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Introducing Del Sol Never Look Back at Sonesta ("Baxter").  Baxter is a new addition to Sonesta Cavaliers - coming from the wonderful Mary McHenry of Del Sol Cavaliers in California. He is our newest show prospect and potential future stud dog.  His pedigree is to die for. His sire is GCh Ch Allegria Made You Look by the wonderful Ch Grantilley Patriot. His dam, Liane's Irish Coffee brings in the important Maibee, Miletree and Pascavale lines! We are very exicited about his potential and cannot wait to get him into the show ring. We plan to debut him in July, 2015 at the huge NRG Series of dogs shows (formerly Reliant Series and before that the Astro Series) in Houston.  You can see his full pedigree here.



Sonesta Sophie's Choice has sure started her show career with a bang.  At 7 months old at her first show, she was Reserve Winner's Bitch. Then, the next day, she was Winner's Bitch AND......... Best of Breed!

I'll post the official show photo as soon as I receive it. In the meantime, here is a snapshot taken by Sophie's owner, Sharon Harry.


New photo of Sonesta Patience - just received from Julie Ellingson.


Sonesta Patience after a Winner's Bitch showing and Grand Champion Sonesta Sweet William after a Select Dog win - with judge and owners, Kevin and Julie Ellingson.  What a lovely photo!
  Sonesta Patience (Patty) was Winners Bitch in the show in Stockton, California, on November 26, 2012! Waiting patiently (pun definitely intended) for photos.




Sonesta Colonel Travis (Ch. Lovejoy Orion x Ch. Lovejoy Lotus Blossom of Sonesta) has begun his show career!  He was such a good boy at the show - striking a pose on the lead and standing well on the table. 


Sonesta Lasting Impression ("Lacie") has not only begun her show career, but has also recently receive her AKC Canine Good Citizen Award and also received her certification as a canine therapy dog.  She loves  visiting with the residents of the local retirement homes and the residents seem to love her, too!


UPDATE September 7, 2011:  Lacey had her first physical therapy visit at The Med today. There were six patients brought in and they took turns brushing Lacey, then throwing balls for her to retrieve, and then she walked down the hall beside them. Most used a walker, and one man walked on his own. I held the leash too but she did such a great job staying right beside them and not pulling ahead. She was a “hit”, and the lady that coordinates the pet therapy volunteers said that Lacey would be the “talk of the floor” since she did so well. We are so proud her her!!!!


Sonesta Cavaliers has been awarded the designation of American Kennel Club Breeder of Merit, recognizing us for our breeding of multiple AKC Champions and now a Grand Champion. We are very excited about this honor.


Ch Sonesta Sweet William was Breed of Breed at the Woodland show in California on May 15, 2011!  He is almost finished with the points he needs for his Grand Champion title!

UPDATE:  Willie is now GRAND CHAMPION Sonesta Sweet William as of June 19, 2011, when he received a "Select Dog" award at a 4-point major show at the Pocatella Kennel Club in Idaho!




Sonesta Cavaliers was visited by world-famous photographers Bob & Pam Langrish of England.  They took lots of pictures of our Cavaliers and I thought I would share some of them with you.





Sonesta Patience was 2nd at the huge Cavalier Specialty show in California May 7, 2011. Then the next weekend was Reserve Winners Bitch (at just 6 months old). She is really off to a great show start!




Sonesta Patience has hit the California show scene with a bang!  In March, 2011, at her first show at only six months old, she was Best of Breed and took a Toy Group 2nd place!  Way to go Patticake and owner, Julie Ellingson!





Marco (Homerbrent Muscat) finished his championship requirements on July 1, 2010 at a huge 5 point major show in Oklahoma City.  Handler Karen Newman said the judge never hesitated when giving him the Winner's Dog and then Best of Winners awards. She said he strutted his stuff and just made it known that there was no other dog in the ring better than him.  We are very proud of him. Finishing a championship at only 19 months old is quite an accomplishment.  After the Reliant Show in Houston later in July, we will give him several months off to finish maturing before we put him back in the ring to compete against the older champions for Best of Breed.






Bonnie (Sonesta Bon Appetit) has become a certified reading therapy dog with the Bak-Pak Reading Program. This wonderful program uses dogs to help school children learn to read better.  The dogs are used to encourage confidence and skills as children cozy up for reading with "their" reading dog.  Bonnie is a natural and the kids seem to love her.  To learn more about the Bak-Pak Reading Program, read this wonderful article by Gail Collins recently published in the Cy-Fair Regional Magazine.

