Verity had not attended an Irish Wolfhound Association of the West Coast specialty show since she won Best of Breed in 2008.
On July 28-29, 2011, she returned.
This time she brought her daughter, Rose, with her.
Gryffindor's Wild Rose O'Starry Glen © Pat Murkland
Rose won first place in the 12-18 month puppy bitch class on both days of this year's back-to-back specialties under two breeder judges.
Then on the second day, she won Reserve Winner's Bitch!
We are deeply appreciative to Breeder-Judge Tom Powers.
Rose flies around the ring. © Pat Murkland
We thank Breeder-Judge Dr. Lynn Simon for his kind remarks on Thursday about Rose's conformation.
Dr. Simon examines Rose. © Pat Murkland
Rose had fun!
We thank our handlers Bill Buell & Erin Hines.
And her mother, who loves being with her.
Rose in the ring. © Pat Murkland
On Friday, we were again thrilled when Mr. Powers chose Verity as his champion select bitch, earning a major toward her Grand Champion title.
Verity at age 5. © Pat Murkland
Verity went back into the ring with Rose and her handsome son Colin, and won Brood Bitch.
While at the specialty, Verity also earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.
So, now she's BSS CH Glenamadda Starkeeper Verity, CGC.