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January 17, 18 & 19 - In Novi Michigan, at the Livonia show, Penny won BOB over 7 specials for 4 points, judge Toddie Clark. The next day, Penny won BOS over a bitch special for one point, judge Joan Goldstein at the Michigan Hound show. Also on Saturday, Penny won BOB at the Oakland show for 3 points, judge Robin Hug and on to a Group 3, judge Toddie Clark. This finishes Penny's Silver Grand Championship. On Sunday, Penny won BOB over 5 specials for 3 points, judge Houston Clark, and on to a Group I. Handler Shayna Varcoe. Owner Ginger Jones.

January 5 - in California, Brooke wins BOS at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs show over 6 bitch specials and 12 class bitches, for a 5 point GCH major. Owners Kay Novotny and Lorrie Scott.

January 3 - 5 - in Tennessee, CH MACH Whimsy earns double QQ #7 toward the MACH2 title. Whimsy also passed the new AKC Temperament Test (ATT). Owner-handler Lou Avant.

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December 28 & 29, Joe earned 2 more Master Courser legs at the COACH trials in Hilliard Ohio.

December 15 - in Florida, CH MACH Whimsy competes at the AKC National Dog Show Agility trials and ends up 35th out of 147 dogs. Owner-handler Lou Avant.

December 7 & 8 - In California, at the Shoreline Dog Fanciers Assocication of Orange County, Angel won WB and Lorrie Best Owner Handler both days to finish Angel's Championship. Angel's half-sister, the 13 months old Rosie, won RWB both day and Rosie's dam Vivian won BOB both days. Judges were Linda Riedel and Terry Stacy. Vivian with owner Wendy Meredini, also competed in rally, qualifying in both Advanced and Excellent to earn another leg for her RAE title.

December 1 - In Stockton CA, at the San Joaquin show, Ella won her third major. She needs 1 point to finish. Owner Julie Hagen.

November 30 & December 1 - In Lansing Michigan, at the Ingham County shows, Penny won BOB over 5 specials and on to a Group 2, judge Robert Ennis. On Sunday, she won BOB over specials and a Group 3, judge Jon Steele. Handler Shayna Varcoe. Owner Ginger Jones.

November 29 & 30 - in South Carolina, CH MACH Whimsy earns two more double QQ toward the MACH2 title. Owner-handler Lou Avant.

November 24 - In New York, Joy earned her third leg jumping 24" to finish her Novice Standard Agility (NA) title. Owner, co-breeder and handler Chris Danker.

November 10 - in Georgia, CH MACH Whimsy earns her 25th double QQ. Owner-handler Lou Avant.

November 9 - In Ohio, at the Columbus Dog Training Club trial, Joe earned his second leg towards his Rally Advanced title. Handled by owner KC Artley.

November 9 - In New York, Joy earned her second leg toward her Open Standard Preferred title. Owner, co-breeder and handler Chris Danker.

November 7, 8, 9, 10 - In Michigan, at the Kalamazoo shows, Penny won BOS on Thursday for 2 points over specials, judge Ashley Reid. On Friday Penny won BOB and Group 4 for 5 points, judge Charles Olivis. On Saturday Penny won BOS over specials for 2 points, judge Sharol Way. On Sunday, Penny won BOB for 5 points over 4 specials, judge Karen Wilson. Owner Ginger Jones.

November 3 - At the Ft Wayne Indiana rally trial, Joe earned his first leg towards his Rally Advanced title. Handled by owner KC Artley.

October 26 & 27 - In New York, Joy finishes two agility titles: Novice Standard Preferred (NAP) and Open Jumpers Preferred (OJP) title. Plus she earned her first leg toward her Open Standard Preferred title. Owner, co-breeder and handler Chris Danker.

October 20 - In California, Gracie finishes her Rally Advanced (RA) title with owner-handler Randi Boysen-Carl.

