CH Wildfire's Iconic Fire Alarm Inferno CHIC "Zip"
(CH Barb’Eric’s Blt A Better Widget x Barb’Eric Maxwell Silver Hammer CROM)
Zip is another substantial daughter of Widget. She was my pick from my first born litter co-bred with Julie Lohr of Wildfire Bullmastiffs. A lovely dark red brindle girl, she inherited all the good from both mother and father. Zip is a top of the standard, thick bitch with impressive reach and drive. The bone on her rivals many males! Her bite is WIDE and nearly level, with large canines.
Judges either loved her or hated her and I always joked that I should have shown her in Open Dog class because of her size. She did some impressive winning for a brindle bitch taking a Best puppy and a Puppy working group 3 at the tender age of 8 months. She completed her AKC championship with three majors (two of those over specials by going BOS), and finished by going Best of Breed from the classes! What a way to finish a brindle bitch…. And all Owner Handled! This dog hated to show, but did so for me. She is my heart dog for so many reasons, but especially because of what she did only to please me.
Zip produced three litters. Two litters were produced from Ch. Melkev’s Coming To Your City SROM, “Henry” and was a super producing bitch. In the first litter which isn’t even 2 years old yet, her get have won multiple Best is Sweepstakes, Best Opposite in Sweepstakes, multiple BOB’s from the puppy classes, multiple major pointed dogs from the puppy classes, and a group placing bitch all before the age of 2! Her second litter from “Henry” is just hitting the ring now and we expect great things from these guys too! Zip was bred a third time to the lovely BISS CH Banstock Bruno of the Northeast GROM OFA. That litter resulted in one live puppy (Sly) and with Zip having to undergo an emergency ovariohysterectomy due to a uterine infection that had killed the rest of the litter.
She is now in retirement and loving being a house dog exclusively.