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Apologies for Radio Silence - May 2023 update

I can't believe that I haven't posted on here since November 2022, and not been bragging from the rooftops that Katie is now the top bitch in the country! We took a big trip up to Pennsylvania in April where not only did Katie grab a Select Bitch, a Best of Variety, and an Owner-Handled Group 1, but she earned enough points to achieve the Silver level of her grand champion title. If you're not a show person yourself, you're probably sort of glazing over - blah blah blah blah. The short version, she's been doing really well in the show ring, and I'm super proud of her. Also at home are my foundation bitch, Bonnie, who is enjoying retirement; Larwood, the boy from England, who finished his championship and has had his first taster of the running event called FastCAT; and Hermia, who is one "major" away from her own championship. Larwood is also going to be a daddy soon, all being well. We bred him to Zoot (who lives with my mom) and are expecting puppies
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Newest Texangal hits the ring!

Texangals Though She Be But Little, AKA "Hermia", made her debut at the Stephenville Kennel Club show in Belton TX on Friday Oct 21st in the Beginner Puppy class, and surprised me on her first down-and-back ever that she gave a most-professional stack in front of the judge. She went on to win the BP group, and best of all, seemed to have fun doing it! Two days later, she turned 6 months old and won 1st in her Bred By Exhibitor. Hopefully, this is the start of many ribbons to come!

Katie gets her Silver NOHS level

  Achieving the 500 points for the NOHS silver level seemed to just come out of the blue Like most people who have been reeling from the rise in prices and the cost of gas, we've dialed down our showing schedule quite a bit since the AMTC national in Houston in July, but the highlight was definitely getting the silver badge for Katie's owner-handled successes over the past year. Going against the big guns at the national was quite daunting, but Katie made the cut twice in a deep, deep field. She then picked up some points and an owner-handled placement at Longview and again at Little Rock before winning the breed at Houston Toy. She took off her showing efforts for all of September and will hit the ring again for a few times between now and the Orlando NOHS finals in December.

Katie is Double-Bronze!

  Texangals Killing Time achieved two milestones in April 2022 when she accumulated 100 Grand Champion points for her bronze level, and 250 owner-handled points for her bronze level in the National Owner Handled Series. Nationally, she stands at #3 owner-handled Toy Manchester, and is the highest owner-handled Toy Manchester at #7 in the breed. I remember when I realized that this little girl was something really special: when judge Linda Hurlebaus awarded her Best in Show Bred-By Exhibitor at Dallas in July 2021, and a Group 4 under judge Charlotte Patterson at Belton in October 2021. She has gone on to win 20 Best of Varieties and numerous Owner-Handled group placements, including half a dozen Group 1s. "KT" or "Katie" was by Ch Marler Hill Jumpin' Jack Flash and out of Ch Texangals Theodora "Ted" Logan. She has two other champion siblings, Flicka and Alfie, and another who is grand champion, Bumble. I'm looking forward to July 2022 when she'

November 2021

 I can't believe how much has happened and I've not been writing about it! Champions then Grand Champions and more puppies: really, what have I been doing, sitting on all these great brags? Let's work our way backwards, starting with the latest little bundle of scrumptiousness, our little Carpe Diem baby, "DJ" - he is the last puppy of our foundation dam, Grand Champion Bluebonnet Dreaming Spires at Texangals TKN. We bred her to her grandson, Grand Champion Texangals Diego's Got His Knives Out, to solidify those English genes before I spay and retire her. Family Portrait: Bonnie with DJ and Diego We had another set of puppies in July when we bred Champion Texangals Zoot Just Zoot to Texangals Rohan Heavens Door: Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. Lois is now called Lucy and already starting off her promising show career; Jimmy is now called Winston and is enjoying his life near Dallas as a man of leisure! Texangals Little Miss Lois Lane Our other big news recently com

July 2021 Update - Puppies Coming Soon

  Zoot is from the very first litter I ever bred at Texangals, the Monty Python and the Holy Grail Litter, and coming off the back of a wonderful set of five potential show puppies, I have really high hopes for the quality of her litter with Robbie. I bred Robbie, too: he was the gentle and sweet boy from the "Bizarre Adventure" litter from 2019 (Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure is an anime that I'm particularly fond of, and Robbie's registered name comes from one of the characters on it). He is owned by Tonda Curry and Terry Fehrman from the Canton area of Texas. Rohan Kishibe, aka "Heaven's Door" Both Zoot and Robbie have pedigrees that are heavily influenced by their English roots, with a generous helping of Maggical/Rosewood and a splash of St Lazar. They're also a couple of lovely, portable, compact 10-pounders, and talk about athleticism, Zoot has always shown that she was born with springs in her legs, jumping over 32-inch x-pens from a standstil

May 2021 Update

Well, apologies for posting after only a fair few months to say that Zoot's puppies have come and mostly gone (we kept one of them), and in the meantime, Katie has been in the show ring a few times and picked up some points which we're really happy about given that she's only just 7 months even now. To be honest, I'm way more current on the Instagram page that you see by clicking here: TexangalsTMTs In a couple of weeks' time, we'll be hitting the northbound highway for the Manchester Terrier national specialty in Kalamazoo. Katie will show in bred-by, whereas Zoot's keeper, Diego, will still be too young for anything but Beginner Puppy. I've decided to take along Granny Bonnie for a couple of fun classes like Brood Bitch and Brace, just because I'm not sure when there will next be two of Bonnie's puppy in the ring at the same show. This year, it will be Trish, co-owned with Jerri Gillean of Go West Performance Manchesters (Washington state), and