Portuguese Water Dogs and Rhodesian Ridgebacks

GCHS Surfari’s Frankly My Dear AOM

WS38865401 DOB: 3/07/2016

ECR: Clear (3/2018)
PR-A: Clear
IC13: Carrier
JDCM: too young
GM-1: Clear

Orlando Shows and Year-end wrap (December, 2018)

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Frankie closed out her showing career in a big way, with a very strong November all the way through to a great showing in December in Orlando at the Royal Canin Championship circuit. First up was a nice breed win under respected judge Doug Johnson at the Del Valle Dog Club in late October. This was followed by a breed win at the KC of Salinas show, the same day as the PWDCNC Regional Specialty, where Frankie took Best Opposite. After, Frankie traveled to Arizona with Amy where she earned Bests of Breed seven of eight days.

In Florida, Frankie had a strong showing, with two Selects, a Best of Opposite, and an Award of Excellence at the Royal Canin AKC National Championship. Frankie ends the year as the 11th ranked PWD (Breed points). We are very proud of Frankie, and thankful for Amy Rutherford’s care and handling. Frankie can now look forward to motherhood in 2019 and as you can see by her retirement picture (at right), she is very happy and all smiles!

Summer Days 2018

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Frankie and Amy have been working hard all summer. Trips included Idaho and Oregon. As of July 31, Frankie is ranked #11 Breed and #10 All-breed. Great job, Frankie and Amy!

May 2018 Wrap-up

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May was a great month for Frankie and Amy. Together they earned nine bests of breed, along with a Group Fourth (Butte County KC under Judge Joe Gregory, below), and a Group First at the Kennel Club of the California Sierra, judge Steve Keating (right)! In June, Frankie and Amy will be at the beautiful Pasadena shows, as well as Woofstock!
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Spring 2018 (April, 2018)

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Even with our current focus on a new litter, we don’t want to forget about Frankie! Frankie is currently the seventh-ranked PWD in the country (breed points) as of March 31, 2018. Once again, many thanks to Amy Rutherford and Hayley Nitz for taking great care of Frankie and their excellent handling!

Winter 2018 shows: the Pacific Northwest and California (March 9, 2018)

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Frankie and Amy have been busy in early 2018, showing in Palm Springs, Puyallup WA, the Rose City Classic in Portland, Phoenix, Santa Clara, Albany OR, and KC of Beverly Hills. Along the Way, Frankie earned her Bronze Grand Championship before her second birthday!

One of the highlights was The Beverly Hills show (which will be televised on NBC April 1). Saturday March 3, Frankie was Best of Breed under Judge Arlene Davis, and Sunday March 4 she and Amy did one better by earning Best of Breed and a Group Fourth under Judge Judith Daniels. What a great birthday present for Frankie!

As of the end of February, Frankie is the tenth-ranked PWD (breed points) in the country. We are very proud of her and grateful to Amy Rutherford for her beautiful presentation of Frankie.
Year’s End: December Florida shows and AKC National Championship (Dec., 2017)
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The whole Surfari crew traveled to Florida for the week of shows in Orlando, including three all-breed shows, the Central Florida Working group show on Friday December 15, culminating in the AKC National Championship on the 16th and 17th. Frankie and Amy had a great week, with Frankie earning Select Bitch four out of the five days. The USSPWD supported entry on Friday featured beautiful trophies for which we thank the club (see left picture). We had a great week, staying again at Ft. Wilderness on Disney property, and enjoying the company of Lew and Casey Ingram and Frankie’s brother Jags.

On the way to Florida, we stopped in snowy(!) Gulfport, MS and the Mississippi Gulf Coast KC shows. Frankie and Mike earned a Group Fourth on Sunday, under judge Robin Stansell.
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Lake-Drake, Treasure Valley, and Harvest Moon Classic (Sept.–Oct. 2017)

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As summer turns into fall, Frankie and Amy have continued to show well. Frankie earned her Grand Championship in Idaho, at the age of 18 months. Then, Frankie had a great weekend at the Harvest Moon Classic in Pleasanton, CA the weekend of October 20, with a Best of Breed under Judge Christie Martinez on Friday, and an AOM under Judge Paula Nykiel on Saturday. Many thanks to the judges and to Amy’s expert handling.
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Del Monte KC, Lompoc Valley KC, Richmond DF (July- Aug 2017)

