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2009 Show News

Secret ended the year 2009 as #1 Westie Bitch, #3 Westie All Breed, and #5 Westie Breed with 75 Best of Breed wins and numerous group wins and group placements.

Pallas, at just 15 months of age, ended the year needing only a thee-point major to win her championship title (coincidentally, her brother Jack in Ohio also needs only a three-point major for his championship).  Look for Pallas' return to the ring next spring.

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Secret wrapped up the show year at the Mississippi State Kennel Club shows in Jackson, Mississippi, on December 12 and 13, 2009, where she won Best of Breed as well as the following group placements:

12/12/09, Judge Norman L. Patton - Terrier Group Three
12/13/09, Judge Ann Hearn - Terrier Group Four

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We traveled north to Dallas, Texas, December 3-6, 2009, for the Lone Star State Classic held at Dallas Market Hall, where Secret and Pallas enjoyed a successful show weekend.  Klayton showed Secret to Best of Breed wins three of the four days, and Paula showed Pallas to the following wins from the Bred-By-Exhibitor class:

12/03 - North Texas Terrier Club - Judge Dr. Vandra L. Huber - Winners Bitch/Best of Winners
12/04 - Texas Kennel Club - Judge Susan Parsons - Winners Bitch
12/06 - Greater Collin Kennel Club - Judge Richard L. Bauer - Winners Bitch/Best of Winners (major) (pictured)

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Secret and Pallas were shown at the Conroe Kennel Club show the weekend of November 28 and 29, 2009.  Secret was in her usual top form, shown by handler Klayton Harris, and won Best of Breed and Terrier Group Two honors both days under Judges Denny Mounce and Edd E. Bivin.  Paula showed Pallas, who went Reserve Winners Bitch both days from the Bred-by class and captured a Bred-by Group Three ribbon on Saturday.

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Pallas, pictured above, waiting ringside at a recent show (November 2009).

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Secret and Klayton attended the Cen-Tex Kennel Club shows in Belton, Texas, on November 21 and 22, 2009, where Secret won Best of Breed both days and placed third in the Terrier Group on Saturday under Judge Dr. Gerard C. Penta.

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 SECRET IS INVITED TO WESTMINSTER! 

The top five dogs of each breed are invited to pre-enter Westminster, and we are proud to announce that Secret is one of the invitees of her breed to the Westminster Kennel Club 134th Annual Dog Show scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 15-16, 2010 in Madison Square Garden, New York!  Secret started her special's career in April 2009, worked her way to the top, and for the past several months has maintained a ranking as the nation's #1 Westie Bitch, #5 Westie in breed standings, and #3 Westie in all breed standings per AKC TopDogsSM reports.  

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ANOTHER GROUP WIN FOR SECRET! 
Secret and Pallas were victorious at the Brazoria Kennel Club shows November 14 and 15, 2009.  Paula showed Pallas, who picked up Winners Bitch awards both days for points from Judges Michele Billings and Robert Stein.  Klayton showed Secret to Best of Breed wins both days along with a Terrier Group 2 placement on Saturday under Judge Jon Cole and a Terrier Group win on Sunday under Judge Michele Billings.

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We had a good show weekend November 7 and 8, 2009, at the Cypress Creek Kennel Club shows.  Secret was expertly presented by her handler, Klayton Harris, and won Best of Breed both days and won the Terrier Group on Sunday under Judge Raymond D. Bay!  Paula showed Pallas, who went Reserve Winners Bitch both days from the Bred-by class.

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We are proud to announce that Secret has qualified for an invitation to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship All Breed invitational dog show scheduled for December 12-13, 2009, in Long Beach, California (Secret easily qualified by ranking among the Top 25 in her breed at the end of the qualifying period of October 8, 2008 - October 7, 2009).

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Secret and Klayton attended the Travis County Kennel Club shows in Austin, Texas, on October 24 and 25, 2009, where Secret won Best of Breed both days and placed third in the Terrier Group on Saturday under Judge Glenda P. Dawkins.

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Secret had another good weekend out with Klayton at the Bell County Kennel Club shows held on October 17 and 18, 2009, winning Best of Breed both days and a Terrier Group 3 placement on Sunday under Judge Wayne E. Bousek.

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Secret was shown at the Greater Humble Area Kennel Club shows on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2009.  She won the Terrier Group on Saturday under Judge Stephen F. Hurt, and won a Terrier Group 2 placement on Sunday under Judge Ann D. Hearn.

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SECRET WINS THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ALL TERRIER CLUB SHOW!!!

