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CC ENDS THE YEAR WITH EUKANUBA WEEK WINS

CC (BISS Bronze GCH TullyBloom's Classified Credentialsflew to Florida with Alfonso and Ashlie for her final two shows of the year, including the highly competitive AKC/Eukanuba National Championship event in Orlando.  Alfonso showed CC to Best of Breed over the other Top Westies in the country at the Central Florida Kennel Club show on December 12, 2013 under Judge Glenda P. Dawkins, and to Select Bitch at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show held December 14-15, 2013, under Judge Peter J. Green.  These two very impressive final showings capped a great run in the ring for CC after earning her Champion title in March 2013, thanks to Team A&A (Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore).  Since March, CC has won more than 70 Best of Breed ribbons, numerous Terrier Group placements, including Group I, her Grand Champion title, a Best In Specialty Show win, her Bronze Grand Champion title (closing in now on her Silver Grand Champion title), attained the spot of AKC #3 Westie Breed and #4 Westie All-Breed for 2013, and earned an invitation to the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club show.  What a good girl!

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 CALEE'S SLAM DUNK IN DALLAS - NEW CHAMPION TULLYBLOOM'S CALENDAR GIRL

Calee carried the win of the weekend (for us) at the Lone Star State Classic cluster in Dallas (December 5-8, 2013), during an ice storm no less!  CC was there with her handler (Alfonso Escobedo) and took Best Opposite Sex to the #1 Westie each day.  Despite absentees due to weather conditions, the majors for bitches held the entire weekend, and Ready (in Bred-by) and Calee (in Open class) were in the ribbons each day.  On the last day of the show, under Judge Pamela B. Peat, Ready was 2nd place in her competitive Bred-by-exhibitor class and Calee won her equally competitive Open class, then went on to be awarded Winners Bitch for a major (her third major win) and her Champion title, at 11 months of age and at the same place where she started in the show ring just five months earlier!  We are very proud of Calee's parents, Commander and CoCo, who produced a beautiful litter of 3 puppies on January 4, 2013 and now, by year-end, have two champion offspring (Calee and her brother, CH TullyBloom's All About The Chase, who finished at 8 months) and one near-Champion (sister TullyBloom's Camera Ready only needs a 3-point major win to finish).

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CC AT CONROE

Alfonso took CC to the Conroe Kennel Club shows on November 30 and December 1, 2013, where she had back-to-back Best of Breed wins under Judges Joe C. Walton and Gloria Geringer.

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 CC RECEIVES INVITATION TO WESTMINSTER! 

We are proud to announce that BISS Bronze GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials ("CC") is one of the invitees of her breed to the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11, 2014 in New York, New York!  CC started her special's career in late March 2013, worked her way to the top, and for the past several months has maintained a ranking as the nation's #3 Westie in breed standings and #4 Westie in all-breed standings per AKC TopDogsSM reports.  

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HOT AND HUMID IN HUMBLE

Unseasonably hot and excessively humid with a record high on Sunday . . . outdoors, under cover, in the dirt . . . such were the conditions at the Brazoria Kennel Club shows on November 16 and 17, 2013 in Humble, Texas, under Judges Robert Paust and Darryl Vice.  Alfonso and CC kept it cool with back-to-back Best of Breed wins and a Terrier Group 2 (photo above) under Judge Darryl Vice on Sunday.  Paula showed Calee to Winners Bitch on Saturday and Reserve Winners on Sunday from the puppy class.

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TO THE HILL COUNTRY AND BACK

We traveled to Austin, Texas, for the Cen-Tex and Travis County Kennel Club shows (October 24-27, 2013).  CC was Best of Breed all four days, handled by Alfonso Escobedo.  Charles and Paula were there for three of the days and Ready (TullyBloom's Camera Ready), shown only on Friday under Judge David Alexander, was handled exclusively by Charles and was Winners Bitch from the Bred-by Exhibitor class (a first for Charles)!  Calee, shown by Paula, was Reserve on Friday and was Winners Bitch on Saturday and Sunday from the 9-12 puppy class under Judges Judy E. Thill and Annemarie Moore, respectively.

