NALC GRCH HD-B CH UKC GRCH Can. Rare Breed CH Banik RB's Kenzie
Dam: McGuire's Diamond Patches
Eyes: R – cracked glass, L – glass
April 6, 2007 - February 13, 2015
Weight: 48 lbs
PennHIP: L 0.38, R 0.38
"'Cause, baby, you're a firework
Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go, "Aah, aah, aah"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y" - Firework (Katy Perry)
Kenzie's natural stock sense and intense focus and heart made her the go to dog of our pack. Her intelligence and uncanny ability to read cattle effected the working style of the other dogs on her team, increasing efficiency and reducing mishaps. Kenzie had a close to medium range hunting style, and a wicked nose. Kenzie was diagnosed with Low Tension Glaucoma, and had to have her right eye removed. As a result she was retired from the field in all intense working capacities before her death, but was still used as a den hunting dog. Kenzie was a B-bay Champion, a Champion of B-bay Champions, and a Grand Champion of B-Bay Champions. She had conformation champion points and treeing points with the NALC and was well started on her CHDA Champion title. Kenzie was retired from the show and trial rings with a Grand Champion of Hog Dog Class B Champions title, an NALC Nationals B-Bay Day of Show WInner buckle, an NALC Nationals B-Bay High Point for the Year belt buckle, her UKC Conformation Grand Champion title, her Canadian Rare Breed Conformation Grand Champion title, a Best in Specialty Show, 4 Best In Multi Breed Shows, 3 Reserve Best In Multi Breed Shows, and a Best Puppy in Multi Breed Show. This little girl sure was a "do-it-all" dog with enough heart and style to take her all the way in anything she did.
Kenzie is the dog behind our kennel name. When she got really excited, she would jump at you and push off you with her front paws, like a cross check (a penalty in hockey). While we were playing with names, Craig made a joke about naming our kennel after Kenzie's signature move, and it stuck. We owe more than just our kennel name to Kenzie, we owe her our bloodline, our passion, and our love for the pure bred Catahoula. We lost Kenzie on February 13, 2015, and it has been a huge blow to our pack, our hearts and our home. Kenzie was our first registered Catahoula, and she had the perfect temperament to help us on our path to learning how to work and use this style of dog. She had a ton of drive and instinct, but was very biddable and forgiving of our mistakes. She led us through the dark to success in every single facet we currently use the dogs. Her easy going, friendly personality are missed dearly around Cross Check.
Kenzie had 59 champion points in b-bay and all the requirements for her HD-B CH title and has her CH of HD-B CH's title and her GR CH of HD-B CH's title, 21 points in conformation, and 15 points in treeing with the NALC, and 22 champion points with the CHDA