Congratulations to Corn Belt Kennel Club members Joel Haefner and Cynthia Huff Safari Standard Poodles

Joel Haefner and Cynthia Huff

Zelda, (GCh Safari’s This Side of Paradise) won BIS in October at Kankakee, Illinois. She is a third generation winner from Safari Standard Poodle, following in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps.

Safari Standard Poodles has been a family affair since 1971 when Cynthia and her mother bred their first litter of standard poodles. Joel and Cynthia are the breeders of Zelda and both of their children have been very involved with the poodles.

Their son, Leigh went to the Invitational and the Garden as a junior several years in a row. He was on the cover of "Time for Kids" with his major junior dog, Stella, Ch. Safari’s Stella by Starlight, whom he finished. Their daughter, Alyssa, now at Berkeley Law School, also finished several standards and won a number of group placements with them.

Congratulations to Casey!

Casey Engelhorn, daughter of member Matt Engelhorn is the 2014 Senior 4H Showmanship Champion! She competed in the State 4H Contest, August 22nd, winning in a large, competitive class, for the 2nd year in a row.

Casey is a regular at TCKC's Conformation Class, on Thursday nights.

Casey Engelhorn

Corn Belt Kennel Club The primary objective of Corn Belt Kennel Club is to further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dogs. Established in 1951, CBKC desires to do all in its power to protect and advance the interest of all breeds of pure-bred dogs and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials. Finally, CBKC wishes to continue to conduct sanctioned matches, dog shows, and obedience trials under the rules of The American Kennel Club.

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    ~ Martha Scott
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    ~ Josh Billings
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    ~George Eliot
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