October 19 and 20 - In Ohio, Joe competed in AKC lure coursing at the MBC trials. Out of 9 Field Champions, Joe got 5th place on Saturday, and tied for second on Sunday, ending up with third place and one LCX point. He also earned two Master Courser legs. Owned by Steve and KC Artley.

October 19 - in California, at the Borzoi Club of Northern California specialty (held with the Del Valle Dog Club show), Angel won WB and BW for 4 points from the BBE class, handled by Lorrie. Also Brooke won an Award of Merit, owners Kay Novotny and Lorrie Scott.

October 18 - in California, at the Borzoi Club of Northern California specialty (held with the Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County show), Angel won Reserve Winners Bitch from the BBE class, handled by Lorrie. Also Opal won Select Bitch for 5 GCH points.

October 19 - in Tennessee, CH MACH Whimsy earns her 24th double QQ. She also finishes the Lifetime Achievement award MXS Master Silver. Owner-handler Lou Avant.

October 12 - In New York, Joy earns her Junior Courser (JC) title. Owner Chris Danker.

October 5 and 6 - In Ohio, Joe competed in AKC lure coursing at the OKIGO trials. Out of 10 Field Champions, Joe got 4th place on Saturday. On Sunday out of 8 field champions, Joe was in a three way tie for first place. After the run-off, Joe ended up with third place and one LCX point. He also earned two Master Courser legs. Owned by Steve and KC Artley.

October 5 - In California, Gracie earned her second leg for her Rally Advanced (RA) title with owner-handler Randi Boysen-Carl.

September 28 and 29 - In Michigan, at the Monroe shows, Penny won BOB both days, judges Edmund Dziuk and Kim Ramey-LeBlanc. On Saturday, she earned 4 GCH points over 3 male specials and 2 bitch specials. On Sunday, she earned 5 GCH points, over 4 male specials and 3 bitch specials. Handler Shayna Varcoe. Owner Ginger Jones

September 22 - in Tennesseea, CH MACH Whimsy gets a Q in the Premier class. Owner-handler Lou Avant.

September 15 & 16 - in Georgia, CH MACH Whimsy gets more agility Qs in both Masters Standard and Master Jumpers. Owner Lou Avant.

September 7 & 8 - in Georgia, CH MACH Whimsy gets more agility Qs, and a first placement in Masters. Owner Lou Avant.

September 1 - in California, Brooke wins Select Bitch for 1 GCH point at the Gold County show, judge Joanne Buehter, owners Kay Novotny and Lorrie Scott.

August 29, 30 - in California at the Cabrillo shows, Angel wins Best of Breed both days over two specials. Her dam, Opal wins Select Bitch both days for 2 more GCH points, handled by Lorrie Scott. Judges were Sharon Sakson and Hal Biermann.

August 21, 22, 23, 24 - in Tennessee, CH MACH Whimsy gets 7 Qs in 8 runs. She now qualifies to compute in the National Agility Competition. Owner Lou Avant.

August 17 & 18 - In New York, Joy finished her Rally Excellent and Obedience Beginner Novice titles. Breeder owner handler Chris Danker.

August 10 & 11 - In California, at the South Bay shows, Angel won 2 points judges Richard Robinson and Bonnie Clarke, handler Julie Jones.

July 28 - In Ohio, at the Marion show, Skye wins the 2 points, from the 9 - 12 month class. Judge Judy Lowther. This was Skye's first show and she beat 4 major pointed mature adult bitches. Handled by owner Steve Artley.

July 27 - In California, at the Lompoc rally trial, Vivian qualified in both Excellent and Advanced to earn her third RAE leg. Owner Wendy Merendini.

July 14 - In California, at the Del Monte show, Ella wins 2 points. Judge Gordon Hayburn. Ella needs 4 points to finish. Owner Julie Hagen and handled by Julie's daughter Angie.

