Team Wongan- Stephanie Rickard
David and I began in the Dog World in 1970 with English Springer Spaniels. Miniature Poodles and American Cocker Spaniels soon followed. We have bred 111 Wongan champions and made up another 23, among them many Best in Show winners; including Royal Melbourne Show and more than twenty–five breed Specialties. In 2010, we introduced Papillons to our household and this is now our only breed.
I have always taken pride in our dogs’ presentation and how they have looked in the ring and when I tried some of the Chris Christensen products, I was blown away by the difference in the dogs’ coats. I simply could not believe how good they looked!
We have a fledging team of dogs, headed by our UK/Aust Ch Rozamie Moulin Rouge(Imp UK), who was UK’s Top Papillon in 2011 and a Best in Show and Best in Specialty Show winner here. He is currently taking a back seat to some new youngsters, Wongan Stand and Deliver, a Multi Baby in Show winner and soon to make her debut, Wongan Soda Licious.
I just love the White On White to bring up the whites and have been successfully using the Spectrum 10 regime along with Thick and Thicker for their ears and tail. To replenish moisture and for maintenance through the week, I use the Coatlink Coat Dressing. It is also great to use on the coats at the shows. We have no doubt that using these fabulous products will go a long way in making our dogs stand out in the ring and sincerely thank Chris Christensen for taking us on board.
Quiet Achiever 2014: Team Blackline Giant Schnauzers.
Sue Richie & Petri Talvinen have bred Giants together under the Blackline preflix since 2005, before that Sue had bred & shown Standard Schnauzers. Petri previously had the Pamausfinn prefix. We have imported our foundation sire from one of worlds top Giant breeders in Finland and our bitch from the Kennel that produced the winner of the 2008 US “A Top Dog”.
Our winning achievements have been Royal BOB,s and r/up in group, Multi BISS under International breed specialists and many, many All Breed BIS. Handling giants at the Stockholm & Paris World Shows has been a definite career highlight.
Giants required a lot of work, with stripping, scissoring and maintaining coat, the
Spectrum One System is perfect for my breed, ending with After U Bath, which makes brushing & drying a breeze. Then Thick N’ Thicker Spray helps to keep the furnishing in place.
I was so excited to win the Quiet Achiever Award and am looking forward to making Chris Christensen Australia proud!
Team Terrier- Multi Bis Ch Chaduna Blu Hell Raizer owend by Shane Avery Tiffany Ross Kerry Lee Bred by Kerry Lee Neville Hodgkins.At Just 2 years old Aramis has amounted to over 25 Best In Groups 20 Runner Up Best In Groups 4 Best In Shows and 3 RUBIS .His wins have been under International Judges from Ireland Japan South Africa Russia Finland USA Malaysia New Zealand Canada.
Introducing Multi BIS Multi BISS Interra Junior winner 2011 Best In Show Irish native Breeds
Rebecca Sheridan-McVicar and Gary McVicar are the National Distributors of Chris Christensen Systems and the owners of CCA. They have bred Boston Terriers under the Hygamble prefix since 2006 and before that had Boxers. During this time they have imported two beautiful dogs from top kennels in the US as their foundation sires and as a result now have a worldwide reputation for producing beautiful typical Boston Terriers. Winning highlights over the years include 8 Royal BOB’s, Best Puppy in Show Canberra Royal 2013, RUBISS under world renowned breed specialist Michael Staley (USA) owner, bred, handled and too many All Breed wins to mention. “We will never compromise on Breed Type regardless of what fashion or type is in the ring
we stay true to the Standard and CC products have helped us present our
dapper American Gentleman to perfection. I wouldn’t be without my White on White shampoo, After U Bathe Rinse, Colesteral Chalk Helper, white Ice Chalk, Silk Spirits and it’s great partner the Ionic Boar Bristle Brush. Our new Colour Effects Chalk Block is fast becoming my favourite CC product!”
I have been showing dogs since I can remember so I guess one would say ‘it’s in the blood’. Having followed in the footsteps of my mother Toni I have now taken the reigns and continue to breed Whippets alongside her under the ‘Beauroi’ prefix. Competing in Junior Handlers all through my eligible years with much success including State Winner 3 times, Champion Handler at the Sydney Royal Show and Centenary of Federation Handler I knew I wanted to go further abroad and experience the show scene overseas. I decided to travel to the USA where I had the privilege of learning the ropes of the American dog show scene with Famous Whippet breeder and professional handler Mary Dukes (Delecreme Whippets) and then professional handlers Joe and the late Pauline Waterman. Whilst in the States I had experienced using the Chris Christensen products and knew from then on that it was the product for me to help present my dogs to their best advantage.
We have had much success over the years in the ring including multiple specialty wins, Royal wins at the famous Brisbane, Melbourne and just recently Sydney Royals plus great success at All breeds shows. We believe in order to strive to be the best, you have to use the best and we find that the Chris Christensen products help us to achieve wonderful results with our dogs. Even though we have a smooth coated breed, it still requires great products to achieve maximum results. We love to use the White on White Shampoo as it not only gets the whites white but we really like that it can be used on any colour coat and no need to dilute. Just apply then rinse!! After shampooing, we condition our dogs in After U Bathe as it leaves the coat smooth, clean and smelling BEAUTiful!!
On show day we simply use the Chris Christensen chalk block to highlight the whites and the CC Coatlink spray brushed through with our ‘Ionic’ bristle brush to get fantastic shine and a great finish to our dogs coats. We look forward to our continued success in the show ring in 2014 and thank Chris Christensen products for helping us get that ‘winning edge!’.