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The Muska x Alp litter arrived on March 16th, 2019. Mom & babies are quietly resting, as they arrived a week earlier than expected.
Thank you to Judge: Hal Bierman for the Group 4 placement for “Ateş” @ the Silver Bay KC show in Del Mar, she went BOB both days. ASDCA was able to once again have a booth in Meet the Breed this year, it was a great success. We had some great Anatolian Shepherd dog ambassadors & we were able to do a lot of public education. A huge thank you to Rachel Amov for stepping up & volunteering to take charge of Meet the Breed.
“Ateş” recently achieved Gold Grand Championship status, making her the very first Anatolian to reach this level.
Both “Ateş” & “Stone” attended Phoenix dog shows (Working dog club, Sahuaro, and Lost Dutchman), “Ateş” got BOB all days and “Stone” got BOS all days and finished his CH.
A Group 4 placement for “Ateş” under Judge: Sharon Zaker @ Los Encinos KC
Palm Springs KC show- Select for “Ateş” for both days, BOB went to a lovely bitch bred by Lesley Brabyn. “Stone” went Best of Winners Saturday and BOS on Sunday.
December 2018-off for Christmas, no shows scheduled for the dogs.
OMG!!! unbelievable…”Ateş” just got a Group 1 at the Working Dog Club of Arizona and was BIS at the working Group show. “Ateş” won a fabulous directors chair too. She got BOB all days for this cluster.
At the Fiesta cluster we also did well, on Saturday “Ateş” got a Group 3 under Judge: James Taylor @ Scottsdale KC, Sunday she got a Group 3 under Judge: Sharon Ann Redmer @ Arrowhead KC, Monday she got another Group 3 under Judge: Anne Marie Taylor @ Arrowhead KC.
“Ateş” just made history today with her Best in Show win under Judge: Dr Steve Keating at the Concho KC dog show in Texas.
I am honored to be the owner/breeder of the very first Anatolian Shepherd dog to ever receive an AKC Best in Show, never in the 19 years since being accepted into AKC has this happened. I am grateful to the numerous individuals who had the foresight to make the necessary sacrifices to move our breed forward. These are the pioneers of our breed, the ones listed in “Ateş’s” pedigree the breeders who have followed in their footsteps are to be thanked for their wisdom and timeless dedication on behalf of the future of the breed that led to this historical and memorable event which took place in Texas today. It saddens me that thereof our founding members, bob Ballard, Quinn (Skip) Harned, & Louise Emanuel are no longer with us to have witnessed the 1st Best in Show Anatolian. I’m sure they would be proud!
Road Trip for Ric and “Ateş are enroute to the 2018 ASDCA National Specialty in Maryland. Starting off their trip with a bang with a Group 3 placement for “Ateş” under Judge: Diane Landstrom at Arizona White Mountain KC. Then off to Texas where “Ateş” gets a Group 2. She received Select at the Specialty and the following day. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for the remainder of the weekend as Ric had to return home unexpectedly.
Woohoo! Yippee! Wow! A ginormous thank you to Judge: Dr Steve Keating for the Group 1 placement on “Ateş” at the Gold Country KC show, handled by Ric Plaut.
FYI-From the Archives: Ric Plaut was the first professional handler to handle an Anatolian Shepherd in North America. In 1980he handled english import Have Tarak, owned by Stafford Prante & Yildiz Noel Chomar, owned by Quinn & Marilyn Harned at an FCM show (exhibition only) in Mexicali, Baja California. *Historical info obtained from Marilyn Harned*
I am beyond thrilled to receive a Group 3 for “Ateş” under Judge: Jan Paulk. She is very familiar with the breed, has owned them for many years, and is a mentor for ASDCA. Thank you to Judge Jan Paulk and to Ric Plaut for handling “Ateş”.
Huge Congrats to Joan Robak on her BOB win & new CH Karaboudjan’s Moondance at Islan Farms “Mia”. This is now the 5th Karaboudjan dog to finish out of my Shami x Rocky litter
ASDCA Supported Entry at Bates Nut Farm, with both Mt Palomar KC & Bahia Sur joining together for a 4 day show. Karaboudjan Anatolians racked up the trophies this weekend with BOB for “Ateş” Friday & Saturday, plus a Group 4 Friday under Judge: Polly Smith. “Xena” got two 5 point majors & “Stone” got his 2nd major ( both puppies I kept from the Muska x Phoenix litter). My most memorable moment this weekend was actually showing Shami in Veterans with her two littermate sisters, and showing both Shami and Muska (and their offspring) in Brood Bitch to Judge: Jacqueline Stacy. Our potluck was fabulous as usual. I could not show Sunday or Monday since I’m a member of Mt Palomar, but I did get to watch & hand out some great trophies to other Anatolian winners!
