It is with great anticipation that we prepare to watch GCH SurLuvs Lickin LARRGO de Grace at this year’s WKC Dog Show on February 16-17 in New York City. If you remember, he participated in the 2013 show. He didn’t make the final cut (last 4) in his breed but made an excellent showing.
Well, beautiful Larrgo has continued to improve and win titles. Plus this year there are no puppy hairs! Here’s an update from Ed and Debbie:
We received our package for the Westminster Kennel Club Show in February. So we are officially in this year. Larrgo is getting very close to Gold Grand Champion which takes a total of 500 points. This is when you only get 5 – 10 points per show. He continues to be in Top Notch Toys magazine where the judges see him before shows.
To enjoy a cute video of Larrgo at the 2013 show, click here. Then tune in to the WKC Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, February 16-17, 2015. You can view everything online via live streaming. Check out the WKC Dog Show website. The evening programs will be telecast live on CNBC.
We wish Ed and Debbie Heydt and LARRGO a brilliant showing! Go, LARRGO!
Oh, my, the 2013 Westminster Dog Show was an exciting adventure for everyone. While Debbie and I were there for the weekend, SurLuvs Lickin Larrgo de Grace won first place in the Junior Sweepstakes and the Sweepstakes. The Juniors are dogs 1 year to 18 months and sweepstakes are the winner of the junior plus all other dogs. Larrgo received 2 rosette ribbons. The Greater New York City Club was the show sponsor. We had time to visit with Larrgo and it was a wild time when he lived up to his name SurLuvs Lickin.
Then Sunday we had a day off to enjoy and relax before the nail-biting
The Havanese competition had 26 Havanese being judged. Our SurLuv Lickin Larrgo de Grace was one of them. The judge put all the dogs through their paces and then selected 1/2 that would continue. Larrgo made the first cut. The judge continued looking them over as she put them through their paces and then did another cut reducing the 13 to a final 8 from which she would choose the final four.
Larrgo made the final eight. Debbie and I looked at each other and Debbie said “Oh, my heart is beating fast.” Another time around the ring with the judge watching the dog’s every move. Finally she picked the final four Havanese but Larrgo didn’t make the final cut. What can we say? “Wait till next year!” Larrgo did us proud. He is only 13 months old and is already a Grand Champion.
February 11 at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
in New York City, SurLuvs Lickin LARRGO de Grace
proved he is indeed a Grand Champion.
Debbie and I cannot say enough about our excellent handler, Ruthellen Viall and the wonderful care and training she gives our puppies. It’s her expertise and love for Havanese that truly made all of this possible. (The web lady apologizes for the incorrect spelling of your name in the video.) Thank you, Ruthellen. We are so looking forward to the possibility of 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
All the winners of the Havanese Breed at the show are included in the video. We congratulate and praise all the fine dogs in the show. And without further ado, we wish to Congratulate the GRAND WINNERS of the 2013 Westminster Dog Show:
GCH Banana Joe V Tani Kazari
Bugaboo’s Picture Perfect
Breed: Old English Sheepdog
I keep thinking back to the story of how LARRGO went from frolicking puppy to Westminster Dog Show! If I understand correctly, when pups are born, often the handler gets to pick one in trade for some of the work she’s doing.
Interestingly, when Debbie saw the little pup, she immediately said, “I definitely want him.” So instead of their very experienced handler, Ruthellen Viall owning LARRGO, the Heydt’s own him. Just a chance choice.
In July 2012, he was 6 months old. Handler Ruthellen began to enter him in dog shows where he performed very well. By October 2012, LARRGO had won his Championship. At this point, they decided to let him continue and by Thanksgiving in November, LARRGO was a grand champion!! In the process he won ahead of the Number 1 Havanese in Northeast USA. This is when Ruthellen called Ed and Debbie and said, “I think we should try to get him into the Westminister Dog Show.”
