| The Coby Story |
AM/CAN CH BISS, MBISD Cohiba Esplendido
Chapter Three - Coby
OK I was hooked on Havanese and I wanted another one. I also wanted to start showing in the US, as well as Canada. My Parents were wintering down in Florida with their Havanese and were thinking of getting another one. They went to a dog show in Florida, talked to breeders and heard of Yup's Havanese, owned by Janet Birdsall. I did some research, talked to Janet, liked her dogs and her breeding philosophy and decided to bring home my second dog. Again through a bit of a fluke I managed to get breeders pick. Coby has now broken several records.
- The first Havanese to ever win a group placement at Westminster
- The first Havanese above #20 in the Toy Group placements
- The highest ranked Group 1 winner of all Havanese in the US
- Tied for the record of most BIS wins for US Havanese
Coby (Cohbia Esplendido) was the puppy everyone fell in love with instantly,
full of life, happy happy happy, there is no way you can ever get that dogs
tail down, even when bathing him. He was such a sweetheart.
He also happened to be flawless, great great topline, beautiful movement,
no faults in structure and a coat like I'd never seen. That coat would end up
costing me hours of my life every day, but he was beautiful. Coby is a Canadian and US Champion, and did it all by 8 months of age. He has many many breed wins, as well as many group wins and was top ranked in Canada in 2006 and top ranked in US for 2007. One of the top Havanese in the US!!
Coby at Nationals, where he won Sweepstakes for his age group, and took an AOM
One of Coby's Many Group Ones - Still a puppy here
Coby hit the ring at 6 months in Florida, as I wanted to finish him in US and Canada. He showed 7 times and had his championship. He also had Best in Breed, and Group placements - this was not your ordinary puppy.
BABY COBY - Where is the zipper?
He was about 12 weeks old in this pic.
When he got home, Heather worked her magic and finished him in two events in Canada. He has since put on multiple groups, best puppy in show and of course many breed points. Coby is ranked amongst the top Canadian dogs, and at his 6 month show career was 21st US. All this with a 6 month show career!!!!
OK I was really hooked now, and my daughter was also getting interested in handling and showing. The next dog was going to be for her
Chapter Four ... Carmen comes home