News From Touchstone

October 2015

We haven't updated in some time so after our weekend at the Belleville shows, it seemed like a perfect time - as a very good weekend it was.  Touchstone The Rookie, co-owned with Evette Clark finished the requirements for his Canadian Championship at 13 months of age.  To make the weekend even better, Touchstone Hell On High Heels finished the requirements for her Canadian Championship at the tender age of 8 months.  We are so proud of these Touchstone youngsters.
New Cdn Ch Touchstone The Rookie with his co-owner Evette Clarke

New Cdn Ch Touchstone The Rookie with his co-owner Evette Clarke

New Cdn Ch Touchstone Hell On High Heels

New Cdn Ch Touchstone Hell On High Heels

July 2015
 
Some of the youngsters got out to a couple of shows in July, with some nice results.  At the Valley Kennel Club show, Touchstone Between Friends, 'Suit', co-owned with Yolande Lacasse was Best Of Breed under Judge Mr. A. Zee for another 2 points towards his Canadian Championship.  Our Miss Mouse, Touchstone Minnie Mouse was Best Puppy In Group and Lexie, Touchstone Hell On High Heels was Best Baby Puppy In Group.  On her first day as a Special, Cdn Ch Touchstone Blast From The Past, 'Mindy', was Best Of Breed and Hound Group 3rd under judge Mr. C. Graham.

We then moved on to the Limestone Kennel and Obedience Club shows, where Touchstone The Rookie, 'Bow', co-owned with Evette Clarke, was chosen Winners Dog, Best Of Winners and Best Puppy In Group under Judge Larry Kereluke.  The next day under judge Rony Doedijns, our Baby Puppy Touchstone Hell On High Heels was Best Baby Puppy In Group and right on to Best Baby Puppy In Show. 
*New* Ch Touchstone Blast From The Past

New Ch Touchstone Blast From The Past

Touchstone The Rookie

Touchstone The Rookie

Touchstone Hell On High Heels

Touchstone Hell On High Heels


June 2015
Touchstone is thrilled to announce that Mindy finished the requirements for her Canadian championship at Kingston and District Kennel Club and will now be known as Cdn Ch Touchstone Blast From the Past (pending CKC confirmation).  Thank you to respected judges Vickie Umpleby, Peggy Gutierrez Otero, Joan Beech and Fred Dewsbury for recognizing the quality in this young, immature girl.  Mindy is the third champion for her sire, GCh Touchstone Remember When and the fifth champion for her dam, GCh Touchstone A Splash Of Blue.
New Ch Touchstone Blast From The Past

New Ch Touchstone Blast From The Past

We attended the Ontario County Kennel Club shows with Touchstone Blast From The Past, Touchstone Minnie Mouse and the babies Touchstone Devil's Advocate and Touchstone Hell On High Heels.  Under respected judge Peggy Gutierrez Otero, Touchstone Blast From the Past was Best Of Winners for a 3 point win.  Touchstone Minnie Mouse was entered in the Sanction match and was chosen Best Puppy In Match.  Touchstone Hell On High Heels was chosen Best Baby Puppy In Hound Group Friday and Sunday.  We are so pleased with these youngsters.

May 2015
 
We are pleased to announce that Touchstone Blast From The Past (GCh Touchstone Remember When ex GCh Touchstone Belle Of The Ball ) attended her very first show at Ottawa on May 22/15 and was Best Of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed for her first points towards her Championship, under judge Vickie Umpleby.  What a wonderful birthday present for me!


March 2015
 
Has ANYONE seen spring?

Has ANYONE seen spring?

February 2015
 
A new year!  Still in the middle of a very cold, snowy winter we are looking forward to spring and all the new beginnings - puppies and all the hopes and dreams they hold, new young dogs to introduce to the fancy. In looking forward  to this year, we would like to pay tribute to our dogs and their accomplishments in limited showing in 2014.  We finished two Grand Champions: GCh Touchstone Splash Of Blue and GCh Touchstone Remember When. We brought out 3 young whippets and finished the requirements for their Canadian Championships along with some very nice wins - Ch Touchstone Don't Wait Up, Ch Touchstone Forever Summer and Ch Touchstone Just A Friend. 

We have some wonderful young dogs waiting to make their appearance at this year's shows - look for littermates Touchstone The Heart Remembers and Touchstone Blast From The Past (by GCh Touchstone Remember When ex GCh Touchstone A Splash Of Blue; littermates Touchstone The Rookie (co-owned with Evette Clarke) and Touchstone Minnie Mouse (by Ch Touchstone Top Hat N'Tails ex Ch Touchstone A Summer Breeze) and possibly some "Devil" baby puppies.

