End Of Year Report For 2006

 

       

2006 End Of Year Report

 

I am sitting here pretty bored, looking at the possibilities of not going to a dog show for a month or so. That makes Sandy a dull boy! It doesn't mean that there aren't things to do, things to think about and things to invent, for you see that's how my mind works, always something.

 

Let's refresh some timeline information, this now makes 36 years, since 1970 that I started with Labradors, our 20th year into conformation and 13 years since finishing our first home-bred champion, with a total of 20 bred by's since that first one, and now 6 years with the Partners Program. It also celebrates another successful year for Chambray Labradors  and the Partners program for the Betterment of the Breed, our unique Labradors community that is growing by leaps and bounds (I have always loved that saying, makes me think of Superman).

 

There were 2 new champions crowned, one of them yet another home bred-by champion adding to the state-record of owner/handled bred-by champions now at 20! There were many records broken and new ones set throughout the year, including the #25 Trifecta for our kennel, the 18th Best Of Breed by one of our girls and other goodies!

 Two years ago in 2004, we as in a collective "we", including all those dogs and owners of Chambray Labradors, all those dogs and owners of the Partners Program and all those dogs and owners from our handling clientele, together we amassed a one of the most spectacular show seasons that I can recall from any breeder in my 20 years of dog shows.

The 2004 Show Season will stand for years to come as the season to beat in terms of accolades, accomplishments and awards, see below:

  • Am/Int Ch Chambrays Twist of Fate handled by Jessie Herzon finish out the year with the #1 Labrador ranking from Florida and #22 Labrador USA ranking and qualifying her for the prestigious Eukanuba Top 25 Championship Invitational.
  • Am/Int Ch Chambray Mad About Maddie CGC TDI NAP, won the first-ever Chambray female GROUP 1 and also finish the year as the #1 Sporting Group Female Labrador from Florida.
  • Finishing 3 new champions in 1 year, Am/Int Ch Chambrays Chisholm Sir Lancelot CGC, Am/Int Ch Chambrays Mad About Maddie CGC TDI NAP and Am/Int Ch Carmays Ruff Around The Edges CGC
  • 26 Best Of Breeds from all our dogs!
  • 9 GROUP Placements including a GROUP 1,
  • 23 Winners Dog/Bitch , that's 23 different shows were either a male or a bitch won Winners Dog or Winners Bitch.
  • 17 New International Champions.
  • An astonishing BIG FIVE  win (BOB, Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex) at the June 2004 Miami Dog Shows, with Am/Int Ch Chambrays Twist Of Fate going BOB, Chambrays Chisholm Sir Lancelot going Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex and Chambrays Mad About Madeline winning Winners Bitch and Best of Winners. All 3 dogs from the same kennel and from the same mother, Am/Int Ch Chambrays Chisholm Chancey CGC!

 

So, planning for the 2005 show season was a bit different in that most of our seasoned dogs, those that had dominated the wins in Florida for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 were now finished (a total of 11 AKC champions in that short span) and our cast of characters for the new season were mostly puppies and young dogs under the age of 2 years old! Only 2 dogs remained from the old guard and they were to exist out early on in the show season, leaving the young bucks (and does, like in female Bambies) to carry on for Chambray Labradors and the Partners Program for the Betterment of the Breed for the majority of 2005. We honestly felt that accomplishing just 25% of what had been done in the previous year, that 2005 would be a success. Well, we accomplished the following

  • There were 9 Best of Breeds, eight of which came from Am/Int Ch Chambrays Mad About Maddie CGC TDI NAP who managed to rank as the #1 Labrador bitch from Florida for 2005. Dusty was the other Best of Breed
  • A super Group 1 placement by Maddie
  • 13 new International titles
  • 12 Winners Dog/Winners Bitch
  • 21 Reserve Winners Dog/Reserve Winners Bitch awards

So, we can say that it was that 2005 was much slower show year than 2004, but a very successful year by anyone else's standards. So looking at ahead to 2006 was very optimistic for us as the young bucks were now reaching their show prime.

Following is a show by show recap of the very successful 2006 show season:

 

Valdosta & Tallahassee February 24-25-26 This 3 day show weekend gave our youngsters a chance to strut their stuff.

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Chambrays Ruff Around The Edges 02/26
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch WinQuest Chambray Some Like It Hot 02/25
  • RWB - Int Ch Winquest Chambray Donna Gia 02/24
  • RWB - Int Ch WinQuest Chambray Onyx van Dalen 02/25
  • RWB - Int Ch WinQuest Chambray Some Like It Hot 02/26
  • RWD - Int Ch Chambrays Ruff Around The Edges 02/24
  • RWD - Int Ch Carmays Duststorm At Chambray 02/26

West Palm beach Dog Shows provide a 3pt major for Hogan

  • Winners Dog 3pt major - Int Ch Chambrays out Of The Ruff

Ft Lauderdale Dog Shows provided Chambray with its 1st & 2nd  Best Of Breed for the New year, plus a back to back Winners Dog for Hogan.

  • Best Of Breed - Am/Int Ch Chambrays Chisholm Sir Lancelot 03/18
  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Chambrays out Of The Ruff 03/18
  • RWD Int Ch WinQuest Chambray MoTown Luiggi 03/18
  • Best Of Breed, Winners Dog, Best Of Winners - Int Ch Carmays Duststorm AT Chambray 03/19
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay

St Pete Dog Shows gaves us the 3rd Best Of Breed and back to back weekends of wins for Duchess

  • BOB - Lance 04/02
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Chambrays Stroke Of Genius 04/02
  • RWD - WinQuest Storm Major 04/02
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay 04/01
  • RWB - WinQuest Summer Storm (Olivia) 04/01
  • RWD - Hogan 04/01

Heartland Dog Club has Duchess on a real roll as she goes 3 weekends in a row with wins and now back to back shows. Jason also wins his first points as he emerges as a real contender for 2006.

