A History of Charwin Curlies
About Charwin Curlies: first and foremost, Charwin Curlies are bred for performance. Meaning many of our pups have high drive, meaning they can be hard to live with unless the owner also has high drive to DO things! Things like hunt tests, agility, daily jogs, flyball, whatever will keep their active minds and bodies occupied. And they want to do these things with their person - most of our dogs are happy to play whatever sport their owners prefer. Decades of participating in a variety of dogsports has been an extremely valuable education in the value of sound structure, solid temperaments, biddibility and drive, and I try to put these into every puppy we have. I have been linebreeding on the old New Zealand Waitoki line (and thru them, the Cairn Ryan dogs) thruout my Curly "career", the Waitokis being themselves line- and inbred and the source of multiple Dual and Field Chs in New Zealand.
Even though performance is our primary focus, we also expect that our dogs will be at least showable and many have done much better than that. So far from 17 litters, we have bred 42 Chs, including 8 Group placers, 2 National Specialty BOB winners, 2 National BOS, National BOS Sweeps and eleven others that were Reserve or better at the National.
Although we have never bred a BIS winner, others are able to do so using our dogs -
We also expect our dogs to be intelligent and biddable and this has been reflected in the obedience rings:
One of the major things that Charwin Curlies are bred for is field work. We are very proud of the fact that we have bred more field titled Curlies than any other US Curly breeder. Some of our record holders include -
Kathy Kail (nee Day, then Tucker) started in dogs at age 10 in 4-H with a Rough Collie and a mixed breed. I was focused mainly on obedience but dabbled some in the show ring and briefly in Junior Handling before I aged out. My more memorable dogs were -
Tippy, CD - Rough Collie. She started it all, won some major 4-H awards, was AKC ILPd at age 10, a class win and placements on her obedience title, a couple of Juniors placements. Tippy was the epitome of patience!
Charan's Lady Victoria,UD - German Shorthaired Pointer. Sassy was my first UD, and first to earn OTCh points. She was a lot of fun and, well, crazy!
Ch/OTCh Ch Karakul Joy of Summerwind,Am/Can UD,WC - Curly. Joy was the first OTCh in the breed and a multiple all breed HIT winner.
Ch Karakul Devils Advocate,CD,WC,ROMX - Curly. Copper was my introduction to field work and sire of my first two litters.
After a few false starts and one disastrous litter, the true start to Charwin Curlies was the black bitch, Ch Lakeview's Kitty Hawk,CD,ROMX
"Nina" was by multiple Group placing Ch Windpatch Ebony Walkabout,CD,ROM out of group placer Ch Sevenraven's Windbell. Nina was Winners Bitch at the 1983 National Specialty and Best of Opposite Sex in 1984. She also earned a class placement on the way to her obedience title. Nina is the number two all time top producing dam in the breed, with 13 Chs, 15 field titles and six obedience titles, as well as two National Specialty winners and four Group placers. Her daughter, Ch Charwin-Paisley Cr Porsche, CDX,WC,ROMX is the fifth top dam.
Her first litter was sired by the liver dog Ch Karakul Devil's Advocate,CD,WC,ROMX (Windpatch DevilO Goldendeed x Ch Windpatch Demure Anne,CD,ROMX) There were three Chs in this litter, including the black bitch Ch Charwin-Paisley Cr Porsche,CDX,WC, ROMX
Porsche was Reserve Winners Bitch at the 1984 National Specialty and had class placements on both of her obedience titles. She produced one litter for Charwin, sired by Ch Pasha's Rasin Kane v Wits End, which gave us among others, a national specialty BW winner.
Nina's next litter was sired by the black dog, High in Trial winner Ch Karakul Jock,UD,WC (Ch Karakul Devil's Advocate,CD,WC,ROMX x Ch Karakul Corona de Sombra,CD,ROMX)
There were two Chs in this litter, including the black dog, NBISS, Am/FCI/Mex Ch Charwin Scirocco,CDX,WCQ,SH, WR,ROMX,HOF,Can CD,CGC
"Strutter" was Best of Breed at the 1988 National Specialty, a multiple Group placer, a multiple High In Trial winner and holds many breed records in the field.
In 1991, I moved to California and in 1993 married Rick Kail.
With the marriage came Am/Mex Ch Hartfire Karakul Yaquina,CD,WCX,JH,WR, ROM,HOF(Blazeaway Endevour,ROM x Ch Longplain Karakul Chance,CD,WC,ROM). Angel was the first Curly bitch with an advanced hunt test title, and was the number one all time top producing dam in the breed for many years, from only three litters, with 5 Chs, 19 field titles, seven obedience titles and three agility titles, as well as a Group placer and a multiple High in Trial winner.
Currently (2018) we have -
Charwin Outside The Lines,UD,BN,RE,TKA,ASCA CD,ASCA RN,U-CD,WC,UWC, JH,SR,SHR,CGCA,SPOT-ON "Sketcher" born 5/3/14
Pizzazz The Black Panther, RN "Suede" born 3/12/15 - my impulse puppy out of GCh Charwin Bling Bling,CD,BN,RA