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Am Can Ch Empire's Vanilla Bean


Thank you Judges !


 Bean finish her AKC champion title at the Bonneville Basin Kennel Association, Utah

under Judge Darryl Vice, superbly presented by Kate McMillan   !!

Bean topped off her title quest with a 4th major.

Thanks to you both!!


Bean and Vicki exhibiting at


May 8-12, 2013

Purina Farms, Gray Summit, Missouri USA


Gateway Miniature Schnauzer Club, Judge: Claudia Seaberg

AMSC National Specialty, Judge:  Clay Coady

Twin Cities MSC, Judge Klaus Anselm

Thank you Berni Taranti for the lovely ringside photos of Bean.



2013 started off with a bang !!


Can Ch Empire's Vanilla Bean

Winners Bitch  (a 5 point major), Best of Winners

Tualatin Kennel Club; Judge: Mr. Robert Paust (MO)




Bean's 2012 Yearling campaign was very rewarding.  Thank you to all the Judges who made it very special.

Bean earned both her AKC majors from the 6-9 month puppy class in January & in February finished her Canadian title shown a total of 6 times.

In June she won the Bred By Class at the AMSC National Specialty, Great Western under Breeder Judge Lynda Berar.  She then enjoyed a small specials career, it seems,

always up against some of the top dogs/top terriers in Canada and often in the company of one or 2 of Canada's top Miniature Schnauzers.


Unofficial top dog results to date have Bean at:

#5 Miniature Schnauzer, #1 bitch (Breed competition)

#6 Miniature Schnauzer, #2 bitch (Group competition)


Mr. Guy Jeavons (ON)

Group 2 !!

Alberni Valley Kennel Club


Mrs. Sharon V. Derrick  ((AB)

Group 3 !!

Alberni Valley Kennel Club


Mr. Mark S. Houston-McMillan (ON)

Group 4 !!

Alberni Valley Kennel Club





Ms. L. Millman (ON)

Group 4 !!

Fraser Valley Dog Fanciers

Davida Brown (Albany, New Zealand)

Group 2 !!

Mt. Cheam Canine Association




Judith Shurb (BC)

Group 3 !!

Mt. Cheam Canine Association




Michael Lanctot

Group 2

Cranbrook & District K.C.


Barbara Watt

Group 3

West Kootenay K.C. #6


Doreen Marsh

Group 3

West Kootenay K.C. #5


Cec Ringstrom

Group 2

West Kootenay K.C. #4


Ms. Susan Quesnel (BC)

Group 2

West Kootenay K.C. #3


Mrs. Thora Brown (ON)

Group 4

West Kootenay K.C. #1


Nancy Popovich

Group 4

Prince George Kennel Club #6

Fred Dewsbury

Group 2

Prince George Kennel Club #5

(Pictured above)


Group 2, Best Puppy In Group

Thank you Judge Dianne Ivey for this wonderful win !

Thank you Judge Wayne Thompson for her final 2 points to finish the next day !

Mt. Cheam Canine Association, Chilliwack, BC

Bean was shown a total of 6 times in Canada to earn her title.

Watch for Bean, out occasionally with Cynthia and occasionally with Vicki

Bean has both her majors in the USA, 2 X 4 points from the 6-9 puppy class

breeder/owner/handled !



An amazing first trip to the USA, winning from the 6-9 month puppy class



Winners Bitch (4 pt major)

Puyallup Valley D.F. Assn., Judge: Mr. Philip K. Frielich (CA)


Winners Bitch (4 pt major)!!

Tacoma K.C., Judge: Mrs. Ann D. Hearn (GA)



Thanks Karen Prokopetz for the lovely

ringside pictures of Bean in Portland!



above and below

more ringside pictures of Bean in Portland

by Janine




Winners Bitch & Best Puppy In Group at her very first competitive show !!

Thank you respected Judge Mr. R. Verhulst !

Elsie Murray Canine Centre Society, November 26, 2011



14 weeks old top coated today

9 weeks

Pink collar




Bred by:

Vicki & Greg Stephens, Empire

& Nita Ainsworth, Express


Owned by:

Vicki & Greg Stephens