| About Zion
Zion is a pint size Junior showing dogs you would not normally consider for this vertically challenged young lady.
Zion's interest in showing wolfhounds blossomed while on spring break from school in 2013. Lisa (her Grandmother) suggested we take her along to just help out at shows. Well, that soon started the nagging
requests from Zion to actually show one of the wolfhounds in the ring.
In July of 2013 we found a fabulous conformation instructor Tracy Mirgon for Zion to train under.
Zion's first Junior Showmanship competition in Novice Junior Class was August 10, 2013 at Little Rock Kennel Club, Little Rock AR
Zion is also learning and skilled in showing Powder Puffs, Chinese Crested, German Shorthaired Pointers, Wire-haired Pointing Griffon and Cocker Spaniels.
Zion will often volunteer to show any dog either at ring side or planned so she can get more ring time. She has also put major points on Wire-haired Pointing Griffon.
Zion's favorite dog are of course, Irish Wolfhounds. Zion shows as her Juniors dog either: Lucy (Okira vom Luchemer Bruckchen) or Franky (GCH CH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra)
Zion was awarded her first Best Junior from Novice Class Sept 29, 2013 under Judge Sidney Marx @ Hot Springs National Park Kennel Club, Hot Springs, AR
Zion was eligible to compete in Open Junior Class April 12, 2014
Zion competed in her first Irish Wolfhound National Specialty (IWCA) April 28, 2014
Zion was awarded her second Best Junior from Open Junior Class April 28, 2014 under Judge Timothy Childers @ IWCA Gray Summit, MO
*RED LETTER DAY 07-13-14
Zion for sometime has been asking to show Franky in Best of Breed Competition. We said yes if you win a Best Junior. Sunday 7-13-14 Zion won Best Junior at Greater Shelby Kennel Club in Southaven
Mississippi. As promised Zion got to show Franky in Best of Breed. To our complete amazement Zion and Franky won Best of Breed...well that also meant Zion had to show Franky in Hound Group. We
thought okay this will be a good experience for Zion and prepared her for loosing. We were completely floored when Zion and Franky won a Group 1 from Hound Group. Now we are past the point of
return...Yes Zion showed Franky for Best in Show. She did a fabulous job and is the first of us to compete in Best in Show. Lisa (Zion's Grandmother) and I don't know if we could handle another roller
coaster ride like this again anytime soon. However we are very proud of Zion and Franky. They are an awesome duo. Thank you Judge: Mr Roger R Hartinger for giving a little girl with a big dog a day she will