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Some thoughts at the dawn of the new year...
2010 is bound to be a great year for Beltane & Krisma Kerries. We have some wonderful youngsters getting ready for competition and although we are not heavily campaigning a special at this time we are having fun with Kyser & Liviah in the BOB ring this year, we might even see if Riley wants to hit the ring again.
Despite a few Kerry competitor's disparaging remarks we continue year after year to breed wonderful, healthy Kerries who not only have great conformation but also superb personalities. We thank the numerous well respected judges who have complemented our breeding program and awarded our dogs many Best of Breed awards as well as group wins and multiple group placements (primarily owner handled). These great judges are responsible for our dogs ranking high in both breed and all-breed statistics.
Young Leo (with novice owner Allison) finished in January and we expect his sister Alice to do well in the coming months.
Cormac in Canada is close to being our first Canadian Champion.
Onour and Olive are both very close to completing their AKC championships as well as Draco's other kids, Emma in Oklahoma (who was a winner at the 2009 Eukanuba Cup), Magoo in Illinois & Kaiser in Arkansas. Draco's son Finn in Colorado is off to a great start with his novice owner Phil. Draco's daughter Aoife in Alaska will soon make her show debut. Draco's third litter is due April 2010 and we can hardly wait to meet these new babies out of our girl Jinx.
Syrus is maturing even better than we expected and will soon join his cousins in the winning line-up.
Brogan has pups ready to hit the ring, Picasso with us, Jazz & Journey in Missouri, Picabo in Colorado and Peanut in California.
We are excited beyond words about Eden & Izen, our pups from Bella and the Irish import Ch. Dalstar Verdi...these pups make us go "WOW".
We look forward to Felix entering the ring again this summer. Felix & Magic's son, Malachi, will be making a splash in Canada. Felix's second litter will be with Krisma's foundation bitch and shining star Revlin. We are certain those puppies will add yet more jewels to Rev's crown.
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to introduce many new Kerry owners to the joy of dog shows, nothing compares to the sense of accomplishment for a breeder than to assist the new owner in gaining their first win.
We are contemplating other exciting ventures for this year, stay tuned for details as the year progresses.