We couldn't be more proud to announce the achievement of Zaralyn at Westminster.
Proudly owned and loved by Linda Khettry.
New Grand Champion!
Congratulations to Linda Khettry and her girl Zaralyn for finishing her Grand Championship!
Zaralyn is the first finished Grand Champion from our kennel.
We are very very PROUD!!
Zaralyn featured in the NY Post!!!!
Zaralyn is in the NY post today as part of a feature story on Westminster entries. Her owner, Linday Khettry is so excited to be part of Westminster this year and and we are so proud of Zaralyn and Linda!
CHampion Zielonagoras Czama Ksiezna, a k a “Zaralyn” (NY Post, Feb. 8, 2013)
Photos: 5 local dogs competing in the Westminster dog show
This vivacious 3-year-old’s name is Polish for “black princess,” and the Polish lowland sheepdog does indeed live like royalty, splitting her time between her family’s Central Park South apartment, where she enjoys taking in the views from a 17th-floor balcony, and a sprawling home in Ridgewood, NJ, with a 1-acre yard. “She is a princess, she really is,” says owner Linda Khettry, 62.
The high-maintenance bitch even spends every Friday at the beauty parlor, to keep her shag in shape. When not showing, Zaralyn typically wears a barrette to keep her lustrous locks out of her eyes; when competing, her hair must hang freely, and her signature look is a rakishly charming sidesweep, where her hair is pulled back to reveal just one of her eyes.
While her breed is rare in and of itself, Zaralyn is especially unique because she’s black, not white. “She’s the only one in the country,” claims Khettry, who calls herself a “professional volunteer.”
Zaralyn also has a family connection to Westminster: Her father won Best of Opposite (the award for the best animal of the opposite sex of the Best of Breed winner) and an award of merit three years ago. “Zaralyn hopes to follow in his paw print,” says Khettry.
MERRY "PON" CHRISTMAS - from Zielonagoras Midnight Melody aka "Ripley"
New Zielonagora Champion
Zielonagoras Burnt Ember aka "Dottie" achieved her championship in Rhode Island on April, 2012. Way to go Dottie!
CONGRATULATIONS - NEW CHAMPION!!!
Zielonagoras Czarna Ksiezna (aka Zara) is a new champion! Zara achieved her championship at the shows in Suffern, NY in February 2012. Zara is shown below with her owner Linda Khettry (on right) and handler Gina.
2011 National Specialty - Held in Philadelphia this year as part of the National Dog Show. It was great fun and our PONs were spotlighted in a short piece with Mary Carillo. Catch it on tv if you can!
PON Specialty Exhibitors with Mary Carillo Chris Gibson (L) & Benigne Dohms (R) Specialty co-chairs
Zarys wins an Award of Merit and a Select Dog awards at the 2010 APONC National Specialty!
WESTMINSTER !! - Zarys took another honor at Westminster 2010 - an Award of Merit. This is the second time that Zarys has been recognized at this very prestigous
Ripley is a star!!!!
Ripley is published in the Summer 2009 PON Times !! Go to the Past Litter page and link to his story. Ripley is an exceptional guy that is achieving wonderful things and respresenting
our breed well. He makes his mom and dad proud!
2nd Annual New England Herding Clinic - June 7, 2008
The Herding Clinic was a blast - again! We had 22 PONs and even more people that came to the annual clinic. We even had a couple of Cotons, one of which that could herd. Here are a couple
of pictures of my guys.
CH Zarys Ama Canem went to Westminster this year, but was not successful - it just wasn't our year. But, we are still very proud of him winning BOS last year. A big thank you to everyone
who attended the show and visited us. We had a great time visiting with you!
WESTMINSTER 2007 - CH ZARYS AMA CANEM wins BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX at WESTMINSTER!!!!! We are so proud of him! See him at: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2007/video/breed/index.html Just scroll down the index to the Herding Group and click on "Polish Lowland Sheepdog" .
World Dog Show - Poznan, Poland
The World Dog Show was held in Poznan, Poland on Nov. 9-11. There were 130 PONS entered! We are very proud to say that Zarys' dad, CH Mazur Gangu Dlugich ("Max") took Best of Breed! What
an accomplishment! Huge Congratulations to Anna Dominiak, Max's owner.
WESTMINSTER!!!! - (February 14, 2006)
Molly won Best of Opposite Sex at the Westminster Show! She was very ably handled by my daughter Lindsey. If you would like to see the breed competition for Westminster please click on this link: http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2006/video/breed/index2.html and select Polish Lowland Sheepdog. You can see Lindsey and Molly showing.
PONs on the Pet Talk Show - (February 4-5, 2006)
Molly and Zarys are tv stars!!!! They appeared on a weekend show called Pet Talk that is broadcast in the southern portion of CT. David Frei, Director of Communications for the WKC was doing a Westminster segment for the show and invited our PONs on the show. It was great fun meeting David and other Westminster competitors. Additionally, we got to meet Greer Griffith and learn about the "Angel on a Leash" therapy program that the WKC had founded. Greer has two beautiful labs that have been the foundation team for the program and they have paved the way for over 15 more teams to help with the therapy. This is a great program helping sick children in NYC!