Secret and Klayton traveled to Greeley, Colorado, the weekend of September 4-6, 2009.  Secret was the big winner on Friday, winning Best of Breed under renowned Judge Clay Coady while competing against other top Westies, and winning the large Terrier Group for Best In Show at the Rocky Mountain All Terrier Club show under esteemed Judge Kenneth M. McDermott!  On Saturday at the Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club show, Secret won Best of Breed under Judge Dr. Jerry Klein.  Sunday was the second Evergreen Colorado Kennel Club show, where Secret handily won the breed under Judge Ken McDermott, then earned a Terrier Group 2 award from Judge David J. Kirkland.

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After a short break from the show scene, Secret returned to the ring for the Cottonland Cluster in Monroe, Louisiana, from August 28 - 31, 2009, where Klayton showed her to the following wins:

Friday - Bayou KC, Judge James G. Reynolds - Terrier Group 2 (pictured above left)
Saturday - Bayou KC, Judge Glenda P. Dawkins - Best of Breed
Sunday - Vicksburg KC of Mississippi, Judge Judy Webb - Terrier Group 2 (pictured above right) 

Monday - Vicksburg KC of Mississippi, Judge William Rodriguez - Terrier Group 3

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Secret and Pallas were shown at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club events the weekend of August 8 and 9, 2009.  Saturday's breed and group competition were judged by Ms. Betsy Dale.  On Sunday, respected Breeder/Judge Dennis J. Kniola presided over the breed and group competition.

Pallas, although still a puppy, was shown by Paula in the bred-by class both days and was Reserve Winners Bitch on Saturday and Winners Bitch/Best of Winners on Sunday.

Secret, shown by Klayton Harris, won Best of Breed and was awarded a Terrier Group 3 placement both days.

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Secret was again in top form as Klayton steered her to the following wins at the Lagniappe Classic in Kenner, Louisiana:

Fri., 07/31/09 - Louisiana KC - Judge Dawn Hansen - Terrier Group 4
Sat., 08/01/09 - Metairie KC - Judge Maxine Beam - Terrier Group 2

Sun., 08/02/09 - Louisiana KC - Judge Virginia Latham Smith - BOB

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RELIANT ROUND-UP (July 16-19, 2009)

     

The 32nd annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows, one of the largest events of its kind with about 12,000 dogs entered, transformed Houston into a weekend showcase for America's top dogs and top handlers, including the country's top Westies.  Paula showed Pallas (at ten months old) to a Best In Sweepstakes win under Breeder/Judge Lori Tuttle on Thursday, July 16, 2009 (pictured above), and to first place wins in the bred-by class two of the other three days.  Secret, shown by Klayton Harris, won Best Opposite Sex on Friday and Saturday.

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Secret and Klayton spent a few days in San Antonio where Secret won the breed at the Bexar County Kennel Club show on July 9, 2009, under Judge James E. Frederiksen, followed by a Terrier Group 3 placement under Judge Frank T. Sabella (pictured).

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Klayton took Secret to the three-day Lone Star State Classic in Dallas, Texas, July 3 - 5, 2009, where she faced a very large and competitive line-up.  Secret won Best of Breed all three days and was awarded a Terrier Group 3 placement under Judge Betty-Anne Stenmark (pictured) on Saturday, July 4, 2009 (Greater Collin Kennel Club Inc.).

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Klayton showed Secret at the Oklahoma City Summer Classic Dog Shows June 25 - 28, 2009, where entries for the weekend were estimated at 8,500 and included many of the top dogs in the country.  Secret was awarded Best of Breed each day and received a Terrier Group 4 placement under esteemed Judge Edd E. Bivin (pictured above) on Saturday, June 27, 2009, while the show was being filmed by ESPN.  Look for Secret on television when the show airs on ESPN on Sunday, September 20, 2009, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT).

It will re-air on:

ESPN on Sunday, October 11, 2009, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. CT;
ESPN2 on Sunday, November 8, 2009, from 1:30 - 3 p.m. ET /12:30 - 2 p.m. CT; and

ESPN2 on Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 2:30 - 4 p.m. ET / 1:30 - 3 p.m. CT.

