Portuguese Water Dogs and Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Surfari’s Third Generation: Abbie and Avery puppies

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Happy 4th Birthday! (Jan. 2019)

Pom Pom (“Ruffian” from Abbie’s first litter, Abbie x Alika) recently celebrated her 4th Birthday in style, with presents, yummy hamburger and mashed potato cake, and all of her best friend Nicole’s friends. Her celebration is a great way to represent the birthday of the whole litter.
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Woofstock 2017 (June 8-11 2017)

Jags and his family, Lew and Casey had a great time at Woofstock! Jags showed with Laura each day, and earned an AOM on Saturday, which was supported by the PWDCNC! In addition to a beautiful ribbon, Jags won a PWD crate pad! Jags is all set to do water work, Rally and other fun things over the summer. Great job, Jags!
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Pasadena KC (June 3-4 2017)

Jags New Champion!

Jags earned his AKC championship on Saturday June 3 under Judge Diane Landstrom. Jags was Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex over a Special for his final two points. Huge congratulations to his owners, Lew and Casey! Photo (left) courtesy of Sharon Carvalho.

Puppy Splash (Abbie x JJ) earned his first point on Sunday, going Winners Dog. Splash is owned by Mariano and Eileen, and they plan to continue to show him themselves at shows later this year.

This was Surfari’s first trip to the Pasadena KC, and we really enjoyed the beautiful venue and weather!
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Vino (Abbie x Alika, Thoroughbreds Litter; June 1, 2017)

Vino and his owners Tami and Chris have been busy! Tami says “Vino passed his K-9 Special Breeds class. He also went thru training to be a therapy dog. Yah!!! He passed all the testing for Therapy training! We can't wait for the first visit of many, to go socialize with all the children at Ronald McDonald House. Just need to get our Official ID Card and we're off. It is wonderful to have a dog that listens so well. I just love him so much!” We are so happy that sweet Vino will be helping others!
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Posey (Avery x Alika, Giants Litter; May 10, 2017)

Posey has been doing some therapy work through the Valley Humane Society and her mom, Tricia. After a few visits with a mentor team, they will be official! Last week, Posey went to the local high school to provide some AP and Final Exam stress relief. Soon, she will help elementary kids learn how to read books. What a good girl!
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Conejo KC/Angeles Canyon DC (April. 20 – 23 2017)

Jags and Spencer had a great weekend in Southern California at the City of Industry shows. Jags was Winners Dog Monday under Judge Keke Kahn (left hand photo), Spencer earned Winners on Saturday under Judge Johan Becerra-Hernandez, and Sunday Jags earned Winners and Best Opposite to sister Frankie under Australian Judge Linda Stevens (right-hand photo)! Everyone earned points and had fun. The shows are at the Industry Hills Expo center equestrian pavilion, and we were all treated to beautiful evening views of the LA Basin.

This was Spencer’s first weekend in the ring, and Lynn had a lot of fun showing him (and Jags!). We will definitely be going back to this show in the future!
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Heart of the Desert Classic (Feb. 2-6 2017)

Jags continues to develop and into a spirited show dog! He had another great 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. Jags earned Best Opposite in Sweepstakes to his sister Frankie on both of the days. Thursday’s Sweeps judge was Ms. Heathyr Aguilar, while Saturday’s Sweeps judge was accomplished PWD Breeder Ms. Martha Thomas (left photo).

Jags picked up his second major win on Saturday – Best of Winners with Judge Marjorie Martorella (right photo), In addition, he was awarded Best Puppy, and he went on to a Puppy Group Third!

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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2016 PWDCNC Specialty
(Nov. 14, 2016)

Our dogs had a great time in Napa for the PWD Club of Northern California Specialty show on Friday, Nov. 11 with Judge Virginia Lyne. Jags was Winners Dog and Best Puppy for a 3 point major towards his championship! Frankie was best Bred-by, and Avery was Brood Bitch (with Jags and Frankie). Wine Country Kennel Club was on Saturday with Judge Bill Shelton, and the PWDCNC supported this entry with nice ribbons and prizes. This time Frankie was Winners Bitch for a 3 point major, and Jags went Reserve Winners Dog and Best Puppy again. Later in the day, Jags earned a Puppy Group Second under Judge Shelton. This was only their second show weekend!
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PWDCA National Specialty
(Sept. 25, 2016)

Avery’s puppy Jags, Surfari's Jagged Edge, showed for his first time at the Specialty where he earned a 4th in Futurity under Susan Myrick, and a 2nd in Sweeps under Ilona Griffioen-van Beek. Jags is owned by Casey Ingram and Lewis Ingram, and is sired by Manitou Lone Star, “Call”.
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PWDCA National Specialty
(Sept. 25, 2016)

