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CRUISE's  as a YOUNGSTER
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How he got his name....
"Cruise" earned his name by the unique entrance he made into this world.... 
told by our vet that "Phoebe" was only having one puppy, Cruise's littermate
was born at our vet's office uneventfully and we were sent home.   

Traveling 70mph on US-95 North in Las Vegas, what a surprise to have "Phoebe" deliver puppy #2 in the front seat of the car!  He was nick-named "Freeway" by the office staff at the vet, and after we decided to keep him,
 he was re-named "Cruise.

This is "Freeway"
Freeway snuggling with Mom...
Freeway on the left, Slick on the right at 10 days
"Freeway" (Gold) at 10 days
"Phoebe" was a wonderful Mom... very attentive to her boys... here is "Cruise" with his brother - - sleeping with Mom...
"Freeway" outside at 3.5 weeks - - he weighs 5 lbs!
"Freeway" outside at 5 weeks
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6 weeks old
Freeway on the left and Slick on the right - 6 weeks
6 weeks and SO handsome!
6 weeks
6 weeks
Cruise 8.5 weeks
8.5 weeks
Cruise 8.5 weeks
Greg with Slick on the left and Cruise (formerly known as Freeway) on the right - 8.5 weeks
Cruise at 9 weeks
"Cruise" at 11 weeks of age on the ottomon in our office with his mom, "Phoebe."
Kathy with "Cruise" at 12 weeks of age in front of our Christmas tree
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
"Cruise" at 13 weeks of age
Cruise (bottom) at 14 weeks with his Mom, Phoebe (in the middle) and his Grandma, Chloe (on the top).
Cruise racing through the yard with a gleam of mischieviousness in his eye!  (4 months old)
4.5 months old
Free stacking at 4. 5 months
4.5 months
4.5 months
Cruise at 5.5 months
Cruise at 5.5 months
Cruise at 7 months
Cruise at 7 months
7 months
Cruise at 7 months
"Cruise" gaiting in the ring at the Silver State KC show  -- his first show at 6 months and 5 days old!
April, 2012
"Cruise" after a swim - 9 months of age.  He likes to hang out over the back of the couch
and see what's going on in the kitchen!
Cruise swimming at 7 months old
Cruise swimming at 7 months old in our pool in Las Vegas
"Cruise" jumping into the pool at our house in Las Vegas.  8.5 months old.
"Cruise" jumping into the pool at our house in Las Vegas.  8.5 months old.
Cruise all wet at 8.5 months of age.  49 lbs and 21.5 inches tall.
9 months old
9 months old
11 months of age
Cruise and Ilona bonding
Ilona and Cruise with their Best in Show 3 rosette!
Cruise with his buddy Keisha and owner Ilona after a walk at the beach.
March 21, 2013 - ready for the Best in Show competition
March 31, 2013:   Luxembourg -  Cruise achieving his first point towards his Luxembourg Championship winning reserve male.
Best of Breed and Group 2, November 16, 2013.  (Belgium)
We Call Him
Pictured above at 15 months of age
Beautifully photographed in the Netherlands by Ineke van Beekums
DOB:  9/27/11    GM-1: Normal      HIPS:  OFA Excellent:  7062E28M-VPI / FCI HD "A"    EYE EXAM:  07/14/15  Normal    OptiGen:  Normal     JDCM:  1:1     IC13: Normal
 DUTCH, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, GIBRALTAR, MOROCCO & INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION
September 2014
Almost 3 years old
"Cruise" lives in the Netherlands with 
Ilona Griffioen-van Beek at Casa Hoya PWDs! 
Multiple Group Winner in Europe!


FLASH!
Reserve Winners Dog
at the 2015
PWDCA
National Specialty!