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Klayton took Secret to the Cambridge cluster in Minnesota, Thursday, June 18 - Sunday, June 21, 2009:

Thursday - Anoka County Minnesota KC - Judge Charlotte Clem McGowan - BOB/Terrier Group 3

Friday - Anoka County Minnesota KC - Judge Terry Stacy - BOB

Saturday - Cambridge, Minnesota KC - Judge Roberta L. Campbell - BOB

Sunday - Cambridge, Minnesota KC - Judge Eed Embry Bivin - BOB/Terrier Group 2

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***CONFIRMED - After only two months out as a Special (showing in 5 of those 9 weekends), Secret is a Top Ten Westie All Systems, per the AKC Top Dogs Report for events processed through June 1, 2009.***

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With Klayton Harris handling the lead, Secret continued her winning streak June 13-14, 2009, at the Kennel Club of Texarkana shows (pictured above with Judge Carolyn A. Herbel):

Saturday - Best of Breed under Judge Sandra Goose Allen and Terrier Group 2 under Judge Carolyn A. Herbel

Sunday - Best of Breed under Judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser and Terrier Group 3 under Judge Sandra Goose Allen

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Secret's weekend with Klayton at the Calcasieu Kennel Club shows in Lake Charles, Louisiana, June 6 - 7, 2009:

Saturday - Best of Breed under Judge James Frederiksen and Terrier Group 3 under Judge Edd Bivin

Sunday - Best of Breed under Judge Peggy Lloyd and Terrier Group 2 under Judge James Frederiksen

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Up against top competition, Secret pulled out a Best of Breed win under Judge Bruce R. Schwartz, then went on to win a Terrier Group 4 placement under Judge Karen C. Wilson at the Jackson TN Dog Fanciers Association show on Sunday, May 17, 2009.

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Pallas was awarded Best Puppy under Judge James E. Frederiksen followed by a Puppy Terrier Group 1 under Judge Edd Bivin (pictured above) at the Calcasieu Kennel Club show in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

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Secret won the Breed and placed in the Terrier Group three of the four days at the Cajun Classic Cluster in Lafayette, Louisiana, May 29 - June 1, 2009 (Klayton Harris, agent):

Friday - Acadiana Kennel Club - Terrier Group 3 - Judge Terry Stacey

Saturday - Acadiana Kennel Club - Terrier Group 2 - Judge Maxine V. Beam

Sunday - Baton Rouge Kennel Club - Best of Breed - Judge Gloria L. Geringer

Monday - Baton Rouge Kennel Club - Terrier Group 2 - Judge Robert J. Shreve

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Pallas was awarded Best Puppy and Puppy Terrier Group 2 (pictured above) under Judge Sandra Olsen on Saturday at the Acadiana Kennel Club show, and earned another point toward her championship title with an award of Winners Bitch from the Bred-by Exhibitor class on Sunday under Judge Gloria L. Geringer at the Baton Rouge Kennel Club show in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Up against top competition, Secret pulled out a Best of Breed win under Judge Bruce R. Schwartz, then went on to win a Terrier Group 4 placement under Judge Karen C. Wilson at the Jackson TN Dog Fanciers Association show on Sunday, May 17, 2009.

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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 (left).  She then went on to win a Puppy Terrier Group 2 under Judge Gloria Geringer (right).

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Secret had another successful weekend with handler Klayton Harris, in Beaumont, Texas, April 24 - 26, 2009:

Friday - Baytown Kennel Club, Judge Marleen Burford - Best of Breed

Saturday - Baytown Kennel Club, Judge David Harris - Best of Breed

Sunday - Beaumont Kennel Club, Judge Paul "Pogo" Thomann - Best of Breed/Group 4

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Secret's weekend at the Shreveport and D'Arbonne Kennel Club shows in Bossier City, Louisiana, April 17 - 20, 2009:

Friday - Judge Elliott Weiss - Best of Breed

Saturday - Judge Gary Doerge - Best of Breed / Terrier Group 4

Sunday - Judge Sandra Goose Allen - Best of Breed / Terrier Group 4

Monday - Judge Roger R. Hartinger - Best of Breed / Terrier Group 2

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***Secret had her debut as a new special at the San Jacinto Kennel Club show in Crosby, Texas, on April 4 and 5, 2009.  It was Secret's first time out with handler Klayton Harris, who showed Secret to a Best of Breed win both days plus a Terrier Group 4 win on Saturday under Judge Joseph Gregory (pictured).***

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NEW CHAMPION:  Secret was awarded Winners Bitch and Best of Breed for a major win and her championship title at the Brazos Valley Kennel Club show on Sunday, March 29, 2009, under Judge Peggy L. Lloyd.

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Secret was awarded Winners Bitch and Best of Breed for a major win at the Galveston County Kennel Club show under Judge Elaine Young on Sunday, March 15, 2009 (she was Reserve Winners Bitch to a major on Saturday under Judge Margo Klingler), and went on to make the cut while competing against some top dogs in the Terrier Group.

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Pallas (shown above) 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, 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" young Westie.

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Secret won Best of Breed both days during her first weekend in the show ring in 2009, at the Guadalupe Valley Dog Fanciers show February 14 and 15, under Judge Norman L. Patton (pictured) and Judge Carole A. Beattie.

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