I have been showing dogs for a number of years now, my first show dog a Lhasa Apso 'Peggy Sue' show name MATA HARI.Peggy was still enjoying the occasional Companion show at 12 years old and still winning veteran classes.
Peggy Sue was laid to rest shortly after her 14th
I still own a Lhasa 'Pepper' show name KINGSHILL SILVER DREAM WITH JESANDAKAI awarded Best of Breed at Stourbridge Open show Dec 2005 it was a nice ending to that year. Pepper is now 16 years old slowing down a little but is the undisputed Matriarch here.
I have a son and daughter neither share my passion for showing or breeding but of my grandchildren, my eldest Paige (Danks) is undeniably smitten. Paige handled Jesandakai Magic Dancer at Crufts 2005 under Mrs. Joy Jolley she and Linus were awarded a First in Post Graduate class,his second award at Crufts,his first came from Junior class awarded a Reserve placing.
Paige is at college prior to University so has little time for all the shows but never misses Crufts.
2011 saw Jesandakai Madam Attitude awarded Reserve in Post Graduate class under Mrs.Sheila Vincent --- Handler Paige Danks.
Having competed with tropical fish, flower arrangements
cats rabbits and the odd photograph, various breeds of dogs, I must admit the Japanese Chin are some what special.