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HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BEST WESTIE WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR!
 
Paula is pictured above with puppies from two different litters who entered the show ring at year-end 2018 (photo by Malinda Julien). Watch for them in 2019! They are, from left to right:

 

TullyBloom's Just The Best But Better ("Triple B"), a Bruno X Super son who captured Reserve Winners Dog from the 6-9 puppy class at the Trinity Valley Kennel Club show in Dallas on December 8, 2018, under Judge Cindy Vogels.

 

TullyBloom's Just Won Look ("J'Lo"), a Bruno X Super daughter who placed 4th in the large Bred-by class (twice!) during her debut in the regular classes in Dallas in December 2018, and prior to that was 4-6 month Terrier Puppy Group winner.

 

TullyBloom's Just Envy Me ("Envy"), a Bruno X Super daughter who captured Reserve Winners Bitch from the 6-9 puppy class (entry of 11) at the December 2018 Greater Collin Kennel Club show in Dallas under Judge Dr. H. Scott Kellogg.

 

TullyBloom's Steely Man America ("Steely"), a singleton son out of Jack X Wonder who was back-to-back Reserve Winner's Dog from the Bred-by class at the Conroe Kennel Club shows in December 2018.

 

TullyBloom's Just Right ("JR"), a Bruno X Super son who won the 4-6 month Terrier Puppy Group in Belton, Texas, under Judge Pamela Wilson.

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KATNISS FINISHES 2018 AS #5 WESTIE
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) is shown above with handler Alfonso Escobedo in the Terrier Group ring in Dallas in December 2018. Katniss earned a couple of very competitive Best of Breed wins during the last two show clusters of the year at the Lone State State Classic in Dallas and the AKC National Championship weekend presented by Royal Canin in Florida. Katniss finished out the year among the Top Ten Westies in the U.S.A., placing #5 All-Breed and #6 Breed (2 points from #5). We are very appreciative of the A-Team (Alfonso Escobedo and Ashlie Whitmore) for their love, care, conditioning, and beautiful presentation of Katniss throughout 2018, and we are grateful to all of the judges who recognized her exceptional qualities. Thank you to Analia Lemue for the photo.

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KATNISS BRAGS ABOUT BRAZORIA
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) won Best of Breed both days of the Brazoria County Kennel Club shows in Humble, Texas, on November 3 and 4, 2018, and captured Terrier Group Third under Judge Alane Gomez (shown with handler Ashlie Whitmore).

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KATNISS TAKES A TERRIER GROUP PLACEMENT AT TRAVIS COUNTY'S TEXAS TWO-STEP WEEKEND
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) is pictured with handler Ashlie Whitmore following another Terrier Group placement, under Judge Lee Herr, at the Travis County Kennel Club show in Austin, Texas, on October 28, 2018.

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KATNISS CAPTURES CHEERS AT CHISOLM TRAIL CLASSIC
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) captured Terrier Group Third under Judge Robert Shreve (with handler Ashlie Whitmore) at the Stephenville Kennel Club show in Belton, Texas, on October 19, 2018., making the cut in a strong Terrier Group the next two days.

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SECRET SUPERHERO SISTERS IN THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
  
We are very proud of secret superhero sisters Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) and Super (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Superwoman, Yes I Am), who each received the Excellent Achievement in Conformation award by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America presented at the annual dinner in October 2018 at the Whitford Country Club in Exton, Pennsylvania, for achieving Top Ten status in the show ring in 2017. 

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KATNISS KEEPS CARRYING ON
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) captured many Grand Champion Best of Breed wins and Best Opposite major wins in Mississippi, Colorado, and Louisiana in August and September, returning to Texas to take this Terrier Group Third under Judge Alfred J. Ferruggiaro at the Austin Kennel Club show in Belton, Texas, on September 22, 2018 (pictured above with handler Alfonso Escobedo). Katniss remains among the Top Ten Westies (breed and all-breed) in the U.S.A. for 2018 (#6 per Canine Chronicle Stats through August 31, 2018). 

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KATNISS' TANGLES AND TRIUMPHS IN TEXAS
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) was with the A-Team throughout the Texas "death march" (Dallas/San Antonio/Houston July show clusters) where she competed with the top Westies in the country. Katniss was Best Opposite all four of the Dallas show days, picking up four five-point GCH major wins. Katniss was Best of Breed all four days in San Antonio, and picked up a huge Terrier Group placement under Judge Pat Hastings at the Kennel Club of Greater Victoria show on July 12, 2018. In Houston, Katniss was on fire for the first show, winning Best of Breed against the #1 Westie under Judge Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine at the Houston All-Terrier Club (HAT Club) show on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, then Best Opposite for the next show, Specialty Select on Thursday for the WHWTCSET Secialty, Best Opposite again for Friday's Houston Kennel Club show, then wrapping up the weekend with Best of Breed wins both Saturday and Sunday, collecting another half dozen GCH majors along the way. Katniss is pictured above with her San Antonio Group placement, and in the Terrier Group ring at Houston's HAT Club show with handler Alfonso Escobedo following Best of Breed (photo with handler Ashlie Whitmore). 