July 12 & 13 - In Ohio, at the Dayton Dog Training Club's rally trials Joe earns his second and third legs to finish the Rally Intermediate (RI) title. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

July 12 - in Georgia, Whimsy earn QQ #20, completing the requirements for the AKC Master Agility Champion title (MACH). Whimsy is the first Borzoi to earn the extremly difficult MACH. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

July 6 - in Tennessee, Whimsy earn QQ #19. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

July 4 - in Tennessee, Whimsy earn QQ #18. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

June 8 - In California, at the Contra Costa county show, Ella is awarded her second major. Judge Anne Gallant. Ella a total of has 9 points, 2 majors. Owner Julie Hagen and handled by Julie's daughter Angie.

May 25 - In Michigan, at the Grand Rapids show, Penny won BOB over specials for 5 points, judge Stephen Dainard and on to a Group I (160 dogs defeated), judge Barbara O'Neill. Also on Saturday, Penny wins Best of Breed over 38 borzoi at the Midwest Borzoi Club specialty, judge Barbara O'Neill. Handler Nora Codington. Owner Ginger Jones.

May 24 - in Alabama, Whimsy earn QQ #17. Whimsy also has earned 780 speed points, more than enough for a MACH. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

May 16 - in South Carolina, Whimsy earn QQ #16. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

May 12-May 18 - In Pennsylvania, at the BCOA National specialty Joe wins 2nd place out of 7 field champions at the ASFA trial, earns his first leg in Rally Intermediate, and makes the first cut in Best of Breed competition. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

May 3- Circe wins an Award of Merit at the BCDV specialty. Judge John Arvin. Handler Ron Williams. Owner and co-breeder Joy Windle.

April 27 & 28 - In Michigan, at the Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County shows, Penny won BOS for 2 points on Saturday and BOB over 2 male specials for 4 points on Sunday. Judges Elliott Weiss and Ellen Fetter. Owner Ginger Jones.

April 13 - In Ohio Joe wins his final point for his AKC Field Championship, which also earns him, the Dual Champion title. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

April 6 & 7 - At the Saginaw Michigan kennel club shows Penny wins SB for 2 points on Saturday and BOB over 4 specials for 5 points on Sunday. Judges Steve Keating and Roger Hartinger. Owner Ginger Jones.

April 6 - In Munice Indiana, Joe wins 1 point towards his AKC Field Championship. He needs just 1 point to finish. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

March 24 - in California, Ella earns 2 points by winning Winners Bitch at the Oakland show, judge Linda Riedel. Owner Julie Hagen.

March 23 - Joy finishes her NJP title in 3 trials. Her owner is co-breeder and handler Chris Danker.

March 9 - Joy earns her second leg towards her Beginner Novice title and her first leg towards her Rally Excellent title with owner Christine Danker.

March 1 - in Conyers Georgia, Whimsy earns QQ #15. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

February 17 - Whimsy passes the Canine Good Citizen Test Urban (CGCU). Handled by owner Lou Avant.

February 11 - in New York city, Penny competes in the Westminster kennel club's breed competition and wins BOS over 10 of the top bitches in the country. Owner Ginger Jones.

February 9 - in New York city, Whimsy competes in the Westminster kennel club's Master Agility trial. Whimsy's picture is put on the cover of the February AKC Gazette. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

February 3 - - The Borzoi Club of America announces the Top Awards for 2018. Joe has won #1 Versatility Award, for the second year in a row. This award is determined by number of points earned in conformation, coursing and obedience. Joe is also in the Top 10, BCOA member owned dogs, in AKC lure coursing (#4) and #8 novice obedience. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

February 1 - from the October 23, 2018 litter, Jolly has moved to her new home in New York with Paul and Christine Danker, and Skye has moved to her new home in Ohio with Steve and KC Artley. Neon and MaryRose remain at DesertWinds with Wendy Merendini.

January 25 - Whimsy finishes the Master Agility Standard Bronze title (MXB) and the Master Agility Jumper Bronze title (MJB) for 25 Qs in each. Owner handler Lou Avant.

