Welcome to my showroom! On this post you will find pups I'm currently showing and in separate posts below, pups that have reached SGCh and retired! I'm a Dalmatian fanatic so they're mostly what I show, but every now and then something different pops up. I also like to write a little blurb about my dogz once they retire and here I can sometimes be a little pretentious ... but what is a showroom for, if not a place to be pretentious?! Thank you very much for looking! Comments are welcome ^^
Showroom update (22/05/21): All pups displayed here have now retired! They are patiently awaiting their retirement posts which I'm hoping to get to soon! Because I'm not smart, I have put a few new pups in the ring already, see if you can spot them in shows!
SGCh Gin/Zan's Flash of Green "Osprey"
Points: 33 Osprey is now Supreme Grand Champion! 13/03/21
SGCh Thor's/Gin & Tonic "Hendrick"
Points: 32 Hendrick is now Supreme Grand Champion! (27/03/21)
SGCh Gin's Animal Magmatism "Kviku" SGCh Bonfire x SGCh Boreal
Points: 34 Kviku is now Sureme Grand Champion! (28/03/21)
SGCh Gin's Golden Fleece "Knight" SGCh Bailey x SGCh Pawn
Points: 37 Knight is now Supreme Grand Champion! 21/03/21
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2021 12:10:08 GMT -5 by gingerade
Points: 41 Diamonds is now Supreme Grand Champion! 13/08/20 Diamonds are forever. Diamonds are also a girl's best friend (apparently). Meanwhile, dogs are "man"'s best friend. Diamonds the Dogz dog brings these phrases together. My first Petz pet back in the 90's was a dalmatian called Diamond. Now sadly long gone, Diamonds is here as a tribute. Born with sparkling eyes that suit her name and virtual immortality, Diamonds transcends the gendered connotations of the famous phrases. Forever.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2020 5:39:58 GMT -5 by gingerade
Points: 33 Elderflower is now Supreme Grand Champion! 22/08/20 "Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, and not a drop to drink," said Willy Wonka in the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). Likewise, Elderflower the Dogz dog is not for drinking, but her white spots are like bubbles in a fizzy drink, and as such she is a Sodapup! Her path to SGCh has been like that of a bubble; floating here and there, but always gradually upwards.
Last Edit: Aug 22, 2020 8:10:23 GMT -5 by gingerade
Points: 35 Kigu is now Supreme Grand Champion! 22/08/20 With Kigu's back paws matching her halfie coat, she looks like shes wearing a onesie, and with her bob tail, a bunny costume. So she is named after the Japanese "kigurumi" which are cosplay pyjamas. If a Dogz dog wore pyjamas, would they wear them like this? Kigu is blessed to spend all day everyday in pjs and she is very happy about that, bounding her way swiftly to SGCh!
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2020 6:54:18 GMT -5 by gingerade
Points: 39 Lemonade is now Supreme Grand Champion! 07/09/20 Hold up, they don't love you like I love you "Lemonade" is a 2016 mega album from superstar Beyoncé that covers emotional vulnerability, relationship turmoil and cultural heritage. She uses Lemonade to echo the phrase "When life gives you lemons ...", to demonstrate the empowering act of turning a difficult situation into a positive. Lemonade is also a Dogz dog who is oblivious to most, if not all of that. Nevertheless, her coat and fuzziness (or fizziness) mirrors the epic, flowing yellow dress Beyoncé wears in her "Hold Up" video, as she smashes car windows with a baseball bat. Lemonade has similarily smashed her way to SGCh and she too stands brightly as a symbol (if pixelated) of optimism and creativity.
What's worse, lookin' jealous or crazy? Or like being walked all over lately, I'd rather be crazy.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2020 15:15:49 GMT -5 by gingerade
Post by gingerade on Sept 15, 2020 15:37:44 GMT -5
SGCh Gin/Rho's American Venom "Marston" Bred by Rho
Points: 36 Marston is now Supreme Grand Champion! 13/09/20 The water is black with venom Marston is named after one of the main characters from the Red Dead Redemption games, following in the pawsteps of his father, Arthur. The games are set in the American West and are exquisitely rich and detailed; Marston the Dogz dog has the fuzzy look of a cowboy, and he too is full of detail with Dali spots and Mutt patches. His coat colour reminds me of snakeskin and so he just had to take his showname from one of the most important missions in the second game. Marston is part of a litter bred through Rho's stud and dam service. His mother is Rho's Stillshine, a showing super champ, and Marston has clearly inherited her skills, lassoing an SGCh trophy of his own!
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2020 16:58:34 GMT -5 by gingerade
Points: 38 Chalice is now Supreme Grand Champion! 23/09/20 Chalice is part of a Gothic-themed litter bred through Sakura’s breeding service, and is a reflection of the beauty found there! Her blue eyebrows and icy eyes contrasted against her black coat immediately struck me, and I knew she just had to be shown off! While she can give the appearance of poise and grace, she has such a playful, puppy personality; a trotter, she's constantly prancing about and so getting her a decent pose pic took a lot of patience! But it was worth it. Chalice’s show name is inspired by the story Wolfland by Tanith Lee, in which werewolf transformation is gained by drinking a special liquor. Drinking is a common theme throughout my crew lol and it made sense to me that Chalice should be a vessel of magic. Now she has a special cup of her own, an SGCh trophy!
