In November of 1987, and I went to my first dog show with a beagle named Buster that was mostly of field origin. This was the Terry-All Kennel Club in Denver, ailment CO. Buster won that day and started a journey with this breed that has now spanned over 20 years. From about 1990 (when my first litter was born) until 1996, buy I bred under the prefix “Pennock’s” and produced several lovely litters. I then took a brief hiatus from showing and breeding from 1998 until 2001. My first venture back into the dog show world was when I judged sweepstakes at the RMBC inaugural show in Greeley, CO August 2001. I re-entered the show ring that same summer, showing a daughter of Charlie (BIS Ch. Pennock’s Tymes A Wastin) for a friend. I realized instantly how much I had truly missed showing, and spent the next couple of years showing dogs here and there for others and attending dog shows. In December 2003, Jester was born to this same daughter of Charlie and in February of 2004 he joined our family. My husband Barry has now discovered the joys of beagles, first with Chrissy, followed by Jester and now with Dancer, Lauren Bug, Moe and Inky Dinky Doo.
While Barry prefers the sidelines and the title of “official photographer” at most shows, he has truly come to love the breed and enjoys watching “the kids” show and perform at events.
In December 2007, I obtained my provisional judging status for beagles and was approved for beagles in December of 2009. I was chosen to judge my breed at the 2013 National Beagle Club Of America show in Tucson, AZ . This truly was the honor and the experience of a lifetime, one I will never forget.
I am now looking forward to judging The Phoenix Arizona Beagle Club Specialty in February of 2016 and The Beagle Club of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, April of 2017.
In 2007 Barry and I adopted the Alpenglow prefix. Alpenglow is a beautiful optical phenomenon that looks like a red glowing band. It can be observed at sunset in mountainous areas. We found this fitting for our dogs and us who live in the Boulder, CO foothills.