Bravo for BAALCHE…

…FROM BARBARA GRIFFIN, “Here is the picture I chose for Baalche’s award as the AKC’s Top Agility Xolo for 2012. His picture and the pictures of the other top agility dogs of their breed will be shown at the banquet at the Invitational. I am so proud of my little buddy! CH Baalche (Hoover) RN MX MXJ NAP NJP OF

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“This is his 3rd year as AKC’s Top Agility Xolo. (My Quixote had the honor the previous 2 years.) Here is Baalche’s official name with most of his titles • AKC CH SBIS XCUSA Ch UCICB CAC CACH (IntNatEhren Ch) Baalche (Hoover) Mex FCI CGC RN ThD NCC NJC O-NJC S-NJC OJC NAC O-NAC TG-N TN-N O-TN-N S-TN-N TN-O O-TN-O WV-N JS-N RN-N CL1-R CL1-H CL 1-F TBAD NA NAJ OA OAJ MX AXJ NAP NJP OF MXJ NCC NJC O-NJC S-NJC OJC NAC O-NAC TG-N TN-N O-TN-N S-TN-N TN-O O-TN-O WV-N

A fond farewell to a great Xolo…

…From Eva Voslarova in the Czech Republic: “I am very sorry to announce that our beloved FCI Int. Champ., World and European Champ. 2000 Caterina (Hoover) passed away (14.2.1999 – 12.10.2013). Our whole family misses her terribly but fortunately she did not suffer and just fell asleep yesterday evening. She has been taking her heart medicine for some time but still enjoyed her life and had no visible health problems or limits to her lifestyle. It was just this week when she seemed to be more tired and mostly resting and sleeping and finally did not wake up. I believe she had as long and happy life as a dog can have but still it was too short for us! We will miss her a lot…” Farewell dear Caterina. May your star shine brightly.

Such Good News…

…Barbara Griffin of Salem, Oregon writes: “I got a nice surprise this morning. “Besito,” GCH Besitos Valentin qualified for the AKC National Owner-Handled Finals. Last year he qualified as one of the top 10 conformation Xolos. He joins “Baalche” CH Baalche (Hoover) RN MX MXJ NAP NJP OF who has qualified for the AKC Agility Invitational for the 3rd year. Both boys are “Hoover Hounds,” bred by my dear friend Patty Hoover, Besito Xolos.”
Congratulations on your hard work with the boys, Barbara!!!!!.