MBPIG Cdn Ch Avalonia Blueberry Lemonade
(dam of 6 Canadian Champions)
Summer ch
Summer is a moderate (19.25 inches) blue brindle and white female, whelped November 16, 2005.  She is sired by Fin Swed Cdn Ch Scheik's Ardbeg Avalonia out of Cdn Ch Avalonia Wispa Jesta and came to us from Lanny and Mick Morry, Avalonia Whippets.  Summer has effortless, free-floating movement and temperament/personality that just doesn't stop.  She is our "social butterfly" and is sure that it is her job to find as many people as possible to win over to the whippet way of life.  She is a firm believer that "to know her is to love her" and she has never been disappointed.

Summer started her show career at 8 months of age and at her first show was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Best Puppy in Breed.  Then to finish the day with a bang and to thrill us and her breeders, she was chosen Best Puppy In Group.  The consummate showgirl, Summer very quickly finished her Canadian Championship with multiple Best of Breed, Best Puppy in Breed and Best Puppy in Group wins.

BOB, BPIB & BPIG - 8 months

Summer 1st bpig

BOB, BPIB & BPIG - 9 months

Summer 2nd bpig
Summer convinced us to enter her in the Capital Area Sighthound Association specialty show (July 2010).  She was the winner of the Brood Bitch class with her offspring Cdn Ch Touchstone A Summer Breeze, Cdn Ch Touchstone A Splash Of Blue and Cdn Ch Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues.  Summer and her son Tye (Cdn Ch Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues) were then the winners of the Brace class and went on and won Best Brace In Specialty.

Best Brace in CASA Specialty Show 2010

Ch Avalonia Blueberry Lemonade with her son, Ch Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues

Ch Avalonia Blueberry Lemonade with her son, Ch Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues

Summer loves to show so much, we again entered her at the Capital Area Sighthound Association specialty show (July 2011).  This year, it was a 2 day specialty and Summer, consistent as always, was both days, Best Brood Bitch with 4 of her offspring and also Best Brace with her daughter Cdn Ch Touchstone Making Memories.
Summer whelped her first litter (2 puppies) in May 2008 sired by Cdn Ch Frontrunner's Full Monty (DK Swed Ch Nevedith Veefa Vagabond ex Int Germ Dan Wld Ch Honey Honey du Tadjoura).  We retained a blue fawn bitch, Touchstone A Summer Breeze, who finished the requirements for her Canadian Championship at 14 months of age, finishing with a Group 1st win.

Summer's second litter (5 puppies) in March 2009, was sired by Cdn Ch Avalonia Trick Or Treat (Cdn Ch Avalonia Wotta Jesta ex Eng Cdn Ch Nevedith Ceefa Ceely.  We retained 2 puppies, a white and blue brindle female, Touchstone A Splash Of Blue who finished the requirements for her Canadian Championship at 7 months of age with a Group 2nd, Group 3rd and Best Puppy In Show.  We also kept a blue fawn brindle male, Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues who finished the requirements for his Canadian Championship at 13 months of age.

Summer's third litter (6 puppies) in September 2010, was sired by Cdn Ch Avalonia Bondi At Touchstone (Cdn Ch Avalonia Edradour ex Eng Cdn Ch Nevedith Ceefa Ceely).  We retained 2 puppies, a black brindle and white particolour male, Touchstone Remember When, who finished the requirements for his Canadian Championship at 9 months of age with multiple Best Puppy In Group and multiple Best Bred By Exhibitor In Group.  We also kept a blue fawn brindle female, Touchstone Making Memories who finished her Canadian Championship at 10 months of age with multiple Best Puppy In Group and a Best Bred By Exhibitor in Group.  Another puppy from this litter, Touchstone Just A Memory (owner - D. Kells) finished the requirements for her Canadian Championship at 11 months of age with a Best Puppy In Group.
Summer is fast proving that she is a true brood bitch of note - not only does she have the quality and showmanship herself, she is consistently passing these qualities on to her children.  Summer is now (Sept/11) the dam of her sixth champion.  Pictured below are photos of the puppies retained at Touchstone as they finished their championships.
 

Cdn Ch Touchtone A Summer Breeze (at 14 mo)

Valley july 22 g 1 cropped

Cdn Ch Touchstone Rhythm N'Blues (photo 7 mo)

Tye oct 23 cropped

Cdn Ch Touchstone A Splash Of Blue (at 7 mo)

Gracie oct 25 cropped

Cdn Ch Touchstone Remember When (photo 9 mo)

Cropped aj 2

Cdn Ch Touchstone Making Memories (at 10 mo)

Cropped lila 2

Cdn Ch Avalonia Blueberry Lemonade