Sire: Ch. Gleanntan Great
Dam: Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz
Female Born: December 28, 1999
Ch. Gleanntan Sonsie Socialite - age 9 months
Sophie at 5 months of age
Sophie is sired by Ch. Gleanntan Great Gatsby (Fitzy) out of Ch.
Gleanntan Gee Whiz (Julie). Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whiz is the littermate of Multiple
All-Breed Best in
Show, Best in Specialty Show winning Ch.
Gleanntan Gee Whillikers (Michael), (#1 Skye Terrier in the U.S. - All Systems - 2000)
July 1, 2000 - Her First Show
- A Three Point Major!
Sophie made her ring debut at age six months at the Mountaineer Kennel Club show
and captured Winners Bitch from the Puppy class for her first points - a three
July 8, 2000 - Upper Marlboro
KC - Winners Bitch -
July 22, 2000 - Nita-Nee KC - Winners Bitch -
August 5, 2000 - Penn Ridge KC
- Winners Bitch (3 pt. major) & Terrier Puppy Group 1
At the Penn Ridge KC show in New Hope, PA, Sophie was awarded Winners Bitch
for her second three point major. At this particular show, the club offered a
puppy competition which we did not realize until we were handed an orange
ribbon. So we rested up and returned to the ring for the Terrier Puppy Group.
Just prior to the Puppy Group, the adult Terrier Group competition took place
with Sophie's uncle, BIS Ch. Gleanntan Gee Whillikers taking Group 1 under judge
Gary Doerge. Sophie then entered the ring for the Puppy Group competition under
a different judge and was also awarded Group 1.
August 20, 2000 - Annapolis KC
- Winners Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex (3 pt. major)
As she approaches her eighth month, Sophie continues to make waves from the
Puppy class. At the Annapolis Kennel Club show, Sophie took Winners Bitch and
then proceeded to win Best of Opposite Sex over two bitch Specials for a three
August 27, 2000 - Best Puppy
in Match - Columbia Terrier Association of Maryland
Sophie was awarded Best Puppy in Match at the Columbia Terrier Association of
Maryland's Annual Match today. The total terrier entry on this day was 65. Our
special thanks to Smooth Fox Terrier breeder/judge Judith Franklin for this
October 8, 2000 - Best in
Sweepstakes - Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
One of our favorite activities of the Skye Terrier Club of America National
Specialty weekend is the Sweepstakes competition for puppies under 12 months of
age and juniors from 12 to 18 months of age. What makes the STCA
Specialty/Montgomery venue special is the fact that this show attracts serious
terrier people - dedicated breeders, current and future judges and committed
owners/exhibitors. To have an opportunity to present one's promising youngster to
such a group is a thrill and honor that is unsurpassed.
At the Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty - Montgomery
County Kennel Club, Sophie achieved Best Puppy in Sweepstakes from 9 to 12
Months Bitch Class under judge Virginia Latham Smith. Sophie then advanced to
meet the Best Junior in Sweepstakes dog and she was given the nod for Best in Sweepstakes. This wonderful day will long be remembered!
Gleanntan Sonsie Socialite
Best in Sweepstakes - age 9 months
Skye Terrier Club of America National Specialty
Montgomery County Kennel Club
Sunday, October 8, 2000
Judge: Virginia Latham Smith
October 21, 2000 -
Sophie earned her final two championship points today at the Upper Potomac Valley
Kennel Club show under judge Mrs. Robert D. (Polly) Smith. Handling Sophie to
her championship was co-owner, Maida Connor. We
are proud of Sophie's many accomplishments at such a young age. More
importantly, her sweet, gentle temperament make her a joy to live with.
December 17, 2000 -
Best of Breed - Lehigh Valley KC
Just two weeks before her first birthday, Sophie was entered in her
first shows as a Special. At the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club show, she took Best
of Breed honors with Best of Opposite Sex going to a four year old male Special.
December, 2000 -
Featured in Skye Ways!
Sophie is featured in the Canadian Skye Terrier newsletter, Skye Ways! Editor
Karin Armstrong had an opportunity to see Sophie at the National Specialty and
wrote the following in the December issue of Skye Ways!: "This absolutely gorgeous little
bitch, born December 28, 1999, won the Puppy Sweepstakes at Montgomery, went on
to win her championship shortly thereafter... To me, the outstanding feature of
this lovely Skye is the way she showed - with enthusiasm, vitality and spirit. I
think she is breathtaking. Do watch for her in the future: she is a
February 17, 2001
- Best of Breed & Group 4 - Elm City KC
Sophie takes Best of Breed and Terrier Group 4 at the Elm City Kennel Club
Show in Hartford, Connecticut under respected terrier judge Barbara W. Keenan.
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