NEWS

 

8.29.19

Our hearts are shattered. Fly high, my sweet girl.

8.27.19

So very proud of GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light in the Darkness, CGC CGCU TKA! He is the very first of the Dykumos family to achieve his Advanced Trick Dog title! 

8.15.19

This stud muffin just earned his CGCU title, and now goes by GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness CGC CGCU TKI!

8.12.19

A big shout out to DUKE – Dykumos Southern Royalty Duke The Merciful Knight -and to his owner on passing AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy exam! 

8.11.19

Congrats to NUKE – Dykumos DEFCON 1 Burning Up The Sky – and his owner on their fabulous ring debut with a Puppy Group 2! 

8.11.19

Group 3 and his first CAC for OBI – Dykumos Obi-Wan Kenobi – in France today! Huge congratulations, Nathalie!

8.11.19

PHANTOM – Dykumos The End Is The Beginning At Trailhead – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Arkansas Kennel Club. JUDGE: Ms Joanne (Jan) N Paulk.

8.10.19

PHANTOM – Dykumos The End Is The Beginning At Trailhead – WINNERS DOG and PUPPY GROUP 2 at Arkansas Kennel Club. JUDGE: Mrs Molly Martin.

7.28.10

So happy to hear that QI’RA – Dykumos First Light In The Sky – just earned her AKC S.T.A.R. certificate at just 4 months of age!

7.21.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Galveston County Kennel Club in Texas. JUDGE: Ms Gay H Dunlap.

7.18.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Houston Kennel Club in Texas. JUDGE: Mr Luis F Sosa.

7.13.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – WINNERS DOG at Bexar County Kennel Club Inc. in Texas. JUDGE: Dr Donald A Gill.

7.12.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – WINNERS DOG at Kennel Club of Greater Victoria in Texas. JUDGE: Mrs Barbara Dempsey Alderman.

7.11.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Bexar County Kennel Club in Texas. JUDGE: Mrs Susan St John-Brown.

7.7.19

BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer, CGC – SELECT DOG at Greater Dekalb Kennel Club in Illinois. JUDGE: Mrs. Susan St. John Brown.

7.6.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH and her sire BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer, CGC – SELECT DOG at Greater Dekalb Kennel Club in Illinois. JUDGE Mr. Richard Paquette.

6.27.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Oklahoma City Kennel Club. JUDGE: Mrs Patricia V Trotter.

6.17.19

MOOSE – Dykumos Mufasa Chase The Sky had a fabulous first time ring experience at ICKC shows in Oklahoma. At just 13 weeks of age, Moose brought home a Best Puppy in Show and a Reserve Best Puppy In Show! 

6.16.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH and her sire BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer, CGC – SELECT DOG  at Chicagoland Hound Association Specialty in Illinois. JUDGE: Mr. Jon Titus Steele.

6.9.19

So glad to hear that PHANTOM – Dykumos The End Is The Beginning At Trailhead earned his IABCA National Puppy Champion title and also won a Puppy Group 2 placement!

6.3.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Missouri Rhineland Kennel Club in Missouri. JUDGE: Ms. Kalen Dumke.

6.2.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG at Missouri Rhineland Kennel Club in Missouri. JUDGE: Robin Hug.

6.1.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – WINNERS BITCH for her first major at Fox River Valley Kennel Club in Illinois. JUDGE: Dr. Ronald I. Spritzer.

6.1.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – WINNERS DOG at Mississippi Valley Kennel Club in Missouri. JUDGE: John P Wade.

5.31.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – WINNERS DOG at Mississippi Valley Kennel Club in Missouri. JUDGE: Mr. Harold “Red” Tatro III.

5.30.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – WINNERS DOG and BEST OF WINNERS at Gateway Hound Specialty in Gray Summit, MO. JUDGE: Pamela S Lambie.

5.25.19

MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC – WINNERS BITCH for a 4 point major at Grand Rapids Kennel Club in Michigan. JUDGE: Ms. Barbara J. O’Neill. Meeya also started her OFA health testing and passed her eye exam.

5.24.19

MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Holland Michigan Kennel Club in Michigan. JUDGE: Mr. James E. Frederiksen.

5.19.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane– RESERVE WINNERS DOG and PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star CGCA TKN – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Durango Kennel Club in New Mexico. JUDGE: Mrs Anne Katona.

5.18.19

PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star CGCA TKN – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Durango Kennel Club in New Mexico. JUDGE: Mr Garry K Newton.

5.17.19

ROC – Dykumos Roc’n That Hurricane – RESERVE WINNERS DOG and PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star CGCA TKN – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Durango Kennel Club in New Mexico. JUDGE: Mr Robert J Shreve.

4.28.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – WINNERS BITCH and BEST OF WINNERS at Mattoon Kennel Club in Illinois. JUDGE: Mr. Luis F. Sosa.