Touchstone Blast From The Past

Touchstone Minnie Mouse

August 2014

Our next stop was our 'home' show - Thousand Islands Kennel and Obedience Club.  Friday, Piper was Winners Bitch and Best Of Winners, while her sire, Ch Touchstone Remember When was Select Dog, a win which he repeated on Saturday.  Saturday, the Whippet Club Of Eastern Canada hosted a Regional Specialty Show, judged by international judge Bernard Fears of New Zealand.  We are thrilled to announce that AJ, Ch Touchstone Remember When was chosen Best Of Opposite Sex; Piper, Touchstone Just A Friend was Winners Bitch to finish the requirements for her Canadian Championship and Echo, Touchstone Forever Summer was Best Puppy In Breed.  Piper was also Best In Specialty Sweepstakes.  We still haven't come down off of 'Cloud 9'.  Piper is the second Champion for her sire, Ch Touchstone Remember When.

Ch Touchstone Remember When - BOS at WCEC Specialty

Touchstone Just A Friend - WB at WCEC Specialty

Ch Touchstone Forever Summer - BPIB at WCEC Specialty

July 2014

The two young girls of Touchstone started off July at the Kars show and did us proud.  Touchstone Forever Summer was Winners Bitch and Best Of Winners Friday and Saturday and Saturday, Echo was also Best Puppy In Group and Best Bred By Exhibitor in Group.  Saturday was the first day that Touchstone Just A Friend was entered so Friday night we thought that possibly we should enter her in the Sanction Match to give her some ring experience.  Well experience she got as she won Best In Sanction Match.  Saturday she was Reserve Winners Bitch and Best Canadian Bred In Breed.  By this point she was deciding that shows were not such a bad place to be and went on to Best Canadian Bred In Group and then right on to Best Canadian Bred in Show.  Sunday, Piper was Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners and Best Of Opposite Sex (over Specials).

Touchstone Just A Friend - Best Canadian Bred In Show

The girls then moved on to Valley Kennel Club show and again did us proud.  On Monday, there were two shows and the girls split them up nicely.  Show #1 - Piper, Touchstone Just A Friend was Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners and Best Of Breed over Specials!  Show #2 - Echo, Touchstone Forever Summer Was Winners Bitch and Best Of Winners.  Tuesday, Echo was Winners Bitch, Best Opposite Sex, Best Bred By Exhibitor in Breed and Group and then right on to Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show.  Wednesday, Echo was Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners and Best Of Opposite Sex to finish the requirements for her Canadian Championship at 10 months of age.  Echo is the first Champion for her sire, Cdn Ch Touchstone Top Hat N'Tails and the first for her dam, Cdn Ch Touchstone Making Memories.

Touchstone Just A Friend - Best Of Breed

Touchstone Forever Summer - BW to finish Canadian Championship

May 2014
 
At the Ottawa Kennel Club shows, we are pleased to announce that under judge Eugene Phoa, 'Phantom' placed Winners Dog and Best Of Winners on Friday to finish and he is now Cdn Ch Touchstone Don't Wait Up.  Phantom is the first Champion offspring for Cdn Ch Touchstone Remember When and Cdn Ch Touchstone A Summer Breeze.  Also at this show, Touchstone Forever Summer was Best Puppy in Breed and Best Puppy in Hound Group, while Cdn Ch Touchstone Remember When was Best Of Breed.
 

Cdn Ch Touchstone Remember When

Cdn Ch Touchstone Don't Wait Up

MBPIG Touchstone Forever Summer (pts)


We were only able to attend the first day of the Arnprior shows due to previous commitments.  AJ and Echo did us proud - AJ was Best of Breed at both shows for his first points towards his Grand Championship.  Echo, at 8 months old, was Winners Bitch, Best Of Winners, Best Of Opposite Sex and Best Puppy in Breed at both shows, with the added bonus of being chosen Best Puppy In Group at the second show.  As an added bonus, Touchstone Between Friends (Y. Lacasse and D. Wright) was Winners Dog at both shows.  Thank you to judges Johan Becerra-Hernandez and Patricia Fitzsimmons for these wins.
 

Cdn Ch Touchstone Remember When

Touchstone Forever Summer

Touchstone Between Friends (pts)


On June 10, 2012, the world lost a wonderful person and very special friend to many (human and canine).  We shared many, many laughs, a few tears, but most of all - true friendship.
Farewell Carol, until we meet again.