Back close to home on November 9-10, 2013 for the Cypress Creek KC shows under Judges Mareth K. Kipp and William DeVilleneuve, we watched Alfonso show CC to Best of Breed both days and Terrier Group 2 on Saturday (pictured above with Judge Mareth Kipp and handler Alfonso Escobedo); Paula showed Calee to RWB on Saturday and Winners on Sunday from the puppy class.

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NEW CHAMPION CHASE!

Chase picked up his final point and his Champion title the first day at the Stephenville Kennel Club show in Belton, Texas on Thursday, October 17, 2013, under Judge Michael Shoreman, going Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best Opposite Sex, with our thanks to Ashlie Whitmore for handling Chase to this new champion win from the 9-12 puppy class.  He is now officially CH TullyBloom's All About The Chase.  To top off the day, Paula then showed Chase as Best Puppy and he won the Puppy Terrier Group (photo above).  Alfonso Escobedo showed CC to Best of Breed wins the entire weekend plus a Terrier Group 2 placement under Judge Charlotte Patterson (below) on Friday, October 18, 2013.  Paula and Charles (yes, Charles!) took turns showing Ready and Calee throughout the weekend.  Ready, shown in the Bred-by class, was Winners Bitch two of the four days and Reserve the other two days; Calee, shown in the 9-12 puppy class, was Winners Bitch on the last day of the show under Judge Denny Mounce and was Reserve two of the other days.

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TULLYBLOOM AT TYLER

CC and Chase joined Alfonso and Ashlie at the Tyler Texas Kennel Club shows in Canton, Texas, the weekend of October 12-13, 2013, where Chase captured Winners Dog both days and CC won Best of Breed and Terrier Group 3 both days under Judges Dawn Hansen and Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine.

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CC WINS WHWTCA ANNUAL AWARD

We were excited to receive the 2012 Annual Award from the West Highland White Terrier Club of America in the category of Bred-by Exhibitor Bitch, presented on October 4, 2013 at the annual dinner meeting of the WHWTCA, which is held in conjunction with the national specialty show weekend in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.   This award reflects CC's achievements in the show ring in 2012.

Paula showed Ready at the National on October 6, 2013 and she won the large, competitive Bred-by Exhibitor class.  Alfonso showed Chase to fourth place in his puppy class and showed CC in Best of Breed Competition (CC appears in the photo above 6th from the left).  We are very proud of how our three Westies looked and showed in the ring at the National. 

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CC VISITS THE MAGNOLIA STATE

CC had a great time at Mississippi shows in Biloxi and Jackson mid-September with Alfonso and Ashlie, earning Best of Breed each day plus a Group 2, three Group 3s and a Group 4, with our sincere appreciation to Judges Cindy Meyer (above), Dennis McCoy (below), Polly Smith, Elliott Weiss and Jay Richardson, and our special thanks to Team A&A!

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 MAJORS IN MONROE

In addition to CC (now BISS Bronze GCH CH TullyBloom’s Classified Credentials), all three of CoCo's puppies were at the Cottonland Cluster of dog shows in Monroe, Louisiana, during the Labor Day weekend (August 30 – September 2, 2013).

CC and Chase (TullyBloom's All About The Chase) were professionally handled by Alfonso Escobedo.  CC took Best of Breed all four days and placed 2nd in the Terrier Group on Friday under Judge Judy Webb.  Chase was only shown the first day and won a four-point major under Judge Judy Webb (Chase was also Best of Winners), giving him a total of 12 points and three majors at just under 8 months of age. 

