I think Pasha is the best dog I have bred since his grandfather Tyler and have high hopes for his future here at Gryffyn's Aeyrie. Pasha's name is the title of a One Republic song, and his call name comes from a SYTYCD contestant that is a Russian dancer that makes me "stop and stare" when I see him on TV!
He made his show debut at the age of 10 months while attending an ICKC (Rarities) show and not only did her take Winners Dog/Best of Winners, but went on to win Best of Breed, then a Group One and took Best in Show (judge, Don Gill)!!
He completed the requirements for his UKC Championship in fall 2011, garnering some BOB wins and group placements along the way. In February 2012 he was awarded a Reserve Best in Show (UKC).
photo by Christina Beckerman
He attended his first SilkenFest national specialty in June 2012, winning the Bred-by Exhibitor class and going on to win Reserve Winners Dog. Two weeks later at the UKC Premier shows in Kalamazoo he won Best of Breed.
Pasha participated in the Top Ten Invitational at the 2013 UKC Premier and was awarded Best of Breed! At the 2013 SilkenFest he placed 2nd behind housemate Deuce in the Bred-by Exhibitor class.
In September 2013 he was awarded Best in Specialty Show on the 2nd day of the Ohio Classic regional silken windhound specialties, having gone Reserve to Deuce the day before.