Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Red Heads Sweep the weekend!!

So proud of our Spirit/Tobias kids this weekend.  

First, on Saturday, Max went BIF making him officially 
"MBIF FC TNT's Red Son Rising O'Cali"
Congrats to Donna and Larry Richards who own him!

Then on Saturday, Elsa went BOB for her 9th BOB in just 20 trials for the 2014 year!!!! 
So proud of her and her littermates!!!


Friday, December 5, 2014

AKC has awarded us "Breeder of Merit" status!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday Red Heads!!!

So hard for me to believe that our Spirit/Tobias puppies are already 2 years old!!!!  
So proud of all of their accomplishments (1 AKC bench champion, 1 UKC bench champion, 4 field champions, 2 BIF winners and a CGC!!!!!
WOW is all I can say!

Thanks to all the owners and I look forward to the future of these young kids!!!!

- Deana

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Spirit!!!

It is so hard for me to believe that today is 
Spirit's 7th Birthday!!!!!!

So proud of this red girl in everything she does, but at the end of the day, she is my heart and soul, she is my girl and I love her to death!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Our 5th New Champion Title for 2014!!!!

I am so excited to announce that
FOX is now an AKC Field Champion!!!
MBIF UKC-CH FC Cali Spirit of Red Vixen at Crossfyre SC CGC

A big congrats to Liz and Fox on this exciting acchievement!!!
I couldn't be more proud of Liz, Fox and this whole litter!  
It has been a dream come true for me!!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our New Additions!

I couldn't be more proud to introduce our newest additions 
to the world!!! 
These are our keepers from the Spirit/Raleigh Litter! 
(Yes, I know I was only going to keep 1 puppy, but we were so so happy with them, we decided to forgo some future planned breedings and keep 3 puppies!!  We feel strongly that there is a successful future for these puppies!)
Huge thanks to Co-breeders Robin Barry and Donna Richards.  

Two New Champions in the family for Cali Whippets!!

We are very proud to announce that we have 2 more field champions from the Spirit/Tobias litter!!!

First, Righty, finished his ASFA Field Championship title on Sept. 20th 2014!  He is now a champion in both the conformation ring and on the field (CH Cali's Right On Red For Hound Hill FCh) - our ultimate goals!!!! A huge congratulations to Cora Miller who owns Righty and is Co-breeder on the litter, but also to Susan Bulduc who handles Righty on the Field!!      

The second new champion this month is a littermate to Righty - Congratulations to Donna and Larry Richards on their new AKC Field Champion Max - BIF FC TNT's Red Son Rising O'Cali SC!!!!!  Max is currently ranked in the AKC top 20 with sister Elsa!!!    

I am so very proud of this litter and their wonderful owners and a huge thanks to Co-breeders Cora and Donna!!! 

To top off a wonderfully successful September, on 
October 11th 2014, 3 of these littermates all went BOB on the coursing field in 3 different states accross the country!!!  
Elsa in NC, Righty in NY and Fox in Utah!!!! Max, not to be left out was here in NC competing against sister Elsa as was 3rd in a large stake of 15 special whippets!!!  What a very proud day for me as breeder of these wonderful red kids!!!  

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Champion!!


CH Cali's Right on Red for Hound Hill

We are proud to announce that we have a new champion in the family.  Righty, who is owned by Cora Miller and shown by Phoebe Booth, is now a new Bench Champion!!! He is our first bred-by bench champion and is from our Spirit/Tobias litter!  
We are so excited for Cora and this talanted boy. We hear he will now be focusing on the coursing field this fall to work on his Dual Championship title.

Congrats Cora!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our Third Litter has Arrived!

Introducing our Spirit/Raleigh puppies:
Raleigh is officially known as "BIF HH Heartland Raleigh Rye FCh"

We were welcomed by 6 healthy puppies on July 7th, 2014!  
We are very proud of Spirit for being such a great Mom and so happy we have chosen Raleigh as the sire.  Many Thanks to Robin Barry of Hound Hollow for the use of Raleigh and for all of her help!

Here they are 3 handsome boys and 3 beautiful girls!!!!
Boys: Saturn, Mercury and Mars
Girls: Star, Moon and Galaxy 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Field Champion!

We would like to announce that
is now 
Field Champion Cali's Red Clay Halo SC!!!!
Congrats to this special red girl, following in her mother's footsteps! 
She earned her FC title with 3 Best of Breed Wins in just 5 AKC trials!!!!
We couldn't be more proud of her!  

2014 AWC National

We had a great time at the 2014 AWC National in Maryland.  Below are some of the highlights of the week and some fun candids, both the room and on the courisng field!

So much fun seeing old friends and meeting some new ones on top of it!
Thanks to Mike and Steve Surfman for the photos you see here!

Candids!  On the field!



Candids in the ROOM!

