months , First 12 to 15 month bitches Sweepstakes IWCA National
Specialty May 18 2005
12 December 2003
Sire:- Ch. Aotearoa Manuka 2nd Dam:- Ch. Aotearoa Mangu
owned and handled by Barbara N Daley
Kotiro was Kui's last litter, all of it! Kui's previous litters had been
small, but her son Bruce, Aotearoa the Rising of Tokelry, has many of Kui's
virtues that I cherish. He has already ensured from the 2 fine litters he
has sired that these qualities will continue in my line. Still, I did so
much want a girl from Kui. This precious little creature seemed like a
miracle. Her name "Kotiro" means "girl" in Maori. " Kui's girl" was my most
wonderful Christmas present ever! There was a special bond between Kui and
her only daughter, so I let them stay together well past normal weaning
time. I knew I HAD to keep her, but was worried this might be letting my
heart rule my head. I couldn't help wondering what I would do if she did not
develop into the quality I hoped for.
need not have worried, her confirmation lived up to, even exceeded my
hopes and expectations. She is a natural "Show Girl", such a delight!
Kotiro's first show was the IWANE First Independent Specialty in Warwick RI,
July 25 & 26 , 2004 where she placed in her large 6 to 9 month puppy class
and also won the Best Head class under breeder/judge Elizabeth Murphy, "Carrokeel",
2005 at the IWCA National Specialty in Gray Summit MO she won her 15 to 18
month Sweepstakes class of 18 entries under breeder/judge Donna Pitt.
During the summer of
2005 she finished easily taking Best of Breed over Champion males. She has
also helped her sire Manuka to some exciting Stud Dog Class First Place wins
at the IWANE and IWADV Specialties.
now eagerly awaiting her first litter due February 04, 2006 sired by Ch.
Aotearoa Kia Ora, Bruce's son, who has also had a splendid year in the show
ring in Canada and the USA in 2005. With Kui's influence on both sides of
the family these puppies should be very exciting indeed.
girl", 2 days old
Kotiro with Kui, 6 weeks old