Just a quick shout out to the pup that I was really going back and forth on keeping. While he was listed on my "Available" page, I thought that I would take him to the recent trial down in southern California to see what he might do (I like him that much). This breeding was done very specifically as an improvement on the breed standard. Mom (Havoc) has absolutely no chest, but is lacking in bone. Dad (Mack) has tons of bone, but his chest is too big and hard, so I breed the two of them hoping I would get a great chest, good bone, awesome coat, and a sweet personality, along with hunt drive. That's not too much to ask, right?
Well, I got all of the good things that I wanted. In his very first class, he showed like an absolute star. He was the youngest of all the pups showing (just turned 7 months), while the age goes up to just under a year. He was reserve Puppy Champion on Saturday and reserve best Dog Pup on Sunday. Hero's no longer available and my buttons are POPPING!