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 ~Specializing in Sporting, Working & Herding Dogs~
Also shown dogs from the Hound, Toy, & Non-Sporting Groups

This is my LOVE. 
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I have had the pleasure to handle wonderful dogs to their championships and top rankings in their breeds.   

My aunt introduced me to the dog show world when I was a kid.   Through the years she owned Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Great Danes, German Shepherds and a Cocker .  My uncle, Art Franklin,  a breeder/exhibitor of Saint Bernards and Newfoundlands also fueled this love. 
I developed my handling skills over the years from top working & sporting handlers and first hand experience.  I started handling my own dogs in 1988, starting with "Neige", my first Great Pyrenees, and I have not stopped since.  

For more information on availability, reasonable rates, references, etc. please contact me at sharpmtn@tds.net.  

- Lara Spears, Agent # 5793 (MBF & Onofrio)
~~Please Contact me for my rate card, current schedule and availability~~
Specials and referrals will be given priority
sharpmtn@tds.net 
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STARS OF 2011............Here we will list some of the dogs we will have the pleasure to be handling through their specials career or championships.  We can not thank their owners enough for the opportunity!  
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# 6 Breed / #13 All-Breed Thru 9/30/11 
FLASH!!!!  BEST OF OP AND 1ST AWARD OF MERIT AT WESTMINSTER!!!  2/2011 Cool 
"ELLIE MAE" BRONZE GCH Bolero Georgia On My Mind (Standard Schnauzer) Ellie is a very nice girl that exudes 100% princess!:)   She earned her Grand Championship with ease.  I look forward to seeing what we can do in 2011!!  Owner:  Melanie Cromwell  Breeder:  Bolero - Mary Ann Hefflefinger
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# 11 Breed / #11 All-Breed Thru 9/30/11 
~ MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER!!! ~ MUTIPLE GROUP PLACER!~  
"AVA" SILVER GCH Bulkley SharpMtn's Blu Skyes MH (German Shorthaired Pointer) Ava is my own special girl that we are enjoying her 'last full year' in as a special with her breeder and co-owner Greg Hostetter!  Owners:  Lara & Jimmy Spears Breeder:  Greg Hostetter - Bulkley GSPs 
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# 9 Breed / #17 All-Breed Thru 3/31/11 with limited showing:)
Bets will show ocassionally this year when we see the right shows for her;)
FLASH!!!!  BEST OF BREED AT WESTMINSTER!!!  2/2011 Cool 
MULTIPLE BEST IN SPECIALTY AND MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER!!!
#4 Breed (#1 Bitch), #7 All-Breed Through 12/31/10
"BETS" MBISS GCH Sans Brancos Uppin The Ante (Belgian Sheepdog to the left) (Ch Sundown's A Time To Soar X CH Uniquest Van't Belgisch Schoon)   Bets is doing well out on the campaign trail!  #1 Bitch in the breed, mutiple group placements in quality competition!  She just gets better with age:) She is as beautiful standing as she is moving.  Breeders: Terri Ann Votava & Melinda Andric.  Owner:  Sans Branco  - Terri Ann Votava

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~ MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER!!! ~ 
# 9 Breed / #12 All-Breed Thru 9/30/11 
"HALLE" NEW CH & GCH!!! Legends Aijaruc Agirma (Tibetan Mastiff) Halle has easily completed her CH and GCH with ease this year at such a young age:)  Watch for her at Eukanuba!   Owners:  Deborah Mayer
  
  
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MULTIPLE GROUP PLACER!!!
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SCA/ GCH Gatorheaven's Free Fallin' (Australian Shepherd) (CH Legends Starn Runnin Down A Dream X PennYCaeraus Miss Scarlet O'Hara)  Stryder is a silly silly boy full of personality and is a great mover like his father that is certainly coming into his own:)  Stryder is starting to hit his STRYD!;)   Multiple Best of Breeds over BIS competition and Multiple Group placements back to back!!  Breeder/Owners:  Gatorhaven Aussies - Jarilyn Waits-Pusz 
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# 10 Breed / #5 All-Breed Thru 3/31/11 with limited showing:)
FLASH!!! Best in Specialty in Greenville and back to back Group 1s!!  2/2011
#6 All Breed, #10 Breed As Of 12/31/10 In only a few months!!!!:)
~ MULTIPLE BISS ~ MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER!!! ~ MUTIPLE GROUP PLACER!~
"DOBY" MBISS BRONZE GCH Voldemort At Chekrd Des Oursons Du Vent (Int Multi BIS Skipper's Emperior King of Helluland X French LUX CH Thickish Newfoundland KeyOfMy Heart)  Owners:  Chekrdflag - Marie & Steve Tumlin; Belle Harbor, Dawn Blaine ; Mtn-Sea, Dionne Reep  Breeder: Sadrine Laignel
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# 14 Breed / #18 All-Breed Thru 3/31/11 with limited showing:)
 **MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER!**
FLASH!  BAILEY FINISHED HER CHAMPIONSHIP & GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2 MONTHS!!
"Bailey" NEW CH & GCH!!!!  GCH BluSilk's Shot of Irish Cream JH (Brittany) Bailey has quite a short and successful track record in the rings;)  Owners:  Jim & Patty McCarthy  Co-Owner:  Ammo's Brittanys - Sandra & Gary Leavens
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"CHARLIE" CH SansBrancos N Kindred Xpense Acct (Belgian Sheepdog) (Phantom's Outline N Black-Ch Krysti V.'T Belgisch Schoon CD)  Charlie is a sweet sweet dog that has done GREAT in limited showing.   Multiple Best of Breed winner and all GCH specials defeats and majors in 2 weekends of showing!    Breeders: Terri Ann Votava & Klint Torbert & Micha Torbert.  Owner:  Sans Branco  - Terri Ann Votava
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"FINNY"  GCH Lacelle's Finis Von Himmel (Mastiff) (Skamania Celestial Hum V - Lacelle's To The Moon) Finny is a handsome, sweet and VERY happy boy:)   Finny will be specialed ocassionally.  Owners: Karen Karably Breeder:  Debra Lacelle

