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CH TullyBloom's Gibson Girl

BIS CH Glengloamin-Highfield Remington X CH Ashscot's Day O'Justice, CGC
(click on the photo for GiGi's pedigree with links)

Reminiscent of the Gibson Girl made popular in the early twentieth century in America, GiGi was filled with spirit and confidence, attracting instant admiration wherever she went.  She was a model for today's ideal Westie girl.

GiGi is shown above at six months of age, at her show ring debut the weekend of April 23-24, 2005, where she won the Bred-by class and took Reserve Winners Bitch while showing against mature bitches.  GiGi achieved the following wins at nine months of age (July 2005):  (1) Best In Match at the Houston All-Terrier Club AKC Sanctioned B Match (defeating at least thirty other dogs; read about this win in the Fall 2005 issue of Just Terriers magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1), (2) Reserve Winners Bitch from the Bred-by class at the WHWTCSET Specialty Show, (3) Best Opposite in Sweepstakes (Houston KC), and (4) Winners Bitch/Best of Winners from the Bred-by class for a four-point major at the Beaumont Kennel Club show.  Her puppy résumé includes two Best of Breed wins over specials, Bred-by Exhibitor Group Two (at the Cen-Tex Kennel Club show in November 2005), and Bred-by Exhibitor Group One (at the Conroe Kennel Club show in December 2005), plus a mention in Terrier Judge Ric Chashoudian's monthly "One Man's Opinion" column (The Canine Chronicle, February 2006) as "a beautiful, young West Highland White bitch."  GiGi finished her championship in February 2006 (at sixteen months of age), with all points from the bred-by class.  As a recipient of the AKC Bred-By-Exhibitor Championship Medallion, GiGi qualified for entry in both the December 2006 and 2007 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Invitational shows.

GiGi had a very successful short run in the show ring as a special, attaining the AKC breed standing of Top Ten Westie and #2 Westie bitch (for shows processed through May 14, 2006).  Although GiGi left the ring early in the year for a promising summer breeding (which did not take), she still managed to retain a ranking among the Top 25 Westies in the country and received a second invitation to the December 2006 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship invitational.

In January 2009, as her offspring prepared to enter the show ring, GiGi made a new home for herself with Charlie and Judy White in Houston, Texas, and we got to visit frequently. GiGi was later joined by her daughter, Pallas, where they enjoyed a happy home together and daily battles over the blue ball. GiGi peacefully passed in April 2020, and is greatly missed.

GiGi's Vital Statistics
Date of Birth
October 14, 2004 (passed on April 12, 2020)
AKC Registration Number
Paula Christie Cohen, Charles S. Cohen, Kay L. McGuire, DVM, and Shane A. Allbee
Owner(s) / Co-owner(s)
Paula Christie Cohen and Charles S. Cohen / Kay L. McGuire DVM *
Height at Withers
10.50 inches (not measured with an official AKC wicket)
14.5 to 15.5 pounds
CHIC Registry
CHIC No. 44209
Good (24 mos.), OFA # WH-95G24F-PI
Legg-Calve-Perthes Test
Normal (24 mos.), OFA # WH-LP17/24F-PI
Normal (28 mos.), OFA # WH-PA58/28F/P-PI
Genotypically Clear of Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, OFA # WH-PK10/16F-PI
Normal, CERF # WH-207

*Breeders Paula and Charles Cohen were GiGi's owners throughout her show career; after her last litter, ownership was transferred to Judith England White, with only Paula Cohen staying on as co-owner.


GiGi is pictured above winning Best In Match
under Judge Adelene Pardo at the Houston All-Terrier Club
AKC Sanctioned B Match on July 9, 2005.
GiGi winning a four-point major at nine months of age
under Judge Patti Long Smith during a specialty show weekend.


GiGi is shown above displaying all of the right moves at the Morris & Essex Kennel Club show in New Jersey on October 6, 2005, and Judge Jim Reynolds awarded her first place in the Bred-by class, a great honor at this historic show because of the tremendously large entry.  Equally impressive, GiGi took fourth place in her class at the National Sweepstakes in Kimberton, Pennsylvania, on October 8, 2005, under Breeder/Judge Barbara Barrie.

GiGi winning Best of Breed from the classes
under Terrier Judge Ric Chashoudian

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