Raleigh’s 9th Birthday

Today Raleigh turns 9 years young!

Susan and Raleigh chillling!

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IWCA 2011 – Novice Bitch

In a very strong entry of 20 plus bitches, Kayte (Can.Ch. Starkeeper Glenamadda Kayte) took 2nd place and Lizzie (Can.Ch. Glenamadda Starkeeper Wallis) took 4th place. Kayte is shown by  Jocelyne Gagne and is co-owned by Jocelyne Gagne and Susan Prokopenko.  Lizzie is shown by handler Ewa Boldok and is co-owned by Helga Lavigne and Susan Prokopenko.

Kayte is shown taking 2nd in Novice Bitch at IWCA 2011

Lizzie is shown taking 4th place in Novice Bitch

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Rally at IWCA 2011 and Ewa, Banner and Cali

Despite the gloomy damp weather, the first day of 2011 IWCA National Specialty was packed with excitement. Two rings accomodated obedience, rally obedience and puppy sweeps in the morning, whereas in the afternoon we moved the party to the nearby field for straight racing drama (LGRA). My two hounds, Cali and Banner were entered in Rally Novice A which was the last class in the obedience series. After we had arrived on-site, I walked and warmed up my dogs which is particularily important when you compete outdoors, and in close proximity to the conformation ring. With several activities going on at the same time, you not only have to be “more interesting than dirt”, but also other people, hounds, and, of course, bitches in season. Hence, I appreciated the additional opportunity to warm up Cali and volunteered to run the Excellent course with her so another dog could complete the Honor exercise. My hounds did well once again and simply demonstrated that they do care. Cali finished her AKC Rally Novice title with a fabulous score of 99 points out of 100, and Banner earned his second AKC Rally Novice A leg with equally great score of 97 out of 100. Furthermore, the following day they both passed AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test, adding another title to our accomplishments to-date.
Ewa K. Boldok
Wolfholm Irish Wolfhounds
CH Starkeeper California Ierne CGN CGC PCD RN RA CRNMCL
CH Glenamadda Starkeeper Banner RN CRNCL CGC
Aristotle at Wolfholm CRNMCL

2011 IWCA-Cali & Banner Rally Wins

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Zada won the Brood Bitch class at the IWCA Nationals

Zada (Can.Am.Ch. Glenamadda Starkeeper Zada, F.Ch., JC), handled by her co-breeder and co-owner Jocelyne Gagne, won 4th in a strong Veteran Bitch Class at the US Nationals and then with the help of her daughters, the CC-twins Chevonne (handled by Ewa) and Chevonne (handled by Linda), won the Brood Bitch Class.  In the 12-18 month Bitch Class, Chloe won 1st and Chevonne won 3rd. The two CC-twins also went on to win the Brace Class.

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Halley gets LGRA SGRC Title

At the Irish Wolfhound Club of America LGRA (Large Gazehound Racing Association) on Monday May 16th, Halley in a field made up of many GRC (Gazehound Racing Champions) and SGRC (Superior Gazehound Racing Champions) got third and a further 3 points which got her the Superior Gazehound Racing Champion (SGRC).  This girl is really hot, this year  having obtained her Field Champion (Canada), her Championship (Canada) and now the Superior racing Title. 

Her official title is now Can.Ch. Starkeeper Glenamadda Halley, Can F.Ch., JC, SGRC

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Xango Gets BOB Altered at IWCC BC Specialty May 14th

Congratulations to Genamadda Starkeeper Xango (Xango) and his owners Pauline and John Govaert  who won Best of Breed Altered at the IWCC BC Specialty at Peace Arch Park. Shown by Pauline.

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Glenamadda Echo of Starkeeper

Echo and Karen Day

Congratualtions to Karen for her  BOB and Best Puppy in Group Win at the Seaway Kennel Club Show on Friday, May 6th. Echo was bred by Helga Lavigne and Susan Prokopenko and
is co-owned by Karen Day and Jocelyne Gagne.

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Bentley and his Therapy work

From Peggy in Ohio who has Bentley from our Q-litter

I just wanted to share a wonderful experience I had today. I went to church service and took our wolfhound Bentley with me to help me do the children sermon. He had a great time loving the kids and the grown ups. Then we got home and had a message from the Toledo Childrens hospital asking if we could find the time to bring Bentley for special visit as there was a boy there who was asking for him. I called them and told them we would head over. We got there and a young boy and all of his family were there and all he was asking for was Bentley to come and visit him. Bentley went right to him and he got kisses and hugs and the young boy was so happy he told Bentley how much he loved him and they thanked me for bringing him. We took the time to visit the other kids while we were there and Bentley had love and kisses for everyone. He brought so many smiles today I just had to share what an amazing blessing he is. It is so wonderful to be able to share is love with everyone. Everyone at the Hospital thinks wolfhounds are just big love pups.
Thanks for letting me share this!

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Halley – Victoria County Kennel Club – April 29-May 1

Our Halley is now Can.Ch. Starkeeper Glenamadda Halley, Can F.Ch., JC, GRC.  She went to the shows this weekend and picked up 5 points and a Grp 4th on her way to completing her Championship.  She is our racing star and will focus on racing and Lure coursing for the next year. We hope to see her back in the show ring as a Veteran.  Halley is pictured with Judge Mr R Whitney, handler Ewa Boldok and co-owner Susan Prokopenko

Halley getting her Championship with a Group 4th

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All About Pets Show

Sunday, I manned my Breed Club’s (Caledon Kennel Association) booth at All About Pets.  Here is a picture of Halley and me with fellow club member Anne Swantee.

Susan, Halley IW and Anne

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