Kiarry American Foxhound Named 'Banjo' Is No. 1 All Systems
A carbon copy of Kiarry American Foxhounds before him, “Banjo” depicts the essence of the fox-hunting pack breed that originated in colonial America. BIS GCH Kiarry My Grass Is Blue, a 3 ½-year-old tricolor male, is the No. 1 American Foxhound all systems and No. 8 Hound in 2020 despite limited showing. Breeder-owner-handler Lisa Miller of Mechanicsville, Maryland, says, “An American Foxhound should have the athleticism of a Thoroughbred and be able to run for hours through fields of cover and rough terrain. Banjo stays fit running in exercise paddocks and alongside the golf cart when we travel.” The top-winning American Foxhound in breed history is MBIS/MBISS GCHS Kiarry’s Pandora’s Box, named “Jewel,” a distant cousin to Banjo, who won 68 Bests in Show and surpassed the record of 25 Bests in Show set by her grandsire, CH Kiarry’s Reflections of the Sun. Representing Miller’s fifth generation, Banjo has a soft expression and pleading eyes and is a moderate hound with a perfect topline having a slight rise over the loin. Co-breeders are Laura King, Robin Novack and Alex Romero, all of Milan, Illinois. Banjo is co-owned by Ellen Charles of Washington, D.C. The handsome hound is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.