GchB.BISS Mallyree's Contessa at Pooles Ide CGC "Ava Gardner" (above)
Ava is co owned by Emily Pikul and Gregory Siner of Pooles Ide Irish Water Spaniels. She was our foundation. Ava has excelled in the show ring with her beautiful looks and fabulous personality. She is a joy to show and even more so to live with. She is a Multiple Group placer, 1st award of Excellence winner at Eukanuba, a Top Ten ranked Iws, and a Specialty winner.
Her first show she started out with a bang, Best of Breed over two top ranked specials, later on in the day she placed 3rd in a large Sporting group under Breeder Judge Patricia Leakey Brenner at 9 months old. Soon after she attended the National specialty where she was Best in Sweepstakes under judge Patricia Hess. She finished her championship with a very honorable Best of Winners for a 5 point major, under well respected judge Patricia Trotter.
In 2014 with two litters on the ground Ava was able to go out and show she still had it. In three weekends she garnered 40 grand champion points, a BISS, a BOSS to her brother and only walked from the ring once without a ribbon. Shown very selectively in 2015 and finished her Bronze Grand championship. Also in 2015 Ava was Best of Breed at the supported entry in Wine Country and Select Bitch at the well known and prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel Club. Into 2017 Ava won 2 best veteran in sweepstakes and 2 first places at the national specialty in her veterans class at 8 years old. Like a fine wine she only gets better with age.
On February 10, 2018 we put Ava to sleep. She had a very nasty Osteosarcoma on her fourth vertebrae between her shoulder blades. It was severely compromising her movement and comfort. She is terribly missed and she made a profound impact on everyone around her,especially me.
*Ch. Woodrock's North by Northwest CGC (above)
(Shch. Fyder's Rowdy heckler X Multi Ch. Hooligan's Starlit Finnish woods)
Owned by: Pamela Manus, Emily Pikul and Florence Blecher
wd Nov springfield 2015 7 months old
wd maryland sporting supported entry 2016
wd maryland sporting sunday 2016
Wd bow New england sporting supported entry 2016
wd bow bob over specials, including the #1 iws, New england sporting sunday 2016
Wd at the IWSCA 2018 National Specialty to finish his championship! This means he was undefeated from the classes!
His first weekend as a new champion he had a Bob and Bos giving him 3 points towards his grand championship.
Pooles Ide that Touch of Mink "Darla" 12/25/2017
Owned by: Emily Pikul & Florence Blecher
Bred by: Gregory Siner, Bethany Urban & Toni Owens
Ch. Woodrock's North by Northwest X
GchB. Pooles Ide Last Dance
Darla has just become old enough to show and she has garnered a puppy group placement every time she has shown. She also was Best in Sweepstakes at the Canadian National Specialty and has 5 points towards her Canadian Championship.
MBISS Multiple Group placing Can NSC Can Ch. & Am GChB. Epik's First Edition CGC TKN "Hadley" (below)
Owned by Emily Pikul
Bred by Emily Pikul & Gregory Siner
Hadley is from our first litter out of EliotXAva.
Hadley finished her championship with two 3 point majors one of which was a supported entry, a 5 point supported entry major, and a 4 point specialty major. Also along the wayshe also brought home a Best in Sweeps, two bred by exhibitor Group 1s, multiple puppy group placements, and a Best Bred By Exhibitor in Show!
Hadley took a weekend trip to Canada and was Winners bitch everyday of the 5 shows. She was Winners bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed at 4 of the 5 shows. This was including the National specialty where she was Best in Sweeps, Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of breed from the Bred by class.
Hadley and her other brother, Forester, Pooles Ide a walk in the Park, were Best in sweeps and Best of opposite sex in Sweeps at the prestigious Morris and Essex Kennel club show. Hadley was also Reserve Winners Bitch in a gorgeous entry.
At 2 years old, in 2016, Hadley was the #1 Iws in the country! She was also ranked as the #5 iws in group points. At Westminster 2017 Hadley comes home with Best of Opposite Sex to her uncle Lake. Also in 2017 Hadley while only showing, one weekend a month, finished her Bronze Grand Championship, her Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Novice title. In October 2017 she attended our IWS fun match in RI where we had an entry of 30 IWS under breeder judge Mindy Garbarino, of Chantico Iws. Hadley brought home the Best in show rosette and we could not be more proud.
Finishing out 2017 Hadley was shown in 4 shows at the end of the year garnering best of breed every time and two group 4s. This nearly doubled her breed points for the year and ended up ranking her #3 All breed points, #4 Breed points and #1 Grand Champion points. All this being shown once a month.
So far in 2018 Hadley has been Select Bitch at Westminster and 2018 IWSCA National specialty. She also has a number of group placements and a couple nice breed wins. She is being selectively shown this year and is keeping up with the ranking of being #5 both systems.
Ch. Epik's First of Many "Hughie" (below) Bred by Emily Pikul & Gregory Siner Owned by Emily Pikul & Joanne & Reid Grey
Hughie has been an amazing adventure for us. He is our First Champion . He is from the EliotXAva litter. In six shows he was Winners dog 5 times, 4 majors, two Best in Sweepstakes, Best of Opposite sex in Sweeps at the National specialty, a Best Bred By exhibitor in Show and won the Bred by dog class at the 2015 National Specialty. For now he will grow up at home being the best pet to his two little girls.