"Denise, CH. AOTEAROA HIHI KATA, came out of retirement at 7 & 1/2 years of age to win the Veteran Bitch Class at our 4th IWCC Quebec Regional Specialty May 27, 2005. Pictured here with breeder/Judge Dot Arn, ARNTARA, USA, breeder/owner/handler Barbara Daley, devoted co-owner Steve Morin, and donor of the trophies Jocleyne Gagne, also owner of the 3rd place bitch. To add to the excitement of this win Denise's kennel mate AOTEAROA LILY DE LUNA, just 8 days younger, placed 2nd in this class. Denise also placed 3rd in the Brood Bitch Class with her 2 splendid sons CH. AOTEAROA MANUKA 2ND (who won an AWARD OF MERIT and BEST HEAD) & CH. AOTEAROA KIA ORA behind her. She joins her half brother CH. AOTEAROA MANGU MUMU , still in fine fettle at 9 & 1/2 years of age as influential Veteran ancestors of the present AOTEAROA Irish Wolfhounds.

Denise with her family, congratulating
her on her big win