Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Wow -- what a special weekend we had in Pueblo, Colorado with the Frontier Leonberger Club of the Southwest!!

It was so much fun to fellowship with Leo family from near and far.  We had an entry of 20+ all four days, hailing from CA, AZ, NC, WA, MT, NM, TX, and CO.  Best of all, Tipping Point Leonbergers from all four of my litters were there <3!

Thank you to the TippingPoint family of Rob and Chloe, Lynn, Deb, Liz, and Tania for sharing in the experience of PuebLeopalooza.

Also, special thanks to Stephanie Lucero and Bob Angcos for taking wonderful photos and allowing them to be shared.

Here's how we did in the show ring:

  • Cinder finished her AKC Championship with a 5 point major.  CH Wildering's Too Hot For You (pending) is owned by D'Nae Wilson and Wendy Jones and bred by Victoria Wildering.
  • Zippo earned 3 Selects, for 5 point majors each, toward his Grand Championship.  CH Fiva's Zokrates is owned by Wendy Jones, D'Nae Wilson, and Victoria Wildering and bred by Eva Findahl.
  • Tessa earned a 1st Place in the 6-9 month old class.  TippingPoint's Contessa of Bluebonnet is owned by Lynn and Jim Gregory and bred by D'Nae Wilson and  Wendy Jones.
  • Dazzle earned a 1st Place in the 6-9 months old class.  TippingPoint's Dazzling Pursuit is owned by Debra Thornton and D'Nae Wilson and was bred by D'Nae Wilson.
  • Henry earned a 2nd Place in the 6-9 month old class.  Bluebonnet's Patent Pending of TippingPoint is owned by Tania Rogers and Kyle Hennefer and was bred by Wendy Jones and D'Nae Wilson.
  • Kona didn't enter the show but she would have been voted Miss Congeniality, had we had such an award!  TippingPoint's Bella Kona is owned by Rob Melick and Chloe Reed and was bred by D'Nae Wilson.

Venture and Cinder are worn out.

Zippo taking a siesta ringside.

Kona and me.

Cinder getting rowdy ringside.

Dazzle and Deb.


Tessa and Lynn with the big girls.


Tania and Henry


Henry and me.

Cin and Dazzle
Deb and Zippo

Tania and Henry

Friday, November 3, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Venture finished her AKC Championship last weekend with a major win in Austin!!!

The weekend was altogether awesome because I was able to see three Tipping Point puppies and their people too :).

  • Venture's daughter, Dazzle (D Litter), showed in the Beginner Puppy classes and took a BP Group 2!
  • We had a wonderful visit with Venture's sister Lexi (A Litter) and her person Laura.
  • Tessa (C Litter) did a super job in her first show.

Thank you to Deb Thornton, Laura Bishop, and Lynn Gregory for bringing your girls out!

Meanwhile, a couple of states away, Kendra Haley and her Disco (D Litter) have been preparing to enter the conformation ring too.  They are doing a great job!

Venture @ 4 years old
New AKC CH TippingPoint's Adventure RN NAP CGC TKN

TippingPoint's Dazzling Pursuit (5.5 mths) and Deb

TippingPoint's Discover the World (6  mths) and Kendra

Tessa (Red Girl) 6.5 mths
TippingPoint's Contessa of Bluebonnet (6.5 mths), loved by Jim and Lynn Gregory of Caprock Leonbergers

Lexi (Yellow Girl) 4 years old
TippingPoint's Alexis (4 yrs) and Laura

Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Frontier Leonberger Club of the Southwest has officially been revived as a regional club affiliate of the Leonberger Club of America!  We were excited to host our first official event this past weekend with a draft and water workshop in Lubbock, Texas.

We are incredibly lucky to have instructors who not only enjoy our dogs, but who are also enthusiastic about seeing us succeed in the working dog world.  We cannot thank Kathy Sylvia and Patti Emmerling enough for a great working weekend and for the promise of many more.

We can't wait to start back up in the spring!

For the full set of photos from this weekend visit FLCS October Working Weekend.

Kathy, D'Nae and Venture (TippingPoint's Adventure)

Patti, Nicole and Andy.  Kathy, D'Nae and Venture.

Jim and Tessa
Tessa and Jim (C Litter)

Kathy and Tessa (C Litter)

D'Nae, Kathy and Cinder

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

The best part about being a breeder is receiving updates from families on their much-loved Leo family members.  I've started using SmugMug to store the photos of my dogs and puppy updates, if you're interested in seeing how everyone is growing up you can visit this link: Tipping Point Leonbergers SmugMug

Here's a sneak peak of what you can find there:

TippingPoint's Bella Kona
TippingPoint's Bridge Over Troubled Water

Lexi (Yellow) and friends
TippingPoint's Alexis

Bluebonnet's Priv Coll PrinceTeddy of TippingPoint
Sherlock (Orange)
TippingPoint's Celtic Holmes of Bluebonnet

Bluebonnet's Patent Pending of TippingPoint earning his RATI

Brielle (A Litter, Red) and Ranger (C Litter, Brown)
TippingPoint's Ari Brielle and TippingPoint's California Ranger of Bluebonnet

Cooper (Green)
Bluebonnet's Priv Coll Cooper of TippingPoint

Tessa (Red) @ 5.5 months
TippingPoint's Contessa of Bluebonnet

Dazzle @ 5 months
TippingPoint's Dazzling Pursuit

TippingPoint's Discover the World

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Venture and I had a successful weekend at the Panhandle Plains Obedience Trial!  We finished our Rally Novice title and earned two legs toward our Rally Advanced title.

The previous weekend Cinder came from the classes to take Best of Breed over two nice special bitches!

TippingPoint's Adventure NAP TKN RN

Wildering's Too Hot For You

18 months

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

A couple of years ago I was blessed to spend a day water training with Kathy Sylvia and the New Mexico Newfoundlands.  Venture was a young lady then and not so sure that swimming was her gig.  I was so incredibly impressed with the NM Newfs and their people.  They were warm and welcoming and danged good at their job.  I wanted to be like them.  Still do.

This weekend I was able to take my water loving Cinder to New Mexico.  She was a natural!  Her daughter, Tessa, also came with Lynn Gregory.  Like mother, like daughter in the water.  It was a wonderful experience and a perfect way to end my summer break. 

Cin's first ride on a boat.
Retrieving the bumper
Retrieving the boat cushion

Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

There are tons of new videos and photos of the C and D Litters on the Tipping Point SmugMug page -- go check it out!