2004 In Review


The highlight of the year was most definitely the birth of my Niece & God daughter
on 15th October. What a great blessing our family has been bestowed with and we are truly thankful to God for this precious Joy! Hacienda's future Junior Handler!


In the Showring

Well it's been a hectic year workwise and so dog shows have been limited but we still managed to have some memorable moments this year. So in brief,

Asian & Malaysian Ch. Hacienda Ewe Lil Beauty - "Petra" managed to do a repeat and won Best of Breed AGAIN at the 2004 Sydney Royal! Not only that but she added another title to her name and also completed her Australian Champion title. Many thanks to Julie Ireland for her help in showing Petra for her final points.

Mal. Ch. Hacienda Heaven Maid - "Stella", half sister to Petra couldn't be left out of the limelight also and had a fantastic year with several Group and In Show wins both locally and also in Thailand in July when we went there for some shows. Not content with that Stella managed to become a Malaysian Grand Champion and became our third Malaysian Grand Champion and first Homebred Grand Champion! Stella has been retired for matrnal duties and is currently proudly nursing her litter of 7 girls!

Kiss This!

In early December, Hacienda Kiss My Black Arts - "Renoir" who was exported to India completed his Championship title and became an Indian Champion.
Renoir is the 25th Homebred Hacienda Champion!!
 Huge Congrats to his proud owner, our dear friend Padman!



In July this year a group of Malaysians and their canines headed off to Bangkok for 4 days of shows. Wow what an experience that was and what fun we all had!! I took three of the Hacienda Clan and we had a great time winning lots of beautiful prizes (requring purchase of an additional suitcase and box).  Stella (Mal. Gr. Ch. Hacienda Heaven Maid) won the Group four days in a row and Dali (Mal. Ch. Hacienda Kicking Arts) won the Dog CC and Puppy of Group three times! Chase (Mal. Ch. Graedon Dragon Chaser) won three Reserve in Group and also Junior of Group three times and Best Junior in Show under NZ breed specialist Mrs. Gwen Johnstone! All three are half-way to their Thai Champion titles and hopefully will be back in the New Year to complete their titles! Many thanks to Lee Kok Hong who organised the entire trip and ensured we had no problems and basically got treated like Royalty from the minute we landed in Bangkok!

News In Brief

Other Champions made up this year

Mal. Ch. Hacienda Lock Up Ya Daughters
Mal. Ch. Hacienda Kicking Arts
Mal. Ch. Graedon Dragon Chaser (Mini Long Hair)
Mal. Ch. Heritage La Reina Tricolora (English Cocker Spaniel)
Philippine Grand Ch. Hacienda Feelin Flirty has now entered the Philippine Hall of Fame!



Our latest edition to the family is our import from the UK "Dottie Doormouse" - Lauralee Welsh Affair at Hacienda. Dottie started her show career with a bang winning Best of Breed aged 3 days over 6 months beating, many Champions and mature dogs! She has won numerous Puppy in Group and In Show and we look forward to campaigning her more in 2005! Our sincerest Thanks to her breeders Morris and Judith Armstrong for letting Dottie come to us.

In March we also said farewell to Mal. Champion Hacienda Heaven Can Wait - "Bubbles" as she left us to go Downunder to her new owner Dale Berrier. Bubbles is was only 11 points short of her Australian Champion title before having to be retired to tend to maternal duties. She has had a lovely litter of pups and we wish Dale every success with Bubbles & the Bubblets!