BISS GchB. 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 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 got 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 New england sporting
Wd at the IWSCA 2018 National Specialty to finish his championship! He finished undefeated !
Fin already has multiple wins towards his grand championship.
GCH. Can Ch.Pooles Ide that Touch of Mink "Darla" 12/25/2017 (above)
Owned by: Emily Pikul & Florence Blecher
Bred by: Gregory Siner, Bethany Urban & Toni Owens
Ch. Woodrock's North by Northwest CGC X
GchB. Pooles Ide Last Dance
Darla has just become old enough to show and she has garnered two puppy group 1s and 4 other placements. She also was Best in Sweepstakes at the Canadian National Specialty and has 5 points towards her Canadian Championship.
At our recent Iws gathering she was chosen as Best Puppy under Breed judge Betty Dalke Wathne.
Darla attended the long held and world renowned American Spaniel Club. At the Regional friday she was Reserve winners bitch, being her first show with competition. Then at American Spaniel Club itself she was Best in Sweepstakes under judge Jason Lynn and Winners bitch for a 5 point major under judge Doug McFarlane. It was pretty fabulous to be there showing iws as they were not invited to these shows since 1977. This being the first year were are very glad to have been well supported and welcomed by the club.
Darla attended our Regional Specialty at Maryland Sporting on March 2nd and continued to wow us! Winners Bitch and Best of Winners for a 5 point major under judge Britt E Jung. She was also Best in Sweepstakes. So 2 shows and Darla has 10 points. with both her majors towards her Championship!
We took a trip back to Canada to finish Darla's championship and she finished in style, Reserve Best in show from the classes at one of Canada's largest shows! It completely took our breath away. She won two groups and made the cut another day under an international panel of judges.
And to finish in style Darla went to the Wine Country specialties in September and finished by going Winners bitch and Best of Winners for another 5 point major at the supported entry under Eric Ringle. At the specialty the next day and all breed the day after she was Select bitch to her half sister for two 5 point Grand Champion majors.
Darla continues her winning ways and attends the Rattail Days match hosted by Greg Siner and brings home Best in Show! This was under Breeder judge Laurel Baglia of Navarone IWS. We couldn't be more thankful to Laurel for the appreciation and Greg for hosting this yearly event.
Darla ended the year as the #1 Iws in Canada! She was also ranked just out of the top ten in the states but only being shown two months I couldn't have asked for much more.
MBISS Multiple Group placing Can NSC Can Ch. & Am GChS. 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, 1 a supported entry, a 5 point supported entry major, and a 4 point specialty major. Also along the way she 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. 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 brother, Forester 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 and Forester Winners Dog and Best of Winners.
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 was awarded Best of Opposite Sex. While only showing, one weekend a month, she finished her Bronze Grand Championship, her Canine Good Citizen and Trick Dog Novice title. In October 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.
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 #3 All breed points, #4 Breed points and #1 Grand Champion points.
So far in 2018 Hadley has been Select Bitch at Westminster and 2018 IWSCA National specialty. She ended the year with ten group placements. This ranked her as #4 in all breed points and #6, missing the fifth spot by 1 point to her cousin, in Breed points. As well as #2 Grand Champion.
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.
Epik's Oh the Places You'll go! Poppy 1/29/2019
Owned by Emily Pikul and Ruth Bruskiewitz
Bred by Emily Pikul
Ch. Kendall's Still the one DN X GchS Epik's First Edition CGC TKN
Miss Poppy has already started to live up to her name by winning a 4 to 6 puppy group 2.
Poppy also just went to her first tracking event and qualified! at 9 months old she achieved her tracking title!