4.27.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Champaign Illinois Kennel Club. JUDGE: Mrs. Debbie Campbell-Freeman.

4.26.19

VIVIAN – Dykumos Chava’s Gone With The Wind – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Sandemac Kennel Club in Illinois. JUDGE: Mr. Garry K. Newton.

4.7.19

MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC – WINNERS BITCH at Saginaw Valley Kennel Club in Michigan. JUDGE: Mr. Roger R. Hartinger.

4.6.19

MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC – RESERVE WINNERS BITCH at Saginaw Valley Kennel Club in Michigan. JUDGE: Mr. Robert D. Ennis.

3.26.19

Some excellent news for Peaches from OFA!  Excellent hips and normal elbows (prelim) as well as normal thyroid, patellas, and cardiac. Full dentition. 

Healthy body, healthy mind!

3.24.19

Yet another fabulous weekend for Peaches and her handler Kari Adams! Peaches won her class at both RRCUS Supported shows adjacent to the Regional Specialty.

 

3.17.19

Peaches had a wonderful ring debut with her handler Kari Adams at massive Kentuckiana shows in Lexington.  She did very well, especially for a completely green dog, and won her class all our days! Good job, team!

3.11.2019

Some very happy mail for Peaches!

3.6.19

PHANTOM – Dykumos The End Is The Beginning At Trailhead – has just earned his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate and is getting ready for his ring debut. We are so proud of him and his owner Debbie!

2.24.19

Glad to hear that Peaches’ sister KHALEESI – Dykumos The Spark That Will Light The Fire  – had a great ring debut in Del Mar, CA and came home with fabulous Reserve Winners ribbons!

2.23.19

We had a fabulous day attending a dog show in Tampa, where Isis, Chava, Hattie, Vera, Flash, and Flirt had an opportunity to be temperament tested by ATTS. I am very pleased to say that all the girls passed their test with flying colors and all earned their TT title!
I strongly believe that stable temperament is the most important quality of any dog, just like health! The looks and titles will always come secondary to health and temperament in my book.
Here is an excerpt from ATTS’ page that outlines what this temperament test is all about:
“The ATTS test focuses on and measures different aspects of temperament such as stability, shyness, aggressiveness, and friendliness as well as the dog’s instinct for protectiveness towards its handler and/or self-preservation in the face of a threat. The test is designed for the betterment of all breeds of dogs and takes into consideration each breed’s inherent tendencies.
The test simulates a casual walk through the park or neighborhood where everyday life situations are encountered. During this walk, the dog experiences visual, auditory and tactile stimuli. Neutral, friendly and threatening situations are encountered, calling into play the dog’s ability to distinguish between non-threatening situations and those calling for watchful and protective reactions.”
Feel free to visit their page and learn more about the work they do: https://atts.org/

2.22.19

Some wonderful news for Vera and Irma! Both girls earned their Trick Dog Novice titles! Not just the looks, not the just the looks, haha!

 

12.24.18

As this year comes to an end, I would like to send much love to our Dykumos family and friends!

I wanted to let you know that I am grateful to be a part of your lives and I wanted to thank you for not only giving our Dykumos babies the most loving homes, but for also giving them opportunities to train, learn, compete, and shine in so many venues! There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your smiling faces and their smiling faces on your shiny days! It truly is what makes it all worth it!

So thank you, our wonderful puppy people, for all that you do for and with our puppies! You are all amazing!

I also want to thank all of the breeders of our dogs and all the breeders who entrusted us with continuing the legacy of their RRs through the studs we were lucky to include in our breeding program. I cannot imagine my life without a big happy RR family curling up around me! If there is heaven of earth, this is what it must look like!

So thank you, Yvette de HaartMilada KrchnavaLin HainlenHelen McCuneMartine HarmValerie MichaudMinna Anneli FältJari Fält Uwanja’sElisabeth Svendsen-Edelrood EmilLinda FriedlandEmma FriedlandŠárka Kůtová PártlováCaroline Olausson GraflundJulie Eschilling, and Gared Chastain. Without you, none of these amazing dogs would exist!

I am wishing all of you Merry Christmas and a phenomenal 2019!

