Pictured was my long time friend and mentor B.g. (2014-2022).
Bg grew up AKC showing with her mother and two sisters from 1960s to 1985 and then again in 2014 with me.
Her mother owned a well renowned AKC show kennel in California with countless champions on many breeds.
Bg with a AKC major win.
In the 1980s BG imported a very well bred working line GSD named Sohn.
They finished with their ScHH III.
This is the influence that drove me to also work my dogs in French Ring and Schutzhund.
Pictured in the top is Charles, the bottom is his grandfather and the inspiration for our kennel name.
Charles is my boyfriend and Heidi's handler for French Ring. He is very new to the dog world but learning fast and very dedicated.
We pretty much do everything together and I can't imagine running the farm and kennel without him.
Showing and training animals is definitely nothing new to me. At the age of 5 my birth mother bought me my first Shetland ponies. I had a mare for English ridding and a proud cut stud for driving. We lived in town in a beautiful huge 100 year old house in Michigan at that time.
We moved into a 100 year old farm house on land when I was around 8. That is where my mom bought me a beautiful pair of show line German Shepards and two larger ponies. I took basic obedience classes with the GSDs and desperately wanted to do more with them however my mother only had interest in the horses. I soon out grew the ponies and she bought me the two very green broke registered AQHA that I showed in western classes for nearly 6 years.
In 2000 we moved to Tryon North Carolina with the 4 AQHA. The move was made because I started showing English and the show circuit was much bigger here. My mother built a huge show stable here for me and I showed in Hunter jumper and Hunter flat for a few years and road countless FETA and FENC trails.
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