Below are photos of Bonnie at work wearing her Halloween Cheerleader costume:




For two weekends in a row, our new boy, Homerbrent Muscat ("Marco") was Best of Breed at the shows!  And his being only 10 months old made it especially fun!  We are very proud of him and think he will finish his championship run in short order.

UPDATE:  Marco continues to impress the judges. He's taken two more Best of Breeds and we expect him to finish his championship points very soon. We will show him next at the BIG BIG shows at San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.


Another huge congratulations to Julie Ellingson of California for her Best of Breed and Toy Group 4 placing in June, 2009 at the Lost Coast show in California with Sonesta Sweet William!  This was Willie's first time out after finishing his AKC Championship a few weeks ago and he certainly has begun his Specialty run with a flair!

And here is his recent "Glamour Shot!"

Update September 28, 2009 - Just got an email from Julie, owner of Sonesta Sweet William. Here's what she had to say:

"Willie received another BOB at the Grass Valley show two weeks ago. He still loves the conformation ring, and I am getting more used to going directly into the breed class. It's a whole new ball game! We showed at Carson City - Willie showed very well, but was edged out by a dog from the BBE class (Motherlode's Just Believe) but since he also beat Ch. Timsar's Mr Moonlighter (BOB @ Westminster and Eukanuba!) at the same time, I don't feel bad at all! (As an aside, since Willie's beaten Just Believe before, it must mean that Willie's as good as "Jack" too, right? ;o) ) I'll show Willie at the specialty in October, plus Yuba City and Dixon - then we're tackling Rally. He needs letters on the other end of his name, too."

Woo-hoo! Way to go, guys!



Introducing our newest addition, Homerbrent Muscat.  This boy comes from the wonderful and world-famous breeder, Molly Coaker of Homerbrent Kennel in England.  We are very grateful that Molly has again trusted us with one of her fabulous puppies.  We are calling him "Marco" and will debut him in the show ring as a 7 month old in the upcoming huge Reliant Serious of dogs shows in Houston in July, 2009. We are hopeful that Marco will become our newest stud dog after finishing his championship!

Update: Marco took reserve dog in his first showing - at the Reliant show! 



Sonesta Sweet William has become the newest champion from Sonesta Cavaliers.  Congratulations to Willy and his owners, Julie and Kevin Ellingson of California.  He finished with a huge major against some really wonderful dogs.


Sonesta Bon Appetit (Bonny) took Winners Bitch today at the Navasota show, beating out her two sisters, Sonesta Pop Goes the Weasle and Sonesta Hide & Seek.  She was shown by 9 year old Conner Gambrell.



Sonesta Hide & Seek (Heidi) surprised us all by taking Winners Bitch at her very first show at a mere six months old!  She beat her sisters Sonesta Pop Goes the Weasle (Weezie) and Sonesta Bon Appetit (Bonny).  Conner Gambrell presented her to the judge and because all three won their individual classes and were called back for the winners class, I took her in instead of Conner (who was handling Bonny). Can't tell you how surprised I was when the judge said "The puppy bitch will take it." 



Sonesta Pop Goes the Weasel (Weezie) in on a role, taking Winners Bitch in her last three shows.  Handler Janet Gambrell and I couldn't be happier.





Sonesta Bon Appetit (Bonnie) is showing a real talent for agility work.  In this short video clip, you see Bonnie with friend, Janet Gambrell working for only the third time on learning about agility.  Bonnie seems to love it!


Sonesta Sweet William takes another big win in California with owner/handler Julie Ellingson on the lead.  Congratulations, Willie and Julie! We are proud of you.


Sonesta Pop Goes the Weasel was Best of Winners in Houston November 16, 2008. Handler, Janet Gambrell, said she owned the competition. She certainly made us all proud.  She's on her way!  But her half-sister, Sonesta Bon Appetit, is warning her that she is RIGHT BEHIND HER!

Two more Sonesta Cavaliers enter the show ring!  Sonesta Pop Goes the Weasel (left) and Sonesta Bon Appetit (below) have begun their show careers and they are being shown by a mother and son team, Janet and Connor Gambrell!  What fun to have them competing together in the same shows!  Both are doing very well and we expect great things of them.





