I grew up in a VERY small town in rural Alaska. We
had 3 goldens, a German Sheperd and a lab/pointer. After the untimely death of the GSD at about 2 years old, my
mom decided that she wanted a breed with fewer health issues, thats where the Portuguese Water Dogs came in, she has them
today . My mom has been showing dogs for over 30 years, so its safe to say that I have been around it all my life.
When I was eleven I got a CD on our little golden bitch Kisha, in Novice B :) We did it in 4 attempts! As
I got older I took to more of the "teenage stuff" and didn't do much with the dogs. until........My junior year in High School when I met what you could say "both"
loves of my life....my now husband (Shane) and his Newf mix, 4X (four-by). He was the sweetest dog, you would never
know by looking at him he wasn't a purebred newf, Well, he was all it took. I got my first newf,Brody,in 1999 after
Shane and I moved to Anchorage (the big city of Alaska). I got my second newf from Nakiska Newfoundlands in 2002.
"Tux" aka, BISS. MBIS. Ch. Nakiska's Black Tie Affair, was indeed a great dog to start into showing Newfoundlands.
Tux has been alot of fun and a good travel parnter, we attended the Newfoundland National together for four
years. Since then Tux is retired living the leisure life! To see Tux's accomplishments view his page.
Since then I have had the opportunity to show some beautiful dogs, win groups and BIS with them. I haven't missed
a Newfoundland National Specialty in 8 years; it is a wonderful experience each time I attend!
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