What's New
November 2017 -  October 2018
This page will be updated with the most recent events at the top.  Information will include show results, awards and birthdays and other events that we wish
to share with our visitors.
Saturday 11-11-2017
Ozarks Kennel Club
Springfield, MO
JUDGE: Mrs. Helen Winski Stein
Breed Ring Video
Hound Group Video
CH. Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed
5 Grand Champion Points (1st Major)
1 Defeat of another Champion (1st)
Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call name: Sassy
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Reserve Winner
0 Points
Sunday 11-12-2017
Ozarks Kennel Club
Springfield, MO
JUDGE: Mr. Christopher Tilghman Neale
Breed Ring Video
Hound Group Video
CH. Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed
5 Grand Champion Points (2nd Major)
1 Defeat of another Champion (2nd)
Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call name: Sassy
Bred-By Exhibitor
2nd
0 Points
Just a Girls weekend out!  (November 10 thru 12, 2017)
Intentionally or Unintentionally It was all about being the girls weekend out.  Teresa drove the old 1995 RV from central Arkansas to Springfield
Missouri and back driving only at night.  Ideally should have been a day trip, however that would have been too, safe.  We only left the road
once when we were tutting along in Harrison a Semi-Tractor Trailer obviously breaking the speed limit when passing caused the air between us
to literally blow us off the road. Teresa kept the RV under control never hit a mailbox or sign just a little bumpy going over the curbs.  So from
that point on Teresa would travel in the left lane through towns with curbs to prevent this from happing again.  We had a great weekend just us
girls. It was Teresa, Lisa, Zion, Bear and Sassy.  Bear after a year off from showing and nearly loosing her in July to Disseminated Intravascular
Coagulation (DIC), which we may never know the cause.  Bear dominated the breed ring both days with Zion's help going Best of Breed,
earning her first Grand Champion points (2 majors of 5 points and 2 defeats) Sassy continues to be the reserve queen.  All Breed Judges really
don't know what to think when it comes to her lack of a rough coat and no furnishings.  We will eventually finish her but every point is going to
be tough, we love her willingness to keep giving us consistently sound movement and no nonsense time in the ring. Now at 10 points with one
major we will be in search of that last major.  For now she is getting a well deserved rest after traveling to Wilmington OH, Benton AR and
Springfield MO in the span of one months time.  All three destinations we drove the RV.  Way more convenient and we enjoyed wonderfully
cooked meals by Lisa everyday.  The dogs were much more relaxed, they also got to role play being guard dogs.  We would put up xpens in
front of the  RV and this seemed to give them permission to bark at anyone or anything passing by.  Little do they know..HaHa.  Holidays are
once again upon us.  Hope everyone has a wonderful, joyous and fun packed holiday season.
NEW AKC CHAMPION!
CHIC# 125648

We are so thrilled and proud to announce the newest Mt Carmel champion of record!

AKC/UKC CH. Mt Carmel Odin's Charmed Son (call name: Vidarr)
GCH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra & Ch Okira Vom Luchemer Bruckchen
2015 Charmed Litter

Vidarr lives with and loved by Owners Mike and Sherri Swabb, and after waiting for many years to
bring a wolfhound into their lives as a companion and show potential. In July 2015 Vidarr join their
already successfully established kennel of Belgian Sheepdogs in Ohio, Vidarr is their first
Irish Wolfhound.

On November 16, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. Being shown by Owner Handler
Sherri Wilmoth Swabb.  Sherri and Vidarr earned the last 3 points by going,
Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of Breed and Best of Breed
Owner Handler over 3 Specials (3 Champions) under
Judge: Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark

Sherri and Vidarr continued their success in Owner Handler Hound Group by
winning the OWH Hound Group! Vidarr's first Group 1 in Owner Handler Group.
Recorded Results 11-16-2017

Vidarr will be taking time off from showing to mature a little more and get a little more stunning!

Vidarr is also available to approved bitches for stud.
Picture of Sherri with Vidarr after Group 1 win from Owner Handler Hound Group
NEW AKC CHAMPION!

We are so thrilled and proud to announce the newest Mt Carmel Champion of record!

