Over the years, each and every dog I have owned, bred and/or handled has been a gift and a blessing. I've had sooooo much fun, and look forward to much more to come! No records have been made nor broken - I do this strictly as a hobby, not as a livelihood. I have a full time "real" job. I have always prided myself in showing honest, extremely competitive dogs.
I wish to thank all who have contributed to our successes over the years - the breeders, the judges, the friends, the supporters - all of which would be far too lengthy to list.
The following is a tribute list to some the lovely Chihuahuas that I have loved, owned, purchased, bred, finished and/or proudly handled for others (I'm sure I've left out a few though. . .) and ESPECIALLY to the late Irene Matzke, my mentor and friend, and to all my little loves who have passed on to Rainbow Bridge - truly "your candle burned out much too soon...."
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CH. HANDWERK'S FONDA FONDU
What a dumpling she was!
CH. MCCASLAND'S PARDIEZ
He was such a wonderful little man and a dream to show!
CH. HANDWERK'S APRIL FAWN
One of my favorites bred by Esther Handwerk. She produced several lovely champions.
CH. DANLYN'S POCO BUEN TIPO
Group placer & my all time favorite showman/constant companion. This dog was incredible & we used to actually have "conversations". Sire of Ch. Danlyn's Poco Texas Tick - grandson of Ch. El Bravo Nino De Poco, one of my mentor's champions.
CH. DARTAN'S BLACK FANG
A lovely dog who went on to sire several nice get.
CH. CAMERON'S FERNANDO. (photo unavailable).
CH. HOWLETT'S TIJUANA BRASS
Chico was sired by Ch. F Bar's Lickety Split, a son of Int Ch. Jay's Speedy Gonzales. He finished easily & is pictured here as a puppy. Bred & owned by Emily Howlett.
CH. DANLYN'S POCO TEXAS TICK
Son of "Tipo," judge Dorothy Nickles said, "You're gonna have some fun with him!".
CH. KEEWEE'S KAVALIER
Sire of Ch. Lynne's Ruffian. Sired by Ch. Heartsday Peter Piper, a grandson of Ch. Shroyer's Rock Robin.
CH. FRITSCHE'S POCO LUCIA - finished undefeated. Lucy was an outstanding example of the quality of Irene's dogs. (Photo unavailable)
CH. CUPID'S GIVE IT TO MIKEY
Mikey was bred by my long, lost friend, Lela Piltz. Where are you Lela?
CH. HOWLETT'S AMIGO SMOKY BEAR
Smokey won BOB over group-winning specials competition as a puppy - shown going BOW from Puppy Class at Texas Chihuahua Club Specialty under the late Gil Dishongh. He showed like an Arab stallion! Bred & owned by Emily Howlett.
CH. DANLYN'S CHERRY BOMB
Best In Specialty - Texas Chihuahua Specialty under Judge Marilyn Ellis (& completely out of coat!) Sired by Ch. Regalaire's Gorgeous George, a littermate of Ch. Regalaire's Masked Marvel.. Her favorite words were "wanna go show?"
CH. LYNNE'S INCA
Finished with all majors. Sired by Ch. McCasland's Pardiez, Inca was the lovely product of combining Ch. Pardy and Ch. Tipo.
CH. LYNNE'S RUFFIAN
Sired by Ch. KeeWee's Kavalier and out of my Irish Setter red longcoat foundation bitch, Danlyn's Ruby Begonia, a granddaughter of Ch. Shroyer's Rickee Robin. His pictures just never did him justice!
CH. HOWLETT'S MIDNIGHT COWBOY
Angus is shown taking Best of Variety under Judge Norm Patton. Bred by Emily Howlett and co-owned with Pat Marshall.
CH. HOWLETT'S RIO HONDO, C.D. Photo unavailable.
CH. LICHTENSTEIN'S FROSTY BLUE Photo unavailable.
CH. MIVIDA'S THE STAR WALKER
Luke was sired by Ch. Dartain's The Invader x Ch. Mivida's Starmist - a repeat breeding of Ch. Mivida's The Star Warrior. Bred by the Mary Sue Gill and owned by Emily Howlett.
CH. KECAN'S DESIGNER AT RILEY'S
What a luscious little lady she was! Bred by G. Kieke & C. Nelson and owned by Betty Riley.
CH. HOWLETT'S GINGERBREAD GIRL
This gal won multiple Toy Group placements - she had that "look at me" attitude! Bred & owned by Emily Howlett.
CH. REGALAIRE'S MARVELOUS CHIP
Finished undefeated with all majors, including a 5 pointer. Sired by Ch. Regalaire's Masked Marvel. The dam of an all champion litter of 3 sired by Ch. Kay's Don Feleciano. Bred by Regalaire & owned by me.
