GCHB Elvbend’s Ride of the Valkyries! When Val entered this world, her breeder (me) swore she heard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" as she made her debut into the world. She is the daughter of Sully and Tosca. Val finished her championship with 4 majors at 10 months old—including a Best of Breed over Specials! Val has attitude to spare, along with good looks! She finished her Grand Championship easily before she turned 18 months old, with a Hound Group 3 along the way! She and her sire, Sully, were Select Bitch and Select Dog at the 2012 NEINEA Specialty under Breeder-Judge Judy Silker. Val was being sparingly Specialed in 2012 as she continued to mature, and has several BOB wins over the boys to her credit. Her 2013 Specials career included numerous Group placements, and she finished the year as #10 Breed and All-Breed, in limited showing. Val is a multiple group placer, multiple specialty BOS winner, and multiple specialty Award of Merit winner. Val's daughter, Coin, finished her championship and grand championship with the same ease and intensity as her mother.
Val is now spayed and retired from the show ring, and enjoys bossing her daughter and nieces around.