In October of 2011, I was fortunate enough to bring over Aranel Revelation who is bred by my dear friends Mark Smith & Rick Aldous of Aranel fame in England. Mitchell is a lovely boy with beautiful eyes and a happy go lucky attitude. His sire is the the lovely English CH Miletree Constellation, JW and his dam is one of Rick and Mark's top producing girls, Aranel Bubblicious. Many thanks to Rick and Mark for sharing the fruits of their breeding program with me.
One of my most thrilling experiences with Mitchell in the ring to date was the first annual top 20 Gala held at the nationals week end in 2012. All the dogs that qualified for the year were invited to be judged by a panel of three secret judges. It was such an honor to win this competition under respected judges with such depth of quality in the other participants.
Mitchell's first AKC show week end was no disappoint either. Shown here winning his first major under breeder judge Meredith Johnson.
In September 2012 my show chairman and club duties kept me from showing at the Pinehurst shows. I had my friend and handler Michelle Jones show Mitchell. He is pictured with Michelle after winning a five point major under toy specialist judge Jackie Stacey.
We are so proud of this exciting win on the last day of the nationals in Oct. 2012. Breeder judge Mary Grace Eubanks (Pinecrest CKCS) of TX awarded Mitchell Reserve Best in Show.
Thank you Mary Grace.