ASDCA Regional Specialty in Vallejo at Woofstock weekend-“Ateş” won Best in Specialty, giving her the new title BISS GCHS Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities. A ginormous thank you to Team Schultz for transporting and handling “Ateş” @ Woofstock, where she won Select on Thursday, then BOB on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.
Another great weekend for “Ateş”, a Group 4 under Judge: John Wade at the Ventura Dog Fanciers Assoc. show.
Thank you to Judge: Patricia Sosa for the Group 3 placement on “Ateş” @ the Rio Hondo show
Thank you to Judge: Eva Berg at the Lake Mathews KC show for the Group 4 on “Ateş”
Absolutely fantastic weekend for “Ateş” @ Silver State KC show, Group 2 under Judge: Jacqueline Stacy on Saturday, and a Group 4 under Judge: Terry Stacy on Sunday.
So fun to have both “Ateş” and “Shazam” invited to attend African Sundowner- Desert Style, a fundraising event by the Cheetah Conservation Fund, featuring Dr Laurie Marker. Lea & I had a great time attending this event.
Del Sur KC at Bates Nut Farm-“Ateş” gets a Group 3 under Judge: Denise Dean
Yay! A Group 4 for “Ateş” under Judge: Karne Hynek at Sequoia KC in Hanford, CA., handled by Lea Plaut.
On my way to the 2018 Westmister Dog Show in New York with “Ateş” for her 2nd year. Ric is unable to go as he recently had knee surgery so his best friends Bruce & Tara Schultz of Team Schultz have once again graciously agreed to show her. Once again “Ateş” wins BOB at Westminster under Judge: Johan Becerra-Hernandez. I had a fabulous time in NY, meeting up with great friends. Definitely a trek to fly to the East Coast, but clearly well worth it. Tara & “Ateş” looked beautiful in the Working Group at Madison Square Gardens, and as always it’s so much fun and somewhat surrealistic to see your dog on the “big screen” at the Westminster Dog Show.
Starting off the New Year right at the KC of Palm Springs dog show (one of the largest AKC Shows). Day 1 “Rowdy” (“Ateş’s” littermate brother) was BOB, “Ateş” went BOS, ½ brother Rosin (same sire *Kenzo* as “Ateş” & “Rowdy) went Winner’s Dog. Day 2 “Ateş” went BOB, and “Stone” from the Muska x Phoenix litter at his first show went Winner’s Dog for a 3 pt major.
Flying to Florida with “Ateş” & handlers Bruce and Tara Schultz for the Orlando Cluster/Royal Canin AKC’s National Championship Dog Show (previously Eukanuba). Flying a large breed dog across country is no easy task, but with Team Schultz it’s much easier and a whole lot less stressful. “Ateş” had a very successful week with 4 days of BOB wins & day 5 at took BOS to her sire Kenzo. A huge thank you to handlers extraordinaire Bruce & Tara Schultz and their assistants, Daniel Magee & Mike Berry. Such a wonderful end to a great year!
Back to back Group 4 placements for “Ateş” in Yuma under Judge: Carolyn Alexander & Robert Caswell.
Woohoo! “Ateş” got her 2nd invite to Westminster as well as getting the cover of the most recent Anatolian Times.
Thank you to Judge: Bruce Voran for the Group 2 on “Ateş” @ Madera Canyon KC show in Tucson, AZ. And thank you to Robert Scott for doing such a beautiful job of showing her in group, it was very much appreciated.
Had a fabulous time At the Living Desert Zoo attending a presentation with Shazam for their Cheetah Outreach program. I was treated to a private guided tour with some stunning animals and received a complimentary membership for bringing Shazam for their program. For those living in Southern California, if you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this zoo in Palm Desert, please do so, you won’t be disappointed.
