CH Fleur d'oranger du Soleil, PT, CA
Fleur d'oranger means 'orange blossom' in French. I wanted her name to relate to her mothers' (Apple Blossom), but with a floral and Florida flare. Her call name, Juice, just fit her to a tea. You really did just want to squeeze her. She was my pick puppy from my very first litter. Yellow ribbon girl, the smallest in her litter, captured my heart from the moment she was born. So feisty, energetic, and the noisiest as she pushed everyone out of her way to the milk bar. I somehow knew she would be my keeper from the day she was born. Juice is everything I had hoped for.
Juice became a Champion at 12 months old with three, 5 point majors, taking breed over Specials and receiving a Group placement at only 10 months old. A special thrill earning her Championship entirely from the bred by class. At 11 months old, Juice went Best of Opposite Sex in Puppy Sweepstakes at the ASBC supported show in Harrisburg, PA. At 15 months old, Juice went Best Puppy in Sweepstakes at the BCA National Specialty, made the cut in Best of Breed, and earned her mother, Blossom, Best Brood Bitch at the National Specialty. Juice earned her first AKC herding title (PT) at 16 months old, and an AKC lure coursing title (CA) at 19 months old. Juice is also a natural at Tracking and Agility.
At just 20 months old and in only 3 weekends out as a Special, Juice received 4 Grand Champion majors and 19 Grand Champion points, receiving a placement everytime in the Specials ring, the youngest and with large entries.
Juice did not get a chance to finish her Grand Championship, and I will never know what great things she would have accomplished, because I lost her tragically at 22 months old from Sago Palm toxic poisoning. She had accomplished so much in her short life. She was pure joy and extraordinary in every way. Juice will forever be in my heart.
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes, BCA National Specialty - 2011
Best of Breed over Specials & a Group 4
at 10 months old - 5 Point Major
Best of Breed over Specials - 5 Point Major
Best Bred By Exhibitor and a Group 3
WB, BOW, and Best of Opposite Sex over specials for a 5 point Major
and a New Champion under Judge Pat Hastings