22 December 2019
Season’s Greetings to everyone!
It has been a terrific year for Kensington Tibetan Terriers and we are grateful for so many things: our FIRST Non Sporting Group 1 awarded by Judge Mrs. Cindy Meyer, several litters of healthy puppies born & raised, great new forever families who’ve been welcomed into the fold, our second Top 20 Breed finisher (like mother, like son), Grand Champion and Bronze Championship titles, Medals and Awards of Merit won and television performances at Westminster AND in The National Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day 2019.
We simply couldn’t ask for anything more. We have snow outside – heat inside – smiles on our faces – and plenty of Stella & Chewy’s on hand. ;>)
And now, with the high holidays upon us? We look forward to holiday dinner parties and the departure of Beckham x Koko and Beckham x Ziva’s last puppies. I finally got my litters out of Beckham, Shadeacre Fast Love at Kensington. And Kensington’s future will include breedings of my female and male pick Beckham-sired puppies to Yogi-sired Questa and Yogi-sired Piccolo. We remain dedicated to the breeding & raising of healthy, happy and smart Tibetan Terrier puppies for the best forever homes who find us.
Applications for 2020 puppies are now closed. We are holding plenty of applications with deposits and wanting to fill the wishes & wants of these forever families, before we open applications up again. There are a number of applications that have not yet been returned and we will do our best to breed and raise puppies for those folks, too – but then? We will next accept applications only for 2021-born puppies.
It looks like I’ll be traveling to Slovakia in April 2020 to pick up an Erbosedition sable male puppy bred by my friend Veronika Kucerkova. I am very excited about V’s latest litter, as the puppies are out of Waterley, Falamandus and Kashi bloodlines. There are two sable males in her litter and I am letting Veronika select the one for Kensington. We got to know one another in 2016, when my Billie (GRCHB Kensington’s 1st Dance with Michael) and her Yogi (Erbosedition) traded Best of Breed wins several times during the late fall. Our dogs are similar in style and I will need another outcross in about two years. Who better to breed our future boy than a gal who grooms, breeds & shows her own conformation Champions AND performs agility & rescue with them?
September 2020 will find Lady Cheryl and me traveling to France for the next Tibetan Terrier World Congress, just north of Paris. I love France and ANY excuse will do to get me on a plane bound for the country I love. I never tire of practicing my questionable French on the shop girls. ;>)
So, Joyeaux Noel! and Bonne Annee! to all of you great people who keep me laughing, when the going gets tough. And thank you for staying in touch and for sharing the great stories of life with your Kensington TTs. Together, we are making the world a happier and smaller place.
Wendyll Behrend, a Grand Champion in my own right. ;>)