2005 April update. Currently at
home with a big litter of 10 solid tri colour pups, Genie has continued
to be our most consistent show dog, even at seven years of age. To date
she has nearly 130CC's and is still a force to be reckoned with in the
ring, either at breed level or group level.
Genie's pups were born on April
16, the sire being Jake (see below). We hope to keep and campaign a
female from this litter. Watch this space for details!
With over 70CC's at just on four
years of age Genie has been a successful start to our breeding. She
has had some notable wins, especially at speciality level but has also
gained Best, Reserve and Age of Groups at All Breeds level consistently.
Genie's speciality wins include Best In Show, The Beagle Club, Wellington
(Judge - D Johnstone (Aust) Nov 1999) at 18 months of age, Best In Show,
South Island Beagle Club (Judge (Mrs) P Walden (Eng) May 2000) at 2
years of age and Reserve Best In Show, Otago Southland Hound Club (Judge
A Lane (Aust) September 2002) at four years of age.
Genie is a standard tricolour beagle
approximately 14" inches high.
All our beagles are hunted with the Christchurch beagle back during
the hunt season from March to October when we are not showing. Genie
has shown herself to be a dynamic power packed beagle in the field as
well as in the ring. Named best hunting hound on show at the recent
South Island Beagle Club show.
Genie recently went Best of Breed
and New Zealand Bred at the National Dog Show held in Wellington over
the 26th - 28th September, 2002.