January 17-19 - In Michigan Penny wins Select Bitch over specials for two 4 point GCH majors, at the two Livonia shows, judges Judy Webb and Andrea Bradford. The next day Penny wins BOS over specials at the Oakland show, judge Bonnie Clarke, and BOS over specials at the Michigan Hound specialty show, judge Patti Neale, for two more 4 point GCH majors. Owner Ginger Jones.

January 13 & 14, 2019 - Pilot wins BOB over specials Saturday and Select Dog on Sunday at the Tacoma Kennel club shows. Owners Cynthia and Robert Jabour and breeders Kay Novotny and Janet Adams. Pilot's litter sister Morozova Rey's California Poppy finished her Championship Sunday under judge Stacey Davis, and won BOS on Monday, with breeder-owner-handler Janet Adams. Poppy is co-owned with co-breeder Kay Novotny. Pilot and Poppy were sired by "Archie", CH Hemlock Hollow Aruzia The Journey Continues JC.

January 6 - In Tennesse, Whimsy earns her 11th double Q. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

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December 16 - In California, Angel earns her Canine Good Citizen title with owner Lorris Scott.

December 14-15 - In Florida, Whimsy was invited to compete in the AKC Eukanuba show, where she qualified in three classes. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

December 1 & 2 - In Michigan Penny wins BOB over specials and Group 1 at the Ingham County kennel club show, judge Jane Treiber. The next day Penny wins BOB over specials and a Group 2, judge Terry DePietro. Owner Ginger Jones.

November 24 - In Ohio Joe plows through the mud, in the rain, to finish his ASFA Field Championship. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

November 24 - In South Carolina, Whimsy earns her 10th agility double Q (qualify in both Masters Jumper and Master Standard), plus 23 MACH points. She has 452 total MACH points. Handled by owner Lou Avant.

November 8, 10, 11 - In Michigan Penny wins BOB over 8 specials, for 5 GCH points at the Pontiac show, judge Sue Ellen Rempel. November 10 Penny wins Select over 5 bitch specials at the Kalamazoo show, for 5 GCH points, judge Carol Spritzer. This win earns Penny her Bronze Grand Championship. November 11, Penny wins Select over 4 bitch specials for 4 GCH points at Grand Rapids, judge Joanne Paulk. Owner Ginger Jones.

October 27 - Pilot wins BOB and a Group 2 at the Sacramento Valley CA show, judge Larry Sorenson. Owners Cynthia and Robert Jabour and breeders Kay Novotny and Janet Adams.

October 27 - In Georgia Whimsy earns her 9th agility double Q (qualify in both Masters Jumper and Master Standard). Handled by owner Lou Avant.

October 21 - In Ohio Joe wins third place in a stake of 10 open dogs, for 2 points towards his AKC Field Championship. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

October 19 - Joe earns his Second leg for his CD title, with owner KC Artley, at the Dayton Dog training club's obedience trial.

October 7 - In Tennessee Whimsy earns her 7th agility double Q (qualify in both Masters Jumper and Master Standard). Handled by owner Lou Avant.

October 6 - In Michigan Penny wins BOB and Group 2 at the Fulton County show, judge Cheryl Paterson. The next day Penny wins BOB for a 4 point GCH major over specials, judge Kim Ramey-LeBlanc. Owner Ginger Jones.

October 6 - In Ohio Joe wins another point towards his AKC Field Championship. Owners Steve and KC Artley.

September 15 - Joe earns his first leg for his CD title, with owner KC Artley, at the Licking River Ohio kennel club's obedience trial.

September 15 - Whimsy earns her 6th QQ with owner Lou Avant.

September 8 - Whimsy earns her 5th QQ with owner Lou Avant.

September 8 - Joe earns point #10 in AKC lure coursing at the Windchasers Indiana trial, with owner KC Artley.

August 26 - Brooke won Best of Breed over specials for a 3 point GCH major and Best Owner Handler with Kay Novotny, at the Mensona kennel club show, judge Pamela Lambie.

