GCH BISS CH Mar-Ric KayNDee Legacy
ESSFTA 2010 Runner Up Show Bitch
We could not be prouder of our Gracie, where do we begin? She has amazed and thrilled us since she was a pup in the whelping box. She stood strong, confident and surefooted amongst her siblings, wagging her tail constantly. It was obvious early on that she possessed the same qualities of her top winning Sire, and Dam. She was registered with the name “Legacy” as a tribute to them and given the call name of Gracie to recognize how gracefully she carried herself as a pup.
She became quite a tomboy, preferring to run, rump, and bounce off of anything around her. She developed a powerful chest and rear early on with a full beautiful coat. Her power, grace, and natural athleticism gave us goose bumps one day when we watched her at play, when at only 9 months of age; she effortlessly sailed over a 10 foot tarp that was laying out flat in the yard to dry. She rounded the corner in full stride, approached it without hesitation, and leaped with such power that she cleared it and landed without missing a step and kept on moving never looking back. She looked like a graceful deer, we stood there in amazement, and we knew she had something special.
A closer bond could not have been formed between Gracie and her handler and best friend Randy Schepper. Gracie grew into a very beautiful powerful competitive bitch; Randy turned those attributes into a winning career. It started at an early age when they won their first Best of Breed above Specials in the ring and on to their first Group 3 at 15 months of age prior to finishing her Championship. Together they won many Best of Opposite, Best of Breed, Specialty Best of Breed, and Group placements. Each year they earned their invitation to the Eukanuba Invitation only show where she took the Best Of Opposite Breed in 2009. Gracie was one of the first 10 English Springer’s to earn their AKC Grand Championship titles and was awarded a special medallion in recognition. Gracie and Randy stayed in the top rankings each year and were a wonderful team to watch.
Gracie was retired from the Show ring in 2010 to be bred. We are looking forward to seeing what she produces taking her “Legacy” forward.
This lovely Best Of Breed win is one of many in 2010.
Gracie winning Best Of Breed at the Las Vegas English Springer Spaniel Specialty 2010.
Gracie winning Best Of Opposite Sex at the Eukanuba Invitational Show 2009.
Beautiful Sporting Group II award Puyallup WA 2010
Movement shot of Gracie in the ring at the Westminster Show 2010
Mary Batson ~ Rick Perkins
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