| What a finish of the YEAR for "Echo"! After winning the breed at Westminster and |
|USKBTC Natinal Specialty, he also won an Award of Merit at Eukanuba/ AKC |
Tournament of Champions just like his sire "Aran" in 2004, 2005 and 2006! He was
also AoM at the Los Encinos KC KBT Club of Southern CA supported entry show.
| TOP 25 Breed and All-Breed rankings are in! After winning Best of Breed at both |
|most prestigeous shows- Westminster KC and Montgomery KC, "Echo" is No.2 Kerry |
male and No. 4 Kerry with limited showing!Thank you Diane and Ray!
| Congratulations also goes to top ranking Echo's cousin Ch. Irisfingel Blue Badge and |
|Aran's daughter, owner handled, Ch. Topgun's Tahoe's Thunderous Blue Rage!|
I am very proud of Aran and his kids, consistently placing at these shows.
| MONTGOMERY KC is the most prestigious terrier specialty in USA. Held in |
|Pennsylvania in October, there are many different terrier breeds presented from all US |
and abroad. Aran's kids and grandkids are filling his big shoes for sure!!!
Just as last year, we have more Champions to celebrate!
- BEST of BREED - Ch. Echo of Aran Cross the Rubicon. Congratulations
Diane&Ray and THANKS, Peter!
- Best bitch and BEST OF WINNERS- and NEW Ch. Penterra's Sky Reflection.
- Award of MERIT- Ch. Topgun's Tahoe Thunderous Blue Rage
- And congratulations to Aran's grandkids, Youlia's pups sired by Tahoe's brother Ringo.
Great presentation in 6-9 mths class!!!
|Congratulations to NEW Champion- "Olivia"- Ch. Keribou's You Only Live Twice, |
|owned and bred by Ernie Conti, finished her Championship going Winners Bitch the fist |
day of Montgomery weekend, the Hatboro KC. Olivia also got Award of Merit at the
same show. Congratulations!!!
| Echo rocks the Montgomery weekend!!!|
- Hatboro KC (Thursday)- Best of Opposite sex
- Hatboro KC (Friday)- Award of Merit
- Devon Association (Saturday) - Best of Breed, GROUP 3
- Montgomery KC (Sunday)- Best of Breed
|Congratulations to Aran's daughter Tahoe and her owner-handler Jim! making a wave |
|as a new Special- going BOS and BOB in Atlanta.|
|We are also very proud of our grandkid Topgun Da Bomb! Of Blue Crush- at the |
|same shows- 4 and 3 point major and another WB for 2 points! Congrats to Eva and |
Blake! TOPGUN website is always timely updated by Eddie.
|Added video- Ara, Bianca and Ruby playing with friends in the park!|
|"Leeloo" qualified for AKC/Eukanuba National Championship 2009 and 2010!|
|TWO SHOW prospect boys are staying with us|
- "Gio"- Guardian of Cross the Rubicon
- "Logan "- Great Weapon X Cross the Rubicon
| Echo and Peter in Kentucky! 3 x Best of Breed, 2x Goup 2 and Group 3 at Lexington & |
|Kentucky KC under Mr. Lowell Davis, Norman Patton and Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin. |
|Echo's s daughter "Basha" went back-to-back Best In Show at Canberra, Australia!!!|
|CONGRATULATIONS "MICKEY BLUE"- Group 2 and Group 4 at Carolina KC|
|IN MEMORIAM- my very first own Kerry "Bianca", the matriarch of Cross the Rubicon kennel|
- Dec 1st, 1994- Sept 4th, 2009
|NEW Champion - our own "Leeloo", Fifth Element of Cross the Rubicon, finished her AKC |
|Championship with two 4 point majors under Mrs. K. Ferris and Mr. J. Cole at the specialty |
of All Terrier Association of Western Washington from Bred By Exhibitor class.
