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Am Can Ch Empire’s Rising Sun ROM*


"Riser" gave us the thrill of our first Best Puppy In Show. Shown in a total of seven shows to achieve his Canadian title, Riser went to the outdoor Skaha Kennel Club shows in September, 1999 with 2 points under his belt and finished at the next four shows including WD, BOS at the B.C. All Terrier Specialty, 2 breed wins over Specials, 2 Best Puppy In Groups, his Best Puppy In Show and a Group placement.

In January, 2000, Riser ventured to the big US shows and earned his first major, a 4 pointer, breeder/owner handled. He also earned 2 major reserves, one of them at the Portland Miniature Schnauzer Club Specialty.

Sent to Brenda Combs in May he picked up another 12 points and then headed off to Massachusetts looking for that 2nd elusive major. He found it at the Kenilworth K.C. Of Connecticut on July 7th, 2000 and finished his US title in style with a WD, BW, Best of Breed over multiple campaigned specials for his second 4 point major. The icing on the cake, he did it under movement specialist and Breeder/Judge, Carol Luke Weinberger. Our thanks to you. Our thanks to Elaine Young for his first major. On the way to his US title Riser had multiple Best of Breed wins over Specials and a Group 2 placement.

Riser is a Canadian top producer and * eligible for inclusion in the Miniature Schnauzer Club of Canada Register of Merit.  Daughter, Tezer, is an Australian top producer, and son Ramius & daughter Julia, are pointed in the USA.   We are so proud of Riser and his few offspring and look forward to working with his wonderful legacy .

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October 18, 1998 - July 16, 2011

Bred & owned by: Vicki & Greg Stephens

Loved & co-owned with: Greta & Bruce & Jean


Pictured winning a 4 point major
under respected Judge
Elaine Young
presented by

Finishing his U.S. title
under Breeder/Judge
Carol Luke Weinberger
presented by
Brenda Lee Combs