 

Here is the list of all the 2018 titles earned by our dogs and dogs bred by us:

SC – Senior Courser
MEILE – INT CH A Reason 2 Believe Luanda, CGC JC SC VFCH (Lex X Ani)

CAA – Coursing Ability Advanced
BAYLI – Dykumos Order of the Phoenix, CAA BCAT (Beau X Hera)

BCAT – Beginner’s Coursing Ability Test
BAYLI – Dykumos Order of the Phoenix, CAA BCAT (Beau X Hera)

TKI – Intermediate Trick
CHAVA – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGCA CGCU TDI ET RE TKI (Makari X Chikumbi)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness, CGC TKI (Daario x Hattie)
HATTIE – GCH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGCA CGCU TDI RAE RATN TKI ORT123 (Ra X Isis)

TKN – Novice Trick
CHAVA – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGCA CGCU TDI ET RE TKI (Makari X Chikumbi)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness, CGC TKI (Daario x Hattie)
HATTIE – GCH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGCA CGCU TDI RAE RATN TKI ORT123 (Ra X Isis)
ISIS – AM GCH CH CAN CH Votre Amour AF, CGCA CGCU TDI RE ET HIC TKN HRQ1&2 (Ceasar X Neila)
NYSSA – Dykumos Eyes On Fire, CGC TDI RE TKN (Thomba X Anora)

RI – Intermediate Rally
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)

RN – Novice Rally
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)

CGCU – Urban Canine Good Citizen
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)
VERA – NIC JCH Dykumos Vera Looking Up, CGCA CGCU (Bolo X Hera)

CGCA – Advanced Canine Good Citizen
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)
OBI – Dykumos Eye Of The Storm, CGCA (Harvey X Chava)
PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star, CGCA (Daario X Hattie)
VERA – NIC JCH Dykumos Vera Looking Up, CGCA CGCU (Bolo X Hera)

CGC – Canine Good Citizen
BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer, CGC (Hapi X Hera)
CHARLIE – Dykumos The Lone Ranger, CGC (Harvey X Chava)
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness, CGC TKI (Daario x Hattie)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)
LILY – Dykumos Isivunguvungu The Calm After The Storm, CGC (Harvey X Chava)
MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC (Daario X Hattie)
OBI – Dykumos Eye Of The Storm, CGCA (Harvey X Chava)
PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star, CGCA (Daario X Hattie)
VERA – NIC JCH Dykumos Vera Looking Up, CGCA CGCU (Bolo X Hera)

Achiever Dog
CHAVA – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGCA CGCU TDI ET RE TKI (Makari X Chikumbi)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
HATTIE – GCH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGCA CGCU TDI RAE RATN TKI ORT123 (Ra X Isis)
ISIS – AM GCH CH CAN CH Votre Amour AF, CGCA CGCU TDI RE ET HIC TKN HRQ1&2 (Ceasar X Neila)
NYSSA – Dykumos Eyes On Fire, CGC TDI RE TKN (Thomba X Anora)

S.T.A.R. Puppy
ARYA – Dykumos Resistance Is Futile (Daario X Hattie)
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness, CGC TKI (Daario x Hattie)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)
OBI – Dykumos Eye Of The Storm, CGCA (Harvey X Chava)
PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star, CGCA (Daario X Hattie)

AKC pointed
CHAKA – Dykumos Sucha Thriller (Horus X Chava)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
MEEYA – Dykumos Hope Is Small But It Is Everything, CGC (Daario X Hattie)
PEACHES – Dykumos Baby I’m A Star, CGCA (Daario X Hattie)

AKC major pointed
SUNI – Dykumos Sungazer Of Silverback (Arlo X Hattie)
BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer, CGC (Hapi X Hera)

MX CH – Mexican Champion
AMOUR – NIC, MX, INT CH Dykumos Long Awaited (Horus X Bella)

INT CH – Intermediate Champion
AMOUR – NIC, MX, INT CH Dykumos Long Awaited (Horus X Bella)

RATI – Barn Hunt Instinct
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)
IRMA – Dykumos Rock You Like A Hurricane, CGCA CGCU RN RATI (Harvey x Chava)

IABCA
FLASH – IABCA CH Catch Me If You Can Lebombo, CGCA CGCU RATI (Eros X Zarra)
FLIRT – IABCA CH Caught You Looking Lebombo CGCA CGCU RI TKI RATI (Eros X Zarra)

Nosework Exam
CAIRO – Multi CH INT CH Dykumos Deives Odakota DeCairo (Lennox X Isis)

FCI puppy shows (France)
OBI – Dykumos Obi-Wan Kenobi (Daario X Hattie)

       7.22.18

Another great day of rally for FLIRT, who earned her Rally Intermediate title, and IRMA, who picked up the first two legs for Rally Novice title.

7.20.18

So very thrilled to report excellent OFA results for the twinsies FLASH (Catch Me If You Can Lebombo) and FLIRT (Caught You Looking Lebombo, RN CGCA) – excellent hips and normal elbows (prelim); thyroid, patellas, and heart normal; full dentition; blue dilute D/D (not carriers) for BOTH girls! Healthy kids are happy kids (and a very happy Asta)!!!

Sire: EROS – Multi BISS, Multi CH Elangeni BraveheartRules 🇦🇺🇸🇪
Dam: ZARRA – Multi CH Dykumos Sucha Blonde Ambition🇺🇸🇨🇿

7.7.18

Happy birthday to our amazing twinsies, Flash and Flirt! They have brought so much action and so much joy to our home! I want to thank Sarka, Caroline, and Linda for making this dream litter a reality!

