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Lidia






                                                               Lidia has been our miracle from the moment she took her first breath.
                                                               One of 12 puppies, whose dam got very ill and couldn't take care of
                                                               them.  At 24-hours old they had to be tube fed and hand raised.  Eventu-
                                                               ally, thanks to the help of wonderful, caring springer breeders we were
                                                               able to use a surrogate and save 9 puppies.  Lidia was struggling, so we
                                                               opted to not dock her tail or remove her dew claws until she was 4
                                                               months old.  She was such a fighter, she survived and her survival was
                                                               my "miracle".

                                                               Since that time she has amazed me every day and, as her name sug-
                                                               gests, she has my "heart". Full of life, full of love and full of attitude she
                                                               and I have enjoyed every minute together in the show ring and agility
                                                               ring. She was the #5 Owner Handled English Springer for 2016 after
                                                               only 6 months of showing and #3 for 2017. We are proud of this accom-
                                                               plishment and we’re headed to Orlando, Florida to compete in the Na-
                                                               tional Owner Handler Series Finals. She and I have had many nice wins
                                                               including a Select Bitch in 2016, Award of Merit in 2017 and Reserve
                                                               WB as a 6-9 month puppy in 2015, at the prestigious Eastern English
                                                               Springer Spaniel Specialty Show. We have had many Best of Breed
                                                               and Best of Opposite Sex wins through the past 18 months. She has
                                                               also excelled in Agility and we are well on our way to more Agility Titles.

                                                               Lidia is a great granddaughter of our 2009 National Specialty Winner -
                                                               CH Twin Oaks Sapphire Makin' Waves "Chessie". She has her great
                                                               grandma's tenacity, attitude, love of the show ring, and always has a
                                                               smile on her face. She loves attention, playing frisbee, swimming,
                                                               snacks, dock diving and sleeping on the bed. We are really excited
                                                               about her future and look forward to her next adventures in the whelping
                                                               box and agility ring.

             GCHB CH Sapphire n Twin Oaks From The Heart ACT 1  From the Heart, Laureen and Don Camisi - Sapphire English Springer
                 (CH Ashwyn Shanabrio The Winner Takes It All x   Spaniels - reeni116@hotmail.com
                 GCHB CH Sapphire n Twin Oaks Weep No More)






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