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2010 YEAR-END:  MARCUS EARNS HIS GRAND CHAMPION TITLE!

New GCH CH TullyBloom's Marcus First a/k/a "Marcus" took Best of Breed at the Conroe Kennel Club show on Saturday, December 4, 2010, under Judge Robert J. Shreve, and the next day earned the final point for his Grand Champion title under Judge William F. Potter II.  Paula then showed him one last time in the Veteran Class at the North Texas Terrier Club show in Dallas, Texas, on December 9, 2010, where he was Best Veteran and Best Opposite Sex (to Pallas), defeating top male specials.  It was a highly honorable end to Marcus' show ring career.  Marcus is pictured above, insistent that he has now retired for the last time!

TullyBloom's Cool Cover Girl a/k/a "CoCo" ended the year placing 1st or 2nd in the Bred-by Exhibitor class at five of her final six shows and taking Reserve Winners Bitch at three of the five.  We are especially proud of her reserve major win at the North Texas Terrier Club show in Dallas on December 9, 2010, and look forward to bringing her back out again next year.

GCH CH TullyBloom's Royal Pallas a/k/a "Pallas" had impressive back-to-back wins at the very competitive Lone Star State Classic in Dallas, Texas, winning Best of Breed at the North Texas Terrier Club show on December 9, 2010, under Judge Sally George, and winning Best of Breed at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club show under Judge Elliott B. Weiss on December 10, 2010, then placing fourth in the large Terrier Group under Judge Elaine E. Mathis.  Pallas is now busy planning her retirement from the show ring.

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***We took a trip to the Cen-Tex Kennel Club shows on November 27 and 28, 2010, in Alvarado, Texas, and watched Pallas earn back-to-back Best of Breed wins under Judges Nancy Smith Hafner and Desmond J. Murphy.  Marcus was shown on Saturday only and took Best Opposite Sex.  CoCo was in the Winners Bitch line-up from the Bred-by class both days, and pulled off a reserve win on Saturday.***

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***CoCo celebrated back-to-back wins from the Bred-by class at the Brazoria Kennel Club shows in Houston, Texas on November 20 and 21, 2010.  She was Winners Bitch on Saturday under Judge Annemarie Moore and Winners Bitch/Best Opposite on Sunday under Judge Charles E. Trotter.***

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WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT - PALLAS' TERRIER GROUP WIN

Guided by handler Klayton Harris, Pallas ruled the ring on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at the Cypress Creek Kennel Club show, first with a Best of Breed win under Judge Darryl Vice, then taking the blue rosette for the Terrier Group win (pictured above).  Later, in the Best In Show line-up, Judge Diane Malenfant studied her seven finalists, held up the Best In Show rosette, turned Pallas' way, and pointed to the . . . beautiful . . . white . . . Maltese!

Other prizes captured for the weekend:  Paula showed Marcus to Select Dog wins on Saturday and Sunday for additional Grand Champion points, and CoCo (pictured below) did her part by going Winners Bitch from the Bred-by class on Sunday, November 14, 2010, under Judge James J. Ham.

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Paula and Marcus (our veteran dog) returned to the ring after a three-month hiatus to compete for grand champion points at the Travis County Kennel Club show in Austin, Texas on October 30-31, 2010.  Well done, Marcus, taking Best of Breed on Saturday under Judge Patti A. Long Smith and Select Dog on Sunday under Judge David A. Alexander.

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We are proud to have achieved the AKC's Breeder of Merit designation effective October 18, 2010.  The Breeder of Merit recognition program was launched by the American Kennel Club in October 2010 to recognize breeders who are committed (as we are) to improving their breed through health testing, selective breeding, and proving breeding stock through achievements in the ring.  We hope to continue to be worthy of this recognition by carefully selecting and exhibiting proper Westies, CHIC testing homebred dogs used in our breeding program, and maintaining 100% registration of all puppies with the AKC.

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PALLAS GETS A DOUBLE INVITE TO THE
AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP INVITATIONAL

***GCH CH TullyBloom's Royal Pallas has received two invitations to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show scheduled for December 4-5, 2010 in Long Beach, California, 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.***

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NEW GRAND CHAMPION / PALLAS AT MONTOMGERY

***TullyBloom's first Grand Champion: new GCH CH TullyBloom's Royal Pallas.  Pallas looked regal in the ring during her first trip to the northeast with agent Klayton Harris for the prestigious 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 (shown above) at the West Highland White Terrier Club of America (WHWTCA) National Specialty held in conjunction with the Montgomery County Kennel Club Show in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, under esteemed Judge Kenneth McDermott.  Pallas is shown above and below with handler Klayton Harris at the WHWTCA National Specialty.***

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***We are honored to announce that on October 8, 2010, we were awarded the 2009 Annual Award for Best of Breed Bitch from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America.  This award, which we share with co-owner Judith A. White, was in recognition for the winning show record attained by Secret in 2009.  In addition, despite her absence from the ring this year, Secret remains among the Top 25 Westies for the qualifying period (October 8, 2009 - October 12, 2010) and has been invited to the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show to be held in Long Beach, California, on December 4, 2010.***

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Breaking News from Judy WhiteJack is a Best in Specialty Show winner!  Jack earned his BISS win, with owner/handler Judy White at the lead, at the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan Specialty show on October 1, 2010, under Breeder/Judge Robert D. Black.  This win also earned Jack a 5 point major, his second major, toward his Grand Champion title.