7.1.18

So proud of GANTU (Daario x Hattie) who has earned his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate and then earned his very first AKC title – Novice Trick Dog! Gantu is only 5 months old and is working on his CGC training now! Well done, Melissa Nute! What a team you two are!

GANTU – Dykumos A Shining Light In The Darkness, TKN

6.19.18

Thrilled to hear that Obi (Harvey x Chava) has just earned his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate and CGC title at just 8 months of age! I cannot tell you how much I love temperaments and personalities on these babies! Thank you, Valerie Michaud, for letting me include Harvey in our breeding program!

OBI – Dykumos Eye Of The Storm, CGC.
Photo courtesy of Obi’s owner Jenny Colin McCulley.

6.15.18

Flirt is loving rally ring! She just picked up two Rally Intermediate legs in one day at Tampa show!

6.1.18

A bit of happy mail from AKC.

4.29.18

So thrilled to announce that Flirt has just earned her Rally Novice title! I love this girl’s brain! 

4.22.18

Sisters FLASH and FLIRT had a very busy but fun weekend at IABCA shows in Ocala, FL. They both earned all three available puppy titles and each won a Puppy Group 2 and Puppy Group 3. Nice way to test out those show boots!
Of course, their most favorite part of the weekend was getting a chance to run like wildwomen through big open flower fields.

4.1.18

Flirt had a wonderful debut in AKC conformation ring and has also earned her first Rally Novice leg this weekend! I am especially proud of it because all this happened in a dirt arena – a highly distracting surface for newbies, and especially for the ones who have never seen one and who have never met horses before.

3.15.18

I am so proud of our little Flirt! Today she earned her first two AKC titles – Canine Good Citizen and AKC Community Canine! Flirt is only 8 months old and now goes by FLIRT – Caught You Looking Lebombo, CGC CGCA .

3.1.18

I am so proud of FLIRT who just earned her AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate!

1.1.18

Happy New Year from Dykumos Hounds! May this year bring everyone joy, adventure, and sheer happiness!

We have many more 2017 news to share and new additions to introduce, but finding time for the computer in our very dynamic and busy life has been a bit of a challenge. Then again, perhaps it is better to be out there living life and making new adventures happen than spending that time remembering the old ones?

6.25.17

Best of Winners and BOS for ZULU – Dykumos Warrior of the Sun – and Reserve for VERA – Dykumos Vera Looking Up – in Orlando today!

6.23.17

Best of Breed for VERA – Dykumos Vera Looking Up – and Cassandra over special in Orlando today!

6.15.17

CHAVA had a double awesome day today. She passed all the testing with flying colors and earned two new titles in one day – CGCA (Advanced Canine Good Citizen) and CGCU (Urban Canine Good Citizen).

CHAVA – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGCA CGCU ET TDI RE (Pronkberg Makari x Mafinga Chikara Chikumbi)

6.3.17

VEGAS – Dykumos Mojave Summer – and his half sister VERA – Dykumos Vera Looking Up – Best of Winners, Winners Dog and Winners Bitch as a team today!

6.3.17

Happy to hear that BAYLI  – Dykumos Order of the Phoenix – earned her CA title today! Huge congratulations, Cathy Jerdon! Proud of you both! 🎉🏆

6.2.17

New Champion photo for birthday boy BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – who finished this April with three majors. Brody is owned by Juli Valdez and resides in Chicago.

  

6.1.17

Happy to hear that VEGAS – Dykumos Mojave Summer – went Best of Winners at his debut show in Concord, NC!

5.25.17

VERA’S – Dykumos Vera Looking Up – joint results are in:
Hips Excellent (HD A/A)
Elbows Normal (ED 0/0)
She is also DD and Bb.

5.22.17

The results are back and HATTIE – GCH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI RAE RATI RATN ORT 1,2,3 – is JME clear (N/N)! 🌞
So far 7 Dykumos RRs (and one son of Horus) have been tested for JME, and all came back as non-carriers. That just gives us more options for our future breeding plans. You can click here to access Hattie’s result page. 

5.18.17

Thrilled to share that Horus’ son JUNI – CH Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – is JME clear (N/N). Very happy for you, Marie, Angela, and Kristie.

5.11.17

More OFA news for BRODY – CH Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – thyroid normal!

5.6.17

Introducing 🎉NEW Dykumos CHAMPION 🎉 BRODY – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer (Hapi x Hera) – who finished with yet another 4pt major today in Jefferson, WI!!!

5.5.17

Happy to hear that BRODY – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – took Best of Winners in Jefferson, WI! Huge congratulations to Brody’s owner Juli Valdez!

5.5.17

HERUTĖ – LT & LV CH Dykumos Red Summer Rain – has her own homepage now!

5.4.17

Today my sweet Isis turns 10 years old!

