Specialty Best of Breed winner

Multiple Group Placer

GCHS, DC Chihawk Maschas Dream of the Wild Hunt


Female, born March 25, 2011     pedigree

sire:  GCH Aashtoria Wild Hunt For Your I's Only, CGC, RN, RA, TDI, ROMX-C

dam:  CH Chihawk Stealing Home JC, ROM

Breeders:  Tami Marshall & Peggy Marshall          Owners:  Valerie Holmes, G. Ariel Duncan, Ralph Jamison


                                          photo by Renee McCartin

In September, 2021, Paloma finished the Scent Work Exterior Advanced title to compete all the requirements for the SWA title. She also earned the Scent Work Buried Excellent (SBE) title.

May 24, 2021 Paloma won Best Veteran in the Sweepstakes at the Borzoi Club of America National Specialty, handled by owner Valerie Holmes (pictured below)

In 2019, Paloma was one of the first borzoi to pass the new AKC Temperament Test (ATT). In AKC scent work, she earned the Exterior Novice title, and thus finished the SWN title. She also earned the AKC Scent Work Interior Advanced (SIA) title, the Buried Advanced (SBA) title and the Container Advanced (SCA) title. In December, Paloma defeated many of the top borzoi specials, to win the First Award of Excellence, from the Veteran class, at the AKC National Championship show in Orlando Florida.

During 2018, Paloma earned 3 AKC scent work Novice titles (SBN, SCN, SIN), the AKC Therapy Dog title and the AKC Farm Dog title, plus she continued to be shown in conformation and earned her Silver Grand Champion (GCHS) title.

August 5, 2017, Paloma wins Best of Breed and a Group IV, at the Hunterdon Hills show.

July 2017, Paloma earns the AKC Rally Excellent title, and the new AKC Trick Dog Novice title.

May 5, 2017, Paloma defeats 33 borzoi for Best of Breed at the Borzoi Club of Delaware Valley specialty show, owner handled by Valerie.

Paloma won an Award of Merit at the December 17, 2016 American Kennel Club Championship show in Orlando Florida.

Paloma is awarded the Versatility Lifetime Achievement Award by the Borzoi Club of America.

Paloma earned her Beginners Novice (BN) title in December 2016.

Paloma earned her Bronze Grand Championship June 3, 2016.

Paloma earned her Rally Advanced (RA) title December 5, 2015.

She completed her GCH in January 2015.

During 2014, Paloma earned her Rally Novice title and won ASFA coursing points.

More Wins in Conformation:  Valerie owner handled Paloma to a Group IV at the South Jersey show, 10-20-2013, judge Robert Smith.  Valerie handled Paloma to an Award of Merit at the Potomac Valley Borzoi Club specialty show, October 26.

Paloma wins in AKC LURE COURSING:

4-13 2013, Paloma wins her fourth major to finish her Field Championship.

12-23-2012, Paloma wins 2 more points.

12-8-2012, Paloma wins her third 3 point major.

12-1-2012 Paloma wins her second 3 point major.

Paloma wins a 5 point major.

Paloma wins in CONFORMATION:

  A 5 point major win at the Potomac Valley Specialty show 2012, to finish with 3 majors.  Pictured below, with judge Jane Bishop, and owner/handler Valerie Holmes.

A 3 point major win September 7, 2012

Best in Sweepstakes at the New Jersey Hound show September 6, 2012. 

WB/BW/BOS for 2 points July 19, 2012.

Paloma wins a 3 point major May 25, and 2 points the next day.

Paloma wins 2 points from the 9 to 12 month puppy class, and a Puppy Group III, owner handled by Valerie, at the Boardwalk show 2/4/2012.

Paloma wins a point over adult competition November 19, 2011.

Best In Sweepstakes at the New York Specialty, October 2011, and Reserve Winners Bitch. 

      Pictured below, with sweepstakes judge Ron Williams and owner handler Ralph Jamison

18 weeks old

18 weeks old

12 weeks old

8 weeks old

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