Back to back Group 4 Placements under Judge: Dr Robert Smith & Eva Berg @ Black Mt KC of Nevada
Wow! Back to back Group 4 placements for “Ateş” under Judge: Sandy Wheat & Donnelle Richards @ Arizona White Mountain KC
2017 ASDCA NATIONAL SPECIALTY SUPPORTED ENTRY at Purina Farms: “Ateş” received BOS day 1 and 2 with some beautiful trophies (personalized Directors chair, gorgeous etched glass vase & hand painted Anatolian on an agate slab). Day 3 she got BOB & a Group 4 under Judge Anne Marie Taylor @ Jefferson County KC.
I’m thrilled to have received both the 2016 Gold Leash and Gold Guardian award for “Ateş”, in addition to have her name added to the Peki perpetual trophy for Best Opposite Sex (donated by Quinn/Marilyn Harned) & the Best Female perpetual trophy (donated by Candice Wolf). The ASDCA Gold Leash is awarded to the Anatolian that has defeated more dogs (all breed), & the Gold Guardian is awarded to the Anatolian that has defeated more Anatolian Shepherd Dogs than any other during the calendar year in AKC competition. Thank you to handler extraordinaire Ric Plaut for making this Road Trip so successful.
Woohoo! What a wonderful start to the Road Trip! “Ateş”-Group 4 under Judge: Cindy Meyer, & a Group 1 from both Judge: Bruce Voran & Col. Joe Purkhiser @ Panhandle KC in Texas
*ROAD TRIP: Handler Ric Plaut leaves San Diego with “Ateş” & her best friend “Betsy” (Top winning Chessie extraordinaire) for the ASDCA National Specialty in St. Louis, Missouri.*
“Ateş”-Group 4 under Judge Donnelle Richards @ Santa Ana Valley KC
“Ateş”-Group 4 under Judge: John Ramirez @ Richmond Dog Fanciers Club, Inc.
Back to back BOB & Grp placements at ASDCA supported entry at Bahia Sur. Huge thanks to Judge Dr Ron Spritzer for the Grp 3 & to Judge John Constantine for the Grp 4.
A huge thank you to Ric Plaut for driving “Ateş” all the way unto Vallejo to show at Woofstock for the ASDCA Supported entry.”Ateş” got such a beautiful trophy (an original watercolor painting of an Anatolian and a lamb) for BOS under Judge: Robin Stansell. Thank you to Lesley Brabyn for such lovely trophies and for hosting this supported entry.
*The Muska x Phoenix Litter has arrived* Mom and babies are doing fine. We have a total of 10 puppies, with 7 boys and 3 girls. of these we have 4 Dutch marked boys (2 are Pinto).
Meanwhile “Ateş” got a Group 3 placement under Judge: Dr Steve Keating @ Shasta KC
Yay! It’s confirmed- Muska is officially pregnant, bred to BISS CH Carpe Diem’s Phoenix at Sakarya.
Thank you to Judge: Eric Liebes for the Group 4 placement @ Del Sur KC at Bates Nut Farm
Great weekend for “Ateş” with a Group 3 from Judge: Robert Caswell on Saturday and a Group from Judge: Judy Daniels on Sunday. Handled as always by Ric Plaut.
BOB all weekend for “Ateş” and a Group 4 from Judge: Rolland Pollard @ Sequoia KC
Wow! a Group 4 for “Ateş” under Judge: Bruce Voran @ the Beverly Hills KC show.
BOB for “Ateş” at Silver Bay KC show in Del Mar. As always, lots of fun at this local show by the ocean.
Warming up for Westminster with 3 BOB wins and 1 BOS win.
Woooohoo! “Ateş” won BOB at Westminster under Judge: Jon Cole, handled by Ric Plaut. This is my first time in NY, it’s pretty exciting I must say. Showing at Madison Square Gardens was beyond cool. It’s something else seeing your dog on national live TV. I had a fabulous time sightseeing, visiting the AKC museum, seeing a play, eating great food and taking in the sights and sounds of New York. All in all it was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you to Ric Plaut for making the trip.
Starting off the year with back to back BOB wins at Palm Springs. Continuing through the end of January with 4 BOB wins and @ BOS wins.
*Fabulous end to 2016*
“Ateş” GCHB Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities ranked as the #1 Anatolian in both Breed and Group points
“Rowdy” GCH Karaboudjan’s Valley of Fire ranked as the #6 Anatolian, owned by Ray & Amy Pong, (littermate to Ateş)
“Shazam” GCH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell ranked as the # 9 Anatolian
“Ateş” continues to do well, finishing up the year with BOB at Shoreline and BOS at Malibu.