August 25 - Brooke won Select Bitch and Best Owner Handler with Kay Novotny, then on to Group 2 Owner Handler group at the Mensona kennel club show, judge Eugene Blake.

August 25 & 26 - Joe won BOB both days at the OKIGO ASFA trials for a total of 20 points.  He is owned by Steve & KC Artley. 

August 18 - Joy finishes her Rally Advanced (RA) title in 3 trials with 3 Qs, owner Chris Danker.

August 15 - Joe wins BOB at the Marion Indiana show, to finish his Grand Championship with 5 majors, owner handed by KC Artley.

August 6 - Joy finishes her NAJ title with owner Chris Danker.  

July 8, Junior won BOS and Best Owner Handler with Kay Novotny, then on to Group 4 Owner Handler group at the Santa Maria kennel club show, judge Helen Stein.

July 7, Junior won Select Dog and Best Owner Handler with Kay Novotny, then on to Owner-Handler Group 1, and Reserve Best In Show NOHS at the Santa Maria kennel club show, judge Robert Stein.

July 6 - Pilot won Best of Breed owner handled by Cynthia Jabour, and finishes his Grand Champion title, at the Borzoi Club of California designated Specialty with the Channel City kennel club, judge James G. Reynolds.  Vivian, won Select Bitch, owner handled by Wendy Merendini.    Opal, owner handled by Lorrie, wins an Award of Merit.

July 5 - At the Borzoi Club of California independent specialty, Aspen, with Lorrie, won Best of Breed and Best Owner Handled,  Brooke won BOS owner handled by Kay Novotny, Pilot wins Select Dog owner handled by Cynthia Jabour, Opal wins Select Bitch handled by Wendy Merendini, and Archie wins an Award of Merit handled by Randi Boysen-Carl.  Judge was Pamela Lambie.

July 1 - Sherlock earns his AKC Scent Work Interior Novice (SIN) title.  His owners are Margie & David Milne and Barbara Skinner.

June 24 - Penny Best of Breed and Group 2 at the Detroit kennel club show in Novi Michigan, judge Stephen Dainard, handler Shayna Garrison, owner Virginia Jones.

June 24 - In Tennessee, Whimsy earns her 10th MXJ leg for her title.  Owner handled by Lou Avant.  Whimsy is the first borzoi to earn both the MX and MXJ titles.

June 15, 16, 17 - In California, Vivian finishes her Grand Championship, owner handler Wendy Merendini.  Vivian won BOS at both Bahia Sur kennel club shows, judges Polly Smith and Patricia Nemirovsky De Alsina.  On Sunday, Vivian won BOS over specials, judge Denny Mounce, to finish her GCH with 3 majors and 9 wins over specials.

June 16 & 17 - At the Echo Hills Ohio shows, Joe wins BOS over a male specialty for 2 GCH points, judge Helene Nietsch, and Select Dog for 1 GCH point, judge Lisa Warren.  Owner handled by KC Artley.  Joe needs 1 point to finish his GCH.

June 7, 8, 9, 10 - Penny Best of Breed all 4 days at the Midland Michigan shows and Group 3 on Sunday, judge Houston Clark, handler Shayna Garrison, owner Virginia Jones.

June 3 - Penny Best of Breed over 3 specials and Group I at Toledo Ohio, judge Ellen Fetter, handler Shayna Garrison, owner Virginia Jones.

May 26 - Joe wins Select Dog for 1 GCH point at Warren County Ohio, judge Anne Bolus, owner handed by Steve Artley. 

May 22 - At the BCOA National Specialty, Vivian earns her second RAE leg, Brooke earns her Canine Good Citizen title, and Junior wins High Score In Obedience trial with his first CD leg.  Junior also earns a leg in Beginner Novice and his first leg in Rally Intermediate.  Vivian is owned by Wendy Merendini.  Brooke and Junior are owed by Kay Novotny.

April 22 - Joe wins Best of Breed over 22 borzoi, including 3 specials, for 5 GCH points, at the Central Ohio show, owner handled by KC Artley.

