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My new Home Page features the multi-championed dogs of Phantom Wood. Working on this page brought back a lot of memories and some tears. Many of these dogs have passed on, but their legacy lives on in their offspring and in the hearts of their owners. All these dogs have earned at least 2 Championships, one in conformation and one or more in a working venue. They are all "Beautiful Working Dogs" - how blessed I have been to share my life with them.
THE PHANTOM WOOD HALL OF FAME AND PARADE OF WORKING CHAMPIONS
Jem's sire and dam: (CH Birchill's Warwick CDX TDX Sch1 x CH Von Brader's Elsa)
Carly was owner-handled to her breed Championship and earned her majors under respected breeder-judges Joan Klem and Susan Rademacher. Carly never quit - the day she finished her CH, it was a hot day in Tennessee and the breed ring was in the middle of an asphalt parking lot. I knew I could rely on Carly's great heart and her love of showing - she did her final go-around with that far-reaching gait of hers, flying around the ring effortlessly. I'll never forget the moment the judge pointed to her.
Carly was in the Medallion Rottweiler Club Hall of Fame, she was an ARC Gold Dam (one litter) and because she was one of the Top 3 obedience Rottweilers in the country, she participated in the National Obedience Invitational 2 years in a row, winning the Working Group the first year. As a Veteran, she won many Veteran and Veteran Sweeps classes, wowing the crowd with her high energy and beautiful, flowing gait even after 11 years of age. "Once in a lifetime" dog is not a phrase I would use lightly, since all my dogs shine with their own light, but in this case I think it applies. My little girl Carly will always be in my heart.
(CH Goldeiche Ara von Brader CD x CH Queeny vom Fusse der Eifel CD)
(Jem x CH Jay-San's Reell Gespiel CD TD)