10/12/12, Canton, TX: Demi's second time in the ring as a Special, she goes BOB at the
NTNSA Specialty, for a 5 point grand champion major, making it her 3rd BOB in row.
She didn't show on Saturday, and on Sunday, 10/14, she was BOS for her third grand
champion major, with champions defeated. Whitney and Demi make a winning team!
9/29-30/12, Lubbock, TX: Demi is now AKC CH Brio's Demanding the Spotlight, after going
WB/BOB over 7 specials, for a 5 point Major, Best Bred By, a Group 4, and a BBE Group 1!
To top it off, the next day as a move-up special, she won Best of Breed again! We are so thrilled with
this little girl, and her name says it all! Sabre was WD/BOS to his cousin Demi, over 5 male specials for
a 4 point major, and on Sunday, he was WD for 2 more points. It was a great weekend, with great wins,
and great friends.
9/23/2012, Gray Summit, MO: Demi was WB/BOW for 2 points.
9/16/12: Congrats to Ann and Vic (Brio's Avenger for Veritas, BN (litter mate to Sabre),
for earning his BN title at 11months of age, with 3 first place qualifying scores!
Way to go, and this is just the beginning of Vic's obedience/rally career!
8/31/12, Monroe, LA: Demi goes WB for a 3 point major, at the Boston Terrier Club of Louisiana
Specialty, and RWB at the BTCLA Specialty on 9/1/12. Handled from BBE class by Whitney.
August 11, 2012, Little Rock, AR: Vanna is owner handled by Melissa, to WB/BOS,
Best Puppy, and Puppy Group 4! Way to go, ladies!
July 8, 2012, Dallas, TX: Demi is WB/BOW, and Sabre is WD, both handled by Whitney,
from the BBE classes. :)
July 6, 2012, Dallas, TX: Demi is WB for 2 more points, handled by Whitney, from the BBE class.
June 28-July1, 2012, Oklahoma City, OK: Demi is RWB on Thursday, RWB on Saturday, RWB and
Best Puppy in Sweeps at the OKC BTC Specialty on Saturday afternoon, and
WB/BOW/Best Bred By, at the OKC BTC Specialty on Sunday.
June 17, 2012, Texarkana AR: Melissa and Vanna do it again today, WB/BOW for another
4 point MAJOR win! 8 points in two days! So proud of them!
June 16, 2012, Texarkana, AR: After a long break from the ring since Nationals,
"Vanna", Brio's Vanity Fair, was owner handled by Melissa Schramme to WB/BOW for a
4 point MAJOR win, her very first time in the ring, at an all-breed show! Way to go, girls!
May 7-11, Houston, TX: We spent the week in Houston for BTCA National week, and had a fun time
watching the puppies get more ring experience, and visiting with old, and new, BT friends from around
the country. A LOCO time was had by all. :) No big wins, but for 6 month old puppies, we couldn't have
been more pleased with how they performed, day after day, in huge classes, with sweepstakes and
regular classes almost every day. Demi, Brio's Demanding the Spotlight, placed 2nd out of an entry
of 14 at both of the GHBTC pre-national specialty shows, and 4th out of 13 in the BTCA Specialty show,
all from the 6-9 puppy classes. She also placed 1st out of 14 in the 6-9 Futurity class! So proud of the
little diva! Sabre, Brio's Captain America, held his own with the big boys in the open over 15lb BBE
class, and placed 4th out of 9 in one of the GHBTC specialties, and the BTCA Specialty. Vanna,
Brio's Vanity Fair, who was entered in BBE -15, placed 4th out of 13 in the first GHBTC Specialty,
made the cut of 6 out of 13 in the second GHBTC Specialty, and placed 4th in the 6-9 Futurity class,
where her sister Demi took 1st. Vanna was handled to that win by her owner, Melissa Schramme! And a
very special CONGRATULATIONS to our good friends, Terry, Hayley, and Archie, for their girl,
GCH CH BoJenx One 'N Only Rose the Riveter, winning BOB under Judge Edd Bivin, at the
National GHBTC Specialty, out of a HUGE entry!!! Rosie is out of CH Brio's Sonic Boom x
GCH CH Brio Cibolo Hot Tamale at BoJenx, ROM, bred/owned/handled by Terry and Hayley Jenkins.
April 23, 2012, Bossier City, LA: Announcing NEW CHAMPION Brio's Viva la Vida, "Vivi", who
finished her championship exclusively from the BBE classes, by going WB/BOS over a special, for her
final major needed to finish her championship! She is the 5th CH for her sire, CH T-Bo's Top Gun
for Hire, earning him his ROM. At the same show, Vivi's son, Brio's Captain America, Sabre,
was RWD to the major, his 2nd time in the ring. Also, Demi, Brio's Demanding the Spotlight, was
RWB to her aunt Vivi's major win. All handled by Whitney to their class placements, and assisted by
Sherry Patton and Zoe Patton in Winners classes. :)
March 25, 2012, Ft. Worth, TX: Announcing NEW CHAMPION Brio's Once Upon A Time!
