Ch. Aotearoa Kia
25 6 February 2004
12 to 15 month Dogs IWCA National Specialty Sweepstakes, May 18 2005 - under
breeder/ judge Donna Pitt
Sire:- Aotearoa The Rising of Tokelry Dam:- Ch. Aotearoa Hihi Kata
Breeder:- Barbara N Daley Owners: Barbara N Daley &
Kyreen E Shorey
Ora means "Good Luck" or Good Health" in Maori, and this boy has plenty of
both, as well as outstanding confirmation and an outgoing, if somewhat
wilful personality. He came along at a time when I really didn't need
another male, but he was just too good to let go. Luckily for all concerned
his co-owner Kyreen Shorey solved my dilemma by agreeing to co-own him with
me, and she has raised him beautifully to his full potential. Although not
yet 2 years old he has already brought us both plenty of thrills and proud
moments in the show ring.
just 6 months of age at his very first show he won his Junior Puppy Dog
Sweepstakes class at our IWCC National Specialty under breeder/ judge
Jacqueline Carswell "Carnasserie", USA. One month later at his first All
Breed show he won Best Puppy in Group und judge Leslie Rogers, who
commented... " This is a beautiful puppy, so correct in structure and
movement, with a wonderful attitude. I predict an exciting future for
him". He was right, at his first time out in 2005 Kia Ora won his 12 to 15
month Sweepstakes class at the IWCA National Specialty under breeder/judge
Donna Pitt. Just 1 week later he won his 12 to 18 month Regular Class at out
IWCC Quebec Regional Specialty under breeder/judge Roni Kaluza "Sidhe" USA,
who described him as... " Very powerful, easy moving dog with a very
masculine head. Front movement was the best in this class and this, plus
his curvy body shape won him the class. Has a lot of promise".
Ora finished his Championship easily during the Summer of 2005 with Group
placements and Best of Breed at the Capital Area Sighthound Association.
More exciting Specialty
wins came at the IWANE Specialty in Warwick RI, USA July 31 where he
placed 2nd Open Dogs, the youngest in the class, under breeder/judge Jean
Malley, "Ainsea" UK, 1st Bred By Exhibitor Dogs At the IWCC National
Specialty September 17 & 18 under breeder/judge Gretchen Bernardi, "Berwyck"
USA, whose comments were 'This dog has outstanding movement on both ends,
and from the side, reachy and powerful; a dog of great quality and
outstanding type' .,
and 3rd Open Dogs at the IWAGS Specialty in Somerset NJ, USA under
breeder/judge Jenny Dove, "Saringa" UK.
are all looking forward with great anticipation to the 2006 show season
starting in April. In the meantime are excitedly awaiting his first litters
due in February 2006 from 2 lovely bitches, Ch. Aotearoa Kui's Kotiro and
Ch. Aotearoa Te Ngarara Huarau, "Monster Girl".
1st Bred by
Exhibitor Dogs, IWCC National Specialty 2005 under breeder/judge Gretchen
under judge George Mac Murray