Milescross Dreamy Dusky Wing, SC, PR, TRP, BCAT - "Portia"
Milescross Dreamy Dusky Wing, SC, PR, TRP, BCAT
(Am GCh & Can Ch. Snow Hill Mindbender x Grand Prix's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Breeder: Guin & Heather Borstel
Portia's Health Page @ offa.org
Our "keeper" from the Lepidoptera Litter is Portia. She is a pistol!
Pistol is the understatement of the year, in this case! Portia the true inheritor of her multi-great grandmother Julia's mantle of "wild child" & I can only hope that by the time she is ready to enter her veteran years she will have slowed down enough to comport herself with some decorum in the ring.
We are guiding her wildness into a field career, as she is very keen and quite fast. She has started lure coursing & is a creative courser, to say the least, as the course in her head is often more exciting (and with way more turns) than the real one in front of her. Portia will probably not ever finish her FC, but we live in hope for a MC for her some day.. In racing, she has her TRP & PR, but is a terrible "side runner", so most of the time drawing boxes 4 through 6 has kept her as a C/D competitor, even though she is a lot faster than her grade suggests.
.Portia is both slow-maturing & incredibly naughty in the show ring, but we are hopeful that 2019 will bring about an attitude change (or at least a handler change), so she maybe will keep four feet on the ground long enough to show off her pretty shape and movement.Her friends have nicknamed her "Crazy Eyes", and that ought to tell you a lot about her! Win or lose, she is the best-tempered whippet we've ever had, even though her secret nickname is "The Baby Who Pinches". ;-)
2020 will bring a litter for our adorable Portia. She has passed all of her pre-breeding health checks [OFA Advanced Cardiac 3/19, OFA Eye 12/18 & OFA BAER Hearing Normal 9/15] and we have decided on a sire, so now we wait.