Katyusha x Misha Litter - July 2018
FINALLY! After a three and a half year long wait and unexpected fertility issues, we had a litter of 11 puppies! We are thrilled with this beautiful litter. The sire is a beautiful Georgia boy, Misha, who has fantastic health, a sweet temperament, with amazing movement and great type. We have shown with Misha and his owner several times over the years and waited until we had a girl that complemented him. And complement him she does!! The mother of this litter, Katyusha was born in 2015 out of our beautiful Galla in her final litter, with the amazing, world famous Russian dog, Karabas-Barabas iz Chigasovo. That entire litter is stunning and went to show homes that had been waiting since before that litter was born. Katyusha is one of those stunning beauties! She has been extremely successful in both the conformation ring and performance with three trick dog titles as well. Katyusha LOVES an audience, inside and outside of the show ring! Katyusha is one of the very few American females that has been able to defeat Champion males in the ring..many times! She was the Number One Owner Handled Black Russian for 2017 and is still in the top of the NOHS rankings even though she only showed a few times up until April of 2018 when she took off to start a family. At that time she was one of the top ranked bitches in the country. For 2017 Katyusha had 16 Best of Breed wins and was ranked in the top 10 BRT's in quite limited showing, with her dog mom/owner/breeder at the other end of the lead for most of the year. The peak of her career was at the 2017 AKC National Finals by Royal Canin in Orlando, Florida when she and I won a Bred By Exhibitor Working Group 3, judged by a Working Dog Breeder! We were in a ring of gorgeous dogs from around the world handled by many breeders that had been breeding and showing dogs for decades! It was a HUGE honor being in that ring but to place third was absolutely a breeder's dream come true! BEST. DAY. EVER.