Cirque du Soleil Litter - "Cirquelets"

whelped November 22, 2001

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Sire: Am. Can. Ch. Gryffyns Once N Future King, JC SGRC

Dam: Ch. Chataqua Fyrespryte of G-A, JC

I used to joke about what a circus it was getting this litter planned and then bred, and then born (Tassja wanted to hold onto them a bit longer). In keeping with this idea, I chose the Cirque du Soleil as the theme for pup names. The Cirque du Soleil is an art form that I admire greatly - so stylish, elegant and agile. And for me, the Borzoi breed is about as "artsy" as a dog can get with it's beautiful flowing lines and the desired unmistakable elegance packed into an agile runner. How humorous that during the week as I awaited their birth, that a cable channel was running all the Cirque du Soleil shows nightly, and that they appeared on tour in Dallas the weekend that we began our "puppy watch".

The pictures below are of the pups at the age of 5 and 6 weeks and as adults. After the experience of trying to take these pics, we have come to the conclusion that there's a lot of their "granny" Nikki in them - they're stubborn little cusses!

The Boys

Rali and Paige
Gryffyn's Aeyrie Dralion
"Rali" lived with the Lockard family in CO

Rali - 8 weeks

Quiqo - 8 weeks
Gryffyn's Aeyrie Quidam
"Quiqo" now lives in Ontario, Canada

Gryffyn's Aeyrie Mystere
"Arioch" lives with the Teasdales near Dallas, TX

The Girls

Gryffyn's Aeyrie La Nouba

Hess - 6 weeks

DC Chataqua Gryffyns La Magie Continue, SC SOR GRC ORC FCh

Magik - 6 weeks

SBIS Am. Can. Ch. Gryffyn's Aeyrie Alegria, SC JOR LCM
"Sassi" is here at Gryffyn's Aeyrie

Sassi - 8 weeks