April 21 & 22 - In Georgia, Whimsy earns her 8th and 9th MXJ legs.  Owner handled by Lou Avant.

April 14 - In California, the Frosty son "Junior" finished his Silver Grand Champion title.  GCHS Morozova Rey's Sierra Moonlight JC SC CGCA RN BN won Select Dog at the Hound Classic, breeder-judge Steven Evans.  Junior was breeder owner handled by Kay Novotny.

April 8 - In Indiana, Joe wins his 9th point at AKC coursing.  He needs 6 singles to finish. His owners are Steve and KC Artley.

April 8 - In New Jersey, Sherlock wins 2 points at AKC coursing.  He needs a major to finish.  His owners are Margie & David Milne and Barbara Skinner.

April 7 & 8 - In Michigan, Penny wins BOB both days for two 5 point GCH majors over several specials.  Penny also won a Group 4 on Sunday.  She is now a Grand Champion.  Owner Ginger Jones.

April 7 - Whimsy earns a Double Q (qualified in the Master Standard and Master Jumpers class) at the Oak Ridge Tennessee trial.  This is her 7th MXJ leg.  Owner handled by Lou Avant.

April 1 - Whimsy gets 3rd place in Master Standard to finish her MX title.  She also earns points in the T2B class at an agility trial in Georgia, owner handled by Lou Avant.

April 1 - Brooke wins BOS for a major over specials, owners Kay Novotny and Lorrie Scott.  Vivian wins Select Bitch for a major over specials, owner Windy Merendini.  Judge John Wade at the Kern County CA show.

March 29 & 30 - Vivian wins BOB over specials for 2 points, at the San Luis Obispo show, judge Pam Douglas.  The next day she wins Select Bitch for 2 points, judge Nikki Riggsbee.  Owner-handler Wendy Merendini.

March 24 - Sherlock earns the AKC Scent Work Container Novice (SCN)  title.  His owners are Margie & David Milne and Barbara Skinner.

March 18 - Vivian finishes her rally Excellent (RE) title and earns GCH points at the Del Sur show in Valley Center CA.  Owner and trainer Wendy Merendini.

March 1 - Joe is the Winner of the Borzoi Club of America Versatility Award for 2017.  His sister Whimsy won this award for 2016.

February 4 - Aspen, Opal and Pia earned their Coursing Ability (CA) titles.

January 28 - Angel WB/BOS from the BBE class, 9 bitches, for a 3 point major at the Orange Empire CA show, judge Pamela Peat.  Handled by Lorrie.  Archie Best of Breed (15 borzoi) over specials for 5 GCH points.

January 18, 19, 20, 21 - Penny Best of Breed for a 4 point GCH major over specials at the Livonia Michigan show, judge Charles Trotter.  A 3 point BOS major over bitch specials on Friday, judge Ray Filburn.  BOB Saturday over specials, judge Neena Van Camp and BOB Sunday over specials, judge Joe Walton, for two more 4 point GCH majors.  Penny is owned by Ginger Jones.

January 7 - Archie Select Dog for a 4 point GCH major over 3 male specials and 7 class males at the Palm Springs CA show, judge Rudi Brandt, breeder owner handled by Lorrie.

January 5, 2018 - At the Inland Empire Hound Club of Southern California specialty, judge Sue Bownds, it was a family affair.  Pia won BOS for a 4 point GCH major over 7 bitch specials and 14 class bitches handled by Randi Boysen-Carl, her brother Archie won an Award of Merit handled by breeder-owner Lorrie, Archie's son Pilot, owned by Cynthia Jabour and breeders Kay Novotny & Janet Adams, won an Award of Merit, Pilot's sister Morozova Rey's California Poppy was WB for a 4 point major (breeders-owners Janet Adams & Kay Novotny), and the Frosty son, Junior, was SD over 4 male specials and 10 class males for a 5 point GCH major (breeders-owners Janet Adams & Kay Novotny).


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