VP's...We have FABULOUS news!!! Some of you know that I have totally gone to the dogs after retiring from the police department. I have really gotten into training and competitively showing our 2 Dobermans...Abbie, our female and Tanner, our male. According to AKC rules for Conformation Competition, your dog has to earn 15 points to be declared a "Champion." Simply, this means that he or she has won the overall competition against the other dogs entered in their breed. The points for the shows are determined by the number of dogs of like breed entered into the competition. Believe me, getting these total points is easier said than done and usually takes months if not years to accomplish. Have you ever seen the movie "Best in Show?" This is an hysterical comedy about folks that show dogs...it's really not far from the truth!!
Anyway...Tanner was in a show in Flagstaff, AZ this weekend. My dear friend Gerry, who breeds Dobermans and is the breeder that I bought Abbie and Tanner from, is taking care of our 2 while we're in Houston. She has also been showing dogs for years. She took Tanner and 2 of her Dobermans up there for the show and passed Tanner off to our professional handler and friend, Sara Lopez who actually took Tanner into the ring. Believe me handling the dog correctly in the show ring is not an easy thing to do.
We just got a phone call from Gerry who reported on the results of todays show for Dobermans:
HE HAS FINALLY EARNED ALL 15 POINTS AND IS A NEW AKC CHAMPION!!!
This is a really BIG deal. We're on cloud 9...so go out today and help us celebrate! YEA TANNER!
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