GCH AKC, BIS RBIS UKC, Can, International CH Maitai's Special Gift, "Dasha"
Owners: Leonard and Susan Plouff
Breeder: Susan Plouff
A winner in national competition, a holder of many titles, Dasha truly is our 'special gift.' She finished each championship with breeds over specials in multiple venues, including the #1 dog at the time (owned by Mr. Bill Cosby). She earned multiple titles including UKC, CKC, and IABCA championships, earning not only a BIS and RBIS along the way, but also many group placements. She finished 2004 the #2 Pomeranian in UKC, missing #1 by one defeat. Yes I said 2004!
In August 2012 (at the ripe age of 11 years, 6 months and 8 days) she set another record by becoming the oldest Pomeranian female in breed history to add Grand Champion to her list of titles, beating younger (and ranked) specials for breed wins along the way. In 2011-2012, Dasha ended with run with one BOB in Specialty, three Specialty BOSS wins, and five Specialty Best Veteran in Show and Best Veteran in Sweeps wins, including at the APC nationals and supported specialties, in heavy competition. What a ride!