May 23, 1999 - July 1, 2008
is with deep sadness and regret that I must tell you that our first homebred
champion, Alfie, crossed the rainbow bridge recently peacefully in the arms
of my husband and Jim by his side at the Animal Hospital of Ft. Lauderdale.
After being admitted to the hospital and progressively getting worse, we
could no longer allow him to suffer. My husband is a terrible mess over
this, so very sensitive. He had to afterwards drive home over an hour alone
in a terrible thunder storm.
Alfie was my very special heart dog and best friend, always so close, giving
those double kisses with love in his eyes. He will be terribly missed. My
love... my heart is broken...
Our First Homebred Champion
Ch Silver Trails WYSIWYG "Alfie" Sire of 2 pointed kids!
as of March 6, 2004 at 4 years
Alfie, yet another
very loyal sheltie of mine. Many people contact me for companion pet females
but Alfie is a fine example and the reason why I promote the males as
companions. He is very affectionate and if not for the girls in season, would
be my constant companion. Yes, you guessed it, the girls come first. As a
stud, he has a very high libido and is currently our only "natural
breeder" here at Silver Trails. So much so that he is double locked in
his crate when girls come to visit his dad, Spanky. He throws a pretty
expression and sweet eye and when bred to girls with decent conformation,
produces pretty and correct. Alfie is Kiki's
sire who reserved as a puppy several times in limited showing. As an example
of what Alfie can produce:
This is Alfalfa, a young Alfie son, owned by Joe and
Another Alfie kid - Silver Trails Valentino "Rudy" (Major Pointed)
On 12/8/07, Saturday, at the Miami show in FL and under Judge Pat Hastings,
my Alfie/Annie son, Alfalfa, took Reserve Winner's Dog, Best of Breed
Puppy and Puppy Group 2. It was very exciting and thrilling since it was his
very first show. It was an especially great win because I am a huge fan of
Judge Hastings and to have one of my puppies acknowledged is a dream come
is Blossom, an Alfie daughter. What a face!
Another beautiful Alfie daughter
Jim and Alfie just seconds
BISS Champion Royl Marchwind User Friendly Friendly x
- Lakeland-Winter Haven Kennel Club Best of Breed
Over Specials and a
Group 4 under Judge Mrs. Lee Canalizo handled by Jim Efron
07/07/01 - Greater
Venice Florida Dog Club WD under Judge Mrs. Kathleen O. Steen
04/06/01 - Lake Eustis
Kennel Club WD under Judge Mrs. Patricia Starkweather
04/07/01 - Greater
Ocala Dog Club WD under Judge Nicholas P. Apollony
04/08/01 - Greater
Gainesville Dog Fanciers WD under Dr. Sam F. Burke, Jr.
Shetland Sheepdog Club Of Southeast Florida Specialty - WD under
Barbara B. Wright
09/22/02 - Boca Raton
Dog Club - RWD under Judge Robert S. Forsyth
10/25/03 - Caribe
Kennel Club - Major RWD under Judge Paula Hartinger
01/17/04 - Clearwater
Kennel Club - Major RWD under Judge Roger R. Hartinger
01/18/04 - Pasco
Florida Kennel Club - WD (3 pt. major) under Judge Col. Joe B. Purkhiser
03/06/04 - Palm
Beach County Dog Fanciers - WD (3 pt. major) under Judge Carmen Battaglia
Alfie is now proven
having sired a litter of puppies, 4 girls and 2 boys, on April 26, 2003, out of
Heart Lakes Circle of Life "Kiara."
On Sunday, February 13,
2000, in Lakeland, FL, before Conformation Judge Barbara Wright, Silver Trails
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) "Alfie" and his mom (me! LOL)
won Bred By Exhibitor at the TBASSC Specialty.
On Sunday, June
4, 2000, in Miami (South Dade Kennel Club) before Judge Dr. Robert J. Berndt,
Spanky and his handler, Mary MacDonald won Best of Breed and Group 2 and on the
same day before the same Judge, Alfie and his mom won Best of Breed Bred By
Exhibitor and Group 1 Bred By Exhibitor.
Father & Son