Multi Best In Show, Best In Specialty Show Canadian Grand Champion & American Champion
MistyTrails N'Bopchas Pandamon
Hi! My name is Panda, I'm a Havanese girl and I've had a very interesting life. I was born on November 12, 2012, and went to live with my 2 Moms when I was 8 weeks old. I was very cute, I have black and white hair, which is very long (but it took a long time to grow). They call me a parti color.
When I was 3 months old my Judi Mom wanted me to go to a show and be in the Puppy Class, my Carla Mom said, "no, she isn't lead trained or anything," My Judi Mom said, "she will be." And with that my training began.
1. The Bath. My Judi-Mom took me into the smallest room in the house and put water in it, I sort of remember this happening before. I got all soaped up and scrubbed and had the shower turned on me. It was scary and fun all at once. I got wrapped in a big fluffy towel and got all rubbed down and water squeezed out of me. I climbed onto my Carla Mom's lap and she turned on this great thing that breathed hot air, I called it "The Dragon". While the Dragon breathed on me she combed, and brushed me, it felt so good. My Carla Mom is very gentle and I didn't mind it at all.
2. The Lead. Carla Mom got out a long rope thing, and made a circle at one end, she put it over my head and gave a slight tug on the rope, I took a step, I stopped, Carla Mom had some good smelling stuff in her hand, but I just couldn't reach it, so I took a step, then another one and then she told me what a good girl I was. and she gave me a taste of that treat...I decided right then and there, that I would do ANYTHING for those treats.
3. The Show. One fine day off we went and my Judi Mom took me into this giant X –Pen, and we went round and round with some dogs, then some different ones, then just me. I found out that I "won" a Best Baby Puppy in Show. From that point on, to this day it has been all about Panda’s story.
Won my first Group 1 at 6 months
Won numerous Best Puppy in Shows and Group Placements as a Junior Puppy
At 8 months I won my first Best In Show and also Best Puppy In Show under Judge Ms. Honey Glendenning, followed by Reserve Best In Show the next 2 days
With that first Best In Show as a Junior Puppy, I had also won my Canadian Grand Championship as well.
Past Canadian Stats
2013 - #4 Havanese
2014 - #1 Havanese, #4 Toy
2015 - limited showing - #6 Havanese
2016 - #3 Havanese
Current 2017 Stats
Canada’s #1 Havanese
2 Best Baby Puppy in Show
11 Best Puppy in Shows
4 Best in Shows
7 Reserve Best in Shows
5 Best in Specialty Shows
50 Group Firsts
In 2015, I went to the United States of America with my good friend Jessie Clark, and in one weekend I came home an American Champion.
Scott Leitz, Professional Handler
Late in the summer of 2016, a special person came into my life I call him "my Dad". His name is Scott Leitz. My 2 Moms and my Dad had a long talk and decided that I would go home with him. I have met so many new friends and got so many big ribbons, I am very happy with my 2 Moms and new Dad...see y'all at the shows.
Our thanks to all of the judges, who have awarded Panda so highly throughout her career, whether owner handled or when she has been shown professionally.
Owner: Judi A. Shurb & Carla Thompson
Breeder: Carla Thompson & Bev Dorma
Handler: Scott Leitz