Update 12/07


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

"JOY" pictured at 3 years of age.

December 2007:  Robin has continued to show Joy at International Shows in Albany, Oregon and in Seattle, Puyallup and Enumclaw, Washington since her first International Show in 2005.  Robin has improved greatly in doing Joy's show grooming under Mishelle's tutelage, and is having a lot of fun as an owner/handler.  She is continuing to keep Joy in coat and hope's to continue to earn Champion legs towards Joy's Bronze, Silver and Gold awards and is doing a very good job of it.  Sister Maggie Lusk-Vanderbeck from Montana is doing the same with Cary-Windy daughter "Babushka".  It's fun to watch them competing against each other - and to see "Babushka" and "Joy" trading off for the top places in classes.

May 2006:  Friendships Flash o'Joy owned by Robin Zane, WA is a "Molly" x "Mickey" daughter, and is a credit to both.  "Joy" is still growing coat and may be seen again on the show circuit in 2006 to earn the final leg towards her adult International Title, and to possibly compete on the AKC show circuit as well - groomed by Mishelle, and handled by Robin.

Joy was recently shown at the International Dog Show in Albany, Or where she earned the final leg of her International Champion title, and the first leg of her National Champion title.  She took 2nd of 8 open class bitches under Honey Glendenning of Canada, and 1st of 8 under Patti Long-Smith of the USA.  Following is a composite of Joy's written critiques at almost 3 years of age:

Judgement:  Well put together, alert, good temperament, pleasing.

  1. Overall Impression:  Nice overall, well presented.
  2. Coat:  Okay, well groomed, harsh texture (preferred).
  3. Head:  Pleasing, feminine.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Good, scissors bite.
  5. Eyes:  Well set, blend with coat.
  6. Ears:  Good, well set.
  7. Chest:  Nice, to elbow.
  8. Front Angulation:  Nice, decent layback of shoulder.
  9. Back Angulation:  Very nice, moderate.
  10. Topline:  Good, firm.
  11. Tail:  Okay, carried high.
  12. Movement:  Clean, good reach and drive.


Earned two legs, one completing her International Champion Title, one toward her National Champion title.


Pictured at 2 years of age, a beautiful "blue", at 2005 International Show in Seattle, WA



"Joy" was shown for the first time and earned two legs of her adult International Champion title at the International Show in Seattle, WA in June of 2005.  A summary of "Joy's" written critique is as follows.:

Judgement:  Reasonable proportions, good condition, young - has maturing, filling out to do, nice..

  1. Overall Impression:  Showy, sound, well presented.
  2. Coat:  Typical, good texture & condition.
  3. Head:  Balanced, very feminine head.
  4. Bite, Mouth:  Correct, scissors bite.
  5. Eyes:  Dark, lustrous, lovely.
  6. Ears:  Well fringed, frame head, well set.
  7. Chest:  Good width for size, to elbow.
  8. Front Angulation:  Good bone, well placed shoulder blade, moderate layback.
  9. Back Angulation:  Well developed and angled, compliments front.
  10. Topline:  Pleasing, firm.
  11. Tail:  Well set and carried, nice.
  12. Movement:  Covers ground fairly true, covers well, clean.

"Joy" was awarded two legs of her International Champion title.

 Molly, along with Sterling & Angelique (two of the 16 puppies from that litter) then showed in family group in Longview, WA when the pups were almost 2 years of age, and again took Best Family Group in Show, and went on to take Best Family Group in Show at the Rose City Classic Poodle Specialty in January 2003.