Halo is the foundation for Aardehond Border Terriers. Even though she will soon be 13 years of age, Halo has been a wonderful companion, teammate, mother, and now grandmother/great-grandmother, over the years.
Halo's first litter consisted of two girls, both now AKC Grand Champions. One of the girls from the first litter is GCH Meadowlake Simply Sinful (Maya) who was the Number 1 Border Terrier in Breed and All Breed Points in 2011 and 2012. Maya retired in early 2013 after earning her 14th Best In Show, thereby breaking the record of Best In Shows earned by a Border Terrier (previously 13). Maya was brought out of retirement after becoming a mother in the summer of 2013 to show at the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club show and received both Best of Breed and a Terrier Group 3 ... a wonderful result considering she hadn't stepped into a show ring for almost a year at that point!
Together, Halo and I have earned a Rally Novice title, Novice Agility titles and a Junior Earthdog title. She has also earned qualifying runs in Open Standard and Jumpers with Weaves (agility) and two qualifying runs towards a Senior Earthdog title. She's retired from the agility ring now and I pretty much think she won't ever get the third Senior Earthdog 'leg' because she's become too smart to play the game according to AKC rules.
Halo has also earned an AKC Canine Good Citizen award and was certified as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. She received the BTCA Versatility Award in 2008.