So with great excitement and enthusiasm, the Heydt’s, handler Ruthellen Viall and GCH LARRGO are counting down the days to the 2013 Westminster Dog Show. What a story! Stay tuned. We are proud of our LAARGO no matter if he wins… but what a grand ending to this delightful story a win would make! by the web lady, Ellie
We just wanted to share the ‘official photo’ of Larrgo. He’s our Grand Champion that will be going to the Westminster Dog Show in February.
We’ll be sharing the details as throughout January and hopefully updating you from the show in February. We are so excited just to be a part of this amazing event. Larrgo has already made us proud. The rest is icing on the cake! Stay tuned!
Want to get a ‘feel’ of the excitement? Check out THIS LINK! There are some fun and interesting articles here. Enjoy….. we’re going to savor every moment.
Havs of Havre de Grace win another
Sur Luvs Lickin Larrgo de Grace won his GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP this past weekend
Congratulations to Ruthellen Vaill!!
……….. and LARRGO, of course!
Way to go, Larrgo! Doesn’t handler Ruthellen Viall look happy! She is a gem.
Lizzbon de Grace is with Ruthellen Viall this weekend. Lizzbon is Larrgo’s sister and is a beauty. We look forward to good news about her.
5 perfect Havanese pups from Licorice born end of April. And Havanese champion Larrgo for sale. Havs de Grace in Havre de Grace Maryland.
Busy weekend for our – Havanese
Web Lady’s error – these are Havanese pups – not Biewer Terriers. Apologies to everyone!
Licorice presented us with five pups this past week (April 27, 2019). Three boys (top 3 of photo) and two girls. They’ll be ready for their Forever Families in 10 weeks. Contact Debbie directly if you’re interested.
Larrgo – our Havanese
Retiring and looking for a new
Larrgo is our multi-champion Havanese. He’s handsome, friendly, and intelligent. We’re looking for a good home who will also continue to breed him. CLICK HERE for all the news from years past about our amazing Larrgo.
Our stud dogs now have CHIC numbers.
CHIC, or Canine Health Information Center, offers a database of consolidated health screening results from multiple sources. Sponsored by the OFA, CHIC works with parent clubs to identify health screening protocols appropriate for individual breeds. Dogs tested in accordance with the parent club established requirements, that have their results registered and made available in the public domain are issued CHIC numbers.
_from the CHIC Site
Bentley Flourishes in His Forever Home with the DeLaney’s
Bentley was born on April 24, 2014 to GCh Surluv Lickin Larrgo de Grace & Kimbrel’s Lilli Mae de Grace. He was purchased by David & Sandra DeLaney on July 1, 2014. Bentley was neutered, as our sales contract states, and can now be enrolled in American Kennel Club. As a member of AKC he will be eligible to earn several awards in areas of agility, citizenship, obedience. We thank the DeLaney’s for loving and taking such good care of their companion.
We’ll be looking forward to updates on Bentley.
We are excited to be offering the stud services of our fine male champions. Attached are the 4 pages of our Stud Service Contract. Please be aware that there are 4 – four – pages.
Two of our fine champions are:
This particular photo was taken from a video when he was strutting his stuff at the Westminster Dog Show in 2013.
Then we have Gch LOKKEI. Officially known as GCh Angebraten Baron Lokkei de Grace!
He’s pretty well know since his tour in Havre de Grace when he met the mayor!
CLICK HERE to learn more about him.
THIS LAST LITTLE GUY IS SOLD! He’s going to make the new Forever Family VERY happy. These are just the greatest little dogs! Best to all of the new families who will be picking up their new additions in about a month. I’m sure we’ll have posts from some of them in the future! 🙂
PLEASE NOTE:There is an interested party as of 6/6/2014. We will update once confirmed. Thank you!
At barely 6 weeks, of the two puppies we had left, we sold the black male yesterday. We are so proud of the latest litter of pups from the Grande Dam of them all, Lilli – and GCH Larrgo – making up our 4th Generation! The ONLY beautiful Havanese puppy left, is this little guy:
This one is “Love touch” …
And below… well, just a simple puppy behavior…. “Come on. Let’s PLAY!!!”