AOTEAROA MATA HARI AT EMRYS
07 July, 2001
Sire: Can.Ch. Aotearoa
Hari De Luna Dam: Can. Ch.
Emrys That Touch of Class
Barbara N Daley
Owners:Barbara N Daley & Lois A Freedman
Mati is a very powerful,
yet delightfully feminine bitch, a hard combination to achieve. Her
lovely face greets you on the "Girls"
entrance page. She was
the obvious keeper from her nice litter of 8 in both confirmation and
personality. Mati's puppy career was very exciting, winning Best puppy in
Group at 4 or her first 5 shows. She was also Best Puppy at the IWCC Region
Quebec Sanction Match in 2002 under Breeder/Judge Richard Staudt over a large
puppy entry from Canada and the USA. Her last time out as a puppy she
won her first 5 points by going 2nd in Adult Group under respected all Breed
Judge Fred Heal after taking Best of Breed over adult Irish Wolfhounds, and
another best Puppy in Group. Mati also placed in her class at all 3 IW
Specialties she attended in 2002, IWANE, IWCC, & IWADV.
Mati's first litter was
born 3 August, 2003, sired by my tall handsome 2 year old boy Aotearoa
Manuka 2nd who has some nice Specialty wins to his credit already, and just
need 2 points to finish his Championship. He is pictured here at 18 months of
after placing 2nd in Bred
By Exhibitor males, the youngest in the class, under Breeder/Judge Lynn Simon
at our 2003 IWCC National Specialty.
One of the males from
this litter, Aotearoa Emrys Chadwick "Chad" had an exciting
show ring debut at 9 months of age at the IWCC Quebec Regional Specialty 29
May 2004 at just 9 months of age. He won both his Puppy Sweepstakes class
under Breeder/Judge Emma Ross, and his Regular Class under Breeder/Judge Ika
Peiler, and was a strong contender for Best Puppy in Show. If I had
entered in in the head class he might have beaten his mother Mati, who
won my own Aotearoa Trophy for Best Head, a run for it. However it
was a real thrill to win this trophy with one of my own, to prove I
practice what I preach about the importance of typical heads as a
distinguishing feature of the breed.
Mati enjoyed her outing
at this Specialty, and her trip the previous week to the IWCA Specialty in
Lima Ohio where she made the cut to the last 6 in the strong Open Bitch class of
36 entries.. It was nice "fling" for her before her next litter is
due 20 June 2004, a
repeat of the breeding that produced Chad.