Shel-E’s Death By Chocolate at Bullistik
Every once in a blue moon (no pun intended), we search hi and lo for that perfect ‘outcross’ to add to our breeding program, and that newcomer has to have it all! A fabulous pedigree chock full of award winners, gorgeous sire and dam, exquisite conformation, sensational temperament, and that little something XTRA for good measure.
Meet the lovely lady, that passed the Bullistik criteria with flying colors!!!
This little brindle spitfire is a stunning combination of her black mask fawn sire, CH. Brekk-Bulldog Albin, and chocolate pied dam, Aglaos Fabia at Shel-E’s.
I have always been a fan of Albin’s, and had the pleasure of handling him at his very first AKC show which also happened to be the French Bulldog Club of Dallas/Fort Worth’s specialty show in 2006. Albin definitely had it all (conformation), but no show experience whatsoever and he was a puppy, so neither Shelley nor I expected anything exciting to come of Albin’s first shot in the show ring, but decided to give him some experience and support the club with his entry.
hahaha……imagine our surprise (SHOCK!!) when renowned Judge Jacklyn Hungerland awarded this puppy newcomer to the sport of dogs, WINNERS DOG! BEST OF WINNERS! BEST PUPPY! and FIRST AWARD of MERIT (against all the champions in the ring). I don’t recall which of our jaws hit the floor first, mine or Shelley’s, but it was an AMAZING experience for all concerned and a testament to Albin’s superb breed type.
I have always hoped that some day, I’d get an opportunity to bring home an Albin daughter, and am thrilled that Godiva has joined the Bullistik family.
We won’t give all the kudos for Godiva’s exquisite type to her daddy, as her mother, Fabia, is absolutely stunning, and hails from a long line of award winning Frenchies from some of the top kennels in the breed; De La Parure, dell’Akiris, Belboulecan. I venture a guess that if Fabia was not ‘chocolate’ pied, she’d be an instant sensation in any show ring in the US or abroad. Both Fabia’s sire, Ch. Gino Dell’Oldoinyo Lengai, dam, Ch. Diva Aglaos Minimolos and littermate sister, Flamenca, have earned multiple championships.
Oh, and that little something XTRA that ‘Godiva’ brings to Bullistik is the ‘other’ dilute gene, CHOCOLATE. Godiva is a chocolate ‘b’ carrier, inheriting that gene from her lovely mother, Fabia.
We are very excited about our darling little Godiva and look forward to watching her mature, so stay tuned!