Record Setting Weekend
West Palm Beach
March 12/13th 2005


      The new year's show season traditionally begins for Chambray Labradors at the first weekend of shows in March at the West Palm Beach Dog Fanciers Association dog show. This date and venue  has become the setting for the debut of the previous year's crop of puppies and also the culmination of campaigning to champions of several dogs. This year would be no different, in fact this year's event proves to be the exclamation point to our entire program for the Betterment of the Breed.

 Our first-ever home-bred champion, Ch Chambrays Russell would be the first of our dogs to finish at WPB in March of 1993, five years later in 1998 Ch Chambrays Colombo would start the year off for Chambray with earning his title at the same venue. The year 2000 would see Ch Chambrays Buckshot Shooter CGC earn his title at this first weekend of shows at West Palm Beach.

     This year's 2-day show will be most memorable in that 2 new home-bred dogs would finish out their champion's titles in the back to back shows. Saturday's show would give Chambrays Moon Over Maya the opportunity to win the necessary major-pointed placement to earn her AKC champion's title. She becomes Chambray's #18 bred-by champion, upping the state record another notch. Maya would win Winners Bitch for a 4-point major and go over the mandated 15 points to become champion, she now wears the title Am/Int Ch Chambrays Moon Over Maya CGC. I had the extreme pleasure of handling Maya to her title on this given day.

     Joining Maya at Saturday's show in the winner's circle was her half-sister, Am/Nat Ch Chambrays Twist of Fate (Karley) winning her record-setting 16th Best of Breed. "Karley" continues where she left off in 2004, when she strung out 15 Best Of Breeds on her way to the # 1 Labrador in Florida and the # 22 Labrador in the country, earning a berth in the Top 25 Labradors and an invitation to the most prestigious invitational show of the year, The AKC Eukanuba National Championships. Jessica Herzon handled Karley to yet another Best of Breed at this show.

       Sunday's show would provide the setting for the first back-to-back champions for Chambray, as Maya's littermate, Int Ch Chambrays Right On Target CGC (Dakota) would win out over all the males competing, thus winning a Winners Dog for a 4-point major. Coming into this weekend of show, Dakota needed 1 major win to finish out his championship, thus with this win he is now Am/Int Ch Chambrays Right On Target CGC. He also was awarded Best Of Winners and Best Of Opposite Sex. It would be Johanna Herzon that would be handling Dakota to his title at this show.

     These 2 new Chambray champions also count as bred-by champions for Cindy Ceballos, making her a "Breeder of Champions in the AKC Record Books". Congratulations to our long-time Partner and friend, Cindy Ceballos. Also, the dam Chambrays Bailey Irish Cream will receive Honorable Mention for Brood Bitch of the Year by virtue of producing 2 or more champions in 1 year. The sire Ch Mtn Meadows Romeo also receives the same credits as the dam. Romeo is also the sire of Am/Nat Ch Chambrays Twist of Fate, Am/Int Ch Chambrays Mad About Madeline CGC TDI and Am/Int Ch Chambrays Chance N Counter CGC.

     The excitement  of 2 new champions in 1 weekend did not dim the celebration of one of our newest puppies, Chambrays Out Of The Ruff (Hogan) who was awarded Reserve Winners Dog to Dakota's 4-Point Major. Plus Hogan was also awarded Best Labrador Puppy at Sunday's show. Jessie teamed up with Hogan for this very impressive set of awards.

     Jessie also handled Gateways Talk of the Town (Gabby) out of the 12 to 18 class to a Reserve Winners Bitch award.  We expect great things from Gabby in the future as now our older girls are finished and it is our younger group of girls that must take the lead at the dog shows.



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