Ch. Baldr's Superchic, DOM
(Ch. Laureate X-Cel-A-Rater ex Ch. Black Toad Penelope)
3/19/81 - 9/2/91
Bob Conrad was again interested in sharing a bitch with us.
Bob & I co-owned Q.T. until after her first litter was born. Q.T. came to live with us in May of 1981. She immediately won our hearts.
Because Bob & I both had many other commitments, Q.T. was shown very sparingly.
The Missouri Valley Boxer Club hosted the ABC Regional in November of 1981. Q.T. won her class 3 of the 4 days and a Grand Sweepstakes.
She was not shown again until March of 1982 at the Heart of America cluster in Kansas City.
She won a 5 point major on the last day with a Winner's Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex.
Her next shows were in early May at the Missouri Valley Boxer Club and the two all breed shows following. At the Missouri Valley Boxer Club show she was Grand Sweepstakes, Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of Breed (over top winning specials) for 4 points.
At the Council Bluffs Kennel Club show the next day, she was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Group 1 for 4 points.
And the last day, at the Cornhusker Kennel Club Show, she was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite Sex for 2 points which finished her.
She was shown by Steve Talkington for all of her local show career. Jim
Eden specialed her in a few shows out east in October and November of 1982.
Her first litter was whelped 8/25/83 and was 12 puppies!!!! Four were white and 2 flashy fawn bitches were born dead. We still had 6 puppies - 3 flashy fawn bitches, 2 flashy fawn dogs, and 1 plain fawn bitch. Two of the bitches went on to become champions.
Ch. Bal d' Orr's Superskirt
Her second litter was whelped 2/16/85 - this time 9 puppies. One white and one flashy fawn bitch were born dead.
There were 2 flashy brindle bitches, 2 flashy fawn bitches, 2 plain brindle dogs, and 1 flashy brindle dog.
Two of these bitches also went on to become champions making Q.T. a Dam of
Merit. We kept a flashy brindle bitch out of this litter - C.J.
Ch. Orrkid's Ouphe
Q.T. was a great ambassador for the breed -
she loved everyone and would make sure every person she met would pet her.
My parents did not allow dogs in the house when I was growing up. My
mother was not fond of the dogs in my house but Q.T. won her over. Q.T.
actually got a pet from my mother.
I took Q.T. through a basic obedience
course. The class was taught by a couple who had OTCH Golden Retrievers.
They stressed that you should train at least twice a day. Q.T. was good with
once every other day. If I tried to practice twice a day, she would just
look at me as if to say "I already did this once today, is there a problem".
She passed the class with flying colors.
Q.T. developed severe spondylosis as she aged and, at the age of 10 1/2, collapsed one day.
She was not able to stand or move on her own. There was nothing that veterinary medicine could do so we lovingly helped her to the Rainbow Bridge.
Q.T.'s Family (left to right)
Ch. Laureates X-Cel-A-Rator - "Julio" (Sire)
Ch. Black Toad Penelope - "Toad" (Dam)
Ch. Laureates Kiss Me Kate - "Kate" (Litter Sister)
Ch. Baldr's Superchic - "Q.T."
Ch. Bal d' Orr's Superskirt - "Debbie" (Daughter)
Ch. Bal d' Orr's QT Cutie - "Evie" (Daughter)
(left to right)
Ch. Baldr's Superchic - "Q.T."
Ch. Orrkid's Ovation - "Lily" (Daughter)
Ch. Orrkid's Sparkler - "Dinah" (Granddaughter)