME EE ("Hope"), owned by Susan Chapman and Michele Czarnecki, earned her first 2 legs toward her Rally Advanced title at the Great Lakes All Terrier Club and the North Shore Dog Obedience Club trials held in Grayslake, IL. Hope qualified in the Senior and Master Earthdog tests at the Central Iowa Dachshund Club and the Gem City Agility Club, bringing her to 3 legs toward her Endurance Earthdog 2 title and giving hr the qualifications for the Versatile Dog Excellent award from the West Highland White Terrie Club of America.
CH Czarcrest's Bonnie Wee Blue Angel RA NA NAJ NF JE ("Bean"), owned by Susan Chapman and Michele Czarnecki, earned her first 2 legs toward her Rally Excellent title at the Great Lakes All Terrier Club and the North Shore Obedience Club trials held in Grayslake, IL. Bean also placed first in the Beginner Novice class at the North Shore Obedience Club in a class of 3 othe dogs (one of which was a Golden Retriever).
Czarcrest Westies would like to announce our first VCD1 title holder. Dogs awarded this title must have novice agility, obedience and tracking dog titles. This AKC distinction shows once again the versatility of this special dog, BISS CH Czarcrest's Blue Moon VCD1 RE NA OAJ OJP NF ME **WHWTCA Master of Versatility 2 and ROM** as well as the hard work put in by his owner Susan Chapman. Congratulations to Susan and Blue on this latest accomplishment.
Czarcrest Westies has received an update from Mike and Teri Crouch on the 4 ounce puppy ("Thumbelina") that Michele hand raised from Darby's litter......
Lucy has adjusted well to her move to Florida. She is a healthy, happy and energetic puppy. And now she weighs 7 lbs. 5 ozs. Along with the usual stuffed toys she received as gifts from our friends, her favorite toys are empty water bottles and plastic milk jugs....what a surprise! She is enjoying the beautiful weather and loves to go for long walks (more running than walking).
On our walks we have met more of our neighbors than ever. The other day a man visiting from Long Island, New York came running out of his friend's condo to see her. He said he had heard about the "beautiful Westie puppy" in the neighborhood and wanted to see for himself. He and his wife have been Westie owners for 32 years and after meeting her, he announced her as "perfect".
We are constantly asked "where did you get such a beautiful dog?" and "is that a real dog?" But, alas, she is not perfect (yet). She chews on everything but is getting much better. She still has some training accidents (which is our fault, but she's so darn fast....she goes to the door and if we're not paying attention......well, you know). And she doesn't like her bedtime routine changed in any way.
She is such a joy and makes us laugh every day about the most mundane things. We thank you, Mama Michele, every day for all the love and loving care you gave her to help her be the thriving puppy she is now. She's the best little girl we could ask for!
Photo courtesy of Susan Chapman
CH Czarcrest's Hey Look Me Over! ("Mia") became the first Czarcrest Westie to attain the title of AKC Grand Champion. Mia earned this distinction at the West Highland White Terrier Club of Northern Illinois Specialty at the International Kennel Club Show in Chicago on February 27. Mia was awarded Best of Opposite Sex under judge Mrs. Robert D. Smith to earn her fourth major since the first of the year in Grand Champion competition.
Incidentally, it was at the same the same show two years ago in 2009 that Mia earned her first points toward her AKC Championship as a young puppy, also earning a major win and Best of Opposite Sex on that day.
Photo courtesy of Susan Chapman
Mia was expertly handled to her Grand Champion title by Courtney Kniola, to whom her owners wish to express their deepest gratitude. Mia is owned and bred by Bob and Deanna Bassett and Michele Czarnecki.
Mia is sired by CH Czarcrest's Mi'Wee Griffin RN CGC ROM x CH Czarcrest's Look at Me!
Our tiny Thumbelina (aka Lucy) poses one last time with Michele before she leaves for her new home.
Thumbelina with her new people Teri and Mike Crouch.
Thumbelina sporting her new coat for her journey home to Florida........ (It's cold up here in the Midwest!)
Trudy and Griffin with snow beards waiting to come in after a romp in the snow.
A puppy evaluation party for the Darby/Keegan litter was held on January 22, 2011. We also evaluated a litter bred by Jeanine Price sired by CH Czarcrest's Mi'Wee Griffin RN CGC ROM. The cake with the puppies' photo on it was a big hit.
Some of the guests eating and visiting after evaluating the puppies. A good time was had by all.
Czarcrest's Can U Keep A Secret? ("Keeper") earned her Championship title with a 3 point major at the Land O'Lakes Kennel Club show in St. Paul, Minnesota on January 8 under Judge Gloria Geringer. Keeper is owned by Carol Walker and Michele Czarnecki, bred by Caitlin Hawryskow Giordano and Michele Czarnecki, and handled by Courtney Kniola and Tony Vacha,
U-CDX U-AGII Czarcrest's Carefree Chloe CDX RE AXP AJP OA OAJ NF ("Chloe") earned two agility titles in 2010. She earned her second and third legs in Novice Fast in July at the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana. She earned her third leg in Excellent Standard Preferred in September at Capitol Canine Training Club for her AXP title. Chloe is concentrating on obedience now, having earned her first leg toward her Utility Dog title in September at Peoria Obedience Training Club.
Let's have a picnic!
CH Czarcrest's Double Dare Ya! ("Darby") and CH Czarcrest's Midsummer's Knight ("Keegan") are proud to show off their November litter. Darby is owned by Chris Heroy and Michele Czarnecki and Keegan is owned by Theresa Hawryszkow and Michele Czarnecki.
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