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Velvet, or Hareswith Academy Award was litter sister to Grace. When I decided to
keep a bitch from Heidi’s first litter I simply couldn’t decide between Grace or
Velvet. So David suggested we keep both for a year and see which was the better.
They were, however, very different in temperament. Velvet was very laid back -
Velvet produced her first litter in October 1999 to Stanroph Squadron Leader. As
you can see in this photo she liked to let her sister help! One of those puppies
is doing very well in the show ring and has gone on to qualify for Crufts.
Her second litter, to Rosaceae Ideal Forecast at Purbarn were all wonderful, 2 girls and 5 boys. All now with their new families -
Like all my dogs Velvet was a good all rounder constantly winning firsts at both
open shows and being placed in Championship Shows. When we lived in England she used
to come “picking up” with us all -
Velvet had been shown a few times in France, winning 1 CACS, 1 RCACS and 1 BOB, she retired from the show ring at the age of 9 and enjoyed a leisurely life at home