We have shared so many amazing moments together, taken incredible hikes in the East and the West, done crazy swims in the North and the South, visited mountais, oceans, forests, and the desert, shared life-changing family moments, traveled across over 30 states and lived in 4 different states together. Isis has been my rock, my partner in crime, and my loyal companion through it all. I treasure all the wonderful memories that we share.

Happy birthday, my sweet girl! Wishing you many more!

4.29.17

Winners Dog for BRODY – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – at Birch Run in MI today!

4.23.17

Happy to hear that UCHAWI – Dykumos Magical Charm – won Open Class in Rügen under judge Timmy U. Ralfe (South Africa).
Huge congratulations to Uchawi’s owner Xenia Friedrich! 🎊

4.21.17

Happy to report that HORUS – AM & CAN CH Dykumos Sucha Throwback, CGC TDI RN SC – is JME clear (N/N).

4.20.17

Vera – Dykumos Vera Looking Up – is D/D – not a carrier of dilute blue gene.
She is B/b – a carrier of liver gene by parentage.

4.20.17

Happy to hear that CAIRO – Dykumos Deivės Odakota DeCairo – is JME clear (N/N)! Cairo is owned by Lenka and Bara and resides in Czech Republic.

 

4.9.17

More great show news, this time from Newfoundland, where NOVA – Dykumos Shine On SuperNova – took a Group 3, a Group 2, and two Puppy Group 1s this weekend!

4.9.17

Two for two for BRODY – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer (Hapi x Hera) – Winners Dog for another 4 point major in Birch Run, MI!

4.8.17

Introducing a new champion for our stud boy HORUS!

Freya and Pam went Best of Winners for a 4 point Major! Proud Day at Crusader! New Champion Crusader’s Nordic Goddess!

4.8.17

BRODY – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer (Hapi x Hera) – Winners Dog for a 4pt major in Birch Run, MI!

4.6.17

So thrilled to announce that our foundation girl ISIS – AKC GCH CAN CH Votre AmourAF CGCA CGCU TDI RE ET HIC HRQ1&2 – is the first in our home to earn CGC – Urban Canine Good Citizen – title!

4.5.17

So very proud of RIGGER – BIS CH Dykumos Thatsa Country Hound (Hapi x Bella) – and so very happy to celebrate this fabulous achievement with his family!

Thank you to judge Chris Woodrow for recognizing this young dog’s qualities! Huge congratulations to Rigger’s owners Dale and Nancy, and a big thank you to Noreen Lorenz for presenting him so beautifully! Rigger is only 2 years old and is a nephew to my foundation girl, Isis. He is the first Dykumos puppy to win BIS in Canada! I see a very bright future for this young man!

4.2.17

More awesome news from Canada!

MARVEL – CAN CH Dykumos Marvel Eyes at Angelridge (Horus x Nyssa) – took Group 2 and Group 4 in Coniston, ON this weekend. Judges: Cheryl Paterson and Doug Windsor.

3.25.17

Today Hattie passed her Community Canine Good Citizen exam and, following her mom Isis’ footsteps, has earned her CGCA title! 

3.20.17

Thrilled to hear that ZARRA – Dykumos Sucha Blonde Ambition (Ozzie x Isis) – is JME CLEAR! Zarra resides in Czech Republic.

3.15.17

Thrilled to hear that HERA – LT, LV CH Dykumos Red Summer Rain (Horus X Anora) – is JME CLEAR! Hera resides in Lithuania.

3.14.17

Happy to hear that UCHAWI – Dykumos Magical Charm (Beau x Hera) – is JME CLEAR!  Uchawi resides in Germany.

3.8.17

Happy to get awesome news this morning that our CHAVA – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC TDI ET RE – does not carry the mutation and is JME (juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) CLEAR!

 

2.19.17

So very happy to introduce our New Grand Champion HATTIE – GCH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI RAE RATI RATN ORT123 (Ra x Isis) – who finished in Lakeland, FL today! Huge thanks to Cassandra Carpenter for handling my sweet girl so beautifully to her new title! You two make a beautiful team!

1.29.17

Brody – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – went Winners Dog for his first point at Chain O’Lakes Kennel Club show in Grayslake, IL. Judge: Mr. Frank T. Sabella.

1.27.17

Hattie – CH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI ET RAE – Select Bitch at Lake Eustis Kennel Club show in Ocala, FL. Judge: Ms. Ann H. Roth.

1.26.17

Hattie – CH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI ET RAE – Select Bitch at Greater Gainesville Dog Fanciers Association show in Ocala, FL. Judge: Mrs. Anne Savory Bolus.

1.25.17

Hattie – CH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI ET RAE – Select Bitch at Lake Eustis Kennel Club show in Ocala, FL. Judge: Dr. Andrea Bradford, MD.

