Boomer passed last September and left such a void. Koi has tried to help fill the emptiness left by Boomer.
Out of his first litter, three puppies were shown and one out of the second litter. Koi was shown 6 times, 6 times won Winners Dog (3 majors), 3 times Best of Breed over specials, Puppy Group 1, Bred by Exhibitor Group 3, two puppy match Hound Group 1's and is a Gold Grand Champion. He was undefeated in the classes. Koi also completed his Grand Championship in 8 shows. He finished 2015 as NEAA/Chronicle # 1 Male Elkhound and #2 All breed for the year #3 Breed Standings. Koi is now enjoying retirement as a spoiled pet and trying to help heal our hearts. He retired as a Multi-Best in Specialty and Multi-Group 1 winner, all Breeder-Owner-Handled. Koi is the first Grand Champion Elkhound to be sire by a Grand Champion in AKC history. Boomer's daugter PI also has finished her Championship by winning a 5 point major at the Chicago Elkhound Specialty in June of 2013 and within 8 shows finished her Grand Championship. Unfortunely PI joined Boomer and Rite Aide in Heaven on January 11th. Also joining them, Tee Jay left us on April 11th. Such heartache this year.
In Boomer's and Tee Yay's second litter Atty also finished her Championship with Keith showing her from first point to last point. She was Best of Opposite Sex several times over bitch specials to get several of her points. Atty also made the cut at the NEINEA specialty this month (June) with over 20 Bitch Specials entered/shown. Atty has now completed her Grand Championship.