Spice was our kennel Superstar. Her formal name was Ch. Empire's Legend Spice Girl.
Spice was a beautiful red and white female with clear black eyes and half-mask face. At the age of four months we knew she was definitely show-quality and very flashy with all the hallmarks of a future Champion. And we were right. We began showing Spice in May 2005 and finished her in August 2006. Her sire is Ch. Cherokee Legend Crazy Horse and her dam is Ch. Empire's Cleopatra. We purchased Spice from Faye Richardson of Empire Bulldogs, and Faye became our mentor. Along with handling classes taught by Steve SeRine, we were successfully on our way in the show world.
Spice began her show career at four months with a fourth place win in her first puppy match. Fifteen months later she finished at the Muncie, Indiana KC show. She knew exactly what to do when she stepped in the ring and she loved to be there. Her favorite thing was to be in Group competition with everyone cheering her on.
Spice won First Award of Merit at the 131st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February 2007. She was expertly handled by Mr. Luis Arenas of Spain. Luis did a wonderful job with her in the ring, and we can't thank him enough. It was an awesome experience for relative newcomers to the show world to take home a Westminster ribbon and coin the first time there.
Spice also showed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February 2009. This time she was expertly handled for us by our good friend Lisa Gatt from Auburn, Indiana. The competition was strong, and even though Spice looked fabulous in the ring she was not chosen for an award. Our thanks to Lisa who did a wonderful job with Spice. Lisa can be reached through her website which is www.exactclassicbulldogs.com.
Spice retired in 2011and passed over the Rainbow Bridge in January 2012. We think of her everyday.
Spice has appeared in several Indianapolis-area newspapers, on two television stations, WXIN Fox 59 (once) and WTHR Channel 13 (twice) and was featured in Lafayette Magazine twice (Fall 2008 and Fall 2010). See her Media page for all her appearances.