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1981  Joy and sorrow. Kennel Choice gets its first International champion as Wild West finishes at the young age of 3 years and 10 months. Wild West’s many wins earn him the “Afghan of the Year”, “Sighthound of the Year” and “Most Successful Show Dog” (all breeds) titles. He also gets his first Finnish Winner title at the Helsinki Winner Show. Tragedy strikes as Gunpowder dies prematurely following an accident.

Ch. Choice Gunpowder
Ch. Pacific Pride of Stormhill

1982   Puppies galore and more new blood. Kennel Choice has three litters, two of which generate some of the kennel’s most successful show dogs. Wild West’s sister Choice West-Wind Song has one puppy with Ch. El Khyrias Touch Me. Choice Star Chaser and three more future champions are born in the litter by Ch. Dynasty’s Thunder’n Lightening and Ch. Choice West Whirlwind. Wild West and Do Believe It produce their first litter, including future stars Choice Be A Pepper and Choice Boy What A Girl. Bodil spends most of the year in the United States and as a result, Wild West is barely shown. In the fall, Pacific Pride of Stormhill joins the Arlander household from California.

1983  Back with a vengeance. With Bodil back in the country, there is no stopping Wild West. He goes from win to win (11 Best of Breeds out of 12 attempts), dominating the “Afghan of the Year” and “Sighthound of the Year” competitions. Wild West finishes second in the “Most Successful Show Dog” (all breeds) competition and adds both the Finnish Winner and Nordic Winner titles to his record. Later in the year, the Wild West/Do Believe It combination is repeated, resulting in a litter including Choice Cosmic Copper and Choice Chabot Napoleon, both of whom go on to become star performers.

Ch. Choice Cosmic Copper
Wild West at Skokloster 1984

1984   History in the making. Wild West continues his amazing show career, collecting breed, group and Best In Show wins everywhere, including a BIS at the famous Skokloster Sighthound Specialty in Sweden. He collects breed wins at the three most prestigious all-breed shows in Finland, Sweden and Norway and gains his second Nordic Winner title. He breaks the record in the “Afghan of the Year” competition and becomes the first sighthound ever to win “Dog of the Year” (all breeds) in Finland. Another set of “Sighthound of the Year” and “Most Successful Show Dog” (all breeds) titles are added to his show record.