Spellbound's Fresca Dal Frutteta, RN, CGCA, TKN, DOB 7/6/2016
DM Clear/Clear; OFA Hips: Good
OFA Elbows: Right - normal, Left -FCP/DJD Grade II (documented injury)
Fresca has been quite the addition to our lives! A sassy pup known as "Watermelon" in our garden themed litter, showed promise as a show prospect but also had the attitude, and she stole my heart with her high level of intelligence. She is doing well with her training and is proving to be a smart, willing working girl! We are excited about her future! At her first show outing she won Best of Breed and a Working Group 3 at the Beginner Pup shows in Rosemont, IL.
On January 21, 2017, I decided to enter Fresca in her first Rally Trial. There were two trials in one day at For Your K9 in Melrose Park. In her first trial, out of a possible 210, she scored a 209 for second place. On the second trial, she scored a 207, and with a three-way tie, she had the fastest time to pull out in first place! A great day, two rally legs with one to go....at a mere 6 1/2 months old! More to come...for sure!
Fall of 2017 has proven to be a very busy time for us - Fresca's show career is in full swing and she is doing great! As of the BMDCNI Regional Specialty, Fresca won the points at 7 out of 8 shows. Most notable, was her Winners Bitch and Best of Winners at the Regional for a 5 point major, selected that day over 37 other bitch entries! WOW! That was a fun weekend and nice to have her chosen, especially from the Bred-By Exhibitor class! I am so proud of her!
At the BMD Club of S.E. Wisconsin Regional, Fresca won two First Place awards in Rally Novice for her first legs with scores of 97 and 99. She went on to finish her Rally Novice title at the BMDCA National in May of 2018, with a very respectable score of 96.
In July of 2018 Fresca and I attended the BMDCNI Fun Day and she easily obtained her CGC, CGCA, and TKN titles for 3 new titles in one day! She is such a good girl, willing to do anything I ask of her!
In September 2018 Fresca had a beautiful litter of 10 puppies, sired by Ch Driftless Catching Fire "Cato" owned by Deanna Scott. The puppies were a lovely bunch and we had a ton of fun with them, and getting to know our puppy families so well with all the open houses and visits! Its particularly wonderful that so many of us have become great friends too, and we love that our dogs bring us together!
Fresca was supposed to have been finished by now, but we missed a few of the larger events due to conflicts, weddings, and family obligations. So, just shy of 3 points to finish, we decided to go with the breeding part instead. We can get the championship later! Fresca is currently confirmed pregnant and due November 24th. Please email us if you are interested in a puppy from this or a future litter.