B.J. and the Kohana Kids
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: N. Okanagan, BC
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Well.... I had spent 4 yrs in university and had moved back home with my parents to help with the family business while I was looking for a "better job" (long story). I had kinda given up on finding that "better job" and had spent the year reconnecting with Chico (my old border collie/shep that passed this last winter). I had went 4 yrs without a dog and out of all the things that were challenging (moving from home for the first time, school, work, life), that was the most difficult part. And as much as I loved that old guy, I really wanted a puppy. So I emailed a breeder about 3 hrs from me and she emailed me back her phone number. I called her and she had a litter of pups that had just been born but all the girls were spoken for. I had my heart set on a girl, and my mom was NOT about to let me bring a male home. Chico was a male and the best dog ever, but her thinking was that 2 males would be a problem. At any rate, I called the breeder back, disappointed, and told her that it really had to be a girl and she told me about this litter of puppies that had been born the night before. There were 3 girls... she was taking one back (it was one of her puppies she sold and wanted a puppy back out of her), the breeders were keeping one and there was, of course, one left. They lived 20 mins from me, so I called. I went to look at them at 13 days old, fell in love with Sydney right off the hop and put a deposit down. I didn't know which puppy would be mine since the breeder I had originally talked to had 1st pick. The breeders knew I loved the one puppy but the wife liked the one that ended up being the 1st pick, and the husband liked the other puppy. So when the breeder picked her puppy, it was evident that Sydney was my girl.
Paige was a bit of a different scenerio as I already knew and was good friends with the breeders (same breeder). Paige's mom is the puppy they kept from that breeding that I got Sydney from. I was looking for another puppy and wanted it from the same lines as Syd, so when she was about to come into season, the breeders asked "do you have any studs in mind". I thought about it and thought about it and a breeder that I know (and LOVE) had a male that she kept from a very nice breeding. When I was looking for Sydney, I had fallen in love with this male's father. So I called them and said "Holly has Rio" and away they went. When the pups were 7 1/2 wks old, I went and evaluated the litter, but it was hopeless because when I picked up puppy #3, I looked at her face and was in LOVE. I stacked her up on the table and got a picture and that was the end of that.... I kept going back to her and saying "she's my girl". I have no doubt that I overlooked some other nice puppies in that litter, as there were 5 girls to choose from, but it was love at first sight. She had the temperment I was looking for for a good obedience dog and I've always been a "head person" and her head was to die for!
So that's how I ended up with my girls. BJ
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Ch. Auroragold Sun on Sydney Lake CD AGN TD RE CGN VCI "Sydney"
Auroragold's Legends of Kohana RE CGN "Paige"
Kohana's Bread and Butter "Pickle"
A Goal Always Begins With a Dream