Meet Ch. Sqwires Playing With Fire

Phoenix had her second litter of puppies at the end of July, 2007. Her three Ginger girls and her tri-colored boy are very handsome with their birth, Phoenix was ready to have her own "forever home." We are delighted that Rick and Maggie decided that she was just the right girl to add to their family. Now our special boy Ch. Bing has joined them too. We couldn't be more pleased!

Read all about Rick and Maggie's story of how they got Phoenix!


Phoenix finished her championship March 25, 2006 with her third major win.  She got her first major in Madison where she went for a warm-up for the Central States Specialty. The following week, she won the 12-18 month class in a competitive group of bitches at the Specialty. 
At the end of December, 2005, she had both her majors and needed just four single points to finish her championship. She was shown only sparingly since December due to our travel schedule and puppy plans. However, she is a lovely bitch who certainly deserved her championship. Her breeders, Gail and Mike, Sqwire Wire Fox Terriers, put half her points on her, including her first and last major. My handler and good friend, John Benoit, was on the lead for her second major and the other half of her points. Thanks go to all of them.

Phoenix has lovely head planes, has a floating side gait and one of the nicest temperaments you could ever find in a Wire. She loves puppies and is playful, but very gentle with pups of any breed. We will be breeding Phoenix in 2006 to our young dog, Hiwire Pinball Wizard and can hardly wait to see what they will produce together.

Phoenix Central States 12-18 month Bitch Win (left) and Winning Her First Major (right)

Phoenix, (Sqwires Playing With Fire) born April 27, 2004, is named after the mythical bird who bursts into flames and then rises again from the ashes.


Phoenix's Pedigree

Ch. Burrencroft Fireson of Purston (Import) "Smithy"
Burrencroft Stayfast Burrenearl Craftsman Eng. Ch. Valken Downtown Boy
Burrenlea Starlight
Burrencroft Busy Lizzie Solitaires New Friend
Burrenlane Melody
Burrenlea Moonlight Ch. Townville Tarique Ch. Gavingale Diplomat
Townville Tempo
Burrenlane Melody Ch. Burrenedge Marksman
Burrenmill Painted Lady

Ch. Sqwire's Easier Said Than Done "Easy"

Ch. Idlewilde's Ivy League Ch. Sire Sidney of Seaton Hall Ch. Cedarbriar Gucci Este Pucci
Ch. Seaton's Cedarbriar B'dazzled
Ch. Cedarbriar's Mein Leibling Can/Am Ch. Hit V D Bismarckquelle
Ch. Cadence Phantom of the Opera
Ch. Aljamar Bewitched at Sqwire Ch. Aljamar Kat Call Ch. Britework's Bold Navigator
Ch. Aljamar Cat's Pajamas
Ch. Aljamar Silhouette Ch. Woolsack Evening Flirt
Ch. Kilnhill Kopycat of Purston

Phoenix's parents, Easy and Smithy, can be seen at the Sqwire website: but here is a picture of the whole "family."  The  picture below was taken by the Obradovichs when the puppies were still with them..

Phoenix's four month pictures can be seen at Pictures.