Awesome! BOB & a Group 2 placement for Ateş @ Imperial Valley KC under Judge Robert Caswell, handled by Lea Plaut
Another BOB & Group placement (#4) for “Ateş” @Mesilla Valley KC, AZ under Judge Thomas Stanfield, handled by Ric Plaut
Wow! Ateş is on FIRE! BOB & a Group 2 under Judge Terry Stacy @ White Mountain KC, AZ handled by Ric Plaut
Team Alibi is rocking it- BOB & a Group 2 from Gary Anderson @ White Mountain KC, AZ handled by Ric Plaut
Another great weekend! Cabrillo KC: BOB for “Ateş” on Saturday & BOB for “Shazam” on Sunday. Thank you Team Alibi Acres!
Woohoo! A big thank you to Ric Plaut & Team Alibi Acres!
BOB for “Ateş” GCH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities Friday @ Channel City KC
BOB Saturday @ Santa Maria KC & a Group 3 placement under Judge Jeraldine Crandall.
And BOB Sunday @ Santa Maria KC
Great weekend @ Ventura with “Ateş” GCH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities going BOB 2 days & “Shazam” GCHB Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell 1 day. Ateş made the cut twice in group. Thank you Team Alibi Acres, Ric Plaut, & Lea Plaut!!!
Yay! “Ates” won BOB Saturday at Bahia Sur KC/ASDCA Supported Entry, “Muska won BOS on Sunday, both handled by Ric Plaut.
Fantastic! Another Group 3 placement for “Ates” GCH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities under Judge Steve Keating at the Coronado KC show in Albuquerque, New Mexico, handled by Ric Plaut.
“Ates” is now GCH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities, finishing at the Silver Bay KC dog show in Del Mar under Judge Douglas Holloway, handled by Lea Plaut. Litter mate “Rowdy” is now CH Karaboudjan’s Valley of Fire, also handled by Ric & Lea Plaut.
Group 3 placement for 10 month old “Ateş” CH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities under Judge: Gary Anderson @ Sahuaro State KC show in Arizona. Handled by Ric Plaut.
Say hello to my new special!
CH Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities “Ates”
A huge thanks to Judge: Marcie Dobkin for awarding my 9 month old puppy Ates BOB over 4 specials @ the Palm Springs KC show. And a big thank you to Ric & Lea Plaut @ Alibi Acres for handling her.
Very pleased with my 7 ½ month old puppy “Ateş” Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities from the Shami x Kenzo litter. She was beautifully handled by Bruce Schultz this weekend @ Yuma & got BOB 2 days & BOS 1 day over specials. BTW they were my specials: (Shazam & Muska).
Yay Muska! GCH Karaboudjan’s Moonfire Magick was
BOB both Saturday & Sunday at Riverside KC dog show under judges: Adrian Woodfork & Charles Trotter, handled by Ric Plaut.
The Shami x Kenzo puppies debuted @ Black Mountain KC show dog in Primm, Nevada. “Ates” was BOS both days, “Raif” (owned by Ric & Wanda Crook) was WD both days. “Mozzy” (owned by Rachel Amov) took BOB on Friday at the Breeders Sweepstakes. All in all was a great 1st show!
Unbelievable!!! Another group placement for Shazam!
Ric Plaut, you ROCK!!!!
A Grp 4 under Judge: Thomson Stansfield @ Mesilla Valley KC in Alamogordo, NM, handled by Ric Plaut.
Shazam got a Grp 4 placement under Judge Ken Murray, handled by Ric Plaut @ Chaparral KC dog show in Alamogordo, NM.
Go Team Alibi Acres!!!
Way to Go! “Shazam” GCH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell, handled by Ric Plaut got a Grp 4 placement under Judge Steve Keating at the Grand Valley KC show in Grand Junction, Colorado.
*Shami x Kenzo* puppies 2nd all breed puppy match @ Silver Bay KC.
“Ateş” Karaboudjan’s Bonfire of the Vanities wins BOB, a Grp 1, & Reserve Best in Show!!! A huge thanks to Judge Martin Cabral. Brother “Raif” Karaboudjan’s Red Hot Firecracker took BOS.
“Mozzy” Karaboudjan’s Gypsy Fire (owned by Rachel Amov) got a Grp 3 at the last puppy match, & “Rango” Karaboudjan’s Fire-Storm (owned by Carol White) got a Grp 2 earlier this month at Sir Francis Drake KC in Vallejo, CA.
