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Tim had accompanied his friend, veterinarian Jean
Churan, to take a Great Dane she had bred to the Martins
for showing. A Mastiff enthusiast, Tim had become
smitten with an 8-week-old fawn puppy bitch named
Kodiak's Robin in 1982 and had worked odd jobs to buy
her. " Robin " grew into a sound, beautiful mover with a
rock-hard topline.
Tim did not show Robin, but he bred her to an impresChris
has fun with Promise, left, and Marley, the No. 2 Papillon
all-systems whose impressive pedigree includes three generations
of Best in Show and Best in Specialty Show winners.
had frequent visits from a 220-pound fawn male Mastiff
named " Rush " (GCHP Millenniums Ain't No Stopping Us
Now RN FDC TT CGCA TDI) and his relatives. In their
curious ways, the gentle giants would softly nuzzle the
toy puppies.
Breeder-owners Chris Jones, a professional handler,
and her husband, Tim Plezbert, of Maple Park, Illinois,
have spent more than four decades developing the
bloodlines of her Wingssong Papillons and his Millennium
Mastiffs. They share their lives with the fine-boned,
dainty toy spaniel breed and the massive, heavy-boned
giant breed.
" All our Papillon litters are born in our house with the
Mastiffs watching over them, " Chris says.
" Mastiffs love everyone, " adds Tim. " They have such a
mellow temperament, though they can be protective if
they need to be. In the old days, they had to be tough to
guard estates and run off intruders. At our house, it is the
Papillons that rule. "
Tim and Chris' 15-acre home in the country has a show
kennel, though the handful of resident adult and puppy
Mastiffs have kennel quarters in the home's downstairs.
The Papillons live upstairs, hence their sovereign status.
When the couple met in 1988, Chris was an apprentice
working with professional handlers Bryan and Nancy
Martin of Libertyville, Illinois, while also showing the
Papillons of her and her mother, the late Pat Jones.
They had just bought their first show Papillon, " Jimmy "
(CH Ken Mar Loteki Totally Radical), who became a Toy
Group One winner.
Jimmy was a relative of the Loteki Papillons bred by
Lou Ann King, whose " Kirby " (CH Loteki Supernatural
Being) won Best in Show at Westminster in 1999, the only
Papillon to do so. Before Papillons, Chris and her mom
bred and showed Doberman Pinschers under the Black
Gold prefix.
sive male, CC Mug of Duke, hoping to build size and
throw good bone. The litter produced six puppies, and
Tim handled four of them to their champion titles.
" Bridger " (CH RR's Cambridge of Silver Reef TDI CDX
WD), " Diana " (CH RR's Lady Diana), " Dot " (CH RR Dots
Friendly Persuasion), and " Miss T " (CH RR Rolling Thunder
Miss T) carried the RR prefix, as Tim was co-breeding
Mastiffs with Denise King at the time.
" I enjoyed handling my dogs and winning, " he says. " We
had a friendly group of owner-handlers in the Midwest who
hung out at shows and went to dinner together. "
Charmed by Chris and her enthusiasm for dogs and
showing, Tim stayed in touch with her. After two and a
half years with the Martins,
Chris went to work as the
show and kennel manager
for Cheryl Wagner, who bred
Samoyeds under the Tarahills
prefix, in South Lyon, Michigan,
and later Atlanta.
While at Tarahills, Chris
1/4
showed her and her mother's
next show dog from the late
Mary Jo Loye of Auburn
Hills, Michigan, breeder of
Josandre´ Papillons. " Bugsy "
(BIS/MBISS CH Josandre´
Watchmewin) lived up to
his name winning a Best
in Show and several Bests
Papillons:
to 1/2
per day
WINGSSONG PAPILLONS &
MILLENNIUM MASTIFFS
Are Fed Purina Pro Plan
SPORT Performance 30/20
Chicken & Rice Formula
cup
Mastiffs:
8 to 12 cups
per day
*Each dog is fed individually with the amount fed
based on age & body condition
in Specialty Show.
" Our Papillon bloodline was becoming an impressive
blend of Josandre´and Loteki, a mix of pretty, fancy and
solid, " Chris says.
With her and Tim's long-distance relationship blossoming,
Chris moved home to Illinois in 1994 and started
her own professional all-breed handling business. Tim
began breeding under the Millennium prefix, and Chris
was his dog handler.
Shortly after Bugsy, Chris showed a male Papillon,
MBISS CH Josandre´ Masquerade, whom the Papillon
Club of America (PCA) awarded its top honor of Gold
Butterfly in 1997. These extraordinary males were behind
Wingssong's first homebred Best in Show champion,
MBIS/MBISS CH Wingssong Easy Does It, who at 10 months
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