CH Mt Carmel's Charmed Aingeal CGC(call name: Aingeal)
GCH CH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra & CH Okira Vom Luchemer Bruckchen
2015 Charmed Litter

Aingeal lives with and loved by Owners Brian and Patricia Krieger Joining their family with
one other Irish Wolfhound Mauve as a companion and show potential July 2015 in Ohio.
Patricia owns and operates a modest but well established Grooming shop.  Showing was
a little harder for the Krieger family sometimes taking them to NY, NJ, PA and OH.  Many
times major points broke, weather and car accident would keep them home or not getting
the major points needed.  Not getting discouraged Brian and Patricia continued to show
Aingeal shown by Brian earned her last major of 3 points at
an all Hound show.  November 24, 2017 at the Cuyahoga Valley
Hound Association, Tallmadge, Ohio.Under Judge: Mrs.
Rita Kadike-Skadina  By going Winners Bitch, Best of Winners
and Best of Breed over one Special (Champion) In Hound group
Brian and Aingeal made the first cut...The following day Brian and
Aingeal won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex for
one more point. Under Judge: Ms. Judy Lowther.
Recorded Results 11-24-2017
Recorded Results 11-25-2017

Aingeal is going to be taking time off to hopefully be a new mother next year.
Picture below taken 10-21-2017 at Clermont County Kennel
Club Show
Video from 11-24-2017 of Aingeal and Brian's win.  Video was taken vertically
kinda hard to watch.  Video is off Facebook hopefully this will work.
Breed Ring video 11-24-2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017
Texas Kennel Club
Dallas, Texas
JUDGE:Mrs Claire K (Kitty) Steidel
Breed Ring Video
CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed
4 Grand Champion Points (3rd Major)
1 Defeat of a Champion (3rd)
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Reserve Winner
0 Points

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Trinity Valley Kennel Club
Dallas, Texas
JUDGE:Mrs Paula Nykiel
Breed Ring Video
Hound Group Video of both days
CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed
4 Grand Champion Points (4th Major)
1 Defeat of a Champion (4th)
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Winner/Best of Winners
3 Points (1st Major)
Tis the season!
Santa with Lisa and Teresa along with
helpers PI, Sandy and Bear Christmas 2017
Have a Merry and Wonderful Christmas!

This photo was taken as part of a fund raiser
for the
Humane Society of Pulaski County a
private no-kill shelter, supported solely by
donations, fund-raisers, bequests and grants.
Thank you HSPC for all your hard work.

Saturday January 6, 2018
Nolan River Kennel Club
Glen Rose, Texas
JUDGE: Mr Howard M Yost
Breed Ring Video
CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
Best of Breed Owner Handler- GP3
3 Grand Champion Points (5th Major)
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Winner/Best of Winners
3 points (2nd Major)

Sunday January 7, 2018
Nolan River Kennel Club
Glen Rose, Texas
JUDGE: Mr Alberto Berrios
Breed Ring Video
CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
3 Grand Champion Points (6th Major)
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Winner
1 point
Saturday February 24, 2018
South Arkansas Kennel Club
Camden, Arkansas
JUDGE: Mrs Christie Martinez
Breed Ring Video
CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best Of Breed
Best Owner Handler-GP1
5 Grand Champion Points
(6th Major)
NEW GRAND CHAMPION
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call Name: PI
Open Class
1st place
0 Points
Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Open Class
2nd place
0 Points

Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call Name: Ariel
Amateur Owner Handler
1st/Reserve
4 points (2nd Major)
Due to the winning entry in
wrong class Reserve winner
gets points.
Mt Carmel's Twisted Sequoia-Malachi
Call Name: Malachi
Entered for Sunday only
Sunday February 25, 2018
South Arkansas Kennel Club
Camden, Arkansas
JUDGE: Mr James G Reynolds
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
4 Grand CHampion Points
(7th Major)
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call Name PI
Open Class
3rd place
0 Points
Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Open Class
1st/Winner
4 Points (2nd Major)
Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call name: Ariel
Amateur Owner Handler
1st
0 Points
Mt Carmel's Twisted Sequoia-Malachi
Call Name: Malachi
Open Class
2nd/Reserve
0 Points
IWCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 5-3-2018 GRAY SUMMIT, MO
Video 2018 IWCA Best of Breed Competition.  
Very long video.
Zion Mitchell with Thor (GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on Wood-Hawthorn)
National Specialty at Purina Farms Gray Summit, MO.. Zion and Thor
of Wolfhouse Irish
American Kennel Club Definition for Award of Merit.  At the discretion of
that are not judged to be either Best of
Co-Owner Zion Mitchell with Breeder/Judge
Pernille Monberg and Thor for Award of Merit
Best of Breed competition at 2018 Irish Wolfhound Club of America
recived an Award of Merit from Breeder/Judge Pernille Monberg
Wolfhounds in Denmark
the judge, is an additional award made to outstanding entries
Breed or Best of Opposite Sex
Lisa and Bear showing in Best of Breed Competition
very best effort at displaying beauty and form
honored that they made
IWCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 5-3-2018 GRAY SUMMIT, MO
Breeder/CO-Owner Lisa Osborne and GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical
Charm (Bear) Looking great whether it is sunny out or raining
Proudly they made it through the first cut and despite their
there was no reward.  However we are extremely
the cut from so many beautiful entries
IWCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 5-2-2018 GRAY SUMMIT, MO
Breeder/Co-Owner Lisa Osborne with (Mt Carmel's Tall
cut from a very large class.  However Sassy was
third time around the ring.
Female Bred-By Exhibitor Class
Drink of Sassafras) Sassy. Together made it through the first
not as thrilled.  She complained about doing a run for
Still thrilled they made the first cut.
IWCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY 5-1-2018 GRAY SUMMIT, MO
Cute picture of Zion Mitchell just before the start of
her handling skills.  Lots of applause
of how beautifully skilled
Juniors Competition
Juniors.  CO-Owner and Open Senior deminstrating
for the only junior at Nationals.  Still very proud
Zion is at showing Sassy.
Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
2018 IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB OF AMERICA
NATIONAL SPECIALTY

BREEDER/JUDGE: PERNILLE MONBERG
WOLFHOUSE IRISH WOLFHOUNDS
DENMARK

STATISTICAL BREAK DOWN OF ALL
THE CONFORMATION ENTRIES
FOR A TOTAL OF 189

BEST OF BREED                    23
VETERAN                                 2
OPEN                                        9
AMERICAN BRED                    6
BRED-BY EXHIBITOR             11
NOVICE                                     6
12-18 MO                                   9
9-12 MO                                     3
6-9 MO                                       7
TOTAL FEMALE ENTRIES      113

BEST OF BREED                        28
VETERAN                                     8
OPEN                                           11
AMERICAN BRED                        16
BRED-BY EXHIBITOR                  15
NOVICE                                          7
12-18 MO                                        8
9-12 MO                                         11
6-9 MO                                            9
Video for both Junior and Female Bred-by Exhibitor competition can be viewed from the following link.
2018 IWCA National Specialty Junior and Female Bred-by
Della Garrett  May 30, 1963 - March 16, 2018
Gone too soon!  I miss you Dear Friend!
Saturday March 24, 2018
Ft Worth Kennel Club
Ft Worth, Texas
JUDGE: Mr Michael H Faulkner
NO Breed Ring Video
CH Mt Carmel's Knock on Wood-Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed/Best of Breed Owner
Handler
Group 3 Owner Handler
4 Grand Champion Points
20 Owner Handler Points
NEW GRAND CHAMPION
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/ Reserve Winner
0 Points
Cherished and loved by Della Garrett
Sunday March 25, 2018
Ft Worth Kennel Club
Ft Worth, Texas
JUDGE: Mr Robert J Shreve
Breed Ring Video
GCH Mt Carmel's Knock on Wood-Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Select Male
3 Grand Champion Points
Intl CH Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call name: KZar
Bred-By Exhibitor
1st/Winner/Best of Winners
3 points (3rd Major)
Cherished and loved by Della Garrett
Celebrating with our dogs today by walking in the Little Rock Arkansas St Patrick's Day Parade.  Hard to imagine now
we started walking this parade in 2002 with just 2 dogs (Clancy and Jazz). Today still the star attraction just
as in 2002.  Now more dogs to let kids and adults pet and ask questions.
First picture to the left Jazz and Clancy 2003 Next is owner John Frank with River and Rain 2014.  The last 4 pictures are from this year. Around 16-18 dogs including honorary
Irish Wolfhounds.  Parade would have been perfect except for missing one person.  Della Garrett was suppose to drive in from Texas to join our group.  We pray she was with
us in spirit while we tried to keep our spirits up.  We all miss her so much.
10 Beautiful puppies!  4 males and 6 Females
Welphed on April 10, 2018
Sweet Aingeal with her 2 day old puppies!
Bainbridge The World Is Not Enough        X       CH Mt Carmel's Charmed Aingeal
Aingeal is from our Charmed litter of 2015 and
she lives with her family (Patricia and Brian
Kreiger) in Ohio.  

