Can.Ch. Aotearoa Manuka 2nd Dam:- Can. Ch. Aotearoa Mata Hari at
owned and handled by Barbara N Daley and Lois A Freedman
Doc is our keeper from
Mati's second litter.We really wanted a girl, but this was an all male
litter. Mati's first litter did have 2 girls in it, but neither where
exactly what we wanted, so we decided to wait. We realized too late we
should have kept Chad from her first litter, so this time we were not
going to let another good male get away while we waited for the "right"
girl to come along.
Doc soon proved to us we had
made a wise decision this time. He was as tall as his sire Manuka at 10
months of age and still at just turned 2 years has some filling out to
do. He is as sound as a bell, moves like a dream and never puts a foot
down wrong. He is a happy dog who loves the whole world, and one of the
easiest I have ever had to show. He just walked right into the ring at
his first show and performed like he'd been doing it all his life. He
finished his Canadian Championship with ease in 2005 with Best Puppy in
Group wins, Adult Group placements, and some nice Specialty wins also.
Pictured above is his first outing in 2006, winning the Novice Dogs
class at the IWCA National Specialty under breeder/judge Eileen M Flanagan,"Carrickaneena"
USA. Other show photos include Best Puppy in Group after taking Best
of Breed over 2 of his adult kennel mates at 11 months of age under
Canadian Sighthound breeder/judge Jan Buchanan, and First 12 to 18 month
Dogs at the IWAGS Specialty October 2005 und breeder/judge Jenny Dove, "
Lois and I have co-owned
several bitches over the years, but Doc is Lois's first male. He has
captured the heart of her husband Norman, who has taken these beautiful
candid photos of him as he grew up.
Doc's first litter was born
August 6, 2006 to Aotearoa Suro Kea's Mokopuna, 3 little boys pictured
at 2 days old.
Doc's first litter, 2 days old
Later that morning, now in
order of age, Mango in front, Doc in the middle, and Mati bringing
up in the rear
Doc with best friend and photographer Norman Freedman
Doc right, with mother Mati centre, and younger sister Mango, left on an
early Spring romp