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2006 Show News

Below are some photographs of Marcus (who finished 2006 as #14 Westie All Systems) with his handler, Christopher Keith, at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship invitational show held in Long Beach, California, on December 3, 2006.  GiGi was also invited, but opted instead to go to Judy White's house in Ohio for a promising breeding.  Ingenue finished the year lacking five points for her championship.  Look for her return to the show ring toward the end of winter in 2007.

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Marcus (CH TullyBloom's Marcus First) and GiGi (CH TullyBloom's Gibson Girl) both received invitations to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship invitational show scheduled for December 2-3, 2006, in Long Beach, California, because each of them attained a ranking among the Top 25 Westies in the country during the qualification period from October 12, 2005, to October 10, 2006.  This was a particularly remarkable feat for GiGi, who has not been in the show ring since the first part of the year.  In addition, GiGi received a second invitation for her achievements from the Bred-by Exhibitor class.  We are very proud of these accomplishments, and share our pride and joy with Marcus' co-owner Judy White, and with co-breeders Shane Allbee and Kay McGuire (who is also a co-owner of GiGi).

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***Agent Christopher Keith shows Marcus for back-to-back Terrier Group Three placements at the Humble Kennel Club show in Humble, Texas, October 7 and 8, 2006, under Judges Stephen J. Hubbell and Margretta Patterson-Kauffman.***

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***Marcus wins Best of Breed two of the four days at the Lone Star State Classic held in Dallas, Texas, September 15-18, 2006.***

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Ingenue (pictured above ringside at a recent show) exhibited her star power at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club show the weekend of August 12 and 13, 2006, for Reserve Winners Bitch on Saturday and for Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex on Sunday from the Bred-by class under Judges Robert Moore and John Wade, respectively.

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Marcus, pictured above at a recent show with handler Christopher Keith, wins Best of Breed back-to-back at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club show August 12-13, 2006, under Judges Robert Moore and John Wade.

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***Marcus wins Best of Breed under distinguished Breeder/Judge Peggy Haas at the Longview Kennel Club show on Sunday, July 16, 2006.***

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***Marcus wins Best of Breed three out of the four days at the Oklahoma City Summer Classic (Oklahoma City Kennel Club and Mid-Del Tinker Kennel Club), June 29 - July 2, 2006, under Judges Maxine Beam, Michael J. Dougherty, and Michael Forte (of Ireland).***

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***Marcus wins Best of Breed and a Terrier Group 4 placement under Judge Margaret "Peggy" Mickelson at the Louisiana Kennel Club show on Sunday, June 18, 2006.***

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***Marcus returns to the ring for the Moberly (MO) Kennel Club show June 10 and 11, 2006, and wins a Terrier Group 2 placement under esteemed Judge Paula Hartinger and a Terrier Group 3 placement under respected Judge Roger Hartinger.***

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***Marcus wins Best of Breed and Terrier Group Four under Judge Gary L. Doerge at the Denton Kennel Club show on Sunday, May 14, 2006.  Marcus now plans to take a month off from the show ring.***

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GiGi has had a very successful short run in the show ring as a special, attaining the AKC breed standing of Top Ten Westie (along with Marcus) and #2 Westie bitch (for shows processed through May 14, 2006).  However, she will not hold this standing as she plans to leave the show ring for a bit of time off before a promising breeding.  As a recipient of the AKC Bred-By-Exhibitor Championship Medallion, GiGi is qualified for entry in both the December 2006 and 2007 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Invitational shows.

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Agent Christopher Keith showed GiGi (pictured above in the grooming area during show prep) to a Best of Breed win both days of the Baytown Kennel Club show April 28 and 29, 2006, under Judges Sandra Goose Allen and Annemarie Moore.  Chris then showed Marcus at the Beaumont Kennel Club show on Sunday, April 30, 2006, for the breed win under Judge Charlotte Clem McGowan.

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Showing against top competition in breed and group, Marcus takes Best of Breed under Judge Jane Roppolo and then a Terrier Group Four win under esteemed Judge Paula Hartinger at the Shreveport Kennel Club show in Louisiana on Friday, April 21, 2006.  Marcus is currently a Top Ten Westie All Systems.

At the Bee-Tex Kennel Club show on Saturday, April 22, 2006, GiGi wins Best of Breed under Judge Dr. Robert Smith; and on Sunday, April 23, 2006, Judge Polly Smith awards Ingenue the Winners Bitch ribbon from the bred-by class (bringing Ingenue halfway to her championship).  Look for Ingenue's return to the ring late summer.

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***Marcus wins Terrier Group Two at the Stephenville Kennel Club of Texas show on April 15, 2006, under respected Judge Dorothy D. Nickles.***

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GiGi and Ingenue sweep the weekend at the San Jacinto Kennel Club show April 8 and 9, 2006.  GiGi won Best of Breed both days (shown below in the group ring with handler Christopher Keith), and Ingenue (shown above) won back-to-back majors from the bred-by class, going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners Saturday under Judge Dorothy D. Nickles and Winners Bitch Sunday under Judge Don Rogers (pictured). 

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New Champion TullyBloom's Gibson Girl ("GiGi") made her debut in the ring as a special on Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the Galveston County Kennel Club show, and won the breed under Judge Judy Webb.  GiGi was shown to this win by handler Genevieve Ridderhoff.

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Marcus wins back-to-back group placements at the Acadiana Kennel Club show in New Iberia, Louisiana, March 4 and 5, 2006.  On Saturday, Marcus was awarded a Group Three win by Judge Roger Hartinger and on Sunday he was awarded a Group Two win by Judge Dr. Robert Smith (shown above waiting for his Group Two rosette with handler Chris Keith).  Our thanks to Kathy and Greg Smith for the photo.

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NEW CHAMPION:  At sixteen months of age, GiGi is awarded Winners Bitch/Best Opposite Sex for a major and her championship (with all points from the bred-by class) at the Brazoria Kennel Club show on Sunday, February 26, 2006, under Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman (GiGi was Reserve Winners Bitch on Saturday, February 25, 2006, under Judge David G. Doane, MD).
 
Meanwhile, Marcus had a good showing for the weekend, winning Best of Breed both days (and being pulled out in the Terrier group ring both days) at the Brazoria Kennel Club show February 25-26, 2006.

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Following a bit of time off, Ingenue returns to the ring and takes Winners Bitch/Best Opposite Sex at the Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers show in San Marcos, Texas, on February 18, 2006, under Judge Charlotte R. LeVecque.

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Marcus (above) is awarded Terrier Group 3 by highly respected Judge Kenneth M. McDermott, at the Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club show on February 5, 2006.

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Marcus wins back-to-back group placements at the Greenville Mississippi Kennel Club show January 21 and 22, 2006 (Group Four under Judge Mr. Terry Stacy, and Group Three under Judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause)!

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Off to a good start for the new year, GiGi takes Winners Bitch (photographed above) and Marcus wins Best of Breed (no photo taken) under Judge Denny Mounce at the Nolan River Kennel Club show on January 8, 2006.

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FINAL STATS ARE IN FOR 2005:  Marcus ended the year as a Top Twenty Westie All Systems for 2005.  Nationwide, he was ranked No. 15 Westie in Breed points and No. 19 Westie in All-Breed points, according to Canine Chronicle Online stats, for AKC events processed through December 31, 2005.

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