Last Edit: Sept 29, 2020 12:31:55 GMT -5 by gingerade
Post by gingerade on Sept 30, 2020 15:02:44 GMT -5
SGCh Gin/Alohomora's The Trouble "Alice" Bred by Kathleen
Alice is now Supreme Grand Champion! 29/09/20 That explains the trouble that I'm always in ... If you haven't already, you need to discover Pogo on YouTube for awesome and ethereal remixes that use lines from films. My favourites are the Disney ones ("Upular" particularly), and little Alice here takes her showname from "The Trouble", a remix that includes clips from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It's difficult to separate the name Alice from this famous character. Alice the Dogz dog was one of my first Flea Market wins. Her big green eyes and curly orange coat were just irresistible! Her rambunctious, roly poly self could quite easily take a tumble down a rabbit hole towards weird and wonderful adventures. She has managed meanwhile to earn herself an SGCh trophy with impeccable punctuality!
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2020 15:03:01 GMT -5 by gingerade
Crush is now Supreme Grand Champion! 01/10/20 I've been having too much fun with the Sodapup breeding project and have really enjoyed showing Crush, my Ice Cream Float or Ice Cream Sodapup. Crush is the result of my first selective breeding adventure, a painstaking process, but so worth it! Her features were chosen to resemble ice cream, whilst maintaining the vibrant colour and white spots of the Sodapup. When she poses, her ears lift comically dramatically, perfect for the float theme! Her fluffiness and bright eyes make her an uplifting addition to my squad and I'm so pleased that she has her own SGCh trophy! You could say, she's Crushed it ha ha ha ha ha
Last Edit: Oct 3, 2020 18:16:56 GMT -5 by gingerade
Jaffa is now Supreme Grand Champion! 02/10/20 Jaffa is a chocolate orange with sparkling eyes that shine like sugar! He appeared quite accidentally during a breeding project, and the contrast of his eyes with his coat were really striking, I had to keep him. I confess that Jaffa entered the showring as support, a second poser for shows that required two entries. My plan was to keep him in the ring only for occasions where two pups were needed and to build his ribbon collection slowly. But it soon became clear that Jaffa commanded the spotlight himself; he would often outshine the dogs he was supporting, chosen for placement and ribbons instead! So he retires quite quickly, right behind his showmates with a sparkling SGCh trophy!
Last Edit: Oct 3, 2020 18:02:30 GMT -5 by gingerade
Snakebite is now Supreme Grand Champion! 04/10/20 I definitely didn't appreciate the glory of the Dachy coat until Snakebite came along! A pet I won from TFM was carrying the Dachy coat secretly, and the surprise litter that resulted in Snakebite also inspired a new variety of Sodapup; the Sour. Back to basics in comparison with the Float, the key feature of the Sour is the coat, as it makes the white spots super sharp and bold. Snakebite walks that fine line between sharp and sweet; his glossy coat and striking pose makes him seem quite intimidating and fierce, but he is a softie at heart and quite shy! He very kindly allowed me to spookify him for my banner and website - he suits the devil horns too well! Snakebite is also very special as he is my tenth pup to reach SGCh!
Last Edit: Oct 6, 2020 18:39:08 GMT -5 by gingerade
It's puppy time! With Snakebite recently reaching SGCh, this means I've made my tenth showing champ! This is definitely a teeny tiny milestone in The Grand Scheme of All Things, but I still wanted to mark the occasion by breeding some of my champs together. I love the idea of their offspring following in their fancy, showy pawprints and I'm currently on a short showing hiatus while I figure out my next show pups. And I've made it super easy for myself (ha!) by breeding quite a few!! I wanted to post some pictures of my favourites along with their parents together because for some reason, its really satisfying?! (Can someone explain this phenomenon?!) Don't worry, I only have three males in my retired squad so luckily this won't be quite the pup bombardment it could have been with ten SGChs!!! But who doesn't enjoy a pup bombardment every once in a while?!
AH I just find them too cute which is why I had to post! What I forgot to add to the images is that Marston was bred by Rho and Chalice was bred by Sakura! I'm really pleased with the pairings and the mix of genetics that got passed here! Obviously by 'mix' I still mean er within the spectrum of Dalmatian because I am unhealthily obsessed. I have a couple of pups in mind for my next showing adventure but this is a spoiler-free post! So please try to contain your disappointment! I will appease you with MORE PUPPIES one more (smaller) litter:
Sodafoxes?! I received the super handsome Boreal from Zan at TFM - what a glorious OW, I'd never seen it before! Obviously, my first thought was to see what it looked like covered in white spots! I'm sure one of these fizzy foxies will be heading into the showroom soon (or maybe Boreal himself!) so stay tuned. Yes, the amount of admin I need to do to my crew page is huge. Thank you for reading! As I'm sure you can tell I'm having too much fun!
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2020 17:43:00 GMT -5 by gingerade
Ahhh! This is the cutest pup bombardment! Chamouny is soooo gorgeous in particular. Can't wait to see who you show next, the ring will feel pretty different without you! (ps I can delete this if you want your showroom to be more of a record, just let me know lol!)
SGCh Gin's Awake, My Heart, Awake! "Chamouny" SGCh Chalice x SGCh Snakebite
Points: 32 Chamouny is now Supreme Grand Champion! 18/10/20 Chamouny is the daughter of two previous SGCHs, Chalice and Snakebite, and the first of the next generation to enter (and now exit!) the showring! I'm so happy that she inherited Chalice's blue eyebrows; they look quite dramatic against her dusty coat. This drama inspired her call name and show name which are from 'Hymn Before Sunrise' by Coleridge. This poem celebrates the simultaneously awe-inspiring and frightening scenery of the Alps, specifically around Mont Blanc and its surrounding rivers. Don't you think that Chamouny and her blue eyebrows conjure such a fearsome presence to rival that of a towering mountain and thundering rivers?!! I get huge enjoyment from attaching pretentious grand concepts to my pixel petz and Chamouny is equally overjoyed with her SGCh trophy!
Last Edit: Oct 24, 2020 12:37:11 GMT -5 by gingerade