Puppies were whelped at Co-Owner's
(Nadine Kerr) home also in Ohio.

All of these beauties are spoken for.
Saturday April 21, 2018
Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club
Fayetteville, Arkansas
JUDGE: Mr Jon R Cole
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on
Wood-Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best Of Breed
Best Owner Handler-GP3
5 Grand Champion Points
20 Owner Handler Points
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call Name: PI
Open Class
2nd
0 Points


Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Bred-by Exhibitor
1st/Winners/Best of Opposite Sex
5 point Major
NEW CHAMPION!

Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call Name: Ariel
Amateur Owner Handler
1st/Reserve Winner
0 Points

Mt Carmel's Twisted Sequoia-Malachi
Call Name: Malachi
Open Class
1st/Winners/Best of Winners
5 Point Major
NEW CHAMPION!
Sunday April 22, 2018
Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club
Fayetteville  Arkansas
JUDGE: Mr. Edmund Dziuk
Breed Ring Video
Owner Handler BIS Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on
Wood-Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed
Best Owner Handler GP1/BIS
5 Grand Champion points
135 Owner Handler points
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call Name PI
Open Class
1st
0 Points
CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Best of Breed Competition
Select Female
4 Grand Champion Points (first major)


Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call name: Ariel
Amateur Owner Handler
1st/Winners/Best of Opposite
5 Point Major
NEW CHAMPION!
CH Mt Carmel's Twisted
Sequoia-Malachi
Call Name: Malachi
Best of Breed Competition
Select Male
0 Grand Champion Points
GCH CH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra 8-4-2010 to 4-28-2018

It’s been a difficult week or so. Having to say good bye to a member of
our family. Words can never accurately describe our love and loss.

Family and strangers were instantly caught up in his world of funny and
adventurous love for life. The world of traveling and showing was his
oyster, he flourished and bloomed into a showman. Loved being the
center of attention and being an ambassador of the breed.

Franky successfully sired 3 litters and we are blessed to see his strong
love for life and family flourishing in his offspring. Having his offspring to
hug and love has helped immensely as this gives me something tangible
of him to hold on to and cry.

Thank you, Deborah Frank, Scott and Nadine Kerr, for making my dream
to one day have a Rafferty puppy come true. I fell madly in love with
Keara and her jolly exuberant personality. I knew instantly personality
and temperament was going to be outstanding.
We continue to see this in his offspring.

The morning of April 28th Franky was surrounded by family and his best
little person Zion. Together we filled his angelic wings with love and sent
him on his final journey. Rest in peace my sweetie pie.
Until I see you again I will miss you so much
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on Wood-Hawthorn (THOR)
GCH CH Bainbridge Frank Sinatra X CH Taryn All That Jazz
whelped 6-23-2015

Pick puppy from our 2015 Knock on Wood Litter along with talented
Zion Mitchell (Grand Daughter and Grand Niece) we couldn't be
more proud of these two youngsters

Together these two earned Thor's Grand Championship title,
Owner Handler Best In Show and at the 2018 Irish Wolfhound
National Specialty with 186 wolfhounds in attendance.  Zion and Thor
were the recipients of an Award of Merit from Breeder/Judge
Pernille Monberg of Wolfhouse Irish Wolfhounds in Denmark

