Wishes came to us at nearly a year old from another breeding program because she needed special training. Wishes was anxious and fearful of strangers touching her, which was disclosed to me in writing prior to me getting her. I used my previous two decades experience and knowledge training fearful dogs to put in a great deal amount of work into helping Wishes. Wishes came home in September 2019. After five months of counter-conditioning and desensitization, she had made great strides in accepting a Judge's exam and she earned her UKC Championship on February 2, 2020.
Wishes was a part of our family for nearly 3 years. Wishes is a lovely, sweet girl that we enjoyed and loved greatly. She had earned the nickname "poodle blanket" at our house because she loved to lay on her people. My son gave her the name Wishes and they had formed a very strong bond. She was his Junior Showmanship dog and they were quite the team! In 2021, she earned three All Dogs Parkour titles and her Novice Trick Dog title with Do More With Your Dog, her her AKC Agility Course Test Jumpers 1 (ACTJ1), and her AKC Novice Tricks titles!
We earned a total of 7 titles with Wishes! We had also done all but Embark of Wishes health testing, above and beyond CHIC standards.
Wishes was being trained and working toward her Beginners Obedience and Agility titles and was enrolled in 4-H with my foster daughter, when we experienced an accidental pregnancy with Wishes. We were immediately honest to the co-owner. Our boy, Sunny, bred her through a fence. Both dogs were fully health tested and together they produced our singleton Miracle puppy, Moxie.
As a result of the accidental pregnancy, instead of working it out as friends, her co-owner sued for her back. We won the Michigan lawsuit, however she turned around and sued us again in Ohio. After fighting for more then a year in the court system to keep my son and his best friend together and every attempt at a fair settlement failed, the lawsuit was financially draining our family and emotionally devastating us and causing too much stress on our entire family, dogs included, and we made the heart breaking decision to stop our fight. As you can imagine, our family is devastated and miss Wishes deeply. We are thankful everyday that we have a piece of Wishes still with us as we were able to keep our special oopsie puppy, Moxie, in our breeding program. Moxie is an improvement over her mother in both temperament and diversity, and we look forward to the day we have a Wishes' granddaughter in our home, my son especially.
Here at Ghibli we are so proud of Wishes and just how far she came in her training while here at Ghibli.
Haplotypes: 1001/2001; 1001/2001
22 inches, 40 lbs
Color Tested: Bb Ee KBKB a^t/a SS
Cardiac: Normal -
Eyes: Normal -
Patella: Normal -
DM, vWD, PRA, prcd4, DB/RD: Clear
My son showing Wishes in early 2020.