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GCH CH TullyBloom's Royal Pallas

CH Sir Wallace of Morganglade X CH TullyBloom's Gibson Girl
(click on the photo for Pallas' pedigree with links)

Pallas was born after Hurricane Ike pulverized the Texas Gulf Coast, with many thanks to Greg and Kathy Smith, who not only provided a fully equipped whelping room at their home in Lafayette, Louisiana, but helped with the delivery and care of Pallas and her littermates until it was safe to take them back home to Houston.

Pallas had her show ring debut in the 6-9 month puppy class at the Galveston County Kennel Club show on March 15, 2009, at exactly six months of age (see photo below), and she is the first dog of our breeding that Charles has ever shown.  Judge Elaine Young was very complimentary and added that she thought Pallas was a "stylish" Westie girl.  At seven months of age, Pallas won her first point from the 6-9 month puppy class at the Beaumont Kennel Club show on Saturday, April 25, 2009, under Judge David Harris.  Pallas then went on to win a Puppy Terrier Group Two under Judge Gloria Geringer.  At the Acadiana and Baton Rouge Kennel Club shows in Lafayette, Louisiana, the end of May 2009, Pallas was awarded Best Puppy and Puppy Terrier Group Two under Judge Sandra Olsen on Saturday, then earned another point toward her championship from the Bred-by class on Sunday under Judge Gloria L. Geringer.  Pallas again was Best Puppy at the Calcasieu Kennel Club show in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on June 6, 2009, and won the Puppy Terrier Group under esteemed Judge Edd E. Bivin.  At the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeast Texas Specialty/Sweepstakes event in July 2009, Pallas won Best In Sweepstakes under Breeder/Judge Lori Tuttle.  Pallas picked up another point going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club show on August 9, 2009, under renowned Breeder/Judge Dennis J. Kniola.  She then picked up back-to-back Winners Bitch awards at the Brazoria Kennel Club shows November 14 and 15, 2009, under Judges Michele Billings and Robert Stein.  At the Lone Star State Classic in Dallas held December 3-6, 2009, Paula showed Pallas to wins from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class three of the four days, including Winners Bitch/Best of Winners for a major under Judge Richard Bauer at the Greater Collin Kennel Club show, leaving Pallas just one major shy of her championship at under 15 months of age.  On our trip back to the Lone Star State Classic in July 2010, Pallas earned her final major win from the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the North Texas Terrier Club show in Dallas, Texas, on July 8, 2010, under Judge Judy E. Thill. 

Pallas was shown for the first time as a special on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Texas Kennel Club show and was awarded Best Opposite Sex under Judge James R. White (David Harper handling), and on Sunday, July 11, 2010, Pallas won Best of Breed under Judge Kathleen J. Ferris (Adam Peterson handling), earning major win points both days towards the AKC's new Grand Champion title.  Pallas was then shown by agent Larry Cornelius in Best of Breed competition against the top Westies in the country during the Reliant World Series of Dog Shows, July 21-25, 2010, and won Grand Champion majors four of the five show days with Best Opposite Sex and Select Bitch wins, leaving her just five single points shy of her Grand Champion title.  Pallas earned her Grand Champion title (TullyBloom's first Grand Champion) during her first trip with handler Klayton Harris to the northeast for the Montgomery County weekend. Pallas was awarded Select Bitch at the Hatboro Kennel Club show in New Jersey on October 8, 2010 under Judge Kathleen Ferris, and was awarded Select Bitch and new Grand Champion at the Devon Kennel Club show on Saturday, October 9, 2010 under Westie breeder/artist and International Judge Barbara Hands.  Pallas wrapped up a memorable weekend on October 10, 2010 with an Award of Merit at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America National Specialty held in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club Show in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, under esteemed Judge Kenneth McDermott.  She was shown as a special at select shows through year-end 2010, both placing in and winning the Terrier Group.  She ended the year 2010 as one of the Top 10 Grand Champions in the country and, without even trying, finished the year as the #13 Westie All Breed and as the #14 Westie Breed (per AKC TopDogs Reports).

Pallas received two invitations to the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show, first qualifying by completing her Championship with all points Breeder/Owner/Handled by Paula with only a single point from the puppy class and all remaining wins from the Bred-by Exhibitor Class, then qualifying a second time upon earning her Grand Champion title.

Pallas made one final show appearance with handler Klayton Harris at The Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City on February 15, 2011, where she was awarded Best Opposite Sex by Judge Rosalind Kraus Kramer.  Pallas then moved to her retirement home with Judy and Charlie White in Houston (who also have Pallas' mother, GiGi).  Pallas was treated like royalty in her new "palace". Pallas was always so outgoing and so happy, leaving Judy and many of us heartbroken when she passed on March 31, 2020.  We have no doubt Pallas is partying every day at the Rainbow Bridge, and still chasing after that blue ball with her mother, GiGi.

Pallas' Vital Statistics
Date of Birth
September 15, 2008 (passed on March 31, 2020)
AKC Registration Number
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen / Kay McGuire, DVM
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen *
Height at Withers
11 inches (not measured with an official AKC wicket)
15.5 -16 pounds
CHIC Registry
CHIC No. 70457
Borderline at 24 mos.; Mild when resubmitted (will not use in breeding program)
Legg-Calve-Perthes Test
Normal (24 mos.), OFA # WH-LP72/24F-VPI
Normal (24 mos.), OFA # WH-PA188/24F/P-VPI
Normal/Unaffected, CERF # WH-354

   *Breeders Paula and Charles Cohen were Pallas' owners throughout her show career; after her retirement from the ring, ownership was transferred to Judith England White.

"Baby" Picture:
Pallas, far left, and her brothers
Pallas' show ring debut at exactly six months of age, with Charles as handler

Pallas winning her first point from the 6-9 Puppy Class
under Judge David Harris, Baytown KC, April 25, 2009

Pallas winning Puppy Terrier Group Two under
Judge Gloria Geringer, Baytown Kennel Club, April 25, 2009

Pallas winning Puppy Terrier Group Two under
Judge Sandra Olsen at the Acadiana Kennel Club show in May 2009

Pallas winning Best In Sweepstakes under
Breeder/Judge Lori Tuttle at the
West Highland White Terrier Club of SE Texas show on July 16, 2009

Pallas is shown below (far right) in September 2009 with
her sire, CH Sir Wallace of Morganglade (left), and

Pallas is shown below winning a major
under Judge Richard Bauer at the
Greater Collin Kennel Club show on December 6, 2009

Pallas is shown below as a new champion following her
Best of Breed win over other specials under Judge Kathleen Ferris
at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club show on July 11, 2010

Pallas is shown below as a new Grand Champion at the 2010
West Highland White Terrier Club of America National Specialty
with handler Klayton Harris, where she won an Award of Merit

Pallas is pictured below with handler Klayton Harris and
Judge Darryl Vice, who awarded Pallas Terrier Group One at the
Cypress Creek Kennel Club Show on November 13, 2010

Below is Pallas' official show photo from Westminster, February 2011