CH Spring Valley’s Mighty Quinn of Mahana
Sire: GCH Spring Valley’s Close Hold
Dam: Spring Valley’s Extra Wicked
Whelped: September 28th, 2014
There is always room for another dog! Truth be told, I was perfectly happy with my two, but one look at this guy, and I was hooked. He was a little bit of the first two of them combined, and after I held him a few times, I had to have him. It didn’t take a lot of convincing. Once my husband saw Quinn’s photos, agreed.
Quinn’s name was inspired by my Grandfather’s middle name, Quinton, and Bob Dylan’s anthem Mighty Quinn the Eskimo, who brings joy to those around him. He has been home with us for five years now. He is everyone’s favorite…but don’t tell him that! It might go to his head.
In 2021, my breeder Marie Cotton of Spring Valley Rhodesian Ridgebacks, played matchmaker and gave us a wonderful opportunity to breed Quinn with a beautiful girl from Jeff Lentsch’s kennel Dimond Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Dimond Rhodesian Ridgebacks and Spring Valley Rhodesian Ridgebacks have kindred past going back 20 or more years when Sandra Gordon-Lentsch started in the sport. Sandy is no longer with us, but Jeff has continued on in her spirit and made his mark. Quinn was bred to RBIS GCHS CH Dimond’s Faith and High Hopes. Together they produced a stunning litter of nine, out of which came our Chaka. Chaka is just getting started, and we are thrilled to see where she will take us in our future.
His Show Career
Quinn started his Rhodesian Ridgeback show career in April 2015. It was a slow start similar to Beau’s the first month. Then he began to win and earned his championship. He took 3rd place at the RRCUS Nationals in 2015 just before turning 1 year old.
Just after turning 2 years old, Quinn was on track to earn his Grand Championship, being just three singles shy of it. However, we had just returned from living overseas. After seeing him at RRCUS nationals in 2016, I was looking forward to bringing him home and getting to know our youngest. I haven’t regretted that decision. Quinn had never lived with us, and it was time to bring our family together.
Showing dogs in those early years was a grand adventure, and one that I don’t regret. There is a discipline behind the sport and many great people you meet along the way. There is a competitiveness to it, which can be fun. I still keep in touch with many people from the club and enjoy watching our breed in the ring. I also enjoy having my pups lay by my feet all day as I work and receive their love and admiration.
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