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"DALE" NEW GCH!!!! ASCA/ GCH Legends Starn Runningdownadream (Australian Shepherd) Dale Man is Stryder's dad and he completed his Grand Championship with ease!  Watch for Dale at Eukanuba!!  Owners:  Gatorhaven Aussies - Jarilyn Waits-Pusz 
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 **MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER ~ CUTS IN THE GROUPS!**
"MISTY" NEW GCH!!!! Ammo's Misty Morning Breeze JH (Brittany) (CH Millette's Let the Games Begin X DC Ammo's Gone With the Wind JH)  Misty has done well:)  She has a Specialty Best In Sweepstakes and finished with THREE majors!:)  She went BOB over several quality specials to finish and then made a cut in a VERY strong group!!  Then went BOB and another cut in the group on Sunday!!  Watch for this girl in the rings and fields:)  Owners:  Jim & Patty McCarthy Breeder/Co-Owner:  Ammo's Brittanys - Sandra & Gary Leavens
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FLASH!  Mac now has 6 points, including a 4pt major breed win towards his Grand Championship!:)   Watch for this up and coming young boy:)
"MAC" NEW CH!!!! Maritimo's Macallan Three Fingers Neat (Portuguese Water Dog) FLASH!  Mac goes Best of Winners at the Portie specialty in Brooksville for a 5pt major!!! FLASH!!!  Mac Finishes with a major at the competitive Raleigh, NC Shows!  3/11  Owner:  Nancy Vencill & Shannon Pryor
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"EDISON" NEW CH!!!!  Kloofbear's Limited Edition (Newfoundland) I was thrilled to handle Edison to several majors towards his Championship:)  Owner/Breeder: Evelyn Odfjell De Reus.

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"CALI" NEW CH!!!! Timberknolls Calabash Baby (Newfoundland) Major and New Champion in Tallahassee, FL 2/11!  Breeder:  Patti Sutherland Owner:  Michelle Sterling 

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"MAX" NEW CH!!!!  Dynata Bound For Folly Ridge (Vizsla) I am handling Max while Wendi Brown is on maternity leave;)  So far he has had several nice wins including a breed over specials and a major!  Breeder:  Laurie Fairchild  Owner:  Shella Fuhram

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"STELLA" NEW CH!!!!  Centara Heart To Heart (Standard Schnauzer) I was very happy to put BACK TO BACK majors on Stella to finish her Championship in Atlanta 8/11.  Owner:  Tracy Dietrich-Frank & Richard Frank   Breeder:  Linda Dobbie

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~ GROUP WINNER & MULTIPLE BEST OF BREED WINNER!!! ~ 
 "RIZZO" NEW CH!! Driftwood The One I Want At Amethyst Acres (Portuguese Water Dog)  Rizzo finished in big time style!   4 majors, Best of Breed over quality specials and a GROUP 1!!:)  The next day she also went Best of Breed earning her first GCH major & specials defeat:)  Owners:  Lynn Martin & Morgin Powell   Breeders:  Morgin Powell & Shelly Jakubowski

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"PAUSE"
Gatorheaven Saving Grace (Australian Shepherd) Pause is just TOO cute and is showing like a pro:)  She has 9 points and a couple of reserves to majors in just a few weekends!:)  Breeder/Owner:  Gatorhaven Aussies - Jarilyn Waits-Pusz 
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"PUNKIN" AKA "RED"  Hamilton's NaughtyByNature of Gatorheaven (Australian Shepherd) Red is settling into the show ring and recently won her first point!  Owner/Breeder:  Claire Hamilton  Owner:  Gatorhaven Aussies - Jarilyn Waits-Pusz 

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"GEORGIA" Miss Georgia Of Cork County (Irish Wolfhound) Georgia is a beautiful and sound girl that already has 9 points and Multiple Best of Breeds!!!   Watch out for this girl!!   Breeder:  Cyndi & Bernie Westhoff   Owner:  Sue Halperson

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"TRAVIS"  Gatorheavens I Won't Back Down (Australian Shepherd) Travis has both majors and a Puppy Group 1!   He now only needs 2 points to finish!!  Breeder:  Sharon Thompson Owner:  Gatorhaven Aussies - Jarilyn Waits-Pusz 

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"HUSTLE" (aka Hustle Butt;) Broad Reach Hustle To Carenna (Labrador) Hustle is coming close to being in the New Champion section:)!  She only needs a major to finish!  Breeder:  Allen Voshell Jr  Owner:  Carenna - Carol Quaif

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"SUMMER" Barben's Summer Fling(Vizsla) Summer is on her way to her Championship with 6 points and Multiple Best of Breeds/Best of Opposite Sex over specials!;) Breeder/Owner:  Barbara & Ben Zahn

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"BENTLEY" Rijaro's Fusion of Extremes (German Shorthaired Pointer) Bentley started out strong with reserve to majors and his first 2 points!;)  Breeder/Owners:  James Ross Evans & Janet L Evans

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"TUMBLE" Carenna's Lochbuie Texas Two Step (Labrador) Tumble is a very nice girl that has several nice wins:)  Breeder/Owner:  Carol Quaif  Breeders:  Julia Kuni & Carol Quaif

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