Russet Leather Indian Outlaw x CH Szizlin's Ain't She Command'N JH ROM 

  OFA # VZ-11167G32F-VPI    CERF VZ-682  VZ-CA496/98F/C-VPI-ECHO   

 AKC DNA # V443911   VZ-DNA-58/S      April 25, 2006 - July 21, 2020



Ruffian was a member of the Manda-Brave Racehorse Liter, and was known in her litter of 5 girls and 4 boys as Ruffian. This was the last natural litter sired by Brave, and we feel blessed to have these babies. Ruffian lives her life with great exuberance!  she jumps all four feet off the ground like her great grandmother, Mandy, hence the Command'N in her name! Brand'A is in tribute to her daddy Brave & her mom Manda. When we picked her to stay with our family, the main reason was that there was just something about Ruffian (that was one name we considered). She continues to bring much joy to us, our little ruffy tuffy girl! her true love is hunting! she was chosen along with Vela to join Bruce on his first hunting excursion to South Dakota, and she had a blast! even though the male labradors in the hunting cabin thought she and Vela were awfully cute, and she and Vela had to spend a lot of time telling those labs to back off! and she has one pretty loud shriek when demanding to be chosen for a hunt. She is intensely sweet, with never a cross word for anyone. A very special girl.

Happy 14th Birthday
Ruffian  - March 2020
Handled By Our Friend Lisa Potts
Ruffian and Bruce - November 2019
Placing 2nd in the EGF&G Field Trial
Ruffian and Ptorrie - March 2019

Happy New Year 2019

At Age 3

Best Veteran in Sweeps VCLI Specialty (February 2017) and

Best Veteran in Sweeps and Select Bitch at the

VCCNE Specialty (April 2017)

With Hunting Buddy Ptorrie in November 2014

Ruffian at 6 months

Ruffian at 5 months

Ruffian with Raina

Ruffian at 8 Weeks (Photos By David Margolin)

and with her littermates

Ruffian at 7 months (lying down) with her mom Manda (top left), her grandmother Ptoppir (top right) and her great grandmother Raisa (top center)


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Carol B. & Bruce R. Phelps  Marlborough, Connecticut