CH. BEAU CHIEN'S LIL' WONDER WAGG
Finished at 10 months of age with 4 majors, including one 5 pointer. Bred by Millie Williams & owned by Renee Meche (Trahan).
CH. REGALAIRE'S MASKED MARVEL JR.
Shown limitedly, he was awarded 117 Best Of Varieties, 24 Toy Group placements (including a first), 6 Best In Specialties, #2 longcoat for '84, Best Of Variety at the Purina Invitational in '86, in top ten in '84, '85. '86 & '87. A truly lovely dog & terrific little showman. Bred & owned by Regalaire Chis.
CH. REGALAIRE'S MASKED MARVEL JR.
Jr. pictured winning Best In Specialty (his first of 6 BISS wins) at the Dallas Chihuahua Specialty from the Puppy Class.
CH. REGALAIRE'S MASKED MARVEL
Sire of "Jr.", Ch. Regalaire's Marvelous Chip and many other champions after very limited breeding. Big Marvel bred by Regalaire Chis, was sold as a puppy but returned to Regalaire at approx. 6 or 7 years of age and I was blessed to have him for awhile.
CH. REGALAIRE'S EL POCO MARVEL
A repeat breeding of Jr., El Poco won a Toy Group 2nd under Mrs. Gately during limited specialing. El Poco and his litter brother, Ch. Regalaire's Don Marvel, both finished. Bred & owned by Regalaire Chis.
CH. REGALAIRE'S HAPPY OVATION
Sired by Jr., "Speedy's" dam is Ch. Regalaire's Fashion Blue, a daughter of Ch. Kay's Don Feleciano x Ch. Regalaire's Marvelous Chip. Bred & owned by Regalaire Chis.
CH. BRADFORD'S SASSIE LASSIE photo unavailable.
CH. TEQUILA SUNRISE XXIX
CheeWee finished undefeated in two weekends and won multiple Toy Group placements. The dam of Ch. Beau Chien's Bon Ttmps Roulez, she died suddenly after her pups were weaned. She was one of those "once in a lifetime" dogs. To know her was to love her. Owned by Renee Meche (Trahan).
CH. ANDERSON'S WILLY WONKA - Photo unavailable.
CH. KIVOX'S PATCHWORK
Patches was a lovely English import from Iris Cox's kennel. Owned by Betty Riley.
CH. RICHARD'S FATIMA
Sired by CH. ST'S FERNANDO. She was bred to Jr. and produced one male pup which finished undefeated. Bred by Mary Richards and later owned by me.
CH. LYNNE'S SUNKIST
Sunny is the dam of Ch. Lynne's Sam's Son. She produced 6 pups in each of 2 breedings and was spayed after the 2nd litter - 12 pups is enough for any bitch in her lifetime. Although we didn't save them all, the ones that lived were lovely.
CH. NANCE'S ROWDY TITIAN
sired by Ch. Nance's Star Titian, a son of Ch. Mivida's The Star Warrior,. Bred by N. Nance.
CH. NANCE'S BENI OF HALLMAN
Best In Specialty winner at Texas Chihuahua Specialty under breeder/judge Carolyn Mooney held in conjunction with the Chihuahua Club of America's rotating national specialty, multiple Toy Group placements. Sired by Ch. Belmeade's Beni Fred (who was awarded Best Veteran at the same show) - Beni Fred was a son of Ch. Ouachitah For Your Eyes Only. Bred by N. Nance & owned by B. VanValien.
CH. KECAN'S DREAM WEAVER - photo unavailable.
CH. KECAN'S ZIGGY - photo unavailable.
CH. BEAU CHIEN'S BON TEMPS ROULEZ
Lilly was sired by Ch. Regalaire's Masked Marvel, Jr. and out of Ch. Tequilla Sunrise XXIX. She always carried enough coat for 3 dogs! She was exceptional. Bred by Renee Trahan and owned by me.
CH. ROYAL ACRES THE DEACON
Toy Group winner under the late great judge, Derek Rayne. This was the first time I'd ever put my hands on this dog. Bred by J. Flint & owned by Lorna Skousen.
CH. H&J'S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Bred by Jack Phariss & owned by Betty Riley.
CH. ROYAL LOOK'S BLK&TN DELIGHT
A double granddaughter of Ch. Jalwood Jellybird, son of Ch. Dartan's Pirate Blackbeard. Bred by Royal Look and owned by me.
CH. LYNNE'S SAM'S SON
Sam is a Grt-grandson of Ch. Dartan's Elfin Magic. His dam is Ch. Lynne's Sunkist. Sam had the absolutely ideal temperament.