|Barb and Beau are going strong in Canada! Another two group placements- Group 3 under |
|Wayne Burton and Group 4 under Deborah Graffmann at Cambell River DF Society show. |
|NEW CHAMPION- "Tahoe" had a FABULOUS weekend at the Canfield Specialty and |
|supported entry by KBT Club of Northern Ohio. On Thursday, finished with 4 point Major and |
Best of Winners under Mrs. Esther Joseph, followed by 2 x Award of Merit under Jon Cole
and Michael Buckley as a "Special" and finally... Best of Breed under Mrs. Rita Holloway! It
was my pleasure to groom Tahoe on Saturday. What a beautiful girl!
|Congratulations to "Dora" and "Ringo" for their Awards of Merit too!|
| Judging (puppy sweeps at KBT Club of Northern Ohio)|
|NEW CHAMPION- 'Rowan" finished his AKC Championship with 4 point MAJOR at |
|Portland KC under judge Mrs. Chris Levy! Groomed and handled by his owner Margo of |
Kilmarley Kerries. Congratulations!
|BRODY -Aran's son, Am. &Inter.Ch. KeriOn Noble Spirit became a Canadian Champion, the |
|weekend of Canadian National Kerry Specialty and the first week back from US. |
Congratulations to Judy and Maria!
| Congratulation to Barb and Beau - winning another Terrier Group 1 by Mr. Thomas |
|Alexander and 2 by Mr. Elliot Weiss at Vernon &District KC. She is No.1 bitch and No.3 |
kerry in Canada!
|Long expected puppies are here! Go, G-Force!!! (see here)|
|Simplified Cross the Rubicon website is available too. Major updates and so on will still |
|Thank you, Randy , for Smokey's picture. Aran's son is very handsome!|
|Great news from Great Western Terrier Association show in Long Beach, CA- Echo won |
|Best of Opposite Sex (BOS) under Mr. Peter Green and Cindy Vogels. Thanks Peter for |
returning to the ring with this marvelous kerry!
| What a fabulous owner-handler team! Thumbs up for "a newbie" Jim and Tahoe- GROUP 2 |
|under Mr. Stephen Hubbell at Virginia KC. Well done!|
|Congratulations to our Canadian team Barb and Beau- owner handled GROUP1 an |
|Nanaimo KC by Jean Beech|
|Congratulations to Tahoe and Jim! Owner handled 4 point major and Winners bitch !|
| Tahoe's siblings Bonnie and Ringo are doing great in the show ring too.|
| Updated pictures of Aran's sons- Brodi and Sterling|
| Congratulations to Barbara and Aran's daughter "Beau"-. She is No.1 kerry bitch in |
|Canada, with multiple group placements including Group 2 (Lawrence Stanbridge, Ontario) |
and Group 3 (Mauro Anselmo Alves, Brazil) at Mill Bay Show, Vancouver Island, Canada
|Aran's girl "Bonnie" took GROUP 4 @ Great Kingsport KC (Dr. Harry Smith) show weekend.|
| WOW !!! What a weekend for Judy and Brodi ! At the 4 days International Dog Show in |
|Orlando, Florida- Brodi went 2x BEST In SHOW, 2x BEST IN SHOW Bred By Exhibitor, |
4x Bred by Exhibitor Group 1, 3x Terrier Group1 and 1 Terrier Group 2
|Congratulations to Echo's daughter - Australian Ch., multiple group and BIS winner- |
|"Basha"- winning another Best in Show, this time at the Terrier Specialty of Canbera & |
Dist. Sporting Terrier Club. She was also awarded "Intermediate in Show" at ACTCA
Amenities Championship Show by breeder judge Mrs. D. Hyde
|Congratulations' -Aran's granddaughter/ daughter of Ringo- TopGun Da Bomb! of Bluecrush |
|went Winners bitch for 3 point major at Buck County KC|
|Congratulations ot Aran's daughter Keribou's You Only Live Twice- going Best of Winners |
|from BBE class at Garden State Terrier Club -May 1st, 2009. With 3 majors, she is 1 point |
shy of her AKC Championship.
|CONGRATULATIONS, Echo! "Echo of Aran" was awarded 3x Best of Breed- At the |
|USKBTC supported Columbia Terrier Club of Maryland show under Mr.Terry Stacy, Old |
Dominion KC of North Virginia show under Mr. Bruce Schwartz and Baltimore County KC
under Mrs. Dawn Hansen
| CONGRATULATIONS- NEW Champion! Aran's granddaughter- Lisiji Simply Smashing |
|became a new champion by going Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for 5 point major at |
the specialty of Columbia Terrier Club of Maryland.
