Okay that out of the way. Over the last couple of months I've had a really hard time with decisions on the dogs. Specifically puppies. Having had a horrible experience with someone I thought was trustworthy, I had to reset myself with it came to placing puppies. Unfortunately that means that if I want it shown, I have to keep it myself or place a damn nice dog in a pet home. Now that's not bad by any means but it can be frustrating.
Back to Liz and her pat on the back. I adore Liz. She became a dear friend very quickly upon picking out her Max from the Dirty Dozen litter(can you believe they'll be four this fall?) Max has gone on to become a great conformation champion, rally novice title holder and is having a blast racking up the titles in agility. And being a big brother to the newest star, Duffy.
Now let's talk about Duffy. He's got some hair issues, yes we all agree on that. But Liz has that handled well. Just don't bath him the day before the show, he'll look like a cotton ball :)
Duffy also is rock solid in that nothing bothers him. An out of control dog with a clueless handler that both snark at him, no worries. Flips his gorgeous tail and says whatever! He can play with the best and loves Muff's lap at the shows. Jumps right up in to it, invited or not.
But Duffy is also a rock star in his own right....now a group placer! From the classes! Isn't that awesome??? Liz said that maybe it's worth it to stay for the groups now. Well duh!
For me, I was like OMG OMG OMG! Not so much for me but for Liz. They so deserved it and it makes me as the breeder of the dog, so happy that I placed the right dog with the perfect person.
Now I'll post the photo when it gets here, but in the mean time, don't you think this photos screams future super show dog?