July 19, 2014 -- Putnam County KC, 4 point major at barely 6 months of age
August 29, 2014 -- Newton KC, WB/BOW and Best Puppy for a 3 point major
August 30, 2014 -- Newton KC, WB for a 3 point major
September 26, 2014 -- WB at Suffolk County KC for her fourth major
out of the 6-9 month puppy class
HEALTH CLEARANCES: OFA Hips: GOOD (SMH-2500G24F-PI)
OFA Elbows: NORMAL (SMH-EL2344F24-PI)
OFA Shoulders: NORMAL (SMH-SH1083F24-PI)
OFA Eyes: NORMAL (SMH-233/18F-VPI)
P2Y12: CLEAR (SMH-RPD15/23F-VPI)
D Locus (dilute/blue): D/D (non-carrier)
November 1, 2014 -- Eden finishes her championship at 9 months of age!
March 1, 2015 -- BOS at CT River Working Group
March 22, 2015 -- BOB at Bronx County KC in Edison, NJ
April 9, 2015 -- BOB at South Jersey KC in Harrisburg, PA...over 8 specials!
April 17, 2015 -- BOB at Springfield KC
April 19, 2015 -- Eden completes her Grand Championship with three 5-point
majors, a 4-point major and two 3-point majors
May 30, 2015 -- BOB at Ladies Dog Club in Wrentham, MA
June 6, 2015 -- BOB at Greenwich KC in Norwalk, CT
June 7, 2015 -- BOB at Longshore-Southport KC in Norwalk, CT
June 25, 2015 -- BOB at Wampanoag KC in Wrentham, MA
July 1, 2015 -- BOB at Naugatuck Valley KC in Springfield, MA
July 2, 2015 -- BOB at Holyoke KC in Springfield, MA
July 3, 2015 -- BOB at Kennilworth KC in Springfield, MA
July 5, 2015 -- BOB at Naugatuck Valley KC in Springfield, MA
August 15, 2015 -- BOB and OH Group 2 at Washusett Kennel Club in Marlborough MA
August 16, 2015 -- BOB at Wachusett Kennel Club in Marlborough MA
September 6, 2015 -- BOB and OH Group1 at Souhegan KC in Nashua, NH
October 17, 2015 -- BOB at Laurel Highlands KC in Cumberland MD
December 12, 2015 -- BISS at the Mid Atlantic Specialty and a Working Group 4!!!!
Eden finished the year as the #8 Swissy in the US, all before turning two years of age!
February 16, 2016 - Eden returns to the show ring at Westminster KC and walks away with Best of Opposite Sex under judge Jay Richardson
March 6, 2016 - BOB at CT River Working Group
September 27, 2016 - Top 20 "People's Choice" Winner!
September 28, 2016 - AOM at GSMDCA National Specialty
September 29, 2016 - Select Bitch at GSMDCA Independent Specialty
October 21, 2016 - BISS at Crooked River GSMD Club morning specialty
October 21, 2016 - BISS and BOBOH at Crooked River's afternoon specialty
October 22, 2016 - BOB at Clermont County KC
October 23, 2016 - BOB at Clermont County KC
November 25 , 2016 - BOB at Windham County KC
November 26, 2016 - BOB at South Windsor KC
November 27, 2016 - BOB at Springfield KC
December 16, 2016 - BOB at Delaware Water Gap KC
December 17, 2017 - BOSS at MAGS Specialty (Lehigh Valley KC)
Eden finished the year as the #8 GSMD in the US, with very limited showing after taking half the year off to raise a litter.
April 16, 2017 -- BOSS at Southbound GSMD Club Specialty in Perry GA
May 14, 2017 -- BOB and Working Group 2 at Lancaster KC
May 17, 2017 -- Top 20 Winner, GSMDCA National Specialty in Bethlehem PA!
May 18, 2017 -- AOM at GSMDCA National Specialty in Bethlehem PA
May 26, 2017 -- BOB and Working Group 4 at Hendersonville KC
May 28, 2017 -- OH BIS at Spartanburg KC
May 29, 2017 -- BOB and OH Group 3 at Spartanburg KC
June 2, 2017 -- BOB and Working Group 2 at Carolina Working Dog Association
June 3, 2017 -- BOB at Carolina Working Dog Association
June 4, 2017 -- BOB at Salisbury North Carolina KC
June 9, 2017 -- BOB at Taconic Hills KC
June 10, 2017 -- BOSS at GSMDCA Regional Specialty/Greenwich KC
June 11, 2017 -- Select at GSMDCA Regional Specialty/Greenwich KC
October 1, 2017 -- BISS at the C&P Specialty, for her 4th specialty win, and a Working Group 2!