1.22.17

Taz – Dykumos Wait For Me, SC CGC – Winners Dog for his first points at Oakland County Kennel Club show in Novi, MI. Judge: Mr. Kent D. MacFarlane.

1.13.17

We started the year with awesome new titles:

Isis has passed her CGCA (Advanced Canine Good Citizen) exam, and her grandson Dex has earned his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certificate and has passed his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) exam!

2016

 

12.28.16

Beautiful Hera – Dykumos Red Summer Rain – picked up another R.CACIB in Vilnius, Lithuania.

12.11.16
Horus’ son Otis – Crusader’s Mellow Fellow – WD & BOW for his first major in Rosemont show in Chicago, IL. Judge: Mrs Debbie L Melgreen.

12.10.16
Horus’ son Otis – Crusader’s Mellow Fellow – WD for his first point in Rosemont show in Chicago, IL. Judge: Mr Steven Kirschner.

12.7.16
Great OFA news for Marvel – CAN CH Dykumos Marvel Eyes at Angelridge – hips excellent, elbows, thyroid, cardiac, eyes normal.

12.4.16
Horus’ daughter Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – Winners for her first major in East Lansing, MI. Her brother Otis – Dykumos Mellow Fellow – Reserve Winners to a major. Judge: Dr. Anthony D. DiNardo.

11.28.16
Excellent OFA news for Rigger – CAN CH Dykumos Thatsa a Country Hound – hips good, elbows, thyroid, cardiac, and eyes all normal.

11.27.16
Horus’ daughter Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – took Best of Winners at the Hound Specialty in Ohio under esteemed judge Hans Van Den Berg (Netherlands), and then picked up two more Winners placements under judges Robert Stein and Dr. Eric Liebes.

11.19.16
Horus’ daughter Kalani – Cobriza Divine Intervention at the Summit – Best in Sweeps and Best of Winners at RRCUS supported show in Philadelphia, PA. Judges: Ms. Eileen B. Flanagan & Ms. Stacey B. Davis.

Hattie – CH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI ET RAE – BOS for a 4 pt major at Greater Ocala KC. Judge: Ms. Chantal Andrew.

Nova – Dykumos Shine On SuperNova – took BOB for a 3 pt major, two Group 2, and three Puppy Group 1 in Newfoundland. Judges: Margaret Jones and Letitia Bett.

Rhea – Dykumos Feather of the Phoenix, CGN – took back to back BOB, Group 1, Group 2, and has earned her Canadian Champion title under judge Geraldine Taylor and Charles Bett.

11.17.16
Hattie – CH Dykumos A Strident Sun, CGC TDI ET RAE – BOS for a 3 pt major at Seminole KC in Ocala, FL. Judge: Dr. Anthony D. DiNardo.

11.13.16
Horus’ son Otis – Crusader’s Mellow Fellow – Reserve Winners Dog to a major, and Zara – CH Dykumos Lady Zara in Waiting, CGC – Best of Opposite Sex in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Col. Joe B. Purkhiser.

11.12.16
Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – Winners Bitch for a 3 pt major in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Ms. Rita J. Biddle, Esq. Sola needs a major to finish.

11.11.16
Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – Winners Bitch, and Chaka – Dykumos Sucha Thriller – Reserve Winners Dog at Greater Muskegon KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mrs. Mrs. Anne Katona.

11.10.16
Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – Winners Bitch, Chaka – Dykumos Sucha Thriller – Reserve Winners Dog, and Zara – CH Dykumos Lady Zara in Waiting, CGC – BOS for a major at Pontial KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mrs. Murrel Purkhiser.

11.7.16

Great news from Cairo – Dykumos Deives Odakota DeCairo – who won Champion class and R.CACIB!

11.5.16
Bhacele – Dykumos Mischief Managed – hips good, elbows, thyroid, cardiac, eyes, DM, and BAER hearing normal, DM N/N.

Bayli – Dykumos Order of the Phoenix – hips excellent, elbows, thyroid, eyes normal.

11.4.16
Chaka – Dykumos Sucha Thriller – Reserve Winners, Best Puppy, Best Puppy in Group and Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – too Winners Bitch in Northeastern Indiana KC. Judge: Mrs. Denny C. Mounce.

10.29.16
Chava – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – back-to-back BOB placements in Brandon, FL. Judges: Mr. Denny C. Mounce & Mrs. Helen Winski Stein.

Uchawi – Dykumos Magical Charm – earned his first German CAC in a very competitive show!

10.16.16
Rhea – Dykumos Feather of the Phoenix – back to back BOB at Elgin County KC in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Murrel Purkhiser & Carlos Quinones. She has also passed Temperament Test.

10.15.16
Awesome news from the National Specialty!

Horus’ daughter Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – took 3rd in 15-18 month class and her brother Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – made a cut in Breed ring under the esteemed judge Richard Van Aken.

