The Red Raven, AM/CAN BISS CH Ruby Dee's Vosne-Romanee, RA, ROM, CGC easily obtained her championship, beginning with a 5-pt Specialty major at her first show at age 6 months and obtaining her title only 16 shows later.
During her show career, Raven was Top 20 ranked in 2005 (#12) and 2006 (#12), won 43 Best of Breeds including 11 Specialty Best in Shows, Westminster B.O.S., DPCA National Specialty B.O.S., DPCA National Host Show B.O.S. and multiple Group wins and placements. And, Raven won the most Specialty Best of Breed wins for 2006.
Sired by BISS CH Cambria's Highly Regarded out of BISS Ch. Ruby Dee’s Love at Large, both Top 20 finalists. Raven is owned by Rob Randel and Roman Rillera, and throughout her show career co-owned by Joseph and Janis Smith.
Viva, CH Ruby Dee's Romanee St. Vivant (Raven's sister) also won a 5-point major at 6 months, went on to win her Futurity class at the National and finish her Championship at 17 months of age. She was bred to Arg/Am CH Nello's Lex Luthor and had 3 puppies, all champions. Simone, BISS CH Ruby Dee's Bolivar ROM SchH1 and Cuba, CH Ruby Dee's Cohiba ROM BH finished at 12 months and Conan, CH. Ruby Dee's Montecristo WAC finished at 2 1/2. Viva lived with her breeder/owners Joseph and Janis Smith, and her son Cuba, until she passed December, 2013 at eleven years of age. Her spirit and love is missed to this day.
She certainly was a "jewel." BISS CH Ruby Dee's Love At Large was one of nine in our first litter. Jewel finished at 18 months and began her career as a Special with Michelle Santana. She went on to win multi Best in Specialties, take multi group placements, make the Top 20 in 2001 (#8) and 2002 (#12) and take Awards of Merit at two Nationals. Sired out of CH By Design Held For Ransom, she carried on the "show queen" tradition of her dam, Ruby Dee, CH Del Mar's Heat of the Night WAC. Jewel was bred to BISS CH Cambria's Highly Regarded and produced 4 of 5 champions in her only litter. Owned by Joseph and Janis Smith and Teri Croghan.
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Daisy, AM/CAN/INT BISS CH Ruby Dee's Do The Right Thing (Jewel's sister) was our 2nd Champion out of our first litter. She was a real beauty and lived a great life with her owners Brigetta & Karl Zuegar in Sonoma, CA.
Beau, CH Ruby Dee's Grands Echezeaux (Raven's brother) was the fourth of Jewel's litter to finish, at 2 years of age. Beau lived a great life with Linda & Bob Shorter and niece Tasha in Livermore, CA. RIP my sweet Beau, 2.8.13.
Rex, CH Ruby Dee's Richebourg is the red boy in Jewel's litter, finishing at 19 months. Rex lives with owners Rob & Susana Ifflander now in Spain.
Shaka, CH Ruby Dee's Shaka Zulu finished at 2 years of age. And, took 2nd in his class at the National.