Breeder: Friederike Honstetter
Nellie Belle, or just Belle for short, was imported from Betcha-Katcha Kennels in Germany with her sister Willow. She and her sister began their LGRA racing careers in 2006 and are having a blast!
Belle and sister Willow as puppies in Germany
Although Belle is not as speedy as her sister, she always puts out 100% when she runs and enjoys every minute of it. She started her career on the LGRA track but has since added the oval to her repertoir and we think she likes that even better than the sprints!
Belle coming in to the finish
Belle just began her UKC show career in April 2009 and did very well considering it was her first time out. In her first four shows Belle took reserve Best Female three times. Belle has a lovely, powerful stride and beautiful conformation.
Belle at a trot
In July of '09, Belle attended another weekend of UKC shows at the Gold Country Hounds & Hunters summer shows in Rancho Cordova. She was the only class dog left but she showed like a pro and took home three Best of Breed awards over Champions, a Group 3rd, and a Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show, finishing her UKC Championship title!!
Belle will now join the rest of the California MAs in the Champion's class ring so be sure and watch out for her in the future.
Belle waiting for the judge