April 15, 2018 - Select at Southbound Club GSMD Specialty
September 14, 2018 - BOB and OH G1 at Bloomington Indiana KC
September 17, 2018 - BISS/BOBOH and 1st in Brood Bitch at GSMDCA Regional Specialty in Utah
September 20, 2018 - Select Bitch/BOBOH and 3rd in Brood Bitch at GSMDCA National Specialty
Eden represents the culmination of so many special dogs I've been honored to include in my breeding program. This Shea daughter most closely resembles her father, but is actually a better version of him. There is no doubt he stamped her head, chest, rear, neck and topline...but she has an even stronger front than her dad, and is better balanced with a slightly shorter back. As a Maybell daughter, she also brings the best of Bowie and Moxie to her pedigree, and Bowie's stamp is no more evident than in her happy, bouncy and carefree temperament. This girl is an incredible athlete, who leaps the stone walls in my yard with no hesitation or effort and chases butterflies with reckless abandon.
Eden finished her championship at 9 months of age with 4 majors, all owner-handled. She returned to the ring as a 13 month old and quickly racked up some big breed wins over much more mature specials. Recognized for her balance, gorgeous movement and lovely headpiece, Eden quickly earned her Grand Championship in four weekends of shows. Shown sparingly through the rest of the year, Eden earned many more Breed wins and capped off her amazing year with a BOB win at the Mid-Atlantic Greater Swiss Specialty in December and her first Working Group placement that day. Eden finished 2015 as the #8 GSMD in the country, all before turning 2 years of age.
In 2016, Eden was shown sparingly, as she took a good part of the year off to whelp and raise her first litter of puppies. Still, she set the ring on fire, finishing the year again as the #8 GSMD in the country, with 2 more BISS wins! Eden was also the People's Choice at the 2016 National Specialty Top 20 competition (her father won it twice!).
In 2017, Eden took the first part of the year off to raise her second litter of puppies, born February 2017. She returned to the ring in April to take BOSS at the Southbound Specialty. In May, just three months after whelping her litter, Eden went to the National where she again earned an AOM and won the Top 20!!! After taking a 3 month break, Eden returned to the ring for the C&P Specialty in October, with an entry of 61 Swissies, and earned her 4th BISS win to date! She also won a Group 2 in a very large Working Group...her fourth group placement of the year. With very limited showing (15 shows in 2017), Eden has taken the breed more than half the time she's been shown and has placed in the group at a quarter of the shows she's been too -- not bad for a GSMD girl!
Only her second time out this year (2018), after raising her 3rd litter, Eden headed to the National Specialty in Utah. This amazing girl earned her 5th BISS win at the GSMDCA Regional Specialty over a huge entry, as well as 1st in Brood Bitch with her WB/BOW and Best Puppy Winning offspring. And then at the National Specialty, Eden took Select Bitch and BOBOH, as well as 3rd in the Brood Bitch class. Shown only 3 weekends in 2018, Eden still managed to secure a Top 20 spot for the 4th year in a row...all before turning 5 years of age.
Eden tragically passed away on November 8th, 2018 from complications of Bloat/GDV. Although she survived the surgery and the initial prognosis was promising, she did not rebound as anticipated. After a few days, she began to crash as she had become septic. Although the outlook was grim, we took her into surgery as that was her only shot. Unfortunately, the surgeon discovered that the lining of her stomach up into her esophagus had become necrotic and there was nothing that could be done. This was the single most devastating day of my life and I continue to grieve the profound loss of a dog who was never just a dog -- she had become my soulmate, the yin to my yang. I miss her smiling face, her whipsaw tail that never stopped wagging, her warm breath on my ear every night. Eden was the embodiment of pure joy and love. Although her time on this earth was unfairly cut way too short, I am only grateful that I never spent a single day or night apart from this incredible girl. We had so much yet to do, so much to look forward to. But those plans will never come to pass. Eden taught me to live and love every day to its fullest, and I will try to do that in her memory. And to look for little glimmers of her in the beautiful offspring I'm blessed to share.
Eden at 6 months, winning a 4 point major at her first show
Eden, hanging out at the National (8 months)
Eden chasing butterflies -- her favorite! (16 months)
Eden at 17 months
BOS at Westminster (25 months)
Eden at 3 years
Group 4 at Hendersonville KC (3 years)
Working Group 2 at Carolina Working Dog Association,
beautifully presented by Michelle Scott (3 years)
4th BISS win at C&P Specialty, Millwood VA
Eden (4.5 years) takes her 5th BISS at the GSMDCA National prior to the National
The second of back-to-back majors at 7.5 months
BOS at CT River Working Group Show, her first time
out as a special (13 months)
Eden at 15 months
Eden at 20 months
Eden taking BISS at the MAGS Specialty (23 months)
1st of Back-to-back BISS wins at Crooked River GSMDC (2.5 years)
2nd of Back-to-back BISS wins at Crooked River GSMDC (2.5 years)
Top 20 Winner, 2017 GSMDCA National Specialty!
3 years of age
Best in Show Owner Handled, at Spartanburg KC (3 years)
Group 2 at Old Dominion KC, after winning the C&P Specialty! (3 years)
Eden (4.5 years) competes in her 3rd Top 20 Event!
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