I had attended your seminar at the Evansville Indiana Purebred Dog Breeders seminar in July 2006 with a 13 month old cream Pomeranian for evaluation. I will never forget taking him on the down and back and stopping in front of Mr. Gilbert. He just looked at him stacked in front of him for the longest time and then looked up and said, "this is a BIS dog!" Well, I wanted to let you know that you were right!!!!! "Ham" (Ch Eagle Creek's Hamin' It Up) received back to back BIS wins this past weekend at the Grayslake, IL shows with an entry each day of 1500!!!!! The best part is Ham is my very first home bred champion.....I can't tell you how proud I am of him!
RESPONSE TO JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP OPEN SENIOR DOG QUALITY
Dear Pat -
Re: your sentence.....
"The dog looked at her handler with unconditional love and tried her best."
“Will you please - in future Newsletters - give us all a head's up and alert to not read if we have already put on makeup.
Now I have to go and start all over again.
What a beautiful piece.”
Diane Young McCormack
It was a very beautiful moment for me too. That is what it is all about isn't it? How can people pass judgment on kids' dogs? Who cares as long as the relationship there.