Paula showed Calee (TullyBloom's Calendar Girl, pictured) in the 6-9 month puppy class and Ready in the Bred-by class all weekend.  On the first day, Judge Judy Webb awarded Calee Winners Bitch for a four-point major and selected Ready (TullyBloom's Camera Ready) for Reserve Winners Bitch.  Both Calee and Ready won their classes on Friday.  On Saturday, Ready took Winners Bitch for a four-point major under Judge Clay Coady and Calee again won her class.  On Sunday, Calee won another four-point major from the 6-9 puppy class under Judge R. C. Williams.  We appreciate the ringside help that we received from friends when we needed an extra hand.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW CANINE GOOD CITIZEN COMMANDER CHAOS

In 2012, GCH CH TullyBloom’s Covert Commander Chaos retired from the conformation ring and in April 2013 became part of a special new family with Eric Phifer and Eric Shreiber, who have been working with Commander to achieve the suffix title of Canine Good Citizen, or CGC.  On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, Commander’s new parents announced that Commander qualified on his first attempt at the CGC test and is now officially known as GCH CH TullyBloom’s Covert Commander Chaos, CGC.  We congratulate the Erics on their success and applaud Commander on his new title!

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CC TAKES ON TOPEKA

CC is not in Kansas anymore, but while she was there she picked up Best of Breed wins each day, a Terrier Group III win on Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club show under Judge Robert Stein and a Terrier Group IV win the next day at the Topeka Kennel Club show under Judge Michael J. Woods (Rhonda Cassidy photo).

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CC ROCKS LITTLE ROCK!

After enjoying a couple weeks of vacation time, CC was back on the road with her best buds, Alfonso and Ashlie, winning back-to-back BOB/Terrier Group Two placements at the Arkansas Kennel Club shows in Little Rock on August 10-11, 2013, under Judges Jay Richardson and Fred C. Bassett.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM HOUSTON

We had fun at the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows in Houston, July 17-21, 2013.  This was the weekend after the San Antonio Cluster, where CC was shown by Alfonso Escobedo to Best of Breed wins all four days.  None of our Westies were shown in Houston on Wednesday, July 17, but Paula enjoyed judging the Terrier Bred-by Group as well as watching Judith White judge the regular classes of Westies for the Houston All Terrier Club show.  Below are highlights from the four days we showed in Houston:
At the West Highland White Terrier Club of SE Texas specialty show on Thursday under Judge Robert Black, Chase took a Reserve 5-point major and CC was Select Bitch for a 5-point Grand Champion major.
On Friday at the Houston Kennel Club show under Judge Polly Smith, CC was Best Opposite Sex for another 5-point Grand Champion major.
On Saturday at the Beaumont Kennel Club show under Judge Sally Ray Baugniet, CC took Best of Breed, defeating the top Westie dogs in the country, Chase took another Reserve major, and Ready won her Bred-by class.
On Sunday under Judge Virginia L. Lyne, Chase was Winners Dog for a five-point major, Ready was Reserve Winner's Bitch, and CC was Best Opposite Sex.
We very much appreciate the expert handling of CC and Chase by Alfonso Escobedo, Ashlie Whitmore and Scott Sommer and appreicate the assistance of the rest of the team at the Kennel at Champions.

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THE DEBUT IN DALLAS

CoCo's pups TullyBloom's Camera Ready ("Ready"), TullyBloom's Calendar Girl ("Calee") and TullyBloom's All About The Chase ("Chase") had a successful debut at the Lone Star State Classic Dog Shows in Dallas July 4-7, 2013.  Entering the ring for the first time at exactly six months of age, Chase won Best Opposite in Sweepstakes and Ready won Winners Bitch for her first points at the North Texas Terrier Club show thanks to Breeder/Judge Patty Keenan.  On the last day of the show, under Judge Clay Coady, Chase was Winners Dog for his first major (top picture) and Ready (pictured above) was Winners Bitch and Best of Winners from the Bred-by class for her first major.  Although sister Calee did not win any points on the days she showed, she did capture a Reserve win on Saturday under Judge Judy Daniels.  Aunt CC was Select Bitch all four days of the show.  Our thanks to handlers Alfonso Escobedo, Ashlie Whitmore and Scott Sommer, who gave Chase a good start in the show ring with their professional handling of him in the regular classes.

