We were not sure what to expect when CC was
shown for the first time . . . she was always so secretive, keeping us on a "need to know" basis about everything.
Little did we know that she would later become the #1 Westie in the U.S.A. in 2014. Her debut in the conformation
ring was at six months in October 2011, in Belton, Texas, facing mature competition in the Bred-by Exhibitor class. CC
captured a reserve major win at the Bell County Kennel Club show on Sunday, October 23, 2011, under Judge Gary L. Doerge.
She captured her first point at her next show weekend, taking Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex at the
Cypress Creek Kennel Club show under Judge Christine Erickson on November 13, 2011. She had a clean sweep the following
weekend at the Brazoria Kennel Club shows on November 19 and 20, 2011, under Judges Ann Hearn and Norm Kenney, taking Winners
Bitch both days from the Bred-by Exhibitor class, plus Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex on Sunday.
CC won her first major (4 points) at the Cajun Cowboy Cluster
in Lake Charles, Louisiana (June 7-10, 2012) under Judge Dawn Hansen, and took 4-point and 5-point reserve major wins under
Judges Barbara Dempsey Alderman and Michele L. Billings, all from the Bred-by Exhibitor class. Our last show for 2012 was the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas (December 6-9, 2012), where CC was
Winners Bitch the first day under Judge Fred Askin and Bred-by 1st place with Reserve wins two of the three
other days. CC ended the year needing only a major for her championship title.
With no majors on the horizon close to home, professional handler Alfonso Escobedo
took CC on a first class trip to win her championship on Friday, March 1, 2013, her first day at the Fiesta Cluster in
Scottsdale, Arizona, where CC was Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex, earning a major and her CH title under
Judge Bart A. Miller at the Superstition Kennel Club show. CC was shown as a new champion the rest of the weekend
and won her first grand champion major the next day when Judge Edd E. Bivin awarded her Best Opposite Sex at the
Valley of the Sun West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty show on March 2, 2013. CC was also Best Opposite Sex the
next two days at the Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association shows on March 3 and 4, 2013.
Following back-to-back Best of Breed (and a Terrier Group 3) wins at the
Houston and Galveston County KC shows on March 16-17, 2013, Alfonso took CC to Fort Worth for the March 22-24 weekend where
she won BISS at the Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty show under Judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause, then Best
of Breed the next two days at the Fort Worth KC shows, plus a new Grand Champion title and Terrier Group 3 placement on Sunday
under Judges Harold "Red" Tatro III and Michael J. Dougherty, respectively. In short order, under the guidance
of Alfonso Escobedo, CC was in the spotlight among the Top 5 Westies (breed and all breed) in the U.S. and ended 2013
as the #3 Westie in the country. In 2014, CC attained the Gold level Grand Champion title and was the #1 Westie in the
U.S.A., breed and all breed, plus a Top 20 Terrier (#16) in the country, along the way winning another Best In Specialty Show
plus four all-breed Reserve BIS and two all-breed Best In Show honors. For details of CC's achievements in the ring,
see our 2013 Show News, 2014 Show News, and 2015 Show News (Jan-Mar 2015) pages. Although she retired in March 2015, she was the only
Westie to win an all-breed Best In Show in the U.S.A. in all of 2015. On August 31, 2015, CC became the proud mother
of five puppies sired by MBISS GCH CH Mac Ken Char Skyehi ItsMyParty, and they are known as the Secret Superheros with Songs
litter: Wonder, Flash, Katniss, Super, and Kryptonite.