Thanks to Zion and Judges, in just Irish Wolfhounds: Thor is ranked 2nd
in the nation in Owner Handler, 10th for Breed, 11th Grand Championship
and 13th All Breed for April of 2018.  So proud of these two.
Saturday 6-16-2018
Kennel Club of Texarkana
Texarkana, Arkansas
JUDGE: Mrs Patricia Trotter
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on
Wood-Hawthorn
Call name Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
Grand Champion Points 0
CH Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call name: Ariel
Best of Breed Competition
Select
Grand Champion Points 1
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call name: PI
Open Class
Reserve Winner
0 Points
Sunday 6-17-2018
Kennel Club of Texarkana
Texarkana, Arkansas
JUDGE: Mr Charles Trotter
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock on
Wood-Hawthorn
Call name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed and Owner Handler 5pts
Owner Handler Group 1 30pts
Reserve Best In Show Owner Handler
110pts
CH Mt Carmel's Lightning Bug
Call name: Ariel
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
Grand Champion Points 2
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call name: PI
Open Class
Winner
1 Point
Saturday 5-26-2018
Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club
Monroe, Louisiana
JUDGE: Mr Joe C Walton
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed/Best Owner Handler
Group 3 Owner Handler
Grand Champion Pts3
Owner Handler Pts 20
CH Mt Carmel's Twisted Sequoia-Malachi
Call name: Malachi
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call name PI
Open Class
2nd  Points 0
Sunday 5-27-2018
Southeast Arkansas Kennel Club
Monroe, Louisiana
JUDGE: Mrs Sandy Alexander
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Breed/Best Owner Handler
Group 1 Owner Handler
Grand Champion Pts3
Owner Handler Pts 35
CH Mt Carmel's Twisted Sequoia-Malachi
Call name: Malachi
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
Mt Carmel's Slice of Charm PI
Call name PI
Open Class
2nd/Reserve  Points 0
Friday 7-6-2018
Trinity Valley Kennel Club
Dallas, Texas
JUDGE: Mr Sam Houston McDonald
Breeder/Judge
Breed  Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition

Absent due to Foot Injury
CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Best of Breed Compettion

Best of Opposite Sex  4 GCH Pts (2nd Major)
1 Defeat of another Special
Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call Name: K-Zar
Bred-By- Exhibitor

Not Entered for this show
Saturday 7-7-2018
Greater Collin Kennel Club
Dallas, Texas
JUDGE: Mr P Levi Marsmann
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition

Absent due to Foot Injury
CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Best of Breed Competition

Select Female 4 GCH Pts (3rd Major)
Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call Name: K-Zar
Bred-By-Exhibitor

1st/ Reserve 0 Pts
Sunday 7-8-2018
Texas Kennel Club,
Dallas, Texas
JUDGE: Hal T Biermann
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition

Absent due to Foot Injury

CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink of Sassafras
Call Name: Sassy
Best of Breed Competition

Select Female 4 GCH Pts (4th Major)
Mt Carmel's K-Zar Prince of Charm
Call Name: K-Zar
Bred-By-Exhibitor

1st/Winner/Best of Winners
4 Pts (4th Major)
NEW CHAMPION!
WE ARE ESPECIALLY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER
MT CARMEL AKC CHAMPION!
AKC/INT CH. MT CARMEL'S K-ZAR PRINCE OF CHARM

Sunday 7-8-2018 at the Texas Kennel Club, Dallas, TX.  Showing to
Judge: Mr Hal T Biermann. K-Zar being shown by Lisa M. Osborne
from Bred-By-Exhibitor Class, went Winners Dog and Best
of Winners. Picking up his 4th Major of 4 points for a total of
15 points.  Interesting fact, two years and 6 weekend shows
ago K-Zar's very first show and the start of his show career
started with this very same show 7-9-2016.
K-Zar is the 5th from our 2015 Charm litter to earn an
AKC Championship.  
 

VERY SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO A DEARLY
MISSED, ONE OF A KIND, DELLA GARRETT (AN ANGEL
CELEBRATING IN HEAVEN) AND CHUCK GARRETT.  
K-ZAR'S LOVING FAMILY
ANOTHER DEAR FRIEND GONE!
Long time friend and Irish Wolfhound breeder Marilyn Shahan of Gatewy Irish Wolfhounds. Her battle with
cancer over many years has finally come to an end. RIP Dear friend I will miss our talks.  I know you are
now with GOD, family and your beloved wolfhounds.

















