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© 2019 From The Heart Kennel

Linda Cain

Kansas City, MO

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:3

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National Winners

Great Danes

Welcome to our Great Dane National Specialty Awards page! I have been so privileged to handle these wonderful animals in one of the most important shows all year!

GDCA Top Twenty Winner 2018
MBIS MBISS Platinum GCH Neet's Whirlwind Romance AOM AOE CGCA (CHIC)
 
Thank you to esteemed breeder judges:

Ms. Donna Conod, Dr. Tracy Powell DVM & Ms. Beth Sturgeon Witcher

Zephyr

 

Sometimes a dog catches your eye and you say, "WOW, what a puppy"....

Then he keeps catching your eye as he grows, then you say, "Boy, I sure wish I could get my hands on that Puppy".....

Then you get a call from the owners, asking if you would be interested in handling this "eye - catching" dog. 

Then your heart beats so fast you can barely breathe, and you say "YES YES YES" without blinking an eye.

 

Cynthia and John Neet and Barbara Gill and Paul Rieker, I cannot THANK YOU enough for entrusting me with my DREAM catching dog.  Not only did you allow me to handle him, you allow me to co-own Zephyr.

 

Not only did Zephyr reach the top, Zephyr was awarded 8 BEST IN SHOWS - 2 sets of Back to Back Best In Shows and then the finale, winning the coveted Top Twenty in 2018.

 

Zephyr has forever changed my life.

 

To all the Judges who saw the same GREATNESS in ZEPHYR that I saw, Thank you for changing our lives and allowing us to LIVE our DREAM.  Your support of GREAT Danes in the dog show world has changed how judges see Danes, and for that I am thankful.

 

To all the supporters of Zephyr, thank you for loving this dog as much as I do.  

 

Zephyr is my life-changing DREAM GREAT DANE.

 

And to my loving husband, Vince, thank you for always being there with me to live my dream.  You, my dear, are one of a kind.

GDCA Futurity Winners
2018 GDCA Futurity Winner

Julian

FendaneSylcrest Red Sails In The Sunset

Born: 4-20-18  

Breeder:  Kathleen Fennell, Gloria Batchelor & BJ Barnhart 

By: CH Rojons Sebastian of Red Chief x GCH FendaneSylcrest N EB's Risgae Business

Owner:  Anthony Sheridan, Melissa & Hadley James

 

Julian was special from the start, even before he was born. 

 

I received a call from Melissa and Hadley asking me to show their puppy at the 2018 Futurity.

I said, "Sure I would love to.  Tell me how old he is?"  

Melissa said, "Well, he isn't born yet but is due soon. But I want him to be your priority for the National!"    

So without hesitation, I said "Sure, I will make him my priority for the 2018 National."  

Little did I know then, that JULIAN would be born, grow into a gorgeous baby boy, who would end up WINNING Best in Futurity winning over 194 puppies.  

 

For this, I thank:

Gloria and Kathleen and BJ, for breeding this gorgeous baby boy. Melissa and Hadley James and Anthony Sheridan for entrusting me with their baby boy. Ray Cataldi, ROJON Great Danes, for all your support of Julian and for breeding some of the finest dogs in the history of our breed.

 

And last but not least, I want to thank My Sweet Husband, My Marine, Vince Cain, for always being there for me even though I might be crazy.

 

I want to thank and Praise the Lord for all he has done for me to guide me in this sport I love so.

Barney
GCh Gracyn's Valiant Warrior V. Lost Creek
Cosmo
Heart's Family Jewels
Vinny
Journey's High Hopes Gracyn Lost Creek V Duo

 

Sire: Gracyn's Lost Creek Listen to the Whisper AOM (Sammy)
Dam: Ch. The Art of Falling for Ember

Owned by Brenda Weldon.

 

Bred by Journey Great Danes.

Vinny went Best in Futurity at the 2011 Great Dane Nationals in Arizona. What an honor for me to handle such a promising young puppy.

GDCA National Specialty Winner
Best in Specialty Show 2006 Great Dane National Specialty
Felicity
BISS Ch Orion's EZ Cash

 

It's our dream come true! CH. ORION'S EZ CASH "Felicity" Goes Best In Specialty Show at the NATIONAL 2006, under Respected Breeder Judge Ms. Pat Ciampa! What an Honor for Felicity! 

GDCA National Specialty Award of Merit Winners
Barney
GCh Gracyn's Valiant Warrior V. Lost Creek

Owned by Brenda Weldon.

 

Bred by Journey Great Danes.

Vinny went Best in Futurity at the 2011 Great Dane Nationals in Arizona. What an honor for me to handle such a promising young puppy.

Bugs
Ch Highlander Dulce’s Looney Toons AOM

Owned and adored by Dr. Tracy Powell DVM.

"Bugs" earned an Award of Merit at the Great Dane National Specialty 2009.

Moses
Ch Chanoz's Chosen One

Bred by Lori Beilke. Thank you Lori for having confidence in my handling. Thanks to Steve, pictured, for helping Moses to this win

GDCA Award of Merit
Kody
BISS Ch Kaviroz Code of Excellence

 

Sire: BIS. BISS. Sasdania-Vitag's Frozen Asset (Number 1 Great Dane for 2006)

Dam: CH. Ace-Hi One of ths Nights Zarlin

Kody is co-bred and owned by Kathy Zeckser. His father is BIS. BISS. Sasdania-Vitag's Frozen Asset, who is the Number 1 Great Dane for 2006.  His mom is CH. Ace-Hi One of ths Nights Zarlin.

 

Mastiffs

Welcome to our Mastiff National Specialty Awards page! I have been so privileged to handle these wonderful animals in one of the most important shows all year!

MCoA
Toot
Ch Asgard's Valhalla Freya

Ch. Asgard's Valhalla Freya, otherwise known as, "Toot" shown winning her Group 1 under respected judge Mr. Gerald Schwartz. Toot was owned and loved by Jim and Terry Hudspeth, Asgard Mastiffs.

Toot had a wonderful win record as the #2 Mastiff bitch in 1994. She won an Award of Merit at the 1995 Mastiff Nationals. She received many Best of Breeds and Group placements. She is dearly missed.

Link
Ch Dandylion's Master Link

Link is shown winning the 6-8 year Veteran Class at the 2003 National in Carlyle PA. Link Finished from the puppy class and was in the Top 20 for three years 1998, 1999 and 2000. This dog is a wonderful show man! He is a Record of Merit dog with 10 of his get finishing with two breedings. His beautiful daughter, Ch. Master's Miss Hap, won an Award of Merit at the Atlanta National.

His conformation is superb combining huge bone and size with depth of chest, gorgeous and correct head, level topline, nice bite and tremendous movement. He would be an asset to anyone's breeding program. Link is owned by Shirley and Benny Carpenter of Garden City, Missouri. Shirley can be reached at 816-773-6365.