Meanwhile another daughter of Horus – Kalani – Cobriza Divine Intervention at the Summit – and her mom Cierra – CH Dykumos Cierra Cobriza, CGC – placed 4th in Best Brace competition.

Kalani also passed CGC test and got her first health clearances out of the way: eyes, heart, and DM all normal.

10.09.16

Shanty – MEX CH Dykumos Summer Rain – wins another group placement.

9.11.16
Horus’ daughter Xenia – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – Select Bitch at the Canadian National Specialty in Ontario, Canada. Judge: Bonnie Linnell Clarke.

9.11.16
Horus’ son Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – back to back BOS for his first GCH points at Fulton County KC show in Wauseon, OH. Judges: Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy & Mr. Robert E. Hutton.

9.5.16
Horus’ daughter Kalani – Cobriza Divine Intervention at the Summit – WB for a 3 pt major at Schooley’s Mountain KC in Morristown, NJ. Judge: Mr. Robert R. Frost.

9.4.16
Horus’ son Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – WD, BOW and his sister Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – WB, BOS in Jaxon, MI. Judge: Mr. Jon Titus Steele.

Juno – Dykumos Little Miss Sunshine – 2 X Best Baby in Group and Best Baby in Show at Halifax KC in Nova Scotia, Canada. Judges: Karsten Kaemling & Michael Hill.

9.3.16
Horus’ son Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – WD and new CH, and his sister Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – WB, WOB in Jaxon, MI. Judge: Mr. Jon Titus Steele.

Kiah – Dykumos a Summer to Remember – WB & BOW for her 1st point in Cheyenne, WY. Judge: Mrs Polly (Mrs Robert) D Smith.

8.27.16
Horus’ son Harvey – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs The Show – Select Dog & Best Brace, and Horus’ daughter Xenia – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – Select Bitch & Best Brace at Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Of Eastern Canada in Ontario, Canada. Judge: Wayne Douglas.

8.26.16
Bhacele – Dykumos Mischief Managed – WD for a 4 pt major in Topeka, KS. He only needs a major to finish his title.

Horus’ son Harvey – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs The Show – BOB at Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Dog Association in Ontario, Canada. Judge: Sean Shields.

8.21.16
Horus’ daughter Freya – Crusader’s Nordic Goddess – WB at Macomb KC in Davisburg, MI. Judge: Mr. Frederick N. Dewsbury.

8.14.16
Nova – Dykumos Shine On Super Nova – 4 X Best Baby in Group at Conception Bay Kennel Club in Nova Scotia, Canada. Judges: Mark Houston-McMillan, Guy Jeavons, Stephen Dainard, and Bruce Owen.

8.7.16
Brody – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – WD at Berrien KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Mr. Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio.

8.6.16
Brody – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – WD and Eva – Shamwari’s Crystal Blue Persuasion – WB and a new AKC CH at Sturgis KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Dr. Edna K. Martin.

8.5.16
Brody – Dykumos Orange You Glad It’s Summer – WD and Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – WB, BOW, BOS at Sturgis KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Dr. James D. Sillers.

7.20.16
Horus daughter Xenia – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – 3 x Select Bitch at Valley Kennel Club in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Veronica Mercer, Ann Ingram, Guy Spagnolo.

7.17.16
Chava – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – BOS at Jupiter-Tequesta Dog Club, Inc. in West Palm Beach, FL. Judge: Mrs. Judy Webb.

Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – WB at Holland MI KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Mr. Timothy S. Robbins.

Kalani – Cobriza Divine Intervention at the Summit – WB for a 4 pt major at Twin Brooks Kennel Club, NJ. Judge: Cindy Stanse.

Horus’ son Harvey – Ch Cataraqui Runs The Show – BOB at Kars KC in Ontario, Canada. Judge: Janet Lobb.

7.16.16
Horus’ daughter Eva – Shamwari’s Crystal Blu Persuasion – WB and Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – RWB at Battle Creek KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Ms. Shelley S. Hennessy.

7.15.16
Chava – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – BOS at Boca Raton Dog Club KC in West Palm Beach, FL. Judge: Ms. Nikki Riggsbee.

Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – WB at Holland MI KC in Marshall, MI. Judge: Mrs. Keke Kahn.

Horus’ daughter Xenia – Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – BOB at Kars Dog Club in Ontario, Canada. Judge: Sandra Anderson.

7.14.16
Chava – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – BOS at Boca Raton Dog Club KC in West Palm Beach, FL. Judge: Ms. Sharol Candace Way.

7.3.16

Hapi – CH Dykumos Wind of Change, ET – earned his second major and completed his AKC Championship requirements at RRCUS supported show in New England! Thank you, Helen, for this amazing moment!

6.19.16
Chava – CH Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – Select Bitch for a 4 pt at St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association, Inc. in Tampa, FL. Judge: Mr. Clay Coady.