Great Job Girls and Righty!!!!   Always making us proud!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blondie's win photo from the Raleigh Circuit

"Blondie" - FC Cali's Blonde Ambition MC

WB/BOW under  Judge Charolette Patterson

Thursday, April 3, 2014

2014 ASFA II at the Horse Park in Ocala Florida

I was so very excited to attend my first ASFA International Invitational this year! 
The drive down was nice and I arrived in Florida with plenty of time on Friday afternoon to take the girls for a nice walk to stretch out their legs after the long drive.
Elsa, Blondie and Mystic joined me for this trip.  I am proud of all three girls.  They handled the long drive like champs and did great in the hotel all 4 nights.  
Saturday started out as a nice cool morning and all 3 girls had good runs.  But before we could make it to the final runs, the sky opened up and a long and severe thunderstorm developed, stopping the trial for almost 3 hours!!!  Once the storm passed and we emerged from our van, everyone managed to get going again and finished the trial.  Elsa ended the day in 3rd place in her open stake A.  Not bad for a baby red girl :)
Sunday, unlike Saturday, was just beautiful from the moment we woke up til sunset.  This field was a bit flatter and the course was longer, almost 1100 yards.  The girls seemed to like it and all 3 ran well.  Elsa, once again, made me proud!!! This day, she ended up WINNING her Open Stake B for a 1st placement!!!  
I am so proud of Elsa for continuing to step up to the challanges that we have put her thru and once again giving a great performance, despite the long trip, new experiences and extra long courses (for her)!!!!
We made it home safe, with 3 healthy girls and many fun memories.
Here are a few pictures from the weekend.

Elsa - during one of her runs on Saturday (photos by David Rice)


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blondie goes WB/BOW

Another fun weekend for Cali Whippets - this weekend was Blondie's turn!   
Blondie - FC Cali's Blonde Ambition SC went Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 2 more points towards her Bench Championship today in Raleigh under Judge Charolette Patterson! 

As always, we are proud of our pups and look forward to her next adventure.   Above pic is old, but will share her win photo when it arrives :)


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Amazing weekend!!

We had a wonderful and exciting weekend!  
First off, Mike and I attended an AKC Lure coursing trial in Williamsburg, VA (SHOT).  The weather was just perfect on Saturday - sunny and warm - and we love camping here as the campground, right on the river, is just beautiful.  
Elsa (Cali's Red Clay Halo) was entered in her second AKC trial with a nice entry of 21 open whippets, 11 specials and 2 vets.  After her first 2 runs, Elsa was FIRST of 21, for her second 5pt Major in two trials!!!! But she didn't stop there, as she went on to win BOB for her second BOB! in 2 trials!  
We couldn't be more proud and excited about the future of this Young red girl!  

However, these young Spirit/Tobias puppies were not done for the weekend.
Righty (Cali's Right on Red for Hound Hill) was off in Louiseville, KY, spending some time in the show ring and went WD/BOW for his second Major win!!!  Righty is owned by Cora Miller and Handled by Phoebe Booth.
We are so happy with this Red Litter!   We look forward to their future as these red kids continue on their adventures!   

Here are some pictures taken by Mike from the the SHOT trial in Williamsburg:

15 months old here

Elsa during prelims
 Elsa in pink during the BOB run


Monday, February 24, 2014

Elsa goes BOB!!!

AKC Lure Coursing in Reidsville, NC - MAHA

WOW! What a great weekend we had.  It was beautiful weather, sunny and 60 degrees.  
I decided, last minute, to enter Elsa on Saturday for her first AKC trial.   What an exciting day!  Not only did she go first in the open stake (13 open dogs) for a 4pt major, she went all the way and earn her first Best of Breed (7 specials) - making her total for her first trial 5 points!!!

I was just thrilled with this young girl's drive and speed on this hilly field.  So very proud of her and looking forward to an exciting year ahead.  Big thanks to Judge Holly Hamilton.   
I decided that one day on the hilly Reidsville course was enough for this young girl at this point in time (she is only 14 months old).  So Sunday I only entered the older girls, Blondie and Mystic.  Both girls were in the ribbons on Sunday.   All ran safe and were sound at the end of the weekend.

Looking forward to another 2 days of coursing this coming weekend, we will be in Rocky Mount.
Thanks to Eddie Kominek for the photo.....

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fox earns a new championship title!

Congratulations to Liz and Fox on this wonderful achievement!
We look forward to seeing what this talented pair will do next!!

PS, thanks to Liz for this wonderful ad of Fox :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Just having fun!

This was made using ( - so much fun.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Elsa's first trial!!!

It was a cool sunny weekend in Camden, SC.  
CLCS held it's annual Janurary Jam on Jan. 18/19th. 
ELSA had passed her Pre. Cert several weeks ago and we decided to run her and Dylan this weekend, leaving the older kids at home.  My hope was to have both girls run safely for their first ASFA trials. 
I am so happy to report that both girls had nice safe runs both days.   However, Elsa did not stop there.  She surprised me greatly by placing both days in both a large field and tough competition!!!

Saturday she was 4th out of 19 open whippets for her first 10 pts.   Then on Sunday she was 2nd out of 17 whippets for another 30 pts. and now qualified to run in the 2014 ASFA II this coming year in Florida.  
I am so proud of this young girl!   I see a bright future for her and I can't wait to see what the rest of 2014 brings!!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blondie goes WB

I am so excited to report that Blondie (FC Cali's Blonde Ambition MC) went Winners Bitch this past weekend under Judge Joan Goldstien for her first Bench Championship points!!!!   Way to go Miss Blondie - proud of our little girl!!!

This is an old pic...... but no pics from this weekend :)