|There is a new BEAUTIFUL dog/cat/horse- spa/hotel/training facility in California. |
|BRIARCLIFF- operated by Peter and Valerie Atkinson, professional handlers.|
|Congratulations to Aran's daughter "KISSES" -awarded GROUP 2 by Mr. Norman Kenney |
|and GROUP 3 by Lowell Davis at Silver State KC in Las Vegas.|
|Congratulations to Aran's cousin and brother of Aengus The Protector -Ch. Irisfingel Blue |
|Badge- going BIS at Northeast Oklahoma KC!|
|New OFA hip dysplasia results for "Smokey"- tested "GOOD"|
| Taking few months break from the dog show, LEELOO is back in the ring for the weekend |
|of Northern California Terrier Association. I was very pleased with her performance, she |
shows very well.
|Thursday, judge: Lydia Coleman Hutchinson: res. Winners Bitch|
|Friday, Mrs. Lynne Myall: Winners Bitch|
|Saturday, Ms. Ann Ferris: Winners Bitch|
|Sunday, Ms. Mareth Kipp: Winners Bitch, Best of Winners|
|Congratulations to "Beau's" Award of Merit at the specialty of KBT Club of Texas awarded |
|by Mrs. Carol Ramsey (Torum kennel) and the Best of Opposite Sex -by Dr. John Shelton @ |
the following Fort Worth KC show (Texas).
|All 34 picture and 17 video galleries listed -HERE|
| Echo won Best of Breed at another specialty, this time the Great Lakes Terrier Association |
|in Illinois under Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman.|
| And another BOB under Mrs. Lydia Coleman Hutchinson at Park Shore KC and under Mrs. |
|Margaretta Patterson-Kauffman at International KC of Chicago|
|Two other BOB went to his cousin Irisfingel Blue Badge.|
|Brodi is adding multiple breed points under his belt down in Florida- he went BOB at two |
|days of Sara-Bay KC and two days of Lakeland-Winter Haven KC shows|
|Brodi's brother "Sterling" went Winners dog under Mr. Madison Weeks and Best of Winners |
|under Mr. William De Villeneuve|
|Echo here, Echo there... Echo everywhere!!! Echo, Echo, Echo....|
|Video from Best of Breed judging at Westminster|
|see a video (and one of Echo's cute tricks) at The Providence journal website|
|Articles : The Providence Journal, Providence Daily Dose|
| Another of echo's tricks -here|
|"ECHO" won Best of Breed at Westminster KC show in New York- first "Champions Only" |
|show limited to 2500 dogs dated back to 1877! There is not a better way to prove his quality, |
then to win in tough competition of the top ranking Champions.
|*Flash- back 2007! - see Aran's Westminster win of 2007|
| As her daddy Aran- "Beau" is featured at Animal Planet under her fancy full call-name |
|"Boudicia" at AKC/Eukanuba Tournament of Champions 2008!|
|MORE GROUP placements for Echo- GROUP 3 by Mr. A. Ferruggiaro and Group 4 by Mrs. |
|A. Watkins at Annapolis KC !|
| "Kisses" finished her Championship with another MAJOR by going Winner Bitch at the |
|Desert Empire Terrier Club of SoCal. She is the 4th of 7 Warlord's pups to finish. |
|At the same show her sister 'Kyla" went Best of Opposite Sex. Thank you Elaine for a lovely |
| Brodi went Best of Breed at the end of January in the competition of 6 Champions under |
|Mrs. Patricia Trotter at Sawnee Mtn. KC of Georgia. CONGRATULATIONS !|
|Great results from Florida show circuit- all from Bred-By-Exhibitor class!|
| "Mudpie" went BoW with 5 point MAJOR at the Specialty of KBT Club of Central Florida|
| "Sterling"- going Best of Winners at Greater Gainesville DFA under Mrs. K.Grosso|
|"Brodi" - WD, BoW, Best of Breed over 3 Specials for 5 point MAJOR - by Mr. R. Forsyth, |
|finishing his Championship!|