Frankie also had a great PWDCA, also 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. Photo by Nancy Gaffney.
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Happy Fourth! (July, 2016)
Surfari puppy Pom Pom (from Abbie’s 2015 litter) got all dressed up for the Fourth of July. Pom Pom lives in Ventura and enjoys agility and dressing up (obviously!).
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(March 28, 2016) Shadow (Surfari’s Sham Smasher) finished his AKC Championship at the San Mateo/Oakland Kennel Club shows over March 24-27. Shadow and Laura took Winners Dog on Thursday under judge Linda Reidel, and they finished Shadow’s championship on Sunday with a crossover 4 point major! Thank you judge Ek Sankunakup!

Shadow is out of Abbie and Alika, and is just 14 months old. His six week trip to Aunt Laura’s house was very successful! Now he gets to enjoy agility and obedience with his family, Kimberly, PJ and Kaitlyn!
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Shadow making waves!

(March 1, 2016) Shadow (Surfari’s Sham Smasher) has been hitting the show ring and has had a good run so far. In December at the Antioch/Santa Cruz Kennel Club Shows, he earned Best of Winners under judge Ole Nielsen for a 4 point major! Thanks to Amy Rutherford for showing Shadow at Antioch! On Saturday, February 20, Shadow again earned a Best of Winners under judge Susan Catlin (pictured right).

In February and March, Shadow is visiting Laura Reeves and she will show him in Oregon and California. Go Shadow and Laura!

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Ruger New Champion!

(November 21, 2015) At only thirteen months old, Ruger earned his Championship at the Golden Valley Kennel Club under Judge Robert Shreve! Ruger earned all of his points from the Bred-By class, and he is Surfari’s first fully bred-by Champion! Congrats to owners Unica and Travis Martin, and good job Ruger!
(Wine Country KC/PWDCNC Regional Specialty, November 6-8, 2015)

Surfari had a fun and successful weekend at the Northern California PWD Club Regional Specialty and Wine Country Kennel Club shows. On Friday at the Regional Specialty, Abbie puppy Shadow earned a Best Puppy with Laura, and Abbie earned Select Bitch with Mike. In addition, Missy earned best Brood Bitch (with Abbie and Rucker), and Rucker earned best Stud Dog! On Saturday, Shadow earned Reserve Winners Dog to the five-point major. It was a great Specialty and Specialty weekend, and a great time!
(Bonanza KC, Carson City NV, Sept. 26-27 2015)

Rucker and Shadow had a great weekend in Carson City! Rucker took home his third major win with a Best of Winners under PWD Breeder Judge Joyce Vanek. Shadow had a blast showing to Judge Vanek, and on Sunday he earned a Reserve Winners Dog ribbon under Judge Marcie Dobkin. Good job, boys!!

(Sept. 23, 2015) Avery x Alika Giants World Series Litter is one year old! Here are some current photos of the puppies!

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Tux (Pagan)!

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Cisco (Panda)!

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Cooper (Panik)!

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Oliver (Crawford)!

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Neptune (MadBum)!

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(September, 2015) Ruger was Winners Dog at Sir Francis Drake KC on September 12, 2015 under Judge Ken Murray. With the two points, Ruger now has 8 points towards his conformation championship and both majors!
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(August, 2015). Abbie x Alika puppy Shadow (litter name: Tari) went out into the show ring for the first time at the Mensona Kennel Club on Saturday, August 22. Judge Terry DePietro awarded Shadow Winners Dog and Best of Winners for his first point! Shadow’s family Kimberly, Patrick and Kaitlyn were there to share in the excitement!
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(August, 2015) On the way home from Michigan, Ruger went to the Reno Kennel Club shows. On Saturday, he earned a three-point major under Judge Kim Meredith Cavanna! On Sunday, he made Reserve Winners Dog to the major under Judge Beth Sweigert!
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(August, 2015) Crosby (Avery x Alika) traveleled to Michigan for the 2015 PWDCA National Specialty, where friend Ty Rust showed him. Crosby earned third place in 9-12 month Futurity.
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(August, 2015) Ruger also travelled to Michigan with Lynn and Mike. Ruger earned fourth place in the 9-12 month Futurity.
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(July, 2015). Here’s Finnegan (Abbie x Alika), earning a 4-6 Month Puppy Group 2 at Coeur d’Ilene Idaho! Finnegan is a fun puppy, and we are looking forward to showing him some more in the fall.