Norwegian Elkhounds were my first love and will always hold a special place in my heart! 

This was my ever faithful friend "Mariah" Norlander's Midnight Fantasy.  Even though she wasn't an AKC Champion, she had a very special place in my heart.  Lost her June 3, 2009.  It was one of the hardest days of my life saying goodbye.


My daughter Nicole with Grady & Mariah.  This was taken November 2008 by Vavra Photography.

Mariah celebrating the Holidays with her "antlers"

What a funny girl!


This photo was taken 4 days before we had to say goodbye.  Rest in Peace sweet girl!

Ch. Stilhaven's Jack Daniels & I winning the Pacific Northwest Regional Junior Handling Competition in 1978 in Monroe Washington.

Ch. Forest Hills Chance - Awarded Best of Breed the day after the PSNEA Specialty in 1994 over top competition.  That was a very thrilling day!  I loved showing him!


Ch. Norgren Pacific Pride being awarded WD, BW at the PSNEA Specialty August 1993.  Myself handling


Norwegian Elkhound Association of America 1990

Forest Hill Chance awarded Winners Dog from the 9-12 puppy class

Breeder judge from Norway (I cannot remember the gentleman's name)

Ch. Forest Hills Chance - One of my favorite dogs to show!

Ch. Oakwood's I'll Fly Away, CD - 'Rebel'  This was a bitch we purchased from Oakwood Kennel ( Sylvia Sizemore) I trained her myself and finished her Championship in 6 shows including a PSNEA Specialty WB, BW!  I also, obtained her CD title.

Ch. Norgren I Love Lucy - 'Lucy' I showed her in Juniors quite often as she was very showy.  This is at the Enumclaw show, but I don't remember the year!

My Dad (Grenville, G.J. aka "Buzz" Sawyer) & I showing Bud & Lucy - Ch. Norgren's When You Say Bud & Ch. Norgren's Limited Edition in the 70s at ??? So long ago, I cannot remember, but it was a family affair!

Nicole following in her mother & grandmother's footsteps, showing a Norwegian Elkhound at PSNEA Specialty and winning Best Junior Handler in 2010

Nicole showing 'Radar' in the Veterans Class at PSNEA Speciaty 2010