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CC:  OKLAHOMA CITY IS "OK"

Oklahoma City is “OK” according to CC (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials), where she was guided by handler Alfonso Escobedo to three very competitive Terrier group placements following Best of Breed wins at the Mid-Del-Tinker Kennel Club and Lawton Dog Fanciers Association events on June 21-23, 2013.  CC won Terrier Group 4 on Friday under Judge Jay Richardson (below), Terrier Group 3 on Saturday under Judge James G. Reynolds and Terrier Group 2 on Sunday under Judge David Kirkland (above).

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MORE POINTS TO CC!

Following Best of Breed wins in Abilene, Texas (May 17-18, 2013) and Biloxi, Mississippi (May 30 - June 2, 2013), CC spiced things up at the Cajun Cluster in Lake Charles, Louisiana (June 6-9, 2013), winning Best of Breed all four days and taking home three grand champion majors plus a Terrier Group Two win on Friday under Judge Linda C. More (pictured).  Our thanks to team A&A (Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore) for bringing out the best in CC!

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CC CELEBRATES A GROUP WIN ON CINCO DE MAYO!

CC (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials) took a trip with Alfonso Escobedo (and Ashlie Whitmore) to the town of Marshall for the Caddo Kennel Club of Texas shows held the weekend of May 4-5, 2013, where CC earned what we hope will be her first Terrier Group win on Sunday (also placing third in Terrier Group on Saturday), with our thanks to Judges Roger and Paula Hartinger and Anne M. Barlow for the recognition.

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CC SCORES IN NAVASOTA!

CC (BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials) was shown by Alfonso Escobedo to Best of Breed wins both days at the Brazos Valley Kennel Club shows in Navasota, Texas, on March 30 and 31, 2013, then shown to Terrier Group 4 and Terrier Group 3 wins under Judges Paula Hartinger and Roger Hartinger, respectively.  She is pictured below with Ashlie Whitmore following her Group 4 win and above with Alfonso for the Group 3 win. 

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CC's WINNING WEEKEND!

A Best In Specialty Show (BISS) win, a Grand Champion (GCH) title and another group placement were achieved by CC during the March 22-24 weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, with her handler, Alfonso Escobedo.  CC won the Trinity Valley West Highland White Terrier Club Specialty show under Judge Dr. Alvin W. Krause on Friday, won Best of Breed again the next two days at the Fort Worth Kennel Club shows under Judges Michael J. Dougherty and Harold “Red” Tatro III, respectively, plus a Terrier Group 4 placement on Sunday under Judge Michael Dougherty.  The three days of winning also gave CC three Grand Champion majors and the remaining points she needed for her GCH title.  We are proud to announce that CC is now BISS GCH CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials, all before her 2nd birthday next month!

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SUCCESS FOR CC!

New Champion CC (CH TullyBloom's Classified Credentials) celebrated back-to-back Best of Breed wins at the Houston and Galveston County Kennel Club shows in Houston, Texas, on March 16 and 17, 2013.  On Saturday, Ashlie Whitmore handled CC to a Best of Breed win over the other specials, then Alfonso Escobedo showed CC in the group ring where she won Terrier Group 3, all under Judge Sue Goldberg.  Alfonso showed CC to another Best of Breed win on Sunday under Judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser.  Both Breed wins came with Grand Champion majors, placing CC halfway toward her Grand Champion title in two weekends.

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NEW CHAMPION CC!

Professional handler Alfonso Escobedo took CC (TullyBloom's Classified Credentials) 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 earned a major and her CH title going Winners Bitch and Best Opposite Sex 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.

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