Sony, a Talisman Silken Windhound, at play at Tangaloor Silkens in Washington State

Best in Specialty Show
Talisman's Scythian Huntress CGC

2005- 2010

Gone too soon, loved so well

Sony was yet another fine example of a Talisman Super-Soaker Swamphound. She was co-owned by and lived with Alison Brendel, DVM, at Tangaloor Silkens in the desert area of Washington state.

Despite living in the desert, she still managed to find enough water to show us that she was a true swamphound, happily spending her time submerged in the water buckets, dancing through the sprinklers, snorkeling in kiddie wading pools Alison has out , and diving into any puddles of water accumulated in the very infrequent rains.

While being a predominantly white dog, in her pursuit of a desert-modified aquatic lifestyle, Sony was often brown and covered in enough mud to turn her into a desert-brown dog. Since she was Alison's only swamphound, she seemed to be trying to make up for that deficit by making sure that when she was soaked, she also got all of the other dogs wet and muddy as well. She was very polite that way.

Sony portrait, talisman silken windhound

Sony did manage to dry off at one point for a single show outing in 05, and at the age of 9 months, under judge Dennis Colbath at the Western Regional Specialty Show in Layfayette Ca, over a very large entry of 50+ Silken Windhounds, she took Best Puppy in Show, Winners Bitch, and went all the way to Best in Show! She was handled earlier on in the show by Alison and handled through to her BIS win by Kent Jones of Kumbaya Silken Windhounds.

Sony, Talisman Silken Windhound Best in Show win picture

Sony did well at obedience, and has gotten her Canine Good Citizen title!

In 2007, Sony became a Mom to a stunning little singleton puppy named Leonidas !

In June of 2008, that not so little anymore puppy took home Best Puppy in Show honors at the Silken Windhound National Specialty, and finished his titles very shortly after that. Sony's ensured her legacy will continue through her son and his pups.

Sony , Talisman Silken Windhound puppy picture

Sony's Pedigree


Height : 24 inches

Reg # : 2005-140/04

MDR1: Clear

OFA Cardio : Normal SWH-CA10/13F/C-PI
CERF : Normal SWH-118/2006--14
Thyroid : Normal SWH-TH62/32F-PI

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