GERMAN SHEPHERD YOUTH RECOGNITION FUND

Kiera


My name is Kiera Delong, I'm 14 (15 on August 26 ). I have been showing dogs for 3 years, 1 of those years I have been dedicated to the magnificent breed of German Shepherd Dogs.

My family and I grew up raising German shepherds and that is what I plan on continuing. I have had 2 mentors in my 3 years of dog showing 1 of which continues to be and always will be an inspiration in my personal life and in my future of German Shepherd Dogs.

My mentors name is Tami Howard. Within the past 5 months I have Been offered an apprenticeship with a woman to travel across the country to specialties and all breeds. I also got invited to California to stay with an amazing person Evan Ginsberg. Also a couple of months ago I got invited by Lenny Brown to come stay in Georgia with him and Jimmy Mosses to further my handling skills.

On June 23, 2013 I bought my foundation bitch for K-Del Shepherds, Rhythmicity of Edan. She is sired by Ch Wolfcreeks Phoenix v Merivern out of a Good To The Last Drop Of Edan and a You Go Girl Of Edan bred to T-Ho's From Whom The Bell Tolls. She is a repeat breeding of a bitch that got her ROM from her first 4 puppy litter.

I spend my spare time furthering my knowledge of my breed the German Shepherd Dog, studying the standard learning the faults and the disqualifications. When I'm not doing this I am spending time with my dog Stevie.

My plans for the future are to start my own line of German shepherds. I also plan on showing in the 2014 COBO Hall, 2014 Westminster, 2014 GSDCA national, 2014 GSDCA national, and every show in between. Everyday I fall in love with the breed more, and I look forward to my future in the GSD and dog show world.

Wins include: 2 - 1st place 6-9 puppy bitches, 1 - best opposites sex puppy, 1 - reserve winners bitch, 3 - best juniors, and 1 - new grand champion

Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 - On Saturday 1st place 9-12 bitches; Sunday 1st place 9-12 winners bitch and best opposite sex.


Oakland county show November 2013 - Friday - group 3 puppy best of breed puppy winners dog Saturday - 1st place 9-12 puppy bitch Sunday - 1st place 9-12 puppy bitch