Sonesta Sweet William  ("Willie") was best of breed June 28 and 29, 2008 in California at the Lost Coast Kennel Club shows!  He's beginning to knock on the door of his Championship title. We are very proud of him and his owner, Julie Ellingson.

Sonesta Cookies N Cream ("Cookie") has begun her show career and is doing quite well.  She seems to really enjoy all the action and attention.  I'll have pictures as soon as they come in.  In the meantime, here are pictures we took at home this week.




Lovejoy Lotus Blossom of Sonesta ("Lottie") is our newest AKC Champion!  We are so proud of Lottie!  She finished her championships points in high style by winning not one, not two, but THREE 5-point major shows in Oklahoma City June 29, 30 and July 1, 2007!  Handler, Karen Newman, says she is just a natural show-off. And she finished her title at only 18 months old.  Can't wait to get the show pictures and will post them as soon as they arrive. In the meantime, here is a picture from a few months previously at a prior win.

And thank you, Betty of Lovejoy Cavaliers, for trusting me with her.  Lottie is by Lovejoy Davy Crockett and out of Lovejoy Cleopatra.  She will begin her breeding career soon!


Below you see Connor Gambrell, age 7, showing Lottie in her first outing as a Champion - at the Reliant Series of Dog Shows in Houston. It was Connor's first time to handle a show dog and he did a wonderful job!




Sonesta Sweet William ("Willy") has begun his bid for championship title.  Willy has begun gathering points for his AKC championship title with a big win in California!  He is being handled by his owner, Julie Ellingson.  Way to go, Julie!



Sonesta Gingersnap ("Ginger") is off to a good start!  Ginger began her show career in April, 2005, at 10 months old and immediately began gathering points as winners bitch and best puppy.  Ginger is by Ch Sonesta Annakin and out of Homerbrent Ellie of Sonesta.


Sonesta Priceless Treasure ("Price") continues his winning streak as he took TWO Best of Winners and Best of Breed wins out of the Puppies 9-12 month classes in Missouri May 3-4, 2003. First was at the Spririt of the Heartland Kennel Club show on May 3, 2003, under Judge Mr Richard M Chashoudian.  Then at the Jefferson County Kennel Club of Missouri on May 4, 2003 under Judge Mrs Ann D Hearn.  We are so proud of him! 


Photo coming soon!

Sonesta Priceless Treasure ("Price") takes a major win as Best of Winners at the Houston Kennel Club show March 16, 2003!  At only 9 months old, Price is well on his way to his AKC championship.


We are so excited to announce the arrival of our newest little girl.  Homerbrent Ellie arrived safe and sound from Homerbrent Cavaliers in England on February 12, 2003!  Ellie is a gorgeous and feisty little girl by Homerbrent Expression and we can't wait to take her to her first show in July at the Reliant Stadium.  Thank you so much Molly Coaker, for entrusting us with this little darling.



Ch. Sonesta Annakin ("Andy") continues to impress the judges, winning Best of Breed on both days of the recent Conroe Kennel Club shows on December 7 & 8, 2002 in Conroe, Texas.  I can't tell you how exciting it was to take my first BOB into the group ring!



He did it! Sonesta Annakin ("Andy") is now CH Sonesta Annakin, a new American Kennel Club champion dog! He finished his championship on October 13, 2002 at the Baytown Kennel Club show. He will now stand at stud to select Cavalier females. We are just so proud of him!



Loranka's Majical Music ("Bitsy") has arrived from Wales.  We are proud to announce the arrival from Loranka Cavaliers in Wales of this sweet little blenheim girl by Loranka's Majestic Moments . We hope someday she and Andy will produce for us the next generation of Sonesta Champions.



Welcome our newest litter of puppies out of our girl, Taywood Tru Destiny ("Trudy") and by Ch & Can. Ch Grantilley Dollar.  Two tri-color males and one blenheim male. They are adorable!  They are Sonesta Treasure Seeker ("Buddy"), Sonesta Priceless Treasure ("Price") and Sonesta Show Me the Money ("Cash").



Sonesta Annakin ("Andy") is on his way to his championship rating with his first 5 point major win on February 24, 2002 at the Brazoria County Kennel Club show in Houston. The judge said she does not often give the win to a puppy and was very impressed with his attitude which she said told her “Pick me! I’m the star today!”

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