MBISS AmGCanCh. Konza-Plum Creek Bugatti at Elance
"Ben" Sire: GCh. Elance Beyond the Blue Dam: BISS GCh. Katz Fashion Finesse at Konza DOB: June 2013 Breeders: Kay McMillin and Robert Bates Owner: Cherie Hunchak, Kay McMillin, Robert Bates
Ben finished his American Championship in style, taking Best of Breeds and Group placements over specials, all before turning one year old.
He then came to join us in Canada. His Canadian show debut was in Spring 2015, and his first weekend out he took Group First. Ben finished his Canadian Championship in four days with multiple Group placements.
Ben then headed back to the US to attend the Borzoi Club of America 2015 National Specialty, where he took Best in Futurity. On his way back home, he stopped to win his first Best In Specialty (Greater Twin Cities Borzoi Club) and his first AKC Group First.
Back in Canada Ben added another Best in Specialty (Foothills Gazehound Club), and Group 1st at the 2015 Purina National.
Ben hit the ring in 2016 with a Group 4th, two Group 1sts, and a Specialty Best of Breed. He added another Best in Specialty win to his roster in September 2016 with the Borzoi Canada 2016 Dogwood Specialty win. His first litter was whelped in March 2016.
Ben is back in the US for 2017. His second litter was whelped at Kyrov Borzoi in December 2016 (first in the US), and he's in the ring taking Best of Breeds and Group wins, and his first Reserve Best in Show. He had the honour of being Best of Opposite Sex at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club and Best of Opposite Sex at the BCOA National!
Ben, March 2016. A new father, and taking his first Group placement of the year - a Group 4th. (Shaw photo).
Ben August 2015, taking another Best in Specialty (Foothills Gazehound Specialty) and Group 1st at the Purina Invitational. Judy Carleton photo.
Ben wins Group First his first weekend out in Canada, at 22 months old.
Ben on his way to his first Best in Specialty - the June 2016 Greater Twin Cities Borzoi Club specialty. Ben was just two years old.
Ben finishing his American Championship title just before turning one year old. Shown here with his breeders, Kay McMillin and Robert Bates.