"UKC GR CH/INT'L CH AH's Sanctuary Of The Heart"




Sire: UKC CH Crystal Cavern's Artic Sun

Dam: UKC GR CH/AKC CH AH's Crown Jewel Of A-Joy's

"Optigen DNA - Pattern B"



"Hope" is our pick of the litter from our girl Ruby's last litter whelped April 12, 2005.  On the left she was about 8 weeks old and on the right she was 5 months old.  She was shown at our UKC club show in October 2005 earning two Best Of Breed Novice Puppy wins and a "Reserve Best In Show Novice Puppy"



Hope started her UKC show career at our UKC Club's 15th Anniversary show where we hosted the 35th Annual UKC Fall National Specialty in October 2005.  She took a Best Standard Female/Breeder-Handler win all three shows with a Reserve Female win at the tender age of 6 months giving her the first 15 points needed toward her Champion title.


We attended the infamous after Thanksgiving UKC show hosted by the Cascade American Pit Bull Terrier club on October 25th through the 27th in Longview, WA.  They held six shows in three days.  We showed the second show on Friday allowing us time to groom dogs the night before and not have to hurry to the show site so early in the morning as it's about a two hour drive from here. 

Hope earned her first 35 point major in that first show with a "Best Of Winners" under judge Dorothy Jacobs!

We showed on Saturday both shows and in her first show she earned another 23 point major under judge Dennis Blickenstaff!



Her second show on Saturday earned her a third and final win with a 35 point major under judge June Pasko finishing her UKC Champion title with a total of 108 points and three majors under three separate judges.  All at the tender age of 7 months!  Needless to say, you could have blown me over with a feather!!!!

The accomplishment of finishing your "Bred By Exhibitor" puppy is an honor and AngelHeart~Eskies wishes to say "Thank You" to all those judges that placed her there!


On Sunday of that special Thanksgiving weekend we moved Hope up to her first Champion class competition.  They offered two shows that day and she took a Reserve Champion win in the first.  She then went on to take her first Champion class win in the second show giving her the first of five wins needed to complete her Grand Champion title.  Thank you to judge Sandra Drake for making that possible!



Hope was shown in "Bred By Exhibitor" class at the Puyallup, WA cluster in January '06.  She won Best Of Winners and Best Of Opposite earning her a 3 Pt. Major!  She's well on her way to finish her AKC title this year we hope!

Like her mother, Ruby, before her we plan to show her all the way through in "Bred By Exhibitor" class. A special class set aside for those breeders wishing to show their progeny and not only judge the conformation of the animal they are showing but the progress of the breeding program as well.  It's very special honor bestowed from the judges we show under and AKC also acknowledges those breeders that have finished their animals from that class by awarding an additional "BBE Champion Medallion"


It looks as though Hope has figured out what she's done and is quite pleased with herself...LOL.  This is one little girl that has all the sweetness of temperament but the panache and pizazz that it takes to win!  She seems to like the ring and has the focus it takes to concentrate on me and what it is we're there to do.  While she's still a youngster and has many months of maturing both physically and emotionally, I'm excited to see where she's going to take us! 

I am excited to have a puppy again to show but a little bummed that we finished class competition so quickly. While it's exciting to do it's so much more fun showing in class competition.  It gives the dog the ring training and etiquette they need to go on to the other level of competition as they mentally and physically mature.  We still have champion class competition to finish her Grand title and we also have the AKC venue to pursue.


On Mothers' Day 2007 our 3rd generation girl completed her UKC Grand Champion title with Pizazz!  Two weeks before she finished her title she won her fourth Champion Class win at AEDAO's Saint Helen, OR show with a Best Of Breed and a Group #1 Northern Breed taking us in for Best In Show.  Our judge had to leave early to catch a plane so was not able to place her Best In Show selections.  Had she of been there we might have brought home a Best In Show win.  In either case we are so very proud of our little girl and her accomplishments to date.  She finished her Grand Champion title on Mother's Day as if to say "Here ya go Mom, my Mother's Day gift to you!"  Please meet UKC GR CH/Int'l CH/(Almost AKC CH) AH's Sanctuary Of The Heart!  Known to us as "Hope"