CH. NANCE'S SPIRITED LAD
Sire of Ch. Lynne's Howlett Texas Spirit. Diego was sired by Fidelma Dixie's Ch. Emerald Spirit Of Cutter.
CH. HOWLETT'S TINY DANCER - what a little showpony!! Mia was quick to finish. Photo unavailable.
CH. HOWLETT'S CHULA NINA
Pictured winning WB & BOS at the Houston Chihuahua Specialty for a 3 pt. major. Bred & owned by Emily Howlett.
CH. LYNNE'S HOWLETT TEXAS SPIRIT
Sired by Ch. Nance's Spirited Lad, "Tex" was Best in Sweepstakes and Best Puppy at the Texas Chihuahua Specialty, and won a 5 pt. major that same weekend at River City Cluster of Dog Shows over specials competition from 6-9 Puppy Class under Judge Sandra Goose Allen. Bred by Emily Howlett & owned by me.
CH. CAM'S ROBIN DE ANDERSON
Pictured taking Best of Variety over specials competition for 4 pt. major at River City cluster under Judge Jack Potts. Co-bred & co-owned by Barbara Anderson & Cindy Allen.
CH. ANDERSON'S BIT A BOWS
Best of Variety at Texas Chihuahua Specialty from Veteran's Class. Bred & owned by the late Barbara Anderson.
CH. LYNNE'S SWEET EXPRESSION
My diva and the dam of Ch. Lynne's Blackgold and Ch. Lynne's The Tejas Kid. Her temperament and personality are amazing.
CH. LYNNE'S SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
A littermate of Ch.Lynne's Sweet Expression, Speaker finished very swiftly with a 5 pt. major, a 4 pt. major, and back to back 3 pt. majors over specials.
CH. LYNNE'S THE TEJAS KID
My miracle boy, a son of Ch. Stonehill Of All The Gall, finished with two 5-pt. majors and was awarded an Award of Merit at the spring 2005 CCA National Speciality in San Antonio.
My three homebred Miniature Pinscher champions, Ch. Lynne's Abracadabra, Ch. Lynne's Magic Potion and Ch. Lynne's Remote Control:
CH. LYNNE'S ABRACADABRA
Pictured winning Best of Winners for a 4 pt. major (her first show) from the 6-9 mo. Puppy Class at Beverly Hills Kennel Club.
Abbie is pictured here winning the Toy Group under Judge Sue Kauffman from the 6-9 mo. Puppy Class at Rio Hondo Kennel Club (on Mother's Day!) for a 3 pt. major (that's doin' it the HARD way!!), half-sister to:......
CH. LYNNE'S MAGIC POTION
Best of Breed at Santa
Barbara Kennel Club over 12 top male specials competition - the only bitch special entered, and the dam of my Ch. Lynne's Remote Control(photo unavailable.)
My exquisite champion Elkhound bitch,
CH. NORVIK'S HI HONEY REBEL RIDGE
"Honey" was bred by my good friends, Dwayne & Pat Bates of Norvik Kennels, going back to the famous Vin Melca line (Pat Craige Trotter, author of "Born to Win.") I watched Honey grow from a wee pup, mature, and then when she was shown to her championship. I was in love with the dog! Honey was given to me by Pat after Dwayne passed away because she knew how special Honey was to me.
I also owned and showed a Keeshond for awhile.
Below is a photo of my first Siberian Husky, Bird, who I adored. She is pictured here taking Best of Breed over a top special, owner handled.
Out of my *first* litter of Siberian Huskies co-bred with Alcinta Kennels, my gorgeous white bitch,
CH. ALCINTA'S CHENA OF BARYNUK
owned by Barry Brunner of Barynuk Siberians. Chena won Best Opposite Sex out of a sweepstakes class of 45 puppies at the Garden State Siberian Husky Club Specialty, Winner's Bitch/Best of Winners/Best of Breed over specials at the York Kennel Club Show on July 25, 1999; Winners Bitch at the Lackawanna Kennel Club Show on July 31st, Winner's Bitch/Best of Winners at the Penn Ridge Kennel Club Show on August 7th for a 3-pt. major; Winners Bitch/Best Opposite Sex at the Talbot Kennel Club show. Chena made breed history by being the first white bitch to take a BEST IN SPECIALTY SHOW in the spring of 2000 at the Chesapeake Siberian Husky Club's Specialty Show going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners/Best of Breed over the country's top specials and this feat was from the classes to finish with a flourish with a 5 pt. major! She is also the first white champion bitch to be bred to a white champion male!
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