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2019 has started with a bang!  Shannon showed in Glen Rose at the Nolan River shows and Amigas' Holland was WD for his first points, 4 pt major!  
St. Louis was a fun show.  Lou won both her classes on Sunday.  Ivan had multiple class placements.  Hawk was pulled to the final 5 in Breed.
On to DFWLRC Specialty shows.  Ivan was first in both Sweeps and Regular classes, both days.  He was Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes both days.  Amigas' Independence showed in Beginner Puppy 4-6 months and was Best of Opposite Sex both days!  We look forward to a bright future for her.  Amigas' Hope won her class both days.  Amigas' Inez earned a placement and garnered some ring experience.  Amigas' Idalou showed well, no love, but really like this young girl.  Sky showed well in Bred-By, as did Ch Amigas' Hawkins in Breed.  Everyone started blowing coat, looking just a bit scruffy.  Glad we had a beautiful litter of 11 puppies from Joe and Bounce.  These babies were worth missing Potomac!  1 chocolate male, 2 chocolate females, 3 black males and 5 black females will be ready for evaluation the 2nd week of June.  

***2018 RECAP****
We are very proud of these boys.
Belton: Amigas' Gratis from Remington WB for her 3rd major

LRC of Greater Denver 
Day 1:  Best in Sweeps - CH Amigas' Hawkins, WD & JAM - Amigas' Higgins (4 pts)
Day 2: Best in Sweeps & RWB - Amigas' Harmony, Best Opp Sex in Sweeps - Amigas' Higgins, Select Dog Ch Amigas' Hawkins

Reliant Cluster in Houston - WD, BOBOH, OH Group 1, Best Bred By, Bred By Group 2 Amigas' Hawkins; WB/BW/BOS Amigas' Gratis from Remington; Select Dog, BOS GCHB Amigas' Doolittle; WB/BW Bailiwick's Skys the Limit @ Amigas; BOS/BOBOH Amigas' Doolittle

We traveled to Albuquerque, NM, for 2 specialties and 4 days of all-breed shows.  We are so proud of Amigas' Hope, rewarded with Winners Bitch from the 9-12 puppy class for a 4 point major by Judge Diane Pilbin.  Hope was also Best Puppy and received an Award of Merit.  What a great day for her!  On Saturday, Slider was Best of Opposite Sex for Grand Champion points and Freebie was RWB to the major.  Freebie had her day on Sunday, being awarded Winners Bitch for a 4 point major, best OH and OH Group 3.  Monday rolled around and the boys decided they should step up their game.  Amigas' Hawkins was Winners Dog for 3 points and Slider was best owner handled.  Finally, Tuesday and a very tired crew.  Hawk  repeated as Winners Dog for his 2nd major and Freebie was Reserve again.  We had a safe trip home and look forward to dogs growing coat.  Hawk-man has 12 points and is just 13 months old.  We wonder how long it will take to get those last 3 singles!!!

Shannon and I had a wonderful time at DFWLRC specialties and at Potomac.  Our dogs showed nicely and Amigas' Hope was Best Puppy on 4/7/18 and Best of Opposite Sex to Best in Sweepstakes!  She also placed 2nd in Sweepstakes at Potomac in another lovely line-up of 9-12 puppies.  Amigas' Hartley experienced her first shows and roadtrip and made good progress.  She placed 1st and 4th in Sweepstakes and 2nd on Saturday in regular classes in 6-9 month puppies.  Amigas' Houston was in the ribbons at DFWLRC both days and placed 2nd in Sweepstakes and 3rd in regular classes at Potomac.  Amigas' Hitchcock (Hartley's littermate) placed 3rd in regular classes at Potomac.  He wasn't entered at DFWLRC because we were showing another 6-9 month puppy, Amigas' Holland, who placed in sweeps.  We ate crab cakes and seafood feasts with good friends each of the 3 nights and enjoyed safe travels by God's grace.  

Amigas' Hawkins made us proud in January 2018, going Winners Dog and Best of Winners both days at Glen Rose, TX (Nolan River KC) for his first 4 points.  He earned 2 more points in Midland, TX, on Friday and was Reserve Winners Dog on Saturday.  Meanwhile Amigas' Doolittle is having a blast.  He was Select Dog at Glen Rose on day 1 and Best of Breed on day 2.  In Midland he was Best of Opposite Sex on day 1 and Best of Breed on day 2.  Owner Handler Group 4 on day 2.  He earned a few more points toward his Bronze Grand CH.  Amigas' Sky's the Limit from Bailiwick was Reserve Winners Bitch in Midland under Edd Biven.  We look forward to the upcoming specialties!
2017 ended with another thrill at the Coastal Carolina supported entry in Savannah, Georgia, where Amigas' Sky's the Limit from Bailiwick (Joe x Bandera) was Best in Sweepstakes under Allison Bates and Reserve Winners Bitch from the 9-12 puppy class under Sally Bell.  Thank you judges, it was a wonderful day.  Amigas' Hawkins won all 4 of his classes.  Amigas' Harmony won her sweeps class on Sunday, was 2nd in regular.  Slider earned an Award of Merit on Saturday.  We know all good things come from our Creator and we thank Him and ask that all is done to His glory.  

**2017 RECAP**
HOTLRC: Amigas' Harmony - Best in Sweepstakes
Amigas' Sky's the Limit from Bailiwick - Best Puppy
Ch Bailiwick's Slip Slidin' Away to Amigas - Select Dog 10/26 & 10/27 (specialty) and another Coursing Ability qualifying run

LRC of Greater Denver:  New Champion Bailiwick's Slip Slidin' Away to Amigas Winners Dog BOTH days, JAM on the 2nd day.    Amigas' Sky's the Limit from Bailiwick (Joe x Bandera) - Best in Sweepstakes and Best Puppy on Day 2
Bailiwick's Geronimo's Cadillac "Mikey" (Joe x Groovy) - Best of Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes on Day 2.  
Amigas' Fannin - Best Bred By
New Junior Hunter
"Rio" (CH Banbury's High Crimes & Misdemeanors @ Amigas CA JH) trained by Cheri Bates