Jazz is my first pure-bred dog – we've always gotten rag-tag mutts from who-knows-where -- and I sure never expected her to be a show dog! And I certainly never thought I'd get so caught up in the excitement.
With this breed I thought it'd be best to get a puppy and raise it with my kids.
I didn't think that would fly with Darren because we've never paid for a dog! LOL I couldn't imagine him taking that leap from "free" to cold hard cash.
But, he did, and he hasn't regretted it for a minute.
ANYway, long story short. Bryan requires that his puppies be in one show at six months. Okay, we went along with that, thinking it'd be a one shot deal, fulfill the contract, and carry on. Well, the pins-and-needles kicked in as soon as she entered the ring. Then The little stinker won that show! I was so surprised, and surprised at how excited I was.
Bryan asked if I'd like to keep her going . . . . and here she is today, two points shy of her championship.
It IS fun; a lot more fun than I thought it would be before it was my own girl out there in the ring. I never thought I'd get caught up in something like a dog show -- used to always refer to "those sheeshy-foo-foo" dog show dogs, and I sure never wanted one.LOL --. And now I can't understand how the "real" show people remain so calm!