6.18.16
Chava – Mafinga Fasha Fasha, CGC ET RE – WB & BOW for a 3 pt major and a new AKC Champion at St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Association, Inc. in Tampa, FL. Judge Mr. Nicolas DeBedout.

6.10.16
Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – WB, BOS at Mount Pleasant KC in Midland, MI. Judge: Mr. Jack H. Ireland.

6.10.16
Sola – Dykumos Thatsa Sight for Sore Eyes – WB, BOS at Midland MI KC in Midland, MI. Judge: Mr. Jon R. Cole.

6.6.16
Rigger – CAN Ch Dykumos Thatsa Country Hound – 2 X BOB, Select Dog, BOS at Erie Shores Kennel Club in Ontario, Canada.

5.30.16
Horus daughter Xenia – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – 3 x BOB at Ottawa Kennel Club in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Deirdre McKinnon, Michel Bouchard, and Thomas Alexander.

5.29.16
Zara – Dykumos Lady Zara in Waiting – WB for a 3pt major and a new CH  at Pontiac KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mrs. Meghann Lord-Fenn.

5.28.16
Horus’ son Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – WD, BOW for a 3 pt major at Grand Rapids KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mrs. Sulie Greendale-Paveza. Juni needs a single to finish his title.

5.27.16
Zara – Dykumos Lady Zara in Waiting – WB at Holland KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mr. Joe Lobb.

5.26.16
Horus’ son Juni – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – WD, BOW for a 3 pt major and Zara – Dykumos Lady Zara in Waiting – WB for a 3pt major at Pontiac KC in Kalamazoo, MI. Judge: Mr. Eugene Blake. Zara needs a major to finish her title.

5.21.16
Edele – CAN CH Dykumos Sunseeker Of Tamaridge – Select Bitch at Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of BC Specialty Show in British Columbia, Canada. Judge: Virginia Lyne.

5.8.16
Horus’ daughter Xenia – CAN Ch Cataraqui Runs In The Family – 4 x BOB and Group 3 at Arnprior Canine Association in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Wendy Paquette, Letitia Bett, Kristen Francis, and David Swartwood.

4.4.16
Rigger – CAN Ch Dykumos Thatsa Country Hound – took four back-to-back Best of Breed wins, Group 4 under judge Vickie Umpleby, Group 2 under Mike Jackman, and Group 2 under judge Wendy Schira in Sudbury, ON.

4.3.16
Marvel – CAH CH Dykumos Marvel Eyes At Angelridge – back to back BOS at Nickel District KC in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Wendy Schira, and Mike Jackman.

4.1.16
Proud to announce Kaggen’s new title – CH Dykumos Rising Sun at Kariba-Pride.

3.27.16
Rhea – Dykumos Feather Of The Phoenix – is showing like a pro – awarded two back-to-back Best Of Breed wins in Camrose, Alberta.

3.20.16
Happy to report that one more daughter of Horus – Jubi (Dykumos Hands Up Jubulile) – has passed her eye exam, fulfilling her CHIC requirements.

3.14.16
Horus’ son Cataraqui Running A Red – 4 x BOB and Group 4 at Scarborough Kennel Club in Ontario, Canada. Judges: Ed Wild, Larry Kereluke, Ben Wasylyshen, Susan Norris-Jones, and Joan Colbourn.

3.13.16
Isis’ grandbaby Blonde Isis by Lebombo is 2nd Puppy Bitch at Crufts!

3.12.16
Horus’ daughter Eva – Shamwari’s Crystal Blu Persuasion – took back to back Winners Bitch & Best of Opposite Sex at Logansport KC Shows in Auburn, IN.

3.4.16
Jubilee – Dykumos Hands Up Jubulile – hips good, elbows, thyroid, cardiac & DM normal.

2.29.16
Derby – Dykumos Singing in the Rain – hips good, elbows, thyroid, cardiac & DM normal. Derby is on ice and available to approved ladies!

2.21.16
Year’s first show weekend for Dykumos team (Woodstock, ON) and not without nice results:

Rhea – Dykumos Feather Of The Phoenix – Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex under judge Mr. J. Ireland on 2/19.

Hattie – Dykumos a Strident Sun – Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Breed under judge Dr. M. Woods on 2/20. Hattie needs 1 point to finish her CAN CH.

Rhea – Dykumos Feather Of The Phoenix – Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex under judge Ms. S.E. Rempel on 2/21. Rhea is half way to her CAN CH.

2.6.16
Herute – Dykumos Red Summer Rain – new Lithuanian and new Latvian Champion!

1.24.16
Horus’ son Junior – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 4 pt major under judge Mrs. Gloria Geringer in Novi, MI.

1.23.16
Horus’ son Junior – Crusader’s Son of the Rare Earth – Winners Dog and Best of Winners for a 4 pt major under judge Dr. James W. Edwards in Novi, MI.

1/1/16

Happy New Year!!!