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Show News from Judy WhiteJack won Best of Breed and went on to win a Terrier Group Three placement under Judge Barbara Dempsey Alderman on August 27, 2010, at the Sugarbush Kennel Club show in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

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RELIANT WRAP-UP

Pallas has a great time as a new champion at the Reliant World Series of Dog Shows July 21-25, 2010, where she was shown by agent Larry Cornelius in Best of Breed competition against the top Westies in the country, 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.  CoCo made an impressive showing from her puppy class wins at the inaugural Houston All Terrier Club show and the West Highland White Terrier Club of SE Texas Specialty show, and by winning first place in the very competitive Bred-by Exhibitor Bitch class at the Houston Kennel Club show.  We hope to be back in the ring in October or November 2010.

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NEW CHAMPION!

We are pleased to announce a new TullyBloom champion, CH TullyBloom's Royal Pallas, who earned her final major win from the Bred-by Exhibitor class (shown by Paula) at the North Texas Terrier Club show in Dallas, Texas, on July 8, 2010, under Judge Judy E. Thill.  Pallas was then shown for the first time as a special on Saturday, July 10, 2010 at the Texas Kennel Club show by agent David Harper and was awarded Best Opposite Sex under Judge James R. White.  On Sunday, July 11, 2010, Pallas won Best of Breed (with our thanks to handler Adam Peterson) under Judge Kathleen J. Ferris (pictured), earning major wins towards the AKC's new Grand Champion title.

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Marcus (8 years old this year), who thought he retired three and a half years ago, is back in the show ring now that the American Kennel Club is offering a new title, the Grand Champion title.  Competition for the new title began at AKC shows on May 12, 2010.  Marcus returned to the ring in June with handler Klayton Harris and has already accumulated half of his Grand Champion points with wins in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas, including a Best of Breed win under Breeder/Judge John "Tom" Ward.

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CoCo had a fabulous weekend in Lake Charles, Louisiana, winning the Puppy Terrier Group both days, winning her first point from the 6-9 month puppy class at the Calcasieu Kennel Club show on Saturday (June 12, 2010) under Judge Denny Mounce, and earning a reserve win on Sunday (June 13, 2010) under Judge Pat Huber.  This is the third year in a row that a TullyBloom puppy competed and won the Puppy Terrier Group in Lake Charles.

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Pallas earned back-to-back reserve major wins from the Bred-by Exhibitor class at the Denton Kennel Club shows on May 15 and 16, 2010, under Judges David J. Kirkland and Gloria L. Geringer.

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We are pleased to congratulate new Champion TullyBloom's Jubilhill Jack of Hearts ("Jack") and owner/handler Judy White (Jubilhill Westies in Ohio).  Jack's championship came with a major win at the West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan Specialty show on Saturday, May 1, 2010, under Breeder/Judge Dr. Gerry G. Meisels.  Jack (Pallas' brother) is GiGi's and Wally's first champion offspring.

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Pictured above, TullyBloom's Cool Cover Girl ("CoCo") premiered at the Baytown Kennel Club show on Saturday, May 1, 2010, and won Best Puppy under Judge Judy Webb from the 6-9 month puppy class (unfortunately, we could not stay for puppy group).  Attending her first show weekend in five months, Pallas earned a reserve major win on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Beaumont Kennel Club show under Breeder/Judge Dr. Randy Weckman.

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Secret wrapped up a successful ten-month run in the special's ring and is pictured above with her handler, Klayton Harris, at the Westminster Kennel Club show in February 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York.  Go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org for more information about the 2010 show and to catch Secret and other top Westies in the breed video.

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Secret enjoyed back-to-back Terrier Group 2 placements at the Abilene Kennel Club shows on January 30 and 31, 2010, with our thanks to Judges Ann D. Hearn and Dr. Alvin W. Krause (and to Secret's handler, Klayton Harris)!

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Secret eased into the 2010 show year with Best of Breed wins at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club shows on January 16 and 17, 2010, plus a Terrier Group 3 win under Judge Joe C. Walton on Sunday.

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Pallas begins the show year needing only a three-point major to gain her championship title . . . look for Pallas' return to the ring in the spring (Pallas' brother Jack in Ohio also only needs a three-point major to win his championship).

Secret is keeping quiet about her show plans for the year (but rumor has it that the Westminster Kennel Club show February 15 and 16, 2010 will be her grande finale) . . . stay tuned.

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