Frankie and Amy keep rolling through the summer! At Del Monte KC in Carmel on July 16 and 17, Frankie and Mike earned a Select Bitch ribbon (Judge Pamela Winter) and Best Opposite to eventual BIS winner Manly on Sunday under Judge Kimberly Cavanna. At Lompoc (July 29—30), Frankie and Amy earned two Bests of Breed under Judges Charles Trotter and Robert Stein. And in Dixon at the Richmond Dog Fanciers shows (Aug. 5—6), Frankie and Amy again took two Bests of Breed with tough competition. Roll on, Frankie and Amy!
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Woofstock 2017 (June 8-11 2017)

Frankie enjoyed a successful weekend at her first (the 10th annual) Woofstock! On Friday, Frankie and Mike went Select Bitch and Best of Breed Owner-Handled under Judge Cindy Stansell, and then onto an OH Group Second under Breeder-judge Cathy Dugan. Frankie showed the rest of the weekend with Amy Rutherford, going Select Bitch on Saturday (PWDCNC Supported Entry), and Best of Breed on Sunday under Judge Henry “Hank” Williams! We are very proud of our Frankie, and grateful for Amy’s expert presentation!
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Frankie New Champion! (Conejo KC/Angeles Canyon DC, April. 20 – 23 2017)

The Surfari kids visited Southern California for the shows in City of Industry, and had a lot of fun and success! Frankie Finished her championship in style, earning a Best of Breed from the Bred-by class under respected Judge Dana Cline on Thursday, April 20! On Friday, Frankie took Breed again, her first time as a Champion, and also earned a Group Third under Judge Keke Kahn (lower left). After a Best of Opposite on Saturday, Frankie again earned a Best of Breed under Judge Linda Stevens, visiting from Australia (lower right). A very successful weekend for Frankie, along with brother Jags and friend Spencer.

Frankie finished with four major wins (and the Best of Breed), all from the Bred-by class, at the age of 13 months.
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Heart of the Desert Classic (Feb. 2-6 2017)

Frankie had another fantastic weekend in Arizona. This five-day cluster included two Sweepstakes (Thursday with the Working Dog Club of Arizona, and Saturday at Sahuaro State KC), and a Supported entry courtesy of the Rio Salgado PWD Club on Saturday. Frankie earned Best in Sweepstakes on both of the days (and brother Jags took Best Opposite!). Thursday’s Sweeps judge was Ms. Heathyr Aguilar, while Saturday’s Sweeps judge was accomplished PWD Breeder Ms. Martha Thomas (below left photo). We are very honored that Martha chose Frankie!

The other shows went very well, also, with Frankie picking up two more majors: Saturday with Judge Marjorie Martorella (left photo), and Monday with Judge Connie Alexander (lower right photo). Frankie is now a single point from her Conformation Championship!

Sunday, Frankie earned Best Bred-By PWD, and went on to earn a BBE Group First in the big ring! Frankie was playful and expressive and had a lot of fun!

The trophies and prizes that the Rio Salgado club supplied on Saturday were simply amazing. Thanks to the club for their hospitality and generosity!
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Kennel Club of Palm Springs (Jan. 8, 2017)

Frankie earned Winners Bitch and Best of Winners in Indio on Sunday, Jan. 8 under judge Kimberly Meredith Cavanna! This is a very gratifying win for us as Judge Cavanna has also recognized Frankie’s mother Avery as well as Grandma Missy and awarded them major wins. KCPS is a beautiful venue and this win made the weekend truly special.

San Joaquin County KC (Nov. 27, 2016)

Judge Sandra Pretari Hickson chose Frankie as her Winners Bitch and Best of Winners in Stockton on Sunday, Nov. 27. Frankie and Mike also earned Best of Breed Owner-Handled, and later in the day earned an OH Group Fourth, also under Judge Hickson. Another amazing day for Frankie! We are very proud of her!
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2016 PWDCNC Specialty/Wine County KC
(Nov. 14, 2016)

Frankie had a great second show weekend! On Friday (PWDCNC Specialty), Judge Virginia Lyne awarded Frankie Best Bred-By. On Saturday (Wine Country KC), Judge Bill Shelton made Frankie Winners Bitch for a 4 point major, and awarded her an AOM in the breed ring! Quite an honor for Frankie at the age of only eight months!
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Frankie at the 2016 National Specialty
(September, 2016)

Frankie had a great PWDCA, which also happened to be her first show! She earned 4th place in 6-9 Puppy Bitch, with judge Edd Bivin. She also earned 1st in Futurity under breeder-Judge Susan Myrick, and 2nd in Sweeps under Ilona Griffioen-van Beek. Frankie is Surfari's Frankly my Dear, out of Surfari's Rodeo Sweetheart Rustyco "Avery" and Manitou Lone Star "Call". Whelped 3/7/2016.