Palisade, CO  81526


***  Phone Number 970-270-3980 ***

Hi, Iíd like to introduce myself, my name is Wendy Oelrich (formerly Wendy Melnick).  I was born and raised into the sport of purebred dog showing, being mentored and guided by some of the top handlers and breeders in the business.  To my credit Iíve personally finished over 300 dogs.  Iím one of the co-founders of Kiowa Akitas.  As a Breeder/Owner Handler, Iíve finished over 50 dogs that Iíve bred or co-bred, and successfully campaigned to the top 5 or higher, numerous dogs that Iíve bred or co-bred.  As a professional dog handler Iíve successfully handled my clients dogs to Group placements and have had all my dogs ranked in the top 10 or higher of their respective breeds.  During the past seven years Iíve successfully campaigned Akitas, Siberian Huskies, Portuguese Water Dogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Australian Cattle Dogs, Shelties, and Schipperkeís.  My dogs always come first, my assistant(s) and myself donít eat, sleep or relax until all my dogs are attended to.  I treat all my clientsí dogs as one of my own, special diets are provided if needed, my dogs are conditioned to look their very best.  While on the road or at home, the dogs are rotated into the house or motel room for one on one bonding time with me.


2001 Westminster:

Shiba Inu ~ Best of Breed

2002 Eukanuba Championship:

Akita ~ Best of Breed
Akita ~ Best Bred By Exhibitor

Akita ~ #1 Breeder/Owner/Handler
Shiba Inu ~ Award of Merit

2003 Eukanuba Championship:

Akita ~ Best of Breed
Akita ~ Best Breed By Exhibitor and Group 2

Akita ~
#1 Breeder/Owner/Handler

Shiba Inu ~ Award of Merit

Bernese Mountain Dog ~ Award of Merit

2004 Nationals/Specialties:

Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals ~ Best of Opposite
Kuvas Nationals ~ Award of Merit from the Veteran Class

Siberian Huskies & Shibas

Brenda Reeves - Thunder Paw Siberian Huskies
Phone: (
303) 868-5808


Nick and Trudy Fotiades - Black Canyon Akitas
Phone: (970) 613-0470

Bernese Mountain Dogs

George and Lynn Wood - Lorien Dell Bernese Mountain Dogs
Phone: (719) 687-0270

Shetland Sheep Dogs

Janell Laurent
Phone: (602) 320-3184

Professional Handler

Randy Benz
Phone: (406) 920-2803

DVM and Judge

Dr. Carl Pew, DVM, Judge
Phone: (801) 372-1073

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