Grand Champion Sid
Sid is my first ever champion. Many years ago, I was looking for a show male. I seriously looked for about two plus years. Looked at many puppies, adults. Beautiful dogs. But none caught my eye. Well, one day, I emailed a breeder that I was looking for a boy. He sent me some pics. Did not like them, same story as two years before. Then I have asked if he had young adult males. He did. Sent me the picture of Sid. Well, it took me 15 minutes and here, I found him. I flew out of state to get him. That was quite an adventure. I did not think that such a bond is possible with the adult dog. He definitely disliked me at first. I was the one, in love. He wasn’t. However, as the time went by, we became friends. He has the most balanced personality I have ever seen in a dog. He is not Mr. Personality, he is very reserved – he likes to observe. But…when it comes to the show ring, he will go in and just show his heart out. He is usually the smallest in the ring. He is very small, but heavy. He finished his championship at 11 months. Went to four shows, won three. That was a 5 point major each.
Here he is a champ. 11 months. Then he continued his show career and became Grand Champion at the age of 23 months.
At that time, AKC just rolled out the Grand Championship program. He is one of the first fifty dogs in the country, who achieved GCH title. He is also shown by my daughter in junior handling. His children and now grand children can be seen in the show ring as well. If I would have to do it all over again, would do it in a heart beat. Sid showed me at the time, when I did not know anything, what the show is made of. He is my beautiful friend, companion, show dog.
She is my first brew by champion. I did not even dream that her mother and father can surprise me like that. Her parents are both healthy, happy frenchies. I could not even imagine that it was possible. At that time, I was looking to possibly add a show dog to my family. Meanwhile, I bred her father to her mother. The health tests were done, all came out good. So, I did. Three puppies were born. One boy and two girls. I decided to keep both girls. Time went buy and Pepper remained very small, and just being Pepper – happy, barking, personable. I have realized as the time went by, that she is developing into a very nice young lady. I have shown her to the handler, but he said she was small at the time. Another year went by, I showed her myself, and of course, did not get anywhere. But Pepper’s confidence was building up. Pepper turned 3 and I realized that she bloomed even more. I have shown her to another handler and the rest is history. She went on and she won, she won again. She won two french bulldog specialties, several other big shows. Three months later, she had to be pulled back from the show because she was bred. She was bred to a beautiful, remarkable Champion Frost. She had a beautiful litter. Fast forward, she had to go back to the show ring and get one major which she was missing. She went on, and finished with a 5 point major.
She did not only excel in a show ring, but she is also a mama of 3 beautiful show boys. One is aready a Champion. He went to the same shows as she did, but 2 years later.He excelled at those shows and became a champion in 3 months. Pepper showed me over and over again, that anything is possible. I never dreamed before that I am able to breed a champion. Here I am now.
Also, I am grateful to the handler who showed Pepper. Who believed in her.
I honestly, did not even believe in her, or myself. But she proved me wrong. I am glad she did. She is a remarkable pet, a show dog and a mother.
Nemo is Pepper’s son. He got his championship pretty quick. It took him only three months. From the day he was born, I knew that he will be a champ. He was the biggest puppy in the litter. I had people on a wait list at the time for a show puppy. However, I decided not to place him and I am glad I did. He grew into a fine, beautiful boy. He was really easy to train for the show, since he is Mr. Personality. He loves people, be around people. He is natural when it comes to a show. He is a very inquisitive boy.
His puppies have the same personalities as him. He also recently discovered that he can climb some tall baby gates. Well, soon after that, one of the puppy parents ( his puppy) reported to me that she put a very tall baby gate and sure enough, her boy, climbed it. I guess it is “hereditary” :))).
He went by his mothers footsteps, the same shows as she went two years prior. Interestingly enough, he won the french bulldog specialty, but exceeded his mother and won not only “winners dog”, but also “ best of winners”.