Marilyn the Artist literally painted the small town of Gate OK where she lived and raised her wolfhounds.
I remember the day we decided to take the picture to the right. 5 generations of wolfhounds in 2007
and I can still remember their names.  From left to right Treasure, Becca, Sonoma, Sallie
and Willow  (Sallie the oldest and matriarch)

Marilyn Kay Smith Shahan November 25,1940 - April 3, 2018 (77 years old)
http://www.andersonburris.com/obituaries/Marilyn-Smith-Shahan/
Saturday 8-11-2018
Arkansas Kennel Club
Little Rock, AR
Judge:
Mrs Judith A Brown
Brace Team Video
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock
on Wood-Hawthorn
Call name Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
2 Grand Champion Pts
GCH CH Mt Carmel's
Magical Charm
Call Name Bear
Best o Breed Competition
Select Female
5 Grand Champion Pts
BRACE BEST IN SHOW
CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink
of Sassafras
Call Name Sassy
Best of Breed Competition
No Placement
CH Mt Carmel's Beauty Grace
and Charm
Call Name Sandy
Best of Breed Competition
Best Of Breed
5 Grand Champion Pts /1 Defeat
Best of Breed Owner Handler
5 Points
BRACE BEST IN SHOW
CH Mt Carmel's
Lightning Bug
Call Name Ariel
Best of Breed Competition
No Placement
Mt Carmel's Slice of
Charm PI
Call Name PI
Bred-By-Exhibitor
2nd/ Reserve
Sunday 8-12-2018
Arkansas Kennel Club
Little Rock, AR
Judge:
Mr John P Wade
Brace Team Video
Breed Ring Video
GCH CH Mt Carmel's Knock
on Wood-Hawthorn
Call Name: Thor
Best of Breed Competition
Select Male
1 Grand Champion Pt
GCH CH Mt Carmel's
Magical Charm
Call Name: Bear
Best of Breed Competition
Select Female
5 Grand Champion Pts
BRACE BEST IN SHOW
CH Mt Carmel's Tall Drink
of Sassafras
Call Name Sassy
Best of Breed Competition
No Placement
CH Mt Carmel's Beauty Grace
and Charm
Call Name Sandy
Best of Breed Competition
No Placement
BRACE BEST IN SHOW
CH Mt Carmel's
Lightning Bug
Call Name Ariel
Best of Breed Competition
Best of Opposite Sex
5 Grand Champion Pts
1 Defeat
Best of Breed Owner Handler
5 Owner Handler Pts
Mt Carmel's Slice of
Charm PI
Call Name PI
Bred-By-Exhibitor
1st/Winner  1 Pt
CH Mt Carmel's Beauty Grace and Charm

"Sandy"

Our pick from the 2015 Charm litter out of 8 females.
Sandy is stunning.

This beauty finished her AKC Championship back in
January of 2017.  The only one that is not being
currently campaigned for Grand Championship.

Since we will have quite a few Mt Carmel hounds entered
at the Little Rock show this August.  We thought we
would bring her out to see how she does after her long
absents from the ring.  

Also before our plans to breed Sandy this year for our
tentatively planed winter litter.
Never attempted before at Mt Carmel.  We
have entered two of our lovely girls into a
Brace competition. Brace is a competition that
requires two dogs handled by one exhibitor.  
Exhibitor has to be owner of both dogs and
preferably both of similar coloring.  This helps
to add to the illusion of there being only one
dog. So training has started with just 10 days
before Lisa enters the ring with Bear and
Sandy, sisters from our 2015 Charm litter to
compete in this fun conformation competition  
Click on picture to the right to see video of first
day's Brace training.
Thank you just isn't enough!
Thanks to Noralee Perkins, friend
and dog trainer
for graciously inviting us to use
her dog-friendly air conditioned
shop to groom 5 hounds for up
coming dog show.  Noralee jumped
in and helped with grooming
focusing her attention to ears.
In exchange for everything took
some lovely photos of Noralee with
her Norwich Terrier and service
dog Gracie.  Along with a picture
with four of the five wolfhounds
she helped us groomed.
Interesting article written by Tamara Dunn posted by the Irish Wolfhound Club of America.  
Puppy Placement Age - Is it Breeder Rapaciousness or Responsibility?

Posting link to article as this is wonderfully written and informative for those waiting on getting a puppy.    
Synopsis:  Article address'  Liver shunt, age of placement and critical fear ages.