CH.  AOTEAROA   EMRYS   PUTU           
born  26th July  2009
Sire: Ch. Aotearoa Oldline Freehold Moa                                                  Dam: Ch Aotearoa Emrys Mango

Breeders/owners;   Barbara N Daley and Lois A Freedman

Putu, or Kip as he is called at his home in Deep River, Ontario where he lives most of the time with co-breeder/owner Lois and his best friend Norm Freedman, who took the great photo above. L to R Putu (Kip),  his sister Pokere (Keera, and  their dam Mango. 

He was famous online before he ever set foot in the show ring as the St. Patrick's Day boy, from these 3 amazing photos, also taken by Norm, just before St.Patrick's Day 2010.  Lois found a cake recipe that called for Guinness, Kip found the discarded can and decided THIS smelled interesting! . Norm grabbed his camera and the hilarious results are  below. Still today they amaze and amuse  Irish Wolfhound fanciers worldwide, and serve as a fitting introduction to the remarkable personality and outgoing temperament of this gentle, and fun loving hound. Kip never need any training for the show ring.  From his first time out he seemed to know just what was expected of him, and showed like a pro. He is the easiest dog to handle I have ever had the pleasure of showing.  The following are photos some of his show ring successes.

Putu Best of Breed and  Best Puppy in Group Chateauguay 2011 under Judge Michael Lanctot.
Putu at 1 year,  3rd 12 to 15 month  dogs IWANE Specialty 2010
Putu showing his dead sound front movement leading with his white boot, for which he was named. "Putu"  means  "boot" in Maori.
He  even likes showing his perfect scissors bite!

Putu finishing his Championship with a flourish, with Best of Breed over Champions
at the Capital Area Sighthound Association Specialty, July 2011 under judge Sandra Anderson