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch WinQuest Storm Major (Jason) 04/23
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay 04/23
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Carmay 04/24
  • RWD - Int Ch WinQuest Chambray MoTown Luiggi 04/24
  • RWB - Int Ch Winquest Chambray Donna Gia 04/24

Vero Beach Dog Show 04/30

  • Reserve Winners Dog - Int Ch WinQuest Storm Major (Jason) 04/30

 

International Dog Shows in Orlando 05/06 & 07 gave all of our Labradors great ring practice and also a chance to shine in 4 shows over 2 days. We scored a Best In Show Bred By with one of our boys and a Best In Show Reserve with another of our boys .

  • New Int Ch WinQuest-Chambray MoTown Luiggi
    Best In Show Bred By 3 Best of Breed and 3 Group 1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff CGC
    Best In Show Reserve Bred By 1 Best of Breed and 1 Group 1

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Diamond N The Ruff CGC
    Best Of Breed 3 V1's

  • New Int Ch WinQuest-Chambray Onyx CGC
    Best Of Breed 4 V1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Free Spirit
    Best Of Breed 4 V1's

  • New Int Ch WinQuest-Chambray Donna Gia
    4 V1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Summer Arrogance
    3 V1's

  • Int Jr & Int Baby Ch* WinQuest Chambray Some Like It Hot   
    Best of Breed Puppy & Group 3, 4 SG1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Dream Come True
    Best Of Breed Puppy 4 SG1's

  • New Int Ch WinQuest-Chambray Chief Strup CGC
    Best Of Breed Puppy 4 SG1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Greenhead Stanley
    4 SG1's

  • New Int Ch Chambrays Greenhead Caramela
    4 SG1's

  • New Nat Ch Chambrays Greenhead Golden Nicodemus
    3 SG1's 1 SG2

Ft Myers Dog Show has Jason picking up speed and holding his own against Hogan and Dusty for winners dog.

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch WinQuest Storm Major (Jason) 05/20
  • RWD - Int Ch Chambrays Ruff Around The Edges 05/21

South Dade Kennel Club has Hogan come back and win back to back Winners Dog 06/0 4 & 05

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Chambrays Princess Kaeti
  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Danjacs Steppin Out At Chambray
  • RWD - WinQuest Great White Wizzard
  • RWB - Int Ch Chambrays Strike Of Genius

Orlando Dog Show 06 25, 26, 27

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch WinQuest Storm Major (Jason)
  • Winners Bitch & Best Of Breed - Lionheart Souothern Gale Force 06/25
  • Winners Bitch - Lionheart Souothern Gale Force 06/26

Sarasota Dog Show, close but no points.

  • RWB - Int Ch Chambrays Summer Arrogance

Treasure Coast, Dusty and Summer combine for a Combo of Winners Dog and Winners Bitch.

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Carmays Duststorm At Chambray 
  • Winners Bitch - Int Ch Chambrays Summer Arrogance
  • RWB - Sammie
  • RWD - Jason

Ocala, finally we get a major pointed show and Duchess wins it for her 2nd major and she is a new champion!

  • Winners Bitch - New Champion Duchess
  • RWD - Hogan

Orlando International Dog Show 10/29

  • New Int Baby Ch WinQuest Chambray Hondo
    3 Best of Breed Labrador Puppy and 3 Group 2's 4 SG1's

  • New Int Ch WinQuest Chambray Some Like It Hot
    Best of Breed Labrador Adult 4 V1's

  • New Int Jr Ch WinQuest Chambray Chief Stroup CGC
    Best of Breed Labrador Puppy and a Group 2 4 SG1's

  • New Int Jr Ch Chambrays Sunny Exposure
    4 SG1's
     

  • New Int Ch WinQuest Windfall at Chambray
    3V1's

Naples Dog Show Dusty and Hogan continue their back and forth domination of the Winners Dog points in Florida.

  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Carmays Duststorm At Chambray  11/26
  • RWB - Gia
  • Winners Dog - Int Ch Chambrays Out Of The Ruff 11/25

Miami Dog Show 12/09 & 10, A Big Five and back to back Trifectas, Maddie takes back to back BEST OF BREEDS, Beach Boys wins his first points and so does Caramela and she does it two days in a row . and Hogan wins the needed 2 points and he is our newest home-bred champion!

  • Best Of Breed - Maddie
  • Winners Dog - Hogan
  • Winners Bitch - Caro
  • RWD - Beach Boy
  • RWB - Frida
  • Best Of Breed - Maddie
  • Winners Dog - Beach Boy
  • Winners Bitch - Caro
  • RWD - Hogan
  • RWB - Gia

Orlando Dog Show 12/15m 16, 17th

  • RWD - Int Ch WinQuest Chambray Chief Stroup

 

The following is a comparison chart between 2004, 2005 and 2006

 

Year Best Of Breeds Winners Dogs Winners Bitch RWD RWB
2004* 26* 13 10 11 12
2005 9 5 7 13 8
2006 6 14* 15* 14 10

Although the number of Best Of Breeds declined from the previous 2 years, the class dogs and bitches more than tripled their wins from the previous year with the dogs and bitches setting a yearly record of 14 Winners Dog and 15 Winners Bitch awards respectively.

 

What does the 2007 Show Season have in store for us? Check out the 2007 Prospective.

 

 

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