Story was WB/BOW for her 3rd major win, to complete her championship exclusively handled from
BBE by Whitney! We are so proud of this girl, who's finish earned her dam, Zephyr's, ROM, and her
sire, Keeper's, 2nd ROM as well! Story finished slow and steady, taking time to rear two litters in
between limited showing. She is the dam of two champions, and more showing, or showing soon!
February 26, Rockland KC, NY: Announcing NEW CHAMPION Brio's Storybook Hero at Ivy Rose!
Lance was WD on Saturday, for his 3rd major win, and WD on Sunday, for his final single needed
to attain his Championship, completely owner handled by Claudia Dickinson! We are so proud of
the team that Sir Lancelot and Claudia have made! He is the 2nd CH for his sire, Viggo, and dam,
Story, from their very first litter each. Thank you to Claudia for loving this sweet boy, and
believing in him to the finish. :)
February 18, 2012, San Marcos, TX: Announcing NEW CHAMPION Giorgio Armani Alikana!
Oskar finished his championship, earning his final point by going WD/BOW. We are so happy for
Oskar's mom, Alina, on achieving her dream of having the first Polish bred AKC Champion! Oskar
will be traveling back to Poland this week, and we look forward to hearing about his wins after he
returns to Europe. Also at the same show, Brio's Once Upon A Time, Story, was WB, for
her 13th point, and now needs two singles to finish.
February 4, 2012, Hobbs, NM (After a break from shows since early Jan):
Giorgio Armani Alikana (Oskar) was WD/BOW and now needs two singles to finish.
Brio's Once Upon A Time (Story) was WB, and now needs 3 singles to finish (she took a
break to have two litters, but we're getting her to her CHship, slowly, but surely :) and
GCH Brio 'N Hilltop's Enchanted was BOB, all handled by Whitney Rutherford. :)
On Sunday, 2/5, Oksar was WD/BOW for his 14th point, and Giselle was BOS.
January 6, 2012, Glen Rose, TX: At the NTNSA Specialty, which was also a supported entry of the
NTBTC, Giorgio Armani Alikana, "Oskar" started the year off with a bang, by going WD, Best of
Winners, Best Puppy in Breed, and Best of Breed over 6 specials, for a 4 point major win.
He also went on to win a Puppy Group 2, out of a large entry of 11 breeds. He now has 12 points,
including 3 majors, in only 6 shows, at 7 months of age! CH Brio 'N Hilltop's Jungle Love 4Ever, Janie,
was also BOS at the same show. We are very happy with how 2011 ended, and 2012 has begun!
DECEMBER 2011 UPDATE:
With two litters of puppies, and several shows, I have fallen way behind on my "News" postings.
Here's a summary of the past 3 months of shows: Giselle finished her Grand Championship with
multiple BOS, and two BOB wins over top specials! On 11/11/11, our visitor from Alikana Kennel in
Poland arrived. We are happy to welcome "Oskar", Giorgio Armani Alikana, who turned 6 months on
11/20/11, to the USA, where he will reside with us, while Whitney shows him to his AKC Championship.
He started off with a bang, by going WD at his first show, just a few days after his 6 month birthday. At
the Dallas shows last weekend, his 3rd time in the ring, he was WD for a 3 point MAJOR, and the
next day, at the North Texas Boston Terrier Club Specialty, he won Grand Sweepstakes, WD for a 4
Point MAJOR, and Best Puppy! Congratulations to his owner, Alina! Also at the NTBTC Specialty,
Giselle was BOS. Jasmine, the Pug, was WB for a 3 point major on Sat. in Dallas, and on Sunday,
"Rocket" became CH Brio 'N Hilltop's Princess Tiger Lily, giving her dam, Zuzu, her ROM, and
her daddy, Baron, his 12th Champion. In all, we ended our 2011 show season with 7 new
Champions, and 3 new Grand Champions. Looking forward to 2012, and the new puppies
that will be making their debuts this Spring.
HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON, AND A WONDERFUL 2012!
9/25/11, Lubbock, TX: Rocket was WB, Buzz, RWD, and Giselle BOS, all handled by Whitney.
9/24/11, Lubbock, TX: Buzz was WD//Best Bred By/Bred By Group 4, Rocket RWB, and
Giselle, BOS, all handled by Whitney Rutherford. :)
9/23/11, Lubbock, TX: Brio's Breaking Story, "Buzz", was WD, Rocket RWB, and
Giselle BOS, all handled by Whitney.