“Muska” GCH Karaboudjan’s Moonfire Magick wins BOB both days at South Bay KC, presented by Ric Plaut
“Shazam” GCH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell gets a Group 3 placement under judge Steven Gladstone at the Hangtown KC in Placerville, CA. Expertly handled by Ric Plaut.
Woohoo! “Shazam” GCH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell, handled by Ric Plaut got a Group 3 under Judge Steven Keating.
Del Sur KC dog show @ Bates Nut Farm: BOB “Shazam” shown by Ric Plaut, BOS “Muska” shown by Lea Plaut, both under Judge Steven Gladstone.
And the 4th puppy from the Shami x Rocky litter to finish their Championship: “Ziva”, now CH Karaboudjan’s Dark Side of the Moon, shown by Dick Greaver, owned by Sharron & Stanley Dalton.
On Sunday, “Shazam” again was BOB & “Muska” got her last point for her GCH.
Scottsdale Fiesta Cluster Dog Show, AZ: “Shazam” GCH Karaboudjan Mystic Moonspell, shown by Ric Plaut is BOB all 4 days! BOB under Judges: Adrian Woodfork, Ken Murray, Wm Sahloff and Michael Faulkner.
Lost Dutchman KC dog show in AZ: BOB brother “Blackjack” owner/handler Loralee Johnson, congratulations to her on her 2nd Major & NEW CH Karaboudjan’s Moonlight Gambler. BOS “Muska” shown by Ric Plaut. This is now the 3rd puppy finishing out of the Shami x Rocky litter at 17 months old.
Sahuaro State KC dog show in AZ: BOB “Shazam” shown by Ric Plaut. Brother “Blackjack” got BOW & his 1st Major-owner/handler Loralee Johnson.
Sahuaro State KC dog show in AZ: BOB “Shazam” & BOS “Muska”, both handled by Ric Plaut/Alibi Acres. Brother “Blackjack” got BOW.
Great weekend at Orange Empire: 2 BOB’s on Friday for Shazam, 2 BOS’s on Friday for Muska. Saturday: BOS for Shazam, & sister Ziva took BOB over specials, Muska got Select. Sunday: BOB for Shazam, Muska got Select. Both dogs handled by Alibi Acres-Ric & Lea Plaut.
What a great way to start out 2015!
Palm Springs KC show: BOB “Shazam” both Saturday & Sunday, sister “Muska” got BOS on Sunday plus a major. Both dogs handled by Alibi Acres. Littermates: “Athena” won WB on Saturday & “Ziva” WB on Sunday.
“Muska” beat brother “Shazam” all four days for BOB at Shoreline & Malibu KC dog show. Handled by Lea Plaut
Woohoo! “Shazam” is now GCH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell
San Gabriel KC dog show: BOB “Shazam” both saturday & sunday under judges Eric Ringle and Linda Riedel, shown by Ric Plaut. BOS sister “Ziva” on saturday, shown by Joseph Berkau, owned by Sharron & Stan Dalton. BOS “Muska” on sunday, shown by Ric Plaut.
A huge congratulations to my good friend, my breeder & mentor, Marilyn Harned of Sakarya Anatolians for winning BOB at this years ASDCA National Speciality with her beautiful dog “Amadeus” GCH Carpe Diem’s Amadeus, shown by Ric Plaut PHA, owned by Marilyn & Quinn Harned, Laura Edstrom-Smith & James Smith, bred by Laura Edstrom-Smith.
WTG Big A and Ric!
My 2nd homebred NEW CH Karaboudjan’s Moonfire Magick “Muska” (also from the Shami x Rocky litter) finishing at 14 months with BOB & a 5-point major under Donavon Thompson at Black Mtn KC in Las Vegas, NV
Shown by Ric Plaut, PHA
“Shazam” CH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell gets a Group 3 placement under Judge: Col. Purkhiser at Mesilla Valley KC in New Mexico
Shown by Ric Plaut, PHA
Woohoo! “Shazam” gets BOB at Mensona KC show in Santa Rosa, Calif. beating two top winning specials under Australian judge: John Burgess
Shown by Ric Plaut, PHA
My 1st homebred NEW CH Karaboudjan’s Mystic Moonspell
“Shazam” finished his CH with another major at this weekends ASDCA supported entry at Bahia Sur KC at just 9 months. “Shazam” is from the Shami x Rocky Litter
Shown by Ric Plaut, PHA