I was born and raised at a dog show. My parents have been breeding and showing Chows very successfully since the 80’s under the prefix Kelin. With limited breeding and showing they have had 3 BIS and 4 BISS show winning dogs including Kody ~ BIS BISS GCH Kelin’s There Can Be Only One, the winningest Cream Chow in the history of the breed.
Besides the knowledge I gained first hand from my parents, I had the most amazing mentor in Nancy Mulligan of Tri-M Bassets. The knowledge she shared with me as been invaluable. I had the pleasure of co-owning and piloting one of her Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, CH Tri-M’s Hairy Pointer Pineark to the #1 spot in 2007.
My first breed was Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. CH Silvercreek’s Kokoleka Nalu came to me after from Joanne Silver of Silvercreek Chesapeakes. Nalu brought me back to dog shows and dog sports after nine years of competitive swimming. She loved the water more than I ever had as a swimmer, just the word pool would send her into a frenzy of excitement. She was one of kind, the perfect companion for a retired swimmer. Nalu gave me my first Bredby CH, Read ~ CH Kelin’s Hide the Rum as well as two more of Read’s litter mates, Davie & Bonnie. Although I did not stay involved in Chesapeakes the breed is still very dear to my heart.