9/22/11, Lubbock, TX: Brio 'N Hilltop's Princess Tiger Lily, AKA "Rocket", was WB,
Brio's Breaking Story, "Buzz", was RWD, and Brio 'N Hilltop's Enchanted, Giselle, was BOS,
all breeder/owner handled by Whitney! Congrats to Rocket's owner, Stacie Kinnaird, and
Buzz's owner, Melissa Schramme!
CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Brandon, and "Sadie" on the publication of their new
childrens book, "Sadie Bug"! You can read more about it, and order the book at
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or from Beth's site www.elizabethbrandon.com.
9/4/11, Monroe, LA: Giselle was Select Bitch for her 3rd Grand Champion Major win, and she
now has 9 points, with 3 majors, all with CH's defeated, toward her Grand Champion title,
after only 4 times in the ring as a special. So proud of the team that she and Whitney make!
9/4/11, Morristown, NJ: Once again, Sir Lancelot was WD for another point toward
his championship. Congrats to his owner/handler, Claudia!
9/3/11, Augusta, NJ: Brio's Storybook Hero at Ivy Rose was WD, owner handled by Claudia
Dickinson! Lance now needs 5 singles to finish his Championship!
9/2/11, Monroe, LA: Announcing the 4th Brio Champion in 3 weeks, and the 2nd in one day,
CH Brio's Never Ending Story at Hygamble! Epic finished at the BTCLA Specialty, going WD
for a 4 pt. major win from the BBE class, breeder/owner handled by Whitney! So proud of our
little guy, and CONGRATS to his mom Rebecca, in Australia, who he will be joining soon!
9/2/11, Monroe, LA: Announcing NEW CH Brio 'N Hilltop's Jungle Love 4Ever, "Janie", who
finished owner handled by Zoe Patton, with her 4th major win, by going WB/BOW/BPY! Janie is the
2nd CH for her dam, Zuzu, and 11th CH for her sire, Baron! At the same show, her litter mate,
Giselle, was BOS her 2nd time as a Special, for her 2nd GCH Major win!
8/28/11, Topeka, KS: On her first day as a move-up Special, Giselle goes BOS over several bitch
specials, for her first Grand Champion Major win! Epic was RWD to the Major at the same show.
8/27/11, Topeka, KS: Announcing NEW CH Brio 'N Hilltop's Enchanted! Giselle finished by going
WB/BOW for her 4th major win, exclusively handled from the BBE class by breeder/owner Whitney
Rutherford. She is now qualified to compete at the Eukanuba Invitational for the next two years.
Giselle's finish also give her sire, CH Burling's Red Baron for Brio, RN, ROM* his 10th
Champion get, earning his 2nd ROM!
8/21/11, Greeley, CO: Announcing NEW CH Brio's Time is of the Essence! Tess finished
by going WB/BOW/BOS over specials for her final major win! Congratulations to her owners,
Cathy Murray and Nicole Jund! Tess is the 2nd CH for her dam, CH T-Bo Brio's Royal Zephyr.
7/23/11, Houston, TX: Brio's Never Ending Story at Hygamble, Epic, was
WD/BOW/Best BBE/BBE Group 3 for a 5 point major win, handled by Whitney, and his
littermate, Brio's Breaking Story, Buzz, was RWD, owner handled by Melissa Schramme.
So proud of those two boys and their handlers!
7/8/11, Dallas, TX: Brio's Viva la Vida, "Vivi", was WB/BOW/Best Bred By at the NTBTC
Specialty, owner handled by Kim Rutherford (ME!) for a 4 point major. Vivi now needs a
3 pt. major to finish her CH'ship. Epic was RWD to the major, as well.
7/6/11 Springfield, MA: Brio's Storybook hero at Ivy Rose was WD, owner handled by
Claudia Dickinson. Congrats Lancelot and Claudia!
Texarkana, AR, 6/18/11: Brio 'N Hilltop's Jungle Love 4Ever, Janie, was WB/BOW/BOS
over a special, and Best Puppy for 2 more points. As always, owner handled by Zoe. Congratulations,
Lake Charles, LA, 6/9-12/11: Another winning weekend for team Brio, with Janie and Zoe winning two
more majors and a Major RWB, Giselle and Whitney winning another 4 point Major, BOS
over specials, winning the large BBE class all 4 days, and 3 Major RWBs, and Epic winning
RWD to a major!
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND was one to REMEMBER! Our breeding program was represented
from coast to coast and in between! In Tulsa, OK, on 5/27, our friends Sherry and Steve Patton
were awarded a 3 point major on their BBE girl, 4Ever 'N Gumbo's Gift of Faith, a Baron daughter,
and our girl Brio 'N Hilltop's Enchanted, Giselle, was RWB to the major.
