Update 12/07


PR024161/04 DOB:  07/26/03  PENN HIP 90%/SA-NEG/CERF-NEG/VWD-DNA-CLEAR




Dec 2007:    Maggie is going on to show Babushka and Mandy x Gus daughter "Goldie" on the International Show Circuit.  She has won her Ehren Title and is now going for the Bronze, Silver and Gold titles.  "Babushka" had a beautiful litter in January 2006, but was not bred in 2007 due to the slowing market.  Maggie plans on breeding "Babushka" again in 2008, watch for the news.


July 2007:  Friendships Winsum Waltz "Babushka" owned by Maggie & Tim Lusk-Vanderbeck in Montana is following in dam "Windy's" and Grandam "Cassie's". and sire "Cary's" paw prints. Groomed by Mishelle and handled by Maggie "Babushka" earned two legs of her International Champion title her first two shows, and surprised us all by taking Best of Breed and Group, and competing for Best In Show just 16 weeks after whelping her first litter of 10 gorgeous puppies.  Also like "Windy" and "Cassie" she passed her wonderful temperament, personality and conformation on to the puppies of her first litter.

In October 2006 "Babushka" competed at the Evergreen Fall Sieger International Show in Puyallup, WA completing her National Champion Title.  The following from Judges Ms. Juliann Kowalsky - USA, and Ms Jane Rappolo - USA/UCI are her critiques:

Judgement:  .Hard working condition, typical standard poodle.

  1. Overall Impression:  Near square, nice outline, showy.
  2. Coat:  Good texture, correct, well groomed.
  3. Head:  Well developed, proportionate to body, long.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Correct, scissors bite.
  5. Eyes:  Dark, well set, expressive.
  6. Ears:  Well set.
  7. Chest:  Deep, well developed.
  8. Front Angulation:  Moderate, straight, strong.
  9. Back Angulation:  Would like more bend of stifle, muscular, balances front.
  10. Topline:  Level, correct.
  11. Tail:  Well set.
  12. Movement:  Clean, strong rear, covers ground.


"Babushka" completed the final legs for her National Champion Title, and is going on to compete for her Ehrens Championat (Honors Champion Title) in 2007


In April 2006 "Babushka" once again entered the show ring with Havelah Lusk-Vanderbeck handling for the very first time and doing a wonderful job.  They are staying for a while with Auntie Robin - owner of Joy, and all travelled to Oregon together to attend the Spring International Show in Albany, Or.  "Babushka" earned the final leg of her International Champion Title and the 1st leg of her National Champion Title.  Havelah did a great job showing at her very first show, and also took entirely "excellent" marks in her first Junior Handling competition as a Novice Handler.  

With the change in diet and climate (from Montana to South Eastern Washington), and first grooming into the Continental clip "Babushka" was having some dry skin problems which resulted in some of the comments on her critiques.  A composite of "Babushka's" critiques from Judges Patti Long Smith - USA, and Honey Glendenning - Canada is as follows for the Oregon Spring Sieger Show in Albany, Oregon April 2006:

Judgement:  .Needs conditioning (dry skin), high, good temperament, alert.

  1. Overall Impression:  Well presented.
  2. Coat:  Bit dry, well groomed.
  3. Head:  Needs a bit of refining, feminine.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Good, scissors bite.
  5. Eyes:  Dark, good dark eye.
  6. Ears:  Correct, well fringed.
  7. Chest:  Deep.
  8. Front Angulation:  Could be a bit better, moderate layback of shoulder.
  9. Back Angulation:  Well angulated, breeds bend of stifle.
  10. Topline:  Good, firm.
  11. Tail:  Good, carries high.
  12. Movement:  Better in rear, good reach.


Final leg of International Champion title earned, as well as 1st leg of National Champion title.


Pictured at 2 years of age 16 weeks after whelping at 2005 International Show, Seattle, WA - Best of Breed, and Group 1st Win

A summary of "Babushka's" written critiques from the Judges B. Haverstock and Patti Long Smith  is as follows from the Seattle, WA International Show in June 2005:

Judgement:  Balanced, reasonable proportions, sound, young, has maturing wonderful temperament.

  1. Overall Impression:  Pleasing outlline, well put together, well balanced young female.
  2. Coat:  Cprrect. good pigment, black and clean.
  3. Head:  Proportioned, very feminine, pretty.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Sound and correct bite, scissors bite.
  5. Eyes:  Dark and well shaped, expressive.
  6. Ears:  Pleasing fringe and setting, well framed, eye level.
  7. Chest:  Good depth, some forechest.
  8. Front Angulation:  Good shoulder, tight feet, well boned, moderate.
  9. Back Angulation:  Stifle and hock well angled, broad, compliments front.
  10. Topline:  Pleasing, firm.
  11. Tail:  Good carriage and set, well on the move.
  12. Movement:  Springy, covers ground, fairly true, good reach and drive.

Babushka was awarded two legs toward her International Champion title, took Best of Breed, and Group 1st in her 2nd show, handled by novice owner Maggie Lusk-Vanderbeck.


B1 Litter - Born 1/30/2005 Sire:  Mon Petite Cheau "Jasper" (Owned by Debbie Euker, MT).

B1-6    Friendships Jake o'Jaunty  Bend, OR shown at 14 weeks.

B1-5 Horizons Jaunty Jeneveve  "Eve" has been retained by Horizons (daughter Mishelle's kennel name).  Watch for her on the show circuit in Fall of 2005.