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KATNISS TAKES TWO IN TEXARKANA
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) won back-to-back Terrier Group placements (Third and Fourth) at the Kennel Club of Texarkana shows on June 16 and 17, 2018, under Judges Patricia Trotter and Charles Trotter, respectively (pictured above with agent Ashlie Whitmore). 

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KATNISS LOVES LOUISIANA
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) won Best of Breed each day of the Cajun Cowboy Cluster in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Terrier Group Fourth under Judge Elizabeth Muthard on Saturday, June 9, 2018 (pictured top with handler Alfonso Escobedo); the weekend prior, at the Northlake Kennel Club of Greater Covington, LA, Inc. shows in Gonzalez, Louisiana, Katniss was Terrier Group Third on Saturday, June 2, 2018, under Judge Steve Hayden (bottom photo above). 

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KATNISS DOES GOOD IN DENTON!
  
Katniss accompanied the A-Team to the Denton Kennel Club shows May 12 and 13, 2018, where BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire won Best of Breed both days under Judges Dennis McCoy and Vicki L. Abbott, plus Terrier Group Second honors under Judge Dennis McCoy. 

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KATNISS SHINES IN SHREVEPORT!
  
Katniss (BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) is pictured above with handler Ashlie Whitmore after winning Best of Breed and Terrier Group 3rd under Judge Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio) on April 20, 2018, during the Shreveport/D'Arbonne Kennel Club weekend cluster in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

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KATNISS CATCHING FIRE!
  
Katniss has picked up numerous awards following her return from Crufts, and is shown above winning Best Opposite under Judge Mrs. Terry Berrios at the West Highland White Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta Specialty show the weekend of the WHWTCA National Roving in Perry, Georgia, April 11-15, 2018. Katniss was Select the day before this photo at the National Roving under Breeder Judge Judith White, and the day before that, Katniss attained the championship points needed for the Grand Champion Silver Level (she is now BISS GCHS CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire), and remains a Top Ten Westie All Systems for 2018. 

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KATNISS AT CRUFTS!
  
Katniss Everdeen (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) made her debut at Crufts, the biggest dog show in world, in Birmingham, England, on March 9, 2018 (Katniss received her qualifying award for Crufts at the Westie National in October 2017). There were more than 140 Westies entered at Crufts, where more than 21,000 dogs were exhibited. The above photos show Katniss with part of her large Open Bitch class, and on the table about to be examined by Judge Mrs. T. Gaydon. Katniss was beatifully exhibited by Alfonso Escobedo, and made the short cut! It was a wonderful experience and an enjoyable trip. Katniss also qualified for Crufts in 2019, so maybe we will go again! 

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KATNISS AT CROSBY
  
Katniss (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) captured Terrier Group 4th honors under Judge Robert Shreve after winning Best of Breed under Judge Susan M. Carr at the Baytown Kennel Club show in Crosby, Texas, on March 4, 2018 (pictured above in the group ring with her handler, Alfonso Escobedo). 

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KATNISS MIXES IT UP IN MIDLAND
  
Katniss Everdeen (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) captured her first Group First honors under Judge Edd Bivin at Saturday's Big Spring Kennel Club show on February 17, 2018, during the Black Gold show cluster in Midland, Texas. Katniss also received Group Second honors from Judge Dana Cline the next day at the West Texas Kennel Club show. Katniss is shown above with handler Alfonso Escobedo and A-Team star Emmitt (GCHS Tamarin Tailback) in photos courtesy of the A-Team's Ashlie Whitmore. 

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KATNISS WOWS AT WESTMINSTER
  
Katniss Everdeen (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) flew to the Big Apple with the A-Team and put on an outstanding performance with her handler Alfonso Escobedo at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Katniss was awarded the honor of 1st Award of Merit by visiting Canadian Judge Rosemary Shoreman. Above are some photos of Katniss in the ring at Westminster (top photo courtesy of Tonnie Willrich). 

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KATNISS CATCHING FIRE IN THE NEW YEAR
  
Katniss Everdeen (BISS GCHB CH TullyBloom's Girl On Fire) started out the New Year with Best of Breed wins and this Terrier Group 3rd under Judge Gary L. Doerge at the Corpus Christi Kennel Club shows the weekend of January 11-14, 2018.

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