The next day, on 5/28, Giselle was WB for a 4 point major, handled from BBE by Whitney, and her litter
mate, Brio 'N Hilltop's Jungle Love 4Ever, Janie, was RWB to the major. On Sun. 5/29, Giselle was
again WB, and also BOS over two bitch specials, for another 4 point major, and litter mate Janie was
RWB as well. On Monday, the places switched, and Janie was WB for a 3 point major win, and sister
Giselle was RWB this time. Epic was also RWD to the major. Meanwhile,
on the east coast, in NY, Brio's Story Book Hero for Ivy Rose, Lancelot, was owner handled to two
back to back major wins by his owner, Claudia Dickinson! Out west in CA, our friends at BoJenx had a
great weekend, putting a 4 point major on BoJenx 'N Brio Midnight Train to GA @ Cibolo, Mindy (a
Skyler daughter, owned by Archie Gunter), and three BOB and a BISS on
CH Brio Cibolo Hot Tamale @ BoJenx!!! This was a winning weekend that we won't soon
forget! Congrats to all and thank you for your faith and support of our breeding program!
Denton, TX, 5/13, 14, 15/11: On Friday, Epic was WD/BOW at the NTNSA Group Specialty,
and his littermate, Brio's Breaking Story, "Buzz", was RWD/Best Puppy at his very first show!
Story was RWB. Saturday, Epic was once again WD/BOW, and his dam, Story, was WB.
On Saturday, Epic was WD and Brio's Viva la Vida was WB/BOW. Epic and Story were
handled by Whitney, Buzz by Whitney and his owner, Melissa, and Vivi was shown by
co-breeder/co-owner, Sharon. A fun weekend, for sure!
Bossier City LA, 4/25/11: Brio's Never Ending Story at Hygamble was WD/BOW for
another point, owner handled by Whitney.
Reno, Nevada, BTCA Nationals, 4/11-15/2011:
Monday, GGBTC Specialty 1: Brio 'N Hilltop's Jungle Love 4Ever "Janie" (Baron x Zuzu)
placed 1st in a very large 6-9 Puppy class, then went on to win RWB, from and entry of over
90 bitches, owner handled by Junior Handler Zoe Patton! WTG girls!
Brio's Never Ending Story at Hygamble, "Epic" (Viggo x Story) placed 2nd in the large
BBE -15 class, breeder/owner handled by Whitney. Baron grand daughter,
BoJenx 'N Brio Midnight Train to GA @ Cibolo, Mindy (CH Brio's Sky Patrol x CH Bojenx Queen Titania,
bred by Terryand Hayley Jenkins, owned by Archie Gunter), placed 1st in the Open +15lb bitch
class,handled by Hayley. Whitney also won the Open Senior Junior Handling class, with
Baron. And another Baron granddaughter, GCH Bojenx On 'N Only Rose the Riveter (CH Brio's Sonic
Boom x CH Brio Cibolo Hot Tamale at BoJenx) was Select Bitch.
Tuesday: GGBTC Specialty 2: Janie was 4th in the 6-9 Puppy Bitch class, and Whitney was
BEST JUNIOR HANDLER, with Epic (after Baron got ill and couldn't show)! Mindy won 1st in the +15
bitch class, 2nd day in a row, handled by Hayley. Another Baron daughter, Faith,
(Baron x Galaxy) bred by Sherry and Steve Patton, was 4th in a VERY large
BBE -15 bitch class! And GCH BoJenx One 'N Only Rosie the Riveter (CH Brio's Sonic Boom x
CH Brio Cibolo Hot Tamale at BoJenx), a Baron grand daughter, bred/owned/handled by Terry and
Hayley Jenkins, was Best of Opposite Sex out of the HUGE entry!
Wednesday, BTCA National Day 1: Brio 'N Hilltop's Enchanted, "Giselle" (Baron x Zuzu) made her
debut at National week in the 6-9 puppy bitch Sweepstakes class, winning 1st place, breeder/owner
handled by Whitney. She was not entered in Futurity, but litter mate Janie
placed 2nd in Futurity, coming very close to winning the class!
Thursday, BTCA Classes: Giselle placed 1st in the large 6-9 puppy bitch class, and litter
mate, Janie, placed 2nd! Both handled by their Junior handler owners. Epic was 2nd in
BBE-15 class, and Whitney went on to BEST JUNIOR HANDLER, with Baron!
Friday, Best of Breed: No big win, but CH Burling's Red Baron for Brio, RN, ROM, made
the first cut in a huge Dog Special entry, owner handled, as always, by Whitney. Baron
showed his heart out, and at almost 7 years of age, could not have looked better!
I am so proud of how all of our "kids" did this week! All of the wins were with stiff competition,
and knowing that our dogs were handled by a Junior, made them all the better. :)